Shipping a car from Los Angeles to Boston

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

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!

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 Los Angeles to Boston?

Shipping a car from Los Angeles to Boston 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 Los Angeles to Boston, 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.


Moving to the City of Neighborhoods


The capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is also the most populous one with an estimated population of over 680,000 people. The population of Boston has been constantly growing throughout the past decades, but it doesn’t even come close to Los Angeles’ population of over 4 million.

Founded in 1630, Boston is not only one of the oldest cities in the US, but it is also an international center of higher education with universities such as Harvard, Emerson College, Boston University, Northwestern University, MIT and more. Moving from sunny Los Angeles, to a city like Boston, with such rich culture and history, will be an adventure that is certainly worth undertaking.

L.A. and Boston differ in many ways. Compared to Los Angeles’ year-round, mild-to-hot, dry climate, Boston has a humid continental climate. July is usually the hottest, while January the coldest month. If you’ve never seen snow before, you will have your chance in Boston during winter, so, add warm clothes to your packing list as well.

Economy, housing, and cost of living

As one of the top 30 most powerful cities in the World, living costs in Boston can be up to 47% more expensive than the national average. Los Angeles is well known for its expensiveness, but it is not more expensive than Boston. Expect your living costs to increase by 2% at least, and utilities by 35%, once you move to Boston. Housing, on the contrary, can be less expensive in Boston, but it will depend immensely on where in Boston you move to. In L.A., the median home cost is $583,600, while in Boston it drops to $499,400.

Boston neighborhoods

Thanks to its diverse subsections, Boston is often called the city of neighborhoods. Among the 23 designated neighborhoods you can choose from, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, North End, South Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Back Bay are just some of the most preferred neighborhoods in Boston.

Whether you are looking to buy a house, or rent an apartment, make sure you avoid the month of September if you want to stay away from high prices. The best deals you can find usually are available during the month of July and August. To learn more, please visit our Moving to Boston Guide!

Job market and unemployment rate

As of November 2017, the unemployment rate in Boston is only 3.0%, 1.1% lower than the national average and 1.4% lower than Los Angeles’ unemployment rate. With an abundance of job opportunities in higher education, technology, medical sector, biotech, life sciences, and finance, “The Hub” also is home to a great number of startups that are on the lookout for new talent every day.

What to do in Boston

This European-looking city has a lot to offer. From numerous lakes and mountains, to must-see attractions such as the Freedom Trail, Museum of Fine Arts, Faneuil Hall, Boston Public Garden, North End, Boston Harbor, Quincy Market, the Skywalk Observatory, and Old State House, you will have a lot of things to do that will keep you busy and amused for several weeks, or even months.

Its location is also very favorable and allows its inhabitants to easily travel to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Newport whenever they need a weekend getaway.

Moving to Boston with a car

Once you move to Boston, you will need to register your car with the RMV within the first 30 days you become a resident. Keep in mind that the car insurance is mandatory for registering your car. You will also need to transfer your out-of-state driver’s license, and submit all the required documents at your local MA RMV office in person.

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