Ship Car to or from Puerto Rico
AutoStar Transport Express has the experience to make shipping a car to Puerto Rico easy so you can use your vehicle at your leisure once you get to your tropical destination. Our auto-delivery network gives you everything from trusted quotes, a holistic approach to transportation management, personalized support, and access to our bilingual full-service logistics team.
Our familiarity and practicality will give you a stress-free car shipping journey; including expert advice and cost-effective recommendations. And, with our auto shipping Quote System, you’ll save time and money thanks to the real and reliable estimates of the actual costs and transit times.
AutoStar stands out among the best car shipping companies that ship to Puerto Rico. Explore top-notch Puerto Rico car services, ensuring reliable transportation with a touch of excellence.
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Carriers for auto delivery
Efficient Car Shipping to Puerto Rico from Mainland or Vice-versa
We know how hard it is to arrange all the required documentation to be able to ship your vehicle from Puerto Rico to the Mainland or vice-versa. That’s where AutoStar, the best car shipping company comes in.
AutoStar Transport Express can assist on this matter so you don’t have to worry about any paperwork needed, and we can even get your vehicle picked up anywhere on the island and delivered to the port for an additional fee.
Our Transport Coordinators seamlessly handle all the Maritime Transportation details while providing you with the highest level of customer service and communication. Thanks to our strategic partnership with our Maritime Logistics Company, we can secure competitive rates and fast car shipping.
Let us handle everything from start to finish.
Why AutoStar is the Best Car Shipping Company for Puerto Rico Car Transport?
As one of the best vehicle shipping companies in San Juan, or Crowley Puerto Rico, AutoStar Transport Express offers convenient, cost-effective service.
We provide our customers with the best possible rates without compromising on the quality of service. Our transparent pricing structure and flexible payment options make it easier for you to manage your shipping costs.
We understand that every customer has unique needs, which is why we offer customizable shipping solutions. Our dedicated team of auto transport experts works closely with you to tailor a shipping plan that suits your specific requirements.
Comprehensive Insurance Coverage
Your vehicle will be covered by the carrier’s cargo insurance, giving you added peace of mind. Please speak with a transport coordinator to discuss additional coverage options available for those who want extra protection.
Advanced Tracking System
We provide you with an advanced tracking system that allows you to monitor the progress of your car shipment in real-time. This ensures that you stay informed and can plan accordingly for the arrival of your vehicle.
How Does Puerto Rico Car Shipping Work?
Request a Quote
We can quickly provide you with an estimate and help you book your order. You can begin the process by completing our quote form, sending us an email at [email protected], or calling us at 939-320-8880.
Vehicle Pick up
We can bring your vehicle to or from anywhere in the Continental United States to our ports and then connect with our Maritime transport that crosses the sea for shipping a car to Puerto Rico, weekly.
Arrival at the San Juan Port
Your vehicle will arrive in San Juan, PR. To pick up your vehicle, you must have a valid ID along with sufficient cash to pay for the charges. Please note that AutoStar Transport Express only provides transportation from the US to San Juan. Once you’ve been shipped, you’re responsible for paying the fees associated with your destination and import/duty taxes.
Departure Shipping Ports in the US: Jacksonville, FL and Eddystone, PA
Arrival Port in Puerto Rico: San Juan Port
Picking Up a Shipped Car in Puerto Rico
You will have five days to pick up your car after it arrives at San Juan Port before storage fees start to apply.
The port in San Juan needs your license, social security card, the booking number of your shipment, your excise tax document, and proof of payment of the excise tax.
Puerto Rico imposes an excise tax on all imports into the country. This includes personal vehicles. Your car will get dropped off at the port and you require a port office visit to pay the excise tax.
There, you will receive your excise tax document. You can enter your vehicle details here and get a quote for the taxes you’ll have to pay.
Afterward, you can either pay online or visit the Hacienda to pay the excise tax.
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How Much to Ship a Car to Puerto Rico?
On average, the cost of shipping a standard car in a shared container from Jacksonville to Puerto Rico can range from $1,000 to $2,500. However, The cost is estimated. The price can vary depending on multiple factors, including the total travel distance, size and model of vehicle being transported, Transport type, and finally the time of the year.
Sample Puerto Rico Car Shipping Rates
|Long Island, New York
|Charlotte, North Carolina
The prices provided are approximations and are calculated for compact sedans. These rates may vary due to seasonal fluctuations, market changes, and maritime costs.
Related: Learn more about how much to ship a car to Puerto Rico.
