Shipping Cars to Burkina Faso

Shipping Cars to Burkina Faso, West Africa

AFL makes shipping cars to Burkina Faso easier than ever with instant quotes, competitive pricing, and dedicated, friendly shipping agents who handle all of your domestic to-origin needs! Whether you are planning a trip to spend the summer in your timeshare, or you need to ship a fleet of vehicles to Burkina Faso, we offer […]

AFL makes shipping cars to Burkina Faso easier than ever with instant quotes, competitive pricing, and dedicated, friendly shipping agents who handle all of your domestic to-origin needs! Whether you are planning a trip to spend the summer in your timeshare, or you need to ship a fleet of vehicles to Burkina Faso, we offer the best shipping experience for U.S customers shipping internationally, and we can ship to all major shipping ports in West Africa regions!

In this article, we will discuss the transport options you have available to you if you are going to be shipping cars to Burkina Faso, West Africa, plus we will break down the cost to ship a car, the time that it takes to ship from the U.S to Burkina Faso, and any customs fees and documentation that you need to make your shipping experience as simple and carefree as possible!

The Process of Shipping Cars to Burkina Faso – Step by Step Instructions:

It is important to start early with the process of shipping cars to Burkina Faso. In order for your vehicle to enter a foreign country, it must comply with a set of restrictions and regulations that are set by the country. Therefore, it’s a good idea to prepare the documentation and the vehicle in advance. You can make the process go more smoothly by working with an international auto transport company. We make the preparation process for shipping your car to Burkina Faso as easy as possible with experienced agents who guide you through every step of the process!

Below, you will find a step-by-step list of the steps involved in shipping a car to Burkina Faso:.

Start Preparing Documents Two Months In Advance:

  • Call us to receive a quote.
  • Booked your trip at least two months in advance.
  • Contact the embassy to assess customs fees in West Africa
  • Pay all transportation fees and gather all necessary documents. (more on that later)

Start Preparing Your Vehicle The Week of Pickup:

  • Make sure that the interior and exterior of the vehicle are clean
  • Make sure all fluids are full and the fuel level is less than a quarter of a tank
  • Remove any personal items from the vehicle 
  • Remove any custom racks, antennas or other custom parts from the vehicle’s exterior
  • If necessary, fill the tires with air
  • Inspect the car to document any pre-existing damages
  • Check under the vehicle for fluid leaks
  • Make arrangements for any rides you may need to get to the port if you are driving your car there and also to retrieve the vehicle from your destination ahead of time.

It can take a considerable amount of time to prepare for international car transport. The process of shipping, however, should go smoothly with the help of experienced professionals.

Shipping Cars to Burkina Faso: Shipping Options

Shipping cars to West Africa can be accomplished in two ways: Container shipping, and RORO shipping. Although the country is landlocked without a port, there are seaports nearby that can handle the shipment with no problem. On the day the vehicle is scheduled to arrive, transportation must be arranged to transport your vehicle to the port. Vehicles cannot be held for their owners at the ports.

Two Methods of Transport: 

  • Container Shipping: Container ships, more accurately referred to as neo-bulk carriers, are the most secure method of shipping cars to Burkina Faso. When you ship your car via a container ship, your vehicle is protected on all sides with steel walls, and securely strapped in with strap ties so that they don’t shift around during shipment. While container shipping will cost you a little more than the RORO shipping method, it provides more protection for your vehicle(s), and sometimes, that added protection and peace of mind is worth the extra money. 

    With container shipping, you are able to choose between your choice of two different container sizes, each of which is big enough to fit your vehicle and still have some room. Car shipping containers can add flexibility and match or beat RORO prices when more than one vehicle is being shipped. Just call and let us know that you have more than one car to ship, and one of our friendly agents will make sure that you get the best price possible!
  • RO/RO Shipping: This method of transport is the least expensive car shipping method. When you use RORO shipping to transport your vehicle, the vehicle will be driven on and off of a flatbed ship as is, so the vehicle must be in driving condition with all of your possessions except your floor mats, your jack and your spare tire removed in advance.

Cost for shipping cars to Burkina Faso, West Africa

Despite the fact that Burkina Faso, West Africa is a landlocked country without any ports, the cost to ship a car there will cost you between $2,500 and $7,000, depending on several factors that can affect the price. Your shipment can also be delayed more due to a number of factors. 

