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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Car By Rail?

Published by Joe Webster.

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Car By Rail?

Cost of Shipping a Car by Rail

Unlike other forms of shipping a car, transporting it by rail doesn’t give you a ton of options. For one, the major train routes don’t t typically contract with customers to ship a single car. Those that do offer vehicle transport by rail often partner with auto transport companies to fill out the available spaces on the carrier car. Even still, the companies that offer and arrange for car shipping by train are few and far between when compared to the number of options for standard overland shipping on a transport truck.

Though it is a service that is seldom offered in the auto transport industry, shipping a car by rail can be a cost-effective alternative in some areas. As fuel costs continue to rise, the cost of hauling vehicles on a transport carrier continues to go up, making shipping by train a more enticing and affordable option to the extent that it is available.

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A truck will likely still be involved in some aspect of the transport. For example, transporting your car from its current location to the train terminal, and from the delivery terminal to the final destination. In most instances, this is a very small part of the total cost of shipping a car by train. Any auto transport company that offers the services of rail transport should also be able to accommodate overland transport and, if necessary, short-term storage.

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Just like other forms of auto transport, shipping a car by rail offers you the choice of using an open or enclosed carrier. The same risks and protections, as usual, apply: enclosed will cost slightly more while fully protecting the vehicle during shipping, whereas an open carrier is exposed to the elements and slightly more affordable.

Another option that is available is door-to-door transport, though it does require a standard transport truck be used on the front and back end of the shipment, as described above. Container shipping can sometimes be an option when shipping a car by train, with the added benefit that you can ship additional items along with the vehicle in the container.

In spite of being a less frequently used method of shipping, transporting a car by train can be one of the most cost-effective ways to move a car, especially over a long distance. Since trains are so fuel-efficient, the shipping rates are less contingent on gas prices which makes it one of the best ways to ship a car across the country in terms of both speed and cost.

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd,
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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