Arizona Auto TransportationAre you on the hunt for Arizona auto transportation services? If so, we here at Affordable Auto Transportation are happy to help! But before we go about booking an order and shipping a car, you should read on to learn more about Arizona as a state. Also, you should learn about how car shipping services to and from the state work, and what might affect your prices and services. Arizona is located in the southwest region of the United States, and with a population of over 6.9 million residents, is fairly popular. It’s especially popular with snowbirds – people who live in the north during the summer, and escape the cold weather in the winter by moving down south for a few months. The Phoenix metro area in particular is a big snowbird haven.

Quick Facts About Arizona

Population: 6,930,000 (14th)
Capital: Phoenix
Largest City: Phoenix
Largest Metro Area: Phoenix
Governor: Doug Ducey

Arizona Auto Transportation Information

Shipping a car to Arizona should not be difficult, especially to or from the Phoenix metro area. The state is large, but is a popular car transport location thanks to the aforementioned snowbirds. Because of this, many carriers are willing to travel to and from Arizona on a near-daily basis. That being said, Arizona has a couple of large metro areas (Phoenix, Tucson), and a lot of desert. It’s located in the American Southwest, is that really surprising?

But unlike other U.S. states in the desert, Arizona doesn’t have a lot of communities outside of the Sun Corridor. (The Sun Corridor is a stretch of I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson) This is mostly because of the fact that Arizona gets really, really hot in the summer. So a lot of shipments involving Arizona during the spring and summer are vehicles heading out of the state. But come the fall and winter months, shipments to Arizona increase in popularity, to the point where it becomes one of the most popular locations to ship a vehicle to in the western United States. It also helps that I-10 runs right through Phoenix and Tucson both. I-10 is a major east-west interstate and one of the main coast-to-coast routes through the southern U.S. This should help keep prices down and also help with wait times for dispatch and pickup.

About Popular Arizona Auto Transportation Services

Phoenix is easily the most popular auto transport location in all of Arizona, mainly because it is the largest in the state. In fact, it is actually one of the largest cities in the entire U.S.. It is home to over 1.6 million residents and anchors a metro area of over 4.57 million residents. It also includes a number of major suburbs including Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale and Tempe, to name a few. These are major populated areas, and popular snowbird shipping locations as well.

Tucson is located about two hours or so southeast of Phoenix, and is probably Arizona’s second-most popular shipping location after the Phoenix metro area. Home to over 520,000 residents, Tucson isn’t as large as Phoenix, and doesn’t draw as many customers, but it’s still a popular location mostly because it sits along I-10. It’s a major stop outside of Phoenix and one of the only major cities between Phoenix and Las Cruces, New Mexico. As such, carriers don’t mind traveling to Tucson before heading into or out of Phoenix.

Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona and the largest suburb of Phoenix. Home to over 484,000 residents, Mesa makes up a sizable portion of the Phoenix metropolitan area and is also a prime snowbird shipping location. Ease of access to Mesa from Phoenix helps keep prices lower. Phoenix may be a bit cheaper to ship to, but Mesa shouldn’t see any price hikes. Either way, talk to an agent to learn more.

Interested in Arizona Auto Transportation Services?

If you’re trying to ship a car to or from Arizona, let us at Affordable Auto Transportation help you out! We work with carriers across the country to get your vehicle moved from and to wherever you need. If you’d like, you can fill out our free form and get a free, custom quote emailed to you within minutes. Or, you can contact us over the phone any time to speak to a live agent. Both methods have their benefits, but either will get you a quality quote to ship your car. Let us know how we can help! Just fill out our form or contact us at 800-805-5194 today.


  • "Being a rather large SUV that needed shipped from California to Nebraska, there were a few challenges. The first truck that arrived refused to pickup the vehicle due to it's size. However, Mike worked diligently and within one week he had a hotshot lined up. The operators of the hotshot were incredibly communicative and accommodating. The vehicle arrived withing 3 days with no damage at all. Although there was the one hiccup, in the end the service received was top notch. I would be happy to ship with Mike in the future." - Miles/California
  • "Never needing to use an auto transport service, I was a bit nervous and overwhelmed with all of the different company/broker options. After reading tons of reviews and visiting the Better Business Bureau website, I contacted Affordable Auto Transportation. The stars aligned and Jared Z. was my main point of contact. He made this experience super easy and relaxed my anxieties. I would highly recommend this company for my family and friends. " - Jared Z/Washington