Alaska Auto TransportWhen you are transporting a vehicle to or from Alaska you need to understand how vehicles are actually transported to and from the remote state, as it is handled differently than standard auto transportation within the contiguous United States. The only way to get to Alaska by land is by traveling through Canada, but auto shippers don’t run into Canada usually as the taxes to move vehicles into or out of the country is quite high. Therefore the only way to transport a vehicle to or from Alaska is via overseas auto shipping.

Transporting a vehicle overseas is much more involved and a bit more expensive than simply transporting from one state to another within the contiguous 48. The process, however, is fairly simple in theory, but a bit more complicated logistically when putting it into practice. Once you book your order we will search for a carrier to transport your vehicle (if you are shipping to Alaska) from whichever city it is currently located in to the port in Seattle, Washington. They will release the vehicle to the port shipper, who will then load it onto one of their roll-on/roll-off transport ships and transport it overseas to the port in Anchorage or Fairbanks, where you or someone you know will need to pick the vehicle up. It works the same if you are going from Alaska, except you will need to deliver your vehicle to the port in Alaska, which they will then load onto a roll-on/roll-off transport ship and take it to the port in Seattle. From there we will have a carrier pick the vehicle up at the port and transport it to wherever in the U.S. you would like it to go.

You can save a bit of money on your shipment to or from Alaska by eliminating the need for an overland carrier to take your vehicle to or from the port of Seattle – you would just need to pickup or deliver the vehicle from/to the port yourself. Most of the time our customers don’t have the time to drive their vehicle to or from the port and want us to find a carrier. This is the more expensive option, but it is also the most common and does make things much easier for you.

If you are interested in transporting your vehicle to or from the state of Alaska, you’ve definitely hit upon the right page. We here at All Pro Auto Transport know what it’s like to try and move a vehicle, and we want you to know that we’re here to help. You can fill out our free online auto transport quote request form and get your auto transport experience started today. You can also call our toll-free telephone number at 877-622-6100 for more information and to speak to a live representative who can answer any questions you may have as well as get you on the road to a great auto transport experience.