Costa Rica Flag
Ship to or from Costa Rica (CRI)
How much does shipping your Vehicle cost?
Free Instant Online Calculator based on quotes from Trusted Auto Shipping Companies
Customer Images
people shipped using A-1 Auto Transport last week

Joe brought me peace of mind. I can’t thank you enough for being so reliable and trustworthy

Joe brought me peace of mind. I can’t thank you enough for being so reliable and trustworthy

+2 million
Delivered
services
+190
Countries
served
97%
of customers
recommend us

How Do I Ship My Car to Costa Rica?

Costa Rica (CRI)

Car Transport Costa Rica

Importing a car is easy to do today with so many reputable importers available. Shipping a car out from Miami's port will cost approximately $1,000 or less. If you need someone to come and get your car and drive it to the port for you, there is a fee for that but it will be more convenient for you.

If you are closer to the west coast, you can make arrangements to have your car shipped from a port near you instead. Once your vehicle is shipped, you will be able to pick it up in Moin or Limon, which are ports located in Costa Rica, along the Caribbean cost.

Before your car can ship anywhere, ask about how do I ship my car to Costa Rica? It must pass the emissions standards and this test can be done right in the United States, before you even leave. It's important to also consider what you will do if your car breaks down on your while in Costa Rica. There are automobile repair shops there and labor is fairly inexpensive, the part may be hard to find. Costa Rica is not prepared to work on American made or European vehicles. If your car is a vintage, you will certainly have a difficult time getting the parts to it, if you need it.

A-1 Auto Transport Ships Worldwide.

Get a Free, No Obligation to Buy, Auto Shipping Quote.

Get my free quote now

or call us to do it for you:

Fastest Way To Ship Internationally Costa Rica

For the most part, the roads are all paved and the driving conditions are good. Most of the regions are connected by maintained roads. Secondary roads could pose a challenge for anyone who is not expecting it and has no experience driving in Costa Rica. The secondary roads are not normally maintained and are in rural areas where it is isolated. If you are living in the country, then you may want to have a four-wheeled drive to get you back and forth and not a sedan. Always make sure that your vehicle is in good enough shape to drive around rough terrain before you allow it to get on the boat to depart. Your vehicle will still be inspected once it reaches the port by Revision Tecnica de Vehiculos, or RTV. They will inspect it before you are allowed to have it. They will inspect all the lights, breaks, any safety features, and more. It's mostly an annual inspection of your vehicle.

The shipping company that you hire will help you with all the customs paperwork to ensure that you have everything you need to import your car. This is very beneficial if you don't speak Spanish. Once the paperwork is filled out, you will need to prepare to pay all import duties and taxes for your import. The amount you pay will be based on the value of your vehicle in Costa Rica, not so much the blue book value as what is used in the United States to determine the value.

Options such as power windows, optional stereo system, and alloy wheels are also considered when determining the amount of duty you will need to pay. The condition of the vehicle along with the mileage will not normally play an important part in the value. The values of the vehicle in Costa Rica will most likely match the blue book value in the United States because the government will use a market value calculator and ensure that all features are accounted for before obtaining the price. Vehicles that are more than six years old will pay 73% value tax. Vehicles one to five years old will pay 52%. You can calculate the value of your car by using an online calculator to do so.

You will need to register your vehicle once it arrives in Costa Rica. You will be responsible for registering your vehicle and obtaining temporary tags to put on your car. The newer your vehicle is, the higher your fees will go. You also need to factor in auto insurance. You most likely have insurance already but it may be a good idea to check on extra protection. You may qualify for state run insurance through Instituto Nacional de Seguros, also known as INS. You can find out more about these quotes through a local attorney, which can offer services at a lower cost. While this all sounds overwhelming, it's not that hard to do however, your other alternative is to buy a car in Costa Rica instead.

Best Way To Ship Overseas Costa Rica
Share this content on social media
for a chance to get up to 15% off your next shipment.
Copy link

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

Email Me


Testimonial
Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

...my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

Testimonial
Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

A1 Auto Transport... From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

Testimonial by Cristine Benoit
Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them... Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport.

