From the early beginning of Bid Export car auction, our Nigerian customers have trusted us to do business and buy their cars from the United States and ship them to Nigeria. Since we list more than 150,000 vehicles all around the USA - we can load cars and all kind of vehicles in shipping containers, and send them with any additional belongings on a the best rates in the market.

The used cars market in Nigeria is only showing signs of growing and becoming more and more popular. The two main ports we ship cars to Nigeria are Kano and Lagos; which is the cheapest port for shipping cars to Nigeria.

Shipping cars to Nigeria is possible via Roll-on/Roll off, which is usually cheaper than shared or exclusive containers.

Buying And Shipping Cars From USA To Nigeria 

Before you can think of shipping a car you’ll have to, of course, buy one. Fortunately, buying a used or salvage car from an auto auction site is a very simple process. Registering and finding your desired vehicles can take no more than few minutes. Learn about the 4 easy steps how Bid Export Online car auction work here

Usually, you have a lot of questions if you’re thinking about shipping a car to Nigeria. We understand: that the process may seem complicated. But with Bid Export you can ship your car to Nigeria in a few simple steps and clicks online. Dealing with the most experienced shipping service providers, shipping cars from USA to Nigeria is now easier than ever before.  

If it is your first time, our representatives will give you the guidance you need to make your first steps, and will keep you updated with your car shipping process to Nigeria. and with the advanced technology of Vessel-Tracking you can monitor your shipment status online. 

The process of vehicles shipping to our customers will begin as soon as the vehicle and freight are paid for. A Bid Export representative will verify the vehicle and the title/ownership are ready for pick up and a vehicle will be dispatched to the location as soon as ready.

Get the chance and register your self on our online auto auction and find your vehicles with prices upto 20% less than dealerships and auto-malls.

Shipping A Car to Nigeria - Lagos

Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria as well as on the entire African continent. As one of the fastest growing cities in the world and one of the most populous urban areas, it’s no wonder Lagos is one of the largest and busiest seaports on the continent. In fact, this mega city has the fourth-highest GDP in Africa. The Lagos Port Complex is also known as the Premiere Port (Apapa Quays), the first and largest port in Nigeria. It’s located in Apapa, the commercial center of Nigeria, and was established in 1913.

Methods For Shipping Cars From USA to Nigeria

Shipping a car to Nigeria with BidExport can be offered with industry's most competitive rates. Whether you ship a car, truck, yacht, motorcycle, or heavy machins like, tractor or trailer, we will handle it for you and make you less worry about it. Our International car shipping service provides you with a worry-free vehicle shipping experience. You can choose your vehicle to be shipped to Nigeria in a containers and RORO ship.

Shipping cars to Nigeria in containers

shipping cars from usa to nigeria in containers

shipping cars to Nigeria with containers come in standard sizes (dimensions) and can be exclusive or shared containers. You can usually find the most common sizes: 20', 40', 40'HC (high cube), 45', 48' and 53' available from all exit ports, but some shipping lines may not offer all sizes to specific destinations.

Benefits of Shipping Containers:

  • Shipping your vehicle in safe and sound enclosed conditions
  • You can ship additional or personal items along with your vehicle
  • You can ship multiple vehicles in one container for a flexible price
  • Vehicles do not need to be in running conditions
  • Highly flexible for both short and long shipping distances


RORO Shipping cars to Nigeria

RORO shipping cars to Nigeria

The roll-on/roll-off shipping method, is highly used mainly for vehicles in running conditions and is selected for its simplicity, cost efficiency, and fast handling operation.

All type of wheeled cargo such as automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, trailers, etc. are driven on and off the ship. These ships are designed to load this type of self-propelled, towable or forklift cargo.

Note: RORO shipping is only suitable for run and drive cars only and has less routes and frequent schedules.

Benefits of RORO Shipping:

  • RORO shipping is cost effective comparing to exclusive containers
  • RORO shipping guarantees reliable departure and arrival dates
  • RORO shipping operations are simple and fast

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Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To Nigeria

  1. Title and registration
  2. Original purchase invoice
  3. Insurance papers
  4. Passport
  5. The make, model, and serial number
  6. Packing list
  7. Certificate of value & origin


How Long Does it Take Shipping Cars From USA To Nigeria?

Shipping cars from USA to Nigeria can take some time, but not too long anyways. It depends on the season and and from which port in USA the car departure and to which port it is meant to arrive in Nigeria! 

Time for delivery for Shipping a cars from USA to Nigeria is estimated to be about 40-65 working days. For More Details you can always reach us for more information. 

Please contact our transportation department for exact shipping time: [email protected] 

What Is The Price For Shipping Cars From USA To Nigeria?

Nigeria is one of the more expensive countries to ship a car to from the U.S., Part of the reason it’s more expensive than other destinations is the shipping distance and the limited availability of routes and accessible ports in the area.

Shipping prices to Nigeria can vary depends on the shipping method, type and location of the vehicle in the US, and to which port in Nigeria you want to ship it to.  

Please contact our transportation department for exact shipping cost: [email protected] 

Laws And Restrictions For Shipping Cars To Nigeria

There are many benefits of buying used cars from auctions. Foreign people consider it a great way to get a car at a lower price. But before you just jump in and buy a used cars from the U.S. and sell it abroad, there are some rules and regulations that you need to know first.


Generally speaking, there are some rules and regulations prevalent throughout the world for importing cars from USA or any foreign countries in general. You will need to check the regulations and rules for buying and obtaining new, used and salvaged vehicles that your country has for importing cars. Not every country will allow you to ship one, so before you bid or buy on cars, read about the process.

Here are 3 points you can start with:

  • Car Age: Many countries, for instance, have limits on the age of an imported car. So, first thing make sure the car isn't too old to import. 
  • Car Condition: If you are trying to import salvage cars you also need to check for possibility of that, since in some countries it is not allowed to import damaged cars and they require some minimum standards and quality for the car to pass approval. 
  • Taxes And Import Fees: Import taxes and duties are one of the biggest concerns you want clear our when exporting a vehicle from the U.S. to another state or country. Each country has its own set of rules. Generally speaking, these laws detail the various duties and taxes that are in effect to import new, old, or salvage cars.

Vehicles being shipped to Nigeria can be either left hand or right-hand drive, there is no restriction on this at the moment. However, vehicles being shipped to Nigeria must not be over 14.5 years from date of manufacture. For larger vehicles such as vans and trucks, these same rules do not seem to apply. There is no limit on how many vehicles that you can import in to Nigeria anyways.

Nigeria import is strict in some cases, but when it comes to a personal vehicle, it is rather simple. While there is a lot of documentation that will be needed, most of it the owner will already have on hand.

About Bid Export Car Auction is authorized and licensed online auction that was shaped by individuals who have numerous long stretches of involvement in the US auto sales industry. Our team and representatives have been filling in as directors in enormous used cars dealerships and strategic logistics organizations.

Bid Export began 10 years back with a solitary used cars dealership in Los Angeles CA. Presently headquartered in Miami, Florida as worldwide leader in online car auctions, and a premier destination for the resale of the best used cars. With more than 150,000 listings you can find your dream car, or supply your auto business with both clean and salvage vehicles for prices much affordable than buying from dealerships.

Our corporate office is located in Miami, Florida - address:
100 SE 2nd Street Suite 2000
Miami FL 33131
+1 305 285 8417
[email protected]