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Published by Joe Webster.

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What's in this article?
  1. Car Shipping Sweden
  2. Ship Your Car To Or From Sweden
  3. Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
  4. Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Sweden
  5. Import Recommendations
  6. Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To Sweden
  7. Shipping Methods
  8. Main Ports of Arrival
  9. Shipping Of Heavy Equipment & Oversized Cargo To Sweden
  10. Overseas Shipping Services Offered by A1
  11. Relevant Statistics
  12. General Facts
  13. Other Services
  14. Related Information
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Car Shipping Sweden

Ship Your Car To Or From Sweden

Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?

  • Vehicle shipping costs to Sweden from the U.S. start at $2,100 and go up to $5,000.
  • Normal sized cars, smaller trucks, and motorcycles are cheaper to ship than larger, heavier vehicles.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Sweden

San Jose, CA to (California port) to Gavle$200$3,8005+39
Los Angeles to (California port) to Gavle$350$3,8005+39
Boston, MA to (New York port) to Gothenburg$400$2,3005+21
Las Vegas, NV to (California port) to Gavle$450$3,8005+39
Seattle, WA to (California port) to Gothenburg$550$3,5006+39
Detroit, MI to (New York port) to Gavle$575$2,7006+21
Chicago, IL to (New York port) to Stockholm$675$2,5006+21
Denver, CO to (California port) to Gothenburg$775$3,5007+39
Memphis, TN to (New York port) to Stockholm$800$2,5006+21
Houston, TX to (New York port) to Stockholm$1,075$2,5007+21

*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.

Shipping your car to Sweden may seem like a simple process due to Sweden's stable and secure economic environment, but there a few things that one has to be aware of when doing so. Due to the high costs that can be associated with its duty fees, taxes, as well as the destination costs, it's imperative that you avoid or limit as many of these fees as possible through making sure that you meet all of the qualifications, adhere to the regulations, and utilize the various legalities that exist.

A-1 Auto has extensive expertise in transporting vehicles to Sweden and can take care of everything from start to finish. You may rest easy knowing that you won't be overcharged for anything while having confidence that your automobile will arrive safely at the port of entry on time.

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Located in Northern Europe in what is known as the Scandinavian region, Sweden is the third biggest European Union country, with a population of 9.6 million. Interestingly, Sweden has a predominantly urban population, which comprises 85% of its total population. Bordering both Norway and Finland, Sweden has some remarkable and rich wildlife and forests, leading to it often being under appreciated for its scenery.

As one of the most highly-developed post-industrial nations in the world, it's a country that is well-known for its security and stability. Their strong economy and low unemployment is also enhanced by their high standard of living and life expectancy, which is some of the highest in the world. Much of that is due to their advanced welfare system.

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Import Recommendations

Considering its highly stable and secure environment, as well as having the distinction of having the highest proficiency in English as a second language in the world, many of the difficulties and unforeseen circumstances that entail shipping your automobile to other countries don't apply to Sweden.

However, due to its wealthy population and advanced economy, shipping costs can be quite high, especially if one doesn't have detailed knowledge of all of the legal loopholes and requirements that could lower the price. A-1 Autohas local agents in Sweden that will ensure that you qualify for as many discounts on tax, duty, and import fees as possible. As mentioned, since Swedes are fluent in English, our agents will make sure that there's no breakdown in communications during the process.

Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To Sweden

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  1. Valid Driver's License
  2. Recent Passport Photo
  3. Purchase Invoice / Bill of Sale (Price, Date, and Location of Original Purchase)
  4. Certificate of Registration
  5. Original Title of Automobile
  6. Proof of Insurance in the United States and Temporary Insurance in Sweden
  7. Bill of lading
  8. Customs form (different from household goods form)

*It is essential to realize that the owner of the vehicle MUST BE PRESENT IN SWEDEN AT THE PORT OF ARRIVAL. Otherwise, it will not be possible to gain customs clearance.

Furthermore, you should also be aware of certain regulations, as not following them can result in higher than necessary expenses, which are:

  • You have been registered as the owner of the vehicle for at least 1 year
  • You declare that the vehicle will only be for personal use
  • You have not shipped another tax/duty free vehicle to Sweden in the previous 3 years
  • You are planning a permanent move to Sweden and have the necessary authorization from the Sweden migration office to stay beyond the 3-month tourist visa
  • You have applied for a Swedish person number at a Swedish tax office
  • You promise not to sell the vehicle for at least 12 months

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*Not meeting the above requirements can prove costly, as you will have to pay not only duty fees but also a 25% VAT.

