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Shipping a car from Pennsylvania to California

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

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

Example: The total distance from Philadelphia, PA to Los Angeles, CA is 2,759 miles. If you divide that by 500, you get 5.5, or approximately 6 days for delivery.

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

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

It will depend on the specific pick up location in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania to California is 9/10.

2,759 Miles

Approximate Distance

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

6-7 Days

Estimated Transit Time

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

How Does Shipping a Car
from Pennsylvania 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 Vehicle Shipping Reviews

My auto transport went great. Fast and courteous service. Thank you!

Ron W, California

My auto transport went great. Fast and courteous service. Thank you!

Ron W, Pennsylvania

I thought the process went well and my car arrived safely. I liked all the easy-to-read information too. Thank you for this service!

Margaret S, Pennsylvania

I thought the process went well and my car arrived safely. I liked all the easy-to-read information too. Thank you for this service!

Margaret S, Pennsylvania

Most Recent Pennsylvania to California Vehicle Shipping Quotes

Quote Date Pickup Delivery Vehicle type
$1400 February 15 Pittsburgh, PA Los Angeles, CA Car
$1718 February 03 Reading, PA Indio, CA Midsize SUV / Minivan
$1450 February 02 Philadelphia, PA Northridge, CA Car
$1876 January 24 Altoona, PA Antioch, CA Midsize SUV / Minivan
$1410 January 23 Trooper, PA Long Beach, CA Compact SUV / Crossover
$1812 January 21 Allentown, PA Mountain View, CA Compact SUV / Crossover
$1518 January 20 King of Prussia, PA Los Angeles, CA Midsize SUV / Minivan
$1625 January 19 Churchville, PA Oceanside, CA Midsize SUV / Minivan
$1682 January 13 Harrisburg, PA San Francisco, CA Compact SUV / Crossover
$1707 January 11 Johnstown, PA Modesto, CA Car

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Pennsylvania Vehicle Shipping

We do our fair share of Pennsylvania auto transports. There are some ideal car shipping locations in the state and there are some less-than-ideal locations. Let’s look at the best car shipping locations in Pennsylvania first.

Without question, Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs is the best car shipping location in Pennsylvania. With a metro population over 6.2 million people, and conveniently served by three interstates (I-476, I-76, and I-95), it is an ideal location for a car carrier to ship cars to or from. Philadelphia also has proximity to some solid New Jersey locations just across the Delaware River so that adds to its allure for car carriers as well.

The next best car shipping location in Pennsylvania is Allentown, which is located about 64 miles north of Pennsylvania. Allentown is another decent sized city with a metro area population of around 865,000 people. It’s also served by a couple key interstates, I-476 and I-78. Whenever you have a decent size metropolitan area with a couple interstates passing through it, you’re going to have plenty of car carriers to choose from.

Another good car shipping location is Scranton, located further north of Allentown. The population of the Scranton metro area is around 562,000 people and is served by multiple interstates as well. Those interstates include I-81, I-476, and I-380.

Finally, the city of Pittsburgh can be a decent car shipping location (but not always). What can make Pittsburgh challenging at times is its geographical location in the state. It's not along any commonly travelled north/south or west/east trucking route. It's sort of "off the beaten path" of common shipping routes. Still, though, it is a large metropolitan area so it has plenty of car carrier activity and is a common car shipping location in the state.

Now let’s look at the more challenging locations to ship cars to or from Pennsylvania. Those locations in the northern section of the state, particularly those locations in or near the forests of northern Pennsylvania, are going to challenging. Those forest areas include the Allegheny National Forest, Susquehannock State Forest, and Sproul State Forest. These are areas that car carriers aren't travelling to on a regular basis so these transports take more time and more money to complete.

If you want to know what it will cost to ship a car to or from Pennsylvania, 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 Vehicle Shipping

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 Pennsylvania?

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 Pennsylvania?

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.