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Top Rated Auto Transport To or From California

Auto transport to and from California is no longer stressful. The best way of having a pleasant experience is by making sure to find a trustworthy company that offers California auto transport services that fit your needs and ultimately meet and exceed your expectations. Whether you need car shipping to or from California, for an extended vacation in California or moving within California, Nationwide United is the auto shipping to assist you. Enjoy all of the things this lovely state has to offer and let us handle your next California car shipping. 

Nationwide United Auto Transport provides outstanding customer service along with dependable vehicle transportation services

Suzane R.
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Chris handled our transport perfectly! Shipping a vintage collector VW bus from Southern California all the way to Key West Florida was no small task. He did EXACTLY what he said he was going to do, and was on time every time. Thanks Chris!
Saul M.
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Nothing but professional service from nationwide. Very easy to deal with and I look forward to using them in the future
Christine D.
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Excellent experience. Great customer service. Would definitely use again. Excellent communication. All went as promised. Great follow up. Reasonable price.
Marc C.
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Great experience!!! Andrew was transparent, responsive and thoughtful throughout the process. I've never transported a car across states and was naturally nervous. Andrew went above and beyond to make a the experience seamless.
Chad G.
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Fast easy reliable. Faster by a week than anyone else at the same rates. Incredible job everything went perfect.
Todd G.
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Very prompt. Very concerned. Nice enclosed two car trailer which is what you want. Not packed in with 6 others like the other transports use. Vehicle delivered to our residence amidst the rain & fog.Transporters were hard workers. Will use again.
KJ S.
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Great job moving two new cars across country during a snowy winter week. Both arrived early and damage free. Recommended his service to to others who had the same results. Will call Chris the next time I move across country next summer.
Tee C.
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This is the first time I’ve ever shipped a car the process could not of been easier from their website to calling them on the phone. I highly recommend nationwide and I would use them again.
Chris C.
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Great service! I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing to move a high end vehicle! Very professional, fast, and friendly service at very good rate!! Thanks Again!!
Linda
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Nationwide United Auto Transport Corp. has great pricing, Chris, the manager was very easy to work with, gave us updates through the process and delivered our car in perfect condition. I highly recommend this company and would use them again in the future.
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How does California vehicle transport work?

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1. Get Transport Quote

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2. Schedule Pickup

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3. Vehicle Delivery

California, a western U.S. state, stretches from the Mexican border along the Pacific for nearly 900 miles. Its terrain includes cliff-lined beaches, redwood forest, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Central Valley farmland and the Mojave Desert. The city of Los Angeles is the seat of the Hollywood entertainment industry. Hilly San Francisco is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and cable cars. California is bordered by Oregon to the north, N

Auto transport to and from California is a daily routine at Nationwide United. From the thousands vehicles we’ve shipped, many route through “The Golden State”. We transit on any of the highways that cover the state as well as the spiderweb of freeways that criss-cross the metropolitan areas of Wyoming on a weekly basis.

Auto transport California options

OPEN car transport

Open car transport is our most popular and cost-effective method for transporting vehicles. Cars are loaded onto open-air trailers, similar to the ones you see on the road carrying several cars stacked on top of each other. This option for shipping cars is trusted and regularly used by those in the auto industry.

ENCLOSED auto transport

Enclosed auto transport provides extra protection for your luxury, exotic, antique and classic cars. Protect your vehicle against rain, dust, road debris and other weather hazards during car shipping. Our enclosed transport carriers ensure your vehicle arrives in the same condition it was when it was picked up.

How much does California car shipping cost?

Car shipping doesn’t come with a fixed price. The cost varies based on different factors. The final cost for shipping a car depends on a combination of these factors:

Factor 1: Distance of Shipment
The distance of the shipment is one of the most significant factors that will determine the cost of car shipping. Longer distances will typically cost more than shorter ones. The farther the distance, the more fuel and labor will be required, and the higher the cost will be. 

