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Minnesota Auto Transport by Rail ServicesIf you’re searching for Minnesota auto transport by rail quotes or services, you’ve come to the right place! Shipping a car by rail isn’t as easy as it used to be, mostly because the industry has shifted to over-the-road services. Most rail shippers handle cars in bulk; that is, they’re shipping from ports where cars are imported, or from manufacturers to dealerships. It’s more cost-effective to ship multiple vehicles, at least for a train, than shipping individuals for customers. That being said, if there are Minnesota auto transport by rail services out there, we can find them for you.

Minnesota Auto Transport by Rail

Minnesota is in a weird spot when it comes to shipping to or from the state via the railroads. It was definitely part of the industrial boom during the postwar period, but not nearly as much as other major cities in the region. So it doesn’t have as many rail connections, which will impact shipments. It also doesn’t have any major ports where cars come in, at least not like the east or west coasts do. So trains shipping cars aren’t as common in Minnesota.

If they’re running routes through the area, chances are they’ll go through Minneapolis. As the state’s largest city and main industrial center (historically, anyway), it makes sense. The infrastructure is there, and there’s more demand for cars in Minneapolis than any other city in the state.

If there are any companies shipping to or from Minnesota via the railroad, we can find them for you. However, there’s the possibility that it is unavailable at all. Rail shipping is not nearly as popular as it used to be, and this impacts availability for individuals. If rail shipping is unavailable to or from Minnesota, we’ll need to find a truck instead. Trucks may be a bit more expensive, but they’ll be door to door shipments and will likely be quicker than shipping via the railroad. Speak to an agent to learn more.

Popular Auto Transport Locations in Minnesota

As mentioned above, if there are rail services to or from Minnesota, they’ll likely run through Minneapolis. The largest cities in the states tend to be the most popular rail shipping locations simply due to the infrastructure already being there.

Saint Paul
Saint Paul sits right next to Minneapolis, so all the same things about Minneapolis shipping services pretty much apply to Saint Paul as well. You may have to go to Minneapolis to pickup or deliver your vehicle if that is where the terminal is. Speak to an agent to learn more.

Rochester sits a bit south of Minneapolis, and may have some rail connections thanks to its history. That being said, there may not be any trains shipping cars for individuals running to or from Rochester. Speak to an agent for more.

As a suburb of Minneapolis, Bloomington will likely use the same terminal as Minneapolis and Saint Paul shipments.

Minnesota Auto Transport by Rail Quotes and Prices

If you’re interested in shipping your vehicle to or from Minnesota, let us help. At the very least you can get some quotes from top-rated shippers who can handle rail service if it’s available. Simply fill out our free quote request form to get started. It’s free and only takes a minute or two. But more importantly, you’ll get quotes from reputable companies who understand how Minnesota shipping services work. You can also contact one of our agents any time at 866-513-RAIL should you have questions or need help.

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Should you have questions about the transport of your vehicle, please call us at (866)513-RAIL. (866-513-7245).