Auto Transport Routes: New York City to Anchorage
New York City is the largest city in the state of New York, and the largest city in the United States. Anchorage, well…is not. Located on the eastern shores of Cook Inlet, Anchorage is pretty far out of the way and can be difficult to get ships and goods to and from.
However, it is the largest city north of the 60th parallel and the largest in the state of Alaska. Believe it or not, the city has close to 300,000 residents, and is continuing to grow; as such, auto transportation up to Anchorage from anywhere in the U.S. is becoming quite popular. However, shipping a vehicle up to Anchorage takes time and patience and, more importantly for many people, money.
When you’re shipping a vehicle to Anchorage, you need to understand that the only way to ship a vehicle up there is by cargo ship, overseas. There is no carrier willing to travel all the way through Canada and into Alaska, then traverse the treacherous Alaskan terrain – at least not for the price it takes to travel up the Atlantic Ocean a ways.
When shipping to Anchorage from New York City, though, a carrier will have to pick your vehicle up in the Big Apple and travel across the United States – a long journey, but a more reasonable one, as many companies run cross-country routes on a regular basis. Your vehicle will take roughly two weeks in getting from New York City to Seattle, where your vehicle will then be dropped off at the port on the west coast.
From there, your vehicle will be loaded onto a ship and transported to the port at Anchorage, where you will have to pick it up. The bulk of a shipment from New York City to Anchorage will be in the cross-country trek, but it’ll also take about two weeks to get your vehicle shipped up to Anchorage.
It’s a long process, roughly 3-5 weeks all told, and it’s going to cost quite a bit more than it would just shipping coast-to-coast. Shipping from Seattle to Anchorage runs roughly a thousand dollars, and it’ll be another thousand or better to ship to Seattle, but if you need a vehicle up in Anchorage, it’s the best (and most cost-effective way) of doing it.
To get a free quote to ship your vehicle, take a minute to fill out our free quote form. We work with only top-rated carriers and overseas transporters so you’ll be in good hands from booking to delivery. You can also contact us any time toll-free at 800-930-7417. There, you can get a free quote over the phone, get your questions answered, and even book a shipment if you’re ready.
Since 2007 Dave has written all the content and blogs for American Auto Shipping and during this time added the duties of customer support and transport logistics.
He currently resides in Washington with his three kids and their mom and cat. A fan of Marvel movies and good stories, when not shipping cars Dave can be found working on his novel, enjoying a good book or playing some tournament HALO.
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