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Ship Car Across the Country by Train

What's in this article?
  1. Why Transport Your Car By Rail?
  2. Open Carrier Rail Transport
  3. Enclosed Rail Transport
  4. Door-To-Door Delivery
Ship Car Across the Country by Train

Whether you have just bought a new car or relocating to another state, there are a couple of options for shipping your car across the country. You can choose to drive it yourself or look for another effective mode of transport. One of the most popular options among haulers is to move a car by train. If you need assistance shipping your car across the country by train, A-1 Auto Transport can help.

A-1 Auto Transport is a reliable and trustworthy auto shipping company specializing in auto transport and related services. We rely on our vast experience to provide quality auto transport solutions locally and internationally. Our goal is to provide custom solutions that meet our customers’ varying needs. We use various methods, including trains to transport vehicles across the country.

Why Transport Your Car by Rail?

Auto transport by rail involves moving your car on a train instead of a trailer or truck. The major difference between the two modes of transportation is that the former is cheaper than the latter. Car shipping by train is not that popular, though. But it’s steadily becoming popular as many train lines provide auto transport as part of their services.

Besides being a cheaper option, car transport by train is convenient because it allows you to put your belongings in the car. That way, you can save money on transport costs for your items.

What Can We Handle?

As a full-service auto transport company, A-1 Auto Transport handles a wide range of car transport services by train. We can provide:

Open Carrier Rail Transport

When transporting your car by rail, you have the choice between an open carrier and a closed container. In open transport, your car is loaded onto a multi-car container with other vehicles. This option is always cheaper than a closed carrier but often exposes your vehicle to weather elements. But still, it’s a reliable way of transporting your automobile.


Enclosed Rail Transport

This option uses an enclosed container to ship vehicles from one destination to another. It provides extra protection to your car and is much more reliable. With enclosed auto transport, you can be assured of the highest level of security and maximum vehicle protection. This mode of transportation is ideal for valuable, rare, or antique vehicles.

Door-To-Door Delivery

At A-1 Auto Transport, we provide door-to-door delivery to our local, regional, and international clients. We can get your car transported from anywhere and safely delivered to its intended destination. We provide guaranteed pick-up and delivery dates to help you know what to expect. We communicate promptly, and you’ll also be contacted immediately if anything emerges that would cause a delay.

Why Choose Us?

  • Dependable Rail Auto Shipping Services

Shipping your car by rail has been made easier by A-1 Auto Transport. With a network of more than 30 modern carriers and 40 terminals, you can have your vehicle exactly where it needs to be at the right time. Our auto transport process is quick, safe, and reliable from start to finish. We also offer a complete range of services to ensure every need is satisfied.

  • Custom Solutions

We understand that our customers have different needs that require a unique approach. We create solutions that are tailored to your specific shipping needs, regardless of your vehicle type. Whether you own an economy car, motorcycle, boat, or exotic car, you trust us to do a perfect job.

  • Fully Insured and Certified

Our company is fully insured and certified to provide safe rail auto transport services. We also take full responsibility for your vehicle when it’s in our possession, giving you peace of mind to focus on what matters most to you.

When it comes to shipping your vehicle by train, A-1 Auto Transport is the company to trust. Forget about the semi-qualified auto transport companies that promise too much and end up under-delivering. You can count on our team to save you time and resources anytime you want to ship your car by train. Get a free quote now to get started.

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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated 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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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
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15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
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