Absolutely. To transport a car from Spain to the UK, you have several options available. The most common methods include road transportation and shipping via a RoRo (Roll-on/Roll-off) vessel or in a shipping container. We usually use offer road freight as it is often the cheapest way to get your car back from Spain to the United Kingdom.
Here’s an overview of each option:
Road Transportation: If you choose road transportation, a professional car transporter will drive your car from Spain to the UK. The journey time can vary depending on the specific route and any potential delays at border crossings. On average, it can take around 2 to 5 days.
RoRo Vessel: Roll-on/Roll-off vessels are designed to carry cars. Your car will be driven onto the vessel at a Spanish port and then driven off at a UK port. The shipping time is typically between 2 to 5 days, depending on the chosen route and carrier.
Shipping Container: Another option is to transport your car in a shipping container. The car will be securely loaded into the container and transported by sea. The shipping time is generally longer compared to RoRo, typically ranging from 5 to 10 days.
Please note that these are just estimated timeframes.
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Yes, and you can drive a car from Spain in the UK. However, there are a few important considerations and requirements to keep in mind:
Driving License: Ensure that you have a valid driving license that is accepted in both Spain and the UK. If you have a driving license issued in an EU/EEA country, it is generally valid for driving in the UK. If you have a non-EU/EEA driving license, you may need to obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP) alongside your license.
Vehicle Registration: If you are planning to drive your own car from Spain to the UK, you should ensure that your car is properly registered and insured in Spain. It is recommended to contact your insurance provider to confirm the coverage for driving in the UK.
Temporary Import: For a temporary visit, you can drive your Spanish-registered car in the UK without needing to register it there, as long as the car remains registered and insured in Spain. There are usually time limits on how long you can drive a foreign-registered car in the UK before it needs to be registered there.
Customs and Border Controls: When crossing the border between Spain and the UK, you will need to pass through customs and border controls. Ensure that you have all the required documentation, such as your passport, car registration documents, and proof of insurance, readily available for inspection.
Driving Regulations: Familiarize yourself with the driving regulations and rules of the UK, including road signage, speed limits, and other traffic laws that may differ from Spain. Drive on the left-hand side of the road in the UK.
It is always recommended to check with the relevant authorities, such as the UK Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), for the most up-to-date information and requirements when driving a foreign-registered car in the UK.
Here are a few of the common documents you might need depending on whether or not you are a transferring resident:
- Vehicle registration documents
- Proof of ownership
- Valid driving license
- Passport or ID