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This guide is designed for anyone that’s considering shipping a vehicle to or from Santa Monica, CA. We’ve put together a series of tips that you’ll find helpful whether you’re shipping a motorcycle, boat, car, or RV in Los Angeles County. In the second section, you’ll find a directory of local vehicle shipping companies along with contact information and a brief description of their services.

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Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time In Transit
Santa Monica to San Diego$133133 miles1 – 2 days
Santa Monica to Phoenix$387387 miles2 – 4 days
Salt Lake City to Santa Monica$528704 miles3 – 5 days
Santa Monica to Albuquerque$602803 miles3 – 5 days
Santa Monica to Omaha$9401568 miles5 – 7 days
Chicago to Santa Monica$10152031 miles6 – 8 days
Miami to Santa Monica$10982747 miles7 – 9 days
New York to Santa Monica$11222805 miles7 – 9 days

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

Using Santa Monica Vehicle Transport Companies

  • Get It In Writing – Whatever cost estimate or service you’re offered from a company, make sure you get it in writing before agreeing to anything. If something is not clearly spelled out in the contract you have with the auto carrier–regardless of verbal promises or specials listed on their website–they are not required to honor it. Ultimately, the contract will be the main tool used to resolve a dispute or complaint so it’s important to look it over carefully to ensure that it is consistent with what you’ve been told by the carrier. If anything in the contract is unclear, including the wording or industry terminology, you should absolutely ask for some clarification.
  • Luxury & Classic Cars – If you need an expensive, vintage or one-of-a-kind vehicle shipped, there are some precautions you should take and specific services you should request from an auto carrier. For most luxury or exotic cars, enclosed transport is recommended since it offers the highest level of safety during shipping, as well as an added level of discretion that owners appreciate. Enclosed transport is recommended not just because it protects the vehicle, but also because it’s easier to accommodate door-to-door transport, which is often preferred by customers with high-end vehicles.
  • Status Updates – Checking on the status of your vehicle while it’s being shipped is easier than ever now thanks to advancements in GPS technology. Not only do customers have access to real-time status updates,  some companies even have an online order tracking system that allows your to check on your vehicle anytime you want. Some companies have been quicker to implement the technology than others, so you should ask what sort of order tracking a car shipper has if it’s something you would like to have access to. Direct Connect Auto Transport, mentioned in the directory below, is one such company that has integrated real-time order tracking as part of their transport services.

Visit the City of Santa Monica’s official website to discover other services offered by local businesses in the area.


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Santa Monica Auto Transport Company Directory

Global Auto Transportation

A nationwide car shipping company in Santa Monica, Global Auto Transportation transport vehicles to all 50 states and offers a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. They ship everything from motorcycles to boats and will match or beat prices from competitors.

2001 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

(424) 625-7070

Montway Auto Transport

Montway is a Los Angeles based car shipper that’s been serving the Santa Monica area since 2006. They offer a wide variety of services, have excellent customer reviews and offer instant price quotes through their website.

5405 Wilshire Blvd #250, Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 900-0522

Direct Connect Auto Transportation

Direct Connect has more than 20 years of experience as a car shipper and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. They transport vehicles both in the U.S. and internationally and offer instant updates through their vehicle tracking system.

8605 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

(818) 661-4455

Santa Monica includes ZIP codes:

90401, 90402, 90403, 90404, 90405, 90406, 90407, 90408, 90409, 90410, 90411.

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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 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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