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Pricing Factors For Long Distance Vehicle Shipping

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  1. Car Movers Near Me
  2. Long Distance Car Moving Services From A-1
  3. Coastal To Midwest
  4. North To South, Southeast And Southwest
  5. Midwest To The East Or West Coast
  6. Mainland U.s To Alaska Or Hawaii
  7. Coast To Coast
Long Distance Car Moving Services From A-1

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 transport company.


It's no surprise that distance is a key element in determining car shipping costs. 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 1-888-230-9116 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!

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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 auto transport, which completely protects the vehicle from potential road and weather damage. Enclosed shipping service 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.

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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 and car shipping service 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 1-888-230-9116 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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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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