Motorcycle shipping: Germany - Uruguay

There is the possibility to transport the motorcycle by air freight and by ship, for both the only port of call is Montevideo.


Transport (one way) by ship from Germany to Montevideo, Uruguay, per motorcycle €850.00 $945.59 ?
Transport (one way) by air freight from Germany to Montevideo, Uruguay, per motorcycle €2,200.00 $2,447.41 ?
Transport (one way) from Montevideo to Hamburg including all port costs and procurement of the transport box €2,350.00 $2,614.28 ?
Our prices are calculated individually, we therefore ask you to give us the length, width and height (mirror / glass disassembly!) and weight - primarily the volume is decisive, so the smaller the box the cheaper the transport costs.


Motorcycle transport to Uruguay by ship or air freight (depending on booking)
Storage of the transport box on site
fuel, dangerous goods and security charges
Not included features
Transport box
Airfreight: Airport fees for pick up in the amount of approx. US$ 300,00
Sea freight: South American port fees of about US$ 1500.00
local charges
Everything that is not listed under services

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Contract and payment: when you have decided to book, we will draw up a contract of forwarding, which you will send back to us signed. The transport will be invoiced promptly at the time of collection/delivery of the motorcycle, we do not charge a down payment at the time of contract conclusion!
Additional baggage may be stowed with it, provided that it is not hazardous material according to aviation regulations. (e.g. batteries/accus, methylated spirits, motor oil, spray cans)
A collection/delivery of the ready packed transport box by truck with lifting platform and pallet truck to/from your premises is possible on request.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.


For transports to Uruguay, the motorcycle must be packed in one case. Just talk to your local motorcycle dealer - they are often happy when the overpack of new vehicles can be disposed free of charge. Best try your luck at one of the dealers of Italian or Japanese manufacturers. Although many brands have already converted to returnable packing, you should give it a try! You will save hard cash if you keep your box as small as possible, e.g. by removing the front wheel.

Alternatively, packaging can take place via an enterprise in Hamburg determined by us. Please note that transportation costs are higher in this case, since – due to liability reasons - no parts of the motorcycle may be removed and thus the packaging will be more spacious.

Further package can be stowed unless hazardous substances according to aviation regulations are involved (e.g. batteries/accumulators, methylated spirits, motor oil, aerosols).

Our prices are calculated individually, so please inform us about length, width and height (please remove mirror!) as well as weight. Primarily, volume matters! The smaller the box, the cheaper the transportation costs!

Transport to Uruguay:

Sea freight: We advise against sea transport, you can find out the reason in the section at the destination.

Due to long processing times with the Uruguayan port and customs authorities, we advise against sea transport to Montevideo. Our agent there as well as travellers report about lengthy and expensive triggering processes. This applies exclusively to sea transport. However, this only applies to the transport of individual motorcycles. For group bookings of 4 motorcycles or more, we are happy to offer an "exclusive container".

The transport time is about 5 days by flight and about 4 weeks by ship.

It is possible to pick up the ready packed transport box from your premises by truck with lifting platform and pallet truck.

Transport back:

The return transport can take place by flight or ship, you have the possibility to book a one-way transport only, our local partner will take care of the packing at the port. The transport time by flight is about 7 days, by ship about 7 weeks.

It is possible to deliver the motorcycle to you in a transport box by truck with a lifting platform and pallet truck.

At destination in a one-way transport:

After your arrival, contact the local representative of the airline or shipping company. After payment of the local fees, customs clearance takes place. Now the bike just needs to be unpacked and off you go! The time required is about 1 day at the airport, the empty box is simply left behind.

At destination when both transports are booked:

After your arrival, contact our local partner for joint customs clearance. Afterwards the bike is just unpacked and off you go! The time required is about 1 day at the airport and about 2-3 days at the seaport. The empty box is stored by our correspondent. A few days before the return transport, contact our forwarding agent and agree on the delivery of the vehicle. At the end of the holiday the motorcycle will be loaded back into the crate after customs clearance, everything else will be organised by our local partner and us here in Hamburg.


a Carnet de Passage, is, to our knowledge, not absolutely necessary in all of South America. For the final import of vehicles, please contact the automobile club or the local customs authorities for binding information.

Transport insurance:

Optionally we offer a transport insurance against total loss and transport damage of the motorcycle. The premium is 0.95% of the vehicle value, minimum € 95.00. Paint damage and oxidation are excluded, vehicles over 9 years are only insurable against total loss. Possibly with stowed luggage in the transport box is unfortunately not insurable, we recommend to inquire about a luggage insurance. In case of damage, this must be visible from the outside, the deductible is € 500.00 per claim.