Factor 2: Type of Vehicle
The type of vehicle you’re shipping will also affect the cost. Larger vehicles, such as SUVs and trucks, will cost more to ship than smaller cars. This is because they take up more space on a transport truck, and require more fuel and labor to move. 

Factor 3: Shipping Method
Two methods for shipping a car are open carrier car transport and enclosed car shipping. Open transport, where the vehicle is shipped on an open trailer with other vehicles. Enclosed transport, where the vehicle is shipped in a closed container.

Factor 4: Seasonality
The season of the year can also affect the cost of car shipping. During the peak summer months, demand for car shipping is typically higher which can drive up prices. On the other hand, during the off-season, there may be less demand and therefore lower prices. Additionally, inclement weather during certain seasons, such as heavy snow during winter, can cause delays and increase costs. 

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How long does auto shipping to/from California take?

Carriers typically drive for a maximum of around 500 miles per day, assuming there are no unforeseen delays. To estimate the transit time it would take for your car to be delivered, we need to consider the distance between the pickup and delivery locations.

If the distance is less than 500 miles, the driver can typically complete the delivery within a single day. For distances greater than 500 miles, you can estimate the average days of transit by dividing the total number of miles by 500.

Example: California to Texas – 1500 miles (1500/500) = Approximately 3 days in transit

Keep in mind that carriers are transporting multiple vehicles. As a result, they will need to make multiple stops and rest periods to comply with DOT regulations. These necessary stops and rest periods can add additional days to the overall delivery time. Other factors such as the time required for loading and unloading your vehicle, traffic conditions, and unforeseen delays can also impact the total delivery time.


Are you in a time crunch? Ask about our expedited transport service for faster pickup and delivery.

Popular routes for car shipping to/from California

FromToEstimate TimePrice*
CaliforniaTexas4-7 days$1200
CaliforniaFlorida7-10 days$1500
CaliforniaNew York7-10 days$1500
CaliforniaIllinois5-8 days$1200
CaliforniaNew Jersey7-10 days$1500
CaliforniaGeorgia7-10 days$1500
CaliforniaWashington3-5 days$1200
* Please note that Prices are estimates based on the current market and are not fixed. Prices are subject to change due to market fluctuations, gas prices, vehicle type, scheduling, locations, and other related factors.

California auto transport services

Shipping vehicles to and from California is our expertise. We offer convenient pick-up and delivery options across California

Anaheim, CA
Car Shipping Services to or from Anaheim California:
90620, 90621, 92801, 92802, 92804, 92805, 92806, 92807, 92808, 92867, 92868, 92870, 92886, 92887 & surrounding areas

Bakersfield, CA
Auto Transport Services to or from Bakersfield California:
93203, 93220, 93301, 93304, 93305, 93306, 93307, 93308, 93309, 93311, 93312, 93313, 93314 & surrounding areas

Fresno, CA
Auto Hauling Services to or from Fresno California:
93611, 93612, 93619, 93650, 93701, 93702, 93703, 93704, 93705, 93706, 93710, 93711, 93720, 93721, 93722, 93723, 93725, 93726, 93727, 93728, 93730 & surrounding areas

Irving, CA
Car Transport Services to or from Irving California:
92602, 92603, 92604, 92606, 92610, 92612, 92614, 92617, 92618, 92620, 92630, 92660, 92676, 92780, 92782 & surrounding areas

Long Beach, CA
Auto Shipping Services to or from Long Beach California:
90713, 90731, 90740, 90755, 90802, 90803, 90804, 90805, 90806, 90807, 90808, 90810, 90813, 90814, 90815, 90822, 90831 & surrounding areas

