New York to California Car Transport

Shipping a vehicle from New York to California

Let National Express handle car shipping from New York to California with door to door service and no hidden fees. We handle job relocations, corporate moves, dealership auto shipping, and more.


If you find yourself having to ship a car from New York to California, there are several factors that will determine how much and how long it will take for us to move your car. Factors such as the type of transport you prefer (open or enclosed), condition of the vehicle (running or not running / inoperable), type of vehicle, exact destination, season, and fuel prices. All this is what will determine the final cost of this shipment. Luckily, we're here to sort all that out.

New York to California route service is door to door with all fees included. Featured services include Open carrier transport, which is one of the most common and fastest way of transportation. Vehicles are placed on open air trailers with two levels and is fine for almost any type of car. Enclosed auto Transport is used mostly for sports, classic and luxury cars which offers more protection.

Whether you are shipping a car from New York to California during the busy snowbird season in late fall or during the slower early spring period, you can book a transport order with us within seven days of when your car will be ready for pick-up. We have strong relationships with carriers on this route, ensuring we can schedule and move vehicles quickly year-round.

New York State is the home of New York City, the big apple while California is the home of Hollywood the largest film making industry in the world. These two states are very key states and people are therefore likely to be moving in and out all the time. There are many highways joining the two states making the access easier. There are several routes from New York to California and vice versa that can be used to ship a car.



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Delivery - Your vehicle arrives and you receive it

Consider entrusting your New York to California 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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Example Routes:

- New York City, New York to San Francisco, California
- Brooklyn, New York to San Diego, California
- Manhattan, New York to Sacramento, California
- Bronx, New York to Los Angeles, California
- Staten Island, New York to San Jose, California
- Buffalo, NY to Los Angeles, California

From New York Car Shipping

When you're shipping a car to or from New York, 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 to or from New York. 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 travelling 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.

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

Shipping Cars to California

When transporting a car to or from California, the main trucking artery to consider is I-5. This highway is crucial for auto transports in the state, as the majority of them run along this route. Locations closer to I-5 are more advantageous for quicker and cheaper transport. Sacramento in the north and Los Angeles in the south, along with any city in between, are ideal for car shipping. San Diego is also a good option, though its extreme southern position on I-5 might slightly increase the cost and transport time compared to northern locations.

Another favorable route for car shipping is CA-99, which runs parallel to I-5 to the east. Cities like Chico in the north, Yuba City, Modesto, Fresno, and Bakersfield in the south are also good choices. Additionally, San Jose and cities along US-101 down to Los Angeles are friendly locations for auto transports.

However, some locations in California pose challenges for car shipping. San Francisco, for example, is time-consuming and expensive for car carriers due to toll bridges, high gas prices, and street restrictions for smaller vehicles. This makes San Francisco one of the most unfriendly metro areas for car shipping west of the Mississippi. Conversely, other Bay Area cities like Oakland, San Leandro, and Fremont are less challenging because they avoid toll bridges and road restrictions.

The most difficult areas for car shipping are those along CA-1 or US-101 north of San Francisco, particularly in the forested and mountainous regions of northern California. Locations north of Chico that aren't along I-5 also pose challenges.

Despite being a door-to-door auto transport company, certain locations are inaccessible for trucks. If you're in a remote mountain or forested area, or on a restricted street in San Francisco, you'll need to meet the driver at a major highway or interstate nearby.

Another factor to consider is the high cost of gas in California. Even in good economic times, California's gas prices are usually the highest in the country. Carriers pass these increased costs on to consumers, resulting in higher auto transport prices in and out of California.

How do I ship my  from New York to California?

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 New York to California?

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!