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Importing Vehicles into USA from France

The French are not only popular for their romance, but also for their autos. Peugeot, Renault, Citroen, Venturi, Alpine, Aixam-Mega, De La Chapelle, PGO, and the infamous Bugatti are all of French origin. Americans make up quite a considerable share of the French car market, making imports of French cars rich waters for us to cast our nets in.

A-1 Auto Transport is a formidable automotive shipping company that has been in business for over two decades now. We know the ins and outs of the business, providing the best car transport in the USA. Our services include interstate car shipping, coast to coast car shipping and international car shipping. We have state-of-the-art resources, networks and manpower to cater for clients that wish to import vehicle into USA from France.

Cost & Time Examples for Import a Car from France

From/ToOceanGroundEstimated Time
France to (New York port) to New York, NY$3000$27514+5 days
France to (California port) to Los Angeles$4000$35022+5 days
France to (California port) to Las Vegas, NV$4000$45022+5 days
France to (California port) to Portland, OR$4000$47522+6 days
France to (California port) to Seattle, WA$4000$55022+6 days
France to (New York port) to Columbus, OH$3000$55014+5 days
France to (New York port) to Charlotte, NC$3000$57514+5 days
France to (New York port) to Atlanta, GA$3000$70014+5 days
France to (California port) to Denver, CO$4000$77522+7 days
France to (New York port) to Houston, TX$3000$1,07514+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.

Our import vehicle into USA from France process

Planning the route

A journey of 1000 miles starts with the first step. But before the first step can be taken, you need to have a plan out of the route to take to reach the destination. This remains true even for car shipping. The entire route has to be planned out first.

This starts with a determination of the vehicle’s initial location. Whether it’s in a storage facility, in a person’s garage or a car manufacturer warehouse, its location is of primal importance. We use the location or coordinates of where the vehicle is in order to determine the fastest route to the most convenient sea port or airport in France. Normally, the closest one to the vehicle’s location is the most convenient, but the size of the port and whether the port serves heavy cargo loading matter too.

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Airports that only serve passengers cannot be of help. Trust a reputable car transport company that knows France in and out to offer swift services and save on time. After all, time is money. It is for this reason that A-1 Auto Transport Inc. boasts of the best import vehicle into USA from France services. The flight route also matters because any detours taken will add to the mileage of the entire transport process. This will in turn add to the total costs. The most direct route to the United States is the most preferred. Once the means of transport and routes to be taken are determined, then the next step is in order.

Cost estimation

Once we have a rough idea of the whole plan of action, we then provide clients with a comprehensive quote of how much the entire transport process; from the exact location of the vehicle in France to the designated location as requested by the client. Our international car shipping cost estimator works in a very pocket-friendly manner, taking into consideration the vehicle’s profile (car make, model, weight and year of manufacture), total distance covered, and the monies payable (taxes, customs, and duties). The quoted costs are accurate but should be treated as estimates, subject to slight changes as dictated by the actual realities on the ground.

Paper work

Every import has formalities that need to be followed. For instance, a vehicle being picked from the car manufacturer’s warehouse needs release papers. Also, before the vehicle leaves France, it needs supportive documents to grant its clearance. Such include receipts of customs and taxes paid together with any other relevant documents deemed fit by the French authorities.


Once the vehicle has the relative paperwork to support its warrant to leave France, it is cleared by the respective authorities and it makes way to the US. Shipment by air is fast and ideal where the client expects the shipment in a couple of hours or a day. Transport by sea, on the other hand, takes a longer time. The up-side of ocean freight is, it is way cheaper in comparison.

At A-1 Auto Transport, we offer our clients tracking services, allowing the clients to track their shipment in real time. The GPS real tracking services provide an accurate estimated time of arrival. This is advantageous to clients that move around a lot. The ETA allows for planning in advance, especially for clients that wish to pick their vehicle from the airport or sea port.


Once the vehicle arrives at the airport or sea port, it is cleared by the relevant authorities. From there the vehicle is shipped to the client’s address for door – door delivery arrangements or shipped to the pickup point for terminal – terminal services. The destination port can also act as the pick-up point.

Contact A-1 Auto Transport for all your vehicle importation needs today. We are here to serve you.

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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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Satisfied Customers

“Not too long ago, I’ve shipped a couple cars to California from Maine, and choosing A1 Auto Transport paid off from beginning to end. Of course, I first got a bunch of quotes from different companies. I wanted to make an educated decision, and this led me to A1, having some of the best quotes and reputation of the bunch. Their customer service was impeccable, and Joe’s knowledge of the job showed even through the initial conversations I had with him over the phone. I could reach him at any time during the day. My schedule is a bit troublesome, so I called him at 7 am and 10 pm, yet he still answered in the same polite and professional manner. My cars arrived 2 days earlier. Considering there were 6 others on the truck he picked them up with, that’s really something. There was no damage done to them during transport, though being summer, I guess pebbles and theft are the only concerns in such cases. Thank you Joe for an awesome, stress free experience!”

“The Mazda which my dad bought me last year was delivered to Nebraska right on time! My dad in New Jersey has been asking me to check on it every day, but I told him I’m receiving status updates. He was extra careful since he had a lot of issues with his previous car carrier service provider. When I checked my Mazda upon arrival, it was all good. Cannot really complain. My dad was also really happy everything went well.”

“Joe’s auto transportation services were very satisfactory. If you’re checking out this industry and don’t know who to choose, I highly recommend you try A1 Auto Transport. They are very fast to reply and adapt well to your circumstances. I was concerned the company would not be able to meet my deadlines, but Joe somehow made it happen. He also managed to get the truck to my location, despite it being a bit tricky. I shipped my car all the way to Kansas, and the driver still managed to arrive on time, both for the pickup and for the delivery. I give this service a huge thumbs up and would recommend it to anyone.”

“Thank you for your professional service in shipping my vehicle from Baltimore to Los Angeles. The Tahoe arrived without a scratch.Β Sorry that you were my second choice. The first company (U.L. out of Florida) never picked up the vehicle, then refused to refund my $200 cash deposit - then finally sent me a credit toward some future vehicle shipment - if within one year. You live and learn, I guess.”

“My vehicle beat me across the country! Thanks for the incredible service!”

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