Illinois Car Shipping


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The most popular auto transport services when shipping a car to or from Illinois

Open Carrier Car Shipping

Open Trailer Transport

97% of all US vehicles are shipped with Open trailers. This is the most common, convenient, and affordable method of shipping a car in the United States.

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Enclosed Trailer Transport

These trailers provide additional security for the cars during transportation. It is recommended for luxury, exotic, sport, and classic vehicles.

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Door To Door Transport

A professional driver will pick up and deliver your vehicle as close to your front door as safely and legally possible.

How to book Illinois car shipping services?

How does it work?

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Receiving your FREE auto transport quote and book your vehicle shipment. Zero upfront payment until a carrier is assigned. No Hidden Fees. Insurance is included.
We Pick Up Your Vehicle
One of our trustworthy automotive transport experts will pick up your vehicle for delivery. Our professional carriers come directly to you, as long as the destination can be safely accessed for vehicle transport.
Receive Your Vehicle
Your driver will keep you in the loop about delivery arrangements. Once they offload your car, they’ll carefully inspect it again to make sure it’s in the same condition as it was when you last saw it.

We can even go above and beyond with our guaranteed car pick-up service in Illinois

Benefits of guaranteed vehicle pickup service.

Choose the exact date that you would like your car to be picked up and your car will be prioritized. You don’t have to wait around for the carrier because they’ll arrive on the pre-arranged day.

Our car shipping experts will ensure you are well informed.  You will also be able to contact the carrier.

Our guaranteed car pick-up service is also door-to-door. As long as it’s safe and legal to do so we’ll pick-up your vehicle from the front of your home.

We aim to provide the best possible price for our guaranteed vehicle shipping service. We won’t call you to ask for more money. Our rates are guaranteed.

Our quotes are valid for pick up within 1-4 business days. Guaranteed pickup is considered a premium service and is more expensive. Please speak to a shipping agent to receive a guaranteed car shipping quote.

Ideally, your vehicle will be picked up and delivered by the same transporter. However, there are instances where the long hauler can’t accommodate your desired pick-up timeframe. That’s why we dispatch a local (smaller) carrier to pick – up your vehicle and take it to a secured lot, where the car is transferred to a long-distance car hauler.

What to consider when shipping a car in Illinois

At Unlimited Auto Trans, we take pride in being the top choice for Illinois car shipping, guaranteeing your vehicle’s secure and efficient transportation.

Our extensive network of dependable carriers and skilled staff provide direct service to and from any location in Illinois, encompassing the scenic Northern region, bustling Central area, historically rich Southern zone, and the picturesque Great Lakes shoreline.

We recognize the significance of having your car, SUV, van, or motorcycle with you to fully appreciate this magnificent state’s diverse landscapes and attractions.

With 11+ years of experience in the region, we have the expertise and data to deliver honest, professional, and precise information about car shipping from and to  Illinois. Please take a look at the table below for all the insights you need to make an informed decision.

Carrier Availability

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Illinois is a very popular destination for auto transportation industry with lots of trucks picking up and delivering every day.

Average Pickup Time

1 - 3 days

Open Trailer

90% of the vehicles are getting picked up 1 – 3 days after First Available Date.

Average Pickup Time

1 - 4 days

Enclosed Trailer

95% of the vehicles are getting picked up 1 – 4 days after First Available Date.

How much does Illinois car transport cost?

When calculating your car shipping cost to or from Illinois, we take several factors into account to provide you with an accurate price quote. The distance between the origin and destination plays a significant role in determining your total rate.

Shorter distances (300 miles) typically cost around $1.99/mile, medium distances (500 – 1500 miles) average about $.97/mile, and longer journeys (over 1500 miles) generally come to approximately $.61/mile.

While examining car shipping costs to or from Illinois, it’s crucial to consider the state’s strategic geographic location in the Midwest. Illinois shares borders with important neighboring states such as Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, and Missouri.

Major cities like Chicago, Springfield, Peoria, and Rockford serve as essential transport hubs, with seamless access to key interstate highways such as I-55, I-57, I-80, and I-90. These highways effectively connect the state of Illinois to various regions across the country, enabling convenient and faster transportation of vehicles.

