Michigan to California Car Shipping

Michigan to California Car Shipping

The easiest way to ship a car from Michigan to California

Michigan to California Car Shipping Experts

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

Pickup Anywhere in Michigan Delivery Anywhere in California

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

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Michigan to California Car Shipping Experts

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

Pickup Anywhere in Michigan Delivery Anywhere in California

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

Route Availability

9 / 10

Based on recent dispatch reports, the carrier availability rating from Michigan to California is 9/10.

Approximate Distance

2,500 miles

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

Estimated Transit Time

5 - 7 days

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

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Shipping from the State Of Michigan

Michigan is situated in the northeastern United States. Michigan shares water borders with Michigan and Wisconsin across Lake Michigan, and land boundaries with Ohio and Indiana. Michigan is politically subdivided into 83 counties, each of which is administered by a county seat. The counties of Michigan are further divided into cities.

Michigan is easily reachable by car, train, or airplane. Interstate 75 and Interstate 69 join northern Michigan with the southern part of the state. Eastern Michigan is connected to the western part by Interstate 96, Interstate 94, and Interstate 196. The railway in Michigan help in the easy accessibility around the state, and the passenger train is often the cheapest and comfortable mode of transportation around Michigan.

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


The estimated transit time from Michigan to California is 5 - 7 days. The approximate distance for this route is around 2,500 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 Michigan 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 Michigan. Step 3 - Your vehicle is delivered to your specified location in California.


No, we just need the vehicle and keys.


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 accept all major credit cards, electronic transfer, postal money order, and bank/certified check for the deposit or full pre-payment of your shipment. If a balance is due upon delivery, it can be paid directly to the driver and can be paid in either cash, bank/certified check, or postal money order.


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.