In default our Magento2 installation shows the shipping costs (screenshot) in the cart (even for unkown/not logged in users). We would like to not show the shipping costs in the calculation in the cart, but I can't find any configuration for it.
So the problem is not the "Estimate Shipping Costs" box, but the fact that the shipping costs need not be added until the checkout.
If I look in the source I do see this comment
<!-- ko if: isExcludingDisplayed() --> around the
<tr> for said shipping costs, which leads me to believe there is a setting to turn it off at this point.
But where? How? I could hide it with CSS/rip it out of the HTML, but that doesn't affect the calculation.
FYI: We have set up a single Shipping Method with Tablerates