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.

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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.

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.

"Save time looking and just call Roadrunner Auto Transport - they truly helped make my move easier!"

Trish A.

Miami, FL

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"Very easy to book and great with answering my questions. The shipping agent I spoke with was very friendly and helpful."

Susan K.

Dallas, TX

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"The RoadRunner agent we spoke with answered all of our questions and kept us in the loop throughout the shipment."

Christopher G.

Cincinnati, OH

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"We have used RoadRunner Auto Transport two times. Both times, the experience was nothing less than stellar."

Kate K.

San Diego, CA

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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.


We offer open car shipping and enclosed car shipping services. Open car shipping is used much more frequently and is the type of auto transport that you see on the highway where carriers are hauling vehicles on two decks that are exposed. Enclosed car shipping is when your vehicle is shipped in a trailer which has walls and a roof, they look like a larger version of a regular eighteen-wheeler. This method is recommended for luxury, exotic or classic cars.


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.


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.


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.


RoadRunner Auto Transport specializes in shipping all types of vehicles such as sedans, SUVs, pickup trucks, minivans, oversized vehicles, antiques, classic cars, motorcycles, construction vehicles, inoperable cars and boats. If you are not sure whether or not we can ship your vehicle, you can give us a call to find out what we can do for you.