Iowa to California Car Shipping

Iowa to California Car Shipping

The easiest way to ship a car from Iowa to California

Iowa to California Car Shipping Experts

When you need to ship a car from Iowa 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 Iowa to California.

Pickup Anywhere in Iowa Delivery Anywhere in California

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

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Iowa to California Car Shipping Experts

When you need to ship a car from Iowa 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 Iowa to California.

Pickup Anywhere in Iowa Delivery Anywhere in California

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

Route Availability

8 / 10

Based on recent dispatch reports, the carrier availability rating from Iowa to California is 8/10.

Approximate Distance

1,900 miles

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

Estimated Transit Time

3 - 5 days

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

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Shipping from the State Of Iowa

IA is the 26th biggest state in the United States. The state of Iowa is known for its delicious cuisines, welcoming nature of the residents, and its blend of urban and rural tradition. The capital of IA is Des Moines and it is also the biggest city of the state. There are many hotels in Iowa to suit the needs of vacationers. The main airport of IA is Des Moines International Airport.

Iowa is the 29th state of the United States. It is frequently called as the "American Heartland". The capital and biggest city of IA is Des Moines and the state covers a total land area of 56,272 sq miles. It has common boundaries with Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois, South Dakota, and Nebraska.

If you want to know vividly about the Hawkeye State, then an Iowa Map will work as an indispensable tool for you. The state of Iowa is popular for its blend of country and metropolitan lifestyle. The capital and largest city is Des Moines.

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


The estimated transit time from Iowa to California is 3 - 5 days. The approximate distance for this route is around 1,900 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 Iowa 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 Iowa. Step 3 - Your vehicle is delivered to your specified location in California.


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.


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.


Yes, however any vehicle with clearance lower than 4 inches will likely need to be shipped on an enclosed trailer with a lift gate. Low-clearance vehicles simply cannot be driven onto an open trailer because the car would risk bottoming out while being loaded onto the carrier.