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🇺🇸 South Carolina (SC)

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The state capital of South Carolina, this is also the largest city in the state. There are close to 130,000 people living in the city, with quadruple that in the entire metro area. It is situated in Richland County, as well as a small portion of Lexington County. The city is named after explorer Christopher Columbus. It is the primary city in the Midlands area of the state and is home to the University of South Carolina.

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Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time In Transit
Columbia to Atlanta$214214 miles2-4 days
Columbia to Nashville$442442 miles2-4 days
Columbus to Columbia$388517 miles2-4 days
Milwaukee to Columbia$674898 miles3-5 days
Columbia to Minneapolis$7251209 miles4-6 days
Columbia to Albuquerque$9621603 miles5-7 days
Las Vegas to Columbia$10882176 miles6-8 days
Seattle to Columbia$11322829 miles7-9 days

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

Car Shipping Companies Near Me

Looking for auto transport companies near you in Columbia? Columbia features massive oak trees as well as pecan groves and magnolias, lending to its classic Southern aesthetic. Beyond these natural vestiges, Columbia is a city in the middle of much progress, thanks in part to the presence of the University of South Carolina there. With a population of just over 135,000 traffic very manageable in Columbia, so there’s no reason to leave your car behind. The A-1 Auto Transport directory can help you choose a company to deliver your car to you in Columbia.

Using Columbia Vehicle Transport Companies

If you are transporting a vehicle to Columbia, keep some tips in mind:

  • Make sure the company of your choosing has insurance: This is the only way you can know for sure your car is covered in the event that something goes wrong with the transport. Otherwise, you can’t be sure that your company will pay for it, since the transport company should have proper insurance credentials.
  • Inquire about GPS tracking: Companies with better technology options generally have access to such systems, which can give you information about your car at all times.
  • Pay a deposit only after a contract is signed: Otherwise, if you find yourself in the hands of a more unscrupulous company, you might find that you lose your money.

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Long Distance Auto Transport to/from Columbia

Distance influences many aspects of auto transportation. In the same city, a car can easily be driven or towed to its destination. However, when the distance increases, it becomes more economical to use a carrier. Also, beyond a certain point, hotel and meal costs must be taken into consideration.

Because of this, the further you want to ship your car, the more expensive it will be. The fuel cost must also be taken into consideration, since it increases proportionally with the distance.

If you’re thinking of a method to reduce your bill, A1 Auto Transport offers several ways to do so. You can drive your car to a terminal, and pick it up from one in the state you’re moving to. You can use an open truck and take advantage of our seasonal offerings. Overall, it can cost you less to use a direct shipping company instead of driving the car yourself, but you should discuss your options with our staff for the best result.

Shipping Luxury and Classic Cars in Columbia

There are a lot of details an auto transport company must be aware of to successfully transport a classic or luxury vehicle. Newer companies are likely to make mistakes and either delay the transport or damage the cargo. If you don’t want to take your chances, you can work with an established professional.

A1 auto transport has enclosed carriers reserved for these kinds of shipments specifically. They are extremely secure, and with the help of our professional drivers, very fast. We’re equipped to transport low ground clearance vehicles and can adapt to any other particularities your car may have.

International Shipping to/from Columbia

To cross long distances with an open or an enclosed truck you need a good driver. However, seas and oceans require a ship. If your car must travel to a continent other than the one you’re currently on, you’ll likely need one too.

A1 auto transport can get your vehicle to the nearest port with a carrier, load it on a ship that will take it to whichever country you’re going to, and then have another truck take the car from there to your new home. The process is straightforward, and any complications will be handled by our team.

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Special Discounts in Columbia

To honor the services our military provides, we give them a special discount whenever a member uses our services. Whether you're forced to change bases within the US or abroad, A1 auto transport will help you ship your car.

The same can be said for our student clients. We are qualified for nationwide and international auto transportation, so we can reach your college regardless of where it’s located at.

Our services are also subject to seasonal price reductions, multi car discounts, first timer offers, and more. If you're one of the growing numbers of citizens taking vacations in the south of the country during winter, you may qualify for our snowbird discount too.

International Shipping to/from Columbia

Countries with poor roads may be difficult to reach by most auto shipping companies. However, A1 auto transport will find the solution. Regardless of the location, our team will deliver your car on time. When the roads are too narrow, we'll meet up in a nearby parking lot.

