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Shipping a car from Texas to Minnesota- 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 Texas to Minnesota

Moving from Texas to Minnesota

Nicknamed the “North Star State” or the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, Minnesota has a population of over 5.7 million people and it continues to grow. It owes that to the high quality of life and the overall welcoming environment, among other reasons. The state is mainly made up of rural areas and waterbody, which is perfect for nature and outdoor lovers.

If you are used to the climate of Texas, you will have to prepare for Minnesota’s extremely harsh winters. On the bright side, Minnesota has four distinct seasons, unlike Texas’ two seasons.

Winters tend to last for more than 3 months, while hot and humid summers come and go very fast. Then again, spring and fall are worth waiting for. But Minnesota is so much more than its weather!

Economy and employment Opportunities

The economy of Minnesota is made up of agriculture (dairy products, corn, soybean, etc.) and industry (machinery, electric equipment, food processing, printing and publishing, etc.)

There is a saying that Minnesotans do not even know what unemployment is as the jobs opportunities in the state are bountiful. Home to a total of 19 Fortune 500 companies, Minnesota offers plenty of employment opportunities in various areas.

Housing and living costs

Living and housing costs depend a lot on where in Minnesota you will decide to settle. If we compare living and housing costs of Texas’ and Minnesota’s state capitals, West St. Paul overall is 10% cheaper than Austin, and housing is 35% less expensive.

Minnesota is well-known for its high income taxes and fairly high food and housing costs. On the other hand, the utility costs are relatively low. The median household income also gets higher than the national average, especially if you work in medical, business, and technology fields.

A few things you need to know before moving to Minnesota

Minnesotans have a laid-back lifestyle that perfectly fits with the state’s astonishing nature. With 10,000 Lakes and 90,000 miles of shoreline, be ready to fall in love with swimming and fishing. You can also go canoeing, boating, as well as ice fishing or skating when the water freezes in the winter. The cross-country ski slopes will be waiting for you throughout the state, too.

In Minnesota, outdoor festivals are no slim pickings. No matter the season, there will be no place for boredom. From the sensational Minnesota State Fair and St.Paul Winter Carnival to Octoberfest and Moose Madness Festival – you’ll want to visit them all.

Moving to Minnesota with a car

If you will be moving to Minnesota with a car, you will need to register it with the MN Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) within 60 days after you establish your move. Unlike most US states which require you to complete your car registration in person, in Minnesota you will be able to do so by mail. Just remember to renew it every year. You will also have 60 days to transfer your out-of-state driver’s license.

To avoid any parking tickets, check with your neighborhood area or building landlord whether you need any parking permits as soon as you move in.

Corsia Logistics will be happy to help you move your vehicle to Minnesota. We provide comprehensive auto transport services covering every aspect of the process. Request your free quote online or call us at (818) 850-5258 and speak with one of our logistics experts.

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