Shipping a car from Florida to California

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

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!

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 Florida to California?

Shipping a car from California to Florida 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?

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 Florida to California, 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 Golden State

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Home to 39.5 million people, almost twice as much as Florida, California is the most populous state. Los Angeles is the most populous city in California, and the second most populated in the US after New York City. According to the World Population Review, California’s population is expected to reach 41 million by 2020, if the current growth rate will not slow down.

Moving away from Florida’s sunny weather and mind-blowing coastlines will be hard at first. But keep in mind that you will also be moving away from the capital of lightning bolts and wild hurricanes.

Compared to Florida’s tropical and humid subtropical climate, most parts of California have a Mediterranean climate. Since California is very spread out, its northern part differs a lot from its southern part, with a climate ranging from polar to subtropical. The Northern parts also have more rainfall compared to the Southern parts of the state. Overall, a beautiful climate all around.

Economy and employment

Thanks to the recent boom in financial services and real estate, the state of California has managed to surpass The UK, and has become the world’s fifth-largest economy behind the United States, China, Japan, and Germany. With $2.75 trillion its economy is larger compared to any other state in the US.

Known for its high-income taxes and expensive housing, the state can be very expensive, especially for someone coming from Florida. But the state offers plenty of opportunities if you are an entrepreneur and want to start your own business, or software developer aiming at the next big opportunity. With an abundance of jobs in the financial sector, real estate, the entertainment industry, government, scientific and technical business services you will certainly have the chance to find your perfect placement.

The IT industry, in particular, offers great openings all the time.  According to the Department of Finance of State of California, the unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent in December 2017.

Housing and Living Cost

California has the second most expensive cost of living in the US after Hawaii and is overall way more expensive than Florida. If we compare Los Angeles and Orlando, LA is 73% more expensive, while housing is 270% more expensive. And these are some crazy numbers, especially compared to Florida costs of living. On the bright side, property taxes in California are below the national average.

Depending on which part of California you will move to, you will be faced with a different culture, weather, atmosphere, and all the other good stuff such as fresh produce and food from around the world. So, you need to pick a side first (North or South) that best fits your lifestyle, and then look for rental or housing options.

Among the top ten places to live in California are San Francisco, Berkeley, Irvine, San Jose, Fresno, Santa Barbara, San Mateo County, and Sacramento. However, hundreds of small towns offer decent opportunities and a more peaceful lifestyle.

Activities in California

Just like the multicultural and diverse state of Florida, California is also one big melting pot of cuisines, culture, people, and languages.

Make time to visit miles of free sunny beaches, the Grand Canyon, the Golden Gate Bridge, Napa Valley Vineyards, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills, The Death Valley, Channel Islands, Kings Canyon, and the Redwood National and State parks whenever you can once you move it. Crazy traffic aside, California has a lot of positive energy to offer throughout the year. If you are a nature lover and love to be outdoors, there are plenty of outdoor activities you can enjoy such as skiing, surfing, camping, hiking, and swimming.

Moving to California with a car

Once you move to California, you will have to register your car within 20 days after you establish residency, and in order to do so, you will need to have a valid car insurance.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has quite strict rules for all new residents, so, make sure you get the information you need regarding your car registration. New residents also need to obtain a California driver’s license within the first 10 days after moving to the state.

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