Shipping a car from California to Ohio

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

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.

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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!

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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 Ohio?

Shipping a car from California to Ohio takes about 4 to 6 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 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 4-6 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?

When shipping a car from California to Ohio, 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 from the Golden State to the Buckeye State

Did you know that California is the most populated state in the US? By 2050 its population is projected to surpass 50 million!

The state was originally known as the Grizzly Bear State due to the great number of bear population. Later nicknamed the Golden State, after the Grizzly Bear population started to die down and finally got extinct due to aggressive hunting.

Leaving behind such a cultural and agricultural hub that has a $2.75 trillion economy and move to Ohio is not an unusual move. Many people have been looking for a change of lifestyle, and Ohio with its great opportunities is the perfect answer for many.

Nicknamed the “Buckeye State”, beautiful Ohio has some of the most diverse landscapes and is home to over 11.7 million people. The state’s name comes from the Ohio River which means “large creek” or “great river.”

Curious facts about Ohio:

The very first ambulance service was established in Ohio, more precisely in Cincinnati, in 1865.

The state of Ohio is the leading producer of greenhouse and nursery plants.

Columbus is not only the state capital but also the largest city in Ohio.

Ohio ranks 7th as a wine producer in the US and is often called the Napa Valley of the Midwest.

Here is how you know you’re from Ohio:

You know all the 4 seasons: Winter, Still Winter, Almost Winter, and Construction.

You live less than 30 miles from some college or university.

You know what a buckeye really is, and have a recipe for candy.

You know that “toward the lake” means “north”, and “toward the river” means “south” in Ohio.

California vs Ohio climate

Moving from the West Coast to a Midwestern state has its pros and cons. On the one side, you will miss the warm weather and charming beaches of California, but on the other side, you will get away from all the hurricanes, earthquakes, or tornadoes.

Compared to sunny California where you’ve been enjoying the Mediterranean climate, Ohio is a cold, snowy, and rainy state. Its climate is classified as humid continental. Summers in Ohio are typically hot and humid, while winters in general range from cool to cold throughout the state.

Housing and living costs

The good news for those moving to Ohio is that your expenses will drop significantly since the cost of living in Ohio is lower than the national average. If we compare the capitals of California and Ohio, the living costs in Columbus are over 29% cheaper than in Sacramento. The median home price is also less expensive in Columbus — 54% cheaper than in Sacramento.

Activities in Ohio

The obesity rate in the state of Ohio is at 29.5% (ranking 8th in the US). Nevertheless, do not let these numbers affect you and your lifestyle. Anyone in Ohio can be as active as they choose.

Lake Erie, Hocking Hills State Park, Cedar Point amusement park, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Bicycle Museum of America, Cowan Pottery Museum, Medina Toy and Train Museum, and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame are only some of the attractions you should definitely visit when you get a chance.

Moving from California to Ohio with a car

When you move to Ohio, you will have 30 days to register your car with Ohio’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), as well as transfer your out-of-state driver’s license. To register your car, you will need to pay a fee, show proof of insurance, and submit all the other documents needed at your local Ohio BMV office in person.

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