Save up to 75% off standard rates

Getting Car Transport Quotes is Easy on Shiply

Current Location

Current Location

Millions of people use Shiply

Uncover Hassle-Free Car Transport Solutions in Carlisle

People require vehicle transportation services for various motives. Whether you own a car dealership, purchased a vehicle through eBay, stumbled upon a hidden gem in a barn, or desire to participate in a track day event, Shiply is ready to help you discover the perfect transporter for your specific needs. Boasting an expansive network of thousands of registered businesses specializing in different domains, we accommodate all your vehicle shipping requirements. From the most economical options for transporting a car to the junkyard to the secure and meticulous handling of a Ferrari worldwide, Shiply has you covered.

Shiply possesses an extensive network of vehicle shipping businesses that provide car transportation services across the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond. To begin, simply fill out our user-friendly car delivery quote request form, and within minutes, you'll obtain competitive rates from several shipping firms via email. By utilizing Shiply's platform, you can access prices that are considerably lower than those provided directly by car transportation companies, potentially saving up to 75% off standard industry rates.

Situated in Cumbria, UK, Carlisle is a sought-after destination for individuals relocating their vehicles. Many people transfer cars to and from Carlisle for various purposes, such as job relocation, acquiring a new vehicle, or engaging in local automotive events. With its rich history and picturesque surroundings, Carlisle draws car enthusiasts from across the nation.

Elements Affecting Car Transport Costs

The price per mile for car shipping can fluctuate based on several aspects, including the type of vehicle being transported, the chosen mode of transport, and the distance traveled. On Shiply, the average fee per mile is roughly £0.95 for distances surpassing 50 miles. For shorter car delivery needs under 50 miles, the average prices tend to be closer to £2 per mile.

Discover Diverse Car Transport Services

When it comes to transferring cars, there are two primary methods: shipping via trailer or driven by a professional trade plate driver. While having your vehicle driven is often the most budget-friendly option, it does increase the mileage on your car and necessitates a valid MOT. However, the car does not need to be taxed or registered, as it can be operated by a 'trade plate driver' who displays a special registration plate over the vehicle's existing plates during the transportation process.

If you choose trailered car shipping, you have several options to consider. Single car transporters are designed to carry one vehicle at a time, making them a more expensive choice. Conversely, multi-car transporters can accommodate multiple vehicles simultaneously, helping to keep car transportation costs down. This option is particularly beneficial if your car is not in running condition, lacks roadworthiness, or is not legally compliant.

For those seeking to transport a luxury or classic car, a covered or enclosed service may be preferable. This service offers the highest level of protection, shielding your vehicle from the elements and keeping it out of sight. However, shipping classic cars can be more expensive, as these trailers typically only carry one or two vehicles at a time.

Effortless Overseas Car Shipping Solutions

If you need to transfer a vehicle overseas, specialized car shipping companies on Shiply have established relationships with large freight liners to transport your car by sea. These experts can provide guidance on the necessary procedures and shipping documentation, often assisting you in completing them. The most secure but costly car shipping option is via a 20ft or 40ft shipping container, although some systems can optimize costs by accommodating up to 5 cars in a single container. A more budget-friendly alternative is the 'roll-on / roll-off' ('RORO') method, where your vehicle is driven directly onto the vessel and secured.

Regardless of the transportation method you choose, we recommend verifying that the transporter's insurance coverage is sufficient for your vehicle's value. Additionally, review your personal car insurance policy to ensure that your car is adequately insured while being transported by a third party.

Readying Your Car for Transport: Crucial Steps

Once you have accepted a quote for your car delivery and confirmed the dates, it's essential to prepare your car for transport. Gather all necessary documents, especially if you are distance-selling. Remove accessories & valuables from the vehicle, as they may not be covered by insurance. Secure or remove any loose items that could shift during transit. Make notes of the vehicle's performance before transport to easily identify any changes upon completion. Ensure fluid and fuel levels are sufficient if the vehicle will be driven during delivery. Thoroughly clean your vehicle to prevent dirt from causing paintwork damage and to facilitate the identification of any scratches or scrapes that may occur during transport. Taking photographs before transportation serves as evidence of your vehicle's condition.

Post-Transport Checklist: Confirming Car Condition & Providing Feedback

Upon your vehicle's arrival at its destination, conduct a thorough inspection. Check vital signs, such as lights, engine, brakes, and any unique functions specific to your vehicle. If you purchased your vehicle online or from a car dealership, verify that everything is as described. Compare the mileage to ensure the car has traveled the expected distance, and if discrepancies arise, address them with the transporter. Examine the paintwork for any damage, referring to the photos taken before transportation.

Shiply's foundation is built on trust, with company profile pages available for your perusal when selecting a car transporter. Once your car delivery is successfully completed, don't forget to provide feedback on your chosen company's profile page. Your valuable insights will assist future users of the site in making informed decisions when arranging their own car transport needs.

Millions of people use Shiply

Fast and Easy

Fast and Easy

Complete one simple form and quotes come to you via email. Hassle-free, no phone calls required.



All delivery companies on Shiply are feedback rated for your peace of mind.

Great Prices

Great Prices

As Shiply's delivery companies are already making similar trips, quotes are up to 75% cheaper than standard rates.



