How much does Ship a Car Direct cost?
The average cost to ship a vehicle with Ship a Car Direct is $850—or about 10% lower than the competition. To put that in context, Ship a Car Direct is less expensive than about three-fourths of other car shipping companies. It can save you a ton of cash.
The average cost per 100 miles is approximately $120, although prices vary depending on factors such as transport type, vehicle condition, and time of year.
Ship a Car Direct car shipping pricing
2008 Dodge Charger
2011 Toyota Highlander
2012 Chevrolet Silverado
Data as of 6/29/2020. Average cost calculated by comparing costs across five distances. Offers and availability may vary and are subject to change.
How Ship a Car Direct pricing compares
Ship a Car Direct has low prices for short and long distances
Ship a Car Direct is one of the cheapest companies for shipments of 150 miles or 2,750 miles. While the company charges a bit more for medium-distance shipments, Ship a Car Direct’s prices for short- and long-distance trips are nearly 20% below average.
Ship a Car Direct prices for short and long distances
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Amount below industry average
Data as of 6/29/2020. Average cost calculated by comparing costs for three car sizes across two distances. Offers and availability may vary and are subject to change.
Want a low price for a short or long-distance trip?
Ship a Car Direct has low prices for short-distance enclosed shipments
Ship a Car Direct’s lowest prices are for enclosed shipments over short distances (in our research, around 150 miles). There’s virtually no other car shipping company that can match it. While the average car carrier company can get the job done for $580, Ship a Car Direct charges only $370 (on average)—a saving of $210.
Ship a Car Direct has low prices for cars on enclosed transport
Ship a Car Direct has attractive prices if you want to ship a car (rather than a truck or SUV) on an enclosed carrier.
We asked 10 car shipping companies to give us quotes for three vehicle sizes across five distances and found they charge over $1,000. Ship a Car Direct is 15% less expensive, with a cost of only $880. Enclosed shipping is ideal for classic cars and luxury vehicles.
Ship a Car Direct enclosed shipping prices for short and long distances
Ship a Car Direct average
Amount below industry average
Data as of 6/29/2020. Average cost calculated by comparing costs for one car size across five distances. Offers and availability may vary and are subject to change.
Do I need an enclosed carrier?
Most customers use open transport because it’s cheaper. Enclosed transport is for cars that need extra protection (like classic cars and luxury vehicles).
Ship a Car Direct cost factors
Car shipping prices change from day to day. Ship a Car Direct says several things affect your price:
- Transport type
- Vehicle type and condition
- Time of year
- Delivery date
Prices also go up or down depending on where you live, number of vehicles, extra services, and how the carrier bidding process shakes out.
Ship a Car Direct coverage options
Ship a Car Direct uses only insured carriers. The auto transport company also offers a damage-free guarantee, meaning it will pay up to $500 toward your insurance deductible if the carrier’s insurance doesn’t accept liability.
Note: To qualify for the damage-free guarantee, you must pay Ship a Car Direct’s service fee of $250 per vehicle. As far as we can tell, this is a required deposit for every booking, but ask your customer service rep to clarify how this applies to your coverage.
What is a bill of lading?
A bill of lading is a document that describes your car’s condition before and after shipment. It’s critical to have this signed paperwork if you need to file an insurance claim.