It's important you communicate so the shipment will go smoothly. Factors such as your car’s condition must be discussed beforehand. It's also important to prepare it thoroughly and to have the proper documentation on hand. Our team will let you know how to prepare. Any questions you may have you can ask at any time through the phone.

Cheap Transportation Options in Columbia

With A1 auto transport’s assistance with all auto shipping related matters, problems like the car’s location or the price can easily be solved. We’ll customize your project in any way you want, provided the option is within our repertoire of services. Due to our history and size, we offer most shipping options currently present on the market, so there are plenty to choose from.

You can go for a cheaper open carrier or pay extra to protect your car from the elements. You can drive to a terminal instead of asking the truck to come to you, so you’ll pay less. You can even go through our discount list to check which apply. There may be other options at your disposal, so it’s best to speak to an employee.

Columbia Auto Transport Companies Directory

All Around Car Shipping Auto Transportation

This company bases its philosophy on how challenging it can be to ship a vehicle. To avoid issues, the company not only works with customers on the best options for transport, but it also offers education on the process, so customers feel comfortable about it. They provide quotes, give accurate information on car prep ahead of transport and communicate with customers through every step of the process.

112 Sundowne Place

Columbia, SC 29209


Affordable And Quality Car Shipping Auto Transportation

This company has one of the simplest processes to get auto transport going, with its patented booking process. It offers an initial quote application that gets a great deal of information up front and then processes easily from that point. The company has numerous industry affiliations, touting it as one of the more reputable industry options in the state.

Columbia, SC


Global Pacific Transport, Inc.

This is a national organization with offices around the U.S. The company talks on its website about understanding what an important asset your car is, so they have a clear understanding of the nerves associated with entrusting it to someone else. The company has a number of industry relationships, which means it can offer some of the more competitive rates as well as partnerships to potentially bundle services. The company also prides itself on a high level of timeliness in delivery.

44 Training Track Drive

Lugoff, SC 29078


Bluesky Car Shipping Auto Transporting

Bluesky offers shipping for motorcycles, cars, trucks and other types of heavy freight. The company has special designations on its site for shipping outside of the contiguous 48 states and to areas around the world. It also offers bundling for moving services, for that those need to do a full move. The company even has a separate page on its website for those hauling a vehicle for the first time.

1020 Old Manning Road

Sumter, SC 29150


Hilltop Auto Transport

Physically situated just across the state line in Georgia, Hilltop transports heavy machinery and large freight pieces, as well as cars and trucks, around the Southeast. The company has numerous trucks available for hauling and is a reputable company with numerous industry partnerships.

786 Industrial Park Rd

Evans, GA 30809


Roberts Towing & Transport

Robert’s is a combination of towing and transport, offering affordable pricing and myriad services. The company operates are approachable and on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The company also offers roadside assistance for that may be in need of such services and has a large fleet of trucks of all types to service just about any need.

Columbia, SC


America's Moving Services

America’s Moving Services is a national company that does more than just transport vehicles. The company also provides core moving services and is the ideal option for those people that need to bundle several moving-related services together for one big move. This is a good option for long-distance moves, as this is what this company specializes in at rates that are fairly affordable.

5317 Bush River Road

Columbia, SC 29212



Unlimited Towing services the Columbia area, despite being located in the Lugoff area. The company has been in existence for well over a dozen years and has a friendly staff, a departure from the traditional towing company. Unlimited offers hauling around the region, as well as local and statewide transport for those customers that require it.

647 State Road S-28-133

Lugoff, SC 29078

(803) 427-1669

Other Columbia Resources

Columbia Wikipedia Page - everything you need to know about the city of Columbia.

University Of South Carolina - The University of South Carolina is home to more than 200 years of history and tradition, rising from a single building in 1805 on what would become the heart of the campus, the Horseshoe. The 11 buildings that now make up the Horseshoe frame a lush lawn that is an irresistible gathering place.

Columbia On Craigslist - local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events.

