Is the Cost Worth It to Ship a Car to Germany?

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Is the Cost Worth It to Ship a Car to Germany?

All potential shipping customers wonder if it’s worth the cost of shipping services to have their car imported into Germany. Well, it definitely is. In fact, shipping services are worth every cent spent and most transporters will even try to customize the shipping process to better suit your needs and budget.

Shipping a car to Germany is actually easier than it is to ship a car to a majority of other countries and you may even benefit from tax breaks.


A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.


Things that Affect the Cost of Shipping through Professionals.

  • The brand and model of the vehicle.
  • The weight and condition of the vehicle.
  • The shipping services desired.
  • The way of transport you choose to have your car delivered in.
  • The distance that must be traveled during the process of shipping.

To get a better idea of what you might pay for professional shipping services to Germany, receive a free quote. After providing the transporter with the above details and any other requested information, they can give you an estimate before you decide to hire them for the job.

Things that Affect the Taxes Associated with Vehicle Import.

  • The age and condition of the vehicle.
  • The brand and model of the car.
  • The purpose of the vehicle.
  • Passenger capacity.
  • Vehicle weight.
  • Your residency status.

As a general rule, the duty on imported autos in Germany is 10% and there’s also a value added tax (VAT) of 20%. For motorcycles, the duty is usually between 6% and 8%. For more information about the value added tax for import into the country, call the Embassy of Germany.

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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