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How Long Does It Take to Ship a Car Overseas?

How Long Does It Take to Ship a Car Overseas?

We all love our cars. It doesn’t matter whether you drive a plain old white Corolla or a brand-new Lamborghini, cars often have immense sentimental value in our eyes. We’ve shared so many experiences with them (good and bad) and have created endless memories along the way. So, if you’re thinking of moving to another country, it’s completely understandable that you’d want to take one of your most prized possessions with you.

But shipping things isn’t cheap, is it? Heck, even the price of stamps for the regular envelope keeps getting more and more expensive. How many frickin’ stamps do you need to send a 1-tonne heap of metal to a different country? Luckily, you won’t need to cover your car in a million stamps in order to send it internationally. And actually, it costs less than you’d think!

How to work out the cost of shipping your car internationally

There’s a super simple way of figuring out how much it will cost to ship your pride and joy to your new country of residence. The Moving Team have a really handy car shipping quote estimator on their website, so head there right now and check it out. All you have to do is chuck in some details, tell them what car you want to ship and where you’re shipping it to. Then, you’ll have a quote for your car shipping.

What factors influence the price?

There are a few different factors that influence how much it costs to ship your car internationally. These include:

  • Vehicle type
  • Weight
  • Location
  • Prefered date

Vehicle type

Some vehicles cost more to ship than others. For example, a car worth $500 will cost less to ship than a car worth $5 million. Insurance costs are largely to thank for this.


Just like shipping a parcel, weight is a big factor when working out car shipping costs. Clearly, it’ll cost less to ship a motorbike than it will to ship a whopping 2-tonne Dodge Ram.

Prefered date

If the shipping date is quite urgent, expect to pay more for it. This is kind of like when you order clothes online and pay an extra $10 for express shipping. Except, shipping your car at an express rate will cost a lot more than that.

Moving your car to another country can seem like a headache at first. But once you enlist some help from the team at The Moving Company, it gets much easier. The Moving Company can ship your car to basically any corner of the globe and have helped hundreds of Kiwis like you do just that. Get in touch with the friendly team at The Moving Company and grab yourself a free quote today!

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