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Shipping A Car To Thailand.

Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?

  • Most cars shipped to Thailand from the U.S. cost between $2,400 and $5,900 to transport.
  • Costs can fluctuate based on the size and type of vehicle, as well as the location it’s being shipped from in the United States.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Thailand

To/FromGroundOceanDays
Los Angeles to (California port) to Laem Chabang$350$2,1005+24
Boston, MA to (New York port) to Laem Chabang$400$2,0005+41
Las Vegas, NV to (California port) to Laem Chabang$450$2,1005+24
Portland, OR to (California port) to Laem Chabang$475$2,1006+24
Seattle, WA to (California port) to Laem Chabang$550$2,1006+24
Columbus, OH to (New York port) to Laem Chabang$550$2,0005+41
Detroit, MI to (New York port) to Laem Chabang$575$2,0006+41
Chicago, IL to (New York port) to Laem Chabang$675$2,0006+41
Miami, FL to (New York port) to Laem Chabang$925$2,0007+41
Dallas, TX to (California port) to Laem Chabang$1,025$2,1007+24

*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.

Importing a vehicle into Thailand for your own personal use can be overwhelming if you do not have the correct documents and knowledge, in addition to a trustworthy and reliable auto transport company.   The first step in the process is to determine whether the vehicle will be in Thailand permanently or temporarily.  If you only intend to keep the vehicle in Thailand for less than 6 months, then it is best to follow the temporary import process.  Any longer than 6 months, however, requires the permanent import process.

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Temporary import

Although no customs duties, taxes, or fees are payable for the temporary import of a vehicle, a bank guarantee or cash deposit must be secured in the total amount, in case the vehicle is not re-exported out within the time period allowed (6 months).  Upon timely exportation, the importer will receive back his/her cash deposit or bank guarantee.

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Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To Thailand

  1. Special Goods Declaration (along with at least 5 copies)
  2. Vehicle Registration Certificate.
  3. International Driver’s License and Passport for vehicle owner.
  4. Application form for temporary import of vehicle.
  5. Commercial Invoice.
  6. Re-Export Contract.
  7. Import declaration form.
  8. Proforma invoice.
  9. Bill of lading.

Procedure

  • Either the importer or the car transport agent submits the above documentation to Customs at the port of entry.
  • Customs checks off all documentation, assigns a Declaration number, and then calculates the amount due for taxes and duties.
  • The importer/agent gives the Cashier Office either a cash deposit or bank guarantee covering the full amount calculated.
  • The importer presents proof of deposit guarantee to Customs.
  • Customs inspects vehicle and belongings and then returns ONE copy of the Goods Declaration to the importer.  The importer MUST present this copy upon exportation of the vehicle.

For further information upon re-exportation of a vehicle imported temporarily, please check the Thailand Customs website at www.customs.go.th/.

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Permanent import

Significant differences in import policies apply for new vehicles and used vehicles.  The most important of which is the need for an “Import Permit” from the Foreign Trade Department of the Ministry of Commerce which is required only for used vehicles PRIOR to shipping the used car into Thailand.

Documents Needed

  • Import Goods Declaration (along with at least 3 copies)
  • Bill of Lading.
  • Commercial Invoice.
  • Release Order.
  • Insurance Invoice.
  • Passport.
  • House Certificate and an ID Card (used cars only)
  • Vehicle Registration (used cars only)
  • IMPORT PERMIT (used cars only)

Procedure

  1. Either the importer or the car transport agent submits the above documentation to Customs at the port of entry.
  2. Customs checks off all documentation, assigns a Declaration number, and then calculates the amount due for taxes and duties.
  3. The importer/agent pays to the Cashier Office all of the liable taxes and duties.
  4. The importer shows the receipt for payment to Customs, so the vehicle can be released from Customs custody.

Because of the extensive documentation needed, and the complex procedure, it is in your best interest to hire a reputable auto transport company.  Armed with the best resources and supported by a great company, importing your vehicle into Thailand can be easier than you may think.

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Shipping Of Heavy Equipment & Oversized Cargo To Thailand

The careful process of shipping heavy equipment or oversized cargo across the world to another nation is one that should only be controlled by skilled transport professionals. Abiding by foreign import policies and finding haulers, equipment and safety gear durable enough for oversized and heavy cargo isn’t for inexperienced persons to take on without the right experience or access to the right equipment. Luckily, A1 Auto Transport is here to help with your overseas shipping needs.

There are several shipping services through A1 that you can select from depending on the type of cargo you have to deliver. If you’re not sure what is considered heavy equipment, here is a list of examples of oversized cargo we’re able to ship to Thailand for you…

  • Farm Equipment
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Mining Equipment
  • Construction Equipment and Materials
  • Hydraulic Equipment
  • Asphalt Pavers
  • Backhoes
  • Forklifts
  • Dump Trucks
  • Large Trucks or Heavy Vehicles
  • Cranes
  • Engineering Equipment
  • Agricultural Equipment and more…

Descriptions for A1’s Overseas Transport Methods

  • LoLo Shipping: This overseas shipping service requires the help of a crane to lift your cargo safely onto and off of your the boat. A1 strongly urges this service to those shipping large inoperable vehicles and crated cargo.
  • RoRo Shipping: This is the cheapest shipping service available through us. Your cargo must be capable of rolling onto and off of the ship, meaning it must be operable. This is a popular open air service that leaves your cargo exposed to bad weather conditions and other potential outdoor hazards. Make sure the value of your cargo is fully covered under our insurance plans before it is shipped off.
  • Container Shipping: Container shipping is available to those with heavy equipment that fits inside of a 40ft shipping container. Since this shipping service protects your cargo the greatest, it tends to cost more than the other available options.
  • Flat Rack Shipping: Flat rack shipping uses a metal frame to secure your cargo before it is placed on top of the ship for its travels to Thailand. The frame with the cargo still fastened securely, is then lifted off of the ship with caution.

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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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