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Jan 28, 2019 Our experience was great! Montway made everything super easy and were very professional. We shipped a Toyota Highlander from Chicago to Charlotte and received t...
Jan 20, 2019 Amazing..! I got my car moved from San Jose to Olathe, KS in about 3 days...i would recommend Montway to others.. Thanks
Jan 18, 2019 Great way to ship my vehicle. They picked up my vehicle and delivered it without any problems. Communicating with them was fast and easy. I would definitely use...
Jan 16, 2019 Great service and price!! The driver was very courteous and friendly!
Jan 16, 2019 Great service from the quote to the drop off Great service from the quote to the pick up. My Driver Tony called me prior to pick up and drop off and it was grea...
Jan 10, 2019 Great on time delivery with proper communication throughout! I've had my car shipped with other companies and there were hidden costs and demands from the drive...
Jan 04, 2019 I needed my two cars moved from San Jose, CA to Austin, TX. Called Montway and the person scheduled a pickup, driver showed up at exact estimated time and deliv...
Jan 03, 2019 Had a great experience from pick up to delivery with my car transportation . Would recommend to anyone looking to transport their vehicle .
Jan 02, 2019 This was the third time I was moving my vehicle with Montway. From illinois to California, California to Illinois and now Illinois to Texas. All the times my mo...
Dec 28, 2018 This is second time when I shipped my car with Montway over the country and both time I had great experience with them. If there will be a 3rd time for sure I w...
Dec 21, 2018 I needed a car moved from Tallahassee to Jacksonville.It was not running Montway sent a driver who picked it up and delivered it to my doorstep in 48 hours at a...
Dec 20, 2018 Had an excellent experience with Montway. Driver was very careful with the car and was able to work with my schedule.
Dec 18, 2018 Car shipping services provided by Montway were outstanding. Great communications with the company and the Driver was very professional and respectful, and took ...
Dec 18, 2018 Montway took very good care of my vehicle. My assigned driver kept me up to date and the transition on the front-end and back-end went smoothly. All and all, it...
Dec 07, 2018 Very pleased. I had a full size truck shipped 2000 miles. Montway was able to find a shipper quickly and for a great price. I highly recommend them and will use...

The car shipping math

Auto transport quotes and rates in the industry are calculated using several factors that vary with each customer. The distance, the car make and model, and its condition are just a few variables that affect the price. Our vehicle shipping calculator generates shipping rates with all user-submitted elements, giving us the power to offer all-inclusive prices without hidden fees.

A breakdown of car shipping prices

Distance as a cost of shipping a car component
Distance as a cost to ship a car component


Distance is the main component in calculating how much it costs to ship a car. Longer distances generally lead to a higher overall price but lower cost per mile. With our calculator, you can get the best auto transport quotes for any car shipment. Important to note is that international car shipping prices might be different.

Make and model as auto shipping quote components
Make and model as car shipping quote components

Vehicle make & model

We ask for the exact vehicle specifications because the truck driver has to know how much space will be needed. Longer and taller cars require additional adjustment and are more expensive to transport. Modifications like large tires and racks on the roof can also increase the cost to ship a car.

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Transport type as a cost to ship a car component
Transport type as a car shipping quote component

Transport type

Most Montway customers go with open car transport. It is the standard in the industry and is the cheapest way for car shippers to move your vehicle. For extra protection, we recommend using enclosed transport that shields vehicles from weather and debris. Enclosed transport adds at least 35% to the overall cost of shipment, but is worth the peace of mind for delicate or luxury vehicles.

Vehicle condition as a auto shipping quote component
Vehicle condition effect on the cost to ship a car

Vehicle condition

If your car is running, you will get a better price from car shippers for the allotted distance. If your car is inoperable but maintains the ability to roll, steer, and brake, it will require a winch and other accommodations to be loaded onto the carrier trailer increasing the cost of shipment. Please note that Montway Auto Transport only works with vehicles that can steer, brake, and roll.

Population as a auto shipping quote component
Population as a cost to ship a car component


Metropolitan areas usually have plenty of trucks available to carry out automobile shipments, which makes prices lower when you’re shipping from or to these locations. However, we strive to find the best deal for residents of small towns. If you live far from a major highway, you can opt to meet the trucker at a designated location for a better price and faster service.

Seasonality as a car shipping quote calculator component
Seasonality as a auto shipping quote component


How much it will cost to have a car or truck shipped in the summer differs from transporting the same vehicle during the winter. For example, car transport to warmer states is very popular during snowbird seasons, and the prices to ship to those destinations will be higher during that period.

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