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Ship Car To Hamilton

🇨🇦 Canada, (CA)

What's in this article?
  1. Car Shipping Hamilton
  2. Shipping A Car To Hamilton From The United States
  3. Cost & Time Examples For Shipping A Car To Hamilton
  4. Location
  5. The Shipping Process
  6. Customs And Regulations
  7. Important Documents
  8. Last-Minute Checks
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Car Shipping Hamilton

Shipping a Car to Hamilton from the United States.

Transporting your vehicle into Canada comes with a set of government regulations and taxes – when you’re busy organizing the rest of your move, this headache is the last thing you want to deal with. The good news is that A-1 Auto Transport can not only provide you with world-class shipping service, but will also walk you through the importation process. A-1 has decades of experience in shipping cars from the US to a number of different locations in Canada.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Hamilton

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated Time
San Jose, CA to (California port)
to Hamilton
$200$7005+8 days
Boston, MA to (New York port)
to Hamilton
$400$9005+11 days
Hamilton to (California port)
to Las Vegas, NV
$450$7005+8 days
Hamilton to (California port)
to Portland, OR
$475$7006+8 days
Seattle, WA to (California port)
to Hamilton
$550$7006+8 days
Hamilton to (New York port)
to Columbus, OH
$550$9005+11 days
Hamilton to (New York port)
to Detroit, MI
$575$9006+11 days
Chicago, IL to (New York port)
to Hamilton
$675$9006+11 days
Denver, CO to (California port)
to Hamilton
$775$7007+8 days
Hamilton to (New York port)
to Houston, TX
$1,075$9006+11 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.

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*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.

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Location.

The port city of Hamilton is located in southern Ontario, on the west end of the Niagara Peninsula. As the center of the densely populated industrial region known as the “Golden Horseshoe”, Hamilton features excellent trade connections and infrastructure. Large freight like vehicles is easily managed via water, rail, or road, with transport lines reaching further inland.

The Shipping Process.

Consider which method of shipping is most appropriate for your situation:

  • Container Shipping – With this enclosed shipping style, the car is loaded into a cargo container, which is in turn placed aboard the carrier. This may be the preferred style for those with especially valuable vehicles, as it offers unparalleled protection.
  • Roll-on/Roll-offShipping – Ro/Ro shipping sees your vehicle driven aboard the carrier directly, without the use of a container or other package. This is a more economical choice, and is still remarkably safe thanks to the straps securing the vehicle tightly in place.
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You also have a choice in delivery – pick between door-to-door service and terminal-to-terminal service. As the name suggests, door-to-door service has the car is collected right from your doorstep, and delivered to your location of choice within Hamilton. Terminal-to-terminal shipping, on the other hand, tasks you with dropping off the car at a terminal of departure in the US, and collecting it on arrival in Hamilton.

Customs and Regulations.

Be aware of the following rules and regulations regarding shipping vehicles into Canada. A fuller list is available on the Canadian Customs website.

  • You will have to pay customs duty on any vehicle imported into in Canada. The exact amount will vary based on vehicle specifications.
  • Like many other countries, Canada has a limitation on the different types of vehicles that can be imported. You should check with the Canadian Registrar of Imported Vehicles to ensure that your car is not on the restricted list.
  • You must submit a copy of the ownership title to the Canadian Customs at least 72 hours prior to crossing the border, in accordance with the US Custom 72 Hour Export Law.
Important Documents.

Thanks to close cooperation between governments and similar standards, US citizens will find that it’s a relatively simple process to pass your vehicle through Canadian customs, in comparison with many other countries. You will, however, need to be prepared to present the original title of your vehicle (or a DMV-accredited copy), and a copy of your own passport or other photo ID. Without these, your vehicle will be denied entry.

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Last-minute Checks.

Follow these guidelines to prepare your vehicle physically for the shipping process.

  • The car should be emptied of personal items – unfortunately, we cannot recommend using your vehicle as a shipping container itself!
  • In order to speed through the inspection process, the car should be washed and cleaned thoroughly, both inside and out.
  • The battery charge must be checked and the tires must be properly inflated. Disabling the alarm system is recommended, to preserve battery life.
  • The fuel tank should be left about one-quarter full, as this makes the process of loading and unloading the car easy for the movers.
  • For the protection of your vehicle and others, it must not be leaking any fluids – so check the oil, transmission, and coolant systems.
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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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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.

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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.

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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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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
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1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
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6 Fir Way
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