When it comes to the cost to ship a car to Burkina Faso, like shipping a vehicle anywhere else, the distance of your trip, the size and type of your vehicle, the delivery method that you choose, and several other factors play an important role in the estimation process. You can expect your price to fluctuate depending on which company you choose and what services you order, but for the most part, the following factors are the main factors that will determine your auto transport price:

  • Distance to destination
  • The size and type of the vehicle
  • Shipping season
  • The delivery route
  • Method of delivery
  • Any additional insurance you purchase
  • Following guidelines for preparation correctly

Auto transport costs are heavily influenced by the distance that your vehicle is being transported. In general, the move will cost more the further it is from your destination.

Timeframe: How Long Does For Shipping Cars To Burkina Faso from the U.S?

Shipping Cars to Burkina Faso

As long as everything goes according to plan, shipping cars to Burkina Faso is a fairly predictable process. However, just like the cost to ship your car to Burkina Faso, the time that it takes to ship your car can vary depending on several factors. The distance from your location to the port, the distance to your destination, and the mode of transport you choose are the main factors that affect the time it takes to ship your car to Burkina Faso.

The shipping season, any inclement weather delays, or any hold-ups with customs can also delay the trip longer.

Here are the main factors that can affect vehicle shipping times when shipping cars to Burkina Faso:

Vehicle Shipping to Burkina Faso: Factors that Can Affect Shipping Times

When shipping your car to Burkina Faso from the United States, you should be aware of the following factors that can affect international shipping costs or delay your shipment: 

Fuel Prices

Since the start of the war in Ukraine, gasoline and diesel prices have increased significantly in the U.S. Regular gasoline prices jumped by more than five dollars on June 11 and diesel prices increased by more than five dollars on March 10. 

As of June 14, the average price of regular gasoline in the country was the highest recorded. Please be aware if you are shipping a car to Burkina Faso, that the shipment cost may increase due to fluctuations in the price of the fuel at the international level.

Weather Conditions

Shipping delays can be caused by severe weather, storms, or rising ocean waves. In the event that a severe weather disruption hits a container port, the entire supply chain is affected, inevitably affecting anyone attempting to ship cars or move internationally at that point. 

The port may close if it is unable to operate its cranes due to heavy winds, for example. The cargo will therefore have to be stored; sometimes completely rerouted, resulting in delays for the customer.

Shipment Methods

There is no right or wrong way to ship your car. It’s faster to use RORO shipping than container shipping when shipping your car to Burkina Faso since RORO ships travel faster.

Marine Insurance

The cost of shipping might increase a bit if you purchase additional marine insurance, but you will have more coverage for your car in the event of damage caused by an accident or hurricane during transportation.

Door-to-Port service

Transporting your car(s) to and from the ports of loading and discharging depends on their origin and end destination points. If your shipment requires door-to-port service, there is a possibility that trucking, rail, or a combination of both will need to be provided, and this affects the cost of shipping. Our recommendation is to plan your shipment in advance, drive your car to the port and get someone to follow you and bring you back to cut costs. 

Size of Your Vehicle

It is common for shipping companies to charge based on how much space your car takes up, so the larger your car is, the more space it will occupy in a container, which may affect the shipping cost.

Custom Clearance

Importing prohibited goods along with your car might delay its shipment. Non-registered cars may also be charged an additional fee for registration.

Customs and Documentation: What Do You Need to Ship a Car to Burkina Faso?

Regardless of the method you choose, you will need to work with a local agent overseas. Their services include unloading your vehicles in Burkina Faso, clearing local import customs, and, in some cases, even registering the vehicle and delivering them to you. Depending on where you are shipping to, you can choose to go with your own import agent or we can provide one for you.

Our international car shipping service does not include destination charges or services. Should you have any questions regarding the cost of transporting cars from the United States to Burkina Faso, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Documentation to Prepare in Advance:

Your car must be paid in full in order to ship it internationally unless you can get an official letter from the creditor. The only people who can ship a car overseas and still carry a lien on the car are US Military and Government employees/contractors. For those people, a letter of authorization from the lender will need to be issued to pass US Customs. Otherwise, the car may be considered stolen. A clear title of ownership with no liens on the title will otherwise be required.

