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Car Shipping Kansas City, MO – Premium Auto Transport

Missouri (MO), USA

What's in this article?
  1. Shipping Cars To Or From Port Of Kansas City
  2. Port Of Kansas City Auto Transport Pricing & Time To Ship Your Car Examples
  3. Mode Of Shipping
  4. Customs
  5. Port Charges
  6. Port Of Kansas City Neighborhood Areas We Serve
  7. Port Of Kansas City Includes Zip Codes

Shipping Cars To or From Port of Kansas City

The Port of Kansas City is a well-known harbor located on the Missouri River on marine highway M-70. The Missouri inland waterways offer barge access to both international and domestic shipping. Owing to the droughts suffered in Missouri, the port is not as popular as it used to.

Here are some tips on shipping cars to or from the port of Kansas City.

Port Of Kansas City Car Shipping

Port of Kansas City Auto Transport Pricing & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/From Port of Kansas CityCostDistanceEstimated Time In Transit
Kansas City to Des Moines$115192 miles2 - 3 days
Chicago to Kansas City$305509 miles3 - 5 days
Kansas City to Nashville$333555 miles3 - 5 days
Columbus to Kansas City$396660 miles3 - 5 days
Kansas City to Washington$6361060 miles4 - 6 days
Helena to Kansas City$7551258 miles4 - 6 days
Kansas City to Portland$10771795 miles5 - 7 days
San Jose to Kansas City$11031838 miles5 - 7 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.

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Mode of shipping

You can pick one of two ways when shipping cars to or from the port of Kansas City: Ocean Freight Containers or Roll on Roll Off Vessels.

In RoRo shipping, cars are driven into specialized ships and secured in place in an area that mirrors a parking lot. It is by far the cheapest and simplest way to ship a car but it's lacking in worldwide coverage. That’s to say you can only depend on the services of RoRo if your port of dispatch boasts of RoRo facilities as well.

Take note that if you are shipping a high-value car, this is not the best method to rely on because such cars require a higher tier of protection and safety. In such circumstances, container shipping is your best bet. In this method, your car will be hauled up by a crane and carefully placed in a 20ft or 40 ft container where its wheels will be chocked down and the body roped to corners of the car.


As long as you’re shipping your vehicle, it will need to be approved by customs before setting sail. The customs clearance process occurs in two ways, physical vehicle inspection and validation of appropriate documents.

In regards to documentation, these are the basic requirements when shipping cars to or from Port of Kansas city:

  • Certificate of Title with no lien holders.
  • Salvage certificate.
  • Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin or MSO.
  • Bill of sale in the case of lien holders.
  • Vehicles Identification number.
  • Photo identification, e.g. passport or valid driver’s license.

Please note that this is not the exhaustive list of documents. The exact list is dependent on whether your car is new, used or scrap. Also, note that military personnel play by a different set of rules.

As for physical vehicle inspection, your car should be thoroughly cleaned and devoid of any household goods when being shipped via RoRo. It should also be free of aftermarket add-ons; the likes of GPS navigation system and external speakers. Suffice to say, should there be any contraband hidden in your car you are likely to face very steep fines, if not criminal charges.

Port charges

Other than your auto shippers quotation you may also bear the cost of:

  • Customs fees for handling of your cargo.
  • Demurrage - charge levied by your carrier/port for late pick up of vehicle from the destination port terminal.
  • Wharfage - cost bore by importer for accommodations extended at a wharf.

Kindly reach out to us if you need any assistance shipping cars to or from the port of Kansas City.

Port of Kansas City Neighborhood Areas We Serve

Our auto transport services are proud to help with your move in any of the neighborhoods you see below. And if you don't see your neighborhood listed here, don't worry because we can most likely service it.

Guinotte AvenueCampbell StreetCharlotte Street
Holmes StreetCherry Street

Port of Kansas City includes ZIP codes:


Popular Shipping Routes

No matter the destination, we're ready for your next move.
Here's our most popular routes from Missouri (MO), USA

Missouri to New York
Lee's Summit to New York
Kansas City to New York
Joplin to New York
St. Louis to New York
Florissant to New York
Columbia to New York
Independence to New York
Chesterfield to New York
Wentzville to New York
Blue Springs to New York
Springfield to New York
St. Peters to New York
Saint Charles to New York
Springfield to New York
O'Fallon to New York
Missouri to Los Angeles
Lee's Summit to Los Angeles
Kansas City to Los Angeles
Joplin to Los Angeles
St. Louis to Los Angeles
Florissant to Los Angeles
Columbia to Los Angeles
Independence to Los Angeles
Chesterfield to Los Angeles
Wentzville to Los Angeles
Blue Springs to Los Angeles
Springfield to Los Angeles
St. Peters to Los Angeles
Saint Charles to Los Angeles
Springfield to Los Angeles
O'Fallon to Los Angeles
Missouri to Chicago
Lee's Summit to Chicago
Kansas City to Chicago
Joplin to Chicago
St. Louis to Chicago
Florissant to Chicago
Columbia to Chicago
Independence to Chicago
Chesterfield to Chicago
Wentzville to Chicago
Blue Springs to Chicago
Springfield to Chicago
St. Peters to Chicago
Saint Charles to Chicago
Springfield to Chicago
O'Fallon to Chicago
Missouri to Houston
Lee's Summit to Houston
Kansas City to Houston
Joplin to Houston
St. Louis to Houston
Florissant to Houston
Columbia to Houston
Independence to Houston
Chesterfield to Houston
Wentzville to Houston
Blue Springs to Houston
Springfield to Houston
St. Peters to Houston
Saint Charles to Houston
Springfield to Houston
O'Fallon to Houston
Missouri to Phoenix
Lee's Summit to Phoenix
Kansas City to Phoenix
Joplin to Phoenix
St. Louis to Phoenix
Florissant to Phoenix
Columbia to Phoenix
Independence to Phoenix
Chesterfield to Phoenix
Wentzville to Phoenix
Blue Springs to Phoenix
Springfield to Phoenix
St. Peters to Phoenix
Saint Charles to Phoenix
Springfield to Phoenix
O'Fallon to Phoenix
Missouri to Philadelphia
Lee's Summit to Philadelphia
Kansas City to Philadelphia
Joplin to Philadelphia
St. Louis to Philadelphia
Florissant to Philadelphia
Columbia to Philadelphia
Independence to Philadelphia
Chesterfield to Philadelphia
Wentzville to Philadelphia
Blue Springs to Philadelphia
Springfield to Philadelphia
St. Peters to Philadelphia
Saint Charles to Philadelphia
Springfield to Philadelphia
O'Fallon to Philadelphia
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