By taking into account Illinois’ location, major cities, and their connectivity to vital transportation routes, you can better understand the car shipping costs and make the most informed decision for your vehicle transport needs.

Car shipping cost factors when transporting a vehicle from or to Illinois

Gain a deeper understanding of the factors influencing car shipping costs by diving into our comprehensive article:
How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Car in 2023? Car Shipping Cost Explained

Car shipping costs for OPEN trailers on the most common routes from Illinois

* The Prices shown up above are reflective of current market conditions as of March 2023. The prices are subject to change due to seasonal fluctuations, gas prices, pick-up/delivery locations, type of vehicle, and other factors. Rates are for the 2020 Toyota Camry.

Car shipping costs for ENCLOSED trailers on the most common routes from Illinois

* The Prices shown up above are reflective of current market conditions as of March 2023. The prices are subject to change due to seasonal fluctuations, gas prices, pick-up/delivery locations, type of vehicle, and other factors. Rates are for the 2020 Mercedes Benz S – Class.

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How long does it take to transport a vehicle from or to Illinois?

Transit time

In the car shipping industry, transit time refers to the duration it takes for a vehicle to be transported from the pickup location to its final destination.

Illinois’ strategic geographic location and well-connected transportation network play a vital role in determining the duration of vehicle transport to or from the state. Situated in the Midwest, transit times for car shipping within Illinois or to neighboring states such as Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, and Missouri are generally shorter, thanks to the proximity and access to major interstate highways like I-55, I-57, I-80, and I-90. It is usually 1- 2 days of transit time.

For those shipping cars to or from major cities in Illinois, such as Chicago, Springfield, Peoria, and Rockford, the seamless connectivity to these essential highways often results in faster transit times compared to more remote or rural areas within the state. Moreover, it reduces the cost of the auto transportation.

Nonetheless, it’s essential to keep in mind that transit times are still subject to factors such as carrier schedules and chosen routes. Potential delays can arise due to unforeseen circumstances like adverse weather or road conditions.

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Integrity & Professionalism

Unlimited Auto Trans is committed to providing our customers with the highest caliber of customer service at the best possible price. We do not charge sky-high brokerage fees, and we work hard to match you with the ideal carrier for big savings we can pass on to our customers. Our experience as both a broker and a carrier means our customers benefit from a comprehensive view of every facet of the industry.
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5 Star Vehicle Shipping Experience

Our brokerage makes safe and meticulous transport our highest priority. Unlimited Auto Trans is fully insured, licensed, and bonded with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). You can rest easy that your vehicle will be treated with the greatest standard of care and respect.

What other customers say about their experience with one of the most reliable auto transport companies in the US:

Rogelio B
First - Class Customer Service
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Best Car Carrier Company!! needed to transport our daughter's car. They were the dispatchers that guided us along the way. We asked for a pickup on Monday, July 04 and the driver came on July 06! We will have the car in two days! That is first-class customer service. They picked up at door and delivered right to door. Will use Unlimited Auto Trans again for sure! Thanks George!
Booker C
Reliable, Trustworthy
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Great group of people! It is always simple to do business with them. I had no objections to them assisting us in shipping my car. Everything was always done promptly! They are reliable, and trustworthy to do business with. We have been using them for a very long time. The best shipping company around. Thanks Unlimited Auto Trans!.
Jamie W
Sports Car Transport
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These guys have the gear and skill to move high-end supercars. It's nice to know they put that same skill into moving my BMW, at an affordable price. I had a perfect experience using Unlimited Auto Trans. Everything went smoothly.
Edward M
Great Car Shipping Rate
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I usually don't review much But I was having trouble finding a good transport company and decided to try Unlimited Auto Trans. I am glad I did, I was fortunate enough to talk to the manager. He got me the best rate from anyone else I spoke to, and that was 2 other companies. He called me to update me all the way. Not to mention picked up my load very quickly and delivered it very quickly. Thanks Unlimited Auto Trans. I appreciate all your help.
Julian A
Customer Service
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Incredible service. Called on 06/28 to ship my Pontiac Solstice from Los Angeles to Converse, Tx. Very surprised they found a driver same day , car was delivered a few days later. Price was the best as well. Definitely recommend to friends and family.
Petya H
Great Communication
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Glad I went with Unlimited Auto. I got several quotes and after talking to Julian I felt that I can trust them with my car. Picked up and delivered as promised, driver was also super nice. I had to change the schedule and they were very accommodating of my request. Great communication…
Russell B
Great Car Shipping Rate
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Its always a pleasure working with Unlimited Auto Trans. I shipped my car to a repair shop using Unlimited Auto Trans. I had used them previously, and my second experience with them was just as good as the first. The quote they gave me was well within my budget. They promptly answered any questions I had and worked well with my busy schedule.
Matthew M
Safe Auto Transport
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They helped me ship my Hyundai Elantra from Chicago, IL to Monterrey, CA. It was a wonderful experience. Easy loading and unloading at the site. I have used other companies and these guys are top notch and really professional. I also shipped my Ducati in the same trip. A great experience!
Sergio P
Professional Auto Transport
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The experience of transporting my vehicle with the was amazing. They actually transported my vehicle very quick compared to most of the other companies. Communication throughout the whole process was outstanding. I would definitely recommend it to all of those who are looking to transport their toys around.

