What Is the Cost of Shipping a Car to Russia Using an Open Air Service?

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What Is the Cost of Shipping a Car to Russia Using an Open Air Service?

The cost of shipping a car to Russia from the United States is hard to determine without some details about the vehicle and its owner. However, it is safe to say that if you decide that you want to ship your car using the open air service, also known as the RO/RO shipping method; it is your least expensive option.

You can get a better idea of what shipping will cost when you contact a few transport companies about a quote.


A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. 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.


What Determines the Cost of Shipping?

  • The vehicle being shipped.
  • The weight of the vehicle and any items being shipped with it, if applicable.
  • The distance that must be traveled for delivery.
  • What shipping services are being used to get the car to Russia.

Most of the transport companies will give quotes over the phone and online. If you gather quotes over the phone, you will receive them much quicker. Calling around also allows you to ask questions and see what transporter you feel is best for your car. An international transporter should have certain qualities if you are to hire them for services.

Don’t Forget About Import Taxes and Duties.

To learn about Russia’s current import tax and duty rates for motor vehicles, call the Embassy of Russia. They have all the information you need in regards to the import laws for the country. They will be of great assistance.

The import taxes and duties for the country are actually rather lenient. The import duty is around 25% of the car’s value. There is also a VAT of 18%. Other small taxes will also apply. You must pay all duties and taxes in full so that you can present proof of payment to Customs. Customs is where you will obtain a certificate of import approval.

Joe Webster

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 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, Inc., 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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