How long will it take to ship my car? That’s one of the first questions you may come to when deciding whether or not to ship your vehicle. There are actually three different waiting periods: dispatch, pickup and transit time.
Dispatch: Firstly, there is the timetable prior to dispatch. This will last between your ready date and until a truck is assigned to your shipment. This window typically lasts anywhere from 1-7 days after your ready date.
Pickup: Your second waiting period will be between the time of dispatch and the day in which your vehicle is actually picked up. This will vary based on how far away the truck is at the time of dispatch. The truck could be around the corner or it could be a few states away.
Transit Time: The third and final phase will vary based on the length of your move.
So potentially, a vehicle shipment could take anywhere from 1 to 17 days. As you can see, shipping times can vary greatly depending on the time it takes to get dispatched as well as the length of the move.
For a more accurate estimate, contact an auto shipping company. They will be able to give you an estimate specific to your move and current industry trends.