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Saudi Arabia is known for importing quite a few cars, thanks to its wealth and the high desirability of foreign, exotic, and luxury vehicles. If you need to ship a car from Canada to Saudi Arabia, you may be wondering what to expect from the process – so find out now.
It can cost up to $2,000 or more to ship a car from Canada to Saudi Arabia. However, the actual cost of shipping a car from Canada to Saudi Arabia will vary quite a bit based on the vehicle, the home and destination port, the type of transportation used, the season, and other factors.
For example, a very large truck or SUV will take up more space than a smaller vehicle, and exotic cars may need to be shipped in special containers and transported with additional care, which can lead to higher shipping expenses. To get a quote for your car, contact an experienced international car shipping company like A-1 Auto Transport.
The most common methods are either RoRo (Roll On, Roll Off) ocean transport or containerized ocean transport. Air freight is also an option, but only if cost is not an object – it’s usually at least 10x more expensive compared to ocean-going freight.
RoRo ocean transport involves driving a vehicle onto a RoRo cargo ship. These ships have large interior holds that are similar to parking garages, allowing thousands of vehicles to be parked and stored safely. The vehicle is driven on and off the ship to simplify the logistics of shipping.
Container-based shipping is also an option, particularly if you’re moving to Saudi Arabia and shipping more than one car. It provides additional protection for the vehicle, and keeps it away from prying eyes, so it’s commonly chosen for exotic cars.
Air freight is very expensive, but those who have the cash to pay for it will be able to ship their vehicles in just a few days, rather than a few weeks, so it may be an option depending on the customer.
The typical customs duty rate is 5% for cars and 12% for trucks. Cars older than 5 years cannot be imported to Saudi Arabia. You must also have a clean car title and proof of ownership for the vehicle to pass customs.
Additional customs forms, fees, and charges may be levied at customs, as well. We recommend working with an experienced international car shipping company to ensure you are fully prepared for your vehicle to pass through customs.
With our global network of car shipping companies, A-1 Auto Transport offers reliable service at great rates. Contact us online or call now to get a quote for shipping cars from Canada to Saudi Arabia right away.
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.
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.
And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.
The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.
When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.
The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.
They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?
So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!
If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.
I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!
The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!
There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.
After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.
Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.
By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.
We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!
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