California Car Shipping Services
Safely ship your vehicle to or from California with Montway, the nation’s top-rated auto transport service provider.
Top-rated California auto transport company
There are many reasons to search for car shipping near you. Do you need to ship a vehicle to a kid at college? Have you sold a vehicle to a buyer across the country? Or maybe you’re planning to move for a new job? Trust Montway Auto Transport with your California vehicle shipping needs. Montway is a fully licensed and insured auto logistics provider, arranging safe vehicle shipping in California and all 50 states.
Shipping a car TO California
Whether you’re adding to your classic car collection, moving for work, or have change of station orders, shipping a vehicle to California requires professional skills. Leave your California auto transport to the experts at Montway. Since our founding in 2007, we have provided car shipping services for nearly one million people.
Shipping a car FROM California
Finding California car shipping near you is easy with Montway. Our expansive car carrier network transports vehicles across the country or just over the California state line. We have experience arranging transport for cars, trucks, exotic and collector vehicles, EVs, motorcycles, ATVs, powersports and more.
What customers say about shipping a car to or from California with Montway:
Montway shipped my vehicle from Cleveland, Ohio to Oceanside, California. Their customer service and support from start to finish was superior. I am very impressed with the low cost, efficiency, and courtesy of all involved from Montway.
I had to transport my Mazda Miata from Florida to California. After careful review, I selected Montway and had an exceptional experience. My car arrived in CA sooner than I expected and it was perfectly fine with no issues whatsoever. I would use Montway again.
I transported a vehicle from Los Angeles, CA to Colorado Springs, CO. Everything went without a hitch. The price was reasonable, the service was friendly, and communication was very good.
I couldn’t be more satisfied with Montway Auto Transport. They shipped my car from Texas to California in 4 days and I was provided with status updates throughout the process. Fantastic job!
We used Montway to ship our car from Florida to California. We’re very pleased with the organization and politeness of all employees.
My car was shipped from Ohio to California. My car was delivered safely and in perfect condition. The driver showed professionalism, was courteous, and even delivered my car early. I will do business with Montway in the future.
My experience with Montway was incredibly smooth. Montway made me comfortable and confident about my car being transported from Texas to California. They made sure all my questions were answered. Delivery was sooner than expected too!
I had an awesome experience with Montway. They transported our car from NJ to CA without any issues. We paid extra for guaranteed pickup and the driver picked up and delivered on time. We will definitely use Montway again when we go back east.
Montway shipped my brand-new car from FL to CA. My car made it safely across the country. Their customer service effectively communicated all of the steps with me!
I shipped my 2019 corvette from League City, Texas to Northern California. Montway offered a great price with on-time pickup and delivery. My car arrived in perfect shape!
I shipped my car from Florida to California. Montway did an excellent job connecting me with a trucker that was reasonably priced and available within a short time frame. I was very pleased.
I booked on Wednesday, and the car was picked up in California on Friday. My car was delivered on Tuesday in Virginia! Quick and easy with no issues.
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How does California car shipping work with Montway?
Transporting your vehicle from point A to point B is easier than you may think! In fact, there are just three simple steps – watch the video to learn more.
The car transport process
Ready to book California auto transport services?
Even if you’re still researching car shipping options or you don’t have a moving date yet, now is the time to get an California car shipping estimate. If you have questions about the auto transport process or how prices are calculated, speak with a Montway shipping advisor at (888) 666-8929. A member of our experienced team will provide an estimate based on your vehicle type, timeframe and transport type.
How much does California car shipping cost?
Many factors go into calculating the cost of your California car shipment. Things like the total travel distance, pickup and delivery locations, trailer type, vehicle details and even seasonal fluctuations are factored into auto transport costs.
To obtain the most accurate estimate, you will need to provide your vehicle type, origin and destination locations, date of transport and specific trailer type (open or enclosed).
How long does it take to ship a car to or from California?
The actual transit time of your vehicle generally depends on the travel distance between your locations. Transit time does not include vehicle pickup or delivery time, or any scheduled stops the driver may have while en route.
Once your order is dispatched, you’ll receive an estimated arrival date. Remember, inclement weather, construction and traffic can affect the timeframe.
Calculate your California car shipping costs
There are many factors that go into calculating a car shipping cost. Enter basic details about your vehicle, pickup and drop-off locations and transit date for the most accurate estimate.
Popular California auto transport routes
To better understand what your California car shipping transit time and cost could be, we’ve created a chart highlighting a few of the most common routes to and from California. Keep in mind that these are general estimates based on annual data. For the most accurate cost of California car shipping near you, Montway will need your exact vehicle type and location details.
Top 5 routes for car shipping TO California
|Shipping to||Shipping from||Average distance||Time estimate||Price estimate|
|California||Texas||1600 miles||5 – 7 days||$960|
|California||Florida||2650 miles||7 – 9 days||$1359|
|California||New York||2820 miles||7 – 9 days||$1719|
|California||Illinois||2060 miles||6 – 8 days||$1329|
|California||New Jersey||2820 miles||7 – 9 days||$1589|
Top 5 routes for car shipping FROM California
|Shipping from||Shipping to||Average distance||Time estimate||Price estimate|
|California||Texas||1575 miles||5 – 7 days||$1289|
|California||Florida||2660 miles||7 – 9 days||$1559|
|California||New York||2815 miles||7 – 9 days||$1687|
|California||Georgia||2310 miles||6 – 8 days||$1459|
|California||Illinois||2050 miles||6 – 8 days||$1320|
Transport your vehicle to or from any city in California
|Los Angeles||San Diego||San Francisco|
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What are options for California auto transport near me?
