Montana to Illinois Auto Transport

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Shipping a Car From Montana to Illinois

We do a fair amount of Montana to Illinois auto transports. The majority of those transports are from our hometown of Billings, MT to Chicago and the Chicago metro area in Illinois.

Depending on the route a car carrier takes from Billings to Chicago, it’s roughly a 1,225-mile route. A car carrier will typically be able to travel that route in three days. The easiest route is to head out of Montana on I-90 and take it all the way to Illinois. That route will take a car carrier through southern South Dakota and southern Minnesota and then into Illinois. Another common route is on I-94/I-90. This route passes through North Dakota and cuts diagonally across Minnesota and Wisconsin and then into Illinois.

Of course not all of our Montana to Illinois auto transports are from Billings to Chicago. As a door-to-door auto transporter, we ship cars from any location in Montana to any location in Illinois. It doesn’t matter how populated or remote the locations are in either state. We can handle any route!

To find out what it will cost to ship a car from Montana to Illinois, get an instant quote online or call us at (800) 656-7638.

How long does it take to ship a car from Montana to Illinois?

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 Illinois.

Example: The total distance from Billings, MT to Chicago, IL is 1,246 miles. If you divide that by 500, you get 2.49, or approximately 3 days for delivery.

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

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

It will depend on the specific pick up location in Montana and the delivery location in Illinois. 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 Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Montana to Illinois is 8/10.

1253 mi

Approximate Distance

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

5 - 21 days

Estimated Transit Time

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

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What Our Montana to Illinois Customers Say

J&S Transportation Auto Transport Reviews

Great experience even with the extreme challenges associated with weather and closed major highways.  Driver seemed very competent and courteous.  5 Start all the way!

David H, Illinois

The driver was great, prompt, actually early and efficient.  Your staff was also great at keeping in contact and making it simple.

Erin C, Illinois

The process from reserving my transport to delivery was flawless. No communication failures. Your driver was pleasant to deal with and communicated during all stages. Excellent five-star service!

Greg C, Illinois

It was a great experience! Booking, pickup, delivery all prompt, punctual and professional. Thank you!

David W, Montana

Latest Instant Quotes from Montana to Illinois

Quote Date Pickup Delivery Vehicle type
$3126 December 08 Houston, TX Helena, MT Car
$2040 December 07 Lodi, CA Swan Lake, MT Truck / Large SUV
$1140 December 06 Portland, OR Swan Lake, MT Truck / Large SUV
$2466 December 06 Naugatuck, CT Billings, MT Truck / Large SUV
$1862 December 02 Missoula, MT Indio, CA Truck / Large SUV
$2723 November 23 Hampstead, NH Bozeman, MT Truck / Large SUV
$2723 November 17 Hampstead, NH Bozeman, MT Truck / Large SUV
$2530 November 02 Anchorage, AK Bozeman, MT Small or Midsize SUV / Crossover / Minivan
$2530 October 23 Anchorage, AK Bozeman, MT Car
$1857 October 21 Browning, MT Seattle, WA Truck / Large SUV

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Montana Auto Transport

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 Rocky Mountains, 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 have your car picked up or dropped off as close to I-90 and I-15 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 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!

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-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.


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How do I ship my car to or from Montana?

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 Montana?

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.

Will my vehicle be covered by insurance during the transport?

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.