When you need to transport a car from Texas to California, you need auto transport 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 transport a car from Texas to California.
We provide direct door-to-door auto transport service from any residential or business location in Texas to any location in California.
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Based on recent dispatch reports, the carrier availability rating from Texas to California is 10/10.
When determining approximate distance, the center point for each state is used to get an estimated mileage between locations.
Estimated Transit Time
3 - 5 days
Standard carriers typically travel around 500 miles per day - expedited services may be available to reduce transit time.
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!
“I shipped my son's vehicle from TX to CA and not only did it arrive within a timely manner, the communication was great during the entire process.”
Douglas H.San Francisco, CA
“RoadRunner did a great job connecting me with an awesome driver when I needed to ship my car from Texas to California. I definitely recommend RoadRunner!”
Nicole A.San Jose, CA
“Super quick response time - called on a Wednesday and my car was picked up that Friday. Shipped from Texas to California on time with no issues! ”
Steven D.Austin, TX
"I would definitely use RoadRunner Auto Transport again without a doubt. Excellent overall service from start to finish."
"Very easy to book and great with answering my questions. The shipping agent I spoke with was very friendly and helpful."
"Out of all the car shipping companies we spoke with, RoadRunner was the most professional and knowledgable."
"We have used RoadRunner Auto Transport two times. Both times, the experience was nothing less than stellar."
San Diego, CA
Texas is the second most populated state in the US. It is also the second largest state in the U.S. It is situated in the South Central part of the United States. It shares a border with Mexico to the south and the US states of New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. It's total area is 268,820 square miles (696,200 sq km). The state has 10 climatic regions, 14 different types of soil regions, and 11 distinct ecological regions. Its classification into different types of regions is thus tricky. One system of classification into the Gulf Coastal Plains, Interior Lowlands, Great Plains, and Basin and Range Province.
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.
Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the vehicle shipping process.
How much is it to transport a car from Texas to California?
The cost of shipping a car from Texas to California depends on the type of vehicle you are shipping and the timeframe you intend to ship. Calculate your Texas to California auto transport quote instantly via our online quote calculator to get an accurate rate for your transport.
How long does it take to transport a car from Texas to California?
The estimated transit time from Texas to California is 3 - 5 days. The approximate distance for this route is around 1,600 miles. Standard carriers typically travel an average of 500 miles per day. Expedited service is also available for shipments that require quicker delivery.
How do I ship my car from Texas to California?
Shipping a car from Texas to California with RoadRunner is as easy as 1-2-3. Step 1 - Calculate your instant auto transport quote and select a convenient time for pickup. Step 2 - Your vehicle is picked up from your sepcified location in Texas. Step 3 - Your vehicle is delivered to your specified location in California.
Can I ship a car from an auto auction?
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.
When will my vehicle be delivered?
The transit time for your shipment is based mostly on the mileage between the pickup and delivery location. Generally, every five hundred miles will add one day to the transit time - so for a 1,000 mile transport, the transit time would be 2-3 days. Check out our estimated transit times for a detailed view of approximate delivery times.
How much gas should I have in my car during transport?
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.
Can I ship a modified or oversized vehicle?
Yes, through our advanced network of specialized carrier nationwide, we can ship vehicles of any size. However, you will need to call for a specialized rate quote based on the dimensions of the oversized vehicle you would like to ship. Our online quote calculator will not be able to generate a quote for you because pricing via the calculator is based only on standard and unmodified vehicle sizes and specfications.
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