Cross country vehicle shipping experiences
Why our customers chose us to ship a car across the country
How to transport a car across country?
There are many different ways you can transport a car across country. There’s the option of sending it by plane or using a train. You can also hire someone to drive it for you, or drive it yourself. However, all these options work out to be very expensive, when you factor in all the additional costs. The best way to ship a car across country is to transport it via an auto carrier. The process is very simple. The cost is much lower, and nothing compares to the convenience of door-to-door auto transport. You get to choose the pick-up and delivery locations.
What is cross country car transport?
Cross country auto transport is a service that allows you to move your car from city to city, state to state, or coast to coast. Your vehicle is picked up and loaded onto a trailer. It’s delivered to your chosen location. How simple is that?
How long does it take to ship a car across the country?
The time it takes for cross country vehicle transport very much depends on the distance traveled. Delivery can take anywhere from 1 to 8 calendar days. When you want to send a car across the country, we do everything we can to provide a swift service.
Is cross country car shipping door-to-door?
Yes, shipping cars cross country is a door-to-door auto transport service, as far as the location of your choosing allows. If it’s not safe or legal to do so, the carrier will arrange pick-up and delivery locations as close as possible to your door.
What is the cheapest way to ship a car across the country?
You can ship a car across the country in several different ways. You can drive it yourself, or hire someone to drive it for you. Driving it yourself might seem like the cheapest option, but it costs much more than cross country vehicle shipping. There are additional costs to bear in mind such as fuel, accommodation, food and drinks, and not forgetting the extra wear and tear on your vehicle. Hiring a professional driver almost always costs more than an auto transport carrier.Show more
How much does it cost to ship a car across the country?
Several factors affect the cost to ship a car across the US. They include: Make and model: a smaller vehicle costs less to transport than a larger vehicle. Distance traveled: a short distance costs less than a long distance, such as the east coast to the west coast. Delivery time frame: if you want a more expedited car shipping service, the average cost to ship a car is higher.Show more
The Avg. price per mile rates shown up above are reflective of current market conditions as of January 2020. The rates are subject to change due to seasonal fluctuations, price of gas, pick-up/delivery locations, etc.
We go above and beyond with our cross country shipping
Check out some of our valued customers stories
2016 Ferrari CaliforniaProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
This red beauty just arrived at “her” new home in Santa Monica, California. The customer was very concerned about the shipping, since he is doing this for the first time. We arranged a hard side enclosed carrier and as you can see, he monitored the entire process to ensure safe handling of the vehicle.
2019 Porsche PanameraProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
This is exactly what door-to-door service means. We delivered the vehicle right at the customer’s front door. It was early morning and he woke up and saw his dream car outside. He tipped the driver for a job well done!
2018 McLaren 720Proudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
Sometimes you get lucky enough to receive such a nice gift from your father for your graduation. We carefully selected our carrier for this shipment to ensure that the pickup from New York and delivery to San Francisco went as planned.
1969 Buick LeSabreProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
An absolute classic! Or should we call this a muscle car? What else could you possibly need. This beauty was shipped from the heart of Chicago and delivered to a restoration shop in East Bronx. The customer required no more than 3 cars on the trailer so we arranged this as promised.
1970 Chevy CorvetteProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
For this shipment, we were hired through uShip. This customer had a very firm timeframe for pick-up and delivery. The customer required a pick-up within 24 hours because he wanted to be there at the time of pick-up to see the car get loaded and as well as complete the inspection report himself. We managed to meet his expectations with flying colors.
2017 Porsche PanameraProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
We've been shipping this vehicle since 2017. Our “snowbird” is using us for this vehicle twice a year to ship his car from New Jersey to his house in Key West, FL.
Chevy ImpalaProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
Beautiful 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS that we shipped for a repeat client from Bobo’s Rods & Customs. We've been doing business together since 2016. Check out their stunning inventory!
Lamborghini HuracanProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
We were hired to pick up this vehicle and deliver it to the famous Liberty Walk tuning shop. After the aftermarket additions, we loaded the car on the same truck and delivered it back to the customer in Houston, Texas.
Bentley ContinentalProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
After the previous shipper cancelled on the customer at the last minute, the customer was able to find us late afternoon on Friday with a special requirement to arrange his transportation over the weekend due to time restrictions. We successfully delivered his vehicle 7 days later from Boston to Seattle. The Bentley still shines!
