Shipping A Car To Puerto Rico.
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- The cost of shipping a vehicle to Puerto Rico from the U.S. usually costs from $1,700 to $3,500.
- As you might expect, standard sized cars that fit into a shipping container can be transported more affordable than those that do not.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Puerto Rico
|New York, NY to (New York port) to Ponce||$275||$3,700||5+8|
|Los Angeles to (California port) to San Juan||$350||$3,300||5+17|
|Las Vegas, NV to (California port) to Porto Nuevo||$450||$3,300||5+17|
|Portland, OR to (California port) to Porto Nuevo||$475||$3,300||6+17|
|Seattle, WA to (California port) to San Juan||$550||$3,300||6+17|
|Columbus, OH to (New York port) to San Juan||$550||$3,700||5+8|
|Charlotte, NC to (New York port) to Porto Nuevo||$575||$3,700||6+8|
|Atlanta, GA to (New York port) to Ponce||$700||$3,700||6+8|
|Denver, CO to (California port) to San Juan||$775||$3,300||7+17|
|Houston, TX to (New York port) to Ponce||$1,075||$3,700||7+8|
*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.
Moving a car from mainland U.S. to Puerto Rico is not without its logistical challenges, and we should know--we’ve been delivering cars to the Caribbean for more than 25 years. That doesn’t mean moving a car to Puerto Rico has to be complicated, difficult or even expensive. Regardless of the timeframe for delivery, or type of vehicle, we have an expert, affordable and convenient auto moving options available for anyone that needs a vehicle shipped.
Since Puerto Rico is an island--or more correctly, a collection of small islands--transporting a vehicle requires shipping by ocean liner or air freight. Transport by boat is far more common since it allows for several vehicles to be moved at once (more affordable!), whereas air freight is typically reserved for luxury, rare, antique or high-value vehicles.
Unless you have easy access to a shipping port in the U.S., you will likely need a two part auto move: from inland to a port and from U.S. port to Puerto Rico, both of which we provide. Not only do we ship cars from the U.S. to Puerto Rico, but we also move cars to and from every state so it’s no problem getting your car from its current location to the closest available port and on to Puerto Rico!
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Professional Puerto Rican Auto Transport Services.
Whether you’re an auto dealer, rental agency, collector or just a private owner, it’s important to deal only with qualified auto transport professionals when having a car moved to Puerto Rico. Though the process is not entirely different from transporting a vehicle within the U.S., there are restrictions and laws that apply to auto imports and exports, to and from Puerto Rico.
For example, any cargo being moved from the U.S. to Puerto Rico must travel by equipment and facilities that are U.S. built, crewed and owned. Duties do not apply since Puerto Rico is an unincorporated part of the U.S., but there are taxes levied on auto imports (see the link below to calculate taxes).
Required Documents For Moving A Car To Puerto Rico.
- Title - You will need a copy of the title, front and back, in order to ship a car from mainland U.S. to Puerto Rico. If the vehicle is being leased, a notarized letter from the lien holder (financial institution) is required.
- Driver’s License - A copy of a valid driver’s license for the owner of the vehicle must be submitted prior to export. If the car is being delivered on the owner’s behalf by someone else, a notarized letter (in addition to the copy of the driver’s license) must be included that authorizes transport.
- Vehicle Value - The import tax is based on the value of the car, which is why an accurate appraisal is important before having an auto moved to Puerto Rico.
- Bill of lading.
- Purchase invoice.
- EPA form.
- Vehicle conformity proof.
Puerto Rico Auto Shipping Resources.
Ports in Puerto Rico - Listings and information about the major ports used for shipping goods and cargo in Puerto Rico, as well as information about each one.
Vehicle Import Taxes - Find out how much the excise tax is for bringing a particular vehicle to Puerto Rico from the United States.
San Juan Travel Guide - A guide to visiting and traveling in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Everything you need to know about the different neighborhoods, weather and how to get around.
Related Information & FAQs.
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- What is the cost of shipping a car to Puerto Rico using the container method?
- The process of shipping your car to Puerto Rico through a professional transport company
- What are the rates for shipping services to transport a car to Puerto Rico?
- What taxes will I have to pay to Puerto Rico before I ship a car there?
- What to look for in dependable boat shipping to Puerto Rico
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 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.