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No wonder the U.S. Virgin Islands are among the top tourist destinations in the Caribbean. But what if you need your car there? AutoStar Transport Express is the best and most affordable way to Ship Cars to the Virgin Islands. Get a Virgin Islands auto transport quote or call us at 888-802-8250 directly to speak with a transport coordinator.
For most US Virgin Islands tropical car shipping, we work with Crowley and we are able to secure your discounted transport rates by working through us.
Do you need a car in the Virgin Islands?
Moving around in the Virgin Islands is troublesome without a vehicle and taxi cabs can be costly. You can take taxis, but securing a ride home can be a hassle. With so many places to explore, one of the best ways to get around the Virgin Islands is in your own vehicle.
The Virgin Islands form the border between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The US Virgin Islands reflect their Danish influence most prominently.
Another attraction is a natural beauty. Mountains, tropical forests, beaches, and rocky coves are among the most beautiful assets of the islands.
The U.S. Virgin Islands is a territory of the United States, which makes shipping a car to the virgin islands a little simpler than to a foreign territory like the British Virgin Islands. The U.S. Virgin Islands are composed of three main islands: St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix.
How does the process of shipping a vehicle to the Virgin Islands work?
The vehicle is shipped inside an open container, it’s not exposed to the sea salt water or sun. We provide a door-to-port service, meaning we pick up the vehicle anywhere on the mainland and the customer picks it up at the port on the island. We also offer a port-to-port service, where customers bring their vehicles to FL ports and pick them up in US Virgin Island ports.
Our dedicated tropical auto carriers specialists and Customer Service Department are happy to walk you through the process of shipping your car to the US Virgin Islands, and upon booking, we send out your personalized US Virgin Islands Shipping information.
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Things to Know Before Shipping a Car to Virgin Islands
In case you are an inhabitant of the United States, you are qualified to export $1,600 in goods to the U.S. Virgin Islands with no obligation, as per U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Concerning vehicles specifically, if your vehicle was fabricated in the United States, there is no duty. In case your car is not manufactured inside the U.S. is subject to a duty of 6% of the absolute value. A road tax of 16 cents per pound is charged for all vehicles imported to the Virgin Islands.
AutoStar Transport Express ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 888-802-8250 to get a free, and instant quote to ship a car to the Virgin Islands.
Shipping Car to Virgin Islands Cost
There are no fixed prices, but a car shipped from Florida to the Virgin Islands typically costs $1,712.
There are multiple factors that come into consideration when it comes to making an estimation of the cost to transport a car to the Virgin Islands, including the number of miles from the pick-up point, the size and type of vehicle, the season when most people travel or least, plus time of the year, the kind of terrain that comes on the way, and more.
|Cost of shipping car from Miami to St Thomas||$2,350.00
|Cost of shipping car from Tampa, FL to St Thomas||$2,650.00|
|Cost of shipping car from Chicago, IL to St Thomas||$2,950.00
|Cost of shipping car from Sacramento, CA to St Thomas||$3,600.00
|Cost of shipping car from Montgomery, AL to St Thomas||$2,800.00
Our prices are only for door-to-door service or port-to-port service.
Shipping a Car to ST Thomas
St. Thomas belongs to the archipelago known as the Virgin Islands of the United States. You have many reasons to consider St. Thomas as your new home, as their great weather, natural beauty, watersports, and status as a U.S. territory.
As a U.S. territory, St. Thomas has an official language of English, so shipping a car to St Thomas is easy without a language barrier, and the rules and regulations that apply to importing a vehicle are not nearly as strict as when shipping vehicles abroad.
Ship a Car to St. John
St. John is the smallest of the three Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea. Saint John is the most wealthy and affluent island in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). It is often called “Beverly Hills of the Caribbean.” St. John is also home to Trunk Bay, a beach that is among the top ten in the world.
To ship a vehicle to St. John, you must follow a specific process. It is, however, much easier to transport vehicles USVI because the US Virgin Islands are considered US territory.
Use AutoStar Transport Express to transport vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 888-802-8250 to get a free, and instant quote to ship a car to the Virgin Islands.
Shipping Car to ST Croix
In the US Virgin Islands (USVI), the island of St. Croix is the largest. Salt River Bay Ecological Preserve is the main point of interest in the area.
When exporting your vehicle, it is important to do some research to make sure it is a good idea to bring your vehicle to the island. Otherwise, public transportation is not reliable and their limited taxi service is very expensive. Lastly, you will have to hire a reputable auto transport company for assistance.
Methods Of Vehicle Transport To The Virgin Islands
Roll-On/Roll-Off – Most vehicles transported to the Virgin Islands are shipped after being safely loaded onto a large ship.
This auto shipping method is referred to as “RORO” or roll-on, roll-off transport, by which the car is driven onto the ship where it is secured for travel, then it is driven off at the destination port for delivery.
Shipping Container – In the event that you need something beyond a vehicle transported, containerized shipping to the Virgin Islands is your most ideal choice.
