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Shipping a car from Arizona to California

Are you looking for a Arizona to California Vehicle Shipping company? Look no further than J&S Transportation. We've been shipping vehicles from Arizona to California for dealers and private vehicle owners for over 20 years. Our rates are priced to move, and your satisfaction is guaranteed! We adhere to the highest insurance standards, and we provide our customers with regular updates. As a door-to-door auto transporter, we can pick up your vehicle at any residential or business location in Arizona and get it shipped promptly and safely to any residential or business location in California. We also offer open or enclosed shipping options. See how much it will cost to ship a car from Arizona to California by getting an instant quote today!

How long does it take to ship a car from Arizona to California?

Carriers can travel around 500 miles per day. If you take the total distance of your route and divide by 500, you'll get the approximate number of days it will take to ship a car from Arizona to California.

Example: The total distance from Phoenix, AZ to San Jose, CA is 712 miles. If you divide that by 500, you get 1.42, or approximately 2 days for delivery.

We provide the estimated delivery times for your specific Arizona to California route when you get an instant quote.

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How much does it cost to ship a car from Arizona to California?

It will depend on the specific pick up location in Arizona and the delivery location in California. It will also depend on the size of the vehicle, whether it runs, and whether it will be shipped on an open or enclosed trailer.

You can see how much it will cost to ship a car from Arizona to California by getting an instant quote on our website, or by calling us at (800) 656-7638. Further down on this page we also display the most recent quotes we've provided for transports from Arizona to California to give you an idea of what it will cost.

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Route Availability

Based on recent dispatch reports, the carrier availability rating from Arizona to California is 9/10.

750 Miles

Approximate Distance

The center of each state is used to approximate mileage between locations.

2-3 Days

Estimated Transit Time

Estimated transit times are based on carriers traveling up to 500 miles per day.

How Does Shipping a Car
from Arizona to California work

Shipping your car has never been easier

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When ready, book your order. We will call you to confirm the details.

We pick up your vehicle

Our truck will pick up your vehicle at an agreed upon date location. After a vehicle inspection, we take care of the rest.

We deliver it to your door

Our drivers will call you when they are a day out to let you know their approximate ETA.

What Our Customers Say

J&S Transportation Vehicle Shipping Reviews

I was very satisfied with my transport. Your team kept me informed of all dates and times for pickup and drop off. Any questions I had were answered promptly with calls or text messages. Thank you!

Jeff C, California

Everything went great with my transport! My vehicle showed up on time and in the same exact condition it was when it was picked up. The driver was pleasant and professional too. Communication was commendable across the board. A great experience overall!

Garrett P, Arizona

I was very satisfied with the delivery of my car. Thank you for getting it to me safely!

Venessa M, California

It was a great experience. The driver was very knowledgeable and efficient. Kudos to all those who were a part in the transportation and delivery of my 1965 Chevy Impala safely. Thank you!

Susan M, California

Most Recent Arizona to California Vehicle Shipping Quotes

Quote Date Pickup Delivery Vehicle type
$645 April 22 Gilbert, AZ Glendale, CA Midsize SUV / Minivan
$594 April 20 Phoenix, AZ Moreno Valley, CA Car
$707 April 12 Scottsdale, AZ San Francisco, CA Compact SUV / Crossover
$750 April 05 Gilbert, AZ Riverside, CA Car
$1156 April 04 Tucson, AZ Lafayette, CA Car
$594 April 04 Phoenix, AZ Rolling Hills Estates, CA Car
$1156 March 31 Scottsdale, AZ San Diego, CA Car
$815 March 10 Tucson, AZ San Leandro, CA Car
$556 March 06 Phoenix, AZ San Diego, CA Car
$734 March 06 Yuma, AZ Fresno, CA Car

Our goal is to deliver your vehicle
as safely and quickly as possible

Arizona Vehicle Shipping

The best car shipping location in Arizona is Phoenix and the surrounding suburbs of Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, and Scottsdale. Phoenix is the capital city and the largest city in the state with over 1.6 million people and is ideally located in the state for car carriers. Located at the intersection of two major interstates (I-10 and I-17) it gives carriers easy access to Texas, parts of New Mexico, and southern California, all popular car shipping locations. We have several established and popular shipping lanes to and from Phoenix.

