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🇺🇸 Iowa (IA)

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Des Moines
🇺🇸 Iowa (IA)

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This is the capital of Iowa and the most populated city in the state. It is located in Polk County, but extends well into Warren County, as well. There are close to a quarter million people in the city limits and almost half a million in the metro area. It is a major center for commerce in the Midwest, with a number of businesses either headquartered here or doing business here as a central location between major cities in the east and west corridors.

It was named by Business Wire magazine as the number one city for insurance in the country. Wells Fargo, ING and Nationwide also have large offices here and it was named more than once as one of the best places for business in the county. It is also considered an optimal location for young professionals as well and is one of the greenest cities in the country.

Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time In Transit
Des Moines to Kansas City$196196 miles1 - 2 days
Des Moines to Minneapolis$245245 miles2 - 4 days
Des Moines to New Orleans$6031006 miles4 - 6 days
Philadelphia to Des Moines$6451076 miles4 - 6 days
New York to Des Moines$6691115 miles4 - 6 days
Des Moines to Albuquerque$738984 miles3 - 5 days
Des Moines to Miami Beach$9361561 miles5 - 7 days
Des Moines to Los Angeles$10091682 miles5 - 7 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 Des Moines? The Iowa capital city may not rank high in some minds as an ideal place to live, but when you think about the beautiful historic homes, eclectic local offerings, and extremely low cost of living, it’s hard to see why anyone wouldn’t consider moving to Des Moines. This Midwestern city doesn’t offer much public transportation, so a car is necessary to effectively move around the city. Have your vehicle delivered to you in Des Moines by choosing a company on our directory and comparing prices.

Using Des Moines Vehicle Transport Companies

When you are looking to book Des Moines car transport services, keep a few key tips in mind:

  • Receive your vehicle during the day: This gives you plenty of natural light in which to see if you need to closely inspect your vehicle for scratches or dents.
  • Read your contract in detail: Make sure you understand each and every component of it. If you need to, ask plenty of questions about components of the contract before signing it so that you don’t get locked into a deal that doesn’t work for you.
  • Inquire about hidden fees:  Hidden fees can quickly drive up the cost of transport; avoid this by asking for anything that might crop up ahead of transport. This way, you are prepared with whatever you need to pay.

For more information, visit the City of Des Moines website.

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Long Distance Auto Transport to/from Des Moines

To book a long distance auto transport request, get in touch with our staff. Our carriers go through Des Moines regularly. However, if you have a specific day on which you’d like us to pick up your car, it’s best to call early to see if we can accommodate you.

One of our employees will explain your options, so you’ll be able to make an informed decision. If you have any requests or needs, please discuss them with our staff.

Shipping Luxury and Classic Cars in Des Moines

Unlike normal vehicles, luxury and classic cars can be very expensive to fix, regardless of how small the issue is. Because of this, people usually request an enclosed carrier to transport such cars, despite the higher price.

Our enclosed carrier also comes with a higher insurance limit, so although it’s unlikely, even if it is involved in an accident, you can still recover your investment. A1 auto transport takes many precautions to make sure this isn’t necessary, but it’s good to know you can recover your losses regardless of what happens.

Special Discounts in Des Moines

When requesting a quote for a shipment to/from Des Moines, it’s often a good idea to ask about our special discounts. There are many ways to qualify for one, so your chances of getting a lower price are definitely in your favor.

You can receive a lower price if you ship during certain times of the year thanks to our seasonal discounts. If you’re a student and/or your shipping with us for the first time, there are separate discounts for these situations as well.

Snowbirds get a price reduction too, as does anyone working in the military. Seniors are also taken into consideration, so they’re shipping price will be much lower. To learn about our other discounts, call now.

International Shipping to/from Des Moines

International shipping is very simple if you take things one step at a time. After you've decided on transporting your car, call us immediately. Having more time to prepare will allow our team to be more thorough in its undertaking.

Have a pen and paper near you at this time. There will be certain things you'll have to take care of, such as preparing the car for transportation and providing the documentation required by customs. Note down anything you'll need to remember later on.

While you take care of a few tasks, we'll plan out the fastest and most efficient route, inform our driver of the project, and prepare the carrier. Provided no surprises come up, on the scheduled day, your car will leave on its international trip as planned.

Cheap Transportation Options in Des Moines

The never-ending competition in our industry has one positive effect: prices are constantly being checked and revised, each company trying to offer the best service to cost ratio. It's the only way to stay in business.

A1 auto transport has been operating in the auto shipping industry for more than 2 decades. We've managed to stay competitive and even at the top of our field. We thank our clients for our success first and foremost for choosing our services time and time again. We equally thank our team for the effort they put into each project.

If you'd like to transport a car at a competitive rate, you can contact us at any time. We're available 24/7. First timers receive a discount, and you may just qualify for a seasonal price reduction as well.

Auto Transport Safety Measures in Des Moines

If you're not used to auto transportation services, you might assume moving your car yourself or with a friend is safer. However, the truth is far different.

When driving an automobile, you expose it to road conditions, be they good or bad. After many hours of driving, you risk getting it scratched or wearing it down. The driver plays a major role in both avoiding accidents and picking the right route. In the absence of a professional, the risks you subject your property to increase greatly.

Auto carriers keep cars still on top of platforms for the duration of the transport. The trucks are driven by seasoned professionals with thousands of driving hours behind them. The route is picked carefully and any bumps or problematic road situation are dealt with by the truck and the driver.

