Ship Car To Zambia

Domestic USA & International Auto Shipping
Quote Calculator

Ship Car To Zambia

Having a Vehicle Shipped to Zambia, South Africa From The United States

Shipping A Car To Zambia

Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?

  • It generally costs between $3,500 and $6,800 to have a car shipped from the United States to Zambia.
  • Because of the distance and lack of available seaports in the area, shipping costs are a little higher than to some other African countries.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Zambia

To/FromGroundOceanDays
New York, NY to
(New York port) to Lusaka
$275$7,5005+35
Los Angeles to
(California port) to Lusaka
$350$8,4005+43
Boston, MA to
(New York port) to Lusaka
$400$7,5005+35
Portland, OR to
(California port) to Lusaka
$475$8,4006+43
Phoenix, AZ to
(California port) to Lusaka
$550$8,4006+43
Detroit, MI to
(New York port) to Lusaka
$575$7,5006+35
Atlanta, GA to
(New York port) to Lusaka
$700$7,5006+35
Denver, CO to
(California port) to Lusaka
$775$8,4007+43
Memphis, TN to
(New York port) to Lusaka
$800$7,5006+35
Dallas, TX to
(California port) to Lusaka
$1,025$8,4007+43

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.

*Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.

*Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.

*Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.

*Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.

If relocating to Zambia, consider having a personal vehicle exported. It will make local travel easier and it can help to avoid language barriers and currency issues. Zambia isn’t thriving when it comes to public transportation so getting to places on time or in a quick manner can be difficult without the use of a personal vehicle.

With 5 major roads located in Zambia, there aren’t many roadways to cover. There are more roadways, but many of aren’t in great condition. However, the roads can lead to nearly every possible destination throughout the country, as well as to all surrounding countries. Since the main form of public transportation in the country is the railway, having a vehicle at your disposal will be beneficial.

Having a vehicle transported to anywhere in South Africa will prove to be a difficult feat. They have strict laws in regards to vehicle importing and a Letter of Authority and an Import Permit will be needed. Contacting SABS will be the way to go about obtaining such documentation and approval.

Popular Shipping Destinations


A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.


Methods of Shipping a Vehicle

  • Air shipping is a costly method of shipping a vehicle to the country of Zambia. This is usually too expensive for most people, but it is an option.
  • RO/RO shipping is the roll on, roll off method that requires the vehicle to roll onto the ship, as well as roll off. The vehicle must be empty with the exception of a spare tire, a car jack, and floor mats.
  • Container shipping is slightly more costly than RO/RO shipping. However, it allows for the vehicle to be filled with property allowed in Zambia. The container can also be filled with property or it can be split with another person. This will help reduce the cost.

All of these methods are possible ways to import a vehicle from the U.S. to Zambia. Considering that there are no seaports in the landlocked country, a person will need to prepare a ride to the place of importation when the vehicle is due for arrival.

South Africa is a country that has their own car manufacturers. Seeing as this is the case, they do not allow used vehicles to be shipped unless they are over 25 years old and considered to be a classic vehicle. With this being said, if a personal vehicle needs to be shipped, certain documentation that will be needed.

Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To Zambia
  1. Invoice of Vehicle Purchase
  2. Proof of Ownership
  3. Title and Registration
  4. Proof of Insurance
  5. Import Permit
  6. Letter of Authority
  7. Customs Release Notification form
  8. Bill of lading
  9. Passport
  10. Letter of transfer
  11. Certificate of non-sale
  12. Registration card

Other Services

Related Information & FAQs

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

Ship Your Vehicle With A-1 Auto Today

Get an Instant Free Quote Now

Or Call Us Today and Speak to Directly to Our Sales Team:

1-800-518-8708

Inc. 500 Company
American Moving and Storage Association Member
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Secured by Verisign Inc.