Ship Your Car To Or From Spain
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- Most cars transported from the U.S. to Spain cost $1,500 to $3,800 to ship
- For oversize and larger vehicles, costs are generally higher, as are certain methods of shipment. The cheapest way to transport a car to Europe is in a shipping container.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Spain
|San Jose, CA to (California port) to Barcelona||$200||$3,000||5+43|
|New York, NY to (New York port) to Valencia||$275||$2,000||5+17|
|Las Vegas, NV to (California port) to Barcelona||$450||$3,000||5+43|
|Portland, OR to (California port) to Barcelona||$475||$3,000||6+43|
|Phoenix, AZ to (California port) to Terragona||$550||$3,600||6+30|
|Charlotte, NC to (New York port) to Barcelona||$575||$2,100||6+27|
|Atlanta, GA to (New York port) to Valencia||$700||$2,000||6+17|
|Denver, CO to (California port) to Terragona||$775||$3,600||7+30|
|Memphis, TN to (New York port) to Terragona||$800||$2,000||6+17|
|Miami, FL to (New York port) to Valencia||$925||$2,000||7+17|
*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.
Most cars that are manufactured in other countries can be shipped to Spain, but you may have to make some minor adjustments to conform to Spanish vehicle specifications if you want to drive it there. In fact, a certificate of conformity is required to register an imported car in Spain, among some other documents, which we’ll cover below.
Learn more about vehicle registration process in Spain.
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If you plan on driving in Spain, you should familiarize yourself with the traffic rules, their penalty point system and be aware of their regulations and expectations of other drivers. (For example, Spain has very strict rules against driving with any alcohol in your system and being caught doing so can carry a large fine and possibly even jail time.)
Driving In Spain - A nice breakdown of the rules of the road for Spain, including speed limits, right of way and passing rules.
It is not legal to drive in Spain with foreign license plates so a car must be registered before it can be driven in the country. Even a short term stay requires a foreign vehicle to get temporary Spanish plates. See the section below for the full list of requirements for registering a car in the country after having it shipped by an auto transport company.
Moving A Car To Spain: Necessary Documents & Paperwork
Shipping a vehicle to Spain is easier than it is to transport a car to some other countries, but there can still be hold ups if all of your paperwork isn’t in order. In the worst case scenario, it can mean your car is temporarily stored in a warehouse while everything gets figured out and you may incur additional charges. To avoid this scenario, make sure you have all these documents in order and know the appropriate agencies to contact with your questions if you have any.
Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To Spain
- Personal identification.
- Proof of residency in Spain.
- Proof of payment for duty tax and road tax.
- Registration & certificate of title.
- Spanish driver’s license and international driving permit (EU)
- Certificate of conformity.
- Proof of ownership.
- Bill of lading.
U.S. citizens must attend a driving school and take the driving exam in Spain. For more information visit the website for the Direccion General de Trafico (in Spanish).
Resources For Auto Transport To Spain
Embassy of the United States (Madrid) - If you need to clarify or verify any legal information about having a car transported from the U.S. to Spain, the U.S. Embassy will be able to steer you in the right direction.
Buying & Selling A Car In Spain - Everything you need to know about buying or selling a new or used vehicle in Spain, including how to file the proper documents and who to contact.
Shipping Of Heavy Equipment & Oversized Cargo To Spain
A1 Auto Transport has been helping individuals all over the U.S. by shipping their heavy equipment and oversized cargo nationally and internationally for over three decades. The overseas shipping process demands your attention to detail, a strong understanding of foreign import laws, and access to the latest in shipping technology and equipment. Only professional transporters with international shipping experience should be hired for your cargo’s delivery to Spain.
The weight, size and details pertaining to your cargo determine what shipping services you’re able to take advantage of. We have a selection of overseas shipping methods for you to choose from. However, the kind of equipment or cargo you have to ship will determine what shipping options are available for you to purchase. Below, is a list of oversized cargo and heavy equipment we’re able to have delivered to Spain or any other nation…
- Dump Trucks
- Large Trucks or Heavy Vehicles
- Asphalt Pavers
- Motor Graders
- Farm Equipment
- Industrial Equipment
- Mining Equipment
- Construction Equipment
- Engineering Equipment
- Hydraulic Equipment
- Agricultural Equipment and more…
What Are My Options for Shipping My Heavy Equipment?
When you call in to talk with one of our skilled representatives, they’ll let you know of your shipping options. After you give them information concerning your equipment or cargo, they will know what transport methods you can purchase through A1. Nevertheless, if you would like to know what all of international heavy equipment shipping services are, here is a list as well as some info about each one...
- Flat Rack Shipping
- Roll On/Roll Off Shipping
- Lift On/Lift Off Shipping
- Container Shipping
RoRo shipping is the most popular option overall. RoRo is also the cheapest but your heavy equipment or large vehicle must have the ability to drive onto and off of the boat using a ramp. LoLo shipping is for inoperable vehicles, construction materials and crated equipment that need to be lifted onto the ship. As for flat rack shipping, it is a more secure open air service that fastens your equipment to a metal frame for transport. Container transport is an enclosed service that is only offered to persons with heavy equipment small enough to fit into a 40ft container.
Related Information & FAQs.
- Find the right overseas transport company to ship your car to Spain from the US
- What will it cost to ship a car to Spain through an overseas auto transporter?
- Import vehicle into USA from Spain
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.