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
|France to (New York port) to New York, NY||$3000||$275||14+5 days|
|France to (California port) to Los Angeles||$4000||$350||22+5 days|
|France to (California port) to Las Vegas, NV||$4000||$450||22+5 days|
|France to (California port) to Portland, OR||$4000||$475||22+6 days|
|France to (California port) to Seattle, WA||$4000||$550||22+6 days|
|France to (New York port) to Columbus, OH||$3000||$550||14+5 days|
|France to (New York port) to Charlotte, NC||$3000||$575||14+5 days|
|France to (New York port) to Atlanta, GA||$3000||$700||14+5 days|
|France to (California port) to Denver, CO||$4000||$775||22+7 days|
|France to (New York port) to Houston, TX||$3000||$1,075||14+7 days|
- *Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.
- *Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.
- *Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.
- *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.
- *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.
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.
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.
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.
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.