Shipping a car from Sacramento to Los Angeles

How much does it cost to ship a car from Sacramento to Los Angeles?

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 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!

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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 Sacramento to Los Angeles?

Shipping a car from Sacramento to Los Angeles 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 Sacramento to Los Angeles, 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 with that all existing damages are marked before you sign. Never sign a blank or incomplete document.

The distance between Sacramento and Los Angeles is 386 miles via I-5, which is an 8 hour trip with the stops. So, shipping a car between the two cities is usually a same day delivery. Yet, L.A. traffic could affect that depending on where exactly in the metro area we need to deliver. If you want to drive, you can certainly do that if you have the time. But driving is not always the most viable option.

You might be moving from Sacramento to Los Angeles with more vehicles than drivers in your household. Or maybe you are sending your antique or exotic sports car to a shop or a show in L.A., and that means it must get there without a scratch. Or if you are an auto dealer you probably buy cars from Sacramento area often and we can help you ship them safely to Los Angeles.

Corsia Logistics works with specialized dealerships in Sacramento and in Los Angeles helping them ship vehicles daily. We also work with many private collectors delivering their new purchases.

If you are pressed by time, and need your vehicle to be delivered on or by an exact date, you can request expedited vehicle shipping service. Guaranteed delivery is a premium service that comes at a premium price.

All of our services are door-to-door delivery and it means that a carrier will pick-up and drop-off as close to your door as legally possible.

From Sacramento to Los Angeles

Sacramento is the last affordable urban area in California that has been overlooked by many. Until recently. The city, which is also the state’s capital, has seen an influx of people in the recent years. In fact, in 2016 Sacramento was the fastest growing big city in the state, in large, thanks to migrants from the Bay Area. Affordability (combined with the welcoming attitude of Sacramento government officials) has been attracting Silicon Valley and Bay Area companies encouraging them to open offices in Sacramento. The city’s downtown, once dead, today boasts fancy condos and an emerging restaurant scene. But despite the population growth and all the changes it brings, Sacramento preserves its laid-back feel.

If you are leaving Sacramento for L.A., prepare yourself for the hustle and bustle of the big city, higher cost of living, and the infamous L.A. traffic jams. On the bright side, you’re moving to one of the most diverse cities in the country that welcomes new transplants with open arms. And it can’t be any other way. People from 180 different countries who speak 140 different languages call Los Angeles home.

Moving to L.A. with a car

If you are planning on driving in Los Angeles, there are few things you need to learn:

  • Traffic gets really bad between 4 and 7 pm. So, if there’s no way you can avoid driving during these hours, learn L.A.’s layout – it’ll help you maneuver around major traffic jams. Explore the 101, 405, and 10 highways as well as the main roads, such as Santa Monica Blvd, Olympic Blvd, Pico, Sepulveda, and Wilshire Blvd.
  • Parking. Los Angeles and its suburbs have some of the strictest parking regulations and hefty fines that start at around $60. There may be as many as 4 different parking signs on any given street. So, pay attention! Watch out for street cleaning and residential permit only parking signs.Within the city, there are various 15 min, one- and two-hour parking zones. Keep your eyes on the clock, because you won’t get away with staying longer. If you park on the street with parking lanes that close during rush hour, your car will be towed.Also, you must turn your wheels inward when parked facing a down heel, and outward when parked facing up a hill or you’ll get a ticket.

We hope our guide was helpful and you will call us if you have any questions. You can also browse our website for more information about how shipping a car works and moving in general. To ship your vehicle to L.A. get in touch with us now by phone or request a quote online. Thank you!

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