2016 US Car Export Report

Car Shipping from the US to Sweden

See current rates on the car shipping calculator!

We specialize in shipping cars overseas, and Sweden is one of our top destinations in Europe. We pickup your vehicle from any location in the US, and ship it out of either California or New York in order to give you best available rates. The cheapest port to ship to in Sweden is Gothenburg.

What is the cost to ship cars to Sweden?

Shipping from the USA to Sweden can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $1,600 per car. Transit time is around 35 days from California and 21 days from New York.

Get the current rates and confirm your quote for 30 days by using our car shipping calculator.

Don't want to ship in a container? Check out other car shipping options below.

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"Professional service at unbeatable prices. We have tried WCS with a number of cars from NJ and CA to Bremerhaven and we are happy with the results. They handled our classic cars with care and responded rapidly to any of our emails. All together they offer a great service!


Safe and Secure Car Handling

Our expert shipping team consists of in-house loaders who specialize in safely and securely loading and unloading classic cars during their journey overseas. We do not outsource our loading to anyone but our trusted team.

Locations on Both US Coasts

Strategically placed shipping facilities provide secure points of car export and import on the East and West Coast. Which lowers local and international car shipping costs and transit times. Secure indoor storage for your vehicles is also available.

Turn Key Delivery

We pickup and deliver classic cars door to door, around the world. Everything from pickup, loading, shipping, delivery and customs clearance can be arranged. Relax, and enjoy the trip.

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Instant Rates

Our online rate calculator allows you to view current rates for shipping vehicles, boats, motorcycles and pallets anytime, anywhere. It can even calculate the cost of ground transportation from anywhere in the US.

Custom Shipping Solutions

Whether you are looking to ship one car or 20, we will find the solution that best fits your needs and budget. Our team will be there to ensure the logistics go smoothly.

Sweden Car Shipping Options

Most Flexible:

For the most flexibility in shipping one or more cars to Sweden you should go with a container. You can ship practically anything along with the car, including parts and household goods, saving you money versus other shipping options. You can also ship project cars, as well as high value vehicles in their own dedicated containers, securely strapped and braced. 

In a 20ft container you can fit 1 car or 8 motorcycles. And depending on the vehicle size, a 40ft container can hold up to 6 cars or 16 motorcycles. If you are shipping just one car, the consolidated car shipping option would be right for you. It allows you to share container space with other customers, driving down the shipping costs.


Shipping cars via Roll-on/Roll-off may be the right option when shipping just 1 car at a time. However, it must run and drive in order to be loaded on and off the ship. You won't be able to load anything along with the car, since RoRo shipping does not allow for it. Cost of RoRo shipping to Sweden and availability tend to fluctuate throughout the year, we suggest you contact us for a detailed quote.


For those who need the car in Sweden as fast as possible, shipping the car by Air may be the best, and ultimately the most expensive option. Cars are taken to the nearest international airport to be loaded onto a plane in the cargo hold. From there they can be shipped to nearly any international airport in Sweden. While the shipping is quick, customs does take a few days to clear all export and import documentation. Get a quote on Air Freight to Sweden here.

What's Required

When shipping cars from the USA to Sweden you are required to submit numerous documents. An original title for the vehicle must be given to the shipping agent in order to clear customs. No copies will be accepted, and if there is a lien on the title, you must have a notarized letter from the bank releasing the lien. The only time the title isn't required is when you are shipping a classic car that was originally registered in one of the states which did not issue titles. 

Other required documents include a copy of a passport or if you are a US citizen a copy of an EIN letter which you can request from the IRS. You will also need to complete the Power of Attorney form and fill out our online shipping form.

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Sweden Car Import Tax

Importing cars to Sweden is more expensive compared to other EU nations such as Germany or the Netherlands. As of 2016, the import duty is 10% + 25% VAT.

However, if you are importing a classic car to Sweden, you may be able to import it cheaper. If the car is over 30 years old, in its original unmodified condition, and if it is a type or model which is no longer manufactured you can import it duty-free, and only pay 12% VAT. For more information visit the Sweden Customs website.

If you are moving to the EU and have owned the car for over 6 months in the US, you may be able to avoid paying import duties & VAT completely.

Disclaimer: We only provide the ground & ocean transportation service. Customer will be responsible for import & unloading fees when the car arrives at the destination port overseas. Insurance is optional.