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Shipping a Car To or From Alaska

J&S Transportation has provided Alaska Car Shipping services for dealers and private vehicle owners for over 20 years. Our rates are priced to move, and your satisfaction is guaranteed! We adhere to the highest insurance standards, and we provide our customers with regular updates. As a door-to-door auto transporter, we can deliver to or from any residential or business location in Alaska, and we offer open or enclosed shipping options. See how much it will cost to ship a car to or from Alaska by getting an instant quote today!

Alaska Car Shipping

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.

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Route Availability Rating

The availability rating to and from Alaska is 10/10.

3-4 Days

Average Pickup Time

The average time from booking to pickup is 3-4 Days.

Recent Alaska Transports We Have Completed

Anchorage, Alaska to Washington, District Of Columbia
Anchorage, Alaska to South Burlington, Vermont
Anchorage, Alaska to Middletown, Connecticut
Fairbanks, Alaska to Bellevue, Nebraska
Anchorage, Alaska to Newport, Rhode Island
Fairbanks, Alaska to Turnerville, Wyoming
Anchorage, Alaska to Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Anchorage, Alaska to Holts Summit, Missouri
Fairbanks, Alaska to Minot, North Dakota
Anchorage, Alaska to Trout Creek, Montana
Pascoag, Rhode Island to Anchorage, Alaska
Washington, District Of Columbia to Anchorage, Alaska
Newark, Delaware to Kenai, Alaska
Wells, Vermont to Anchorage, Alaska
Lebanon Junction, Kentucky to Anchor Point, Alaska
Greenville, South Carolina to Anchorage, Alaska
Albuquerque, New Mexico to Fort Wainwright, Alaska
Cheyenne, Wyoming to Anchorage, Alaska
D'iberville, Mississippi to Anchorage, Alaska
Indian Island, Maine to Anchorage, Alaska

Latest Instant Quotes for Alaska Car Shipping

Quote Date Pickup Delivery Vehicle type
$3497 March 17 Anchorage, AK Highlands Ranch, CO Truck / Large SUV
$2765 March 11 Tacoma, WA Anchorage, AK Truck / Large SUV
$4239 March 10 Lakewood, CO Anchorage, AK Truck / Large SUV
$4197 March 07 Huntington Beach, CA Anchorage, AK Truck / Large SUV
$4744 March 06 Ukiah, CA Anchorage, AK Car
$2765 March 04 Tacoma, WA Anchorage, AK Truck / Large SUV
$4102 February 12 San Diego, CA Anchorage, AK Truck / Large SUV
$3342 February 12 Longmont, CO Anchorage, AK Car
$2230 February 11 Portland, OR Fairbanks, AK Small or Midsize SUV / Crossover / Minivan
$3413 February 08 Tacoma, WA Anchorage, AK Cargo Van / XL Truck (450, 4500)

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What Our Alaska Customers Say

J&S Transportation Auto Transport Reviews

Working with your company was FANTASTIC! Everyone was professional and kind, and my car arrived in the same condition it was when I dropped it off at the port. Thanks!

Daniel S, Alaska

The delivery was great! The driver was friendly and the car was delivered in great condition. I am very pleased with my experience working with J&S Transportation on my transport.

Kelsi N, Alaska

My care was delivered as you promised. I couldn\'t ask for more. Thanks!

Chris P, Alaska

From day one, the communication was great and the process went very smoothly. Everything happened on the schedule promised, and my vehicle was delivered in exactly the condition promised. I wouldn\'t hesitate to use J&S Transportation again for my future vehicle transport needs!

Joseph N, Alaska

Our Goal is Simple:
Deliver Your Vehicle as Safely and Quickly as Possible!

How long does it take to ship a car to or from Alaska?

The ships leave the ports in Anchorage, AK and Tacoma, WA 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!

Once we've confirmed with you when you'll be dropping your vehicle off at the port, or when we'll be picking up your vehicle to truck to the port for you, we'll have the exact shipping schedule at that time and will be able to tell you how long it will take to ship your car to or from Alaska. Just know that once your vehicle is dropped of at one of the ports, it will be ready to be picked up at the other port within a week!

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How Do I Prepare a Car to Ship to or from Alaska?

There is a small checklist of things you need to do to properly prepare your vehicle to be transported to or from Alaska. Those things include:

- Have a copy of keys for all locking compartments, including the gas tank and glove box, and keys for the ignition and trunk.
- Vehicle must have a minimum of 5 inch ground clearance.
- Vehicle must have less than 1/4 tank of gas or it will be refused (electric vehicles must have a full charge).
- Vehicle must be clean on the outside for inspection.
- Vehicle must be empty of personal items.
- Vehicle must be a running vehicle that steers and stops.
- Firearms, ammunition, flammable, and hazardous materials are not allowed.
- October 1 – April 1 antifreeze must be good to -40.

Taking care of these things before your vehicle is picked up will help to create a more efficient and trouble-free shipping experience!


Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions

How do I ship my car to or from Alaska?

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.

Do you provide open and enclosed car shipping to or from Alaska?

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.

What's included in the instant quote?

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!

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discovery, American Express, and debit cards. We do not accept check or cash.

Will my vehicle be covered by insurance during the transport?

Yes! As a car carrier and licensed auto transport broker we provide liability and cargo insurance to cover your vehicle while it is being transported. However, you MUST have your personal vehicle insurance in place because we don’t cover Acts of God. Read our article about auto transport insurance for more details.