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Car Shipping to Austria

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Shipping a car to Austria involves the same required steps as shipping to many other EU countries in terms of the preparation and documentation.

Additionally, due to its geographic location you will have a few choices which port of entry to use and we will always recommend the best option for your particular shipment.

The reason being is that Austria is landlocked, so it does not have direct port access. However, as mentioned, anyone that wants to ship a car to Vienna or another destination in Austria will be able to choose from any European base port that they prefer.

Popular Destinations

  • -Vienna
  • -Salzburg
  • -Linz
  • -Graz

Ways to Transport Your Vehicle to Austria

There are two practical ways of shipping a car to Austria from the US. The first uses an ocean cargo container and the other uses the roll-on roll-off system.

If one is using the Ro-Ro service, your car will be departing from the east coast. Most likely Baltimore, as this port offers the best options for Ro-Ro. Cars are driven into the hull of large ocean liners and then secured and braced.

For the second method, clients will have the option of purchasing their own container or using our consolidation car shipping service.

container car shipping

Because we have extensive experience shipping cars via consolidation (loading multiple cars in a container) and rates are so competitive, this is our option of choice for clients.

The time it required to consolidate may take slightly longer than the other option but generally you can save money and bring additional items using a container service.

How Long Does it Take to Ship a Car to Austria?

Generally, the amount of time that it takes on the water to ship a car from the US to Austria is roughly 4 weeks. This number can change depending on the shipping method, whether you want a door-to-door vs. door-to-port service, and a few other variables.

Among other things, considering where your car is located, you'll either be able to deliver the automobile yourself to our warehouse in New Jersey or we can arrange to have it picked up at your residence anywhere in the country.

This will also dictate the overall duration of the shipment. Once it arrives at our warehouse we perform a full inspection, issue a dock receipt and make sure the car is ready for transport.

Customs Guidelines

To ship a car to Austria, you may or may not be subject to customs fees or duties. It's important to always check with the local authorities as policies can change.

As a basic note, you won't have to pay duties and fees to bring your vehicle if you meet the following requirements:

  • The car you are shipping to Austria has more than 600 km (372 mi) and you have owned it for more than six months.
  • You need to have lived in your current residence, ie. country, for more than a year.
  • You are bringing the car for personal use.

It's very important that anyone considering shipping a car apply for a Grundlagenbescheid through the customs office in Vienna prior to actually transporting the car.

For more information on car shipping to Austria, speak with one of our specialists by calling (800) 599-0190 or fill out our online quote form for a no hassle estimate.

Written by Damien Shields


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