What We Ship?

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Planning a car shipping takes time, but it shouldn’t be a stressful experience. The process from point A to point B is easy when you use professional services. Unlimited Auto Transport offers the most convenient and stress-free ways to transport your car in the United States.

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Make sure you’re working with the best auto transport company when it comes to shipping SUV or VAN. A competent company will provide you necessary info and guidance to help you with an easy and safe delivery.

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When you need to ship a motorcycle, you need an experienced motorcycle transport company that you can rely on. We have developed a great relationship with over 2,000 certified nationwide motorcycle movers.

Luxury Vehicle Transportation


Sports cars are our passion! That's why we specialize in safely delivering vehicles like Ferraris, Porsches, Lotuses and Lamborghinis and etc. Sports cars require special care while they are being transported and we give you the options you need.

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Who doesn't want to own one of these? The hallmarks of vehicles are of the classical, vintage, or exotic variant. They have some of the most iconic looks in vehicle history and are heavily sought after.

Luxury Vehicle Transportation


Luxury Car Shipping takes the utmost care. Whether you are sending it to a car show or just moving it to its new home, we have the perfect service to fit your needs. Shipped safely within an enclosed trailer, strapped down by tires only, the car is securely whisked away to be delivered to your desired location at your desired time.

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How to ship your car from Illinois?

If you need to ship a car from Illinois, the process is straightforward and can be broken down into three simple steps.

First, you would need to provide us with the basic information:

  • Pickup and delivery location
  • Year, make, and model of the vehicle
  • First Available Shipping Date
  • Email or Phone#

We would then assign a car shipping expert to ensure a smooth pickup and delivery. Moreover, you can monitor your shipment around the clock and keep you updated.

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Shipping your car to Illinois?

If you plan to ship a car to Illinois, there are a few things to remember.

The weather conditions may affect transit times, especially during the winter.

Illinois is known for its hot and humid summers and cold winters, so it’s essential to plan accordingly.

It’s also essential to ensure that your carrier knows Illinois’ highway system to minimize delays and ensure a smooth delivery process. Often they are under construction, especially during the summer.

Unlimited Auto Trans can handle all aspects of the process to ensure your car arrives safely and on time.

How to prepare your car for shipping from or to Illinois?

Preparing your car for transport is important to ensure safe, damage-free, and on-time shipping.

Guidelines to follow include:

  • cleaning the car,
  • removing all personal items,
  • provide one set of keys
  • lowering antennas disabling alarms.

Learn more from our Car Shipping Guide – How to prepare your car for transport

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Illinois auto transport. What else you need to know?

          If you have a passenger vehicle, SUV,  luxury sedan or classic car worth thousands of dollars, we guarantee your car will be our top priority from the time it leaves Illinois until you take possession of it at your desired destination. Shipping a car from / to Illinois takes a lot of work, despite the fact that “The Land of Lincoln” is a popular transportation hub. 

