California Auto Transport Services

California Auto Transport Services

The easiest way to transport a car to or from California

California auto transport

Top Rated California Auto Transport Experts

When you need to transport a car to or from California, you need an experienced California auto transport company you can rely on. For over 30 years, RoadRunner Auto Transport has been providing safe and reliable California auto transport for both individual and business clients.

Direct Service To/From Any Location in California

Through our advanced network of over 14,000 carriers, we provide direct service to/from any residential or business location in California.

Instant Auto Transport Quote

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Carrier Availability

5 / 5

California has a carrier availability score of 5/5.

Availability Rating

Excellent

The availability rating to and from California is Excellent.

Average Pickup Time

1-3 Days

The average time from booking to pickup is 1-3 days.

Customer Reviews

California Car Shipping Routes

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Popular California Shipping Locations
We provide direct service to and from any location in California - above is a list of the most popular car shipping locations that we service.

"You can trust this company to provide excellent service and set your mind at ease with the delivery of your vehicle."

Trish A.

Miami, FL

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"Super professional and helpful from the very first call. Easy to book online and the rate was better than I expected."

Steven F.

Austin, TX

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"I called RoadRunner and was able to have my car picked up that same day and delivered over 500 miles away the next day!"

Joan B.

Boston, MA

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"I couldn't have been happier with the service provided by RoadRunner to transport my car from CA to NY"

Deborah B.

Long Beach, CA

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California auto transport company

Information About the State Of California

Nicknamed "the Golden State", California is located along the Pacific coast of the United States. It is bordered by Oregon to the north, by Nevada and Arizona to the west, and by Mexico to the south.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and its largest city is Los Angeles. California is the most populous state in the United States, with an estimated population of over 38 million. California is the third largest state by area in the country, with a total of 163,696 square miles (423,970 square kilometers).

California is divided into 58 counties and there are 481 incorporated cities and towns. There are five major metropolitan areas in California, around which most of the states population resides. These metropolitan areas are Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Riverside-San Bernadino, San Diego, and Sacramento.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the vehicle shipping process.


The cost of shipping a car to California depends on where the vehicle will be picked up and the time frame you intend to ship. Calculate your California auto transport quote instantly via our online quote calculator to get an accurate rate and carrier availability for your shipment.


Shipping a car to California is as easy as 1-2-3 when you ship with RoadRunner Auto Transport. Step 1 - Calculate your instant auto transport quote and select a convenient time for pickup. Step 2 - Your vehicle is picked up from your sepcified location, anywhere in the country. Step 3 - Your vehicle is delivered to your specified location in California.


Door-to-door car transport is the full service delivery of your vehicle directly from the door at the pickup location to the door at the delivery location. Our drivers do their best to get as close as physically and legally possible to the pickup and delivery locations, but in certain instances there may be restrictions preventing them from being able to safely reach your door. Our transporters need ample space to maneuver and load/unload your vehicle. If your street is too narrow, or if there are hazards such as low lining trees or power lines, drivers may ask that you meet them at a location nearby where they can safely load or unload your vehicle, such as a large parking lot or shopping center nearby.


Open transport is the most common car shipping method. There are two types of open-air transporters. Majority of shipments are be made with 8-10 car carriers. Smaller carriers which hold 2-3 cars are used for shorter more local moves. There is broader network of carrier availability for open-air carriers since they are used more often. We suggest choosing enclosed shipping methods when shipping classic, luxury or exotic vehicles. Enclosed transporters guarantee maximum protection from exposure to any open-air elements on the road. We suggest booking your enclosed transport in advance since there is limited carrier availability.


Yes, many of our business clients require service from salvage auctions and other types of auto auctions. Each auction will have different requirements to release a vehicle and we'll get all the necessary details from you at the time of booking. Please make sure the vehicle is fully paid and ready for release from the auction. Also be aware that if a vehicle is booked as operable but it turns out the vehicle is inoperable there will be additional cost and the original transporter may not be able to accommodate an inoperable vehicle.


The driver will get the car transporter as close to your door as he can legally and safely get. In most cases, the driver will be able to pickup and deliver directly at your door. Some cities may have restrictions on large trucks that prohibit them from driving into residential areas. Auto transport trucks are large and need lots of room to maneuver and turn around, so if access to the pickup or delivery location is restricted by narrow streets, low-hanging trees or tight turns, the driver may ask that you meet at a location nearby with a large parking lot, such as a grocery store.


All shipments include basic liabilty coverage during transit. Comprehensive insurance options are available for an elevated level of shipment coverage during transit. You will be able to select a level of coverage during the booking process. If you have further questions regarding insurance options give us a call.