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When considering vehicle shipment to Rio de Janeiro, think about how beneficial it will be to have your own means of transportation. The roadways in the second largest city of Brazil are maintained and easy to navigate, making travel alone easy for nearly anyone.

Rio de Janeiro is the home of some very popular tourist attractions. Many decide to reside here for employment due to the quantity of highly regarded industries, such as oil. Not to mention, there is always a lot to do and sports are one of the most popular forms of entertainment.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Rio de Janeiro

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated Time
New York, NY to (New York port)
to Rio de Janeiro
$275$22005+26 days
Rio de Janeiro to (California port)
to Los Angeles
$350$30005+32 days
Las Vegas, NV to (California port)
to Rio de Janeiro
$450$30005+32 days
Rio de Janeiro to (California port)
to Portland, OR
$475$30006+32 days
Phoenix, AZ to (California port)
to Rio de Janeiro
$550$30006+32 days
Rio de Janeiro to (New York port)
to Columbus, OH
$550$22005+26 days
Charlotte, NC to (New York port)
to Rio de Janeiro
$575$22006+26 days
Rio de Janeiro to (New York port)
to Chicago, IL
$675$22006+26 days
Miami, FL to (New York port)
to Rio de Janeiro
$925$22007+26 days
Rio de Janeiro to (California port)
to Dallas, TX
$1,025$30007+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.


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What Is Needed for Proper Vehicle Shipment.

Having the proper documentation and regarding the regulations of Customs is important for vehicle shipment. Unless everything is addressed, a vehicle will not be permitted into the country. Be sure to contact the Embassy of Brazil for further information.

  • Brazil allows new vehicles to be shipped into the country. However, if the car is over thirty years old, that is also permitted considering the vehicle is considered to be an antique.
  • All vehicles must pass an emissions test to make sure that it is within the country’s standards.

Documentation needed will include:

  • passport.
  • title and registration.
  • proof of passing the Safety and Emissions Test.
  • license or picture ID.
  • proof of ownership.

Make sure that as the owner of the vehicle, you are present at the port on the day the vehicle is due to arrive. This is crucial. Also be sure to keep track of where your vehicle is during shipment.

Container or RO/RO Shipping.

Both container shipping and RO/RO shipping are wonderful options. Selecting a method of shipping will depend on budget and whether or not there are other belongings to be shipped.

Container shipping is a method that can allow for other property to be shipped along with the vehicle. There will be extra space in the container and the vehicle can be filled too. The cost of the container can be split with another person if sharing a container. This will help reduce costs. Just make sure that the property in the vehicle is permitted by Brazil Customs.

RO/RO shipping is the roll on, roll off method that requires the vehicle to be completely empty. Floor mats, a spare tire and a car jack are permitted. The car must be able to drive on and off the ship and costs slightly less than container shipping.

Joe Webster

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.

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