Weekly Car Shipping from the USA to Germany

Car shipping to Germany

Partnered with the largest car shipping companies and shipping lines in the United States, Auto Car Shippers provide you with the best possible rates to ship your car to Germany.

We ship thousands of vehicles for our private clients every year either loaded into shipping containers or loaded directly on to specialist Roll on Roll off (RoRo) car shipping vessels.

While RoRo shipping is often the cheapest way to ship a car to Germany, you will not be allowed to ship items in your vehicle. If you do have things to ship with your car or if you are shipping more than one car at a time, our container shipping service may be a better option for you.

When your car is shipped in one of our containers, the wheels are chocked and lashing straps around the wheels tether your car to securing points built into the container walls and floor to prevent movement. Shipping your car to Germany in a container also allows you to leave personal items or spare parts in your vehicle avoiding additional shipping costs for those extra few things. If you have more than one vehicle to move, our container shipping service may be more economical than RoRo shipping as we are able to safely load multiple vehicles together in the same container.

Both our Roll on Roll off and containerized shipping services to Germany offer weekly sailings direct from all major ports in the USA including: New York, Norfolk, Jacksonville, Houston, Los Angeles and Oakland. We offer a nationwide auto transport service to collect your car right from your door or, you can choose to deliver your car in person to one of our many receiving warehouses situated throughout the US or directly to the port of departure.

To get your free USA to Germany car shipping quote simply complete our quick 60 second quote form on the right of this page and we will be right back in touch with your personal quotation and full details of our services. If you would just like to ask us a quick question you can also contact us here.

Whatever your needs, our experienced team of car shipping professionals are on hand to ensure that you get only the best service to suit both your requirements and your budget.

Car Shipping Ports in Germany

Bremerhaven in Germany is one of the largest car shipping ports in the world and handles more than two million cars, SUV's, motorcycles, trucks, boats and other vehicles each year. The Bremerhaven car shipping terminal has storage space for 120,000 cars including indoor storage for over 45,000 vehicles.

Germany is also home to many other car shipping terminals, large and small and we ship to all of them. Here is a few of the busiest:

  • Bremen
  • Brunsbuttel
  • Duisburg
  • Emden
  • Frankfurt
  • Hamburg
  • Kiel
  • Luebeck

Germany Car Import Tips

  • Cars in Germany are normally left hand drive (LHD) although RHD vehicles are still road legal.
  • There are no age restrictions applied to cars imported into Germany. Regardless of your vehicles age, the same duties, taxes, and technical inspection requirements are applied to all vehicles.
  • You do not need a German driving license if you are staying in the country for less than 12 months. If you do stay longer than 12 months however, you are required by law to obtain a German license.
  • Drunk driving laws are much stricter in Germany than in the USA and only allows up to a 0.05% BAC, or 0.5 g per 1 litre of blood. In comparison our own laws in the US allow up to 0.08% BAC. You may not be able to drive after even a single strong German beer.
  • Don't get caught out by Low-Emission Zones. The number of these zones is rising steadily and there are many currently in operation throughout Germany. These areas have emission level restrictions on all vehicles. Be sure to check that your vehicle complies with the emissions limit or you may face a heavy fine. You should be particularly careful if driving a 'heavy duty' vehicle like a truck. For more information visit: http://www.lowemissionzones.eu/
  • Speed limits are enforced somewhat more aggressively in Germany than in the USA. Radar traps are common and you can be fined heavily and on the spot. Remember that the speed limit in towns and cities is 50km/h (around 30mph) and starts when you pass the town/city name sign on entry. There may not always be an actual speed limit sign so this is a good tip to remember.


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What We've Shipped

2000 Ferrari 512 Testarossa AZ to Australia - Feb 2013

1959 Balchowsky Buick Special "Old Yeller" LA to Germany - Feb 2013

1965 White Chevrolet Impala SS GA to Australia - Jan 2013