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What's in this article?
  1. Import Vehicle Into Usa From Austria
  2. Cost & Time Examples For Import A Car From Austria
  3. How We Import Vehicles Into Usa From Austria
  4. Shipping Arrangements To Closest Ports
  5. Paperwork
  6. Quotation
  7. Shipping
  8. Delivery
Importing A Vehicle From Overseas Into The US

Import Vehicle into USA from Austria

Importing a vehicle from overseas into the US is a tasking job by itself. It’s even more tasking if you are importing a vehicle from an overseas landlocked country such as Austria. Landlocked countries don’t have shorelines or ports where cargo ships can dock and get loaded from a harbor. For this reason, most clients find it difficult to import vehicle into USA from Austria. You need a car shipping company with the resources, experience, and familiarity of the entire region on the land-locked country, including its neighboring countries that offer international serving ports.

In the case of Austria, most imports and exports are done by air. For luxurious vehicles, air freight can be opted for. However, the cost will definitely be higher as airlifting cargo is just naturally expensive and aircrafts don’t offer the same “cost pooling” as cargo ships do. Cargo ships are large and therefore able to ship several hundred vehicles in one trip. This lowers the cost per individual client as the overall cost is pooled together and shared by all clients shipping the vehicles.

A-1 Auto Transport Inc. is a leading car shipping company. Having been in the car industry for decades, we know the ins and outs of the business. Our services cover car importation from overseas, including Austria. We know the economy workings of this 32,386 square mile country in Central Europe, especially the export aspect of it. It is for this reason that we boast of offering the best import vehicle into USA from Austria services.

Cost & Time Examples for Import a Car from Austria

From/ToOceanGroundEstimated Time
Austria to (New York port) to New York, NY$2500$27519+5 days
Austria to (California port) to Los Angeles$5500$35038+5 days
Austria to (New York port) to Boston, MA$2500$40019+5 days
Austria to (California port) to Las Vegas, NV$5500$45038+5 days
Austria to (California port) to Seattle, WA$5500$55038+6 days
Austria to (New York port) to Detroit, MI$2500$57519+6 days
Austria to (New York port) to Chicago, IL$2500$67519+6 days
Austria to (California port) to Denver, CO$5500$77538+7 days
Austria to (New York port) to Memphis, TN$2500$80019+6 days
Austria to (California port) to Dallas, TX$5500$1,02538+7 days
  1. *Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.
  2. *Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.
  3. *Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.
  4. *Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.
  5. *Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.
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How we import vehicles into USA from Austria

Shipping arrangements to closest ports

Since the Republic of Austria is a landlocked country, car shipping through ocean freight has to involve crossing borders into countries with international serving ports. For clients opting to ship their car by air, the closest cargo airline is identified, then the second stage gets underway. For ocean freight, however, arrangements have to be made to transport the car to a coastal country. The coastal countries neighboring Austria include Germany to the North, and Slovenia & Italy to the south.

Foreign relations play a huge role in this, but the three countries; Germany, Slovenia, and Italy, have sound trade relations. Distance wise, Slovenian and Italian ports are closer to Austria than German ports. Italian ports, on the other hand, are bigger than Slovenian, making it the most ideal coastal country to use.

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The involvement of coastal countries in order to import vehicle into USA from Austria requires heavy paperwork. This includes cargo permits, taxes, customs, duties, and freight records. Our team, having done this for decades, will take the client through the entire process. We aim to involve our clients as much as possible in order to make them feel confident in our services.

So don’t you worry; we will do all the heavy lifting.

For vehicles being airlifted straight from Austria, the paper work is substantially less as no borders are crossed. The paperwork mostly consists of export documents, besides from normal inspection reports done by the car hauler.

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Once we have mapped out the entire transport process, we then go ahead and offer our clients a quote of the entire transport process. Normally, the quotation is dictated by the vehicle make and model, customs fees, duties, and taxes. Hauling the vehicle(s) from Austria to the coastal countries will add to the costs. The farther away the port is, the higher this cost will be. But we can advise you on the closest/cheapest port to use.

Shipping by air, on the other hand, is rather straight forward. The air freight charges are reflected onto the cost estimator and you are provided with the quote right from our site. We have a comprehensive cost calculator that will provide an estimated cost of the entire job in US dollars. The sensitivity of foreign relations, customs, duties, and currency, however, limits us from giving a perfect quotation, but we come quite close. Our estimated quotes are correct and realistic, with only a small chance of variation.


Once the mission is a go, the vehicles are hauled to the respective shipping terminals. Upon arrival at the port or airport, a vehicle hauler inspection is done and a report is drafted. The vehicles are then loaded onto their respective vessels and they start making their way to you. A-1 Auto Transport Inc. provides real time GPS tracking for clients to monitor their shipment in real time.

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Upon arrival on US waters or soil, the vehicle is then delivered to the client as per the agreed terms; door – door or terminal delivery.

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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.

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