Monster truckProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
This vehicle was delivered to the Monster Truck Show in North Carolina. This type of vehicle required a single car carrier or flat bed because of the oversized dimensions.
Ford MustangProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
The customer hired us to ship two of his three Ford Mustangs. He is restoring old muscle cars and we were able to ship a few more cars for him.
Chevrolet CorvetteProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
Bought from a private seller in Arizona, we loaded the car without any issues. The carrier was super happy to see such a vehicle in pristine condition. The customer required a few photos and video at the pick-up. All went smoothly!
Audi R8Proudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
The moment of delivery! The customer is taking a photo of the carrier who is unloading his new R8. Right after the picture, the customer jumped in his new car to take a ride in the city. He sent a nice gesture to our company - a bottle of wine!
1957 TriumphProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
1957 Triumph TR3 that we shipped for a client that hired us on uShip. This was a challinging pickup as the seller of the car has owned it for the last 60 year. However, we successfully managed to load the vehicle and sefely deliver it to his home.
1940 Nash LafayetteProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
This is a really cool load for us. It’s a 1940 Nash Lafayette that we had picked up from Salem, OR. This is for the American Pickers TV show.
How our cross country car shipping services works
Ship your vehicle in 3 easy steps
1. Get a quote and book your order
To get your free instant quote, use our online calculator. Provide a few basic details and you’ll find out the cost to ship a car cross country with just a few clicks. You’ll need to enter: pick-up city and state, delivery city and state, vehicle year, make and model, condition of vehicle, transport type, and first available shipping date (this is the first date your car will be ready for pick-up).
It’s also possible to find out the price of shipping cars cross country by calling, emailing, or starting a Live Chat with one of our accomplished car transport advisors.
You’ll get a price in just a few seconds, and it’ll be inclusive of taxes and insurance. We guarantee there are no hidden fees. We require zero payment upfront when you make your booking, and cancellation is free if you change your mind about making the booking.
If you’re not satisfied with the price, please get back in touch because we’ll do what we can to meet your expectations for the cost of shipping a car cross country. Likewise, if you’ve had a better quote from one of our direct competitors, let us know so we can do our best to match it. Show more
2. We pick up your vehicle
Your assigned car transport carrier will contact you a few hours before the pre-arranged pick-up time. As well as confirming your pick-up information, they’ll also want to clarify the location is accessible for large commercial vehicles. If the location is not safe and legal, they can arrange an alternative. There might be a wider street nearby, for example, a parking lot, or you could have it picked up from where you work. Contact is also being made to confirm someone will be available to release the vehicle. If you can’t be there at the scheduled time, you can nominate someone to act on your behalf, such as a neighbor, relative, friend, or work colleague. Show more
3. You receive your vehicle
It won’t be long before you get a confirmation phone call to let you know your vehicle is not very far away from its delivery location. If you know you’re not going to be available, there’s the option of nominating a third-party to accept delivery on your behalf. It could be a friend, relative, colleague, or neighbor, as long as they’re aged 18 or over. Show more
Why you should choose us to ship a car across the US
Learn why we are one of the top cross country car transport companies
You pay $0
If you want to ship a car across the country, you pay nothing in advance. Use our instant online quote calculator, call or use Live Chat to find out the cost to move a car cross country and book your order. We take payment when we find a carrier and dispatch your car for shipping.
The most trusted cross country car shipping company at uShip
uShip has placed us at number one in their list of most trusted cross country auto haulers. If you're wondering why we were awarded such an accolade, read some of our cross country car transport reviews.
Your vehicle is fully insured and secure when you move a car across the country with us. The cost to ship a vehicle cross country includes insurance coverage and taxes. There are no hidden charges, guaranteed.
Customizable and personal vehicle shipping
We understand that everyone’s needs are different, therefore we made our cross country service fully customizable. Speak with our shipping advisors, either by phone or Live Chat, and they’ll work with you to ensure you find the best way to ship a car across country. They’re also on hand to guide you through every step of the process and provide a personal service.
Around the clock customer support
When it comes to shipping a car across the US, we’ve earned a reputation for providing smooth and hassle-free services. Our dedicated shipping advisors are available 24/7 to answer questions and monitor your shipment. If you need us, we’ll make sure we’re available by phone and Live Chat.
