How Much Will It Cost to Ship My Car from Qatar?

car shipping from Qatar

Thinking of shipping a Doha-registered vehicle to another country? Do you want to know the approximate costs to make an informed decision? This guide is for you. Car shipping in Doha can be a complicated process involving a lot of factors. These include the car’s price as well as shipping costs. But government guidelines, car age limitations, and other costs are also important considerations. To make the process as streamlined and painless as possible, most people prefer to work with a professional car shipping company in Doha.

Costs Associated With Car Shipping in Doha

However, it is still prudent to learn about what to expect during the shipping process. Below you will find useful information about the countries people most commonly ship cars to from Qatar. These include the costs of car shipping in Doha, along with recommendations and suggestions.

Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a very popular vehicle shipping destination from Qatar. A shipping company can transport a vehicle door-to-door from Qatar to KSA with very few problems. Of course, being a major GCC country means shipping a vehicle there is easier than in other parts of the world. You will not have to pay any import duties, and the only restriction is that the shipped vehicle must not be more than 2 years old.

The cost of shipping a vehicle door-to-door to KSA by road (excluding the cost of the vehicle itself) can be between QAR 9,000 to QAR 11,000.


Like KSA, it is possible to ship a vehicle from Qatar to Oman, door to door. The country has very relaxed rules for car shipments from Qatar, which makes shipping a car by road very convenient for deliveries in Oman. Oman also has a more relaxed approach to the age of the vehicle. However, vehicles that are older than 5 years will not pass through customs.

The cost of a door-to-door shipment overland from Qatar to Oman can cost you QAR 7,000 to QAR 8,000.


Shipping a car to the United Arab Emirates from Qatar is more convenient than anywhere else in the GCC. The UAE waives the 5-year age restriction relating to incoming vehicle shipments from Qatar. In fact, it is the only GCC region without this restriction. Thanks to the close proximity between Qatar and the UAE, transporting a vehicle door-to-door overland is the most common way to ship to a destination in the UAE.

Shipping a car by road from Qatar to a UAE destination costs between QAR 5,000 to QAR 6,000, excluding the cost of the car.


Bahrain is another destination that makes vehicle shipping a lot easier since it is nearer to Qatar than many other shipping delivery destinations. Overland shipping can take place door-to-door with relative ease. Unlike the UAE, however, Bahrain imposes a 5-year limitation on the age of the vehicle very strictly. Older vehicles will not pass through customs checks and will not enter Bahrain.

The cost of door-to-door car shipping from Qatar to Bahrain can be between QAR 6,000 to QAR 7,000.


The emirate of Kuwait allows door-to-door shipments of vehicles coming in from Qatar. However, there is one very significant caveat. Only Kuwaiti nationals can legally import a car into the emirate. This means you cannot do so if you are an ex-pat or a temporary resident of the emirate.

Shipping a vehicle overland from Qatar to the Emirate of Kuwait costs anywhere between QAR 6,0000 to QAR 7,000.

Philippines, India, and Pakistan

It is not practical to ship a car to the Philippines, India, or Pakistan from Qatar. These countries impose very high duties and taxes on all incoming imports, including significant ones like cars. The country also requires a minimum insurance of 3.5% of the cost of the vehicle as well as brokerage and commission fees. All of these can aggregate and drive up the cost of shipping a car to any of these destinations and the final car shipping cost often tends to be higher than the cost of the vehicle itself.

The United StatesΒ 

It is not possible to ship cars door-to-door to the United States from Qatar. However, you can ship a vehicle from Qatar to a major port in the United States. The US also has more stringent vehicle safety requirements than most other countries. So only vehicles that pass these requirements can be imported into America as road-legal vehicles.

The cost of shipping from Qatar to a major port in the US can be between QAR 20,000 to QAR 22,000. The cost of shipping specifically to the port of Baltimore, however, costs on average QAR 13,500.


You can ship a vehicle to France from Qatar in two ways. You can opt for a door-to-door shipment or choose a door-to-port model. A door-to-door vehicle shipment is usually more convenient, but it is also more expensive. A door-to-port shipment costs less but will involve someone taking delivery at the destination port.

The door-to-door model will cost you between QAR 11,000 to QAR 18,000. By comparison, a door-to-port shipment can cost between QAR 11,000 to QAR 12,000.


Vehicle shipments to England are usually only door-to-port. However, the country has additional legal requirements. Since vehicles in England follow a right-hand-drive configuration, a left-hand-drive car will require additional documentation and certification.

Shipping a car to England, excluding additional documentation, can cost you QAR 12,000.


