Shipping a car to India from the U.S. is cheaper than any alternative options you may have to consider. Not only are these services cost effective, but they are more affordable than buying a new vehicle while in the country.
It is also much less time consuming and stressful. Professional transport services have everything they need to assure a smooth delivery and import.
The average shipping cost for a vehicle going from the U.S. to India is hard to determine. There are too many factors that must be taken into consideration first. However, aside from the fees charged by the transport company, you can expect to pay about 110% of the car’s value in duties for India. These duties must be paid in full prior to the import of the car.
What Determines the Overall Shipping Costs?
- The make and model of the vehicle.
- The car’s age.
- The condition of the vehicle.
- How many miles must be traveled during the shipping process?
- What shipping method is chosen: Container or RO/RO.
- How much is charged in taxes?
- Insurance fees.
- Costs for materials and use of transport equipment.
- The purpose of the vehicle.
There are other factors that will play a role in your final shipping costs. Your transport company should be able to explain every fee associated with your bill. Don’t be afraid to ask. You may also want to see if they offer any deals or discounts that you might qualify for. This could help reduce the cost of shipping your car to India.
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.