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How Much Does It Cost To Tow A Vehicle From State To State?

How Much Does It Cost To Tow A Vehicle From State To State?
How Much Does It Cost To Tow A Vehicle From State To State?

How Much Does It Cost To Ship Or Ship A Car From State To State?

One of the most common questions we hear from our customers, as well as prospective customers asking for a price quote, is how much it costs to ship a car from one state to another. One thing that sometimes gets lost in this inquiry is that the shipping distance is the main factor in pricing and, depending on which cities you’re shipping to or from, there can be a difference of several hundred miles, which drastically alters the total cost you can expect to pay. However, before we get down to some hard numbers, it’s important that we review some of the important things to look for before you ask for a price quote.

The first thing you want to know about a company—before you contact them, ideally—is how much experience they have with interstate car towing. That’s not to say that a company with five years of experience is worse than one with 20, but being established and trusted within the industry, as well a longer track record of successful shipments and satisfied customers, is always a good thing.

Along with experience shipping long distance, it’s a best practice to seek out auto transport companies with experience in both the state you’re shipping to and the one you’re shipping from. A good indicator of this is if they have a physical office presence in both areas, or at the very least, the region. If you’re have a car towed to Kentucky, it stands to reason that you’ll want the company you use to have transport terminals there and, even better, an office located in the city or area you’re in which you’re shipping.

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Information You’ll Need To Get The Most Accurate State To State Shipping Estimate

  • Year, make and model of vehicle
  • Current city and destination city
  • Type of transport service requested
  • Any special handling issues (enclosed transport, inoperable vehicle)
  • Desired pick up and delivery dates

Projected Costs For State To State Car Shipping

Now that we’ve reviewed the basics of finding an interstate auto transporter, as well as the information you’ll need to get an estimate, let’s dig into some examples of pricing. As noted above, the main cost indicator is the distance you need your vehicle shipped. There are certain services and vehicles that can potentially add to the cost, so these numbers should be viewed as an estimate, even if they are being pulled from past shipments. These prices reflect costs for running vehicles that are not oversized, such as smaller trucks, coupes and sedans:

Los Angeles, CA to Denver, CO - $723

Atlanta, GA to Portland, OR - $1,379

Chicago, IL to Las Vegas, NV - $995

Albany, NY to Pittsburgh, PA - $467

Dallas, TX to Columbus, OH - $675

Minneapolis, MN to Orlando, FL - $861

Philadelphia, PA to Charlotte, NC - $503

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

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
CSI Logistics
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
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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