Another great location to ship cars to and from Arizona is Tucson. It is the second largest city in the state with over 547,000 people and is home to The University of Arizona. Located along I-10 in the southern part of Arizona, it provides easy access for carriers to get to other popular shipping locations in California, Texas, and New Mexico.

The most challenging car shipping locations in the state are those locations north of I-40. That area has very little population and no interstates. Car carriers are not traveling in that region of Arizona that often so transports in that region typically take more time and more money to complete.

Another challenging location in Arizona is the far southeast corner of the state along the Arizona and Mexico border.

Finally, rounding out the challenging car shipping locations in Arizona, Lake Havasu City can be challenging at times.

To find out how much it will cost to ship a car to or from Arizona and how long it will take to complete, get an instant quote online or call us at (800) 656-7638.

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California Vehicle Shipping

When shipping a car to or from California, I-5 is your friend. That is the main trucking artery in the state. The bulk of all auto transports are up and down the I-5. The closer your pick up and delivery locations are to I-5, the quicker and cheaper your transport will be. The friendliest shipping locations in the state are Sacramento in the north and Los Angeles in the south and any location along the I-5 in between those two cities. San Diego isn’t bad either but given its extreme southern location on I-5, it can sometimes make for a slightly more expensive and longer transport time than those cities further north along I-5.

Other friendly car shipping locations in California include those cities along CA-99, which runs parallel to I-5 and is east of I-5. Those cities would include Chico in the north, down to Yuba City, Modesto, Fresno, and Bakersfield in the south.

Finally, San Jose and the cities along US-101 down to Los Angeles round out the friendly car shipping locations in California.

Now let’s look at the challenging car shipping locations in California. These are locations that will most certainly cost more to ship cars to and from, and where auto transports will take more time to complete.

First up is San Francisco. This isn’t the most challenging location, but it’s certainly not one of the easiest cities to ship cars to or from in California. San Francisco is very time consuming and expensive for car carriers to service. Toll bridges to and from the city are expensive and San Francisco has the highest gas prices in the country. There are also many streets in the city that are restricted to smaller vehicles. All of this makes San Francisco the most unfriendly metro areas west of the Mississippi for car carriers. Be prepared to pay a premium to ship a car to or from San Francisco!

Speaking of the bay area, while San Francisco is challenging, the cities of Oakland, San Leandro, and Fremont aren’t too bad because car carriers don’t have to deal with toll bridges and road restrictions.

The most challenging car shipping locations are going to be those locations that hug the coastline along CA-1 or those locations along US-101 north of San Francisco, those locations in or near the vast forested and mountainous areas of California, and those locations north of Chico that aren’t along I-5 (far northern California).

While we are a door-to-door auto transport company, we have our limitations. There are just some locations trucks can’t get to. If you live in a remote area up in the mountains or deep in a forested area, or if you are shipping to or from one of those restricted streets in San Francisco, you’ll likely have to meet a driver somewhere along a major highway or interstate near your location.

The other challenging aspect of car shipping to or from California is the price of gas in the state. Even in the best economic times the price of gas in California is almost always the highest in the country. Carriers have to make a living so they don't eat those increased costs. They pass them along to you the consumer! As a result, all things being equal, auto transports in and out of California are going to be higher just because of the price of gas in the state so be prepared for that.

To find out what your California auto transport is going to cost and how long it's going to take, get an instant quote on our website or call us (800) 656-7638.

FAQ

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How do I ship my car to or from Arizona?

The first step is to get an instant quote on our website or by calling us at (800) 656-7638. The quote will give you a current price and the estimated time of delivery for your specific shipping route. From there you can book an order online or book an order with us over the phone.

Do you provide open and enclosed car shipping to or from Arizona?

Yes! By default, our instant quotes are for open transports, but on the quote page you will also see the cost to ship a car enclosed.

What's included in the instant quote?

The instant quote is all inclusive. There are no sales tax, hidden fees, or additional charges of any kind. Insurance coverage is also included in the price you are given!

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discovery, American Express, and debit cards. We do not accept check or cash.