Oregon and northern California are in our primary car shipping region where are own trucks regularly travel between the two states to ship cars. We also have strong relationships with car carriers that regularly ship cars from Oregon to California for our customers.
Most of the car shipments from Oregon to California originate from the three cities in Oregon that are along I-5, which are Portland, Salem, and Eugene. I-5 is a primary trucking corridor between these two states so car carriers are regularly traveling up and down it all year long. The most common delivery areas in California are the main car shipping locations of Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Fresno, and Los Angeles. We also ship to San Diego occasionally but not as often as the other main cities in California.
Most car shipments from Oregon to California can be completed in 2-3 days. The distance from Portland, OR to Fresno, CA is only 749 miles, and a vehicle on this route can usually be delivered in two days once it is picked up. If that same vehicle had to be delivered all the way south to San Diego, CA, it’s still only about 1,082 miles, or roughly 3 days to deliver once picked up.
As a door-to-door auto transporter, we can ship a car from any location in Oregon to any location in California. If you want to know how much it will cost to ship a car from Oregon to California, 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 Oregon to California.
Example: The total distance from Portland, OR to Fresno, CA is 749 miles. If you divide that by 500, you get 1.5, or approximately 2 days for delivery.
We provide the estimated delivery times for your specific Oregon to California route when you get an instant quote.
It will depend on the specific pick up location in Oregon 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 Oregon 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 Oregon to California to give you an idea of what it will cost.
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Based on recent dispatch reports, the carrier availability rating from Oregon to California 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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The population of Oregon is mostly concentrated in western Oregon in the Willamette Valley, which stretches along I-5 from Eugene in the south up through Salem and into Portland in the north. Those are your best cities to ship cars to and from in Oregon. Grants Pass and Medford located in southwestern Oregon on I-5 are great car shipping locations as well. Carriers are constantly going up and down I-5 so anything along that interstate is going to make for a relatively easy and painless auto transport relative to any other location in the state.
Redmond and Bend, located almost in the center of Oregon, are very popular car shipping locations but transports there are actually very difficult (i.e. usually requires more money and more time to complete the transport). It’s a difficult area because it’s surrounded by forests, is along a mountain range, and isn’t directly connected to any interstates.
Another challenging car shipping area in Oregon is anywhere along the Pacific coast, along Highway 101. Any auto transport to or from this area will usually require the most money and the most time to complete. If you look at a map closely, you’ll understand why. Everything along Highway 101 is completely isolated from the rest of the state of Oregon. There is nothing but forests in between Highway 101 and I-5, and there are few roads connecting Highway 101 to I-5. Carriers are not serving anything along Highway 101 on a regular basis so those transports always require carriers to go out of their way just to complete a single transport.
To find out how much it will cost to ship a car to or from Oregon, get an instant quote online or call us at (800) 656-7638.
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.
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