With container shipping, you can often ship a vehicle as well as other household goods or cargo that you’ll require during your experience on the islands.
Main US Virgin Islands Car Shipping Ports
The port used to ship to or from Virgin Island is the one located in Riviera Beach, FL 33404. We can ship the vehicles either to Charlotte Amalie (St Thomas) port or the one in Christiansted (St Croix), Virgin Island.
We can bring your vehicle to or from anywhere in the FL Ports to connect with the state-of-the-art barges that cross the sea to the US Virgin Islands.
Required Documents For Shipping A Car To The Virgin Islands
To book transport to the US Virgin Islands with us, in addition to basic booking information, we also need
- The VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
- License Plate Number, including the state
Regarding documentation, in order to ship vehicles, we need a color copy of the title (back and front) and a copy of the photo ID.
If it has a lien holder, we can use an authorization letter from the lien holder. If the customer bought it from a dealership or auction, a color copy of the title (back and front), bill of sale, and a copy of the photo ID are needed.
If the title can’t be provided, we can use the MSO or the title has to be signed in the back (basically the name of the buyer needs to appear in the title or MSO).
When shipping from St. Thomas to FL
Besides the information required by AutoStar Transport Express, the customer will need to get the following, so he/she can be able to deliver the vehicle at the port on US Virgin Island and clear customs when it arrives in FL.
- Obtain a lien search from the Lt. Governor’s Office
- Obtain a clearance form from the Dept. of Motor Vehicles
- ISF-10 Form filled out by a US custom broker
Is anyone allowed to pick up the vehicle on the Virgin Islands?
The owner of the vehicle is the one assigned to pick up the vehicle. If they want to assign someone else, they need to provide a power of attorney allowing that person to pick up the vehicle on their behalf.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What payment options are available?
The most common payment form is through Zelle. Everything has to be prepaid in order for the vehicle to be released. Customers can also pay through ACH, Wire transfer, direct deposit, and credit/debit card (5% service fee added to the total).
Can AutoStar Transport Express help to do the paperwork or can I do all the paperwork on my behalf for Virgin Islands Car Transport?
AutoStar Transport Express will handle all the paperwork needed for Maritime and Land transportation. We do not assist with the paperwork needed to be filled out for Customs. We can provide the broker’s contact info, provided by previous customers.
Do we Have to Pay any kind of taxes, customs, or duty when we import or export our vehicle to and from Virgin Island?
Customers must pay a road tax (import tax) to Customs when they import their vehicles to the island. No tax is paid when the vehicle is shipped northbound (NB) from the island to the U.S. mainland.
Do we need vehicle Insurance to move vehicles across the Virgin Islands?
You don’t need it, it’s optional.
Do we offer any discounts(dealers, students, seniors, military, etc.)?
We offer those discounts if requested.
Do we need a Moving Permit on the Virgin Islands?
Upon picking up the car at the port on US Virgin Island, the customer is given a dock receipt. They can use this document to move their vehicle from point A (the port) to point B (their home/business). Afterward, they will need to check what the regulations are for the vehicle until it is registered.
Are we allowed to put items in the vehicles?
Due to port regulations, nothing is allowed inside the vehicle.
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Virgin Islands Car Shipping Prices For All 48 States of U.S.A.
|State||City||To ST Thomas Port||From ST Thomas Port|
|Arkansas||Little Rock||$2,995.00 ||$2,995.00
|Iowa||Des Moines||$3,400.00 ||$3,400.00
|Kansas||Kansas City||$2,995.00 ||$2,995.00
|Louisiana||Baton Rouge||$2,800.00 ||$2,800.00
|Missouri||Saint Louis||$3,100.00 ||$3,100.00
|Nevada||Las Vegas||$3,700.00 ||$3,700.00
|New Hampshire||Nashua||$3,100.00 ||$3,100.00
|New Jersey||Newark||$2,995.00 ||$2,995.00
|New Mexico||Alburquerque||$3,200.00 ||$3,200.00
|New York||Albany||$3,300.00 ||$3,300.00
|New York||NYC||$3,100.00 ||$3,100.00
|New York||Long Island||$3,200.00 ||$3,200.00
|North Carolina||Charlotte||$2,900.00 ||$2,900.00
|North Dakota||Bismarck||$3,600.00 ||$3,600.00
|Oklahoma||Oklahoma City||$3,100.00 ||$3,100.00
|Rhode Island||Providence||$3,100.00 ||$3,100.00
|South Carolina||Columbia||$2,900.00 ||$2,900.00
|South Dakota||Pierre||$3,600.00 ||$3,600.00
|Utah||Salt Lake City||$3,300.00 ||$3,300.00
|West Virginia||Charleston||$3,100.00 ||$3,100.00
Disclaimer: Prices are estimated and based on small sedans as of 6/16/2022. They are subject to change according to season, market fluctuations, and maritime rates.
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