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Old 11 Feb 2011
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Shipping from montreal to portugal or france ?

Hi everybody.
Does anyones have experience with clearing customs at lisbon airport ?
I have the same price from air transat if i ship anywhere in europe.(actually heading to morroco but since i've never been to portugal i thought Lisbon would be a option but can't find any info on it...

I've seen a thread where shipping to paris from canada seems to be quite easy but couldn't find anything on lisbon.
Thanks for your help

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Hi Etienne:

I've shipped from Toronto and Montreal into France (Paris CDG) many times, and as you note, it has been very trouble-free.

I can't imagine that the Portuguese would be any different. In Europe, they are used to vehicles from all sorts of different countries entering their specific country - it's not a big deal at all. Just make sure you have valid European insurance (the famous 'green card') when you show up at customs to clear the bike.

I made a post earlier today at this discussion Shipping from USA that provides additional information about the process if you are shipping with Air Transat (my favorite motorcycle carrier).

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quote from transat

Hi all.
Here is the quote that i got from the guys at transat.
dangeureus good declaration paper 150$
airway bill 25 $
Bike doesn't have to be crated
Can have a bit of fuel in the tank.(i asked for 1 liter)
Don't have to unplug the batterie
Total:1550$ for montreal to lisbon
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In '08 I met a riding buddy who flew his bike from the US into Lisbon, Portugal. A DR650. From arriving to departing it took less than 2 hours and included taking the bike off the pallet, putting on the front wheel, reconnecting the battery and riding it away. There was enough fuel to get to a gas station.

Although he did all the paperwork as I waited I didn't see he had any difficulty. His blog is Ride Far | Mark Hammond and I'm sure it'll be on it.

Hope this helps.

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Total:1550$ for Montréal to Lisbon
That's pretty good, I don't think you are going to find a better price than that anywhere.

When you make your budget, reserve about $200 for miscellaneous handling charges that you will have to pay to the freight people at the port of arrival (Lisbon) - those charges cannot be escaped and will be present anywhere you ship the bike by air.

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