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Alaska Car Shipping

How much does Alaska car shipping cost?

Several variables control the final cost to ship a car to or from Alaska. Vehicle make and model together with the distance set the base price. Then the choice of car carrier type is added to the equation. Shipping a non-running car drives the price up due to additional equipment. Ultimately, a final variable to the equation is current supply and demand on any specific route. 

Vehicle make and model

Smaller cars are cheaper to ship, while bigger, heavier vehicles are more expensive.

Transport Type

Open auto transport is the standard shipping method. It is used for all vehicle types and it is less expensive. Enclosed carrier cost more.


The longer the distance the less it costs per mile. Shorter distances does not mean less expensive. Distance is a base factor.


Auto transport to and from rural areas is a more complex and economically challenging. It costs more than shipping to metro area.

Vehicle Condition

To ship a non-running vehicle we need a truck that can winch it onto the trailer. This requires more work, more time and additional equipment.

Supply / Demand

When demand is high the truck space is limited and this means prices increase. That is why a quote is good for one week only.

Alaska car shipping company fair prices

Distance and make and model set the base price to ship a car.

A fair market rate is positioned in the middle of the price spectrum – between the highest and the lowest prices.

Supply and demand fluctuation is another major factor that contributes to price hikes or drops.

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Expedited auto transport is a premium service and costs more. If you need your vehicle picked-up or delivered on or by an exact date then this is your option.

Enclosed auto transport is a preferred method of shipping high-end automobiles.

Top load means loading a vehicle on the top deck of the transport trailer. This ensures against possible leaks from other vehicles and flying road.

A correctly quoted rate is a fair market price that will ship a car now.

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Alaska Car Shipping

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Alaska – America’s last frontier on the edge of civilization. It is the largest U.S. state by area and the 3rd least populous, with less than a million people calling it home. The territory was purchased from the Russian Empire on March 30th of 1867, and only 92 years later, on January 3rd of 1959, gained full statehood.

Alaska is one of the most beautiful and amazing states, but the truth is it’s not for everyone. Winters get brutal with temperatures dropping to 50F in some areas, the sunlight is fleeting, and snowstorms are the norm. In return though, you’ll get a chance to see aurora borealis in all its glory, first hand. You’ll just have to dress properly. In the summer, the temperatures are quite pleasing at 60F – 80F during the daytime. And if you want to experience the longest day ever, make sure to get to Alaska on or before June 21. The sun doesn’t set for 19 hours in Anchorage, 22 in Fairbanks, and 18 in Southeast.

The cost of living in Alaska is higher than in the contiguous 48 states, with housing, healthcare, and transportation particularly pricey. On the bright side, jobs are plentiful. The state’s economy relies heavily on natural resource extraction, shipping, and transportation. The tourism sector has also been on the rise. Alaska doesn’t impose state income tax on its resident, and certain municipalities within the state don’t levy a sales tax. As an extra perk, Alaska pays you to live there. The payout is each year in October.

Are you ready to move to the Frontier State? Or spend a season in Alaska? Planning on taking your car with you? Let us ship your vehicle. Explore our guides to learn how auto transport to Alaska works, request your free, no-obligation quote online or call to connect with one of our logistics experts.

How does Alaska car shipping work?

Corsia has more than a decade of Alaska auto transport experience. You can rely on us to ship your car to Alaska safely. Car transport to and from Alaska is scheduled weekly. Our experienced logistics team works hard to ensure your vehicle transportation experience is professional and peaceful. You will have a dedicated agent to help you all the way from pick-up to delivery of your car in Alaska. Our goal is to make the shipping process easy and relaxed for our customers. To reach this goal we have optimized our Alaska car shipping process over the years and manage it all aspects. The end result is a fast, secure and affordable Alaska car transport service.

How long does Alaska car shipping take?

Shipping a car to Alaska takes anywhere from one to three weeks. The time to ship a car is split in two time frames – pick-up window and delivery window. The pick-up window is usually one to five business days. The delivery after that depends on the total distance, as well as a few other elements. In the case of Alaska auto transport first comes the ground transport within the continental US, and then the vessel transport to Anchorage. 

Several factors affect how long it takes for car carriers within the continental US to deliver the car to a port. Weather conditions, distance, driver’s hours, road construction, traffic, detours, and seasonality can all affect this delivery frame. We always offer the option of a guaranteed pick-up or expedited shipping for customers on deadlines. The exact location is an important factor that affects the ground transport times.

Vessel transport to Alaska then takes a week and there is a vessel leaving every week. 

FromToDeliver time*
California Alaska 7-10 days 
New YorkAlaska 15-20 days 
FloridaAlaska 15-20 days 
IllinoisAlaska 10-15 days 

*Alaska car shipping company prices are always subject to change. Prices quotes are valid for one week only. Request a current price to ship a car online or call our team. 

Car Shipping Alaska with Corsia Logistics

We offer car shipping to and from Alaska with pick-ups and deliveries from any location in the US. Corsia Logistics started serving customers ten years ago in Los Angeles, California and since then has expanded nationally and internationally. Los Angeles is a home base and international transportation hub and we can arrange a transport from the Port of Long Beach weekly. Another popular port is Oakland and then Seattle-Tacoma. We serve all of our customers with care and professionalism daily.