If you bought a car new, then your name must be listed on the front of the title as the registered owner. If the vehicle has been sold, then both the seller and buyer have to sign the back of the title in the spaces as detailed on the back of the document. 

Your shipping agent will need certain documents to ship your car to Burkina Faso. Here is a list of documents to help you better prepare to ship your car:

Government-issued ID 

A valid driver’s license (or other government-issued identification) is required to pick up your vehicle.

Title Documents 

Original titles must accompany vehicles when they are exported. During entry and exit from harbours, your car must be with you. As part of your vehicle transport, you will need three certified copies of your title.

Vehicle Information 

It is important for you to have your VIN, vehicle colour, and registration handy when shipping your car overseas.

Estimated Vehicle Value 

When shipping internationally, a vehicle’s value must be declared in accordance with tax laws. If you want to find the Blue Book Value of your vehicle, just go to the Kelly Blue Book website and enter your vehicle’s year, make, and model.

Keys to Your Vehicle 

When we pick up your vehicle, you will need to give the pick-up driver a set of keys to start, load, and unload the car. Keys will be returned to you when the vehicle is picked up, but always have an extra set handy – never give anyone your only set. Keys will be returned to you when the vehicle is picked up. 

Creditor Authorized Letter 

A notarized letter acknowledging the international shipment of a financed or leased vehicle must be provided by your vehicle lender or leaseholder if you are still paying notes on your vehicle. Get three copies of everything, including the title and the notarized release letter, because the port will require them.

Car Shipping to Burkina Faso: About Vehicle Import Taxes

In Africa, each country has its own import laws. Some states allow salvage cars, while others do not. Others offer tax breaks for electric and hybrid vehicles. We cannot list all of the laws and regulations here due to their wide range. We do, however, advise you on the import tax and type of vehicles you can import to each country on the page where we ship to that country.

When car shipping to Burkina Faso, Burkina Faso will impose import duties of around 50% of a vehicle’s value upon entry. For an exact estimate of your vehicle’s import tax, contact us.


Shipping your car to Burkina Faso doesn’t have to be a hassle for you. We offer an end-to-end shipping experience for our customers, all you have to do is call, and one of our agents will take it from there. We have served over 1300 customers over the past 10 years, and we can help you ship your car to Burkina Faso and ensure that everything goes smoothly from your origin to your destination! 

If you have any questions, call us at or check the FAQs section below for some common questions customers ask about shipping cars to Burkina Faso.


Can you tell me how much shipping my car to Burkina Faso will cost?

Yes. But because shipping a car to Burkina Faso will vary depending on the time of year you ship your car, where you are shipping to, the make, model, and size of your vehicle, and a number of other factors, we recommend that you call us at for a free, no-hassle quote. 

Where in Africa do you ship to?

We can ship to all major ports in Africa, but we offer a full worldwide shipping service.

What types of shipping methods are available to ship cars to Burkina Faso?

We offer 20ft and 40ft container shipping and RORO shipping. We also ship by plane, but it’s so expensive, that most people don’t ever ship via air. 

Is it necessary for me to visit your office in order to make a reservation?

No. All you have to do is call us. You will make a payment when you get ready to ship your care. We do recommend that you start the process 2 months in advance to get the best prices, and so you can start getting your paperwork together.

Do you offer shipping insurance?

Yes, our drivers are all insured, and your vehicle will be covered by marine insurance on the water, but you can get additional insurance through your insurance company if you choose. If you want to know more about our insurance for international car shipping, just call  (954) 527-9900 or email us at and we can answer any questions you may have.

What documents are needed to ship a car to Burkina Faso?

We advise that you start getting documents together about two months in advance of your trip to Burkina Faso, so that you can have everything together by the time you ship your car, We advise that you carry three certified copies of your car title, because you will have to show a certified copy of your car title at each port. 

If your vehicle was recently purchased,  you need to get copies of the bill of sale with the buyer and seller’s signatures on the back and have one of those with you as well. You also need your government-issued ID comma your VIN number, the colour, make, and model of your car, and if you’re still making payments on your car, you need to get a certified letter from the debtor stating that they understand that you’re shipping it internationally and giving you permission to do so. 


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