Montana to Michigan auto transports are fairly common. We have strong relationships with car carriers that regularly ship cars from Montana to Michigan for us.
The most common Montana to Michigan auto transport is from our hometown of Billings, MT to Detroit, MI. There are two primary routes from Montana to Michigan. The southern route takes a car carrier along I-90 from Montana and then to Sioux Falls, SD, and then south on I-29 down to Sioux City, IA. Then east from there on US-20 to I-380, south to Cedar Rapids, IA. Then east from there on I-80 to I-94 into Detroit, MI.
The best times of the year to ship a car from Montana to Michigan are in spring, summer, and fall. The absolute best time is in late summer and early fall when the car makers in Michigan are shipping out their new model vehicles. Car carriers are flocking to Michigan during that time to grab all those new vehicles that need to be delivered and they want to fill their trailers with vehicles as they head to Michigan.
Winter can be challenging simply because there can be delays in your auto transport due to snow and ice on the roads that follow inevitable snowstorms that hit Montana and Michigan and the other midwestern states a car carrier must travel through.
As a door to door auto transporter, we can ship a car from any location in Montana to any location in Michigan. To find out what it will cost to ship a car from Montana to Michigan, 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 Michigan.
Example: The total distance from Billings, MT to Detroit, MI is 1,526 miles. If you divide that by 500, you get 3.05, or approximately 4 days for delivery.
We provide the estimated delivery times for your specific Montana to Michigan route when you get an instant quote.
It will depend on the specific pick up location in Montana and the delivery location in Michigan. 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 Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan is 8/10.
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.
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J&S Transportation Auto Transport Reviews
|$1929||September 19||Laurel, MT||Bangor, MI||Midsize SUV / Minivan|
|$2016||September 13||Laurel, MT||Bangor, MI||Midsize SUV / Minivan|
|$2115||September 11||Butte, MT||Battle Creek, MI||Midsize SUV / Minivan|
|$2697||September 10||Helena, MT||Midland, MI||Midsize SUV / Minivan|
|$1980||August 30||Billings, MT||Petoskey, MI||Car|
|$1489||August 25||Billings, MT||Ann Arbor, MI||Car|
|$2601||August 24||Bozeman, MT||Saginaw, MI||Midsize SUV / Minivan|
|$2034||August 21||Evergreen, MT||Hartland, MI||Compact SUV / Crossover|
|$2108||August 19||Bozeman, MT||Kalamazoo, MI||Car|
|$2069||August 15||Evergreen, MT||Sylvan Lake, MI||Compact SUV / Crossover|
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.
Other solid car shipping locations include those along I-15 from Helena down to the I-15 and I-90 junction.
Finally, those locations along I-94 from Billings to the North Dakota border are decent car shipping locations. This is a 250-mile trucking corridor that is heavily traveled by car carriers so locations along it such as Miles City and Glendive are all good locations to ship cars to or from.
The challenging car shipping locations in Montana are those locations 50 miles or more north or south of I-90 and I-94. The further away you get from those interstates, the more challenging the car shipments will be, meaning they will cost more money and will take more time to complete.
Other challenging car shipping locations in the state include those locations north of Helena and south of Dillon on I-15.
We are strategically based in Billings, MT. The two major trucking corridors in the state join and divide here, I-90 and I-94, so it is an ideal hub for car shipments to and from Montana. For the convenience of our customers, we provide free secured terminal shipping in Billings for pick ups and drop offs if needed.
As a Montana auto transport company with over 20 years of experience handling the unique challenges of shipping vehicles in and out of Montana, and with strong relationships with car carriers and rollback companies throughout the state, there isn't an auto 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!
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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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.
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