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Ok, so you’re moving in 2024. That’s great! However, you have a couple of cars and don’t want to make multiple trips or rent a trailer. How much does it cost to ship a car, truck, or SUV in 2024? Is it worth the expense?

Depending on where you’re sending it, it could cost between $500 and $2,500 to ship a car in 2024

The national average cost to ship a car in the United States is around $1,150. However, that figure depends on factors like distance, vehicle type, shipping method, and price per mile. Fortunately, there’s plenty of competition among shippers, so owners can ship their cars for as little as $0.60 per mile. 

While that may seem like a significant expense to contend with, it could be worth it. For starters, shippers can collect your vehicle, drop it off at an address across the country, and insure it against damages while in transit. That’s good news for owners looking to ship collectible or valuable vehicles like classic cars.

Teslas on a being shipped on a car transporter.
Teslas on a truck | Sundry Photography via iStock

Understandably, though, not every type of vehicle demands the same price to ship. For instance, Forbes reports that prices can often vary between $150 and $250 depending on vehicle type. However, at an average shipping cost of around $1,050 and $2,450, shipping a full-size pickup truck could realistically cost around $550 more to ship than a sedan.

Still, getting your vehicle sent directly to your destination could be worth the extra spending. A move is expensive and difficult enough without the hassle of renting a car trailer, loading your vehicle, and moving it cross-country. However, attaching a trailer with your vehicle to your rented moving truck or full-size pickup truck is much more affordable than commissioning a shipper.