Shipping a car from Chicago to Seattle

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

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 determine the final price.

Transport car FROM
Transport car TO
Transport Type
Shipping Date My name is
My email is
My phone number is
Your privacy means everything to us
Tracking Number

Request your Chicago to Seattle quote now

CORSIA is 5-star rated car shipping company.

We quote current market prices to ship a car now.

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

Tony Boyd

How long does it take to ship a car from Chicago to Seattle?

Shipping a car from Chicago to Seattle, on average, takes about 5 to 7 days. Various factors could affect the shipping times, which means that the 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 a 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.

car shipping dealers

Open auto transport is the standard vehicle delivery option. 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.

Enclosed carrier transport

What documents do I need when shipping a car?

Domestic transport is easy. When shipping a car from Chicago to Seattle, 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 America’s Queen City

Well known for its tolerance and liberal views, the seaport city of Seattle is home to an estimated population of 753,000 residents. Situated on the west coast of the US, Seattle is not only the largest city in the state of Washington but also in the entire Pacific Northwest.

If you are a food and coffee aficionado, who also loves technology and books, you will never regret moving from Chicago to America’s Queen City.


Unlike Windy City’s humid continental climate with very cold and snowy winters, Seattle has Mediterranean climate with cool, rainy winters as well as mild and relatively dry summers. Don’t be fooled by Seattle’s rain though — as it is more like a mist, you won’t need to carry an umbrella. Avoid carrying one if you don’t want to look like a tourist. Moreover, once you spend your first summer in Seattle, you will realize that you won’t even miss Chicago summers. 

Seattle neighborhoods

Choosing the right area to live in Seattle can often feel like a daunting task, especially since the city is made up of so many neighborhoods. Ballard, Capitol Hill, Fremont, Greenlake, Issaquah Highlands, Magnolia, Phinney Ridge, Queen Anne, Wallingford, and West Seattle are among the most preferred ones in the city. But selecting the best one for you depends on your lifestyle and specific circumstances. 


Housing and Living Costs

Seattle’s cost of living is over 20% more expensive than the national average. According to Sperling’s Best Places, the cost of living in Seattle is 59% more expensive than in Chicago, mainly due to Seattle’s high housing prices. The Median Home Cost in Seattle is 179% more expensive.

Finding a job in Seattle

Finding a good job that you’ll love is not that hard in Seattle. With major employers such as Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Costco, Expedia, Expeditors International, Boeing, Paccar, and Weyerhaeuser, you will have plenty of options and job vacancies to choose from, no matter your expertise. Since Seattle is also very high on tech, you will also be able to find your dream job in the tech industry. 

Seattle attractions

One of the best things about this lively city is that you can do any activity imaginable there. Whether you want to visit a museum, take a stroll in the park, ski or snowboard in the winter, swim or learn to surf, the city offers the best possible conditions to help you indulge in your favorite hobbies.

Make sure you visit the Space Needle, the Seattle Great Wheel, Original Starbucks, Pike Place Market, and Bill Gates House. Museums like Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum, the Museum of History and Industry, the Seattle Art Museum, and parks such as Gasworks Park, Madison Park, Discovery Park, and Magnuson Park are also a must visit.

Moving to Seattle with a car

As a new Seattle resident, you will have 30 days to register and title your vehicle. You can do so by sending all the paperwork by mail or visiting your local licensing office in person. The car insurance is not required to get your car registered. However, in the State of Washington, you have to get your car insured if you don’t want to end up paying unnecessary fines.

To learn more about car registration in Seattle, visit the official website of the Washington State Department of Licensing.

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.