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Early Planning Question (South Korea to Ukraine)

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:25 am
by Atlas313
Hi everyone,

I am in the very early stages of planning a trip and have a couple questions that are hopefully not too silly.

I am currently living in South Korea. I am American and my wife is Ukrainian. My father-in-law wants a new van, and because car prices in Ukraine are extremely high compared to Korea, he asked if we could buy a vehicle and have it delivered to Ukraine.

My wife and I agreed, of course, but then started talking about maybe trying to drive there when I finish my contract (big bonus at the end and some time for adventure).

So we're currently imagining buying a vehicle here, getting it delivered to somewhere in Mongolia, and then picking it up and driving from there to Ukraine. (We're about a year out from the potential trip, so the plan is pretty undeveloped at this point).

Can anyone recommend any good car delivery/shipping services? Or maybe alternative plans for starting the trip? I have plenty of questions about the actual driving, but I imagine it'd be redundant to ask them here with all the resources on the site.

Thanks in advance!

Re: Early Planning Question (South Korea to Ukraine)

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:26 pm
by Milad
Or maybe alternative plans for starting the trip?
A lot cheaper than getting it shipped through China will be taking the ferry to Vladivostok and driving it yourself, although this involves a lot of driving through the Russian Far East, which is not overly interesting (although Vladivostok is actually nice, there is not that much to see on the next 2-3000kms, depends on what you're interested in obviously).

Re: Early Planning Question (South Korea to Ukraine)

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:06 am
by steven
I agree with Milad. A bit more driving, but a lot less hassle and money than trying to get a car delivered to Mongolia.

Hope it's a 4WD you are buying if you are going to Mongolia!