California Car Shipping Services

California Car Shipping Services

The easiest way to ship a car to or from California

California car shipping

Top Rated California Car Shipping Experts

When you need to ship a car to or from California, you need an experienced California car shipping company you can rely on. For over 30 years, RoadRunner Auto Transport has been providing safe and reliable California car shipping 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 Car Shipping Quote

Calculate your car shipping rate instantly!

1Origin & Destination
2Vehicle Details
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3Shipment Details
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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

Select a route below for more information about shipping along that route:

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.

"5 star service! I would recommend RoadRunner to anyone looking for professional shipping service at a fair price."

Ian C.

Jacksonville, FL

"When I bought a car out of state I was unsure what to expect with the shipping. RoadRunner made everything so easy!"

Jenna D.

Lufkin, TX

"Out of all the car shipping companies we spoke with, RoadRunner was the most professional and knowledgable."

Corey L.

Boston, MA

"From the time of quote to the pick up of my vehicle and the delivery there was a very good communication."

Andres M.

Oakland, CA

California car shipping 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 car shipping 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 car shipping 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.


When determining your car shipping cost, there are a few factors that we take into account in order to provide you with an accurate price quote. The mileage between the origin and destination is the biggest factor that contributes to your total rate. In addition to the distance of your relocation, another factor is the type and condition of the vehicle being shipped. The final factor is the date that your vehicle will be ready for transport. There are also additional options, such as enclosed carrier and top-load service that can be added to your shipment at the time of booking for a higher level of service.


Yes, we can ship vehicles that are in non-running/inoperable condition. When inoperable cars are shipped, a special auto carrier is required that makes use of a winch which is connected to your car and slowly and safely pulls your vehicle onto the carrier. There is an additional fee for inpoerable vehicles because of the special equipment and extra work involved with securing the vehicle onto the transporter. You can select the inoperable option on the online booking form or inform your shipping agent if you make your reservation by phone so that the proper arrangements can be made to accomodate a non-running vehicle.


You may ship personal belongings inside of your car, the total weight of these items cannot be more than a hundred pounds and has to be left in the trunk or back seats (under the window line). Please note that personal belonging are not covered under insurance if they are reported as damaged or missing.


Top load service is when your car is placed on the higher deck or level of an open auto transport trailer. This is considered to be preferable to the bottom load because the cars on the lower deck are at risk of possibly having fluid from the cars above leak on them.


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.