Ship A Motorcycle to Europe from the USA

We ship motorcycles from the USA to Europe and various countries worldwide. We’ll pick up your motorcycle and ship it to Europe, Australia, and Middle East, through door-to-port delivery.

International Motorcycle Shipping Quote


International Motorcycle Shipping Quote

Shipping a Motorcycle to Europe from the USA

If you’ve been considering shipping a motorcycle from the USA to any destination in Europe, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed by the process. It’s natural to feel unsure about where to begin. However, once you take that initial step, everything tends to come together, especially with AA Motorcycle Shipping by your side. We’re here to ease your worries and lead you through each stage of the motorcycle shipping process to Europe, ensuring a smooth and successful experience.

We’ve been shipping motorcycles to and from Europe for over 40 years, so you can trust our experience. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, but we’ve also put together a comprehensive page with all the details you need to know about shipping motorcycles.

Begin by getting a free quote. To start, we only require your bike’s Year/Make/Model, Pickup Zip Code or Departure Port, and the European country of destination. Whether it’s Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, or the UK, we’ve got you covered.

How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Motorcycle to Europe?

Shipping to Europe for your motorcycle from the US typically starts at around $790. However, the exact rate can vary depending on factors such as the specific origin and destination, the size and weight of the motorcycle, the chosen shipping method, and any additional services required. It’s always best to request a quote from the shipping company for the most accurate pricing information based on your individual needs and circumstances.

The size of the motorcycle matters. Smaller bikes cost less to ship compared to larger motorcycles.

Another thing to consider is how the bike gets to the port. Bringing it yourself is cheaper, while having us pick it up from your home is more convenient. If you choose to drop off the motorcycle at the port, remember to arrange your own way back home.

We offer weekly sailings from US ports to Europe

Our ships depart every week from US seaports to various destinations across Europe. Here are the countries we ship motorcycles to:

When it comes to shipping your motorcycle from the US to Europe, we provide several options:

  1. RoRo Shipping: These vessels are designed for transporting wheeled cargo, allowing motorcycles to be driven onto the ship via a ramp. Your bike must be in good working condition for this method.
  2. Container Shipping: Your motorcycle is securely placed in a container, either individually or with other vehicles, and then strapped down for transport.

Additional Information

  • For information on motorcycle age restrictions and importing a motorcycle into the European country of your choice, please visit the respective country’s page.
  • If you purchased a new bike, ensure that your name is listed on the front of the Title as the registered owner.
  • If the motorcycle has been sold, both the Seller and Buyer must sign the back of the Title as indicated in the provided spaces.
  • For safety purposes, the motorcycle should not contain more than a ¼ tank of gas.

Two Types of Motorcycle Shipping Methods

Let’s delve deeper into each shipping method. We understand that if this is your first time shipping a motorcycle to Europe, it might be confusing. We’ll explore the benefits of each option here and address any questions you might have.

Roll-On/Roll-Off (RoRo) Shipping

Our most popular choice, Roll On/Roll Off (RoRo), is both affordable and convenient, suitable for wheeled vehicles like motorcycles. Your bike must be able to roll onto and off the ship’s ramp without assistance. Each vehicle is driven onto the ship under its own power and securely tied down once loaded.

RoRo shipping is particularly suitable for shipping a single motorcycle to Europe. It offers reliable departure and arrival dates, unlike container shipping, which can be less predictable.

Many new motorcycle manufacturers opt for RoRo shipping to ensure their bikes are securely tied to the deck, providing protection against external elements and peace of mind during transit.

Container Shipping

You also have the option to ship your motorcycle to Europe in a shipping container. With this choice, you can select between shared and exclusive container shipping. Don’t worry, we’re here to provide you with all the details and alleviate any concerns you may have.

Shared Container Shipping

Your motorcycle is loaded into a container along with three other motorcycles, as each container typically accommodates about four bikes. Since the container must be filled with bikes before it can be loaded onto the ship, there’s no fixed departure date like with the RoRo method. This can make planning more challenging, as you may have to wait for the container to be filled with other motorcycles, possibly delaying your shipment by an extra week.

This option is best suited for shipping two or more motorcycles. It’s also advantageous if you want to transport additional items in the trunk or backseat of your motorcycle, which isn’t possible with RoRo shipping. Additionally, you can ship motorcycles that are not in working condition. For instance, individuals purchasing classic motorcycles in the USA that require repairs often opt for shared container shipping.

Exclusive Container Shipping

Opt for exclusive container shipping for transporting high-end motorcycles, benefiting from enhanced protection and meticulous handling. This option also accommodates shipping personal belongings alongside your bike, mirroring shared container shipping.

While exclusive container shipping comes at a higher cost compared to RoRo and shared container options, the investment provides ample space and assurance, as your bike occupies the container alone.

Similar to shared container shipping, this service accommodates non-functional motorcycles as well.

Selecting A Europe Motorcycle Shipper

When choosing a motorcycle shipper, carefully assess their reputation and industry expertise. Confirm they provide competitive rates and top-tier services. Research various options, compare prices, and read customer reviews before finalizing your choice. Also, don’t hesitate to contact shipping companies directly if you have any questions or concerns regarding the shipping process.

AA Motorcycle meets all the criteria for choosing the perfect international motorcycle company for Europe:

  • Trusted and specialized motorcycle shipping since 1983
  • Competitive rates for motorcycle shipping from door to door
  • State-of-the-art loading equipment and trucks guaranteeing secure and safe shipping
  • Instant quotes accessible online or via phone
  • Real-time online tracking of your shipment (available in certain cases)

Motorcycle Shipping: Putting Safety and Security First

At AA Motorcycle Shipping, safety is our top priority when shipping motorcycles to Europe. We utilize enclosed trucks for secure transportation. We recommend riders to service and inspect their bikes before shipping. Moreover, we provide extra insurance coverage for added financial protection against any unexpected incidents during transit.

Palletized vs. Non-Palletized

AA Motorcycle Shipping offers two shipping options: palletized and non-palletized, catering to different requirements. With non-palletized shipping, motorcycles are loaded faster. Meanwhile, palletized shipping involves securing the motorcycle to a pallet inside an enclosed air ride trailer, providing a premium option with shorter transit times.

Palletized Motorcycle Shipping

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Non-Palletized Motorcycle Shipping

Documentation to Import a Motorcycle to Europe

Importing a Motorcycle to the EU involves straightforward documentation procedures, typically cleared at the port of entry if your final destination is within the EU. While requirements may slightly vary by country, common documents include:

  • Original clear title
  • Bill of sale (if owned for less than 6 months)
  • Valid passport or ID
  • Power of attorney (sometimes required, depending on the shipping port)

Initially, these documents facilitate exporting the motorcycle from the US and clearing customs. They are then express mailed to our overseas agent who handles customs clearance at the arrival port.

After clearance, we advise keeping stamped import documents secure for registration purposes and potential re-importation to the US.

International Shipping

International motorcycle shipping has adapted to meet the demands of riders exploring worldwide. AA Motorcycle Shipping Company, a trusted and seasoned partner in this journey, provides a variety of services designed to ensure seamless and safe motorcycle transport.