Along with our other snowbird routes to Florida (NY to FL and NJ to FL), Illinois to Florida is another snowbird route we frequently ship cars on. We primarily ship cars from Illinois to Florida in late October through early December. This is when all the Illinois snowbirds head to Florida for the winter. Given the demand for auto transports during those months, it’s the most expensive time to ship a car from Illinois to Florida.
If you want to pay less to ship a car from Illinois to Florida, do it in early spring when those same Illinois snowbirds are heading back to Illinois after winter. The demand to ship cars to Florida in the spring isn’t as strong so the rates typically come down and then remain relatively stable through spring and summer.
One route that is popular between on this cross country car shipping route is Chicago, IL to Orlando, FL. The distance between those two cities is around 1,157 miles. A car carrier can usually travel that route in about 3 days. That means once your vehicle is picked up in Chicago, it will be delivered to Orlando just 3 days later.
If you ship a car from Illinois to Florida during the winter months, you have to be prepared for potential minor delays due to the weather. If a snowstorm hits Chicago, for example, a car carrier may be delayed a day or two depending on the road conditions. Weather-related delays are rare, but they can happen and when they do it’s usually during the winter months.
We've been shipping vehicles from Illinois to Florida 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 Illinois and get it shipped promptly and safely to any residential or business location in Florida. We also offer open or enclosed shipping options. See how much it will cost to ship a car from Illinois to Florida by getting an instant quote today!
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 Illinois to Florida.
Example: The total distance from Chicago, IL to Orlando, FL is 1,157 miles. If you divide that by 500, you get 2.31, or approximately 3 days for delivery.
We provide the estimated delivery times for your specific Illinois to Florida route when you get an instant quote.
It will depend on the specific pick up location in Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois to Florida is 9/10.
The center of each state is used to approximate mileage between locations.
Estimated transit times are based on carriers traveling up to 500 miles per day.
If we can't get right to your door, we'll pick up your vehicle at an agreed upon location. We'll give you at least a 24-hour notice.
If we can't get right to your door, we'll deliver your vehicle at an agreed upon location. We'll give you at least a 24-hour notice.
J&S Transportation Auto Transport Reviews
|$1314||December 07||Berwyn, IL||Rancho Cucamonga, CA||Car|
|$1622||November 28||Des Plaines, IL||St. Augustine, FL||Truck / Large SUV|
|$1398||November 22||Prince George, VA||MT Vernon, IL||Truck / Large SUV|
|$694||November 20||Detroit, MI||Chicago, IL||Truck / Large SUV|
|$2423||November 16||Reno, NV||Hinsdale, IL||Truck / Large SUV|
|$1762||November 15||Hoffman Estates, IL||Boise, ID||Car|
|$1037||November 12||Palos Heights, IL||Lake Worth, FL||Car|
|$1808||November 10||Jurupa Valley, CA||Joliet, IL||Car|
|$1053||October 26||Chicago, IL||Miami, FL||Car|
|$1922||October 24||Highland Park, IL||Seattle, WA||Small or Midsize SUV / Crossover / Minivan|
The vast majority of the Illinois auto transports we do is in northeast Illinois, specifically the Chicago metro area. “Chicagoland” has a population of around 9.5 million people and has two major trucking corridors that serve the area in the northwest and north (I-90 and I-94), and two trucking corridors in the southwest and south (I-55 and I-57). Given the area’s massive population and numerous interstates serving it, it is an ideal location for car carriers.
A few other car shipping locations in Illinois that aren’t too bad include Rockford in the north, and Peoria and Bloomington in the center of the state.
The most challenging areas to ship a car to or from in Illinois are those areas south of I-72, essentially the southern half of the state. Car carriers aren’t regularly traveling to southern Illinois because the towns and cities there don’t have large populations. Car carriers typically go to high population areas served by interstates. While there are certainly interstates serving southern Illinois, there aren’t a lot of highly populated cities.
Whether you live the Chicago metro area or the small town of Marion, IL in far southern Illinois, or anywhere in between, we can handle your auto transport. As a door-to-door auto transporter, we ship cars to and from any location in Illinois. To find out how much it will cost to ship a car to or from Illinois, and how long it will take to complete, get an instant quote online or call us at (800) 656-7638.
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!
Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions
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.
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.
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!
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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.