Can I Afford to Transport My Car to Russia from USA – What Is the Cost of Shipping?

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Can I Afford to Transport My Car to Russia from USA – What Is the Cost of Shipping?

Importing a car into Russia from the U.S.A. is much easier when you hire skilled transport services to oversee the delivery. Many people assume that the cost of shipping a car to Russia is too much for them to afford.

However, consider the advantages associated with having a private vehicle to travel the country. In time, you will be saving yourself the stress of taking public transit or having to buy a car in a foreign country.

Shipping services are known for their cost efficiency. They are much cheaper than any alternative options you may have thought up. Shipping through professionals is also the safest and most successful way to get a car into Russia from the U.S.A.


A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.


Details that Affect the Cost of Shipping.

  • The age and condition of the car.
  • The vehicle’s model and brand.
  • The purpose of the vehicle.
  • The duties associated with the import.
  • The length of travel that’s included in the shipping process.
  • The method of shipping you chose to have the car delivered.
  • The transport materials and equipment used.
  • Insurance coverage.

There may be other fees associated with your total cost. Simply ask the customer service representative for the transport company. They can explain it to you so that you understand what is included. You can also contact the Embassy of Russia for more information on the current auto import taxes.

Russia’s Import Taxes for Automobiles.

When you ship a car to Russia, expect to pay about 25% of the car’s value in duty charges and a 20% VAT. These taxes must be paid before the vehicle is allowed to enter the country. Pay them and provide the Customs office with the proof. This is part of the process to gain approval for vehicle import into Russia.

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, Inc., including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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