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Shipping a car from Michigan to Texas

Are you looking for a Michigan to Texas Vehicle Shipping company? Look no further than J&S Transportation. We've been shipping vehicles from Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan to Texas by getting an instant quote today!

How long does it take to ship a car from Michigan 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 Michigan to Texas.

Example: The total distance from Detroit, MI to Dallas, TX is 1,177 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 Michigan to Texas route when you get an instant quote.

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

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

1,177 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.

How Does Shipping a Car
from Michigan to Texas 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 Vehicle Shipping Reviews

Everything went great. My truck arrived in perfect shape. Pick up was easy!

Michael B, Michigan

The car arrived here in Spokane in great condition and in a lot less time than I had expected. Your entire staff was very pleasant to work with and responded quickly if there were ever any causes for concern. I really appreciate the level of professionalism that the employees of J & S have toward their customers. The driver was also pretty fun to work with and super easy to get ahold of if I had any questions. If I ever need to ship a vehicle again, I will definitely be calling you guys!

Daniel B, Texas

The driver kept in contact and gave me updates and was very friendly the whole time. Thanks for making it so easy and simple.

Seh H, Texas

I was very satisfied with your service. My truck arrived in perfect condition and you guys were in great communication the entire way. Thank you!

Brian D, Texas

Most Recent Michigan to Texas Vehicle Shipping Quotes

Quote Date Pickup Delivery Vehicle type
$1481 July 21 Saginaw, MI San Antonio, TX Car
$1183 July 17 Detroit, MI Austin, TX Car
$1615 July 16 Flint, MI Brownsville, TX Car
$1719 July 13 Caledonia, MI El Paso, TX Fullsize Truck
$1126 July 08 Ypsilanti, MI Houston, TX Car
$1126 July 02 Livonia, MI Houston, TX Car
$2428 June 29 Northville, MI Leander, TX Midsize SUV / Minivan
$1428 June 21 Northville, MI Leander, TX Midsize SUV / Minivan
$1074 June 18 Northville, MI Plano, TX Compact SUV / Crossover
$1417 June 16 Davison, MI Plano, TX Car

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

Michigan Vehicle Shipping

Michigan auto transports are always in high demand. That shouldn’t be a surprise given the “Big Three” (Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler) are still headquartered in the state.

Shipping cars to and from Michigan has some interesting challenges but before we dive into those, let’s highlight the best car shipping locations in the state. Any location along, or close to, I-94, I-96, and I-69 are good options. Solid car shipping locations along I-94 include Kalamazoo, Marshall, and Ann Arbor. Grand Rapids and Lansing are great options along I-96, and Flint along I-75/I-69 is also a great option.

The most obvious car shipping location in the state is Detroit. It is, in fact, the best car shipping location in the state with an important caveat. Shipping an individual car from Detroit when the new model year vehicles come out can be challenging. For example, when Ford starts shipping out their new model year vehicles from Detroit, car carriers don’t want to deal with a single unit leaving Detroit simply because they don’t have any room on their trailers for one. Their trailers are plum full of new model year vehicles from Ford. This typically happens in late summer/early fall. If you need an individual car shipped from Detroit during this time, you will pay a premium and you’ll need a little patience as it may take a little longer to find a car carrier that has a spot available.

There is a positive to this “Detroit challenge,” and that is when car carriers head to Detroit to pick up those new model year vehicles, their trailers are usually empty, or at least they have plenty of open spots available. Car carriers will be thrilled to ship your car to Detroit during this time because a car carrier always wants a full load to maximize their profits. As a result, shipping rates to Detroit during this time are usually cheapest as car carriers are willing to take less to fill up their trailers with vehicles.

If you look at a map of Michigan and draw a line from Grand Rapids in the west to Flint in the east, anything above that line in Michigan is going to be difficult to ship a car to or from. By difficult I mean, your auto transport may take a little longer and/or require more money to complete. In fact, the more north you go from that line, the more difficult the car shipment will be because as you go north, there is less population. Car carriers just aren’t going into those areas of Michigan on a regular basis.

A final challenge to Michigan auto transports is the weather. Like any midwestern state, winters can be harsh in Michigan, especially as you go further north in Michigan. Shipping cars to or from Michigan during the winter months may take a little longer to complete. Car carriers like to avoid northern states in the winter so there aren’t as many of them serving the state in the winter. Another reason transports may take longer in the winter is simply due to delays because of snowstorms.

If you want to know how much it will cost to ship a car to or from Michigan, and how long it will take to complete, get an instant quote online or call us at (800) 656-7638.

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Texas Vehicle Shipping

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 Michigan?

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 Michigan?

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.