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Prague is the capital and the biggest city of Czech Republic and it is also the 14th largest one in the entire European Union. It is located in the north-west part of the country. It has warm summers and cold winters, as far as climate goes and it also has the lowest unemployment rate in the entire EU. The economy is service and export oriented and Prague was named as the best city in CEE – Central and Eastern Europe for business.

If you need to import the car into the Czech Republic, it would have to meet the standards for road worthiness as per the requirements.  One of the most important ones of them is the emission tests and this could be an issue for USA vehicles because Europe’s emission politics and standards are completely different than the ones of the USA. Fixing these emission standards would be incredibly costly so determining this is of utter importance.

The technical specifications must also be up to the code and this is why the vehicle has to be cleared for inspection. This includes a check of the brakes, tires, engine, blinkers and other significant and important parts of the vehicle ensuring its safe transportation.

The process of adjusting your car to be legal for the Czech Republic can be incredibly time consuming and it may cost a lot, even without paying the standard import duties and taxes. Most of the used and older vehicles are subjected to an additional eco-tax.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Prague

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated Time
New York, NY to (New York port)
to Prague
$275$16005+20 days
Los Angeles to (California port)
to Prague
$350$27005+34 days
Prague to (California port)
to Las Vegas, NV
$450$27005+34 days
Prague to (California port)
to Portland, OR
$475$27006+34 days
Seattle, WA to (California port)
to Prague
$550$27006+34 days
Prague to (New York port)
to Columbus, OH
$550$16005+20 days
Prague to (New York port)
to Charlotte, NC
$575$16006+20 days
Atlanta, GA to (New York port)
to Prague
$700$16006+20 days
Prague to (California port)
to Denver, CO
$775$27007+34 days
Prague to (New York port)
to Houston, TX
$1,075$16007+20 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.

Taxes and Duties

Cars which are imported from a country not part of the EU are charged a customs tax of 10% of overall evaluated price of the car along with 20% VAT. You have to pay those taxes prior to the shipment. If you are from the EU you don’t have to pay customs duty and the VAT charges will differ. Nevertheless, no VAT or duties are going to be imposed on you in case you have previously owned that car for over 12 months abroad and used it for more than 6 months before the import. It will be taken into account as your personal possession. You can get the details at the Embassy of Czech Republic.

Essential documentation in USA and Prague

As with shipping internationally, there are plenty of documents needed to prove your ownership and details on the vehicle. You are going to need:

  • Bill of sale of the vehicle.
  • Title deed.
  • Company/ Personal declaration about the vehicle.
  • Copy of the work/residence visa.
  • Passport copy.
  • Insurance on the vehicle.

The RO-RO method of shipping is mostly preferred by people who only have to transport their vehicle and no other personal items. Roll-On/Roll-Off is done by driving the car on the platform of the shipping deck and fastening it down so that it doesn’t move throughout the shipping period. This is incredibly convenient and the cheapest way to get your vehicle shipped.

Container shipping is your next choice. Keep in mind that the leftover space of the container could be freely used by the customer and you can easily fill it with other personal belongings in order to get the most value out of the shipping process. You can choose between 20 ft. and 40 ft. container and ensure that the added layer of security will lower the chances of damage.

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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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“I am super happy with my choice of A1 Auto Shipping. The other company I worked with was super difficult, though it did teach me a bit about the industry. Some brokers underbid by a lot, so they’ll get your contract, even if there are no carriers who will ever want to take on a job at such a price. Because of this, after signing the contract, they may leave you hanging endlessly. I had to get my car to Kentucky and had no time for pointless waiting. The other company asked me to pay $800 upfront. I didn’t know at the time this wasn’t standard practice. By paying upfront, I basically had no choice but to wait on them till a truck finally offered to take my car. A1 Auto Transport, for example, only asks for a deposit amounting to a fraction of the total cost when picking up your vehicle. You only pay the full sum after the job is done. The broker, whose name I won’t mention, was supposed to get a truck to my doorstep on the 5th of September. I put my order in 10 days prior, so there was plenty of time to find one. When I called them, they told me the 5th was actually the earliest estimate, and the actual pickup date could be quite long time away. After “accidentally” charging another $700 for my transportation, I was in tears. I had to move in less than a week, and I couldn’t afford to leave my car behind. So, I gave up on those guys and opted for A1 Auto Transport. I spoke with Joe and he got my car on a truck the following day. I am so grateful! The arrival time was estimated at 6-8 days, and it got to Kentucky on the 7th. This saved me a ton of money I would have had to spend on transport to search for an apartment. Joe called a day earlier to let me know of the time and place it would arrive. I asked if it could be delivered to another nearby location, and he was nice enough to do it. He was very helpful and straight forward. Thank you!”

“Since it was my first move, I fell straight into a transportation scam on my first try. I paid a deposit to a supposed company, but nobody ever came to pick up the car. I learned my lesson, and searched the internet for every company I could find. I looked through reviews, read their sites, eliminated the ones who seemed suspicious, and finally settled on A1 Auto Transport. Joe understood my position and skepticism immediately and spared no effort to reassure me. I don’t know about the rest, but this company is legit. They picked up my car on Friday, November 7th at 1 pm and delivered it to New Mexico on November 10 in the morning. The entire team was very friendly and professional. Thank you for all your help!”

“After my dad’s passing, I decided to return to Rhode Island to support my mom. The last company I used to move a car was late by 3 days, so I went to the web once more and did my research. I went through several websites and asked for quotes, including A1 Auto Transport. It wasn’t the cheapest nor was it the most expensive company of the bunch, but I knew not to rely on price for these things. I’ve heard of quite a few scams from companies with really low rates. So, I called each one to get a better feel for them. To my questions, some of them got flustered, others didn’t know how to answer and said they’ll get back to me at a later date. One guy whom I pestered a bit too much simply hung up. But with A1 Auto Transport, it was a different story. Joe answered the first time and had no problem answering my questions. It was like he already knew I would ask them. His quote was also reasonable, so I asked him to arrange for a truck to pick up my car. My experience with A1 Auto Transport was a resounding success! Thank you Joe for the stellar service!”

“Too bad there isn’t a star rating on this site, because I would give it 5 stars with no hesitation. I and my family had to move to New Jersey due to my job relocation. We first tried a broker for our car, at the recommendation of the agent in charge of our move. The company had problems, and we should have done our research better. The truck arrived on time, but it never got to its destination. We later learned it was stuck in a Los Angeles, California lot. We called, but instead of answering our questions, they just hung up. We were already in New Jersey, with no way of going back at this point. Joe guided us through this situation and got our car unstuck. We managed to transfer its transport to his company. He got a truck to pass by the lot and pick it up. They were at our doorsteps a few days later. The car was a bit dirty from sitting around for so long, but in great shape otherwise. We’re really happy with the service. I and my family couldn’t recommend A1 Auto Transport more. Thanks Joe!”

“My experience with A1 auto transport was pretty great. Joe makes it so simple. If I had to note a couple things, it would be: A1 auto transport isn’t a broker, so you’ll get a better price than usual. Read some of the articles to get a feeling for this transportation business. Finally, you’re going to love it! Joe is on point. If you’ve got problems, don’t hesitate to call him. The faster you do it, the sooner it’ll get fixed. By the way, I called them to transport my car from Texas to North Carolina. It arrived on time and without a scratch.”

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