Car Shipping from USA to Spain

With our expert team of shipping specialists, car shipping from USA to Spain won’t be complicated. Our dedicated team members are ready to assist you through the whole import process, from pickup to customs and delivery. With over 20 years’ experience in worldwide shipping, we are ready to make car shipping from USA to Spain an efficient, simple and secure experience. Read on below to learn more about the different shipping methods we offer, and what documentation you’ll need to import your vehicle to Spain.

CFR Rinkens offers several methods for car shipping from USA to Spain, although the best solution will be different for every client. Our shipping specialists will help you determine the optimal shipping method for your budget and schedule. Our vehicle shipping options include enclosed container shipping, as well as economical roll-on/roll-off services. You have the option of shipping your vehicle to Spain in a dedicated 20ft container, or sharing transportation costs with other vehicle owners with our specialized consolidated container shipping. See our car shipping from USA to Spain guide below for more details!

With various warehouses across the United States, you can be sure to find a convenient drop-off location near you. Our dedicated team of shipping specialists is also ready help you arrange a vehicle pickup if needed. Are you ready to get started? You can request a free estimate online, or read on below for more information on shipping your vehicle from USA to Spain.

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Spain Car Shipping and Import GuideThe Spain Shipping Guide below discusses car shipping to Spain from the USA. For general information and to view common questions about shipping a vehicle, visit our worldwide vehicle shipping page.

Car Shipping Guide: Car Shipping from USA to Spain

What ports we ship to

We ship vehicles to the following ports in Spain:

  • Alicante
  • Aviles
  • Algeciras
  • Barcelona
  • Bilbao
  • Burgos
  • Cádiz
  • Cartagena
  • Castellón
  • Ferrol
  • Las Palmas
  • Malaga
  • Mallorca
  • Santander
  • Seville
  • Tarragona
  • Tenerife
  • Valencia
  • Vigo
What are the Car Shipping Costs to Spain?

The costs for shipping a car from the USA to Spain can vary widely, based on where you’re shipping your vehicle from, your final destination, shipping method, and even your car’s condition. Although our shipping experts will be there to assist you throughout the whole shipping and import process, we recommend you stay up-to-date on the latest taxes and import fees, as these can and do change frequently.

Our shipping specialists can help you determine shipping costs, you can get started by requesting a free online estimate.

How do costs vary based on the method of shipping to Spain?

Roll-on/roll-off – Our most budget-friendly option! Your vehicle is driven into a cargo area on the shipping vessel that resembles a parking garage, where it is secured for safe transport. Although shipping may take a bit longer, the only added charges are customs clearance and port fees.

Shared container service – Enjoy the peace of mind of shipping your vehicle in a fully enclosed 40ft container, yet share the additional handling charges of container shipping with other vehicles owners. We utilize an industry-leading steel rack loading system which allows us to safely and securely load multiple vehicles into a single container without the use of wooden ramps and nails, which can damage your vehicle.

*While you have the benefit of dividing the terminal handling, trucking, unloading and customs clearance charges, there might be a slight delay before your vehicle ships since the container must be fully loaded before it can ship out. However, you’ll still be enjoying the added safety of shipping your vehicle in a fully enclosed container.

Full container load – All the benefits of our shared container service, without the wait! Enjoy a shorter wait between departure and arrival as your vehicle will be the sole occupant of the container. However, you will incur additional fees like terminal handling, trucking and unloading charges in addition to customs clearance and port fees. The added benefit of enclosed container shipping can’t be beat, as your vehicle won’t be exposed to the weather and other elements.

Once we receive your vehicle, its condition will be thoroughly documented with photos. We’ll also document the loading process as your vehicle is expertly and securely loaded into our shipping container. We utilize a modern steel loading system which minimizes the chance of damage because it doesn’t use outdated wood ramps and nails. Once loaded and secured, the container door is locked and won’t be opened until it reaches its final destination.

We invite our dedicated container service clients to pack and transport other items inside their vehicle, as it will be secured in a fully enclosed container and locked until it reaches its final destination. However, please make sure all items are securely loaded, as CFR Rinkens won’t be responsible for loss or damage of any kind. Once your vehicle arrives at its final destination in Spain, our agent will access the container and document the vehicle’s arrival condition and unloading process with photo documentation.

*Container shipping is considered to be faster than our roll-on/roll-off service thanks to its frequent weekly departures. Also enjoy the added benefit and peace of mind of shipping your vehicle to Spain in a fully enclosed container.

Things to Consider

Steps when shipping a car to Spain from the USA

Here are the steps to follow when shipping and importing a car to Spain. Our agents will help you through the whole process of car shipping from USA to Spain, including vehicle compliance, customs clearance and tax payments.

  1. Customs Clearance – Vehicles imported from the US must be cleared through Spanish Customs.
  2. Insurance – You will need proof of Spanish car insurance (Seguro de Vehículos) in order to register your vehicle.
  3. Vehicle Registration – Once your vehicle is cleared through customs, it has to be registered at the nearest traffic department, or Jefatura Provincial de Tráfico. You will be issued a temporary license plate. *(See below for required documentation)
  4. Vehicle Inspection – Upon receiving temporary Spanish plates, an Inspección Técnica de Vehículos (ITV) must be performed to ensure your vehicle meets Spanish homologation requirements. You can find a list of inspection stations here, but rest assured our agents will be ready to assist you with any questions.
  5. Pay Import Taxes – Once registered, import taxes must be paid, including import duties and VAT. These vary by vehicle.

Taxes and Duties
  • 10% Import Duty
  • 21% Value Added Tax (Paid at Customs)
  • Registration Tax (Based on the vehicle’s CO2 emissions, can range from 0% – 14.75%)
Documentation Needed for Vehicle Registration
  • Car Registration & Proof of Ownership
  • VAT and Vehicle Registration Payment Receipt
  • Spanish vehicle insurance (Seguro de Vehículos)
  • Receipt of Payment of Road Tax
  • Vehicle Inspection Certificate
  • Passport
  • Proof of Residency
  • Tax Identification Number (NIE)
Additional Services for Car Shipping from USA to Spain

Escrow services – Make car buying easy and secure with the assistance of our experts. CFR Rinkens can receive payment from buyers, verify vehicle condition and documentation before issuing monies to the seller.

Sourcing vehicles – With over 20 years’ experience in the shipping industry, we’ve developed a wide network of car buyers. We can assist overseas clients with vehicle purchases, for a nominal fee.

Check out our Online Quote Request to get an estimate for car shipping from USA to Spain.

Car Shipping from USA to Spain via Container CFR Rinkens

Our shipping specialists are ready to assist with car shipping from USA to Spain – from import questions to customs clearance, we’ll help you every step of the way. for expert advice on importing a car to Spain at 1-888-886-6683, or request a free online quote!
If you need additional information for vehicle shipping overseas, we’ve prepared these convenient online vehicle shipping guides with info specific to each country, including steps when shipping your vehicle overseas, as well as customs and vehicle homologation info.
Don’t see the country you’re looking for? We work with shipping agents all over the world and can assist you with all your worldwide vehicle shipping needs. Request a quote above, or give us a call at 1-888-886-6683.


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