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Shipping a car from Florida to Ohio

how much does it cost Shipping a car from Florida to Ohio?

Review the main factors that control the cost to ship a car. The price does not depend only on the type of car or the type of car carrier. The distance matters, but it is also not the only factor that affect the price. Multiple variables affect the price to ship a car.

When shipping cars, auto transport companies must provide an accurate quote that reflects current market conditions in order to ship a car now. A reliable car shipping company will make sure the price takes into account all variables because this is the only was to provide professional car shipping services. This is how customers receive peace of mind from us. Check Corsia customer reviews online

Below you will find the main auto transport price factors. Keep them in mind when requesting car shipping quotes. Corsia provides current prices that are all checked manually and discussed with the customers. We will discuss all variables and conditions with our customer, and always offer to work with the customers’ budget.

When you are flexible with your dates, we can almost always accommodate your budget. Still, understanding what logistics variables affect the price to ship a car is important. 

car make & model

Smaller cars are cheaper to ship, while bigger vehicles are more expensive. Still, a sports automobile in an enclosed trailer could cost more than an SUV in an open.

Transport Type

Open auto transport is the standard mode in the industry. It is the most affordable way to ship a car. Enclosed car carrier costs more. They are specialized trailers.


Total miles matter and they set the base price. Longer distances usually cost more. The more miles your vehicles travels the less per mile.


Whether the car is coming and going to a major metro area or rural place matters. Major cities mean lower rate, remote areas the opposite.

Vehicle Condition

A vehicle that is not moving on its own power may require a winch or a forklift to be loaded. This increased the price.

Supply / Demand

When demand is high the truck space is limited and this means higher prices. It is the same when supply is low.

how long does it take Shipping a car from Florida to Ohio?

Shipping a car takes one to several days. The time to ship a car is split in two time frames – pick-up window and delivery window. The pick-up window is usually one to five business days. The delivery after that depends on the total distance, as well as a few other elements. 

The exact location is an important factor that affects transport times. Other factors such as road closures, weather, traffic and other customer’s delays could affect the delivery time. 

Types of car shipping services to choose
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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 Florida to Ohio

Moving to the Buckeye State

With a beautiful scenery, diverse culture, art, and landscapes, as of 2017, Ohio is home to 11.66 million people. Its name comes from the Ohio River which means ‘large creek’ or ‘great river’. Part of the Great Lakes region in the US, Ohio ranks 7th most populous, 10th most populated, and 34th largest state by area.

This Midwestern state does not have a warm weather and hot beaches but its inhabitants are happy to admit that they don’t have any hurricanes, earthquakes, or tornadoes like most of the other states have throughout the year.

Compared to Florida’s sunny and warm weather, you might have to prepare yourself to face the cold, snowy, and rainy Ohio. There are almost twice as many people living in Florida compared to Ohio, so you might have a culture shock during the first few weeks until you get used to Ohio’s diversity, unpatterned seasons, and rich culture. Did we mention that the state produces over 3 million gallons of wine every single year? Ohio ranks 7th as a wine producer in the US and is often called the Napa Valley of the Midwest. If you are a wine lover, you can easily add this one as yet another reason why Ohio is a perfect state to live in.

Employment and key industries

Ohio’s minimum wage is $8.10 per hour, $0.85 higher if we compare it to the national minimum wage. The state’s unemployment rate has been going down during the past decades and as of February 2018 it is 4.5%, 0.4% higher than the national average.

If you will move to Ohio without a job, these are the top key industries where you can find a job: Advanced Energy and Environmental Technologies, Aerospace and Aviation, Agriculture and Food Processing, Bioscience and Bioproducts, Corporate and Professional Services, Distribution and Logistics, Instruments, Controls and Electronics, and Manufacturing.

There are a lot of job vacancies in IT, and if your dream is to become a farmer one day, you have found the perfect place to move to. Ohio has thousands of farmland acres all over the state so you just need to pick and choose the one that fits you best.

Cost of living and housing

Since you will be moving from Florida to Ohio, your cost of living will drop significantly. In fact, Ohio’s cost of living is lower than the national average. Depending on which city in Florida to which city in Ohio you will decide to move, you can compare your cost of living for yourself here.

The median household income in Florida is $49,426 while in Ohio it is a bit higher than that: $51,075. The monthly average for one-bedroom apartments in Florida can go up to $1,150, which is $152 above the national average. In Ohio, you will find 1-2 bedroom apartments for almost half as much.

What to do in Ohio?

The state ranks 8th in the USA with an obesity rate of 29.5%. If you don’t want to increase that percentage, you better make up your mind to not fall a victim of obesity by being as active as possible. There are plenty of things to see and do in Ohio. Lake Erie, Hocking Hills State Park, Cedar Point amusement park, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame are just a few places that will keep you busy during the first few weeks you settle.

If you are a big museum fan you’re in luck because there are plenty of museums in Ohio such as the Ohio museum, Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Bicycle Museum of America, Cowan Pottery Museum, Medina Toy and Train Museum, and the Merry-Go-Round Museum.

Moving from Florida to Ohio with a car

Once you move to Ohio, you will have 30 days to register your car with Ohio’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) and transfer your out-of-state driver’s license. Find more info here.

You will need to pay the fee and submit all needed documents at your local BMV office in person. Make sure you show proof of your car insurance as will need it too. Compared to Florida’s average car insurance of $1,098 per year, in Ohio you will only have to pay $926 per year, which is among the least expensive ones in the country.

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