California to New York Auto Shipping

Shipping of a Vehicle from California to New York

We specifically specialize in shipping cars to New York from California as well as many others.  Our California to New York Auto Transport route runs all year long with the best rates possible. This is thanks to the high volume of vehicles shipping from the Golden State to the Excelsior state.

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Shipping vehicles between California and New York is one of our most popular cross-country routes since opening our doors. Given the large populations in these great states, it's no wonder that many people choose to ship their cars both from California to New York!

The trip between these two locations spans approximately 2,800 miles, depending on the specific pick-up and delivery locations in each state. Typically, a car carrier can cover this distance in about 6-7 days.

The route from California to New York passes through numerous states, particularly those west of the Mississippi, such as Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, and Iowa.

As a dedicated door-to-door auto transporter, we offer convenient pick-up from any residential or business address in California and ensure safe and prompt delivery to any address in New York. You can choose between open or enclosed shipping options. Get an instant quote today to see how affordable it is to ship your car from California to New York!

How much does it cost to ship a car from California to New York?

There are a few factors involved. The first will depend on the specific pick up location in New York and the delivery location in Florida. It will also depend on the size and weight of the vehicle, the type of shipping which can be open or enclosed, and of course if it’s running or non-running.

You easily learn how much it will cost to ship a car from California to New York by getting an instant quote with our calculator, or calling us at 800-284-7177. Use our easy steps.

How long does it take to ship a car from California to New York?

Carriers can travel around 300-500 miles per day. If you take the total distance of your route and divide by an average of 400, you'll get the estimated number of days it will take to ship a car from California to New York. Ih this case you are looking at 1000 miles, so 2-3 days.

But don’t worry, when you book the shipping, we give you the estimated delivery time for your specific California to New York shipping when you reserve the order.

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Delivery - Your vehicle arrives and you receive it

Consider entrusting your California to New York vehicle shipping needs to NX. To simplify the process for you, we've devised a straightforward approach divided into three manageable phases:

  1. Request a quote and make a reservation online or via phone.
  2. Schedule vehicle pickup.
  3. Receive your vehicle at your chosen destination.


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Based on recent data from our shipping this year, 80% of vehicles in California get picked up in 3-4 days!

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From California Car Shipping

When shipping a from California, the closer your pick-up and delivery locations are to I-5, the faster and cheaper your transport will be as the I-5 freeway is your go-to route, every time. As the main trucking artery in the state, it handles the majority of auto transport for us.

I-5 California

The most convenient locations along I-5 are Sacramento in the north and Los Angeles in the south, including any city in between. San Diego, although a viable option, can sometimes result in slightly higher costs and longer transport times due to its southernmost position on I-5.


Another favorable shipping route in California is CA-99, which runs parallel to I-5 but slightly east. Key cities along CA-99 include Chico in the north, Yuba City, Modesto, Fresno, and Bakersfield in the south. These locations are also considered friendly for car shipping.

San Jose and the cities along US-101

San Jose and the cities along US-101, down to Los Angeles, are also convenient shipping locations in California. However, there are challenging areas for car shipping within the state.

San Francisco

San Francisco, for example, is not the most difficult even though it's very populated. This is largely in part due to the city's toll bridges, super expensive gas prices, and many restricted streets make it an very costly and a time-consuming destination. Consequently, it's safe to say shipping to or from San Francisco typically comes at a premium beaause of all the hassle carriers have to deal with to maneuver around.

California Coastline

The most difficult locations for car shipping are those along CA-1, the coastline, and US-101 north of San Francisco, as well as areas within California's vast forested and mountainous regions. Remote locations, particularly north of Chico and away from I-5, also pose significant challenges.

Other Bay Area Cities

In contrast, other cities such as Oakland, San Leandro, and Fremont are far  less problematic for car carriers due to the absence of toll bridges and fewer road restrictions.

The California Forrest and Mountain Areas

Inaccessible areas, such as those deep in forests, high in the mountains, or on restricted streets in San Francisco, may require meeting the driver at a nearby major highway or interstate.

Fuel Costs

Another challenging aspect of car shipping in California is the high cost of gas, which is consistently among the highest in the nation. Carriers must pass these increased costs to consumers, making auto transports in and out of California more expensive.

Get an instant quote to find out what your California to New York auto transport will cost and how long it will take to ship!

To New York Car Shipping

When shipping a car to New York, the cost and duration of the transport can vary based on three primary regions: the New York City metropolitan area, the suburbs just outside the city, and Upstate New York.

New York City Metropolitan Area

This region includes the five boroughs (The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island) and Long Island. Shipping a car to or from this area typically incurs higher costs due to the challenges of navigating such a densely populated and congested region. However, because many carriers operate extensively in this area, the shipping process can often be faster despite the logistical difficulties.

Suburbs Outside New York City

Cities like White Plains, Yonkers, and Rye, located just outside the NYC metropolitan area, offer a sweet spot for car shipping. These areas are advantageous because they allow carriers to avoid the intense traffic and high tolls of the city while still being in close proximity to major routes. This can result in more efficient and cost-effective transport.

Upstate New York

The rest of the state, known as Upstate New York, includes several subregions: Western New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Central New York, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Capital District, and Hudson Valley. Each subregion has its own pros and cons for car shipping

Other Areas of New York State

Western New York Includes cities like Buffalo and Rochester areas, situated along major interstates, are relatively easy and economical for car shipping.

Finger Lakes and Southern Tier offer picturesque routes but can vary in terms of accessibility and cost. Cities like Syracuse in Central New York are well-connected by interstates, making shipping straightforward. North Country is more remote and can be challenging due to its distance from major highways.

Albany, the state capital, is well-connected and typically offers smoother shipping logistics.  The Hudson Valley has partsthat are easier to navigate, however, the southern areas from Poughkeepsie to just north of White Plains can be more challenging and potentially leading to higher costs and longer shipping times.


How do I ship my car to or from California to New York?

The price we give you a fair price and the estimated time of delivery for your specific shipping route. From there you can book an order online or book an order with us over the phone. The first step is to get an instant cost quote on our car shipping calculator or giving us a call at 800-284-7177.

Do you provide open and enclosed car shipping to or from California to New York?

Absolutely! We have both open and enclosed shipping. You can pick on the online quote system or call us.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX, and debit cards. You can pay a deposit and cash later or put it all on your card!

What's included in the instant quote?

Everything is included in the quote.  Taxes, Insurance, and all surcharges. No hidden fees with NX!