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Shipping a car from Illinois to Florida

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!

How long does it take to ship a car from Illinois 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 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.

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

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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Route Availability

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

1,157 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.

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What Our Customers Say

J&S Transportation Auto Transport Reviews

This was my first time transporting a car. I was nervous about the pick up and delivery, but the driver was a pro to work with. Both the pick up and delivery went smooth. It was a great experience!

Richard B, Illinois

Everything went very smoothly thank you!

Patrick D, Illinois

The driver was the kindest and best person. Everything was great. Fast delivery. Would definitely use this company again.

Rhea B, Illinois

Great experience! Everyone I worked with was cooperative and friendly. My daughter was so excited to get her car. Thanks!

Juliet S, Florida

Most Recent Illinois to Florida Auto Transport Quotes

Quote Date Pickup Delivery Vehicle type
$940 February 17 Homer Glen, IL Estero, FL Car
$1148 February 12 DeKalb, IL Pensacola, FL Car
$1220 February 11 Byron, IL Punta Gorda, FL Car
$2074 February 07 Byron, IL Punta Gorda, FL Car
$1220 February 05 Byron, IL Punta Gorda, FL Car
$882 January 31 Chicago, IL Tampa, FL Car
$931 January 20 Chicago, IL Miami, FL Car
$2576 January 15 Chicago, IL Key West, FL Compact SUV / Crossover
$1515 January 15 Chicago, IL Key West, FL Compact SUV / Crossover
$931 January 11 Chicago, IL Miami Beach, FL Car

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Illinois Auto Transport

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-70, essentially the southern section 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.

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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.

FAQ

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How do I ship my car to or from Illinois?

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 Illinois?

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.