Shipping a car across the country

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What is cross country vehicle shipping?

Cross country vehicle shipping is a type of service provided to move cars state to state or city to city. Auto transport haulers travel about 500-700 miles/day and deliveries take anywhere from 1-9 business days after booking. Certain pickup and/or drop-off locations, might take longer. Some companies offer expedited pickup and delivery for an additional cost.

How much does it cost to ship a car across country?

The cost to ship a car across the country is around $1.96/mile for short distances (1-500 miles) or $588 for 300 miles. Car shipping costs for medium distances are $.93/mile (500-1500 miles) or $930 for 1000 miles. Long-distance costs (1500+ miles) are $.58/mile or $870 for 1500 miles.

What’s the best way to ship a car across the country?

The best way to ship a car across the country can be simple if you follow this step-by-step guide:

1. Decide on the destination you want to ship to/from
2.Determine your pickup and delivery dates
3.Find a reputable car shipping company
4.Get a quote
5.Book your order
6.Get your car picked up

Factors to consider when shipping a car across the country:


The best-case scenario involves booking as far in advance as you possibly can. If you need expedited service (whether that’s a quicker pickup, faster delivery, or both), AT Shipper can certainly manage that for a slightly increased cost of shipping a car. No matter what, we’ll make it easy by streamlining pickup and delivery, giving you around the clock updates on your vehicle. AT Shipper will let you change your dates before your vehicle is dispatched, if needed.

Transport type

Most AT Shipper customers choose for open auto transport, which is the budget-friendly way to ship a car across country. Most average cross-country car shipping cost estimates will be for this type of transport.
But, if you need to transport a luxury vehicle, a classic car, or a specialty vehicle, consider the additional cross country car shipping cost of an enclosed transport that will shield your car from weather and road debris over long distances.

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Shipping a car across the country can take up to two weeks. Be ready to be without your vehicle for at least that long, just in case, though we’re happy to share that most AT Shipper customers receive their vehicles in less time (without charging a higher cost of transporting a car across the country).


While we don’t yet offer an online tracking option, it is in the pipeline! Until we launch that transport car across the country tracking feature, we make sure that our customers receive as much information as possible.
When you ship your car with us, our dedicated advisors monitor vehicles around the clock and give you regular status updates via email or phone.


Let’s just say we know how to transport a car across the country.
Whenever we’re shipping a car across the country, we provide special care and attention to detail so you get the best possible service for your cost of moving a car across the country.