Testimonial
David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

Visit our social, and see for see what our clients saying about us

Auto Shipping to or from Costa Rica

International Auto Shipping

Ship Car To Aalborg

Denmark (DNK)

Ship Car To Aarhus

Denmark (DNK)

Ship Car To Aberdeen

United Kingdom (GBR)

Ship Car To Abha

Saudi Arabia (SAU)

Ship Car To Abobo

Guinea (GIN)

Ship Car To Abovyan

Armenia (ARM)

Ship Car To Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates (ARE)

Ship Car To Adama

Ethiopia (ETH)

Ship Car To Adana

Turkey (TUR)

Ship Car To Adelaide

Australia (AUS)

Ship Car To Aden

Yemen (YEM)

Ship Car To Afghanistan

Afghanistan (AFG)

Ship Car To Ajman

United Arab Emirates (ARE)

Ship Car To Akranes

Iceland (ISL)

Ship Car To Aktobe

Kazakhstan (KAZ)

Ship Car To Al Ain

United Arab Emirates (ARE)

Ship Car To Al-Ahsa

Saudi Arabia (SAU)

Ship Car To Alajuela

Costa Rica (CRI)

Ship Car To Albania

Albania (ALB)

Ship Car To Albina

Suriname (SUR)

Ship Car To Alger

Algeria (DZA)

Ship Car To Algeria

Algeria (DZA)

Ship Car To All Saints

Antigua and Barbuda (ATG)

Ship Car To Almada

Portugal (PRT)

Ship Car To Almaty

Kazakhstan (KAZ)

Ship Car To Almere Stad

Netherlands (NLD)

Ship Car To Alytus

Lithuania (LTU)

Ship Car To Amadora

Portugal (PRT)

Ship Car To Amatitlan

Guatemala (GTM)

Ship Car To Ambato

Ecuador (ECU)

Ship Car To Ambilobe

Madagascar (MDG)

Ship Car To Ambovombe

Madagascar (MDG)

Ship Car To American-Samoa

American Samoa (ASM)

Ship Car To Amman

Jordan (JOR)

Ship Car To Amsterdam

Netherlands (NLD)

Ship Car To Andijon

Uzbekistan (UZB)

Ship Car To Anegada

British Virgin Islands (VGB)

Ship Car To Angochi

Netherlands (NLD)

Ship Car To Antanifotsy

Madagascar (MDG)

Ship Car To Antigua

Antigua and Barbuda (ATG)

Ship Car To Antipolo

Philippines (PHL)

Ship Car To Antsirabe

Madagascar (MDG)

Ship Car To Antsiranana

Madagascar (MDG)

Ship Car To Antwerp

Belgium (BEL)

Ship Car To Apia

Samoa (WSM)

Ship Car To Apopa

El Salvador (SLV)

Ship Car To Arad

Romania (ROU)

Ship Car To Arawa

Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Ship Car To Argentina

Argentina (ARG)

Ship Car To Ariana

Tunisia (TUN)

Ship Car To Armavir

Armenia (ARM)

Ship Car To Armenia

Armenia (ARM)

Ship Car To Arno

Marshall Islands (MHL)

Ship Car To Arta

Djibouti (DJI)

Ship Car To Aruba

Netherlands (NLD)

Ship Car To Arusha

Tanzania (TZA)

Ship Car To Aryanah

Tunisia (TUN)

Ship Car To Asau

Samoa (WSM)

Ship Car To Ashgabat

Turkmenistan (TKM)

Ship Car To Asia

Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)

Ship Car To Asmara

Ethiopia (ETH)

Ship Car To Assab

Eritrea (ERI)

Ship Car To Astana

Kazakhstan (KAZ)

Ship Car To Auckland

New Zealand (NZL)

Ship Car To Australia

Australia (AUS)

Ship Car To Austria

Austria (AUT)

Ship Car To Aveiro

Portugal (PRT)

Ship Car To Awasa

Ethiopia (ETH)

Ship Car To Ayr

United Kingdom (GBR)

Ship Car To Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan (AZE)

Ship Car To Azraq

Jordan (JOR)

Ship Car To Bafata

Guinea-Bissau (GNB)

Ship Car To Bago

Myanmar (Burma) (MMR)

Ship Car To Baguio

Philippines (PHL)

Ship Car To Bahrain

Bahrain (BHR)

Ship Car To Bakau

Gambia (GMB)

Ship Car To Baku

Azerbaijan (AZE)

Ship car to Bali

Indonesia (IDN)

Ship Car To Balkanabat

Turkmenistan (TKM)

Ship Car To Balti

Moldova (MDA)

Ship Car To Bamenda

Cameroon (CMR)

Ship Car To Bangkok

Thailand (THA)

Ship Car To Bangladesh

Bangladesh (BGD)