Los Angeles, CA
Car Transport Services to or from Los Angeles California:
90001, 90002, 90003, 90004, 90005, 90006, 90007, 90008, 90010, 90011, 90012, 90013, 90014, 90015, 90016, 90017, 90018, 90019, 90020, 90021, 90023, 90024, 90025, 90026, 90027, 90028, 90029, 90031, 90032, 90033, 90034, 90035, 90036, 90037, 90038, 90039, 90041, 90042, 90043, 90044, 90045, 90046, 90047, 90048, 90049, 90056, 90057, 90058, 90059, 90061, 90062, 90063, 90064, 90065, 90066, 90067, 90068, 90069, 90071, 90077, 90079, 90089, 90090, 90094, 90095, 90210, 90212, 90230, 90232, 90247, 90248, 90272, 90275, 90290, 90291, 90292, 90293, 90402, 90405, 90501, 90502, 90710, 90717, 90731, 90732, 90744, 90745, 90810, 90813, 91030, 91040, 91042, 91105, 91214, 91303, 91304, 91306, 91307, 91311, 91316, 91324, 91325, 91326, 91330, 91331, 91335, 91340, 91342, 91343, 91344, 91345, 91352, 91356, 91364, 91367, 91371, 91401, 91402, 91403, 91405, 91406, 91411, 91423, 91436, 91504, 91505, 91601, 91602, 91604, 91605, 91606, 91607, 91608 & surrounding areas

Oakland, CA
Auto Transport Services to or from Oakland California:
94577, 94601, 94602, 94603, 94605, 94606, 94607, 94608, 94609, 94610, 94611, 94612, 94613, 94618, 94619, 94621, 94704, 94705 & surrounding areas

Riverside, CA
Car Shipping Services to or from Riverside California:
92501, 92503, 92504, 92505, 92506, 92507, 92508, 92509, 92518, 92553, 92557, 92879 & surrounding areas

Sacramento, CA
Car Hauling Services to or from Sacramento California:
95652, 95660, 95673, 95758, 95811, 95814, 95815, 95816, 95817, 95818, 95819, 95820, 95821, 95822, 95823, 95824, 95825, 95826, 95828, 95829, 95831, 95832, 95833, 95834, 95835, 95837, 95838, 95841, 95864 & surrounding areas

San Diego, CA
Car Shipping Services to or from San Diego California:
91911, 91914, 91915, 91932, 91942, 91945, 91950, 92014, 92025, 92027, 92029, 92037, 92064, 92065,92067, 92071, 92075, 92101, 92102, 92103, 92104, 92105, 92106, 92107, 92108, 92109, 92110, 92111, 92113, 92114, 92115, 92116, 92117, 92118, 92119, 92120, 92121, 92122, 92123, 92124, 92126, 92127, 92128, 92129, 92130, 92131, 92132, 92134, 92135, 92139, 92140, 92145, 92147, 92154, 92173 & surrounding areas

San Francisco, CA
Car Transportation Services to or from San Francisco California:
94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94107, 94108, 94109, 94110, 94111, 94112, 94114, 94115, 94116, 94117, 94118, 94121, 94122, 94123, 94124, 94127, 94129, 94130, 94131, 94132, 94133, 94134, 94158 & surrounding areas

San Jose, CA
Auto Shipping Services to or from San Jose California:
94089, 95002, 95008, 95013, 95014, 95032, 95035, 95037, 95050, 95054, 95070, 95110, 95111, 95112, 95113, 95116, 95117, 95118, 95119, 95120, 95121, 95122, 95123, 95124, 95125, 95126, 95127, 95128, 95129, 95130, 95131, 95132, 95133, 95134, 95135, 95136, 95138, 95139, 95140, 95148 & surrounding areas

Santa Ana, CA
Car Shipping Services to or from Santa Ana California:
92606, 92614, 92701, 92703, 92704, 92705, 92706, 92707, 92780, 92866, 92868 & surrounding areas

Stockton, CA
Auto Transport Services to or from Stockton California:
95202, 95203, 95204, 95205, 95206, 95207, 95209, 95210, 95211, 95212, 95215, 95219, 95231, 95242, 95336 & surrounding areas

What customers say about our California car shipping services?

Don’t just take our word for it! Our commitment to excellence and outstanding service has earned us the trust and appreciation of countless clients.

