Car Transport to Sitka
Sitka is a city located on Baranof Island, in the panhandle of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is currently home to a population of over 8,800 residents, making it the fourth-largest municipality in Alaska by total population.
The city spans all of Baranof Island, which is just over 4,800 square miles, making it the largest city by total area in the entire United States. It’s an island – now, islands can be difficult to ship a vehicle to or from as-is, because they have a natural barrier in the water that surrounds them.
This barrier makes it hard to get a vehicle to or from an island unless there is an overland connection or, in the case of Hawaii or overseas territories, a port that has room for large cargo containers.
Sitka has neither of these, which means car transport to Sitka is going to be problematic. Usually, what’s going to have to happen is that you’re going to need to ship your vehicle to Juneau, most likely, and then have it ferried down to Sitka.
Really it’s something that doesn’t come up often in the vehicle shipping industry – car carriers usually stick to interstate routes through the contiguous U.S., also known as the “Lower 48” – the states between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and squished between Canada and Mexico.
Alaska auto transport services are usually done port-to-port between Seattle and Anchorage, and sometimes Fairbanks if your shipper is good – but when shipping to Sitka, you’re probably going to have to go to Juneau.
Now, not every shipper is going to even be able to handle shipments to or from Sitka, or even Juneau for that matter, but that doesn’t matter because there’s a company that can handle it, even if you have to go through Horizon or Matson, the two major overseas shippers.
At the very least, they may have some more information about it than we do, because it’s not something that comes up very often. The metro part of Sitka sits on the western half of the island, which means that anyone ferrying goods to the island from Juneau is going to go all the way around the eastern half of the island while navigating around other islands in the Panhandle.
You should expect long shipping times and high prices as a result of the difficulty of getting a vehicle to Sitka, and don’t be surprised if some companies say they just can’t do it, or have to go to Juneau or Anchorage instead.
At the very least, if you can’t get your vehicle to Sitka directly there should be some companies in Alaska that can help you out – someone has to be bringing goods to Sitka, after all. So at the very least you can get a free car transport to Sitka quotes via our free online quote request form.
When you fill it out and submit it, you’ll get a free quote to ship your vehicle right away. You can also call us any time at 800-930-7417 to discuss your shipment with one of our agents. They can let you know all about car transport to Sitka, since they can handle Alaska auto shipping services and all the caveats and whatnot that comes with it. So whether you use our free form or give us a call, find out what American Auto Shipping can do for you.