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California (CA) Motorcycle Shipping

Safe And Reliable California Motorcycle Shipping Services By A-1 Auto Transport

California is a big state with a lot to see. From desert areas to beaches, cruising around the state by bike is desired by many motorcyclists. When moving to California or trying to have a bike shipped there, A-1 Auto Transport can help you to get the best quotes and shipping companies around.

Shipping a motorcycle is actually rather simple. With the right company and room in the budget, any motorcycle owner can have their bike shipped to the gorgeous west coast state. Motorcycle laws in California are something that you should be knowledgeable of prior to cruising around on your bike after the motorcycle reaches the state.

Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceTransit Days
Los Angeles to Las Vegas, NV$650270 miles2-4 days
San Jose to Phoenix, AZ$680710 miles3-6 days
Denver, CO to Los Angeles$6801015 miles4-6 days
San Diego to Seattle, WA$6801255 miles4-6 days
Dallas, TX to San Diego$6801360 miles4-6 days
Chicago, IL to Los Angeles$7502015 miles6-8 days
Atlanta, GA to San Diego$7502140 miles6-8 days
Los Angeles to Detroit, MI$7502280 miles6-8 days
Boston, MA to Los Angeles$7802985 miles7-9 days
San Jose to Miami, FL$7803070 miles7-9 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.

*$7000 insurance coverage is included per vehicle.

*Additional coverage is available.

*Call us for specific date requests.

Ways to Ship a Motorcycle

There are a variety of ways to ship a motorcycle to California. All of these methods are sufficient and safe, but it will be up to your personal preference as well as your budget on which method is best.

  • Door to door shipping is when the shipping company comes to the place where the motorcycle is located to retrieve it for shipment. They will then take it to wherever you need it shipped to directly.
  • Enclosed shipping is when the motorcycle is placed inside an enclosed trailer for shipment. This keeps the motorcycle safe from any possible harm due to debris on roads, weather conditions and more.
  • Open shipping is when the motorcycle is placed on an open trailer. This is a cheaper method of vehicle shipment.
  • Crated shipping is quite popular and less costly than many other shipping methods. The motorcycle will need to be drained of all fluids and the battery will need to be disconnected if this is the method you choose.

While all of these options are great, choosing one that you feel comfortable with is important. Most shipping companies do offer insurance for motorcycle shipment. Take advantage of it if you are concerned with the safety of your bike during shipment. Also, document the condition of your bike before shipment. Take pictures and notes of all damage already done to the motorcycle.


A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-452-2880 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.


Motorcycle Shipping Companies in California

Royal Auto Transport

20431 Chase St.

Winnetka, CA 91306

(310) 880-8055

B&T Auto Transport

18023 Sky Park Cir Suite F

Irvine, CA 92614

(949)797-9100

(866)849-3700

Heritage Motorcycle Shipping

Stockton, CA

(209)  323-5200

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Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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