This is what we consider when calculating your shipping rate:
The mileage between the origin and destination is the biggest factor that contributes to your total rate.
The type of vehicle being shipped will determine how much space is required on the transporter.
The date of your desired relocation will determine the amount of available truck space at that time.
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As of March 2023, the nationwide average cost to ship a car is $1,210. This is based on thousands of successful shipments, where the median distance was 968 miles and the median shipping cost per mile was $1.25.
Here are some example car shipping costs for popular transport routes:
The overall cost of your transport will primarily depend on the overall distance and pick up and delivery locations. However, there are several other factors that can lead to a higher or lower price. Our instant car shipping calculator, based on mathematical models that ingest large amounts of historical data , can help you to plan your move by getting a highly accurate quote today.
Car shipping costs are calculated based on several factors: distance, vehicle type and size, transport type, pick-up and delivery locations, time of year, current fuel prices, and speed of delivery.
Longer distances, larger vehicles, and enclosed transport typically result in higher costs. Rural or hard-to-reach locations can also increase prices.
Costs may fluctuate depending on the time of year and fuel prices. Expedited shipping services are available for faster delivery but come at a higher cost.
Our car shipping specialists are always available to discuss which factors matter most to you for your particular car transport with the goal of getting you the best value through the process.
Enclosed Car ShippingEnclosed car shipping is a premium transportation method for vehicles, offering superior protection against external elements. This method involves transporting cars inside a fully enclosed trailer, safeguarding them from weather, road debris, and dirt. It's particularly favored for high-value, luxury, antique, or exotic cars where extra care is essential. While more expensive than open car transport, the benefits justify the cost for those who value the utmost care for their vehicles.
Open Car ShippingOpen car shipping is the most common and economical option for transporting vehicles over long distances. In this method, cars are loaded onto an open trailer, exposed to the elements, similar to how new cars are delivered to dealerships. This cost-effective approach is typically around less expensive than enclosed car shipping. While the vehicles are exposed to weather and road conditions, modern carriers are designed to ensure safety and minimize the risk of damage. Open car shipping is a practical choice for standard vehicles and those not requiring special protection.
Prepare your car for safe transport is an essential step to ensure its protection during
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Open carrier transporters are the most common carrier on the road and provide the most flexible options for pickup and delivery.
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