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Shipping a Car to Vancouver from the United States.  

Relocating to a new country is exciting, but can also be challenging – particularly when you’re bringing a vehicle along. Legal jargon and opaque regulations make it hard to determine just what you need to do to get past the border, and what it will cost in taxes. Fortunately, the experts at A-1 Auto Transport have decades of experience in navigating these hurdles and shipping your vehicle in a timely manner. Read on to see what you need to know about the Canadian entry process.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Vancouver

To/FromGroundOceanEstimated Time
San Jose, CA to (California port)
to Vancouver
$200$7005+7 days
Boston, MA to (New York port)
to Vancouver
$400$11005+12 days
Vancouver to (California port)
to Las Vegas, NV
$450$7005+7 days
Vancouver to (California port)
to Portland, OR
$475$7006+7 days
Seattle, WA to (California port)
to Vancouver
$550$7006+7 days
Vancouver to (New York port)
to Columbus, OH
$550$11005+12 days
Vancouver to (New York port)
to Detroit, MI
$575$11006+12 days
Chicago, IL to (New York port)
to Vancouver
$675$11006+12 days
Denver, CO to (California port)
to Vancouver
$775$7007+7 days
Vancouver to (New York port)
to Houston, TX
$1,075$11007+12 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.

A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.

Location.

The coastal city of Vancouver in British Columbia is Western Canada’s most populous, and a highly popular destination for expats of all nationalities. Here you’ll find Port Metro Vancouver, the largest and busiest in Canada (and one of the largest in all of North America), with international sea lines, railways, and roadways providing easy shipping from anywhere in the US.

Documents.

Certain documentation is required to process the entry of vehicles into Canada. Be sure to bring along:

  • The original title of the vehicle (or a DMV-certified copy).
  • Passport.
Shipping to Vancouver.

A form of open shipping, roll-on/roll-off shipping sees vehicles driven directly aboard large ships or carriers. They are then secured into place by restrictive straps. At the destination, vehicles are driven back off in a similar manner.

Container shipping is a form of enclosed shipping where the car is, predictably, loaded into cargo containers – which are then locked in place much like in roll-on/roll-off shipping. Though not everyone will require use of shipping containers, they will provide additional protection for those concerned about highly valuable vehicles.

As for delivery, select between door-to-door shipping (pickup and delivery directly from the locations of your choosing), and terminal-to-terminal shipping (in which you’ll drop off the vehicle at the port of departure and pick it up onsite in Vancouver).

Guidelines for Preparing the Car.

Take a few minutes to ready the car, motorcycle, or another motor vehicle for shipping:

  • Wash and clean the car, inside as well as outside. Any lingering organic matter can get your vehicle held up at the border.
  • Ensure that the battery has a full charge and that alarms systems are disabled to prevent drainage.
  • Unfortunately, the vehicle cannot be used as a shipping container. Please remove all personal belongings.
  • Check for leakage of fluids like oil and coolant. Please leave the fuel tank roughly one-quarter full.
  • Take down any detachable accessories, and retract the vehicle’s antenna.
Customs Requirements.

Here are a couple of crucial things to know regarding Canadian importation rules. View the Canadian Customs website for a detailed list.

  • Due to emissions regulations and other policies, entry of certain vehicles may be restricted. Take a look at the Canadian Registrar of Imported Vehicles to ensure that yours is permissible.
  • As per the US Customs 72 Hour Export Law, you’ll need to submit a copy of the car’s title to the border crossing station at least 72 hours before passing through.

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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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★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

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★★★★★

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