Car Shipping Costs

How much does it cost to ship a car overseas?

The costs for shipping your car vary depending on a number of factors. These include; distance travelled, destination duties and taxes, the type of service required and the make and model of your vehicle. As a guide, shipping from the UK to Cyprus costs £494, whereas shipping a car to Australia costs from around £743.

The time it takes for ships to reach their destination is also a factor, as well as the amount of traffic moving to or from that part of the world. Shipping lines may offer very attractive car shipping rates due to large volumes of return traffic from a particular country.

The shipping costs also reflect the size of the vehicle being shipped. A normal saloon car will carry a lower rate than say a long wheelbase Land Rover or a people carrier as they take up less space on the ship.

International Car Shipping Costs from the UK

Port Country Car Shipping Costs
Abu Dhabi UAE £825
Adelaide Australia £784
Alexandria Egypt £960
Altamira Mexico £890
Ashdod Israel £903
Auckland New Zealand £643
Bahrain Bahrain £825
Baltimore USA £597
Basseterre Saint Kitts £1,348
Beirut Lebanon £899
Bridgetown Barbados £1,348
Brisbane Australia £784
Brunswick USA £765
Cape Town South Africa £850
Cartagena Colombia £944
Casablanca Morocco £663
Castries Saint Lucia £1,348
Charleston USA £765
Civitavecchia Italy £653
Dammam Saudi Arabia £825
Degrad Des Cannes French Guiana £1,361
Der Es Salaam Tanzania £912
Djibouti Ethiopia £987
Drammen Norway £623
Durban South Africa £745
Fort de France Martinique £1,211
Freeport USA £851
Fremantle Australia £784
Galveston USA £973
George Town Grand Caymen £3,100
Georgetown Guyana £1,598
Halifax Canada £925
Hamad Port Qatar £825
Hamilton New Zealand £1,069
Hong Kong China £450
Jacksonville USA £597
Jebel Ali UAE £825
Jeddah Saudi Arabia £712
Kingston Jamaica £1,056
Kuwait Kuwait £825
Laem Chabang Thailand £753
Limassol Cyprus £494
Livorno Italy £653
Lyttelton New Zealand £643
Manzanillo Panama £1,265
Maputo Mozambique £912
Melbourne Australia £784
Mombasa Kenya £912
Napier New Zealand £643
Nassau Bahamas £1,265
Nelson New Zealand £643
New York USA £911
Palermo Italy £751
Paramaribo Suriname £1,598
Piraeus Greece £751
Point A Pitre Guadeloupe £1,211
Port Au Prince Haiti £1,265
Port Chalmers New Zealand £643
Port Elizabeth South Africa £896
Port Hueneme USA £1,231
Port Kelang Malaysia £916
Port Louis Mauritius £1,387
Port of Spain Trinidad £990
Roseau Dominica £1,348
Salerno Italy £653
San Diego USA £1,231
San Juan Puerto Rico £1,056
Santa Marta Colombia £1,056
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic £1,265
Savona Italy £653
Setubal Portugal £616
Singapore Singapore £450
Sohar Oman £825
St Georges Grenada £1,348
St Johns Antigua £1,348
Sydney Australia £784
Tacoma USA £1,339
Tamatave Madagascar £1,287
Tangier Morocco £954
Tarragona Spain £602
Taupo New Zealand £1,128
Tauranga New Zealand £643
Toyohashi Japan £895
Valencia Spain £570
Valletta Malta £773
Vancouver Canada £2,314
Vera Cruz Mexico £890
Walvis Bay Namibia £950
Wellington New Zealand £1,216
Yangon Myanmar £2,051
Yokohama Japan £895
Car Shipping Costs

A UK collection service for your car to be collected and delivered to the UK port of departure is also available. Collection and delivery charges vary dependent on the distance from your home to the port of exit or warehouse loading point.

The above costs table is for are port to port shipping only and does not include additional charges for UK documentation, loading costs or insurance.

Don’t forget, duty and taxes and customs formalities are also not included, these will vary from country to country.
Please check with us on what additional costs are involved or check out our individual country guides.

For an accurate cost to ship your car, tailored to your requirements, simply complete the car shipping quote form or alternatively if you would just like to ask us a quick question you can contact us here.


As a guide, for a car to be collected from London and delivered to Southampton the cost will be £159. If you wish to deliver your vehicle to the port yourself you can, however please pre-book your car before travelling to the port so we can arrange necessary customs and dock gate passes.


We provide marine insurance cover for all cars shipped, with cover being in place from the time we collect your vehicle, or take it over at the port of exit if you deliver to the port yourself.

For further details on insurance cover please see our Car Shipping Insurance page here.

Seasonal Variation

While car shipping rates themselves are not seasonal, shipping lines do vary rates for a number of different reasons. Factors such as changing rates of exchange, changes in oil prices and fluctuations in the number of cars being shipped to and from particular places in the world can all have an impact on car shipping prices.

To give you the best possible price, we check with all major car carriers and offer you the best car shipping rates and services available at the time of your shipment.

For details of services we offer, please see the Auto Shippers Car Shipping home page
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