California Auto Transport

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J&S Transportation has provided California Auto Transport services 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 deliver to or from any residential or business location in California, and we offer open or enclosed shipping options. See how much it will cost to ship a car to or from California by getting an instant quote today!

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 most friendly 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, it can sometimes make for a slightly more expensive and longer transport time.

While not directly along I-5, other “car shipping friendly” locations include Modesto and Fresno to the east of I-5, and San Jose, Fremont, and Oakland to the west of I-5 along the coast. Speaking of coastline locations, parts of San Francisco can be challenging so if you are shipping to or from the city you can expect to pay more.

The most challenging (i.e. more expensive and longer transport times) car shipping locations are going to be those locations that hug the coastline or are in or near the vast forested and mountainous areas of 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 up in a remote area up in the mountains or deep in a forested area, 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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Route Availability Rating

The availability rating to and from California is 8/10.

4-5 Days

Average Pickup Time

The average time from booking to pickup is 4-5 Days.

Shipping from
Garden Grove, California to Hanover, California
Van Nuys, California to Charleston, California
Stanford, California to Washington, California
San Jose, California to Mobile, California
Escondido, California to Omaha, California
Fresno, California to Anchorage, California
San Rafael, California to Charlotte, California
San Diego, California to Lewiston, California
Chula Vista, California to Camden, California
Soledad, California to Saucier, California
Shipping from California
California to New Hampshire
California to Nebraska
California to District Of Columbia
California to Vermont
California to West Virginia
California to Alabama
California to Alaska
California to Maine
California to Delaware
California to Mississippi
Shipping to
Rapid City, South Dakota to Escondido, South Dakota
South Royalton, Vermont to San Diego, Vermont
Wilson, Oklahoma to Port Hueneme, Oklahoma
Dover, Delaware to Vacaville, Delaware
Eddyville, Kentucky to Coronado, Kentucky
Anchorage, Alaska to Burbank, Alaska
Nitro, West Virginia to Belmont, West Virginia
Laconia, New Hampshire to Laguna Beach, New Hampshire
Marion, Indiana to Plumas Lake, Indiana
East Grand Forks, Minnesota to San Marcos, Minnesota
Shipping to California
Vermont to California
Oklahoma to California
Kentucky to California
Alaska to California
Delaware to California
West Virginia to California
South Dakota to California
New Hampshire to California
Indiana to California
Minnesota to California

Latest Instant Quotes for California Auto Transport

Quote Date Pickup Delivery Vehicle type
$5436 August 07 Los Angeles, CA Fairbanks, AK Truck / Large SUV
$1030 August 02 Houston, TX Los Angeles, CA Small or Midsize SUV / Crossover / Minivan
$1030 July 29 Houston, TX Los Angeles, CA Small or Midsize SUV / Crossover / Minivan
$2006 July 28 San Francisco, CA Schenectady, NY Car
$1958 July 19 Stockton, CA Athens, GA Small or Midsize SUV / Crossover / Minivan
$1612 July 09 Cypress, TX Santa Clarita, CA Car
$1494 June 29 Austin, TX Glendora, CA Car
$830 June 28 Portland, OR Moreno Valley, CA Car
$2005 June 23 Burlingame, CA Medford, MA Small or Midsize SUV / Crossover / Minivan
$992 June 21 Houston, TX Los Angeles, CA Car

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What Our California Customers Say

J&S Transportation Auto Transport Reviews

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

David W, California

This was a seamless and easy process, from the initial quote to the quick response from Brenda, and door-to-door pick up and delivery.  Our daughter's car arrived in perfect condition.  I would not hesitate to use J&S Transport for any future car shipments.  Thank you all! 

Denise C, California

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

Joseph B, California

Service was wonderful and the driver was very nice.  Next time I need to move a car, I will choose J&S Transportation again!

Liping H, California

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Deliver Your Vehicle as Safely and Quickly as Possible!

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

Example: If the distance is 1700 miles and you divide by 500, you get 3.4, or approximately 3 1/2 days for delivery.

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

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

It will depend on the specific location the vehicle will be shipped to or from 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 to or from California by getting an instant quote on our website, or by calling us at (800) 656-7638.


Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions

How do I ship my car to or from California?

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 California?

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.

Will my vehicle be covered by insurance during the transport?

Yes! As a car carrier and licensed auto transport broker we provide liability and cargo insurance to cover your vehicle while it is being transported. However, you MUST have your personal vehicle insurance in place because we don’t cover Acts of God. Read our article about auto transport insurance for more details.