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Shipping a car from North Carolina to California

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

How long does it take to ship a car from North Carolina to California?

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 North Carolina to California.

Example: The total distance from Charlotte, NC to Los Angeles, CA is 2,411 miles. If you divide that by 500, you get 4.8, or approximately 5 days for delivery.

We provide the estimated delivery times for your specific North Carolina to California route when you get an instant quote.

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How much does it cost to ship a car from North Carolina to California?

It will depend on the specific pick up location in North Carolina and the delivery location in California. 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 North Carolina to California 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 North Carolina to California 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 North Carolina to California is 9/10.

2,411 Miles

Approximate Distance

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

5-6 Days

Estimated Transit Time

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

How Does Shipping a Car
from North Carolina to California 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 Auto Transport Reviews

My care was delivered as you promised. I couldn\'t ask for more. Thanks!

Chris P, North Carolina

Everything went very well. The driver was very professional and his estimated time of arrival was spot on!

Marty H, North Carolina

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

David W, North Carolina

Everything was amazing! My experience with J&S Transportation went very smooth and they you made it super easy and quick. Thank you!

Jenny G, North Carolina

Most Recent North Carolina to California Auto Transport Quotes

Quote Date Pickup Delivery Vehicle type
$2210 February 26 Greensboro, NC Orange, CA Car
$1300 February 20 Greensboro, NC Orange, CA Car
$1608 February 14 Durham, NC Poway, CA Car
$1608 February 12 Durham, NC Poway, CA Car
$1672 February 10 Asheville, NC Sacramento, CA Car
$1645 February 06 Salisbury, NC San Francisco, CA Compact SUV / Crossover
$2110 February 04 Morganton, NC Danville, CA Fullsize Truck
$1822 February 03 Hampstead, NC Petaluma, CA Car
$1578 January 23 Raleigh, NC San Diego, CA Compact SUV / Crossover
$1727 January 20 Raleigh, NC Chico, CA Compact SUV / Crossover

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North Carolina Auto Transport

There has always been a lot of car shipping to and from North Carolina given its large college population, but there is even more car shipping to and from the state because of the growing desire for families, professionals, and retirees wanting to move to the state. North Carolina isn't alone as all the states in the southeast such as South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida are seeing an increase in car shipping demand.

There are several "friendly" car shipping locations in North Carolina given the number of interstates in the state. For the most part, if you are shipping a car to and from a location that is on or near the interstates, you'll be good to go, especially if those locations are larger cities.

The most friendly car shipping locations in North Carolina are Charlotte in the west/southwest along I-77 and I-85, and the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill near the center of the state along I-40 and I-85. These are the largest population centers in the state with large college populations so there is no shortage of car carriers going to and from these cities.

Other friendly car shipping locations in North Carolina include those cities along I-40, from Asheville in the west, to Winston-Salem and Greensboro in the north central part of the state. Winston-Salem and Greensboro are particularly popular hot spots for car carriers given the population in these areas and the additional trucking corridors in the area, the I-74 and I-73 interstates.

Another friendly car shipping location in the state is Fort Bragg and Fayetteville in the south-central part of the state along I-295 and I-95.

The most challenging car shipping locations in the state are along the East Coast, from Elizabeth City on the northeast coast to Wilmington on the southeast coast. Car carriers don't travel along the coast on a regular basis so shipping cars to and from these locations can take additional time and money to complete.

Other challenging car shipping locations include those locations along the northern border of North Carolina. It's a huge "dead zone" for car carriers as it's located directly south of rural Virginia with no interstates for miles!

To find out what it currently costs to ship a car to or from North Carolina, get an instant quote online or call us at (800) 656-7638.

California Auto Transport

When shipping a car to or from California, I-5 is your friend. That is the main trucking artery in the state. The bulk of all auto transports are up and down the I-5. The closer your pick up and delivery locations are to I-5, the quicker and cheaper your transport will be. The friendliest shipping locations in the state are Sacramento in the north and Los Angeles in the south and any location along the I-5 in between those two cities. San Diego isn’t bad either but given its extreme southern location on I-5, it can sometimes make for a slightly more expensive and longer transport time than those cities further north along I-5.

Other friendly car shipping locations in California include those cities along CA-99, which runs parallel to I-5 and is east of I-5. Those cities would include Chico in the north, down to Yuba City, Modesto, Fresno, and Bakersfield in the south.

Finally, San Jose and the cities along US-101 down to Los Angeles round out the friendly car shipping locations in California.

Now let’s look at the challenging car shipping locations in California. These are locations that will most certainly cost more to ship cars to and from, and where auto transports will take more time to complete.

First up is San Francisco. This isn’t the most challenging location, but it’s certainly not one of the easiest cities to ship cars to or from in California. San Francisco is very time consuming and expensive for car carriers to service. Toll bridges to and from the city are expensive and San Francisco has the highest gas prices in the country. There are also many streets in the city that are restricted to smaller vehicles. All of this makes San Francisco the most unfriendly metro areas west of the Mississippi for car carriers. Be prepared to pay a premium to ship a car to or from San Francisco!

Speaking of the bay area, while San Francisco is challenging, the cities of Oakland, San Leandro, and Fremont aren’t too bad because car carriers don’t have to deal with toll bridges and road restrictions.

The most challenging car shipping locations are going to be those locations that hug the coastline along CA-1 or those locations along US-101 north of San Francisco, those locations in or near the vast forested and mountainous areas of California, and those locations north of Chico that aren’t along I-5 (far northern California).

While we are a door-to-door auto transport company, we have our limitations. There are just some locations trucks can’t get to. If you live in a remote area up in the mountains or deep in a forested area, or if you are shipping to or from one of those restricted streets in San Francisco, you’ll likely have to meet a driver somewhere along a major highway or interstate near your location.

The other challenging aspect of car shipping to or from California is the price of gas in the state. Even in the best economic times the price of gas in California is almost always the highest in the country. Carriers have to make a living so they don't eat those increased costs. They pass them along to you the consumer! As a result, all things being equal, auto transports in and out of California are going to be higher just because of the price of gas in the state so be prepared for that.

To find out what your California auto transport is going to cost and how long it's going to take, get an instant quote on our website or call us (800) 656-7638.

FAQ

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How do I ship my car to or from North Carolina?

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 North Carolina?

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.