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Shipping a car from Tennessee to California

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

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

Example: The total distance from Nashville, TN to Los Angeles, CA is 2,004 miles. If you divide that by 500, you get 4, or approximately 4 days for delivery.

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

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

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

2,004 Miles

Approximate Distance

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

4-5 Days

Estimated Transit Time

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

How Does Shipping a Car
from Tennessee 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

We had a great experience working with J&S Transportation! Your driver was really nice and we appreciate the professionalism by all.

Michael R, California

The delivery of our vehicle went great, setup and payment was easy, and the delivery driver was friendly and helpful. We will definitely use J&S if we a vehicle shipped in the future. Thank you!

Justin T, California

You all did a fantastic job! My whole experience from start to finish with your company was nothing, but top notch!

Christie A, California

The entire process was very well communicated, timelines adhered to, the cost was incredibly fair, and the expedience of the delivery was most certainly appreciated. Not to mention the automobile arrived in pristine shape and appeared to have been cared for and rigged up securely for the transit. Overall it was a VERY pleasant experience and I’d definitely recommend your service to others.

Rory M, Tennessee

Most Recent Tennessee to California Auto Transport Quotes

Quote Date Pickup Delivery Vehicle type
$1637 April 10 Bristol, TN San Mateo, CA Car
$1326 March 31 Nashville, TN San Diego, CA Car
$1300 March 26 Alcoa, TN Los Angeles, CA Car
$1320 March 22 Alcoa, TN Bakersfield, CA Car
$1629 March 19 Alcoa, TN Gilroy, CA Car
$1637 March 07 Bristol, TN San Mateo, CA Car
$1300 March 04 Nashville, TN Beverly Hills, CA Car
$1351 March 02 Chattanooga, TN Costa Mesa, CA Car
$1369 February 27 Spring Hill, TN Cupertino, CA Car
$1300 February 22 Antioch, TN South Gate, CA Car

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

Tennessee Auto Transport

We ship cars to and from Tennessee a lot these days given the popularity of the state. It seems like everyone wants to live in Tennessee and other states in the Southeast such as Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. Like every state, there are good and challenging car shipping locations. Let's take a look at the best car shipping locations in Tennessee first.

The best car shipping locations in the state are those locations along I-40 with Nashville and Memphis being the best locations.

The next best car shipping locations in Tennessee would be along I-75 in the East, with Knoxville and Chattanooga being the best locations.

Johnson City in the far northeast corner of Tennessee can also be a good car shipping location. We've found that car carriers are usually fine going to and from Johnson City (but not always).

The more challenging car shipping locations in Tennessee are going to be those locations off the two main interstates, I-40 and I-75. Locations in the northwest and southwest areas of Tennessee that are far from I-40 are challenging. Cities like Martin, Paris, and Milan in the northwest, and cities like Shelbyville, Fayetteville, Lawrenceburg, Hohenwald, and Savannah in the south/south west are challenging.

If you want to know what it currently costs to ship a car to or from Tennessee, 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 Tennessee?

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 Tennessee?

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.