Shipping Car to Florida

Amandapanda999

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I am planning on doing the fall advantage of 2016. But i am having issue about my car. I live in califorina and I want to bring my car down to florida but i having trouble deciding if i should ship my car down or drive down. Has anybody shipped their car down with place that trusted. If so can you give me the website. THank you so much :)
 

Dasnowz

Well-Known Member
drive is not bad. we did it from Washington state dropped to California then cross to Florida in 5 days. With 2 cars and a 24 foot truck towing another car. with a cat and a dog. And kids. one in each vehicle. We did have alot of fun and see alot of sights. wish we had more time. but we had to get keys on this end. There is a ton to see. Cost was under $300 for the 4318 miles per car. the moving truck obviously was more. We stopped in vegas, new mexico someplace my daughter wanted and big texan in texas dallas for lunch with a friend and new orleans on the way. preorder a sun pass for your tolls in florida and it will save time . and you will need it on this end anyway.
 

mkt

Maleante Izquierdozo
Premium Member
Whenever I do a long drive, I add 55 cents per mile to the cost of the drive to factor in wear and tear. Then I determine it. That 4318 mile drive in my mind cost over 2 grand.
 

Amandapanda999

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Original Poster
I hear you have to cautious when shipping a car. I would love to drive down to Florida but I am worried that my cat will crash down or something will go wrong with my car.
 
When I was a CP I remember people talking about taking the "auto train". Basically they load your car up in a cargo hold and you ride the train.
I know nothing about it myself but maybe that's enough to google it and find real information.
 

mkt

Maleante Izquierdozo
Premium Member
When I was a CP I remember people talking about taking the "auto train". Basically they load your car up in a cargo hold and you ride the train.
I know nothing about it myself but maybe that's enough to google it and find real information.
It runs between Sanford, FL (30-60 minutes from WDW) and Lorton, VA (less than an hour from DC), and that's it.

It's only convenient if you're coming from the Northeast, few parts of the midwest, and Toronto/Montreal
 

Amandapanda999

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Original Poster
Thank guys I have looked up about auto train and auto tran sadly there is no auto train in California that I can do which sucks. So it looks like I will be driving
 

Flurz

New Member
I just used this company called A1 Auto Trans out of Florida to ship to Texas. No probs with them and would use again. Check out their discounts to save some extra cash - they're already pretty cheap based on the other quotes I got.
 

Flurz

New Member
I just used this company called A1 Auto Trans out of Florida to ship to Texas. No probs with them and would use again. Check out their discounts to save some extra cash - they're already pretty cheap based on the other quotes I got.
Sorry I see this is from 2015 now. I was excited to answer since I just did it myself. Nm
 

IanPayne

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A1 Auto transport are not as good as they pretend to be. The service is awful, My car was delivered late, with scratches and dirty as hell
 

KimberlyJames

New Member
I shipped my car once, it took me nearly a 1000$, well you can calculate the cost of the shipment on your own. Try to take a closer look at Shipaa shipping company, they seem to be really good at it, You can find them here www.Shipaa.com. This company is probably the best one on the market and you will have a lot of useful things that will make your car transportation experience much easier(GPS tracking system, insurance for the transportation period and many other)
 
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