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 Coast||7 – 10 days|
|3/4 Cross Country||5 – 7 days|
|1/2 Cross Country||3 – 5 days|
|North to South / South to North||3 – 5 days|
|Interstate and/or to Neighboring States||1 – 3 days|
|Within the Same State||1 – 3 days|
Estimated Shipping time by Distance
|0 – 300 miles||1-2 days|
|300 – 600 miles||1-3 days|
|600 – 900 miles||2-4 days|
|900 – 1300 miles||3-5 days|
|1300-1800 miles||5-7 days|
|1800 – 2300 miles||7-9 days|
|2300 + miles||7-12 days|
Here are some concrete examples:
California to/from Georgia
As a rough guide, it takes around 6-8 days to ship a car from California to Georgia.
Florida to/from California
As a rough guide, it takes around 6-7 days to ship a car from Florida to California
Hawaii to/from California
As a rough guide, it takes around 5-6 days to ship a car from Hawaii to California
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.
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.
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.