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How can I ship a car by train and how much does it cost?

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Asked by Juanita

January 7, 2020 under Auto Transport

We are moving from California to New York and planning to transport our car by train. So, is it safe to transport my car via train and how much does car shipping cost?


Answered by Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

Many people don't know that shipping a car by train is the safest and the most convenient way to do it since it enables you to travel alongside your vehicle.

Train offers several significant advantages:

Shipping a car by rail is quicker - Car shipping trucks are extremely large and therefore are restricted to very specific paths on interstates, which can increase the amount of time spent on the road. If you ship your car by rail, these problems are eliminated. Trains have a more convenient path where you can transport your vehicle to your destination very quickly.

Train auto transport is safer - When you're shipping a car by rail, similar to other modes of transportation - it offers open and enclosed vehicle carriers which is not only cost-effective but also the safest method of transportation.

Transporting vehicles by train is easier - Shipping a car by train is easier because there are really only two significant chunks of work- Loading the car at the source point and unloading the car at the destination point.

Average cost for shipping a car

The average cost for shipping a car by train is around $800 - $1000 from California to New York. However, these prices vary depending on the destination and the size of the vehicle you transport.

To get more information about the pricing and the type of services that trains offer, read our guide: Shipping a car by train - How much does it cost?

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