Alaska is wild and worth it

Out of the 20 highest peaks in the US, 17 are located in Alaska. Denali (The Great One) equals 20, 320ft above the sea level and is the highest peak in North America

Alaska has enormous storage of water. There are more than 3 000 rivers and over 3 million lakes only in the state of Alaska

Alaska has the highest number of active glaciers. In total, the state has around 100, 000 glaciers

The state also has more than 70 potentially active volcanoes, which is not great considering that Alaska gets approximately 5 000 earthquakes each year

And of course, you can explore all of the National Parks in Alaska. But let’s face it – any place in Alaska looks and feels like a National Park.

Alaska is a fascinating state that everybody should visit. Hunting, fishing, hiking are just some of the outdoor activities you can do there. The untouched nature remains prevalent and that means the wild is well and alive in Alaska. Go and explore it now, and if you decide to move there we are here to help.

Tips for moving to Alaska

In the far reaches of the Last Frontier, where the northern lights paint the night sky and glaciers whisper tales of ancient times, a bold soul prepared to embark on a grand odyssey—moving to Alaska!

As you set forth on this epic adventure, here are some tips to make your transition to the land of the midnight sun a captivating chapter in your life story!

Embrace the Wilderness Wisdom

Alaska’s wilderness is vast and untamed. Embrace the call of the wild, learn outdoor skills, and be prepared for unexpected encounters with moose, bears, and eagles! Nature is your neighbor, and respecting its rules is the key to harmonious living. Nature is you, and you are nature! Alaska will teach you that!

Be Practical and Prepared- Dress in Layers!

The weather in Alaska is as diverse as its landscapes. Equip yourself with a wardrobe that hugs in layers, from the warm embrace of thermal jackets to the light touch of breathable fabrics made of wool. Dressing with natural fabrics allows you to adapt to the ever-changing Alaskan tempo and nature!

Sit and Absorb – Stockpile Sunshine for Winter Days

During the winter months, the sun may play hide-and-seek. Invest in a good infrared light therapy lamp to stockpile sunshine for the darker days. Let the artificial rays be your daily dose of Vitamin D in winter, ensuring your spirits stay as bright as the snow-covered landscapes, but don’t forget to sit and absorb as much sunlight in the summer as possible!

Master the Art of the Aurora Waltz

The northern lights, or aurora borealis, presents a celestial ballet that graces the Alaskan skies! Stay past bedtime often and find a dark spot away from city lights to witness this enchanting spectacle of greens and purples!

Join the Community Jamboree

Alaskans are known for their tight-knit communities, and this is something we all need! Attend all local events, join clubs, and participate in community gatherings. You will find out there is nothing better. The warmth of the people will thaw even the coldest winter day, and you’ll soon find yourself wrapped in the bonds of camaraderie.

Fish for Friendships

Fishing is not just a pastime in Alaska, but a way of life and sustenance. It has transcended everything! Whether you are an angler or a novice, cast your line into the sea of social opportunities. Attend fishing derbies, join fishing excursions, and reel in friendships as vast as the Alaskan waters!

Navigate the Seasons with a Snowshoe Ballet

Each season in Alaska brings its own magic. From the winter wonderland to the vibrant burst of summer, you have to learn to navigate the changing landscapes. Imagine a snowshoe ballet in winter and barefoot pagan dancing in the summer! Embrace winter sports, explore hiking trails, and let the seasons choreograph your adventures.

Prepare for the Pioneering Pantry

Grocery stores may be a bit different in Alaska, with prices reflecting the unique logistics of shipping to remote areas. Just like shipping a car to Alaska is more expensive, the same applies to everything else. Stock up on essentials, learn to love locally sourced goods, and perhaps learn and start growing your own vegetables. The pioneering spirit will have to extend to your pantry. It will be one of the most satisfying experiences and skills you can add to your can do list!

So, fearless explorer, as you venture into the wild and beautiful tapestry of Alaska, remember these tips. Ship your car to Alaska with Alaska auto transport by Corsia! You  will need a car, and better be a serious 4×4 vehicle! May your days be filled with the awe of nature and the warmth of Alaskan hospitality, making your journey a tale to be shared around the flickering glow of a midnight sun.

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Alaska Car Shipping shipping questions

A partial payment is usually required upon placing the order to reserve the spot on the car carrier. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Still for customer convenience you will have these two choices:

  • Discounted Cash Price: This is when you pay a partial payment by credit or debit card once we assign a carrier. And the rest is paid to the carrier at delivery with cash, cashier’s check or money order.
  • Regular Price: This is when you pay in full by credit or debit card, when we assign a carrier to your order. Nothing is charged at booking, only a credit card is put on file for reservation. At delivery there is no balance to pay.

The price to ship a car we quote is valid for one week. After that period the price may change as logistics is a supply and demand driven industry. It is best to know your shipping date and be ready to check prices and book one to two weeks in advance.

Per our cancellation policy every cancellation must be submitted in writing. You can cancel anytime. For a full refund of any partial payment that may have already been paid to reserve a spot on a car carrier, your cancellation should be requested before we have assigned a truck. 

We always advise our customers to book one to two weeks in advance. Some prefer to book even a month in advance. This allows for good organization and finding the best car carrier to accommodate your time-frame. When you need a last minute shipping then we have expedited services as well. But the cost to ship a car expedited is usually higher.

Yes, you can. We only need the state and the city in order to be able to quote a car shipping price. The cost would be current based on market situation. 

This is the date your car is ready to be loaded. It is not the exact pick up date the carrier will show up at your door. If there is a carrier available on this date we may be able to send it that day. If this is not the case then we should be able to have a truck within our usual pick-up window of about one to five days starting from this date.

When you call or request a quote online, our logistics experts will discuss your options, budget and preferences and quote current market price with no hidden fees.