How long does it take to ship a car in 2022?

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How long does it take to ship a car

We’ve analysed data from our customers at EasyWay to answer the question “How long does it take to ship a car?”. Our findings are the below:

1) 89% of all vehicles are delivered within 6 days, with the majority (62%) reaching their destination in 2-5 days .

2) Only 11% of cars take longer than 6 days to ship.

In most situations, the delay is caused by traffic, roads under construction or other unexpected reasons such as adverse weather conditions.

Estimated Time for Interstate Car Shipping

We do our best to get your automobile to its destination as quickly and safely as possible.  To give you a clear idea of delivery time between states, we’ve compiled the following table: 

Coast to Coast7 – 10 days
3/4 Cross Country5 – 7 days
1/2 Cross Country3 – 5 days
North to South / South to North3 – 5 days
Interstate and/or to Neighboring States1 – 3 days
Within the Same State1 – 3 days

Estimated Shipping time by Distance

Distance Shipping Days
0 – 300 miles1-2 days
300 – 600 miles1-3 days
600 – 900 miles2-4 days
900 – 1300 miles3-5 days
1300-1800 miles5-7 days
1800 – 2300 miles7-9 days
2300 + miles7-12 days

Here are some concrete examples:

How Long Does it Take to Ship a car to/from California to Georgia

As a rough guide, it takes around 6-8 days to ship a car from California to Georgia.

How Long Does it Take to Ship a car to/from Florida to California

As a rough guide, it takes around 6-7 days to ship a car from Florida to California

How Long Does it Take to Ship a car to/from Hawaii to California

As a rough guide, it takes around 5-6 days to ship a car from Hawaii to California

Ready to transport your car with EasyWay?

Our car shipping advisors are available by calling (630) 415-1881 to answer all your questions.

6 Key Factors That Influence the Time It Takes to Ship a Car

Occasionally, unusual routes and difficult driving conditions mean it takes us longer to reach your vehicle, and then deliver it to your destination safely.  This increases the overall transportation time.

To paint you the full picture, we’ve considered the 5 most important factors that influence the question: “How long does it take to ship a vehicle?”.  The following are:

1. Route Distance

Generally speaking, the longer the route, the longer it’s going to take. Once your car has been picked up, it will take just a day or two to transport it several hundred kilometers.  On the other hand, transporting a car across the nation will usually take 5-7 days.

2. Geography

Where will the car be picked up, and where will it be dropped off? 

If the pickup and delivery locations are near a big city, or along a major highway, getting your automobile transported will be considerably easier and faster.

Alternatively, it will take much longer to get from one place to another in difficult-to-reach areas, such as rural areas, which lack the efficient transport links of cities.

3. Time of Year

Weather conditions are very important, and have a significant effect on your driving. 

In Winter, for example, weather is likely to be more extreme, and may require our drivers to exercise caution or avoid certain roads to prevent accidents.

This has a knock on effect for delivery time.

4. Traffic

Everyone’s nightmare… Not even our accomplished drivers can avoid traffic!

Seasonality also comes into play here- Summer can be especially difficult where traffic volumes tend to peak.

5. Road Conditions

Construction projects might cause delays in the shipping process.  This is especially if they block the only available route our drivers can take to reach you…

6. Unexpected stops/breakdowns 

They’re not ideal, but they do occur. 

Luckily, when they happen, we’re prepared for every eventuality.  We are usually able to fix the problem fast, which will minimize any delays in shipping your vehicle.

Need to Ship Your Vehicle?  Give us a call!

We’d be delighted to help you move your car from one state to another. With our years of expertise, we regularly assist customers with both residential and commercial car transportation needs.

We provide safe, secure auto transport services at a reasonable price, and our team of drivers are highly experienced in transporting vehicles across the country.

What’s more- you’ll get expert assistance and support every step of the way.

Request your free quote today!

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Our car shipping advisors are available by calling (630) 415-1881 to answer all your questions.
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