Illinois to California Car Shipping

Illinois to California Car Shipping

The easiest way to ship a car from Illinois to California

Illinois to California Car Shipping Experts

When you need to ship a car from Illinois to California, 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 Illinois to California.

Pickup Anywhere in Illinois Delivery Anywhere in California

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

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Illinois to California Car Shipping Experts

When you need to ship a car from Illinois to California, 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 Illinois to California.

Pickup Anywhere in Illinois Delivery Anywhere in California

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

Route Availability

10 / 10

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

Approximate Distance

2,100 miles

The center of each state is used to approximate mileage between locations.

Estimated Transit Time

4 - 6 days

Estimated transit times are based on carriers traveling up to 500 miles per day.

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

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Getting a quote is easy with our online quote form, enter your origin and destination, select the dates you want to ship, and book your reservation online or by phone!

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Los Angeles, CA

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Shipping from 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).

Illinois to California Car Shipping
Car Shipping Illinois to California

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


The estimated transit time from Illinois to California 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 Illinois to California 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 Illinois. Step 3 - Your vehicle is delivered to your specified location in California.


You should have about a quarter of a tank of gas in your car at the time of shipment. This leaves enough for the car to be loaded and unloaded but doesn't add much additional weight.


Yes, there must be someone present to release and accept the vehicle, provide keys to the driver and sign the initial and final inspection reports. This person can be anyone over the age of 18 that you trust with releasing or accepting your vehicle.


To get a quote for shipping your vehicle, you can either use our instant online car shipping quote calculator above or you can call (888) 422-7584 to receive a quote from one of our car transport pricing specialists. In order for us to calculate your quote we will need to know the location you are shipping from and to, the type of vehicle you would like to ship, and the date your vehicle will be ready.


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.