OPEN car shipping
An open trailer is a safe and reliable option and the most common type of transport used for California car shipping near you. With open transport, cars can easily be arranged and quickly loaded and unloaded, making this option efficient and cost-effective. Vehicles are not protected from weather and road conditions and may accumulate a bit of dirt during their journey, which is to be expected.
ENCLOSED car shipping
Enclosed transport is best for classic, exotic or luxury cars as well as motorcycles and powersports. Vehicles with low ground clearance will also require enclosed shipping, as the driver will need a hydraulic lift gate to load them onto the truck. Enclosed transport protects your vehicle from most weather and road hazards, offering additional peace of mind when shipping your prized possession.
California car shipping to or from any U.S. state
Looking to ship a car to another state or across the country? Montway ships to all 50 states. Select a state to learn more about auto transport services in that area.
- Nebraska Car Shipping
- Nevada Car Shipping
- New Hampshire Car Shipping
- New Jersey Car Shipping
- New Mexico Car Shipping
- New York Car Shipping
- North Carolina Shipping
- North Dakota Car Shipping
- Ohio Car Shipping
- Oklahoma Car Shipping
- Oregon Car Shipping
- Pennsylvania Car Shipping
- Rhode Island Car Shipping
Door-to-door car shipping
Door-to-door car shipping is a convenient way to ship your car to or from California. You provide specific addresses and the truck driver will pick up and drop off your vehicle as close to your door as safely and legally possible. Keep in mind that some cities have restrictions on large trucks that prohibit them from entering some residential areas.
Hawaii car shipping
Leaving California and heading to the islands? Shipping your vehicle to Hawaii is less complicated than you may think. The key is selecting an auto transport provider with experience arranging both door-to-port and port-to-port auto transport. Montway can safely get your vehicle to or from Hawaii, while delivering peace of mind.
Montway provides our California motorcycle customers with the best year-round pricing. We use experienced drivers who have the skills and equipment to properly load, secure and transport motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, UTVs and powersports. Call (888) 666-8929 for a custom California motorcycle shipping quote.
Military PCS shipping
Most PCS moves are long distances and require a lot of planning. To make your move to or from California easier, use Montway to transport your personal vehicles. We offer PSC vehicle shipping discounts for those in active duty, Reserves or National Guard along with military dependents and veterans. Thank you for your service.
Six things to consider when transporting a car to or from California
- New for 2023, drivers are now required to change into another available lane, when possible, to pass cyclists. This California law builds on the current requirement for drivers to give cyclists at least three feet of space when passing.
- Car insurance is mandatory in California, and the state’s minimum coverage requirements include $15,000 for injury/death of one person, $30,000 for injury/death to more than one person and $5,000 for damage to property.
- California’s smog check program requires certain vehicles to undergo a biennial emissions test. If you think your vehicle will require a smog check, it’s a good idea to schedule it before shipment to avoid legal issues upon arrival.
- If you’ve purchased a vehicle from a private party in California or another state, you’ll need to register your vehicle within 10 days. Are you the seller? Then you have five days after the sale to report the transfer of ownership to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
- California is known for beautiful weather, but it’s important to note that sudden weather changes can occur. Wildfires, mudslides and earthquakes are just a few natural occurrences that could affect transportation. When planning a California car shipment, consider allowing extra time for such events.
- With toll roads in San Diego Country, the Bay Area and Orange County plus toll bridges throughout the state, it’s important to remove your FasTrack transponder or other California toll tag when shipping your car throughout the state. You don’t want to be liable for any fees when you weren’t even driving!
Helpful Links for California Car Transport
California car shipping FAQs
What types of vehicles can I ship to or from California?
Montway ships all standard types of vehicles such as coupes, sedans, SUVs, pickup trucks, minivans, and regular cargo and passenger vans. We can even arrange transport for motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, golf carts, jet skis, snowmobiles and other vehicle types.
Can I ship a vehicle to or from California even if it isn’t running?
Yes! Even if your car, truck, van or other vehicle is inoperable, we are still able to transport it. Be sure to indicate this when booking your shipment, since a specialized winch will need to be used to load and unload it on and off the truck. The added equipment and work will be an additional expense.
What’s the cheapest way to ship a car to or from California?
A simple way to save money is by opting for open auto transport rather than enclosed. You can also save money by keeping your pickup date flexible, meeting your truck driver near a main route and avoiding seasonal demand. Discover more interesting cheap car shipping tips to help keep money in your pocket.
Can I have my vehicle delivered directly to my home in California?
With Montway’s door-to-door service, you can have your car picked up anywhere in the U.S. and dropped off at your home address in California. Keep in mind that local streets may need to accommodate a car carrier trailer that can be up to 80 feet in length and weigh 80 tons. Your driver will work with you to find a safe meeting place near your home if your location isn’t legally or physically accessible.
Can I ship personal items in my car?
With Montway you can have one piece of luggage in the trunk free of charge. This could be a box, suitcase, or bag, weighing no more than 100 lbs.
How should I prepare my car for shipment?
We suggest the car is clean so that any existing damage is fully visible. Remove any personal items, especially anything of value. Also remove automatic toll devices and disable any kind of security system which could give the trucker trouble when loading or unloading the vehicle. Finally, leave a quarter tank of gas in the vehicle to be sure there is enough for loading and unloading.
Ready to transport your car with Montway?
Our car shipping advisors are available by calling (888) 666-8929 to answer all your questions.