California to Tennessee Auto Shipping

Shipping of a Vehicle from California to Tennessee

We specifically specialize in shipping cars to Tennessee from California as well as many others.  Our California to Tennessee Auto Transport route runs all year long with the best rates possible. This is thanks to the amount of vehicles shipping from each state.


Shipping vehicles between California and Tennessee 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 Tennessee!

As a dedicated door-to-door auto transporter, we offer convenient pick-up from any residential or business address in California and will make sure of safe and prompt delivery to any address in Tennessee. 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 Tennessee!

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

There are a few factors involved. The first will depend on the specific pick up location in CA and the delivery location in TN.  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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee?

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 Tennessee.

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

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Delivery - Your vehicle arrives and you receive it

Consider trusting your California to Tennessee vehicle shipping needs to NX. To simplify the process for you, we've come up with a straightforward approach divided into three manageable steps:

  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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Route Availability is: Average

Based on recent data from our shipping this year, 80% of vehicles in California and going to Tennessee get picked up in 4-5 days!

Routes Shipping From California

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California to Tennessee
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Shipping To California Routes

Alaska to California
Arizona to California
Colorado to California
Florida to California
Georgia to California
Idaho to California
Illinois to California
Michigan to California
Minnesota to California
Nevada to California
New Jersey to California
New York to California
North Carolina to California
Ohio to California
Oregon to California
Pennsylvania to California
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Tennessee to California
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Montana to California

Shipping To Tennessee

California to Tennessee
Colorado to Tennessee
Idaho to Tennessee
Illinois to Tennessee
Michigan to Tennessee
Minnesota to Tennessee
Montana to Tennessee
New Jersey to Tennessee
New York to Tennessee
Ohio to Tennessee
Oregon to Tennessee
Washington to Tennessee

Shipping From Tennessee

Tennessee to California
Tennessee to Colorado
Tennessee to Idaho
Tennessee to Illinois
Tennessee to Michigan
Tennessee to Minnesota
Tennessee to Montana
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Tennessee to New York
Tennessee to Ohio
Tennessee to Oregon
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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.

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, down to Los Angeles, are also convenient shipping locations in California. However, there are challenging areas for car shipping within the state. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

To Tennessee Car Transport

Although we see many more carriers drive through TN rather than deliver or pick up there, it's highways facilitate easy travel in, out, and throughout the state. Major interstates like I-40, which runs east-west across the state, and I-65, which runs north-south, are critical arteries for commerce and travel. I-24 and I-75 also serve key roles in connecting Tennessee to neighboring states. These highways make cities like Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville accessible by our trucks.

Now, many will move to Tennessee for various reasons, including its relatively low cost of living, no state income tax, and it being home of Country music in the USA.  Nashville, known as "Music City," attracts musicians and artists from around the world, while Memphis is famed for its rich musical heritage and delicious barbecue. Additionally, Tennessee offers beautiful natural landscapes, such as the Great Smoky Mountains and numerous state parks, appealing to those who enjoy outdoor activities.

Nashville has seen significant job growth in sectors like healthcare, education, and professional services, contributing to a thriving housing market with increasing property values and new residential developments.

Now for those that might move out of Tennessee, this can be due to issues those residents may face, such as the state’s relatively lower average income levels compared to the national average, and in some areas, limited job opportunities outside major urban center and not everyone can be the next music hall of fame artist.  Educational challenges and healthcare access are also reasons for relocating.

The job market in Tennessee is diverse, with a mix of opportunities in healthcare, manufacturing, education, and the entertainment industry, particularly in Nashville. The state's unemployment rate has been relatively low, reflecting a healthy job market. Housing costs, while rising, remain more affordable compared to many other states, making Tennessee an attractive place for families and individuals looking to settle down. The combination of economic opportunities, cultural richness, and natural beauty continues to make Tennessee a desirable place for many.


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


How do I ship my car to or from California to Tennessee?

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 Tennessee?

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 to Tennessee?

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 from California to Tennessee?

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