SUV Shipping

SUV shipping down to a utili-tee

Crossovers, hybrids, full-size, oh my! The SUV has fast become America's favorite mode of transportation, with room for the kids, the dogs, and whatever else people need to haul. After all, families have a lot on their plates, and utility is key to getting things done.

That's why we offer more convenient, affordable solutions to transport your SUV anywhere in the country sooner, safer, and without any hassles.

How much does SUV shipping cost?

If you're considering shipping your SUV, or any vehicle, the most important factor in the decision for most people is the cost. That's why we want our customers to understand what kinds of things factor into the price of vehicle shipping. The main factors that are going to affect the cost to ship your SUV include:

Make and model: What classifies an SUV varies for a lot of people, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. For the smaller ones, an open multicar carrier is the way to go, but for something bigger, special handling might be required.

Distance: The costs to fuel and drive the transport truck are also factored into the shipping cost, so the longer the distance, the more the end cost.

Service and transport choices: We offer a variety of service levels and delivery options, which means you get a lot of choices, and it also means your rate can change.

Time of year: Some seasons are busier than others, and weather conditions like snow and ice may make shipping lanes a little crazy, so shipping an SUV can vary depending on when you need it to move.

Pickup and delivery locations: Our carriers need a lot of room to load and unload, especially for a large SUV. If we have to meet you somewhere or make special accommodations to pick up the vehicle, it can affect the overall price.

Timeframe: How fast do you need your SUV – in a few days or a few weeks? Are you booking your quote months before or a few days before? In some cases, we can expedite shipping your SUV, but planning in advance is going to lower the cost.

How are SUVs transported?

Besides our different service levels, you can also choose to ship your SUV on either an open or enclosed vehicle transport. Open carriers are by far the most common option (we ship more than 90% of vehicles this way), which is why this option offers the most availability and cost-effectiveness, saving you time and money.

However, if you're more interested in getting the most protection from things like dirt and dust, weather, and other hazards of traveling on the open road, then enclosed shipping is the option you want. If you're shipping a vintage Bronco or a luxury G-Wagon, for example, you might want to opt for the added safety that you get from shipping an SUV in a fully enclosed trailer.

CarsArrive Auto Relocation offers the most SUV transport options to choose from

Do you want us to pick up your SUV from your driveway, or would you prefer to save a little money and drop it off yourself? How do you want to receive it at your destination? We offer all kinds of service level options to keep you on time and under budget.

Choose the shipping method that meets your needs

Shipping Service


Carrier Direct Service

Typically, the most cost-effective option. At origin, our vehicle carrier will meet you at a nearby parking lot to collect your vehicle within a 3- to 5-day window. Upon arrival in the destination city, the vehicle carrier will meet you at a nearby parking lot to release the vehicle.

Shipping Service


Service Center to Service Center

A balance of cost and convenience. Drop your vehicle at one of our 100+ service centers on the date of your choosing. We will deliver to a destination service center on a date that works for you.

Shipping Service


Service Center to Door

Savings at origin and convenience at destination. Drop off your vehicle at one of 100+ service centers any date you choose. Final delivery to your driveway or office at destination is completed on a pre-scheduled appointment date.

Shipping Service


Door to Service Center

Your vehicle will be picked up from your driveway or office at origin on your specific requested date. Once your vehicle arrives at our destination service center, you can pick it up at your convenience.

Shipping Service


Door to Door

The ultimate in convenience… no hassles, complete care. Your vehicle will be picked up from your driveway or office at origin on your specific requested date. Final delivery to your driveway or office at destination is completed during a pre-scheduled appointment.

Just click to start your quote, fill out some basic information about your SUV and your move, and we’ll show you estimates of what you’ll pay for each shipping option.

The value of having one less thing to worry about

Let's face it – moving ain't easy, even if some people make it seem that way. But for the rest of us, things like packing up all your belongings and making sure everything gets from point A to point B can be a stressful experience.

That's why we make shipping an SUV simple, giving you peace of mind knowing that your vehicle will make it to your destination safe and sound – without any hassles, surprises, or hidden charges.

CarsArrive Auto Relocation is the trusted source in SUV shipping. We're the only company that can boast 98% on-time delivery, 98.8% damage-free vehicles, and 14-day delivery, and we're so confident in our services because we know that if anything does go wrong, we'll make it right. That's something you can't just put a price tag on, and it's the promise of shipping with us.

Frequently asked questions

Just like the cost to ship a vehicle, travel time is another thing that depends on different factors – the main one being availability.

Most customers ship their SUV on an open vehicle carrier, and for that to be economical, the trucks need to be loaded with more than just one vehicle. Deliveries typically take a few days to a week, but if availability is low, it may take up to two weeks.

After you book your service, we'll send a delivery date range that gives you the estimated travel time, but the exact date and time your SUV will arrive may vary.

With standard shipping, we can give you a delivery date range based on the estimated travel time for the vehicle. But if you need your SUV delivered on a very specific date, our logistics experts can expedite the shipping process. Just remember that expedited vehicle shipping is going to cost more than standard shipping.

In short, no. The main reason is that our auto transport drivers are only licensed to do just that – transport autos. That means any personal belongings left in the vehicle can't be insured against things like damage or theft.

There's also the risk to the vehicle itself, as stuff in the vehicle could get moved around and damage the interior. We ask all customers to completely unload their vehicles and take out anything that isn't bolted down or didn't come with the car from the factory. Read more

You bet! Your SUV is covered for transit-related damages for the Actual Cash Value (ACV) of the vehicle or up to $100,000, whichever is the lesser of the two. This coverage is provided to all customers at no additional cost and with no deductible.

We can move a non-running vehicle, but it's going to take a little more work. As such, we can't ship it using standard services. You'll need to give us a call at 855.736.7429 to get a custom quote.