What Is the Estimated Cost of Car Shipping?

Evaluate your average car shipping costs with the InterNative Logistics calculator!

How much is car transportation supposed to cost?

Shipping your car between 1 to 500 miles will cost you approximately $1.96 per mile. Shipping your car between 500 to 1500 miles will cost you about $.93 per mile. Shipping your car above 1500 miles will cost you approximately $.58 per mile.

There are many variables that affect the precise car transportation costs. We recommend you take advice from a carrier or broker to get an accurate idea of your final cost.

Click here to receive an instant quote for your car shipment. For further inquiries regarding our transportation services, talk to our car shipping consultant.

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What is a Car Transportation Service?

It is a service that assists people in moving their cars from one place to another using a truck by auto transport companies. It allows you to choose between open auto transport and enclosed transport services. Open transport is more affordable, providing sufficient protection; however, enclosed shipping is expensive and may cost 30–40% more than open transport and is suitable for vintage/premium cars.

How can you estimate the cost of car shipping?

Several factors influence the cost mentioned in car shipping quotes. Confirm the shipping rates by contacting the shipping firm or visiting their official web page. For expedited shipping - inform the firm on a prior basis!

Here are the details that you must provide to receive the most accurate and up-to-date estimates for car shipping:

  • Car pick-up and delivery location - do not forget to mention zip codes for improved precision. 
  • Be specific about the shipping type preference, either open or enclosed. 
  • Inform them about the make, model, and variant of the car to ensure space availability in the respective trailer. 
  • Disclose the operational condition of the vehicle - if it can steer forward and reverse, important for truck loading and unloading.
  • The earliest possible time for vehicle pick up
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What Does the Automobile Transportation Sector Entail?

You have three ways to ship your car- Either through carriers, brokers, or lead suppliers.

Depending on the owner's search criteria, lead suppliers issue a list of 'leads' or prospective carriers. The owner is then responsible for conducting additional research or consulting with the carriers on the list to determine which option will best suit their needs and financial situation.

For the transportation of your car and other automobiles, carriers are employed who pick up and drop off your vehicle at the designated location. You can easily obtain all the relevant information related to transportation - from estimated costs to details of the journey through every step of the process.

Although brokers do not own any trucks or other transportation sources, they enable you to avail yourself of many benefits over the other two approaches. In the first place, brokers have access to a network of thousands of carriers and can assist you in selecting the best option for your requirements and specific vehicle. This allows you to limit your search to a select few carriers and avoid burning calories while looking further afield for reputable carriers who will handle your belongings with care at a reasonable price. Furthermore, brokers handle all the back-and-forth communication with carriers, allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the hassle-free journey of your wheels!

Brokers act as middlemen to negotiate the best deal between vehicle owners and a network of carriers. Your broker will give you an estimate, help you plan every detail of your consignment, and then arrange for everything to be coordinated with the preferred carrier.

InterNative Logistics prides itself on being the most reliable company in the automotive shipping industry. Call us at(800) 595-0865 to set up a ride with one of our authorized carriers in our network of 10,000+ rivers - right away!

What are the factors that determine the estimated cost of car shipping?


One of the main factors affecting the cost of shipping a car is the distance between the pickup and delivery locations. In general, the cost increases with distance. However, as distance increases, the price per mile usually tends to go down. InterNative Logistics provides the most approximate costs for shipments using a car shipping calculator.

It is crucial to remember that the price of international auto shipping may differ from the price of national transportation.

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The shipping route may significantly influence the duration of the shipment. You can typically anticipate a shorter transit time when shipping a car from a major city than when sending it from a more rural area.

The following additional route considerations could affect shipping costs:

  • Condition of the roads
  • Harsh weather conditions
  • Roads under construction 

Auto Shipment Services



Our carrier will pick up a vehicle from the exact address or location and deliver it to the precise address or location you specify. It is the simplest and most popular strategy. Make sure you have enough room to load or unload a car, and be sure to give the delivery person the precise address to ensure safe and timely delivery.


Open Transport Auto SHIPPING

The most popular and cost-effective way to ship cars using an auto transport company is through open auto transport. However, it is not suitable for sending vintage or luxurious cars, as the open trunk exposes them to certain elements that may cause a bit of damage.



Anyone who needs auto transport services but is short on time should use an expedited auto transport service. We take great pride in our outstanding service and our ability to help clients with quick and timely delivery across states, wherever they may be, at any time!



Enclosed shipping provides the vehicle with more protection while in transit. It lessens the chance of damage by keeping the car protected from the weather and other road hazards. However, this level of protection comes at a higher cost!