Transit Times for Shipping a Car
From Alberta to Newfoundland
1st Stage – Calgary/Edmonton to Milton
Wait Time: 1-2 weeks
Transit Time: 4-6 days
2nd Stage – Milton to Dartmouth
Wait Time: 2-5 days
Transit Time: 2-3 days
3rd Stage – Dartmouth to Newfoundland
Wait Time: 2-5 days
Transit Time: 3-5 days
Alberta to Newfoundland Shipping Information
When shipping from Alberta to Newfoundland, your vehicle would be transported by several trucks. The main truck terminals in Alberta are located in Edmonton and Calgary. We have secondary terminals in Newfoundland that your vehicle could be delivered to (storage fees may apply), but in most cases the truck driver will call you and arrange for you to meet him at a commercial location like a dealership or truck stop near the TransCanada Highway. The vehicle would be unloaded from the truck and given to you directly.
Your vehicle will be transported on an open car carrier from the origin terminal to the main truck terminal in Milton, Ontario. Once it offloads in Milton, it will be assigned to another open car carrier for delivery to the terminal in Dartmouth, NS and will be assigned to another open car carrier for delivery to Newfoundland.
If your vehicle is being picked up from another city outside of the Edmonton or Calgary areas, it would be picked up by a truck and taken to one of the main terminals to wait to be loaded on a truck. This will add a few days to the Wait/Transit Times.
For example, if you’re shipping from Calgary to St. John’s your vehicle may be shipped like this:
Calgary, AB → Milton, ON → Dartmouth, NS → St. John’s, NL
The wait times and transit times are approximates, and not guaranteed for the standard method of shipping. Pickup and deliveries in remote locations can take longer.
*Please note – we are not currently offering transport to Labrador*
How long does it take to ship my car?
The information above shows the approximate wait times and transit times for shipping a car from Alberta to Newfoundland. Departures are usually not on fixed days as they can depend on volume of vehicles already booked and ones already at the terminals assigned to a load. It is recommended to book at least 1-2 weeks in advance. Booking in advance can help decrease transit times but normally your vehicle will be placed in queue to ship once it is at the terminal. If you are shipping by enclosed transport trailer these transit times may not apply.
What is “Wait Time” and “Transit Time”?
- The wait time is how long your vehicle will wait before it is picked up or how long it will wait to depart on the truck/train once it is dropped off at a terminal.
- The transit time is how long your vehicle will take to arrive to the next terminal once it has departed.
Will my car be shipped by multiple trucks?
For shorter moves it may be shipped on only one truck, but for longer shipments it will be on multiple trucks/trains before it’s delivered. Canada is the second largest country in the world and to ship a car directly in one shipment across the entire country would be very expensive. It is the most economical/inexpensive way to ship your vehicle when it’s transferred between multiple trucks/trains between major cities.
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