How Much Will It Cost to Ship a Car from the USA to Ireland?

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How Much Will It Cost to Ship a Car from the USA to Ireland?

When you ship a car to Ireland through experienced transport services out of the U.S., you can expect your car to arrive safe and sound. Sending your vehicle through professionals is the only way to guarantee its delivery.

With all that is entailed in the process of shipping, you’d expect the services to cost more than you could afford. Actually, they’re quite affordable.

It’s too hard to give anyone an exact shipping rate without a few details. To receive a quote most transport companies ask that you provide them with the make and model of the car, the preferred shipping services, and other bits of relevant information. They will then estimate how much your car’s transport will cost. Try to collect several quotes before selecting a transport service to deliver your car in Ireland.


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Transport Services and Their Costs.

The shipping services chosen affect how much you’re expected to pay. Some shipping services cost more than others. For instance, container shipping services offer more protection and a way for you to ship other belongings with your car. This service costs more than open air methods, usually starting at a thousand dollars and increasing from there.

Open air shipping methods are also referred to as RO/RO transport. This is the least expensive method and a highly preferred service among dealerships and manufacturers. Unfortunately, not all seaports are accepting of this open air service, but your transporter will plan accordingly if RO/RO services are desired. This service runs anywhere from a few hundred dollars upwards to a thousand, depending on the distance and other relevant details.

Aside from the services purchased, tax and duty rates will apply. These are charged by the country of Ireland and not by the transport company. The Embassy of Ireland can provide you with the latest percentage rates based off the value of the car being shipped. They also hold all information regarding the import laws.

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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