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How Shiply Works

How Shiply Works

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    Request quotes from our 102,334 rated transport providers.

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    Compare prices and read previous customer feedback to pick the right delivery quote for you.

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    Sit back and relax while your item is safely delivered by your chosen transport provider.

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Ford Mustang

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Calgary, AB T3L 2B8

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Edmonton, AB T6K 0C5

C $840
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Calgary, AB T2G 1Y7

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Vancouver, BC V5Y 1C8

C $640

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By utilising spare capacity of vehicles running on the road, Shiply helps reduce the number of otherwise wasteful journeys needed to transport the item.

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"Communication was great from the time I accepted the quote until the car was dropped off. In terms of the timeline, I was given a potential range for both how soon the car would be picked up and how many days it would be in transport."
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Patrick G.
"Everything was perfect! Fast, easy and hassle-free process! I definitely recommend and would use them again in the future. Thank you so much!"
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Sophie G.
"Great experience using these guys. This was my first time having to transport a car using a service like this and I could not be happier. Picked up earlier than expected and delivery was early as well. Quick easy and problem free."
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Gary M.
"Great to deal with. I will use them again to ship my car back when I move and definitely recommend them."
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Shiply's Car Shipping Across Canada Guide

Car Shipping Across Canada

From coast to coast, the length of Canada is 9,306 km, which means car shipping across Canada requires traveling a distance of several thousand kilometers. Comparing different car shipping companies could take several hours. By posting your vehicle delivery on Shiply, the companies will come to you. This brief guide should help you assess your options to make sure your move suits you.

Shipping methods

The main consideration is the method of transport. There are 4 choices; flat deck, auto carrier, enclosed transport and rail transport.

- Flat deck: This method is typically used by towing or auto rescue companies for shorter distance moves. These can only hold one vehicle, so the cost for shipping across Canada would be much higher than other methods.

- Auto Carrier: These can carry anywhere from 6 – 10 cars and are the most common method for long haul transportation. Your vehicle will be strapped to the car carrier with several other vehicles.

- Enclosed Transport: This method can carry one or two cars in a fully covered trailer. This will protect your vehicle from the elements, as well as rock and grit from the road. This is a great option for classic, vintage or sports car shipping.

- Rail: Your vehicle is loaded into a specially designed rail car or auto rack, which has 2-3 decks and can carry up to 20 vehicles. As a result, this method is cheaper but transport can take longer than other methods.

If you wish to transport any personal belongings, it is important to note that these cannot be placed in the car for rail transport, but for other methods it is allowed at the carrier’s discretion.


This is a big concern for most drivers when relocating their vehicle, especially for a long haul move where costs can get very high. The cheapest method of transport is generally through a multi-car carrier or rail transport. While some companies offer door to door services, getting transport to and from a company terminal, and collecting it yourself, can provide you with considerable savings.

Before the move

Before you arrange transport of your vehicle, please ensure it is clean and driveable. If the vehicle does not run – or has any mechanical failures at all, the carrier may charge you extra as additional equipment will be needed to load and unload the vehicle. The carrier will need a full set of keys and the vehicle should have half a tank of fuel. It is also advisable to remove any valuables from the vehicle.

You should tie down the battery and remove any external antenna and covers. It is also advisable to leave the jack in the car.

Delivery time

For long haul journeys, such as Edmonton to Toronto, transport can take up to 6 days, while Vancouver to Toronto could take up to 10. Transport companies generally prefer to book a few weeks in advance, so please bear this in mind when arranging your transportation dates.


It is imperative that you ensure your chosen company has a suitable insurance policy for your move. It is essential you request and thoroughly read this documentation before handing over your car for transport. It can also help to discuss this with the company to gauge their experience and knowledge in the business.