How much will it cost to ship a car from California to Virginia?

I’ve been living in California for the last few years, but I need to go back to Virginia. Unfortunately, I bought a car here. and I don’t know how to get it back home! What would it normally cost me to ship a car from California to Virginia?

Moving can be a stressful process, but it’s also an exciting opportunity! Unfortunately, car shipping is an expensive process, so it will likely cost between $1,110 to $1,450 for you to ship your car from California to Virginia. That being said, the cost will depend on these factors.
  • Type and size of the vehicle: The bigger the vehicle, the more expensive it will be to ship.
  • Shipping speed: Faster shipping will typically cost more.
  • Gas prices: An increase in the cost of fuel will likely increase the cost of shipping.
  • Time of year: Shipping during the holiday season may be more expensive than other times.
  • The destination: The further the destination is, the more expensive it will be to ship the car.
While some of these factors are non-negotiable, you can find a more affordable price by opting for a slower shipping speed or waiting until after the holidays to have it shipped. But shipping cars will always be a pricey service—so be prepared for some high costs.
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Phoebe Mah
Answered on Nov 23, 2021

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