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Shipping a Car From Montana to South Dakota

Are you looking for a Montana to South Dakota Car Shipping company? Look no further than J&S Transportation. We've been shipping vehicles from Montana to South Dakota 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 Montana and get it shipped promptly and safely to any residential or business location in South Dakota. We also offer open or enclosed shipping options. See how much it will cost to ship a car from Montana to South Dakota by getting an instant quote today!

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

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 South Dakota.

Example: The total distance from Billings, MT to Sioux Falls, SD is 659 miles. If you divide that by 500, you get 1.32, or approximately 2 days for delivery.

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

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

It will depend on the specific pick up location in Montana and the delivery location in South Dakota. 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 South Dakota 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 South Dakota 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 South Dakota is 10/10.

700 Miles

Approximate Distance

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

2-3 Days

Estimated Transit Time

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

How Does Shipping a Car
from Montana to South Dakota 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 Car Shipping Reviews

Thank you for helping us get our Marine’s car to her!  Was the best way to get her vehicle cross country.  We really appreciated the “door-to-door” service  and the driver’s attention to detail.  

Darcy M, Montana

My car arrived with no damage. I was given a three day estimate for delivery and was pleasantly surprised it arrived sooner than that. There was an open line of communication from the start of the process, along the way, and up to two hours before the car was picked up. I would gladly recommend to anyone needing this service to contact J&S Transportation. Thank you to all who made it a painless process of getting the car across the country!

BJ H, Montana

My car was picked up and delivered without any issues. The vehicle was actually picked up and delivered sooner than expected. Well done. Thank you!

Susan R, Montana

Everything was great. There were no issues. The driver was courteous.

Brenda T, Montana

Most Recent Montana to South Dakota Car Shipping Quotes

Quote Date Pickup Delivery Vehicle type
$995 February 20 Dillon, MT Rapid City, SD Large SUV
$1722 February 20 Flaxville, MT Mitchell, SD Fullsize Truck
$1848 February 06 Anaconda, MT Sioux Falls, SD Car
$1087 February 05 Anaconda, MT Sioux Falls, SD Car
$551 January 27 Billings, MT Rapid City, SD Car
$1358 January 20 Missoula, MT Sioux Falls, SD Large SUV
$1657 January 14 Whitefish, MT Silver City, SD Fullsize Truck
$1799 January 11 Laurel, MT Watertown, SD Heavy/Super Duty Truck
$1822 January 07 Billings, MT Isabel, SD Fullsize Truck
$589 January 06 Glendive, MT Buffalo, SD Midsize Truck

Our goal is to deliver your vehicle
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Montana Car Shipping

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.

The best car shipping locations in Montana are along the I-90 corridor from Billings to Bozeman, but most of the other cities along I-90, even up to Missoula aren't bad.

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!

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South Dakota Car Shipping

The state of South Dakota is sparsely populated and dominated by rolling prairies, much like its northern neighbor, North Dakota. But unlike its northern neighbor, the prairies in South Dakota give way to the Black Hills National Forest in the far western part of the state.

It goes without saying that anything in or south of the Black Hills National Forest is going to be very challenging. Meaning, your South Dakota auto transport may take longer and may require additional money to get done. Car carriers just don’t go to national forests on a regularly basis. Cities north and east of the Black Hills along I-90 aren’t too bad. In fact, one of the best car shipping options in South Dakota is Rapid City located along I-90 on the eastern edge of the Black Hills.

Speaking of I-90, it is the primary car shipping corridor in the state. Any South Dakota auto transport that starts or ends more than 50 miles north or south of I-90 is going to be the next most challenging. Car carriers are traveling across the state on I-90 so if they have to travel a significant distance off of it, they will require more money and usually more time. They want to stick as close to the interstate as possible!

I-29, which runs north/south near the eastern border of South Dakota, is the other major car shipping corridor in the state. Like I-90, anything significantly off the interstate will be more challenging (potentially more time and more money to complete).

The two best cities to ship a car to or from in South Dakota are Rapid City along I-90 on the western edge of the state, and Sioux Falls, which is also along I-90 but on the far eastern edge of the state. Sioux Falls also has the added bonus of I-29 running through it for those car carriers traveling up and down I-29. It is also the largest city in the state so more car carriers are passing through it than any other city in the state.

Most of the time any location along, or close to, I-90 and I-29 are also decent car shipping options in South Dakota. Keep in mind, however, that just because a city may be along these interstates doesn’t automatically make it a great car shipping location. The closer the city is to Rapid City or Sioux Falls, the better. If the city is far away from those two cities, then the transport may take more time and more money even if it is on an interstate. Some examples include Murdo (along I-90 but far from either Rapid City or Sioux Falls) and Watertown (along I-29 but far from Sioux Falls).

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


Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions

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.