Cancellation is free
If you decide you want to cancel your order before we assign a carrier you pay no penalties. We’ll keep the non-refundable small partial payment if you have to cancel your order after we assign a carrier. Ship a car with us again in the next six months you can use the deposit.
The benefits of shipping a car cross country
Learn about the advantages of cross country vehicle shipping
We offer a range of cross country car transport options depending on your needs. Open car shipping, for example, is a budget-friendly way to ship a car across country. There’s also enclosed auto transport if your vehicle is high-value. Guaranteed pick-up is an add-on service if you’re pressed for time.
An increasing number of households have more than one car. This won’t be a problem if you want to ship them across the country. We’ll make sure you get the best possible deal from one of our trusted cross country auto transport carriers.
Choose cross country car transport and you can ship up to 100 pounds of personal possessions with your car. You do, however, have to secure them in a box or suitcase in the trunk of your vehicle.
We carefully vet all the carriers we work with. We only work with cross country vehicle transport carriers that are reliable, professional, and trustworthy.
If you want to move a car across the country, we’ll do all the hard work. Our efficient shipping advisors secure the best deal and make all the arrangements. Sit back and let us take the lead. Transporting a vehicle across the country is easier than you think.
You might like the sound of a road trip, but long hours spent behind the wheel is stressful, tiring and dangerous. Ship your car across the country and it’s safer than driving. You’re also saving on unnecessary mileage and wear and tear.
How long does it take to ship a car across the country?
Several factors determine the time it takes to ship a car across the country. The most obvious one is distance. It’s bound to take longer to ship a car from Montana to Louisiana than Oklahoma to Mississippi. If you want your car picked up or delivered to a remote location, it’ll take the driver longer to reach them compared to a city.
The number of stops the driver has to make along the way can also affect the timeframe. Weather conditions also impact on the speed at which we transport your vehicle. Hail, thunderstorms, ice, snow, a tornado, or a hurricane can affect traffic flow. Heavy traffic, detours, and road construction might also hamper the carrier. One final factor that has an effect is driver’s hours. The Department of Transportation mandates that a truck driver can only be on the road legally for 70 hours each week. The reason for this is to ensure truck drivers are well-rested and safe to drive.
Avg. transit time(calendar days)
|0 - 200
|1 - 2 days|
|200 - 600
|2 - 4 days|
|600 - 1000
|3 - 5 days|
|1000 - 1500
|4 - 6 days|
|1500 - 2000
|5 - 7 days|
|2000 - 2400
|6 - 8 days|
|7 - 9 days|
The Avg. Transit Times shown up above can be affected by weather conditions, road conditions, traffic, etc.
When we recommend cross country car shipping
If you’re relocating from one side of the country to the other, or heading south for the winter and need to ship a car across the country, this is the service we recommend. Your vehicle can be picked up from your home and transported to your new location. With your cross country car transport needs taken care of, you can get on with making your own travel arrangements and be there to take delivery of your car when it arrives.
We offer both open and enclosed auto transport
A budget-friendly option that’s safe and secure
Open car transport is one of our most popular services. It’s very quick and easy and is the perfect auto transport solution if your budget is tight. The trailer that’s used to ship cars in this way is open on all sides. This does mean it exposes your car to the weather, but doesn’t impact the safety and security of the service in any way.
The preferred service for owners of luxury and classic vehicles
If you’re the proud owner of a classic, luxury, vintage, antique, sports, expensive or modified vehicle you want the best for your baby. Covered auto transport is the service you need because your pride and joy gets transported in a trailer that’s enclosed on all four sides. This means complete protection from the weather, dirt, and dust, compared with open car transport, which means it exposes your car to the elements. If you want the best for your prized possession, enclosed auto transport provides the best possible treatment.
Hints & tips for shipping a car across country
Cross country car shipping advices from experienced car shippers
In this article we’re going to share some useful tips as well as look at how to get your car home with the help of a cross country vehicle shipping company.
There are plenty of things to factor in when relocating for a job. This article is going to cover all the bases. It’ll help you decide whether relocating for a job is the right thing to do and how to plan it in the best possible way.
If you’re wondering whether it’s better to ship or drive your car across country, this article will help you come to the best decision.