We ship cars from Alaska to Washington all year round. We do not ship cars from Alaska to Washington by truck or train. We ship our cars between these two states on ships for the safest and most efficient Alaska auto transport.
The two ports that are used to ship vehicles from Alaska to Washington are the Port of Alaska in Anchorage, AK and the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, WA. We do not ship cars from Anchorage to Seattle, but that usually isn't an issue for most of our customers since Tacoma, WA is only about 30 miles south of Seattle. Some of our competitors do ship cars from Anchorage to Seattle but their transports are slower and more expensive, but if you absolutely must have your car shipped to Seattle, we can refer you to them. For the quickest and least expensive option, you'll want to work with us and have your vehicle shipped from Anchorage to Tacoma!
The cheapest way to ship a car from Alaska to Washington is our standard "open deck" option. When you get an instant quote from us to ship a vehicle from Alaska to Washington it is for the standard open deck option. If your vehicle needs to ship enclosed in a climate-controlled area, we have "below deck" (enclosed) shipping for an additional charge.
There are two ships that transport vehicles weekly from Alaska to Washington. They leave the Port of Alaska in Anchorage every Monday and Friday, and they arrive at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma the following week. It takes less than a week to ship your car from Alaska to Washington once your vehicle is dropped off at the port!
If you can't pick up your vehicle once it is delivered to the port in Tacoma, WA because you don't live in or near Tacoma, we can have your car picked up at the port and trucked to any location in Washington or in any of the lower 48 states. To see what it currently costs to ship a car from Alaska to Washington, get an instant quote online or call us at (800) 656-7638.
It takes approximately 6-7 days to ship a car or truck from Alaska to Washington.
We ship vehicles from the Port of Alaska in Anchorage, AK to the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, WA. The ships leave the Port of Alaska every Monday and Friday. Once your vehicle is dropped off at the Port of Alaska, it will arrive at the Port of Tacoma the following week!
As of February 2023, it costs $1637 to ship a car or standard truck from Anchorage, AK to Tacoma, WA.
You can see how much it currently costs to ship a car from Alaska to Washington by getting an instant quote on our website, or by calling us at (800) 656-7638. Further down on this page we also display the most recent quotes we've provided for transports from Alaska to Washington to give you an idea of what it will cost.
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Based on recent dispatch reports, the carrier availability rating from Alaska to Washington is 10/10.
The center of each state is used to approximate mileage between locations.
Estimated transit times are based on carriers traveling up to 500 miles per day.
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|$1835||November 26||Anchorage, AK||Tacoma, WA||Midsize SUV / Minivan|
|$1836||November 21||Anchorage, AK||Tacoma, WA||Fullsize Truck|
|$2187||November 20||Fairbanks, AK||Tacoma, WA||Fullsize Truck|
|$2470||November 19||Anchorage, AK||Tacoma, WA||Heavy/Super Duty Truck|
|$2238||November 15||Anchorage, AK||Camas, WA||Compact SUV / Crossover|
|$1835||November 15||Anchorage, AK||Tacoma, WA||Car|
|$2185||November 08||Fairbanks, AK||Tacoma, WA||Car|
|$1835||October 31||Anchorage, AK||Tacoma, WA||Compact SUV / Crossover|
|$1835||October 23||Anchorage, AK||Tacoma, WA||Compact SUV / Crossover|
|$1835||October 14||Anchorage, AK||Tacoma, WA||Midsize SUV / Minivan|
We ship cars between Alaska and the lower 48 states all year round. Our Alaska auto transports are done by ship for the safest and quickest transport. The shipping ports we use when shipping cars between Alaska and the lower 48 states are the Port of Alaska in Anchorage, AK and the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, WA.
Most of our Alaska transports are shipped on an open deck because that is the cheapest Alaska shipping option, but if you need your vehicle fully protected in a climate-controlled area, we offer closed deck options as well.
We make the process of shipping a car to or from Alaska very easy and stress-free. We handle all the details and paperwork for you. All you have to do is drop your vehicle off or pick your vehicle up at either of the two ports. If that isn't possible, we will truck your vehicle to or from either of the ports. While we offer trucking throughout the lower 48 states, we only offer trucking options in Alaska between Fairbanks and Anchorage.
The ships leave the ports twice a week so when your vehicle is dropped off at the ports by you or by our trucks, it is safely loaded onto one of the ships setting sail that week. As soon as the ship leaves the port, your vehicle will be delivered to the other port within a week!
To find out what it currently costs to ship a car to or from Alaska, get an instant quote online or call us at (800) 656-7638.
As an auto transport company with over 20 years of experience serving the state of Washington, we have transported thousands of vehicles in and out of the state. It is one of the main states we ship in and out of as we work with private vehicle owners, auto auctions, and dealerships throughout the state. As a door-to-door auto transporter, we'll go anywhere throughout the state of Washington to ship a vehicle!
The two primary shipping corridors in the state are I-5 and I-90. We regularly transport vehicles to and from Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia along I-5. Along I-90, we're regularly transporting vehicles to and from Spokane, Moses Lake, and Ellensburg. Those two shipping lanes and the cities along them are your best bets for the fastest and cheapest auto transports to and from Washington.
The most challenging car shipping areas in Washington are the northern portion of I-5 (Everett up to Bellingham) and anything west of Seattle and Tacoma in the heart of the Puget Sound (cities such as Gig Harbor, Bremerton, Port Orchard, Bainbridge Island, and Poulsbo). Transports in these areas will usually take longer and cost more – especially those in the heart of Puget Sound. In fact, we rarely send trucks over into the Puget Sound area because of the time and expense it can take. Most of our customers realize they can expedite their transports and save a lot of money by meeting a carrier in the Tacoma area.
Other challenging locations are all those towns and cities in Washington north of US Highway 2. This highway runs almost in a straight line from Spokane to Seattle. Anything north of that line is challenging. There aren't any interstates in that region of the state and the towns and cities are sparsely populated. Car carriers just aren't going in and out of those areas on a regular basis.
If you have a transport to or from Washington and you want to know what it will cost and how long it will take, get an instant quote on our website or call us at (800) 656-7638.
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The first step is to get an instant quote on our website or by calling us at (800) 656-7638. The quote will give you a current price and the estimated time of delivery for your specific shipping route. From there you can book an order online or book an order with us over the phone.
Yes! By default, our instant quotes are for open transports, but on the quote page you will also see the cost to ship a car enclosed.
The instant quote is all inclusive. There are no sales tax, hidden fees, or additional charges of any kind. Insurance coverage is also included in the price you are given!
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