How Long to Ship a Car? Car Shipping Times

How Long Does it Take to Ship a Car?

Our analysis of the latest statistics on auto shipping has shown that once a vehicle is picked up, it is usually delivered within 1 to 8 days across the country, assuming no unexpected delays happen along the shipping route.

Estimated Timetable for Interstate Transport

We ship and transport your car as fast and as carefully as possible. This is our estimated timetable for interstate transport:

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 the Neighboring States1 - 3 days
With in the Same State1 - 3 days

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    How Long Does it Take to Ship a Car to/ from Alaska?

    Alaska car transport; As an estimate, we can provide the following shipping times for your car to Alaska:

    • Between Seattle, Washington, and Anchorage, Alaska – typically 10-14 days
    • Between Honolulu, Hawaii, and Anchorage, Alaska – typically 18-25 days

    How Long Does it Take to Ship a Car to/from Hawaii?

    As an estimate, we can provide the following shipping times for your car to Hawaii :

    • Honolulu from or to Long Beach CA, Seattle, or Oakland (ports) takes 10-12 days approximately
    • From or to Kahului, Hilo, o Nawiliwili ports takes 17-20 days approximately

    How Long Does it Take to Ship a Car to/from Puerto Rico

    As an estimate, we can provide the following shipping times for your car to Puerto Rico:

    • Between Puerto Rico from or to Jacksonville or Philadelphia ports takes approximately 7-10 days

    Estimated Vehicle Shipping Times for US Virgin Islands

    As an estimate, we can provide the following car shipping times for your car to US Virgin Islands:

    • Between Saint Thomas, US Virgin Island from or to Port Everglades, Jacksonville ports take approximately 7-10 days

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    6 Key Factors that Affect the Time it Takes to Ship a Car

    Shipping a car may take longer than anticipated due to unusual routes or the time needed to pick it up, which will add to the total shipping time.

    How Long Does it Take to Ship a CarTo get the most accurate answer to the question, how long does it take to ship a car, we need to focus on 6 factors that indirectly affect shipping times. The following are:

    1. Route Distance

    It is probably obvious that the longer the route, the longer it will take to ship a car.

    2. Pick-up and Drop-off Locations

    Where will the vehicle be picked up and delivered? These two locations can impact the shipping time of a car if both locations are in neighborhoods that are hard to navigate, or if they are in rural areas, it will take longer because the driver must get off the main highway.

    3. Traffic and Season

    Traffic is inevitable, as we mentioned before. So are weather conditions; especially if drivers must drive with more caution to avoid accidents and keep their vehicles safe.

    4. Road Conditions

    Your car may need to travel down a major road that is under construction, so expect an additional delay.

    5. Truck Breakdowns and Mechanical Issues

    A car carrier may transport more than one vehicle to more than one delivery address.

    6. Other stops

    Nobody likes them, but they happen. When it does happen, most of the time carriers are able to resolve the issue quickly, which only causes a slight delay.

    Here you can find out the real reasons that cause a delay in auto shipping.

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    Depending on these factors, your car might take two days to two weeks to reach its final destination. The following are general car shipping time estimates:

    Distance to travel
    Calendar Days
    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 miles7-9 days
    2300 + miles
    7-12 days

    AutoStar Transport Express has grown a strong reputation for reliability and transparency. You’ve got deadlines; we know how to meet them. To have a global idea about the estimated travel times for auto shipping, you can consult our Average Car Shipping Travel Times Map to get an idea of how long does it take to ship a car. AutoStar Transport Express provides Hawaii, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands & Alaska auto shipping.

    Our Transport Coordinators and Customer Service Department are happy to walk you through the process of shipping your car, and upon booking, we send out your personalized shipping information.

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