California to South Carolina Auto Transport

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Shipping a car from California to South Carolina

Are you looking for a California to South Carolina Auto Transport company? Look no further than J&S Transportation. We've been shipping vehicles from California to South Carolina 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 California and get it shipped promptly and safely to any residential or business location in South Carolina. We also offer open or enclosed shipping options. See how much it will cost to ship a car from California to South Carolina by getting an instant quote today!

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

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 South Carolina.

Example: The total distance from Los Angeles, CA to Columbia, SC is 2,396 miles. If you divide that by 500, you get 4.8, or approximately 5 days for delivery.

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

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

It will depend on the specific pick up location in California and the delivery location in South Carolina. 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 South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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 California to South Carolina is 9/10.

2,396 Miles

Approximate Distance

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

5-6 Days

Estimated Transit Time

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

How Does Shipping a Car
from California to South Carolina work

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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 Auto Transport Reviews

J&S transportation shipped my 64 Ranchero. The process didn\'t go as I planned, which was due numerous times by problems with my vehicle. My bad! But, I dealt with a great employee with your company who worked diligently with me over a period of weeks to get the vehicle transported, efficiently and timely. I will highly recommend your company!

Preston H, South Carolina

Our transportation went EXCELLENT! The driver was extraordinarily fast, and super friendly. The vehicle arrived earlier than expected and in perfect condition. The driver communicated with us throughout the trip on his progress and worked with us on a delivery location that was suitable for the vehicle. I would highly recommend your company over and over again!

Jason D, California

I can’t say enough good things about my experience having my car shipped with J&S Transportation. I was a nervous nellie as I had not ever shipped a car before. I could have had my car shipped cheaper but I know that great customer experience is a value worth paying for! I will definitely use J&S for any future car shipping – no question!

Mary V, California

The delivery of my car went great! The driver was super accommodating and very professional. Thank you!

Andy T, California

Most Recent California to South Carolina Auto Transport Quotes

Quote Date Pickup Delivery Vehicle type
$2428 July 21 Temecula, CA Parris Island, SC Midsize SUV / Minivan
$2503 July 18 San Diego, CA Beaufort, SC Midsize Truck
$2001 July 06 Chula Vista, CA Summerton, SC Car
$2265 July 06 San Diego, CA Lancaster, SC Car
$1767 July 06 Huntington Beach, CA Charleston, SC Car
$2051 June 30 Ventura, CA Hilton Head Island, SC Car
$2343 June 19 Fallbrook, CA Blythewood, SC Compact Truck
$2343 June 18 Fallbrook, CA Blythewood, SC Compact Truck
$1798 June 11 Imperial, CA Woodruff, SC Car
$1623 June 07 East Palo Alto, CA Indian Land, SC Midsize SUV / Minivan

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

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.

South Carolina Auto Transport

With so many people moving to the Southeast region of the country, the demand for car shipping to and from South Carolina is on the rise just as it is with all the Southeastern states such as North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida.

The best car shipping location in South Carolina is the state's capital and second largest city, Columbia. It is a popular hub for car carriers as it is centrally located in the state and has three trucking corridors intersecting the city, I-26, I-77, and I-20.

Aside from Columbia, you'll want to stick to those car shipping locations along the interstates for the smoothest auto transport experience in South Carolina. Any location along I-26, I-95, and I-77 is great, including all the way to Charleston on the East Coast.

Car shipping to or from locations more than fifty miles off the interstates can be challenging, meaning it will typically be more expensive and take longer to complete. Two areas in particular that can be challenging to ship cars to and from include the Northeast Coast down along the entire East Coast (with the exception of Charleston).

Other challenging areas in South Carolina include Greenwood and surrounding area in the west, Barnwell and surrounding area in the southwest, and Kingstree and surrounding area in the east. These are all pockets in South Carolina with towns and cities that are far from interstates and have low populations. These are not popular areas for car carriers.

To find out what it currently costs to ship a car to or from South Carolina, get a quote online or call us at (800) 656-7638.


Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions

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.