Shipping a car from California to Alabama

How much does it cost to ship a car from California to Alabama?

You need a price for shipping a car from California to Alabama? Well, 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. Get a quote now from the section bellow.

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Corsia Logistics - A Five Star Rated Company


Corsia rep (Elena) was very proactive. Helped ship a car from CA to GA. She checked in with me via email quote and several phone calls to find me the best possible quote for the fastest available service. After several communications, Corsia was able to schedule a vehicle pickup the next day. The driver communicated well, and the vehicle arrived in final destination faster than we expected in perfect condition. I highly recommend using Corsia's reliable, efficient service.

Geet Mp Haryana

Thanks, Corsia! Pickup was so clean, efficient, and wonderful -- my only recommendation is to make sure you schedule it during the day so you can fully review the car in the daylight. Drop off was equally wonderful, and the whole trip went down without a hitch (pun intended!). Seriously, Corsia delivered my Jeep from CT to California with no issues or bumps in the road!

Cay Liptak

High five's all around! Corsia was highly recommended by a friend in the automobile industry. We needed to transport a cargo van from Seattle to Florida. We contacted Corsia who quickly arranged transport within just a few days. Communication was outstanding! Just a few email confirmations and we were all set. Mike was great and arrived right on time and delivered to Florida on schedule. Tip-avoid the hornets nest of auto brokers on line and just contact Corsia for a truly great experience!

Elizabeth Woodward

Corsia Memphis to LA, mid-size SUV. I looked at 4 different companies amd Corsia was the most responsive of them. While being responsive, they were not unduly aggressive: when I indicated that I need to wait a month before making a decision they stopped contacting me and only came back with a reminder when I really needed it. Once I decided to engage Corsia they found me a transport within two days and the car was delivered (from Memphis to LA) in another two days. I had a truly positive experience.

Csaba Kovesdy

Working with Corsia Logistics was a great experience. Working with Corsia Logistics was wonderful. They were able to find a driver right away to transport our car. They were in constant communication as to when the car was getting picked up and dropped off. The driver also communicated with me as to when he would arrive. I would highly recommend Corsia Logistics.

Kelly Torres

Excellent Organization Corsia was an excellent company to work with while I transferred my car across the US. A friend of mine suggested I use them as they had been very organized and trustworthy with her own car. I researched a few different place but decided to go with Corsia and I'm so glad I did! Any questions I had throughout the process they answered quickly and clearly. I would definitely use them again in the future and recommend them for others to use.

Amy Nelson

Looking for a logistics company, to ship my car, from California to Illinois,my first search, then Corsia showed up, skeptical. Call and a very friendly secretary: Elena. She guided me through, I scheduled and as she explained, all when smooth as scheduled Very happy I did the right choice. I'll recommend this great Company to anyone that is thinking to relocate a vehicle. Thanks Corsia logistics for your honesty and professionalism!

Simon Moore

Top notch Transport - Porsche 997 Top notch! As easy and efficient as one could possibly imagine. Great customer service.. thank you Luke. Great prices. Check. Timely communications. Check. Clean transport trailer. Check. Supremely careful driver. Check. Timely arrival. Check. Don't mess around elsewhere, just call Corsica and feel confident your transports needs are going to be exceeded. My Porsche 911 rode like a Queen in her enclosed chariot. I've never needed a transport company before, and I surely will use them every time. Do yourself a favor, seriously. Call now.


Corsia has been amazing. Their prices are really competitive but more importantly their customer service has been 5-Star. Elena followed up with me every step of the way, making sure there was no miscommunication between me & the driver. We are using them to ship a 2nd vehicle & would not hesitate to use them again!

Carroll Tiffany

I have recently used Corsia for long time family car with sentimental value that was moved I have recently used Corsia for shipment of my vehicle from Oregon to Arizona by recommendation from other family member who also used Corsia in the past. I am very pleased on the service and the communication throughout shipment. Ken was my direct contact and kept me informed along the move The car was picked up and delivered as communicated. I did use a enclosed mover and the driver was also clean cut professional and treated car as his own. I would definitely recommend Corsia again with the experience I have had. Thank you. T

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How long does it take to ship a car from California to Alabama?

Shipping a car from California to Alabama 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 for shipping a car from California to Alabama?

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, such as your Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla 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 5-7 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 California to Alabama, 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.

Moving to Sweet Home Alabama

Alabama — one of the states that helped shape the future of the country, is located in the southeast of the US. According to the US Census Bureau, the state has a population of over 4.89 million people. Often nicknamed the Yellowhammer State, Heart of Dixie, and the Cotton State, Alabama is the only state in the US that can provide the needed natural resources to make iron and steel. It is, therefore, the largest supplier of cast-iron and steel pipe products in the entire nation. Its state slogan is ‘Audemus jura nostra defendere’, which means “We Dare Defend Our Rights”.

In contrast to California’s Mediterranean climate that ranges from polar to subtropical, Alabama has a humid subtropical climate. The temperatures in the southern part of the state are warmer, while in the northern part of Alabama, the temperatures are colder, particularly in the Appalachian Mountains. In general, Alabama summers are very hot, with average temperatures that can go over 90 °F, while its winters have a mild climate. Most parts of the state are prone to tropical storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes.

Economy and Employment

After the World War II, Alabama’s economy changed from being mainly dependent on the agricultural sector to a more diverse one. Nowadays the state’s economy depends on management, automobile manufacturing, finance, banking, aerospace, mineral extraction, healthcare, steel production and fabrication, retail, education, and technology.

Alabama’s economy has been growing rapidly since the 1990s due to its expansion in the automotive manufacturing industry. The state currently ranks fourth in the US for vehicle exports and is home to Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Mercedes-Benz US International, and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama.

Redstone Arsenal, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Maxwell Air Force Base, the State of Alabama, and Mobile County Public School System are among the top five employers of the state. In case you are a great aeronautical fan, Alabama is also home to NASA, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and the Marshall Space Flight Center.

Housing and Living Costs

Since the living costs in Alabama are 12% lower than the national average, it is no wonder why there is an influx of people coming from various states and deciding to make Alabama their new home. Keep in mind that the median income in Alabama is also lower than the national average. You can get the highest annual salary rates in Huntsville, while the lowest rates have been recorded in Gulf Shores.

The cost of living in Montgomery, Alabama’s capital, is 39% cheaper than in Los Angeles, while the median home cost is 81% lower. Compare other Alabama cities with California on Best Places website to find more about utilities, food, health, and transportation costs.

What to do in Alabama

There are so many things you can visit in Alabama in your free time. The Gulf State Park, Monte Sano State Park, Cheaha State Park, Oak Mountain State Park, and Cathedral Caverns State Park are just some of the must-visit places in the state.

Besides an abundance of parks, Alabama offers plenty of other attractions such as the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Cheaha Mountain, Fort Morgan, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Bankhead National Forest, Vulcan Statue, Talladega Superspeedway, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and Alligator Alley.

Moving to Alabama with a car

Once you become a new resident of Alabama, you will have 30 days to register your vehicle. Keep in mind that in order to register your car, you will also need an Alabama title and insurance. For more information on how to register your car and all the documents you need to submit, visit Alabama Department of Revenue online. Check with Alabama Law Enforcement Agency about transferring your out-of-state driver’s license.

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