Auto Transportation to Washington StateWashington State auto transportation services are surprisingly popular. For a state isolated in the Pacific Northwest, it sees quite a bit of traffic. Much of this flows in and out of the Seattle metro area, of course, but there are lots of populated areas that see car shipping traffic. Several major transporters are located in the state as well. So it should not be difficult to find Washington State auto transportation services. That said, there are still some things you should know and understand that will affect your prices and available services.

Quick Facts About Washington State

Population: 7.4 million
Capital: Olympia
Largest City: Seattle
Largest Metro Area: Seattle Metropolitan Area
Governor: Jay Inslee

Some Information About Washington State Auto Transportation

Shipping into or out of Washington State isn’t difficult for most carriers. Oftentimes they use it as their western nexus – i.e., they’ll travel across the country, stop in Washington, and then turn around and go the other way. This is great for most carriers because it makes the routes easier to travel and predict. Western Washington has most of the populated areas, save for Spokane, which is located in the east. The state itself is bisected by the Cascade Mountains, which can make east-west routes a bit more treacherous, especially in the winter months.

The two main interstates that service Washington are I-5 and I-90. Both flow through major populated areas, including Seattle. As such, those are the main routes carriers will use to get around. The closer your pickup or delivery location is to one of those interstates, the cheaper your shipment will likely be. Overall, finding a shipper to go to or from anywhere in Washington is as simple as filling out our quote form. We know top-rated shippers that move in and out of Washington State on a daily basis.

About Popular Washington State Auto Transportation Locations

Seattle is definitely one of the most popular auto shipping locations in Washington State. It is a sprawling area, it has many connections via land and sea and air, and it is the largest city in the state. Most carriers who travel to Washington will at some point pass through Seattle. Of all the places to ship in Washington, Seattle will likely be the easiest.

Spokane doesn’t get a lot of love, considering it’s in eastern Washington which, to be fair, isn’t all that popular of an auto transport location. But it’s the state’s second-largest city and sits along I-90, a main east-west interstate. As such, there are far worse places you can ship a vehicle from or to in Washington State.

Tacoma sits only a short drive away from Seattle, and sits well within the Seattle metro area. As such, you should have as many issues shipping to Tacoma as to Seattle. Which is to say, you shouldn’t encounter very many problems at all.

Interested in Washington State Auto Transportation Services?

If you’re trying to ship a car to or from Washington State, 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. Whether you’re shipping to Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, or elsewhere, we will calculate the right quote for your needs. 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
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