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Shipping a Car From California to Washington

Looking to ship a car from California to Washington? We ship cars on this route all the time! One car shipping route that is really popular between these two states is Los Angeles, CA to Seattle, WA. The total distance between these two cities is 1,135 miles along I-5. A car carrier can typically get a vehicle delivered from Los Angeles to Seattle in about 3 days.

When a car carrier travels from southern California to Washington it’s usually along I-5 because there are so many popular car shipping locations along the way. Those locations include Sacramento, Redding, Medford, Eugene, Salem, Portland, and Tacoma. A car carrier may also travel just off I-5 to pick up or deliver cars in Fresno, San Jose, or San Francisco.

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 Washington. We also offer open or enclosed shipping options. See how much it will cost to ship a car from California to Washington by getting an instant quote today!

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

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 Washington.

Example: The total distance from Los Angeles, CA to Seattle, WA is 1,135 miles. If you divide that by 500, you get 2.27, or approximately 3 days for delivery.

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

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

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

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Route Availability

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1,135 Miles

Approximate Distance

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

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 California to Washington 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 Car Shipping Reviews

The transport was very good and I was really happy with your company. You will see me soon for more transports!

Andrew A, 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, Washington

Everything went very smoothly. The drivers were great, car arrived in fine shape. 

Mark J, Washington

The delivery went well. Thank you very much for all of the assistance with my transport.

Wednesday R, Washington

Most Recent California to Washington Car Shipping Quotes

Quote Date Pickup Delivery Vehicle type
$901 April 20 San Jose, CA Graham, WA Car
$960 April 17 Dockweiler, CA Seattle, WA Compact SUV / Crossover
$1854 April 13 Torrance, CA Olympia, WA Car
$883 April 11 Roseville, CA Newcastle, WA Car
$960 April 04 Claremont, CA Seattle, WA Compact SUV / Crossover
$960 April 04 Costa Mesa, CA Kent, WA Compact SUV / Crossover
$1411 April 03 Santa Rosa, CA Bothell, WA Compact SUV / Crossover
$883 March 22 Roseville, CA Newcastle, WA Car
$968 March 18 Sherman Oaks, CA Newcastle, WA Car
$901 March 15 Selma, CA Redmond, WA Car

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California Car 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.

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Washington Car Shipping

As an auto transport company with over 20 years of experience serving the state of Washington, we have transported thousands of vehicles in and out of the state. It is one of the main states we ship in and out of as we work with private vehicle owners, auto auctions, and dealerships throughout the state. As a door-to-door auto transporter, we'll go anywhere throughout the state of Washington to ship a vehicle!

The two primary shipping corridors in the state are I-5 and I-90. We regularly transport vehicles to and from Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia along I-5. Along I-90, we're regularly transporting vehicles to and from Spokane, Moses Lake, and Ellensburg. Those two shipping lanes and the cities along them are your best bets for the fastest and cheapest auto transports to and from Washington.

The most challenging car shipping areas in Washington are the northern portion of I-5 (Everett up to Bellingham) and anything west of Seattle and Tacoma in the heart of the Puget Sound (cities such as Gig Harbor, Bremerton, Port Orchard, Bainbridge Island, and Poulsbo). Transports in these areas will usually take longer and cost more – especially those in the heart of Puget Sound. In fact, we rarely send trucks over into the Puget Sound area because of the time and expense it can take. Most of our customers realize they can expedite their transports and save a lot of money by meeting a carrier in the Tacoma area.

Other challenging locations are all those towns and cities in Washington north of US Highway 2. This highway runs almost in a straight line from Spokane to Seattle. Anything north of that line is challenging. There aren't any interstates in that region of the state and the towns and cities are sparsely populated. Car carriers just aren't going in and out of those areas on a regular basis.

If you have a transport to or from Washington and you want to know what it will cost and how long it will take, get an instant quote on our website or call us at (800) 656-7638.

FAQ

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.