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Richmond, CA is on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay in Contra Costa County and has a population just over 100,000. The Port of Richmond is one of the busiest ports in California and is made up of 15 terminals, 5 of which are city-owned. The port handles more vehicle shipments than any other in the San Francisco Bay and became a partner with Honda to import cars in 2009 through the Honda Port of Entry Project.

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Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time In Transit
Richmond to Los Angeles$383383 miles2 – 4 days
Richmond to Salt Lake City$540720 miles3 – 5 days
Seattle to Richmond$594792 miles3 – 5 days
Tuscon to Richmond$648865 miles3 – 5 days
Richmond to Albuquerque$6521087 miles4 – 6 days
Washington, D.C. to Richmond$11202802 miles7 – 9 days
Richmond to Houston$11561982 miles5 – 7 days
New York to Richmond$11592898 miles7 – 9 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.

Using Richmond Vehicle Transport Companies

  • Comparing Prices – You absolutely should compare prices between different companies that ship cars in your area. Most auto transport companies have a website that allows you to easily get a free price quote with some basic information and a few clicks on a form. Take advantage of this! With a couple phones calls or a little web searching, you can easily get a handful of quotes in a very short amount of time and have companies competing for your business.
  • Bill of Lading – The bill of lading is a legal document that explains the details of a cargo shipment. It includes information about the vehicle, its condition and where it is being delivered. The auto transporter will do an inspection of your vehicle before shipping and it will be noted on the bill of lading, at which point you should review it. Not only does the bill of lading explain the terms and conditions of the shipment, it also acts as your proof of purchase, so take a good look at it!

Click here for a more in-depth explanation of a bill of lading and what it entails.

  • International Transport – Shipping a car to another country can be done in a couple different ways. Transporting a car to Canada or Mexico can still be done with overland car carriers. If a vehicle needs to be transported overseas or by boat, there are two primary methods. The first is called roll on, roll off or RORO shipping. With RORO shipping, the car is driven onto a transport ship and secured in a cargo area designed to hold vehicles. The other method is called containerized shipping, in which the car is loaded into a shipping container. Transporting a car in a container allows you to put additional items, such as personal belongs or furniture, in the container along with the car.


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Richmond Auto Transport Company Directory

Direct Express Auto Transport

A coast to coast car shipping company from San Anselmo, Direct Express Auto Transport moves vehicles throughout the continental U.S. They’ve been in business since 2003 and offer free price quotes on their website.

321 San Anselmo Ave., San Anselmo, CA 94960

(800) 600-3750

AmPm Auto Transport

AMPM ships cars, boats, motorcycles, and RVs to locations in the United States and Canada. They’re also affordable and will match or beat any competitors price quote. AMPM offers open and enclosed auto transport services.

3871 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA 94611

(510) 904-0501

Automobile Loaders

Automobile Loaders of California, located in Oakland, is an international auto transporter. They use the containerized shipping method, which allows the customer to pack personal belongings and their vehicle in the same container–an ideal service for moving to another country or international travel.

975 66th Ave., Oakland, CA 94621

(510) 562-9100

Richmond includes ZIP codes:

94801, 94802, 94803, 94804, 94805, 94806, 94807, 94808, 94820, 94850.

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Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

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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