Suzane R.
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Chris handled our transport perfectly! Shipping a vintage collector VW bus from Southern California all the way to Key West Florida was no small task. He did EXACTLY what he said he was going to do, and was on time every time. Thanks Chris!
Saul M.
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Nothing but professional service from nationwide. Very easy to deal with and I look forward to using them in the future
Christine D.
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Excellent experience. Great customer service. Would definitely use again. Excellent communication. All went as promised. Great follow up. Reasonable price.
Marc C.
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Great experience!!! Andrew was transparent, responsive and thoughtful throughout the process. I've never transported a car across states and was naturally nervous. Andrew went above and beyond to make a the experience seamless.
Chad G.
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Fast easy reliable. Faster by a week than anyone else at the same rates. Incredible job everything went perfect.
Todd G.
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Very prompt. Very concerned. Nice enclosed two car trailer which is what you want. Not packed in with 6 others like the other transports use. Vehicle delivered to our residence amidst the rain & fog.Transporters were hard workers. Will use again.
KJ S.
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Great job moving two new cars across country during a snowy winter week. Both arrived early and damage free. Recommended his service to to others who had the same results. Will call Chris the next time I move across country next summer.
Tee C.
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This is the first time I’ve ever shipped a car the process could not of been easier from their website to calling them on the phone. I highly recommend nationwide and I would use them again.
Chris C.
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Great service! I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing to move a high end vehicle! Very professional, fast, and friendly service at very good rate!! Thanks Again!!
Linda
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Nationwide United Auto Transport Corp. has great pricing, Chris, the manager was very easy to work with, gave us updates through the process and delivered our car in perfect condition. I highly recommend this company and would use them again in the future.
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California car shipping FAQs

What types of vehicles can I ship to or from California?

We can ship a wide range of vehicles to or from California, including cars, trucks, vans, RVs (Recreational Vehicles), travel trailers, motorhomes, plus more.

Can I transport an inoperable vehicle to or from California?

Yes – We can transport non-running vehicles to/from California. Although your vehicle is inoperable, it must still roll, steer and break properly. Make sure you communicate to our transport specialist that your car is non-operational.

What’s the cheapest way to ship a car to or from California?

There are several cost-effective ways to ship your car, such as opting for open transport, ensuring it’s in operable condition, being flexible with your schedule, considering low-season shipping, factoring in the location, and shipping multiple cars.

Can I have my vehicle picked up and delivered directly at my door?

Yes – Door-to-door transport comes standard in our service. If your locations are inaccessible for trucks, drivers will look for a nearby more ample commercial location where they can safely and legally park, load and unload your vehicle.

Can I have personal items in my car?

The U.S. Department of Transportation strictly prohibits the transportation of household goods (personal belongings) in vehicles. It’s important to note that in the event of any loss, damage, or theft of these items during transport, they will not be covered by the carrier’s insurance.

How should I prepare my vehicle for transport?

Preparation of your auto is fundamental in ensuring a smooth car transport experience for you and for our carriers. We’ve put together the following tips and advice to prepare vehicle for transport.

Moving to California Tips

If you have plans to transport your vehicle when you relocate or visit California, here are few things to keep in mind.

  • Book as far ahead as possible: The more in advance you can book your transport, the better chance you will have of accommodating moving schedule. Moreover, the more lead time you have in book car shipping, the more time you have to prepare other arrangements associated with your move.
  • Determine the type of service you’ll need: One of the main decisions you’ll make when shipping a car to California is open or covered car transport.  80% of California vehicle transport are done with open carriers while enclosed trailers are the preferred option for high end, luxury vehicles.
  • Prepare your car or automobiles for transport: Notably if your vehicle is coming cross-country, it’s important to prepare your auto for transportation by checking breaks, including emergency breaks, battery, ignition, tires and fluids. Minor leaks can cause major problems, especially if vehicle is travelling hundreds of miles.

For all of your California vehicle transport needs, or even just get a shipping quote Nationwide United has you covered! To find out more about California please visit the California state government and the trip advisor page for California.

Need a quote for California car transport?

Speak to a friendly transport specialist (800) 311-8305 for an instant quote