How much does it cost to ship a car from Cape Cod to Florida?


Several variables decide the final cost. Vehicle make and model, together with the distance set the base price for shipping. Then the choice of carrier type enters the equation. Shipping a non-running car drives the price up due to additional equipment. Remote areas of the country also cost more. However, current supply and demand decides the final price.

How long does it take to ship a car from Cape Cod to Florida?

Shipping a car from Cape Cod to Florida takes about 5 to 7 days. Various factors could affect the shipping times and this means that shipping time is always an estimate. Open auto transport is usually faster and cheaper due to high availability.

What services does CORSIA offer?

Corsia Logistics provides the following car shipping services:

by carrier type: open and enclosed trailer

by time frame: standard and expedited delivery

Choosing a carrier type really depends on the type of vehicle you need to ship. Standard everyday sedans usually go on an open-air trailer. If you need to ship a high-end sports or luxury automobile, or any classic vehicle you should choose enclosed trailer.

Standard car shipping means that a carrier will pick up your vehicle within few days. Delivery, in this case would be 3-5 days. However, please keep in mind that all dates and times are only estimates.

Expedited delivery could guarantee that your car is picked up or delivered on or by a specified date and time.

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Open auto transport is the standard solution. It is faster and cheaper. Open carriers are readily available and this makes them efficient and preferred by private customers and businesses alike.

Enclosed auto transport is a preferred solution for sports and high-end automobiles. It offers complete protection from weather and road elements. However, it could take a bit longer to book and schedule. It is more expensive as well.

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What documents do I need when shipping a car?

Domestic transport is easy. When shipping a car from Cape Cod to Florida, you or someone on your behalf must release the vehicle to the carrier at pick-up.

The person at pick-up will also need to sign a Bill of Lading (BOL). The BOL is a receipt and an inspection report. When the carrier inspects the car you need to check with that all existing damages are marked before you sign. Never sign a blank or incomplete document.

From Cape Cod to the Sunshine State

Cape Cod is a popular tourist destination. The most parts of Cape Cod have been separated from the mainland since 1914 by the Cape Cod Canal, which cuts approximately 7 miles across the peninsula’s base. The territory of Cape Cod is made up of 15 towns and has 14 lighthouses spread out all over the Cape.

In fact, Cape Cod has more lighthouses than any other county in the US. Its ample beaches and interesting history attracts millions of tourists every year. It is estimated that 65% of Cape Cod tourists visit the Cape during the summer months and early fall to enjoy its great weather and its beautiful nature.

Moving from Cape Cod to Florida is quite an adventure, but you will soon fall in love with Florida’s weather (hurricanes, tornadoes, and thunderstorms not included), atmosphere, people, cultural, scene, and its coastline which is over 1300 miles, the longest one in America.

You may often hear people call Florida the Land of Flowers, but did you know how it got this nickname? In 1513, explorer Juan Ponce de León gave Florida its name which comes from Spanish “Florido” and means “full of flowers”. All kinds of flowers that is!

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The climate north and south

The weather of Cape Cod is usually more moderate than inland locations in the USA, Florida included. Thanks to the Atlantic Ocean influence, Cape Cod’s temperatures during the summer are usually a few degrees lower than the neighboring mainland and a few degrees higher during the winter. The spring season in Cape Cod is also delayed most of the time since most of the Cape is surrounded by the ocean.

Compared to Cape Cod, Florida offers a better weather year-round and lots of sunshine. Its northern part experiences a subtropical climate while its southern part a tropical one but most parts of the state offer a mild weather during the winter with hot and humid summers. Lots of hurricanes occur throughout the state too, especially between mid-August and late October.

Population and housing costs

South Florida and North Florida differ a lot when it comes to climate, culture, nightlife, and atmosphere. With some aspects so much that traveling from one part to the other feels like traveling to another state.

Right now Florida is home to almost 21 million people which makes it the third most populous country in the US. Florida also has a lot of pre-contact Native communities such as the Seminole Tribe and early  Spanish settlements like the one of St. Augustine which dates back to the year 1565 and the city is the oldest in the nation. You can still visit these tribes and early Spanish-established settlements to this day if you are curious and interested enough.

Florida has no income tax and it is a popular destination for retirees thanks to its warm weather as well as its tax-friendly retirement benefits. The state is also a popular destination for all millennials who want to own their own home.

Things to do in Florida

Florida is a paradise for golf lovers, surfers, and anyone who loves outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and biking. If you didn’t know already, tourists are a major part of Florida’s life. Orlando in particular is such a popular destination that it attracts more visitors than any amusement park in the US.

Whenever you have some free time, go visit the largest lake in Florida – Lake Okeechobee, the Universal Orlando, Florida Keys, South Beach, Magic Kingdom, Everglades National Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios or any other destination you are willing to spend your free time at.

Moving to Florida with a car

Getting around in the Land of Flowers is hard without a car, so if you are going to ship your car to Florida you’re off to a great start. Once you establish your move, you will have up to 30 days to register and title your car with your local DHSMV. Keep in mind that you will have to register and title your car at the same time in order to legally drive it. If you need more info on the documents you need to prepare, make sure you read all the specific details about car registration in advance.

Enjoy your temporary or permanent move to Florida! We are here to help you ship your car with peace of mind. Please, do not hesitate to call us with questions.

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Our dedicated team of professional logistics experts will answer all of your questions and help you choose the best solution.