Cost to ship a car from Seattle to Alaska
If you’re moving to Alaska and need to ship your car there, you’ll want to know; how much does it cost to ship a car to Alaska. For convenience sake, we’ll say you’re going to ship your car from Seattle, the closest port in the lower 48, to Anchorage, Juneau, or Fairbanks, the three most populous cities in Alaska.
The cost to ship a car from Seattle to Alaska depends on a couple variables.
What is the cost to ship a car from Seattle to Alaska
For a good ballpark of what your quote to ship a car from Seattle to Alaska may be, get a quote from where you are to Seattle, and then add $2,105 for cars; $2,358 for crossovers, minivans, small trucks, and small SUVS; and approximately $2,881 for large trucks and SUVS.
Shipping costs from Anchorage to Seattle are approximately $1,450 for cars; $1,679 for crossovers, mivinans, small trucks and small SUVs; and $2,074 for large trucks and SUVs.
Has the time come for you to ship a car from Seattle to Alaska? Of course, you could drive it yourself, but that is a long and exhausting journey. Your best and most economical bet would be to ship your car.
J&S has been transporting cars for over 17 years now, and we’ve had to ship more than a few to Alaska. We have the experience and know-how to make this as stress-free as possible for our customers who need to ship a car to Alaska.
How long does it take to ship a car from Seattle to Alaska?
How long it takes to ship a car to Alaska depends on weather conditions, but it can take up to six weeks for your vehicle to arrive. In a best case scenario, it normally takes three weeks to get a car to Alaska.
Even when we ship cars to Alaska, J&S does door-to-door transport whenever possible. Once your vehicle is delivered to Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Juneau, the driver or our dispatch team will let you know if we will be able to get your car delivered to your door. In most cases, our drivers can come right to your front door. However, side and residential streets often have restrictions concerning large trucks driving into the area. In these instances, you and the driver will speak and agree on a nearby meeting place to drop off the vehicle, usually the parking lot of a big box store or a school.
A good rule of thumb: if you see big trucks regularly in your neighborhood, we should be able to get your car dropped off at your house.
Find an auto transport company to ship your car to Alaska
Ok, so you’ve figured out about how much it will cost to ship a car from Seattle to Alaska, now how do you find a car transport company to get your vehicle delivered? Well, as is the case with any auto transport, you need to do some research on the companies you’re interested in.
Here’s a brief list of to-do’s to help you find the best company for your auto transport to Alaska:
- Check third party review sites to see what actual customers have to say.
- Check their rating with the Better Business Bureau.
- Check their safety rating with the FMCSA.
- Pick your company and book your auto transport order at least 10 days before you need the vehicle picked up.
Preparing to ship a car to Alaska
These are some of the preparations most auto carriers need you to do:
- You must leave a copy of keys for all locking compartments, including the gas tank and glove box, and keys for the ignition and trunk.
- Have a copy of the original title and registration for the vehicle. Financed or leased vehicles will require a notarized copy of acknowledgment of shipping from the bank.
- Your vehicle must be completely emptied of all personal possessions, including the trunk.
- There must be no more than a 1/8 tank of gas in the vehicle.
- The car must be in working condition.
- Any alarm systems must be disconnected before shipment.
Taking care of these points before your vehicle is picked up by your auto hauler will help to create a more efficient shipping experience.