San Francisco to Seattle freight shipping

Whether your freight transportation needs are intermodal, LTL, truckload, or rail, FreightCenter expertly handles shipping freight from San Francisco, CA to Seattle, WA - making it easy and affordable. Our partnerships with top freight companies in San Francisco, CA allow us to offer volume-discounted freight rates, backed by our Lowest Price Guarantee. Get a free, Instant Freight Quote and book your shipment today.

San Francisco Freight Shipping

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The Golden Gate Bridge and severe fog isn’t all that San Francisco is known for. Through several means of measurement, the San Francisco Bay area is one of the most crucial international trade gateways in the U.S. Many high value goods are shipped from the area, with electronics being one of the top revenue generating items. San Francisco is also referred to as Silicon Valley, home to the headquarters of Google, Apple, and Facebook.

San Francisco offers shippers many different shipping options, including rail, ocean, and air. However, freight shipping by rail brings in the highest amount of volume and is a safe and reliable choice for any shipper.

While the weather climate is typically mild, the roads and traffic flow are not as agreeable. Due to San Francisco’s long history, many roads are very worn and even closed in some cases. Be sure to inform your booking agent of any road closures near you when booking your shipment. Bad traffic flow can also cause delays in transit time for truckers.


Seattle Freight Shipping

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Seattle is a coastal city in Washington State that's rich in exports including natural resources, construction materials, farming, fishing and consumer goods. Seattle is surrounded by water and interconnected to Canada, Alaska and the continental United States through a robust road and rail infrastructure. Air cargo freight is also a freight shipping option in Seattle.

Seattle freight shipping hubs include:

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • Interstate 5 (I-5) and State Route 99 (SR 99)
  • The Olympic Pipeline – a 400-mile pipeline delivering gasoline to areas of the Northwestern United States
  • Port of Seattle
  • Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway (BNSF)
  • Union Pacific Railroad (UP)