Are you looking to ship a car from Montana to Florida? You’ve come to the right place! We have established strong relationships with car carriers that run this route, and similar routes (i.e. WA to FL and ID to FL), on a regular basis throughout the year.
As you can probably guess, the ease at which we can complete these transports varies depending on the time of year. Auto transports from Montana are easier to do in the spring, summer, and fall than they are during the harsh winter months. What that means is it may take a day or two longer to find a carrier to run this route in the middle of winter. Car carriers just don’t like to deal with the cold, snow, and wind that are so common during Montana winters. Who can blame them! Still, though, we have always been able to secure a car carrier for this route no matter what time of the year. You just have to be prepared that it may take an additional day or two for us to secure a carrier in the winter.
The majority of our auto transports from Montana to Florida originate in our home city of Billings, MT, but we obviously ship from all the major cities in Montana including Bozeman and Missoula. The cities we commonly ship cars to in Florida are all over the board, but they are usually Orlando, Tampa, and Miami. As a door-to-door auto transporter, we ship cars from any location in Montana to any location in Florida.
When you ship a car across the country like this, it’s hard to know what specific route a car carrier will take as he travels from Montana to Florida. What we do know is he will pass through several states along the way. Some of those states may include South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. These are states he may or may not be stopping to pick up or deliver other vehicles. Regardless of the states travelled through and any potential stops, a carrier can typically get a car delivered on this route in 5-7 days.
If you want to know what it will cost to ship a car from Montana to Florida, and how long it will take to complete, get an instant quote online or call us at (800) 656-7638.
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 Montana to Florida.
Example: The total distance from Billings, MT to Orlando, FL is 2,257 miles. If you divide that by 500, you get 4.51, or approximately 5 days for delivery.
We provide the estimated delivery times for your specific Montana to Florida route when you get an instant quote.
It will depend on the specific pick up location in Montana 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 Montana 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 Montana 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 Montana 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
|$2414||September 30||Missoula, MT||Leesburg, FL||Truck / Large SUV|
|$2341||September 30||Billings, MT||Fort Lauderdale, FL||Truck / Large SUV|
|$2030||September 18||Creston, MT||Lake Worth, FL||Car|
|$2838||September 13||Billings, MT||Collier County, FL||Truck / Large SUV|
|$2367||September 07||Missoula, MT||Fort Lauderdale, FL||Truck / Large SUV|
|$3507||September 03||Billings, MT||Miccosukee, FL||Car|
|$2063||August 27||Billings, MT||Miccosukee, FL||Car|
|$2063||August 26||Billings, MT||Miccosukee, FL||Car|
|$2063||August 21||Billings, MT||Miccosukee, FL||Car|
|$1846||August 13||Bozeman, MT||Miami, FL||Car|
Shipping cars in and out of Montana is challenging for a couple reasons. First, take a look at the landscape of the state. The east side of the state is comprised of the Great Plains with sparsely populated towns and cities. Heading west from the Great Plains you run into the Big Belt Mountains and the Lewis Range of the northern Rockies in the center of the state, and then you have the Cabinet Mountains and the Bitterroot Range in the west. Second, consider Montana’s weather. It has some of the harshest and longest winters in the country. You combine Montana’s challenging landscape and its weather, and you can understand why shipping cars to and from the state isn’t exactly a walk in the park.
For the quickest and cheapest Montana auto transport, you’ll want to avoid shipping your car in the winter and you’ll want to have your car picked up or dropped off as close to I-90 as you can. The best cities along I-90 include Billings, Livingston, and Bozeman. As you head further west along I-90, transports get a little more challenging, but Butte and Missoula are still decent pick up and drop off locations. The farther away north or south of I-90 that you ship a car to or from in Montana, the more expensive your transport will be and the longer it may take to get your transport completed. Carriers primarily travel east and west along I-90 in the state of Montana so the farther they need to go off the interstate, the more money they’ll demand to entice them to go “out of their way” and the more time they’ll need to travel the additional miles.
Fortunately, as a Montana auto transport company based in Billings, MT, we have over 20 years of experience handling the unique challenges of shipping vehicles in and out of Montana. We also have relationships with a variety of carriers and rollback companies throughout the state so we can get to some of the most remote areas of the state. There isn’t a transport we can’t handle! Whether you are shipping to or from a remote location like Glasgow or Shelby, or a relatively easy location like Billings, we can get your vehicle shipped quickly and safely. Get your Montana auto transport started today by getting an instant quote!
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!
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discovery, American Express, and debit cards. We do not accept check or cash.
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.