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Shipping Methods

The two main ways to export your car to Sweden:

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  • Roll-On and Roll-Off Service: If you choose this service, which is the cheapest method, your automobile will be chained to a car deck on a freight ship. The necessary protections will be placed around the area to prevent your car from being damaged. It's the method in which auto manufacturers often ship vehicles from Europe to the United States.
  • Container Service: This method is more expensive, certainly, but it also offers more security. Your automobile will be placed in its own individual container, which has the added advantage of being able to also store your personal goods and household items that you'd possibly want to be sent to Sweden as well. This method also has a faster delivery time than the Roll-On and Roll-Off Service, as it doesn't have to rely on the need for space to be filled up. You'll even be able to choose a specific arrival date way ahead of time.

Regardless of which service you choose, it's recommended that you inquire about obtaining Marine Cargo insurance from your current auto insurance company, which will be much cheaper than the insurance rates offered by other third parties.

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Main Ports of Arrival

The two main Port of Entries in Sweden are located in the cities of Gothenburg and Stockholm. If you choose the Container Service for shipping your vehicle (20-foot container), it can only arrive in Stockholm.

Both cities have a highly-developed infrastructure, roads, and railways that link to all of the other major cities in Sweden, such as:

Once the vehicle passes an inspection at the port and the customs agent approves it, you can take it to your final destination. Please make sure to ask the customs agent to add your vehicle to the active list. Your driver's license from the United States will be valid in Sweden for up to one year.Afterwards, you will have to obtain a Swedish driver's license if you hope to continue to drive it.

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Shipping Of Heavy Equipment & Oversized Cargo To Sweden

Employing proficient overseas transporters to deliver your heavy equipment or oversized cargo from the U.S. to Sweden is the quickest and most effective approach you can take in order to safely have your cargo delivered. With all that is expected to complete an effective transport and all the import laws by the nation that you must abide by, it's best to let experienced transport technicians handle the delivery. Luckily, it doesn't cost a lot to buy abroad transport services and it generally ends up being justified, despite all the expenses.

Here at A1 Auto Transport, we can transport nearly any kind of oversized cargo or piece of heavy equipment as a result of our access to the best and most present day shipping equipment and innovations. The types of freight we can and have sent to different nations in the past, include agricultural, mining, farming, construction, engineering, paving, and water powered equipment. Regardless of what you need to ship off to Sweden, we can ensure a protected delivery process.

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Overseas Shipping Services Offered by A1

The international transport services offered to you will depend on the type of cargo you’re shipping. However, we have four great shipping solutions in total. Our shipping services include the following…

  • Lift On/Lift Off (LoLo) Shipping- A method of open air transport that is suggested to those with inoperable vehicles, construction equipment or crated cargo. A crane is used to lift the cargo onto and off of the ship.
  • Roll On/Roll Off (RoRo) Shipping- The least expensive open air service available through A1. It is only offered to those with operable equipment and vehicles that can use a ramp to drive onto and off of the boat. Ground transportation might be paired with this method if the closest seaport doesn’t accept this form of shipping.
  • Container Transport- This safest form of overseas transport and also the most expensive. Your cargo is protected from poor weather conditions by the walls and ceiling of the container.
  • Flat Rack Shipping- Your cargo is secured to a metal frame or flat rack then placed atop the ship.

Relevant Statistics

  • More than 15,000 cars are shipped to Sweden annually from various countries.
  • The average cost of shipping a car to Sweden is around $1,800.
  • Nearly 90% of cars shipped to Sweden are transported via sea freight.
  • The most popular destination port for car shipments to Sweden is Gothenburg, handling over 70% of incoming vehicles.
  • Approximately 60% of car imports to Sweden come from European Union countries.

General Facts

  • Shipping a car to Sweden requires proper documentation and customs clearance.
  • The most common methods of shipping a car to Sweden are by container or by roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessel.
  • It is important to research and choose a reputable shipping company that specializes in car transportation to ensure a smooth process.
  • The cost of shipping a car to Sweden will depend on factors such as the size and weight of the vehicle, the chosen shipping method, and any additional services required.
  • Before shipping a car to Sweden, it is essential to familiarize yourself with the country's import regulations and requirements, including taxes and duties that may apply.

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