You just found out you’re up for a promotion, but only if you’re up for a move across country too. Your family is planning a trip to your new town in the SUV ... but what about your 2nd car? Or your son’s headed to UCLA or your daughter’s going to Boston, while you live right in the middle of the U.S., far from both universities. Easy Car Shipping enables you to get a vehicle to wherever you need it, without breaking the bank or driving for days on end across what seems like half the states in the union.

Transporation Comparison
  • Cost of Shipping

    Airline-Class Equivalent

    Pickup / Drop-off Date

    Fully Insured


    Recommended For

  • Open Transport

    Best $$$ Value

    "Coach" Class Service


    100% of Value; $0 Deductible


    Most vehicles

  • Enclosed Transport

    40% - 60% more than Open

    First-Class or Business Class


    100% of Value; $0 Deductible


    Unique, Sentimental or >$70,000

  • Express (Open or Enclosed)

    30% additional

    You choose: Coach or 1st Class


    100% of Value; $0 Deductible


    When urgent transport required

Woman accepting her car transportHow much does it cost to ship a car nationwide?

Shipping a car nationwide costs ~$1 per mile for 1-500 miles. So, a 350 mile trip would cost $350. The longer the distance, the lower the price: Moving a car ~1000 miles drops it to $.75 cents a mile, or $750. Vehicle shipping nationwide can be as little as $.40 cents per mile when shipping from one coast to the other.

Nationwide auto transport quotes vary based on vehicle size, whether you choose enclosed car transport or express shipping, and seasonal demand. Do you need nationwide truck transport, accommodating its oversized tires or lift kit? Mention those features to get the most accurate quote as well.

Enclosed car shipping adds 40-60% to the cost of car transport nationwide. It’s reserved mostly for cars of value, such as those $70,000 and above. If you’re a classic car collector, or if you’re a luxury auto dealer, this service is for you.

About 80% of our customers find open transport offers both great service and value. Trailers have 7-10 vehicles and, although auto transport nationwide can’t avoid some exposure to sun, wind and precipitation, the drivers are fully insured and they have it down to a science. Our claims rate is less than 1 in 1,200 shipments.

How long does it take to ship a car nationwide?Open transport truck

Auto shipping nationwide takes between 1-6 calendar days from the date a car is picked up to when it’s dropped off. A driver usually covers about 500 miles per day. The first available pick-up date for a nationwide car transporter is typically 2-7 business days after an order is placed. Express auto transport is usually available within 24-72 hours, and can serve you well when you need it all to happen lickety-split, or if you need the time frame between pick-up and drop-off to be shorter. Expedited national car shipping service gives you a guaranteed pickup or a guaranteed drop-off date – whichever is more important to you, and costs 30% more than the baseline price. However, most people opt for a lower cost in exchange for providing the driver a window of flexibility that’s +/- 1 or 2 on either end, and of course the date-window gets more specific as the time draws closer.

Deliveries can be delayed based on weather alone. If it’s sweltering heat or a blizzard in winter, your shipping may be delayed. If you ski, you know what snowy slowdowns are like, and if you’ve ever traveled over the holidays, you know how much slower you drive when traffic is at its height. Another factor in length of vehicle shipping nationwide is destination. When it’s going to a bigger city, you have the possibility of a swifter delivery than to a remote location, because more carriers are going there.

If you opt for express transport, here’s what you get: pick-up within 1-3 days and a guarantee of either pick-up date or drop-off date or the shortest possible time-interval between pickup and drop-off.

Car transport to a cityWhy is Easy Car Shipping one of the top national auto transport companies?

Simply put, we offer the optimum balance between service and value. We are known for reliability and are routinely called on by dealers as well as repeat online buyers as well as individuals who hired another nationwide transport company for cars, only to be left in the lurch – and now it’s a crunch. That brings us to our second most popular feature: our communication.

When you book your nationwide car delivery, you get your very “own” Transport Coordinator. When you move a car nationwide, you want to know you can get someone on the phone to track your shipment. Moving something is typically not an exact science, if something unpredictable occurs, we’re with you every step of the way. From flooding to traffic or road closures, we’ve been doing this so long that we’ve seen just about everything. So if there’s a bump, it’s not our first rodeo.

We ship cars, trucks, SUVs, campers, tractors, vehicles of all types nationwide with fast, personalized service. You want nationwide auto transporters with a reputation for doing it right.

Should I consider enclosed car shipping for car delivery nationwide? Children enjoying their karts on the road

For 80% of car transports nationwide, an open car carrier works perfectly well. Are you sending the family wheels south for the winter while you thaw? Or is it the Honda to a college student? Thousands of people opt for nationwide auto shipping using an open trailer each day, and our claims rate across the board is less than 1 in 1,200 shipments.

But if you just bought a new Porsche, or you are transporting a classic or any vehicle that’s worth >$70,000 your car might thank you if you ship it first class, otherwise known as enclosed auto transport.

Auto transporters nationwide recommend the added protection from rain, hail, wind, and even dirt, for higher-end vehicles. You don’t want a brand new Lexus to be dirty when it gets to your customer. Lighter vehicles might benefit from the walls and roof of an enclosed carrier, so we offer nationwide motorcycle shipping and golf cart transport on enclosed trucks as well. Still even in the case of dealerships shipping multiple new vehicles, most prefer the value of open transport more compelling, especially given our carriers’ typical safety record.

Busy freeway in a cityCan I pack items in my vehicle during nationwide car transport?

At Easy Car Shipping, we do things by the book. So, because the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration doesn’t allow car carriers to haul non-vehicle related items with the cars, you need to clear it out before pick-up. Besides, you want to be sure no personal items are left in it anyway. If you’re moving, you’re better off shipping all household goods at the same time.

Sure, it would be handy to pack some of your household items when shipping a car nationwide for a move, that is. But the driver has weight limits and inspections he must pass, and for the safety of all us on the road each day, we are glad they comply. You can get a more detailed list of what’s okay to include and what isn’t on our “Tips” page. National auto shipping is a big job and we’ve got the shoulders for it. See the breadth of experience we have at Easy Car Shipping. The safety of your vehicle is our main priority, and our 4.8 average star ratings speak for themselves.

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