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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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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

Testimonial by Cristine Benoit
Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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🇺🇸 South Carolina (SC)

Our Services and Information

Car Domestic Destinations
Calhoun County

🇺🇸 Cameron - Calhoun, South Carolina (SC) 29030

Charleston County

🇺🇸 Charleston - Charleston, South Carolina (SC) 29401

Cherokee County

🇺🇸 Gaffney - Cherokee, South Carolina (SC) 29340

Chester County

🇺🇸 Blackstock - Chester, South Carolina (SC) 29014

Chesterfield County

🇺🇸 Mc Bee - Chesterfield, South Carolina (SC) 29101

Clarendon County

🇺🇸 Alcolu - Clarendon, South Carolina (SC) 29001

Colleton County

🇺🇸 Lodge - Colleton, South Carolina (SC) 29082


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Darlington County 

🇺🇸 Lamar - Darlington, South Carolina (SC) 29069


🇺🇸 Dillon - Dillon, South Carolina (SC) 29536

Dillon County 

🇺🇸 Dillon - Dillon, South Carolina (SC) 29536

Dorchester County

🇺🇸 North Charleston - Dorchester, South Carolina (SC) 29420

Edgefield County 

🇺🇸 Edgefield - Edgefield, South Carolina (SC) 29824

Fairfield County 

🇺🇸 Blair - Fairfield, South Carolina (SC) 29015

Florence County 

🇺🇸 Olanta - Florence, South Carolina (SC) 29114

Georgetown County

🇺🇸 Georgetown - Georgetown, South Carolina (SC) 29440

Greenville County

🇺🇸 Greenville - Greenville, South Carolina (SC) 29601

Greenwood County

🇺🇸 Greenwood - Greenwood, South Carolina (SC) 29646

Hampton County

🇺🇸 Brunson - Hampton, South Carolina (SC) 29911

Horry County

🇺🇸 Aynor - Horry, South Carolina (SC) 29511

Jasper County

🇺🇸 Okatie - Jasper, South Carolina (SC) 29909

Kershaw County

🇺🇸 Bethune - Kershaw, South Carolina (SC) 29009

Lancaster County

🇺🇸 Heath Springs - Lancaster, South Carolina (SC) 29058

Laurens County

🇺🇸 Clinton - Laurens, South Carolina (SC) 29325

Lee County

🇺🇸 Bishopville - Lee, South Carolina (SC) 29010

Lexington County

🇺🇸 Batesburg - Lexington, South Carolina (SC) 29006

Marion County 

🇺🇸 Centenary - Marion, South Carolina (SC) 29519

Marlboro County 

🇺🇸 Bennettsville - Marlboro, South Carolina (SC) 29512

McCormick County 

🇺🇸 Clarks Hill - Mccormick, South Carolina (SC) 29821

Newberry County 

🇺🇸 Chappells - Newberry, South Carolina (SC) 29037

North Charleston

🇺🇸 North Charleston - Charleston, South Carolina (SC) 29405

Oconee County 

🇺🇸 Fair Play - Oconee, South Carolina (SC) 29643

Orangeburg County

🇺🇸 Bowman - Orangeburg, South Carolina (SC) 29018

Pickens County

🇺🇸 Central - Pickens, South Carolina (SC) 29630

Port of Charleston

🇺🇸 Charleston - Berkeley, South Carolina (SC) 29492

Richland County

🇺🇸 Ballentine - Richland, South Carolina (SC) 29002

Rock Hill

🇺🇸 Rock Hill - York, South Carolina (SC) 29730

Saluda County

🇺🇸 Monetta - Saluda, South Carolina (SC) 29105

Spartanburg County

🇺🇸 Spartanburg - Spartanburg, South Carolina (SC) 29301

Sumter County

🇺🇸 Dalzell - Sumter, South Carolina (SC) 29040

Union County

🇺🇸 Carlisle - Union, South Carolina (SC) 29031

Williamsburg County

🇺🇸 Greeleyville - Williamsburg, South Carolina (SC) 29056

York County

🇺🇸 Bowling Green - York, South Carolina (SC) 29703


🇺🇸 Charleston - Berkeley, South Carolina (SC) 29492


🇺🇸 Greenville - Greenville, South Carolina (SC) 29601

South Carolina (SC)

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Motorcycle Domestic Destinations
North Augusta Motorcycle Shipping

🇺🇸 North Augusta - Aiken, South Carolina (SC) 29841

Motorcycle US States
South Carolina (SC) Motorcycle Shipping

🇺🇸 Gaston - Lexington, South Carolina (SC) 29053

Towing Locations
South Carolina (SC) Interstate & Local Car Towing Services

🇺🇸 Gaston - Lexington, South Carolina (SC) 29053

USA Destinations
South Carolina (SC) State To State Moving Services

🇺🇸 Charleston - Charleston, South Carolina (SC) 29401

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Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
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435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
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6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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