Shipping a car from the UK? Rapid Shipping offer cheap car shipping from all major UK ports. Choose from either a roll on roll off car shipping or container car shipping. We even offer a car air freight service! Deliver your car directly to the port to save money, or use our nationwide car collection service for minimum hassle. We offer fully comprehensive marine transit insurance and full customs clearance overseas.
Roll-On Roll-Off Car Shipping
Our Roll-On Roll-Off car shipping service is the most cost effective way to send a car abroad. Your car is delivered directly to the loading port and driven onto a large car shipping vessel. It will be securely lashed to the deck and shipped by sea. At destination your vehicle is driven off the boat and left at the port for you to collect.
Cars sent by Ro-Ro service must not contain any personal effects or other items within the vehicle. Cars delivered to the port with personal effects inside will be refused permission to load.
Container Car Shipping
The alternative to our Roll-On Roll-Off service is our containerised car shipping service. Deliver your vehicle to our warehouse and we will load into a 20 foot steel shipping container. Your car will be securely lashed to the floor of the container and the doors are then sealed shut with a numbered customs seal.
In addition to providing additional protection to your car during shipment, this service also permits personal effects to be shipped inside the car. If necessary we can even construct a timber bulkhead behind the car, allowing the remaining space in the container to be loaded with larger items.
At destination, our local partner will remove your car from the container and hand over to you at their depot, all ready for you to drive away!
Air Freight Cars
For those who require the ultimate in quick car delivery, we offer an air freight service directly from Heathrow. Your car will be loaded onto a steel airline pallet and securely lashed down. After passing through security screening we will air freight your car directly to your destination country. Our local partner will then complete customs clearance and hand over your vehicle at the airport. If necessary we can even arrange delivery direct to your home or office.
Cars sent by airfreight must not be sent with any personal goods or other items within the vehicle. If you would like to send personal goods with your air freight car then we can arrange for them to travel on the same flight as your car.
Nationwide Car Collection
If your car does not run, or you are unable to deliver to the port of loading, we offer a nationwide car collection service. We will collect your car on a flatbed transporter and complete all loading paperwork at your residence. Your car will then travel directly to the loading port for shipping overseas.
For prestige and high value vehicles we can arrange collection using a fully covered car transporter. Your car will be loaded into a closed lorry – once it is loaded there will be no visible sign of the car from the exterior of the transporter.
Once your car arrives at destination, our local partner can arrange to have it delivered to you using the same options of standard or enclosed car transporter.
Car Shipping Costs
The cost of shipping a car from the UK will depend on the method of shipment selected. Roll-On Roll-Off shipping will generally offer cheapest rates but will depend on the size of the vehicle. For larger vehicles the cost of shipping in a container can sometimes work out cheaper. Air freight cars are charged based upon the dimensions and weight of the car.
To get a quote for shipping a car overseas please speak to our car shipping experts on 0845 463 4656 or complete the quote request form in the top-right corner of this page.