Ship Car To Bangui

Central African Republic (CAF)

Ship Car To Banja Luka

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)

Ship Car To Bar

Montenegro (MNE)

Ship Car To Barbados

Barbados (BRB)

Ship Car To Bari

Italy (ITA)

Ship Car To Barisal

Bangladesh (BGD)

Ship Car To Barreiro

Portugal (PRT)

Ship Car To Barysaw

Lithuania (LTU)

Ship Car To Basel

Switzerland (CHE)

Ship Car To Bayamon

Puerto Rico (PRI)

Ship Car To Baýramaly

Turkmenistan (TKM)

Ship Car To Beira

Mozambique (MOZ)

Ship Car To Beirut

Lebanon (LBN)

Ship Car To Belarus

Belarus (BLR)

Ship Car To Belgium

Belgium (BEL)

Ship Car To Bender

Moldova (MDA)

Ship Car To Benoni

South Africa (ZAF)

Ship Car To Berat

Albania (ALB)

Ship Car To Berbera

Somalia (SOM)

Ship Car To Berlin

Germany (DEU)

Ship Car To Bermuda

Bermuda (BMU)

Ship Car To Bern

Switzerland (CHE)

Ship Car To Betio

Kiribati (KIR)

Ship Car To Biel/Bienne

Switzerland (CHE)

Ship Car To Big Bend

Eswatini (SWZ)

Ship Car To Bihac

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)

Ship Car To Bimbo

Central African Republic (CAF)

Ship Car To Birmingham

United Kingdom (GBR)

Ship Car To Bishkek

Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)

Ship Car To Biskra

Algeria (DZA)

Ship Car To Bissau

Guinea-Bissau (GNB)

Ship Car To Bitola

North Macedonia (MKD)

Ship Car To Bizerte

Tunisia (TUN)

Ship Car To Bo

Sierra Leone (SLE)

Ship Car To Bodden Town

Cayman Islands (CYM)

Ship Car To Bodo

Norway (NOR)

Ship Car To Bor

Sudan (SDN)

Ship Car To Bosnia

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)

Ship Car To Botswana

Botswana (BWA)

Ship Car To Bouake

Côte d'Ivoire (CIV)

Ship Car To Braga

Portugal (PRT)

Ship Car To Braila

Romania (ROU)

Ship Car To Brasov

Romania (ROU)

Ship Car To Breda

Netherlands (NLD)

Ship Car To Bregenz

Switzerland (CHE)

Ship Car To Bremen

Germany (DEU)

Ship Car To Brest

Belarus (BLR)

Ship Car To Brisbane

Australia (AUS)

Ship Car To Bristol

United Kingdom (GBR)

Ship Car To Brno

Czechia (CZE)

Ship Car To Bruges

Belgium (BEL)

Ship Car To Brunei

Malaysia (MYS)

Ship Car To Budta

Philippines (PHL)

Ship Car To Budva

Montenegro (MNE)

Ship Car To Bugojno

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)

Ship Car To Bukhara

Uzbekistan (UZB)

Ship Car To Bulawayo

Mozambique (MOZ)

Ship Car To Bulgaria

Bulgaria (BGR)

Ship Car To Buncheon-si

South Korea (KOR)

Ship Car To Burgas

Bulgaria (BGR)

Ship Car To Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso (BFA)

Ship Car To Burma

Myanmar (Burma) (MMR)

Ship Car To Burraidah

Saudi Arabia (SAU)

Ship Car To Bursa

Turkey (TUR)

Ship Car To Burundi

Burundi (BDI)

Ship Car To Busan

South Korea (KOR)

Ship Car To Cacak

Serbia (SRB)

Ship Car To Caguas

Puerto Rico (PRI)

Ship Car To Čair

North Macedonia (MKD)

Ship Car To Cali

Colombia (COL)

Ship Car To Caloocan

Philippines (PHL)

Ship Car To Cambodia

Cambodia (KHM)

Ship Car To Cambridge

United Kingdom (GBR)

Ship Car To Cameroon

Cameroon (CMR)

Ship Car To Can Tho

Vietnam (VNM)

Ship Your Vehicle With A-1 Auto Today
Get an instant free Quote Now

Or Call Us Today and Speak to Directly to Our Sales Team:

Our Partners:

Better Business Bureau Accredited
FMCSA Member
INC. 500 Member
VeriSign Secured
AMSA Member

A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
Copyright © 1988-2022, A-1 Auto Transport - All Rights Reserved.