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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The availability rating to and from California is 8/10.
The average time from booking to pickup is 4-5 Days.
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J&S Transportation Auto Transport Reviews
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discovery, American Express, and debit cards. We do not accept check or cash.
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.