Need assistance? Email or call us. We are here to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Shiply Cover My Area?

Yes! There are couriers using Shiply all over the country and abroad, so whether you need to move a sofa across town or send a car across Europe, we have got you covered.

Does Shiply Have Different Sized Vehicles?

There are thousands of couriers on Shiply, with a wide range of vehicle sizes capable of handling any delivery. Providing the rough dimensions (and pictures if possible) on your listing will allow the delivery company to get the right vehicle sent out to you.

Can I Call Shiply?

Shiply Support is available from 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday on 020 3137 2454. You can also send an email to .

Who Will Carry Out My Delivery?

Whoever you choose! There are thousands of rated transport providers on our platform ready to make a bid to carry out your delivery. It is up to you to decide which quote to accept.

When Will I Receive A Quote?

You will typically start to receive quotes within 30 minutes. If you are worried about the lack of quotes, try adding some more detail to your listing as transport providers may be unsure of dimensions or weight and feel unable to provide an accurate quote. If your delivery is urgent, you can try our 'featured delivery' feature which moves your listing to the top of the search page for couriers.

How Many Quotes Will I Receive?

Whilst there is no guarantee of quotes, 98% of our listings receive at least 3 quotes, so you are likely to find someone who can undertake the delivery of your items.

Does Shiply Provide Packing Materials?

If your item requires packing materials or extra care then you should make sure this is highlighted in your listing and discussed with any transport provider whose quote you are considering. Couriers on Shiply are able to provide all levels of service and can help pack your items, just ensure you inform them of your needs.

Will My Goods Be Tied Up Securely?

Transport providers will almost always tie up an item in the transport vehicle, as the risk of damage from moving around during transit is high. You should always confirm safety precautions and packing needs with transport providers before accepting a quote.

Can Items Be Taken Upstairs?

Yes, items can be taken upstairs if needed, and can also be assembled. Transport providers on Shiply are happy to provide these services, but you should ensure that you are mentioning these requirements in your listings as it may mean a second person is required for the move.

Can I Travel With My Goods?

The majority of transport providers on Shiply are only insured for the transportation of goods, however, some are also able to take people. If you need to travel with your goods, make sure to mention this in your listing and highlight this to any courier who quotes on your listing.

What If I Need To Cancel My Booking?

If you have accepted a quote and paid the deposit but wish to cancel the delivery, then you should first inform your chosen transport provider that you no longer require the delivery. You should then contact us at to have your deposit refunded.

Can I Change The Address Of The Delivery?

If you have not yet accepted a quote then you are able to change the address of your listing. Note that editing details of your listing after publishing will result in active quotes being voided, so you will have to wait for new quotes to come in. If you have already accepted a quote and need to change the address, please let your transport provider know and contact us at .

Does Someone Have To Be Present For Pickup And Delivery?

In most cases, the car delivery company will require you to be in attendance for the pickup and delivery of the vehicle. This is because there are likely to be release forms that you need to sign, as well as handing over the keys for the car.

Can I Keep Items In My Vehicle?

Most car delivery companies will be fine with you keeping some personal items in the vehicle when it is transported. However, there are two important things to remember: 1. The weight of the items may affect the price of the vehicle delivery, and 2. Any items in the vehicle will not be covered by insurance for the transport of the car itself.

Can I Transport My Vehicle If It Isn't Running?

You can transport your vehicle if it isn’t in running condition, however, this will be more expensive as specialist equipment is required to load and unload the vehicle.

How Shiply works

How Shiply Works

How Shiply Works

  • 1

    Request quotes from our 439,673 rated transport providers.

  • 2

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

  • 3

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

Recent Deliveries

Citroen C3 from South West London to South East London
Citroen C3

London, Greater London,

London, Greater London,


Ford Mustang from Hertford to Rombies-et-Marchipont
Ford Mustang

Hertford, Hertfordshire,

Rombies-et-Marchipont, Hauts-de-France,
59990, France


Renault Captur from Edinburgh to Swindon Village
Renault Captur

Edinburgh, Edinburgh,

Swindon Village, Gloucestershire,


Audi A3 from London to Leeds
Audi A3

London, Greater London,

Leeds, West Yorkshire,


How Shiply Helps The Environment

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

2 9 6 7 5 6 8 0 0 Kg/CO2 Saved

Recent Testimonials

Debra W Testimonial

Mark W.

"Simple and effective, will be using regularly. Good value and makes the process of moving big things around so much easier!"

Patrick G Testimonial

Sandy B.

"In a matter of hours, I received an offer that matched my budget from a company with very good feedback. I love being able to rely on Shiply for getting the precious finds from eBay across the country for a reasonable price."

Sophie G Testimonial

John G.

"Shiply fills the gaps between getting bulky items collected and delivered and you having to go get them yourself. Used them many times, saves me lots of time and money."

Gary M Testimonial

Charlotte H.

"All went very smoothly and easily and the courier whose bid I accepted were lovely, good communication, and helpful. Couldn't fault at all and would certainly use again."

4.8/5 Rating

from 4,108 Reviews

Shiply is an official eBay compatible application

4.6/5 Rating

from 28,861 Reviews