Customers from Great Britain often decide on car shipping from the US. Mostly they move practical and comfortable Volkswagen vans. Of course you may also transport other vehicles. Popular are also shipping:

  • classic or vintage cars,
  • motorcycles,
  • scooters,
  • trailers,
  • caravans and
  • boats,
  • not to mention goods from the USA.

Are you planning shipping your car from the United States to the UK? The first thing to be done is to send the quote and compare the offers of a few agents. Then choose the most reputable one.

Are you planning to move to the United Kingdom? You may want to bring your classic car with you. You can also import a Volkswagen and ship it from the USA.

Shipping a car from the USA to the United Kingdom

Firstly, compare prices and availability for your port of destination. You may ship a car to:

  • London,
  • Felixstowe,
  • Liverpool,
  • Immingham,
  • Southampton,
  • and other ports.

Then, choose between two modes of transport.

You may choose popular shipping in the container. Most of the time there is an option to share one container with other customers. You can fit up to four cars in 40′ HC container.

The other way is RO-RO service from the East Coast of the US to the biggest UK ports.

Have you decided to ship a car to United Kingdom? You need to take care of the documentation. While still in the US, you need to collect:

  • vehicle title,
  • bill of sale,
  • copy of your passport,
  • as well as any other document recommended by your shipping agent.

You also need to take care of any export and import duties.

Make sure you deliver your car to the port or to the agent in a moving condition.

How much does it cost to ship a car to the UK?

Cost of car shipping to the UK depends of the type of transport (container, RO-RO) and the type of the car. Send us a free quote to receive up to date price estimation.

Moving your vehicle from the UK back to US?

If you take your vehicle abroad for more than one year, it is understood as a permanent export. What do you need to do before you move your car back? At first, you have to complete the V5 Vehicle Document, which describes the intended date of exportation.

Next, return it to the DVLC or to a Vehicle Registration Office (VRO). Here you will receive a Certificate of Export V561. It will be a confirmation of registration of your car.

Have you been registered as the owner of the car yet? Checks for entitlement may need to be made before an Export Certificate is issued. If the VRO cannot issue the Certificate, the application will be forwarded to DVLC. Then, dispatch of the certificate may be delayed while entitlement is established.

The VRO will not accept an application more than two weeks prior to the intended date of transportation. You will be supposed to submit the Export Certificate to the foreign authority if the car is registered abroad. Choosing a way of transportation, take into account such issues as:

  • safety,
  • cost,
  • state of the car,
  • type of the car.

Expensive, new vehicles should be transported in enclosed containers in which they are better protected against the damage.

Pick up your car in the UK’s port

When your car have been delivered to the port of destination the representative of your shipping agent is going to contact you to arrange customs and quarantine clearance, storage and a suitable date for collection.

Arriving vehicles are available to collect from our destination representative’s depot. Vehicles shipped by an exclusive container service are usually available to be collected from the container terminal.