Car transport, or vehicle transport, is the service of moving cars from one destination to another. You can ship via open transport (more cost-effective) or enclosed transport (for added protection). Typically, enclosed auto transport will cost about 30-40% more than open transport.
Car shipping costs around $1.96/mile for short distances (1-500 miles) or $588 for a 300-mile trip. Medium distances will run you about $.93/mile (500-1500 miles) or $930 for 1000 miles. Long distances (1500+ miles) are about $.58/mile or $870 for a 1500-mile trip.
Car transport quotes can be found in a few different ways. You can get the cost to transport a car online via the transport company's website or by simply calling them. Make sure to let them know in advance if you need an expedited pickup for your vehicle.
In order to get the most accurate and up-to-date car shipping quote, it’s important to know and have the following information available:
Your car shipping estimate will include several different transport factors. This includes, but isn't limited to: trip distance, car size (sedan, pickup truck, SUV, etc.), vehicle condition (operable or inoperable), transport type (open or enclosed), location (i.e. rural or urban), and the time of year when you ship.
Enclosed transport: +$300
low demand to high demand area
Summer season: +$0