California to Florida Auto Transport

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Shipping a Car from California to Florida

California has the most population in the country and Florida is not too far behind as the fourth largest. Given the shear size of these two states, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the demand for California to Florida auto transports is very high! And given the good weather these states enjoy all year long, the demand for shipping cars from California to Florida is constant year-round.

Further down on this page we provide the best car shipping locations in California and Florida, as well as those locations that can be more challenging. A popular city to city car shipping route between these two states is from Los Angeles, CA to Miami, FL. This route is about 2,732 miles. A car carrier will travel through the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama on this route, and it will take approximately 6-7 days to travel it.

As a door-to-door auto transporter, we can ship a car from any location in California and ship it to any location in Florida. To find out what it will cost to ship a car from California to Florida, and how long it will take to complete, get an instant quote online or call us at (800) 656-7638.

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

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 California to Florida.

Example: The total distance from Los Angeles, CA to Miami, FL is 2,732 miles. If you divide that by 500, you get 5.46, or approximately 6 days for delivery.

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

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

It will depend on the specific pick up location in California and the delivery location in Florida. 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 California to Florida 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 California to Florida to give you an idea of what it will cost.

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

2,732 Miles

Approximate Distance

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

6-7 Days

Estimated Transit Time

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

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What Our California to Florida Customers Say

J&S Transportation Auto Transport Reviews

My care was delivered as you promised. I couldn\'t ask for more. Thanks!

Chris P, California

Everything was great. There were no issues. The driver was courteous.

Brenda T, Florida

Overall experience was outstanding. I will definitely recommend J&S Transportation to anyone I know requiring this service.

Luz G, California

I had zero issues with my transport. Everything went smooth. Thanks!

Michael T, Florida

Latest Instant Quotes from California to Florida

Quote Date Pickup Delivery Vehicle type
$2040 December 02 Lodi, CA Swan Lake, MT Truck / Large SUV
$2237 November 19 Selma, CA Twin Falls, ID Truck / Large SUV
$1862 November 10 Missoula, MT Indio, CA Truck / Large SUV
$1084 November 04 Twin Falls, ID Selma, CA Small or Midsize SUV / Crossover / Minivan
$1263 November 01 Nampa, ID Winton, CA Truck / Large SUV
$1794 November 01 Port Orchard, WA Redlands, CA Car
$2227 November 01 Victorville, CA Missoula, MT Truck / Large SUV
$736 October 30 Troutdale, OR Alameda, CA Small or Midsize SUV / Crossover / Minivan
$1958 October 30 Johns Creek, GA Mountain View, CA Car
$677 October 25 Portland, OR Sacramento, CA Car

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California Auto Transport

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.

Florida Auto Transport

We do a lot of transports to and from Florida, particularly snowbird transports between Florida and New York. There are four areas of Florida that we primarily ship to and from. Those areas include Central Florida, Southeast Florida, Southwest Florida, and the panhandle. The fifth area that we do transports for, but not nearly as often, is the Florida Keys.

The most popular shipping hub for auto transports in and out of Florida is Miami in Southeast Florida. Other popular cities in the area include West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Fort Lauderdale. Any transports to or from Southeast Florida, particularly Miami, we can get done pretty quickly, but of course these cities are pretty far south in Florida so these transports will be more expensive than say Jacksonville which is in far northern Florida.

Orlando and Jacksonville are other popular cities to ship to or from in Florida as there are a lot of carriers serving these locations.

The next most popular cities to ship to or from in Florida are the Gulf Coast cities in Central Florida that include Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg (in that order), and then the cities of Southwest Florida that include Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, and Marco Island. Again, keep in mind that the further south you go down into Florida, the more your transport will be so Naples will be more expensive than Tampa, for example.

The third best option is the Florida panhandle. The main cities in the panhandle include Tallahassee, Panama City, Fort Walton Beach, and Pensacola. Carriers tend to shy away from the panhandle because those cities aren’t along any major trucking corridors. The exception, however, is if you are shipping to the panhandle cities from California or Texas. Carriers don’t mind hitting the panhandle cities then because they are along their route as they head into Florida from California or Texas.

The most challenging area to ship to or from Florida is the Florida Keys. While we can certainly do these transports, we rarely do them as so few people are going to or from the Keys with their vehicles. Shipping to or from any of the cities along the Keys (Key Largo, Marathon, Key West) will be your most expensive transport options in Florida. You can save a lot of money shipping to or from the Keys by meeting the carrier in Miami instead!

One other interesting note about carriers that do Florida auto transports, they rarely serve both coasts of Florida with the same truck load. A carrier will either do all his transports along either the west or east coast on one trip, and then the other coast on another trip. He will rarely pick up and deliver vehicles on both coasts on the same trip. That means if your vehicle is being picked up or delivered in Miami, for example, that carrier will be traveling along the east coast of Florida with his current load of vehicles.

As a door-to-door auto transporter, we can ship to and from any location in Florida. It doesn’t matter if you’re shipping to or from Key Largo or Jacksonville or anywhere in between, we can handle it! To see what your Florida auto transport will cost and how long it will take to complete, get an instant quote now!

FAQ

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How do I ship my car to or from California?

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 California?

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.

Will my vehicle be covered by insurance during the transport?

Yes! As a car carrier and licensed auto transport broker we provide liability and cargo insurance to cover your vehicle while it is being transported. However, you MUST have your personal vehicle insurance in place because we don’t cover Acts of God. Read our article about auto transport insurance for more details.