California to Washington Car Transport

Shipping of a car from California to Washington

Professional, safe and insured transport to Washington. So whether it's a relocation thanks to a new job, retirement, or family move with several cars, you can put your trust in us to do it for you the right way.


Car Shipping from California to Washington

Vehicles going from Southern California to Washington, it often takes carriers via the I-5 corridor thanks to high-demand car shipping along this highway. Key locations along the way include Sacramento, Redding, Medford, Eugene, Salem, Portland, and Tacoma. Occasionally, the carrier might veer slightly off I-5 to handle pickups or deliveries in Fresno, San Jose, or San Francisco.

A highly traveled car shipping route between states is from Los Angeles, CA to Seattle, WA. Covering a distance of 1,135 miles along I-5, a car carrier can usually deliver a vehicle from Los Angeles to Seattle in approximately 3 days.

For an instant quote on the cost and duration of shipping your car from California to Washington, visit our website or call us!

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

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 Washington. 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 Washington shipping when you reserve the order.

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

There are a few factors involved. The first will depend on the specific pick up location in California and the delivery location in Washington. 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 Washington by getting an instant quote with our calculator, or calling us at 800-284-7177. Use our easy steps.

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Consider entrusting your California to Washington 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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Routes Shipping From California

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Routes Shipping To California

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Routes Shipping To Washington

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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!

When you're shipping a car from California to Washington, there are three areas of the state that will affect how much your transport will cost, and how long it will take to ship a car from California to Washington. One area is the New York City metropolitan area that includes the five boroughs (The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island) and Long Island. The other area is just outside of New York City that includes the cities of White Plains, Yonkers, and Rye. Finally, the other area is Upstate New York, which is basically the rest of the state.

Auto transports in and out of the New York City metropolitan area will typically cost more because of the logistics of picking up or delivering a vehicle in such a congested and challenging metropolitan area, but the upside is that freight can often move faster because that’s where most of the carriers are working in the state of New York.

The cities of White Plains, Yonkers, and Rye are just outside New York City and they can be the best areas of New York to ship cars to or from because car carriers can avoid the city and the boroughs and they can still continue traveling to surrounding states without having to pay heavy tolls or encounter too much traffic.

The rest of the state of New York, Upstate New York, is made up of several subregions. Those subregions include Western New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Central New York, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Capital District, and Hudson Valley. Each of these regions in Upstate New York have their pros and cons when it comes to car shipping. Most areas along the interstates throughout NY state are relatively easy to ship in and out of and are your cheapest shipping options. Those areas include the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany. The southern areas of Hudson Valley (Poughkeepsie down to just north of White Plains) can be a little more challenging so transports in and out of these areas may take a day or two longer and may cost more.

To Washington Car Shipping

Primary Shipping Corridors: I-5 and I-90

In Washington, the main shipping routes are Interstate 5 (I-5) and Interstate 90 (I-90). Our operations frequently involve transporting vehicles along these corridors, with I-5 connecting Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia, and I-90 serving Spokane, Moses Lake, and Ellensburg. These routes offer the most efficient and cost-effective options for auto transport within the state, ensuring speedy delivery and reduced expenses.

Challenging Transport Areas

While I-5 and I-90 facilitate smooth transportation, certain areas in Washington present significant challenges:

Northern I-5 Corridor (Everett to Bellingham)

This stretch of I-5, extending from Everett up to Bellingham, often poses difficulties. Transports in this area tend to be slower and more expensive.

Puget Sound Region (West of Seattle and Tacoma)

Cities such as Gig Harbor, Bremerton, Port Orchard, Bainbridge Island, and Poulsbo fall into this category. The heart of Puget Sound is particularly problematic due to its geography and limited access routes. Consequently, we infrequently dispatch trucks to this region, resulting in higher costs and longer transport times. Many customers opt to meet carriers in Tacoma to save time and money.

Northern Regions (North of US Highway 2)

US Highway 2 spans from Spokane to Seattle, and areas north of this highway face transportation challenges. The lack of interstates and sparse population make regular auto transport to and from these towns and cities rare. Carriers seldom traverse this region, leading to increased difficulty in arranging timely transports.

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How do I ship my car from California to Washington?

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 from California to Washington?

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!z