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Shipping a Car From Florida to Texas

Shipping a car from Florida to Texas is in high demand all year round given the mild weather both of these states enjoy all year round. Because of the "friendly" weather in these states, weather delays are rare. About the only time of the year you have to be concerned about potential delays when shipping a car from Florida to Texas is during hurricane season and occasionally in the middle of winter when parts of central and northern Texas are prone to ice storms.

The distance from Florida to Texas varies depending on the pick up and delivery locations. If you go from Orlando, FL to Austin, TX it is between 1,125 – 1,237 miles. A car carrier can typically travel that route in three days. If a car carrier has to start in a far southern location in Florida such as Miami, and deliver a vehicle to a far western location in Texas such as El Paso, the route is over 1,900 miles and will take a car carrier around 4-5 days to travel. Shorter routes from Florida to Texas would be from cities such as Pensacola, FL to Houston, TX. That route is just over 500 miles and will only take a car carrier a day or two to travel.

The main corridors from Florida to Texas are I-75 to I-10 that cuts through the Florida panhandle and into the state of Alabama. From Alabama, car carriers will typically go one of two routes. One route will take them along the Gulf Coast on I-10 through Mississippi, Louisiana, and then into Texas to cities such as Houston, Austin, San Antonio and other towns and cities in southern Texas.

The other route will take them north from Alabama to Jackson in west central Mississippi. From Jackson, they'll take I-20 to head over to Shreveport, LA, and then into Texas to head into the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and other towns and cities in northern and western Texas.

We've been shipping cars from Florida to Texas 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 Florida and get it shipped promptly and safely to any residential or business location in Texas. We also offer open or enclosed shipping options. See how much it will cost to ship a car from Florida to Texas by getting an instant quote today!

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

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 Florida to Texas.

Example: The total distance from Orlando, FL to Austin, TX is roughly 1200 miles. If you divide that by 500, you get 2.4, or approximately 3 days for delivery.

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

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

It will depend on the specific pick up location in Florida and the delivery location in Texas. 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 Florida to Texas 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 Florida to Texas 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 Florida to Texas is 9/10.

1200 Miles

Approximate Distance

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

3-4 Days

Estimated Transit Time

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

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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

The whole transport process was very, very smooth. I would definitely use your services again. Thanks !

Brett D, Texas

Everything went just fine with our transportation. Everything was professional and well done!

Shane S, Florida

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, Florida

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, Texas

Most Recent Florida to Texas Auto Transport Quotes

Quote Date Pickup Delivery Vehicle type
$909 April 02 Tampa, FL Houston, TX Car
$1071 April 01 Miami, FL Shenandoah, TX Car
$1133 March 25 Margate, FL Frisco, TX Compact SUV / Crossover
$1287 March 13 Miami, FL San Antonio, TX Midsize SUV / Minivan
$1133 March 09 Port St. Lucie, FL Grand Prairie, TX Compact SUV / Crossover
$1133 March 06 Miami, FL Saginaw, TX Compact SUV / Crossover
$779 March 01 Tampa, FL Blue Mound, TX Car
$1084 February 29 Bradenton, FL Carrollton, TX Large SUV
$972 February 27 Bradenton, FL Carrollton, TX Midsize SUV / Minivan
$1316 February 24 Miami, FL Leander, TX Compact SUV / Crossover

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as safely and quickly as possible

Florida Auto Transport

We do a lot of transports to and from Florida, particularly snowbird transports between Florida and New York (and New York to Florida). There are five areas of Florida that we primarily ship to and from. Those areas include northeast Florida, central Florida, southeast Florida, southwest Florida, and the panhandle. The sixth 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 further south in Florida so these transports will be more expensive than cities located in the northern parts of the state.

Speaking of the northern part of the state, Jacksonville in the northeast section of the state is a great car shipping location! In fact, it's one of the better car shipping locations in Florida.

The major cities in central Florida such as Orlando, Daytona Beach, Ocala, Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Lakeland are all great car shipping locations.

In the southwest Florida, the cities of Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Naples are all solid car shipping locations as well. 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.

Heading back up north to the panhandle, Tallahassee is the best car shipping location in the panhandle, but the rest of the cities along the panhandle are hit or miss depending on the shipping location on the other side of the transport. Car carriers shy away from the panhandle unless they are shipping to or from the cities in the panhandle, such as Panama City and Pensacola, to or from cities along I-10 in the southern part of the country. I-10 is a busy cross-country trucking corridor that runs through the panhandle and through Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Otherwise if you are shipping to or from the panhandle cities to or from the northwest, north, or northeast, these transports can be challenging at times (can take more time and more money to complete).

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 a 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 it currently costs to ship a car to or from Florida, get an instant quote online or call us at (800) 656-7638.

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Texas Auto Transport

Texas is the second most populated state in the country with over 29 million people spread out over 268,596 square miles! To say there is a demand for car shipping services in Texas is an understatement. The fastest and cheapest transports are going to be to and from the heavily populated cities of Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. If you look at these cities on the map, they form a triangle. If you stay in that triangle, you'll be in great shape when shipping a car to or from Texas!

Other solid car shipping locations in the state are those cities along I-20, which is a major trucking corridor into the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Those cities include Odessa, Midland, and Abilene. These are all good car shipping locations in Texas.

As we look at the challenging car shipping locations in Texas, let's start with the least challenging. El Paso on the far western edge of the state, and Lubbock and Amarillo up in the panhandle, can all be challenging at times depending on the location of the other side of the transport route. We don't do a lot of transports to or from these locations, but when they do come up, they usually aren't too challenging but sometimes they can be. In short, these aren't the best locations, but they certainly aren't the worst either.

The most challenging car shipping locations in Texas are going to be those locations south of the I-10 corridor, especially those locations near the Texas/Mexico border. Those locations south of I-10 are the least travelled parts of the state for car carriers, especially the further south you get. These transports always take more time and money compared to other parts of the state. While certain carriers do run south of I-10 down into Corpus Christi and even further south along the Gulf Coast on the eastern side of Texas, there just aren't that many that do.

To find out what it will cost to ship a car to or from Texas and how long it will take to complete, 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 Florida?

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 Florida?

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.