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Shipping a car from Alabama to Texas- how much does it cost?

Review the main factors that control the cost to ship a car. Please, keep in mind that prices change weekly and that is why a price quote is good for one week only. Several factors play a role and it is important to understand that. The price does not depend only on the type of car or the type of car carrier. The distance matter, but it is also not the only factor. Please, check below for all factors that affect the cost to ship a car. 

Vehicle make & model

Smaller cars are cheaper to ship, while bigger vehicles are more expensive. Hence, the make and model of your vehicle affect the price.

Transport Type

Open auto transport is the standard and most affordable way to ship a car. Enclosed carrier costs more. So the type of carrier also affects the price.


More miles means less per mile. Shorter distances still consume gas and require the same amount of work, but in the end it is fewer miles traveled, which increases the price per mile.


Whether the car is coming and going to a major metro area or rural place matters. Fewer carriers travel to remote areas to pick-up or deliver vehicles.

Vehicle Condition

A vehicle that is not moving on its own power may require a winch or a forklift to be loaded. This increases the price.

Supply / Demand

At the end of the equation, we add current supply and demand. When demand is high the truck space is limited and this means higher prices.

Type of car shipping service to choose
Enclosed Auto Transport Corsia Logistics Porsche

Open auto transport is the standard vehicle shipping solutions. It works for all types of vehicles, and all distances. It is the fastest and the most affordable car shipping service. 

Enclosed auto transport is usually booked for high-end automobiles. It is perfect for your classic car or sports vehicle that cost more than $50,000. It is a premium service that provides full protection from road and weather elements. 

You may need expedited transport when and if you need your vehicle picked-up or delivered on an exact or by an exact date. This type of service cost more. 

A correctly quoted rate is a current market price that will ship a car now.

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Shipping a car from Alabama to Texas

Alabama – a sunny, southern state

The Yellowhammer State – Alabama, is a calm and pleasant place. Situated at the Heart of the Dixie (its other, probably more popular nickname) Alabama has a diverse nature – with the Tennessee valley in the north and the Gulf of Mexico in the south.

Alabama has a population of around 5 million. Montgomery is Alabama’s capital and the largest city is Huntsville, with both having a population of around 200 thousand, give or take. Birmingham metropolitan area is the state’s largest metro area with just over a million inhabitants.

Alabama has a rich culture. Harper Lee wrote her most-famous novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” in Alabama, just where the story of the book takes action. Forrest Gump is also “born” there. Last but not least – we all know (and love) Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama!

Alabama Disadvantages

Alabama has some major pros like fresh seafood and some underrated beaches at the Gulf, good beer to complement your even better barbecue. However, there are some major cons.

Many places are closed on Sundays

Selling alcohol is banned in some places

The weather can be turbulent

Expect big cockroaches often

Moving to Texas

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Texas is an economic giant and has an advantage over Alabama in terms of numbers. Most people find the climate and food here are also more suitable for their tastes.

Austin is the capital, but it’s far from the largest, despite numbering nearly a million. Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio are both much larger.

Texas Economy

Most of the state’s economy is in high-tech fields, mainly aerospace  and medicine. The GDP of Texas exceeds US$1.9 trillion, ranking second in the United States.

The state has abundant natural resources, especially oil, but tourism and higher education also bring benefits. The largest employers are the University of Texas at Austin, MD Anderson Cancer Ctr and MD Anderson.

Houston – the Space city

This is where most of Houston’s nicknames come from. The Lyndon Johnson Space Center is a major technology center. It is the main center of NASA’s manned spaceflight and the birthplace of the famous saying “Houston, we have a problem!”

Texas Medical Center

As a global medical leader, the Texas Medical Center with the largest number of medical institutions in one place has more than 100,000 employees, receives 10 million patients every year, and has a GDP of 25 billion U.S. dollars.

A very liberal state

The state’s liberal laws allow large African American, Asian, Hispanic, LGBTQ, and Christian communities to co-exist peacefully.


The Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars all play in their respective major leagues. They have a fanatical following and are very popular! Other cool places worth visiting include the Bishop Arts District, John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas Botanic Gardens and Botanical Gardens, Dallas World Aquarium and Six Flags Texas!


Traffic congestion is one of Houston’s biggest problems. Commuters in Houston spend more time on the road than most Americans, an average of one hour or more per day.

Due to the hot and humid weather, Houston is a huge breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Due to its proximity to the ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Houston is prone to floods and hurricanes.

There is no state income tax in Texas, but this is a trap. This makes up for the 8.25% sales tax, which is on the high end in the US.

Austin vs.  Montgomery

Montgomery, the capital of Alabama, has some major advantages over Austin and they can all be summarized by being generally cheaper. Montgomery has lower average home price, cheaper food, housing and transportation. However, Austin is considerably bigger with a larger and better-paid labor market. This can easily be seen by the unemployment rates and by the average income.

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