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Shipping a car from Chicago to Portland- 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 Chicago to Portland

Moving from the Heart of America to Portland

moving to portland oregon guide

Every US city is unique in its own way. It doesn’t matter where you plan to build a new life. You can be sure that you will have the opportunity to enjoy your new home to the fullest. Chicago is situated in the center of the United States. Hence, its “Heart of America” nickname. The city of Chicago has a population of over 2.7 million and is the third largest city in the US. Impressive. And vibrant Chicago is also known for having one of the most beautiful skylines in the world.

Peculiar and charming Portland

Located on the Northern Pacific Coast, Portland is one of the most loved cities for living. It also has a reputation as an oddball. Curious? Let’s take a look at some of the things that make this city so eccentric and charming at the same time:

  1. Bikes and vegan treats

Portland is well known for its great number of vegan eateries. This city is also a biking paradise. And even if you are not a fan of bicycle riding and plant-based foods, you might very soon become one. Who knows?

  1. “Keep Portland Weird”

This is one of the most popular slogans in this city, as well as its unofficial motto. You may see it everywhere: on bumper stickers, street art, and even some random signs around the city.

To Portlanders, the phrase promotes individuality, local art, and the right to express oneself. The city dwellers are proud of their eccentricity. So don’t be afraid to embrace a new lifestyle once you move to this unusual city.

  1. Portland’s name was decided by a coin toss

Yes! You read that right. Rumor has it, if it weren’t for a coin toss, Portland, might have been called Boston.

“New England natives Asa Lovejoy, a lawyer from Boston, and Francis Pettygrove, of Portland, Maine, were trying to decide what they would call a portion of land they both owned after dividing it back in the 1800s.

They found themselves in a stalemate and couldn’t pick between their respective hometowns, so they decided to leave it up to a coin flip to determine who would have the honor of crowning the settlement with the moniker of their choice.”

  1. Mills End Park and the Guinness Book of Records

Do you know which city is home to the smallest park in the world? You guessed it! With a total area of 0.29 square meters, Mills End Park is recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s smallest park.

Located near the Willamette River, Mills End Park was recognized as an official park in 1976.

Portland is also home to Forest Park — the largest forested park within city limits in the United States. It is located just northwest of downtown and stretches for over 13 kilometers.

  1. Powell’s City of Books

The world’s largest independently owned bookstore is also located in this gorgeous city. It is called Powell’s City of Books. Make sure to visit it whenever you get a chance.

Chicago vs. Portland Climate

As you know, Chicago tends to be cold and snowy during the winter. Nevertheless, spring and summer are worth waiting for.

In Portland, however, you will get to skip cold and snowy winters altogether. Its temperate oceanic climate is characterized by cool winters and warm and dry summers.

Moving to Portland with a car

As a new resident, you will have to get an Oregon Driver License as well as title and register your vehicle within 30 days after you establish your move.

You can also consult the Oregon Department of Transportation for useful information on how to:

  • Get an ID card
  • Apply for a disabled parking placard
  • Get a Sno-Park permit

If you need to get your vehicle to Portland, but don’t want to drive it, we can help you ship it. Corsia Logistics provides comprehensive nationwide auto transport services. We are always ready to assist you with shipping your car from Chicago to Portland!

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