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Shipping a car from Miami to New Jersey- 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 Miami to New Jersey

Moving to the Garden State

Moving from the warm climate and laid-back lifestyle of vibrant Miami, to the diverse climate and busy New Jersey will surely be a big change in your life. If you’ve lived in Miami long enough, you must have had enough of Miami’s weather. Besides the warm climate and low humid periods from November to April, Miami also has a rainy and hurricane season which runs from June to November.

New Jersey too has hot and rainy summers for that matter, but they are not as bad as Miami’s summers. As a snowbird, you know all about New Jersey’s cold and snowly winters, and for that you go to Florida. But moderate temperatures during the fall and spring seasons will be totally worth it. The Southern, central, and northeastern parts have a humid subtropical climate, while the northwestern part of New Jersey has a humid continental climate where temperatures can get much lower. And that is when and why the snowbirds return back north.

Home to hundreds of gardens, 10,300 farms, and 730,000 acres of farmland, New Jersey is the fourth-smallest states by area (8,723 mi²) but the 11th most populated in the US with over 9 million residents as of 2017. New Jersey is also the most densely populated state in the US.

There is an influx of tourist from New York and Pennsylvania, driven by New Jersey’s natural and cultural attractions, throughout the year and especially during the summer as New Jersey offers amazing beaches. Even though New Jerseyans are not very thrilled about the crowds of tourists, the revenues coming from tourism directly increase the number of job openings and decrease the overall unemployment rate.

Housing and living Cost

If you haven’t yet decided where in New Jersey to relocate to, Hoboken, Princeton, Morristown, Trenton, Montclair, Pleasantville, South Brunswick, Madison, and Fair Lawn are some of the best places you can choose. We can’t really say if housing and other expenses will cost more or less compared to Miami because it really depends where in New Jersey you live and what you do.

For example, overall, Newark is 9% cheaper compared to Miami and its housing is 27% cheaper. But if you pick Hoboken you should know that it is 59% more expensive than Miami and housing in Hoboken is 138% more expensive. In general, the average cost of living is higher compared to most US states but at the same time, the average annual income is around $58,000, which is higher than the national average. Part of the Mid-Atlantic region, the New Jersey peninsula lies entirely within the New York and Philadelphia combined statistical areas which make it the third wealthiest state in the US by median household income as of 2016.

Employment and key Industries

Among the key industries in New Jersey are the pharmaceutical, the financial, food processing, electric equipment, chemical development, tourism, telecommunications, printing, and publishing industry. The state offers plenty of well-paid job opportunities and educational institutions no matter where in New Jersey you decide to settle.


Compared to many other states, in New Jersey you will have plenty of public transportation options. The New Jersey Transit Corporation, which operates extensive rail and bus service as well as light rail systems across the state will be your best friend. Nevertheless, you will still have to own at least one car that can take you places on your own schedule.

What to do in New Jersey?

You will certainly have a lot to do and see. Its diverse cuisine, fun bars, the Long Beach Island, bagels, the gardens and the farmland, fresh produce, pizza, and beautiful beaches like Cape May and Spring Lake are just some of the things you will fall in love with. Once you relocate to New Jersey you will find even more.

Among the top sights to see in New Jersey are the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Six Flags Great Adventure, the Liberty State Park, Cape May Lighthouse, Adventure Aquarium, Grounds for Sculpture, Absecon Lighthouse, Cape May County Park & Zoo, Turtle Back Zoo, Liberty Science Center, Casino Pier amusement park, Emlen Physick Estate, and of course the well-known Jersey Shore. And if you ever get bored in New Jersey, you can always make a short trip to Philadelphia or New York City. Everything is close there, on the east coast and the whole coast is connected by rail so you will have your opportunities to explore.

Registering your vehicle and getting your state driver’s license

Once you establish your move in New Jersey, you will have up to 60 days to register your vehicle with the  New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC),  transfer the title, and get your NJ driver’s license. Keep in mind that in order to register your vehicle liability insurance is mandatory. As a new resident in New Jersey, after you register, you will need to have your car inspected as well.

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