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Shipping a car from Ohio to California

Are you looking for a Ohio to California Auto Transport company? Look no further than J&S Transportation. We've been shipping vehicles from Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio to California by getting an instant quote today!

How long does it take to ship a car from Ohio 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 Ohio to California.

Example: The total distance from Columbus, OH to Los Angeles, CA is 2,243 miles. If you divide that by 500, you get 4.5, or approximately 5 days for delivery.

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

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

It will depend on the specific pick up location in Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio to California to give you an idea of what it will cost.

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9/10

Route Availability

Based on recent dispatch reports, the carrier availability rating from Ohio to California is 9/10.

2,243 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 Ohio 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

Everything went great. The driver was a great guy. I appreciate the service. Thank you!

Joseph B, California

The driver was great! He called or texted updates along the way. He even gave me a time when he would arrive that was accurate. Thanks for making the transport process so easy!

Justin S, California

Excellent! Smooth great communication!

Terri H, Ohio

I think it was a great job. Picked up as promised despite horrible storms. Delivered just 72 hours after pick up. Drivers on both end communicated well especially the pick up driver. Thank you!

Bob F, Ohio

Most Recent Ohio to California Auto Transport Quotes

Quote Date Pickup Delivery Vehicle type
$1315 July 14 Canal Winchester, OH Rowland Heights, CA Car
$1312 July 04 Cincinnati, OH Los Angeles, CA Car
$1356 July 03 Garfield Heights, OH Los Angeles, CA Compact SUV / Crossover
$1286 June 26 New Rome, OH Suisun City, CA Car
$1364 June 26 Twinsburg, OH San Jose, CA Car
$1379 June 23 Dayton, OH San Diego, CA Car
$1312 June 20 Mason, OH Los Angeles, CA Car
$1315 June 09 Columbus, OH El Segundo, CA Car
$1420 June 05 SUGARCRK TWP, OH Elk Grove, CA Car
$1500 June 03 Shaker Heights, OH Thousand Oaks, CA Midsize SUV / Minivan

Our goal is to deliver your vehicle
as safely and quickly as possible

Ohio Auto Transport

Ohio auto transports are fairly common for us. Some locations are better than others when it comes to shipping cars to or from Ohio. Let’s start by taking a look at the best car shipping locations in Ohio.

I-90 is a well-travelled west/east trucking lane that cuts across near the northern border of Ohio. This popular interstate connects the northeast states of Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire with the pacific northwest states of Idaho and Washington. Any location along or near I-90 is going to be your best options. Those locations would include the cities of Cleveland, Akron, and Toledo. These are going to be your best car shipping locations in Ohio.

The next best car shipping location in Ohio is Columbus. With its central location in the state and two interstates passing through it, I-70 and I-71, it is a popular stop for car carriers.

Finally, Cincinnati in far southwest Ohio, can be a good car shipping location depending on the car shipping location on the other end of the transport.

Those most difficult car shipping locations are in south central and southeast Ohio. If you look at a map of Ohio you’ll notice two things about these areas. They aren’t served by interstates, and they are dominated by the Wayne National Forest. As a result, these are areas in Ohio that car carriers aren’t travelling to or from regularly. You’ll pay more and it may take more time for transports going to or from these areas.

To find out how much it will cost to ship a car to or from Ohio, and how long it will take to complete, get an instant quote online or call us at (800) 656-7638.

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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

Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions

How do I ship my car to or from Ohio?

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 Ohio?

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.