How to Transport your car from the port of Mombasa to Nairobi: Road or Car Carrier

After your car has cleared customs and you have received a registration number from NTSA, the next step is to transport it to your location. There are two ways in which this can be done:

  • Via Car Carrier
  • By Road

What are the advantages of using a car carrier to transport vehicles to Nairobi from Mombasa?

  1. Safety & Reliability:We all know the deal with Kenyan roads, especially over long distances. Accidents happen. Car carriers are insured and driven carefully, so you can be sure that your car is in good hands at all times.
  2. Stress Free:If your car is on a carrier you don’t have to deal with traffic, police checks, delays or bad weather. This allows you to concentrate on other things as your car is delivered.
  3. No Wear and Tear:If your car is being delivered to Nairobi that will add a cool 500km on the odometer, more if it will go further. A car carrier will save the engine, transmission and tires from unnecessary wear and tear and other potential hazards.
  4. Saves Time:Driving the car yourself requires that you take time off work or other daily activities. Driving to Nairobi will likely take 7 hours and change, time you could spend on other things if you use a car carrier.

What are the risks of having my car driven from the port of Mombasa to Nairobi?

The biggest risk with giving your car to a driver is the possibility of an accident. Even a minor accident can damage your car, causing repair costs. It also takes time to deal with insurance.

How long will a car carrier take to transport a car from Mombasa to Nairobi?

A car carrier takes an average of two days to drive from Mombasa to Nairobi. This is because the law only allows car carriers to be driven from 6am-6pm.

Where will my car be dropped off by the car carrier?

Most car carriers have central locations where they drop off cars, and your selected car carrier will advise you accordingly. Remember, a car carrier is long, and requires enough space and time to turn and offload. For this reason, they cannot stop outside of designated drop locations.

What happens when my car arrives via car carrier?

If you are picking your car personally from the car carrier, the driver will alert you when it arrives at the designated drop off point. After identifying yourself, your car will be offloaded from the carrier, and you will get a chance to inspect it against a checklist. If everything is in order, you will then sign off, and receive the keys. After this you are free to drive away. If you import through Croton Motors, we will collect the car from the car carrier on your behalf, have it cleaned and delivered to you as per prior arrangements.

How much does it cost to transport a car from Mombasa to Nairobi using a car carrier?

The cost of transporting your car from Mombasa will vary based on factors like the size of your car and your location. On average, it will cost you anywhere between 15,000 and 30,000kes. Contact a car carrier company for an accurate quotation.