Spain, like England, only allows door-to-port shipments of vehicles from Qatar. However, the country has little to no additional requirements other than applicable duties and taxes.

The shipping can cost up to QAR 8,500.

Other EU Nations

Depending on the destination, you can ship a vehicle from door to port or, port to port from Qatar. The EU has fairly standardized requirements, including emissions and road safety, across most member nations.

The cost of a door-to-port shipment can reach up to QAR 10,000, whereas a port-to-door shipment can cost QAR 18,000. Shipping to specific European ports from a port in Qatar will depend on the desired destination port.

Other Key Information:

  • If you are thinking of shipping your car from Qatar to GCC the process is extremely simple. You will not be subjected to any import duties provided that your car is less than 2 years old.

  • If your car is older than 5 years then you will not be permitted to ship your car within the GCC. However, UAE nations like Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah are exceptions that allow cars over 5 years of age.

  • If you are thinking of shipping a car to Lebanon, then you must be aware of the 1 car, 1 person rule. An individual is only allowed to import one car in their entire lifetime to Lebanon.

  • If you are thinking of shipping your car to Egypt, then you must be aware of the customs duties – they are the highest in the region.


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32 thoughts on “How Much Will It Cost to Ship My Car from Qatar?”

  1. Nelson Jake Enoc

    I am planning to buy a KIA Picanto which is around QAR 35,000. How much will it cost me to ship it to the Philippines? Appreciate if you can also send basis of your computation. Thank you.

  2. hi, how much is the cost for shipping a car to guatemala from doha?
    i want to buy a cars, salvage cars, damage cars, to import to guatemala.

  3. Hi,I want to ship my Honda from Dubai to Doha, how much is it?And my car is bought last Aug.,it is less than 2 years,so can it get waiver of customs duty?

    1. Hi Chen,

      Please enter your details on ServiceMarket in order to get accurate quotes from shipping companies to move your Honda from Dubai to Doha. These shipping companies will be able to offer you the best advice regarding the customs duty.


    1. Hi G.f,
      You can use ServiceMarket to get quotes from shipping companies. Just enter the details of your car and your move and you will be contacted by multiple shipping companies who will also provide you with details of the procedure.

  4. Dear Sir/Madam,

    How much would cost shipment of Kia Sportage 2011 Model from Dubai to Doha?

    Thank you for the response.


    1. Hi Abdulkerim,

      Please visit our website to get quotes from multiple shipping companies. If you specify the details of your car and move, you will receive quotes from multiple companies for your move to Turkey.

      Thank you,

  5. Hi,
    I am planning to ship my Toyota fortuner 2015 from Muscat, Oman to Jubail, Saudi Arabia. Can you please advise whether you provide this service and how much it will cost me if yes ?

    1. Hi Aktar,

      The cost for this will be approximately 5,000 to 10,000 UAE Dirhams, excluding duties. You will be able to get actual quotes from multiple shipping companies using our website. Please enter your car’s details and the shipping companies will contact you with quotes to ship your Toyota from Oman to Saudi Arabia.

      Thank you,

    1. Dear Elio,
      A sea shipment (container) to Lebanon would cost between 15,000 and 17,000 AED and no tax payments are required.
      For more information please do not hesitate to call us.

  6. Hi , I want to ship my car back home in Iran , wondering that if it is possible and how much is it and requirements to be able to ship the car from Doha to bandar Abbas in Iran ? Thank you and regards , Azadeh

  7. Muhammad Asif


    how much it will cost to ship Mercedes 2008 car from Qatar to Saudia.

    thank you.

    Muhammad Asif

  8. Georges Abi Nahed

    Hello I didn’t find how much the cost of a car shipping to Lebanon. I have a Gmc sierra 2007 model crew cab 4 doors.

  9. Hello!

    What is the cost of shipping a 2007 BMW X3 from Doha, Qatar to Cairo, Egypt?
    I just want to get the car there with a trip ticket status, and drive it in Egypt for 6 months; then return it back to Doha.


  10. Dear Sir/Madam,

    How much would cost shipment of Golf Mk7 from Doha to Slovenia or Montenegro?

    Thank you for response.


    1. Hi Boris,

      Thank you for reaching out to us!

      Unfortunately, we do not have any shipping companies partnered with us that ship to Slovenia or Montenegro. However, if there is something else we can help you with, or if you would like to discuss your request details with us, please call us at +97144229639 and we will be happy to assist you!

      1. Hi,
        I am a British citizen working in Doha, Qatar. Planning to take a Mercedes V class vehicle to Spain where I bought a house and intend to settle for retirement. Will the car be tax exempt in Spain?
        Thanks and kind regards