Top States to Ship a Car

There are literally tens of thousands of different towns and cities spread out across the United States, but some areas are more popular to ship a vehicle to or from than others. Here’s a list of the top states to ship a car in or out of. Reasons vary, but most of them are popular due to the cities that are located in them.


Nestled along the west coast is the U.S. state of California, the largest by population in the country. Cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento and Oakland are all major auto transportation locations. California auto transport services are some of the most frequently requested in the industry today.


Florida is the home of Miami, perhaps the most popular single city for car shipping services in the country. While it’s not the largest city – and nor is Florida the largest state – Miami and its surrounding metropolitan area is a bastion for snowbird shipping services. This results in a high amount of demand during the fall and winter, which are normally the slowest in the auto shipping industry.

New York

New York State is a popular shipping location largely because of New York City. The Big Apple is so large that it’s metro area is home to twenty million spread across four U.S. states. This makes it a prime shipping location thanks to the sheer number of potential customers. Besides, New York State has a high amount of snowbird shippers, making New York to Florida one of the most popular auto transport routes in the U.S., as a matter of fact.


Texas is home to several major cities including Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Austin and El Paso, to name a few. Dallas is the anchor of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, a metro area home to over 6.8 million people. Texas is also popular because it has relatively nice weather throughout the year. Of course, storms are an issue in the fall, but that doesn’t dissuade people from shipping there the rest of the year.

There are, of course, many more states in the U.S, all of which you can ship a vehicle to or from. If you’re interested in those, check out our State by State Auto Transport section. Of course, you can always call one of our agents, should you have questions or concerns, and you can either call or fill out our free quote form any time to get a free quote built for you by one of our auto shipping experts.


  • "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