Shipping a Car from New Jersey to California

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

Several variables affect the cost to ship a car from New Jersey to California. 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 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

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How long does it take to ship a car from New Jersey to California?

Shipping a car from New Jersey to California takes about 7 to 10 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.

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 New Jersey 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 will make you happier!

From hundreds of miles of sunny beaches to Silicon Valley start-ups, the Golden Gate Bridge, Napa Valley Vineyards, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills California is one of the most exciting states. You will like the culture, the diversity, the beautiful nature, the positive energy, the endless opportunities, and most importantly – the spectacular weather, which for someone moving from New Jersey could be a drastic change.

Whether you love or hate New Jersey and its humid summers or freezing and snowy winters, it does not matter, be ready to never experience that kind of weather ever again! If you’ve never been to California before, you’ll feel like moving to a totally different continent. Moving from the east to the west coast, you will experience a culture shock. Compared to the busy and fast-paced lifestyle of most of the east coast states, you will find life in California to be more laid back and the mentality more easy-going. People even behave and dress differently.

The population of California constantly grows, and there is always an influx of people. In fact, ever since the World War II ended, California’s population has been growing exponentially and it is approaching the 40 million mark. And, according to the World Population Review, it is expected to reach 41 million by the year 2020, if the current growth rate will not slow down.

California dreaming is not all sunny days  …

California is known for its high-income taxes and expensive housing, which sometimes can become out of reach even for the upper-middle-class. But the property taxes are below average compared to some other states, which can somehow soften the blow.  Traffic and high cost of living aside, a decision to move to California should be well thought out. Before moving there, you need to choose between Northern and Southern California. Both parts have distinct weather, atmosphere, culture, and work and leisure opportunities. Regardless of which part you pick, California is a great place to start your own business, create a family, or find a  job. San Francisco bay area is still a tech hub and tech jobs are abundant.

If the tech is not your domain, you can turn to acting, but for this, you need to be in Los Angeles.  People also find many opportunities in farming and construction. These are all jobs that will allow you to spend time outside and work with your hands. In California, people respect that! The state of California is currently the world’s sixth-largest economy behind the United States, China, Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom, so you will certainly find a job.

What to do in California?

The Golden State is perfect for nature-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Among the activities you can enjoy in California are skiing, surfing, camping, hiking, walking, swimming, and sunbathing. Visit national and state parks such as The Death Valley, Channel Islands, Kings Canyon, Yosemity and many others whenever you get the chance. All wine lovers are also welcome to dive in the wine paradise of Napa and Sonoma Valleys. California is the biggest producer of wine in the whole country – including some of the world’s best wines.

The state is perfect for foodies as well, offering a broad cuisine. From oyster bars, family bakeries, vegan bistros, and taquerias to frozen yogurt cafes – there’s something for everyone. Don’t be surprised to find good restaurants and cafes that serve fresh and organic products everywhere, as there is an abundance of fresh natural food year around. If you plan to stay healthy and fit you will have it easy in California.

Moving to California with a car!

In California, you will certainly need a car because public transportation options are limited. When it comes to registering your vehicle in California, make sure you do so within the first 20 days of establishing your move. Keep in mind that you will also need to hold a valid car insurance. The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has very strict rules for all new residents.  Before you relocate, we encourage you to learn about California car registration and driver’s license requirements. Once you become a permanent resident, you will need to apply for a California driver’s license and obtain it within 10 days after you officially move.

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