Professional transport companies are available to anyone who must ship a motorcycle internationally. Use the Internet to find dependable shipping companies near your home in the U.S. You’ll want to schedule your bike’s overseas transport to Europe at least a few weeks ahead of time.
Take some time to look over the websites of the transporters in the area. Make sure they have a good reputation and the shipping services you need.
When you have a small list of transport companies you’d like to call, expect to answer a few questions before receiving a quote. They’ll need to receive certain information from you in order to give a more honest total. There is a lot taken into consideration, but coming up with a quote only takes minutes after this information is received.
Information Needed to Receive a Quote.
- The make and model of the motorcycle.
- The bike’s weight.
- A list of items being shipped along with the motorcycle.
- The address to where the motorcycle will be picked up in the U.S. and the address to its destination in Europe.
- What shipping services you’re interested in.
While comparing quotes, don’t immediately jump on the opportunity to schedule with the first transporter to offer the lowest rate. Compare all the pros and cons about each transporter you received a quote from. Book with the shipping company that you feel will care for your motorcycle’s transport the best.
A motorcycle’s transport to Europe may cost upwards to a couple thousand dollars depending on how you chose to have it transported. Container shipping services are always more costly than open air services since they provide more security and less risk to the bike.
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 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.