Des Moines Auto Transport Companies Directory

Vocon Transport

This large transport company provides affordable transport. Licensed, bonded and insured nationwide auto shippers with great BBB accredited customer reviews. Transports automobiles, vans, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, boats and other heavy hauling with their open and enclosed auto transport carriers.

4747 Northeast 14th Street

Des Moines, IA

515-266-2177 ‎

Raza Transport

This company offers both individual and fleet transport services.

1616 Dean Avenue

Des Moines, IA


Johnsrud Transport

This locally-owned and operated company offers regional transport services.

200 Southeast 34th Street

Des Moines, IA


Creative Rides Auto Transport

This transport company offers both open-air and enclosed transport.

1104 Thompson Avenue

Des Moines, IA

515-265-2698 ‎

Other Des Moines Resources

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

Drake University - Drake University is a private, fully accredited, coeducational university on a 120-acre campus in Des Moines, Iowa. We’re consistently recognized as one of the very best universities in the Midwest for academic excellence, and we pride ourselves on providing our students with valuable opportunities for success.

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Services And Information

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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.

🇺🇸 Iowa (IA)

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Appanoose County

🇺🇸 Centerville - Appanoose, Iowa (IA) 52544

Benton County

🇺🇸 Atkins - Benton, Iowa (IA) 52206


🇺🇸 Bettendorf - Scott, Iowa (IA) 52722

Black Hawk County

🇺🇸 Cedar Falls - Black Hawk, Iowa (IA) 50613

Boone County

🇺🇸 Beaver - Boone, Iowa (IA) 50031

Bremer County

🇺🇸 Denver - Bremer, Iowa (IA) 50622

Buchanan County

🇺🇸 Aurora - Buchanan, Iowa (IA) 50607

Butler County

🇺🇸 Allison - Butler, Iowa (IA) 50602

Calhoun County

🇺🇸 Farnhamville - Calhoun, Iowa (IA) 50538

Carroll County

🇺🇸 Coon Rapids - Carroll, Iowa (IA) 50058

Cass County

🇺🇸 Anita - Cass, Iowa (IA) 50020

Cedar Falls

🇺🇸 Cedar Falls - Black Hawk, Iowa (IA) 50613

Cedar Rapids

🇺🇸 Cedar Rapids - Linn, Iowa (IA) 52401

Cerro Gordo County

🇺🇸 Mason City - Cerro Gordo, Iowa (IA) 50401

Cherokee County

🇺🇸 Aurelia - Cherokee, Iowa (IA) 51005

Chickasaw County

🇺🇸 Alta Vista - Chickasaw, Iowa (IA) 50603

Clarke County

🇺🇸 Murray - Clarke, Iowa (IA) 50174

Clay County

🇺🇸 Peterson - Clay, Iowa (IA) 51047

Clayton County

🇺🇸 Edgewood - Clayton, Iowa (IA) 52042

Council Bluffs

🇺🇸 Council Bluffs - Pottawattamie, Iowa (IA) 51501

Crawford County

🇺🇸 Aspinwall - Crawford, Iowa (IA) 51432

Dallas County

🇺🇸 Adel - Dallas, Iowa (IA) 50003

Davis County

🇺🇸 Bloomfield - Davis, Iowa (IA) 52537

Decatur County

🇺🇸 Davis City - Decatur, Iowa (IA) 50065

Delaware County

🇺🇸 Masonville - Delaware, Iowa (IA) 50654

Des Moines

🇺🇸 Iowa (IA)

Des Moines County

🇺🇸 Burlington - Des Moines, Iowa (IA) 52601

Dickinson County

🇺🇸 Arnolds Park - Dickinson, Iowa (IA) 51331


🇺🇸 Dubuque - Dubuque, Iowa (IA) 52001

Dubuque County

🇺🇸 Dubuque - Dubuque, Iowa (IA) 52001

Emmet County

🇺🇸 Armstrong - Emmet, Iowa (IA) 50514

Fayette County

🇺🇸 Arlington - Fayette, Iowa (IA) 50606

Floyd County

🇺🇸 Floyd - Floyd, Iowa (IA) 50435

Franklin County

🇺🇸 Bradford - Franklin, Iowa (IA) 50041

Greene County

🇺🇸 Churdan - Greene, Iowa (IA) 50050

Grundy County

🇺🇸 Beaman - Grundy, Iowa (IA) 50609

Hancock County

🇺🇸 Britt - Hancock, Iowa (IA) 50423

Harrison County

🇺🇸 Dunlap - Harrison, Iowa (IA) 51529

Humboldt County

🇺🇸 Bode - Humboldt, Iowa (IA) 50519

Ida County

🇺🇸 Battle Creek - Ida, Iowa (IA) 51006

Iowa City

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Iowa County

🇺🇸 Amana - Iowa, Iowa (IA) 52203

Jackson County

🇺🇸 Andrew - Jackson, Iowa (IA) 52030

Jefferson County

🇺🇸 Batavia - Jefferson, Iowa (IA) 52533

Johnson County

🇺🇸 Hills - Johnson, Iowa (IA) 52235

Jones County

🇺🇸 Anamosa - Jones, Iowa (IA) 52205

Keokuk County

🇺🇸 Gibson - Keokuk, Iowa (IA) 50104

Kossuth County

🇺🇸 Lakota - Kossuth, Iowa (IA) 50451

Lee County

🇺🇸 Argyle - Lee, Iowa (IA) 52619

Linn County

🇺🇸 Alburnett - Linn, Iowa (IA) 52202

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