To get a free instant estimate for Puerto Rico car transport, use our online car shipping quote calculator.
Factors Affecting Puerto Rico Car Shipping Costs
Roll-On Roll-Off vs. Container Shipping
RoRo means your vehicle is driven directly onto the ship and secured to its deck. Despite being inside the ship, your car will be sitting with other vehicles. Container shipping involves loading your car into a shipping container before loading it onto a ship. There is the option to purchase space in a single container for your vehicle. Both of these are more expensive than RoRo, with single container shipping being the most expensive.
Drop-off and pick-up options
Door-to-port shipping tends to be more expensive since it involves a greater distance. If you lack the time to visit the ports yourself, we can also offer door to door car shipping for additional charges.
A heavier and bigger car will cost more to move.
Open vs enclosed for ground transport:
Open car transport is the most affordable and convenient way to ship cars. This method exposes your car to the elements. Enclosed trailers protect your car from the elements. As for exotic cars or high-end vehicles such as Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc, they are usually packed inside an enclosed car carrier. Enclosed car shipping is usually recommended for expensive, custom or luxury cars and usually costs around 40% more than an open transport service.
The total distance
Rates are typically calculated based on the distance your car must travel. For Instance, It will cost $2400 to ship a car to Puerto Rico from Arizona, compared to $1700 to ship from Alabama.
Custom Solution for Puerto Rico Car Transport
As one of the top companies that ship to Puerto Rico, we specialize in shipping all types to and from, including cars, motorcycles, military and armed forces equipment, trucks, off-road vehicles, heavy machinery, inoperable vehicles, RVs, and more.
Documents Required to Ship a Car to Puerto Rico
For Puerto Rico car service, we need documents for Maritime Booking. The Port usually requires extra documents. A list of the different types of documents needed for Puerto Rico auto transport is shown below.
- Proof of bill of lading
- Lien Holder Authorization letter: For leased or financed vehicles, you will need a Lien Holder Authorization letter
- License: A copy of the driver’s license or any photo ID
- Power of attorney: When the owner is absent, a notarized power of attorney letter is required so another person can deliver and pick up the vehicle.
- Corporate Resolution: If the CAR belongs to the company, a copy of the company’s Corporate Resolution confirming the shipment must accompany the affirmation.
- Vehicle Appraisal: Because Puerto Rico imposes import taxes based on car value, an accurate appraisal is necessary.
- Current Title and Registration
- Purchase Invoice: A dealer should have provided you with an official bill if you bought a new car. Instead of an invoice, you can submit the sales receipt you received from the seller if you bought a used car.
- EPA Form 3520-1: It is required by U.S. Customs and Border Protection when moving a vehicle. On the EPA website, you can easily download it.
For Spanish-speaking customers, visit AutoStar Transport Express’s Página en Español for reliable Puerto Rico car shipping services.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do I make a payment?
We accept all major credit cards for online bookings. Please speak to our agents for more options including payment apps such as Zelle and Paypal. Direct deposit and bank transfers including ACH and wire transfers are also accepted.
How long does it take to ship a car to Puerto Rico?
From PR to the Mainland, vessels sail every Tuesday and arrive on Thursdays. The second vessel sails on Saturdays and arrives on Mondays. Learn more about car shipping times in our “How long does it take to ship a car?” article.
Can AutoStar Transport Express help to do registration paperwork in PR?
AutoStar Transport Express works with a PR agent (Wilder Cruz) who provides the service to assist with any type of documentation on the island. He also provides towing services and can pick up and drop off vehicles all over the island.
How much are the taxes in PR (Puerto Rico)?
We do not have access to government charges which is why AutoStar Transport Express doesn’t provide a price including taxes. You will have to pay taxes on your vehicle when you arrive in Puerto Rico.
You will have to pay no less than 5% of the actual cash value of the vehicle in taxes and import duties, depending on the type and age of the vehicle.
We cannot provide specific details on the import taxes, but Hacienda does an inspection and provides the price to pay based on the vehicle’s value, and you can get an estimate on
The Department of Hacienda will give you the price of import tax before you ship your car if you give them your VIN or year/make/model.
- Department of Hacienda
San Juan, 00901Tel: (787) 622-0123 (general line) or 787-721-0338 (Office of Excise Taxes, better number)P.O. Box 9024140San Juan, P.R. 00902-4140
You will need $100-$150 in cash for destination charges. These charges are not included in your quote.
Are we allowed to put items in the vehicles?
