How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Van?

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Van?

Cost of Shipping a Van

One thing you need to keep in mind when shipping a van is that it will cost more since it’s larger and heavier than most other vehicles. The weight of a van will naturally vary by make and model, but they generally are in the same weight class as a large truck or SUV. Just like any type of cargo being transported, much of the cost is dictated by the size and weight of the van, as well as the shipping distance.

Cost to ship a van

Since vans come in a variety of shapes and sizes, this is an important factor to keep in mind. For example, a smaller van like a Volkswagen bus would cost less to ship than a full size van or camper van. This goes double for shipping internationally as cargo space is at a premium and shipping costs generally run higher than in the U.S. due to the added distance.

Shipping a van to another country means it will most likely be transported on a boat, with the exception of certain parts of Canada and Mexico. Most vans shipped overseas are done so using the “RORO” method, which means the van is driven onto the ship and secured below the deck in a cargo area specifically designed for vehicles. When the van arrives at its destination port, it is driven or “rolled” off the boat and is ready to drive.


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Recent Prices For Vans Shipped | A-1 Auto Transport

To give our readers a more clear idea of the cost of shipping a van, we’ve compiled some of our recent numbers, including the specific towns that the vehicles were shipped to. Based on these, you can get a rough estimate of the cost, or alternately, you can contact us at the number at the top of the page if you’d like a cost estimate tailored to your specific needs and the cities you’re shipping to and from.

The Cost of Shipping A Van

  • Colorado Springs, CO to San Diego, CA – $642
  • Washington, D.C. to Des Moines, IA – $1,258
  • Lexington, KY to El Paso, TX – $1,535
  • Boise, ID to Miami, FL – $1,283
  • San Francisco, CA to Jackson, MS – $1,071
  • Philadelphia, PA to Las Vegas, NV – $1,232
  • Boston, MA to Omaha, NE – $1,175
  • New York, NY to Chicago, IL – $708

If you’re considering shipping a van, either internationally or within the United States, give us a call today at the number at the top of the page! We offer 100% FREE cost estimates to all interested parties and we are happy to answer your questions! You can also reach us through our online contact form!

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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