Our own trucks travel primarily in Montana and throughout the northwest (think Idaho, Washington, Oregon), but as a licensed broker with strong relationships with thousands of car carriers, we have established regular car shipping routes throughout the country. One of those routes is from Montana to Minnesota.
There are two main trucking corridors that go from Montana to Minnesota, I-94 and I-90. Most of our Montana to Minnesota auto transports are from Billings, MT to the metro areas in Minnesota of Fargo/Moorhead, St. Cloud, and Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul). All three of these metro areas in Minnesota are served by I-94 from Billings.
One of the most challenging things about shipping cars from Montana to Minnesota is the weather, specifically winter! Both of these states have their fair share of harsh winters, and so do the states of North Dakota and South Dakota that car carriers have to travel through to get from Montana to Minnesota. Auto transports in the winter months can sometimes take a day or two longer to complete depending on the road conditions at the time. We ship cars on this route all the time during the winter so it’s not a huge challenge, but you may need a little more patience if you’re shipping a car in the winter thanks to Mother Nature!
As a door-to-door auto transporter, we ship cars from any location in Montana to any location in Minnesota. To find out how much it costs to ship a car from Montana to Minnesota, 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 Minnesota.
Example: The total distance from Billings, MT to St. Cloud, MN is 775 miles. If you divide that by 500, you get 1.55, or approximately 2 days for delivery.
We provide the estimated delivery times for your specific Montana to Minnesota route when you get an instant quote.
It will depend on the specific pick up location in Montana and the delivery location in Minnesota. 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 Minnesota 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 Minnesota 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 Minnesota 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.
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.
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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!
We’ve been doing more and more Minnesota auto transports, especially from Montana to Minnesota, but from (and to) other states as well. Like all states, Minnesota has “easy” locations and more challenging locations to ship a car to or from. Let’s start with the easy car shipping locations in Minnesota.
There are three main trucking corridors in Minnesota. There is I-90 that runs west/east in far southern Minnesota, I-94 that runs west/east in the middle of the state, and then I-35 that runs north/south on the eastern side of the state. Anything on or close to these corridors are going to be solid car shipping locations, but some are better than others.
The best car shipping location is the Twin Cities metro area (Minneapolis/St. Paul) where the state’s primary population is and where I-94 and I-35 intersect. St. Cloud in central Minnesota along I-94 is probably the next best location. The Fargo/Moorhead area in northwest Minnesota is another great location being served by both I-94 and I-29. Albert Lea in southern Minnesota along I-35 and I-90, and Rochester, which is close to I-90 in southeast Minnesota, are good locations as well.
The most challenging car shipping locations are those locations in extreme north or northeast Minnesota. If you draw a line from the Fargo/Moorhead area in the west to Duluth in the east, anything north of that line is going to be challenging, and the further north you go from that line, the tougher the transport will be. By challenging we mean the transport may take a few additional days and more money to complete. The reason is car carriers don’t go to those areas on a regular basis. Any of those locations are going to be “out of the way” for most carriers so we may need more time and more money to find a carrier willing to go to those locations.
As a door-to-door auto transporter, we can ship a car to or from any location in Minnesota. We’ve shipped cars as far north as Hallock, MN to as far south as Albert Lea and everything in between! To find out what it will cost to ship a car to or from Minnesota, get an instant quote online or call us at (800) 656-7638.
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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!
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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.