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Ship Car To Colombo

🇱🇰 Sri Lanka, (LK)

Ship Car To Colombo
🇱🇰 Sri Lanka, (LK)

The largest of Sri Lankan cities and its capital town, Colombo is also the island's financial centre. Tourists from world over love to come here and it are one of their favorite destinations. Located on the island's western coast it is adjacent to country’s Legislative Capital. Colombo is also western province’s administrative capital. A vibrant, busy, and modern place, it combines the beauty of colonial era with contemporary architecture. This quaint mix of the old and the new makes it an attractive place for visitors.

If you intend being here for work, to study or are a returning citizen, you need your vehicle. When you wish to ship car to Colombo, it makes sense to do your homework regarding the procedures and the associated requirements. Having A1 Auto Transport service assistance can take away the hindrances from the process.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Colombo

New York, NY to (New York port)
to Colombo
$275$22005+32 days
Los Angeles to (California port)
to Colombo
$350$28005+38 days
Colombo to (California port)
to Las Vegas, NV
$450$28005+38 days
Colombo to (California port)
to Portland, OR
$475$28006+38 days
Seattle, WA to (California port)
to Colombo
$550$28006+38 days
Colombo to (New York port)
to Columbus, OH
$550$22005+32 days
Colombo to (New York port)
to Charlotte, NC
$575$22006+32 days
Atlanta, GA to (New York port)
to Colombo
$700$22006+32 days
Colombo to (California port)
to Denver, CO
$775$28007+38 days
Colombo to (New York port)
to Houston, TX
$1,075$22007+32 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.

A-1 Auto Transport 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.


The most common reason to ship a vehicle involves non-residential Sri Lankan wishing to import car to the country for personal use only. If you are confused about the paperwork, connecting with an experienced international auto transporter like A1 Auto Transport service helps. As with any other shipping and transportation, there is a lot of documents and paperwork that is involved. The main requirements of the Sri Lankan customs department includes

  • 6 months minimal Sri Lanka resident visa.
  • Vehicle only for use of the license holder and family.
  • Vehicle less than 3.5 years old or new.
  • Import of the vehicle concurs with the move of vehicle owner.
  • Right-hand drive vehicles only.
  • Single vehicle import within five years is the maximum limit.

The main documents that you will need to show at the time of import are vehicle owner passport with the copy, driver’s license, vehicles registration, and visa details. You will also need to show documents that proves your Sri Lankan residence. This includes departure, arrival, and staying reasons. Ideally, you should check with Sri Lankan embassy in USA, the authorities or the clearing agents at our company to understand the procedure thoroughly.

Shipping methods.

There are two broad shipping methods that people select for transporting their personal cars. These include:

  • RORO: This is Roll-on/Roll-Off method where the car is driven onboard the freight ship ad driven off at Colombo. It is the most convenient way of sending your vehicle to Colombo. However, as the cars are harnessed onto an open deck, no personal belongings are allowed. You are required to remove the air conditioning gas and leave only a quarter tank of gas.
  • Container Shipping: If you are looking to send the car along with other household goods to Colombo, hiring a 20 feet container or 40 feet might suffice. The car is secured from the ravages of weather and secured within the container.

Sri Lankan guidelines.

They will give you the latest information along with related regulations and rules. Some of the basic guidelines are the following,

  • You can only import right-handed vehicles.
  • No mortgages or associated lease agreement.
  • You cannot take it out when traveling outside Sri Lanka.
  • Proper vehicle registration number.
  • After vehicle clearance you need to register it in the name of the owner within two weeks.
  • Applicant cannot use own funds for vehicle purchase.
  • You will need to submit all the support documents related to your car.
  • Your vehicle need to be completely operative for shipping.

Take care of these rules and regulations to remain on the right side of customs when bringing your car inside Colombo. Upon arrival, you will need to pay the associated taxes and custom fee. For information and the latest changes, it is best to consult the Customs Department of Sri Lanka.

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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. 

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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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