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Ship Car To Manchester

🇬🇧 United Kingdom, (GB)

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  1. Car Shipping Manchester
  2. Cost & Time Examples For Shipping A Car To Manchester
  3. United Kingdom Auto Import Regulations
  4. Roro
  5. Container Shipping
  6. Other Services
Ship Car To Manchester

Car Shipping Manchester

One of the larger cities of United Kingdom, Manchester is one of the metropolitan boroughs. It is surrounded by Pennines and Cheshire Plains.  Basically an industrial city, most people move here for work and education.

If you are going to be here for a couple of months or intend staying here for a few years, having your own vehicle is necessary. You cannot always depend upon public transport to travel round the city.

With friendly and amicable relations between USA and United Kingdom, importing your vehicle is going to go smoothly if you work with A1 Auto Transport service. With over two decades of experience in international shipping of vehicles, we have a strong network of shipping agents to assist our customers.

It is comparatively easier to ship vehicles to Manchester as there are no language barriers, while all regulations are in place and followed completely.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Manchester

Manchester to (California port)
to San Jose, CA
$200$33005+35 days
Manchester to (New York port)
to Boston, MA
$400$35005+23 days
Las Vegas, NV to (California port)
to Manchester
$450$33005+35 days
Portland, OR to (California port)
to Manchester
$475$33006+35 days
Manchester to (California port)
to Seattle, WA
$550$33006+35 days
Columbus, OH to (New York port)
to Manchester
$550$35005+23 days
Detroit, MI to (New York port)
to Manchester
$575$35006+23 days
Manchester to (New York port)
to Chicago, IL
$675$35006+23 days
Denver, CO to (California port)
to Manchester
$775$33007+35 days
Houston, TX to (New York port)
to Manchester
$1,075$35007+23 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.

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United Kingdom Auto import regulations

There are specific rules laid down for vehicle imports to United Kingdom and the eligibility criterion is mentioned in Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations 1989.  You need to put in a notification application to inform the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) about bringing in the vehicle to Manchester.

There is a lot of stress on adherence to safety and emissions control, as in the U.S so that isn’t something new for you. You can get more details about it a per the Individual Vehicle Approval scheme. Though there are plenty of taxes that have to be paid, it is essential to know about the eligibility criterion for tax exemptions. These factors include:

  • Permanently moving to United Kingdom.
  • Temporarily staying in Manchester, UK.
  • Again importing a vehicle that was exported from UK.

In case you do not qualify for any of these, you will need to pay all of the applicable taxes, including Value Added Tax (VAT). As with any import, you need to submit a lot of documents that makes the whole import process legal and verified.

  • Bill of Lading.
  • Title deed.
  • Purchase invoice with details of the vehicle.
  • Insurance papers.
  • Standard emission certificate.
  • Safety and roadworthiness certificate.
  • Proof of ownership- passport/license.

The above listed documents are to be submitted when the vehicle leaves the US port and at the Port of Leeds, at least 7 days before the vehicle arrives here.  There are two ways of transporting your vehicle to Manchester. These include:

Ship Your Car Manchester


This is the acronym for Roll-On/Roll-Off which is the cheapest way because you are only paying for the space that your vehicle uses on the ship’s deck. However, there are various limitations and restrictions that have to be followed for safe shipment of the vehicle. These include:

  • Removal of all personal items and non-permanent car accessories.
  • Disable all car alarms.
  • Leave 1/4th tank of fuel.
  • Remove air conditioning gas.

Apart from this, the vehicle is harnessed in the bay and is vulnerable to the ravages of the weather during transit. Thus, if you have an expensive vehicle, then choose the other method.

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Container shipping

This is a large container of 20 feet or 40 feet in dimension and is sealed after the vehicle and other goods are put within it. This protects the goods and vehicle better.

It is important to get the insurance and have the vehicle registered at the earliest because you will not be able to drive it in Manchester till then. Thus, you need to contact the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency for filing the “Vehicle Import Pack”.

To get more information about the requirement, procedures and other details, contact the Embassy of United Kingdom.


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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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