Shipping a car from Chicago to Los Angeles

How much does it cost to ship a car from Chicago to Los Angeles?


The final cost to ship a car depends on a few variables. 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 present a logistical challenge, therefore, also cost more. However, current supply and demand decide 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!

    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.

    JW

    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 Chicago to Los Angeles?

    Shipping a car from Chicago to Los Angeles takes about 5 to 7 days. Various factors could affect the shipping times, which 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, 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 take 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. This is a premium service that comes with a premium price.

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    Open auto transport is the standard solution. It is faster and cheaper. Open carriers are readily available, which 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 Chicago to Los Angeles, 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 that all existing damages are marked before you sign. Never sign a blank or incomplete document.

    Moving to the City of Angels

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    Moving from the Windy City to the City of Angels comes with its challenges and perks. This is the city that defines the West Coast.

    Its climate consists mainly of warm days all year-round, with cool nights, and occasional rain. Forget Chicago’s cold and snowy winters.

    With around 4 million people, LA is the second-most populous city in the US. It is also (in)famous for the worst traffic jams in the nation, and arguably in the world.

    Economy and employment

    The entertainment industry, technology, aerospace, tourism, international trade, law, fashion, finance, healthcare, telecommunications, and transportation are some of the key industries that keep LA’s economy running strong. As the largest manufacturing center in the United States, LA also offers a great number of job vacancies in this area. But don’t limit yourself to these top industries only. LA has much more to offer and is the perfect place to thrive as an entrepreneur.

    According to various sources, Los Angeles is on track to becoming on the world’s leading financial hubs, on par with  New York City, London, and Hong Kong. It is home to big names like Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox, as well as six Fortune 500 companies.

    Housing and Living Costs

    No matter where you relocate, you still need to pick a neighborhood that fits your lifestyle. That is why, before you decide to rent or buy a house in LA, get to know its neighborhoods first. Among the best areas are Atwater Village, Beverly Grove, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Culver City, Downtown, Eagle Rock, Echo Park, Westwood, Beverlywood, Cheviot Hills, and Carthay.

    In general, living in Los Angeles is more expensive than in Chicago. Investing in a home would also prove a costly endeavor. In East Los Angeles, for example, the price can be up to 94% more expensive than in Chicago.

    Things to see and do in LA

    Once in Los Angeles, you will soon adjust to the great weather that allows its inhabitants to do much more outdoor activities than in Chicago. Enjoy the rich and diverse culture, cuisine, and people whenever you have a chance. Disneyland, Runyon Canyon Park, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Santa Monica Pier, Hollywood sign, Museum of Art, Dolby Theatre, Griffith Park, and Madame Tussauds Hollywood are just a few places you need to visit as soon as you can.

    Go camping, cycling, rock climbing, backpacking, hiking, surfing, or take a stroll down the city. And if you also have a dog, you’re in luck. LA is a great city for dogs, so you will have plenty of opportunities to get to know the city and walk your furry friend at the same time.

    Moving to Los Angeles with a car

    Once you relocate to Los Angeles, you will have 20 days to register your car and 10 days to apply for a California driver’s license. As the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has very strict rules for all newcomers, we highly recommend you to read carefully all the requirements for state car registration, driver’s license, title transfer, and more. You will also need valid car insurance in order to register your car.

    For all auto transport related questions talk to us now.

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