No, the port is very strict when it comes to shipping anything inside the vehicle. You are not allowed to ship anything inside the vehicle, except for a spare tire.
Can I drive my car to Puerto Rico from the U.S.?
Puerto Rico is an island in the Caribbean, and despite its status as a U.S. territory, it has no roads connecting it to the mainland. Taking a car to Puerto Rico from the U.S. requires a boat or an airplane.
How Much to Ship a Car to Puerto Rico?
In general, shipping a car to Puerto Rico from the mainland US can cost anywhere from $1,200 to $4,500, depending on the distance, size, type of vehicle, and type of transport you use. Get a free car shipping quote by filling out the cost calculator or by calling us at 939-320-8880.
How do I register my Vehicle in Puerto Rico?
Because it’s a U.S. territory, registering a vehicle imported there is easier than it is in other countries. U.S. driver’s licenses are valid in Puerto Rico, but any new car, truck, or motorcycle will need to be registered within three days of arrival.
You can find more information on vehicle registration at the PR DMV.
- Puerto Rico Department of Transportation and Public Works
Box 41269Minillas StationSan Juan, PR 00940-1269(787) 722-2929
Who Can Pick Up a Vehicle in Puerto Rico?
A friend or relative can pick up the car for you in San Juan. Tell us several days before the sailing so we can update the paperwork. Anyone picking up your car will need a picture ID, a copy of your Title of Ownership, and a NOTARIZED letter of permission to do so. You will be charged by the shipping line if you notify us of any changes after the cargo has been loaded.
Should we Ship, or Buy a New Car on the Island?
Cars are more expensive in Puerto Rico since the car dealerships in Puerto Rico include the excise tax in their prices the same goes for used cars. New automobiles in Puerto Rico cost between 30 and 40% more than on the mainland. So, overseas auto shipping may still be much cheaper than buying a new car in Puerto Rico.
Can I Ship a Financed Car to Puerto Rico?
Typically, there’s no problem shipping a car with an auto loan. However, if you are traveling to Puerto Rico, a Notarized letter will be required. It needs to state that we can ship it there.
Even though you have the registration for your financed vehicle, you don’t own it. They have final authority over the vehicle since they own it.
When you are ready and have verified with the lender, the next step is to get an estimate for auto shipping. After that, we’ll take care of the rest. We will get your vehicle to its new home quickly and safely.
How to Prepare Your Car for Shipping to Puerto Rico
- Turn off the alarm: For better safety, make sure you disable any alarms installed in your vehicle to prevent making enemies with the driver.
- Inspect tire pressure: Inflating or deflating tires is just as dangerous on the road as it is in transport. Under-inflated tires may cause damage. When your tires are properly inflated, you will not experience damage during the loading and unloading process.
- Removing custom accessories: Ensure that any special accessories such as a car spoiler are removed from the vehicle before loading it into the truck.
- Ensure no leaks exist: Check the undercarriage of your vehicle before it is loaded onto the truck for any leaks. Your vehicle may not be shippable if it has any kind of leak so it’s worth checking before handing the keys to your driver.
- Your car must be locked: For better safety, make sure you disable any alarms installed in your vehicle to prevent making enemies with the driver.
- Don’t overfill your tank: The vehicle is not being driven, so you don’t need to fill it up before loading. Additionally, a full tank of gas makes your car heavier. A heavier car is a greater risk during shipping. Prepare your vehicle for transport with a quarter tank of gas at most.
- Electric vehicles: Electric vehicles need a 50% battery charge, not more or less.
- Set of Keys Please provide vehicle keys to the port staff receiving the vehicle, do not leave them in the vehicle.
Remove personal belongings: Remove all personal belongings from the car. There is no need to remove permanent installations or accessories installed by the manufacturer.
- Wash Your Vehicle: You must wash and clean your vehicle before entering Puerto Rico. Your car must be inspected thoroughly before departure and upon arrival. If you fail the initial inspection, you will be responsible for the cost of cleaning and re-inspection
Want To Know More?
Call 939-320-8880 for more information about Puerto Rico Auto Shipping or request a free quote.
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Popular Routes to Puerto Rico
|Alabama to Puerto Rico
|Florida to Puerto Rico
|Hawaii to Puerto Rico
|Miami to Puerto Rico
|New Jersey to Puerto Rico
|New York to Puerto Rico
|Puerto Rico to Alabama
|Puerto Rico to Philadelphia
|Puerto Rico to Texas
Note: We can ship your vehicle from anywhere on the mainland to Puerto Rico and vice versa. Above are some most popular routes.
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