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Pricing Factors For Long Distance Vehicle Shipping

Pricing Factors For Long Distance Vehicle Shipping
Pricing Factors For Long Distance Vehicle Shipping

Long distance auto moving, defined here as car shipping to or from

another part of the country, can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,500 and up, depending on the details of the vehicle and delivery. Here are some of the main factors that influence the overall cost of hiring a professional long distance auto mover.

Distance: 

It’s no surprise that distance is a key element in determining the cost of auto shipping. It makes sense that moving a car from Chicago to Los Angeles--roughly 2,000 miles--will cost more than the 800 mile trip from Chicago to New York City. It can be more expensive to move a vehicle to a smaller town that’s off the standard delivery route, but that cost can be easily offset by using terminal to terminal car transport.

Have specific questions about the cost of long distance auto moving? Call us at 1-800-452-2880 and we’ll answer your questions for free! You can also the short form to the right to receive an instant quote with no obligation on your part!

Type of transport: 

As mentioned above, terminal shipping can save you money because you handle the shorter drive from the current location to the terminal, and then again from the drop off terminal to the destination point. The other option is door to door auto shipping, which offers the ultimate in convenience but does tend to cost more. Customers can also choose between two different types of auto transport carriers: enclosed and open-air.

Open air auto transport involves several vehicles loaded onto the back of a large “open” auto carrier. You’ve probably seen these on the road before, carrying a load of cars to an auto dealer.

The other option is enclosed transport, which completely protects the vehicle from potential road and weather damage. Enclosed transport also offers a level of discretion since the vehicle is entirely protected and covered from view during the transport process.

*Note: crated shipping is also an option for long distance motorcycle transport.

Type of vehicle

Most auto transport price estimates assume a fairly normal sized sedan and not all vehicles fit this description. If you have a particularly large or heavy auto, that can affect the price since it costs more to move heavier cargo. The same holds true for specialty vehicles, modified cars, high-performance autos, motorcycles and RVs, which often require special fitting and extra care to ensure full protection for the duration of moving long distance.

We move all types of vehicles, including trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles, heavy equipment, race cars, classic cars and luxury autos to all 50 U.S. states. Call us today or fill out the quote form to see how much we can save you today!

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Long Distance Car Moving Services From A-1

  • Coastal to Midwest - Whether you need a car shipped from the east or west coast, we offer some of the most competitive and comprehensive savings packages. Over 25 years, we’ve moved thousands of cars from both coasts to the Midwest.
  • North to south, southeast and southwest - Whether you’re relocating, just visiting, or a snowbird looking for the sun, we offer discounted relocation services throughout the southern United States. These are some of our most popular national auto transport routes, especially during the fall and winter months!
  • Midwest to the East or West coast - Our large fleet of auto transport carriers allows us to maintain delivery and pick up terminals in most major cities on both the East and West coast, allowing for quick and affordable delivery times to any location across the U.S.
  • Mainland U.S. to Alaska or Hawaii - Our services aren’t just limited to the continental United States! We also transport vehicles to Alaska and all the major Hawaiian Islands.
  • Coast to Coast - Our coast to coast auto transport services feature the most modern carriers and latest in logistics technology. With GPS tracking on every truck, you can get instant updates every step of the way!

For more information, contact us at 1-800-452-2880 or fill out our free online form to receive an instant quote for long distance auto moving! We offer discounts for students, military, veterans, and first-time car shippers!

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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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