If you’re looking to ship a car from New York to Florida, chances are you are one of the many “snowbirds” we ship vehicles for! The snowbird season for NY to FL transports (and for NJ to FL transports) starts in late October. This is when the folks in New York and New Jersey start heading south for the winter. But beware, late October and November are the most expensive times of the year to ship a car from New York to Florida because the snowbird season is in full swing!
Rates usually drop significantly in early spring because the snowbird season is over and everyone is shipping their cars going the opposite direction (from Florida to New York). Car carriers want their trailers full of vehicles or they lose money. The problem is, there aren't as many people shipping cars from New York to Florida in the spring. As a result, car carriers are willing to take less to get their trailers full as they head back south to Florida to grab another load. Basically, the demand to ship cars from Florida to New York is much higher in early spring than the demand to ship cars from New York to Florida so the rates come down.
The distance between New York and Florida varies depending on the pick up and delivery locations in each state, but it's between 1,200 - 1,400 miles. A car carrier can travel this route in about three days. That means once your car is picked up in New York, it will arrive at the delivery location in Florida in three days.
Whether you are shipping a car from New York to Florida at the beginning of the busy snowbird season in late fall, or in the slow time of the year in early spring, you can book a transport order with us within 7 days of when your car will be ready for pick up and we can get it scheduled. We have strong relationships with car carriers on this route so we can get vehicles scheduled and moved quickly all year long!
If you want to know what it will cost to ship your car from New York to Florida and how long it will take, get an instant quote on website 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 New York to Florida.
Example: The total distance from Syracuse, NY to Orlando, FL is 1,211 miles. If you divide that by 500, you get 2.42, or approximately 3 days for delivery.
We provide the estimated delivery times for your specific New York to Florida route when you get an instant quote.
It will depend on the specific pick up location in New York 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 New York 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 New York 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 New York 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.
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|$1010||March 18||Flushing, NY||Sarasota, FL||Car|
|$1070||March 15||Ronkonkoma, NY||HALNDLE BCH, FL||Small or Midsize SUV / Crossover / Minivan|
|$1937||March 07||Penfield, NY||Pensacola, FL||Cargo Van / XL Truck (450, 4500)|
|$1119||March 04||Manorville, NY||Lakeland, FL||Small or Midsize SUV / Crossover / Minivan|
|$1038||February 27||Brooklyn, NY||Kissimmee, FL||Small or Midsize SUV / Crossover / Minivan|
|$1226||February 18||Albany, NY||St Cloud, FL||Small or Midsize SUV / Crossover / Minivan|
|$1341||February 14||Northport, NY||Spring Hill, FL||Truck / Large SUV|
|$1059||February 10||Brentwood, NY||Tampa, FL||Car|
|$956||February 06||Brooklyn, NY||Tamarac, FL||Small or Midsize SUV / Crossover / Minivan|
|$1010||February 04||Brooklyn, NY||Fort Myers, FL||Car|
When you're shipping a car to or from New York, there are two areas of the state that will affect how much your transport will cost, and how long it will take to ship a car to or from New York. One area is the New York City metropolitan area that includes the five boroughs (The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island) and Long Island. The other area is Upstate New York, which is basically the rest of the state.
Auto transports in and out of the New York City metropolitan area will typically cost more because of the logistics of picking up or delivering a vehicle in such a congested and challenging metropolitan area, but the upside is that freight can move faster because that’s where most of the carriers are working in the state of New York.
The rest of the state of New York, Upstate New York, is made up of several subregions. Those subregions include Western New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Central New York, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Capital District, and Hudson Valley. Each of these regions in Upstate New York have their pros and cons when it comes to car shipping. Most areas along the interstates throughout NY state are relatively easy to ship in and out of and are your cheapest shipping options. Those areas include the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany. The southern areas of Hudson Valley (Poughkeepsie down to Yonkers) and North Country can be a little more challenging so transports in and out of these areas may take a day or two longer and may cost more.
Get an instant quote to find out what your New York auto transport will cost and how long it will take to ship!
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!
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