California to Illinois Car Shipping

California to Illinois Car Shipping

The easiest way to ship a car from California to Illinois

California to Illinois Car Shipping Experts

When you need to ship a car from California to Illinois, you need car shipping experts you can rely on. Through our advanced network of over 14,000 open and enclosed auto transporters nationwide, we can provide you with a safe and reliable way to ship a car from California to Illinois.

Pickup Anywhere in California Delivery Anywhere in Illinois

We provide direct door-to-door car shipping service from any residential or business location in California to any location in Illinois.

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California to Illinois Car Shipping Experts

When you need to ship a car from California to Illinois, you need car shipping experts you can rely on. Through our advanced network of over 14,000 open and enclosed auto transporters nationwide, we can provide you with a safe and reliable way to ship a car from California to Illinois.

Pickup Anywhere in California Delivery Anywhere in Illinois

We provide direct door-to-door car shipping service from any residential or business location in California to any location in Illinois.

Route Availability

10 / 10

Based on recent dispatch reports, the carrier availability rating from California to Illinois is 10/10.

Approximate Distance

2,100 miles

When determining approximate distance, the center point for each state is used to get an estimated mileage between locations.

Estimated Transit Time

4 - 6 days

Standard carriers typically travel around 500 miles per day - expedited services may be available to reduce transit time.

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RoadRunner Makes Shipping a Car From California to Illinois as Easy as 1-2-3!

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San Antonio, TX

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Boston, MA

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Los Angeles, CA

Shipping from 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.

California to Illinois Car Shipping
Car Shipping California to Illinois

Shipping to the State Of Illinois

Illinois is the fifth most populous and twenty-fifth largest state in the entire United States. The state is a major transportation hub, boasting major US cities like Chicago and Springfield. Illinois shares borders with Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin.

The capital of Illinois is Springfield, and its largest city is Chicago, which is the third most populous city in the United States. Illinois has a total population of almost 13 million, and an area of about 57,914 square miles (149,998 square kilometers).

Frequently Asked Questions

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


The cost of shipping a car from California to Illinois depends on the type of vehicle you are shipping and the timeframe you intend to ship. Calculate your California to Illinois car shipping quote instantly via our online quote calculator to get an accurate rate for your transport.


The estimated transit time from California to Illinois is 4 - 6 days. The approximate distance for this route is around 2,100 miles. Standard carriers typically travel an average of 500 miles per day. Expedited service is also available for shipments that require quicker delivery.


Shipping a car from California to Illinois with RoadRunner is as easy as 1-2-3. 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 in California. Step 3 - Your vehicle is delivered to your specified location in Illinois.


Make sure your car has been completely clean, both inside and outside. This is particularlly important because this will help the driver conduct their inspection in order to assess any pre-existing damage on your vehicle. You will also want to make there are no additional personal items in the vehicle unless you intend to ship those with the vehicle (remember those items must total less than 75 pounds combined and kept below the window-line of the vehicle). Be sure to inform the driver of any special circumstances concerning the vehicle. Finally, make sure there is a quarter tank of gas in the car at the time it is picked up for shipment.


Yes, we can ship cars that aren't running, also known as inoperable vehicles, for an additional fee. The delivery time will likely take slightly longer than normal because we will need to find a driver willing to load the inoperable car.


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.


We offer open car shipping and enclosed car shipping services.