California to Alaska Auto Shipping

Shipping of a Vehicle from California to Alaska

We specifically specialize in shipping cars to Alaska from California as well as many others.  Our California to Alaska Auto Transport route runs all year long with the best rates possible. 

NX strives to make the process of shipping your car from California to Alaska as smooth and efficient as possible.

Shipping a car from California to Alaska can be a seamless process with our services, even though there aren't any direct shipments on land between the two states. When you hire us, we start by picking up your vehicle at any location in California. Typically, we can schedule a pickup within seven days of your order, often sooner if you're near an interstate or major city.

Once your vehicle is picked up, it is transported Kent in Washington, a journey that usually takes 2-3 days. From Tacoma, your car will be shipped to the Port of Alaska in Anchorage. Ships leave Tacoma every Wednesday and Friday, with the voyage to Anchorage taking less than a week.

Upon arrival at the Port in Alaska, our shipping partner in Anchorage will truck your vehicle to their lot, where you can pick it up from Monday to Friday.

Most vehicles are transported on open trailers and an closed deck from California to Washington. This option provides a fully enclosed, climate-controlled environment but comes at a higher cost.

We strive to make the process of shipping your car from California to Alaska as smooth and efficient as possible, ensuring your vehicle reaches its destination safely and promptly.

How much does it cost to ship a car from California to Alaska?

There are a few factors involved. The first will depend on the specific pick up location in California. It will also depend on the size and weight of the vehicle, the type of shipping which can be open or enclosed, and of course if it’s running or non-running.

You easily learn how much it will cost to ship a car from California to Alaska by getting an instant quote with our calculator, or calling us at 800-284-7177. Use our easy steps.

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

Carriers can travel around 300-500 miles per day on land. For Alaska, we go to Kent, Washington which takes about 2-3 days. In general, if you take the total distance of your route and divide by an average of 400, you'll get the estimated number of days it will take to ship a car from California to the Port in Kent. From there, add about a week for the ocean travel.`

But don’t worry, when you book the shipping, we give you the estimated delivery time for your specific California to Alaska shipping when you reserve the order.

Get your quote and book online or by calling
Delivery - Your vehicle arrives and you receive it

Consider entrusting your California to Alaska vehicle shipping needs to NX. To simplify the process for you, we've devised a straightforward approach divided into three manageable phases:

  1. Request a quote and make a reservation online or via phone.
  2. Schedule vehicle pickup.
  3. Receive your vehicle at your chosen destination.


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Route Availability is: Slow

Based on recent data from our shipping this year, 80% of vehicles in California get picked up in 3-4 days, but can take 2 weeks+ to arrive because of it being intermodal shipping (more than one mode, land and ship).

Routes Shipping From California

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Shipping To California Routes

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Shipping To Alaska

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Popular From Alaska Car Shipping Routes

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From California Car Shipping

When shipping a from California, the closer your pick-up and delivery locations are to I-5, the faster and cheaper your transport will be as the I-5 freeway is your go-to route, every time. As the main trucking artery in the state, it handles the majority of auto transport for us. The most convenient locations along I-5 are Sacramento in the north and Los Angeles in the south, including any city in between. San Diego, although a viable option, can sometimes result in slightly higher costs and longer transport times due to its southernmost position on I-5. +Another favorable shipping route in California is CA-99, which runs parallel to I-5 but slightly east. Key cities along CA-99 include Chico in the north, Yuba City, Modesto, Fresno, and Bakersfield in the south. These locations are also considered friendly for car shipping.

San Jose and the cities along US-101, down to Los Angeles, are also convenient shipping locations in California. However, there are challenging areas for car shipping within the state.

San Francisco, for example, is not the most difficult even though it's very populated. This is largely in part due to the city's toll bridges, super expensive gas prices, and many restricted streets make it an very costly and a time-consuming destination. Consequently, it's safe to say shipping to or from San Francisco typically comes at a premium beaause of all the hassle carriers have to deal with to maneuver around.

he most difficult locations for car shipping are those along CA-1, the coastline, and US-101 north of San Francisco, as well as areas within California's vast forested and mountainous regions. Remote locations, particularly north of Chico and away from I-5, also pose significant challenges. In contrast, other cities such as Oakland, San Leandro, and Fremont are far  less problematic for car carriers due to the absence of toll bridges and fewer road restrictions.

Inaccessible areas, such as those deep in forests, high in the mountains, or on restricted streets in San Francisco, may require meeting the driver at a nearby major highway or interstate.

Another challenging aspect of car shipping in California is the high cost of gas, which is consistently among the highest in the nation. Carriers must pass these increased costs to consumers, making auto transports in and out of California more expensive.

Get an instant quote to find out what your California to New York auto transport will cost and how long it will take to ship!

To Alaska Car Shipping

Shipping cars to and from Alaska is a Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) overseas shipmept. RoRo is cost-effective, where the vehicle is driven onto the shipping vessel, secured for the trip, and then driven off in Anchorage, or the reverse for these leaving. Most vehicles are shipped through ports like Anchorage, with the process requiring careful planning, especially around seasonal weather conditions that can affect transport schedules.

Alaska attracts people for various reasons, primarily its stunning natural beauty and unique lifestyle. The state offers unparalleled outdoor recreational opportunities, such as fishing, hiking, skiing, and wildlife viewing. Many are drawn to the sense of adventure and the close-knit communities that form in such remote areas. Additionally, Alaska’s economic opportunities, particularly in industries like oil, gas, and fishing, entice individuals seeking employment in these fields. The allure of the Alaskan lifestyle, with its emphasis on self-reliance and living close to nature, is a significant factor for many who decide to move there.

On the other hand, some people leave Alaska due to its challenging living conditions. The harsh and often extreme weather, with long, dark winters and brief summers, can be difficult for many to adapt to. Isolation is another factor, as Alaska's vast distances and limited infrastructure can make travel and accessing services challenging. The high cost of living, driven by the expense of importing goods, can also be a deterrent. Additionally, job opportunities may be limited or cyclical, particularly in industries heavily dependent on natural resources. For these reasons, some individuals find the lifestyle unsustainable and choose to relocate to more temperate and accessible areas.


How do I ship my car to or from California to Alaska?

The price we give you a fair 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. The first step is to get an instant cost quote on our car shipping calculator or giving us a call at 800-284-7177.

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

Absolutely! We have both open and enclosed shipping. You can pick on the online quote system or call us.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX, and debit cards. You can pay a deposit and cash later or put it all on your card!

What's included in the instant quote?

Everything is included in the quote.  Taxes, Insurance, and all surcharges. No hidden fees with NX!