How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Car To Another State?

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Car To Another State?
How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Car To Another State?

Car Shipping to Another State

The simple answer to this question is that it depends on which states you’re shipping to and from. In the second section of this page, you’ll find prices for shipments between certain states to give you an idea of the cost. The are, however, a couple other things that will also affect the prices of interstate auto transport.

Open or Enclosed Carrier

The are two main types of carriers or trucks used in the car shipping business. The first and most common is the open carrier, also sometimes referred to as a multi-car carrier. These trucks usually haul anywhere between 6 and 12 cars at once and you’ve likely seen a few of them on the highway if you’ve driven on long trips yourself.

The other option is an enclosed carrier, which typically move less cars at once, usually between 2 and 4. The main difference is that the car is completely enclosed throughout the transport process, as opposed to being open and exposed as it would be on a standard carrier. As you might have guessed, it does cost more to ship a car between states in an enclosed carrier, though it does offer some added privacy, protection, and peace of mind.

Door-to-Door Shipping

Just like it sounds, door-to-door shipping picks up your car from its current location and ships it directly to the address you specify. Door-to-door transport is a premium service and comes with an additional cost, but also offers the most convenient and hassle-free way to have a car delivered.

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The alternative to door-to-door shipment is to deliver and pick up your car at a shipping terminal or transport depot. These are generally located in major metro areas and larger cities, making it relatively convenient, even if there is the added step of retrieving your car. It can be a good way to save money if you have the time.

Crunching The Numbers: Interstate Car Shipping Prices

Now it’s time to get down to some actual cost figures. It’s important to remember that these are still general numbers since it depends on the specific part of each state you’re shipping to and from, especially larger states. If you’d like a precise cost estimate for the areas you’re shipping to or from, we encourage readers to contact us for a free quote.

General Costs Of Shipping A Car From One State To Another

  • California to New York - $1,285
  • Seattle to Texas - $1,007
  • Minnesota to Arizona - $944
  • Massachusetts to Florida - $864
  • Illinois to North Carolina - $595
  • Ohio to Oregon - $1,323
  • Pennsylvania to Colorado - $952
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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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