Alaska auto transport is simple with J&S!
Shipping a car to or from Alaska is not as difficult as you might think. While it’s not an everyday occurrence, at J&S we get requests to ship vehicles to and from Alaska quite a bit, and it’s a procedure we’re familiar with.
You can sit back and relax, while we do the heavy-lifting.
With lots of experience coordinating the details of an Alaska auto transport, you can trust J&S to get your vehicle to its destination, safe and sound.
Ports of call
Since we’re not licensed to transport cars through Canada (and it’s a lot more time consuming and costly), J&S transports cars via cargo ships to Alaska.
Most of the time, when someone wants to send their car to Alaska; they ship it out of Seattle. It’s the northern-most port in the Lower 48, so Seattle is often the most convenient. But that’s not the only port we’ve shipped vehicles out of!
In fact, we’ve shipped vehicles to Alaska from most of the major ports along the West Coast, including the ports of Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and even San Diego.
Cost to ship a car to Alaska
In the past, to get a quote to ship a car to Alaska, you needed to submit a request for a specialized quote from our dispatchers. Recently, however, we’ve configured our quote calculator to be able to generate a quote from Seattle to Alaska!
Now you can immediately get an accurate quote and see how much it costs to ship a car to Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Juneau, Alaska!
As with all car transport orders, the larger the vehicle, and the longer the transport, the more expensive the transport costs.
Prepare to ship your car to Alaska!
When you get ready to ship your car to Alaska, you need to follow the same steps as you would to ship your car anywhere else in the US.
- Wash your car
- Leave only 1/8 tank of gas
- Make sure the tires and brakes are in good working order
- Do a vehicle inspection to verify the condition of the vehicle.
- Take pictures of the car so you have a visual record of its condition
These are just a few of the steps on a thorough vehicle transport preparation checklist. Use our complete guide to learn how to prepare a car for transport.
While J&S tries to do door-to-door auto transport, because of the special arrangements that go into to Alaska auto transport, we can’t accomplish this.
Unfortunately, this means if you want to ship a car to Alaska, you’ll have to pick up your car at the port.
J&S is very familiar with shipping cars to and from Alaska. Since we started our company over 18 years ago, we’ve shipped many vehicles to and from Alaska.
Over the past couple years, we’ve noticed a pick up in the volume of vehicles going to and from Alaska. For that reason, we thought it would be helpful to create this short tutorial on how we handle Alaska auto transport.
Get a free quote and book your Alaskan auto transport order with J&S!