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Car Shipping to Finland

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Deciding whether or not to ship a car to Finland rather than purchasing one after you get there can be a lot of work.

The main issues being cost differences, reasons for use, and the hassle of dealing with customs and paperwork. Some of the information in this guide will address the following topics:

  • What ways can the vehicles be transported?
  • How long does it take to ship a car to Finland?
  • How much does it cost?

Luckily, we’ve got more than 35 years experience and our goal is to make this process easy on you. You can get a quick rate for the transport costs from us in minutes.

Ways to Ship a Car to Finland

There are three methods that one can use and each one of them has pros and cons. The three main methods of shipping a car to Finland are inside a container, using roll-on roll-off, and air freight.

Transport via air freight has become very expensive over the years and although it’s an option for those with time constraints, the costs are excessive in comparison with ocean transport.

Using the Ro-Ro service is a good option for single vehicles, however the downside is that nothing else can be stored inside the car and it must be in working condition.

The automobiles are driven into the hull of a vessel and shipped this way. The last method for car shipping to Finland is via container.

Consolidation is our expertise and because of this, it’s always the method we recommend. It cuts down costs and when room permits, you can even move some household items inside at no extra cost.

How Long Does it Take and How Much Does it Cost?

In order to be honest to visitors, there are no exact dates and costs because each and every shipment has different variables. However, we will try and give you a general idea.

Durations can vary greatly depending which port your vehicle leaves from. We have five locations across the country and for obvious reasons, we advise shipping from the east coast.

In this scenario ocean times generally take around 30 days from New York to Kotka, our port of entry in Finland. This time frame will be different from our other locations.

The cost to ship a car to Finland also depends on the departure port, type of vehicle, location and a few others.

All things aside, the difference in costs can vary up to $600 when electing to move the car from opposite sides of the U.S. The easiest way to get price estimate is by filling out our quote form.

Customs Duties and Taxes

Depending on the reason for transporting a car to Finland, you may or may not be liable to pay taxes and customs for your automobile.

The instances where individuals qualify to be exempt are such:

  • Your car or other vehicle qualifies as removal goods if you have owned the car for more than 6 months and lived outside Finland permanently for more than a year.
  • Instances where a vehicle is imported for temporary use, less than 6 months of use in the period of a year. This is often the case for contracted work or educational studies and is referred to as a tourist car.

Prior to arriving, you’ll have to submit proof that you meet all the requirements in the form of a customs declaration.

Otherwise, you can be looking at a very expensive process for importing your car. Lastly make sure that all documents are the originals and not copies.

For any additional information, call us at 800 599-0190 or fill out our quote form with all the required information and we’ll send you a competitive rate for your shipment.

Written by Damien Shields


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