          First, you need to decide if you would like to have you vehicle transported with Open Trailer or Enclosed Trailer.  You can refer to the chart below and find out how popular Illinois is for the auto transportation industry, and average pickup time for each service. Keep in mind that Door To Door car shipping is included when working with us. 

   Once you have your order set up in our system we will assign a shipping expert to ensure a smooth pickup and delivery process. Moreover, you will be provided with the truck driver’s phone number, who is transporting you vehicle. 

    According to a survey, good communication between customer, broker and driver is the most important element of the car shipping process.  Our 11+ years of experience in the auto transportation industry helped us develop professional relationships with some of the most reliable carrier companies in Illinois by treating them with respect.

     Another important element is the price of shipping a car from Illinois.  The cost of shipping your car or truck  is determined by a wide variety of factors such as: the type and size of the vehicle you want to transport, the pickup and delivery locations, and the overall distance covered by the shipment. Often these will fluctuate with the markets impacting nationwide auto transport.  Weather conditions are another important factor affecting transit times and car shipping costs in Illinois. 

Auto Transport Safety Measures in Illinois

   When looking for Illinois auto transport services, choosing the top dogs guarantees a safe and happy delivery. Don’t stress out worrying about the quality of the drivers handling your vehicle.    

   We know you have a lot of Illinois car shipping companies to choose from, but we also see how few of our competitors can keep their promises consistently. It can feel scary to trust us with your vehicle for the first time, but we do everything in our power to put your mind at ease.

   Unlimited Auto Transport only works the best, and we don’t even consider working with the rest. In addition, we hold ourselves to the same high standards as all of our partners. We are fully licensed by the United States Department of Transportation, and we are also 100% bonded and insured. As a client of ours, your vehicle is completely covered for its entire trip.

   We prioritize the safety of your car and, in doing so, make sure that periodic inspection with our carriers is mandatory. Each transport must be ready for quality deliveries, keeping the vehicle in place and providing ample protection from outside factors.

    Many carriers are considered open carriers and rely on beams to protect vehicles from objects in the air. You can upgrade your service to an enclosed carrier for maximum protection, which keeps your car completely protected from outside elements. 

    As a bonded, licensed, and insured brokerage with the U.S. Department of Transportation, damages to your car are covered, and you are entitled to compensation from the company.  In the event something damages your car, you are entitled to compensation from the company. 

   Once the vehicle is dropped off, make sure to check it before signing papers to ensure your automobile is in proper condition. Remember that our customer service and quality deliveries are our highest priority, and your vehicle is covered.

   After this is confirmed, you can pay your bill’s remaining balance to the driver. If you’re ready to move from Illinois, don’t wait any longer to arrange your car’s transport. 

   To do so, visit Request a Car Shipping Quote or call us at 888-278-9855 to get your price estimate today

Learn more about the great State of Illinois

Anchor of the American Heartland, nestled against the shores of Lake Michigan and the contours of three mighty rivers, sits Illinois. Often characterized as a microcosm of the U.S., this Midwestern state offers something for everybody. Illinois will welcome you from woodland forests to bustling cities to low-lying prairies and suburbs, whether you’re coming from California, the Jersey Shore, or anywhere above, below, or between. And Unlimited Auto Trans will handle your auto transport to and from the “Land of Lincoln.”

Springfield, the state’s gleaming capital, used to house the 16th President. Visit the Lincoln Presidential Library or take a tour of Lincoln’s house. Catch a flick at the Route 66 Twin Drive-in movie theater and grab yourself a horseshoe sandwich or corndog to snack on—both invented in Illinois.

To the north, Chicago, bisected by a river sharing the city’s name, offers some of the Midwest’s most outstanding architecture and public art. Take an elevator ride to the top of Willis Tower, visit Millennium Park, take a picture with “the Bean,” or catch a ball game at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. Grab a slice of the city’s famous deep-dish pizza or a Chicago dog (replete with bright-green relish), and catch an improv show at The Second City for the whole Chi-town experience. 

Are you looking for a breath of fresh air? Hike along a section of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail or explore the vast wilderness of the Shawnee National Forest and take in all the natural beauty Illinois has to offer.

Interesting facts about the auto industry in Illinois

  1. Birthplace of the assembly line: Illinois played a significant role in automotive history, as the state was home to the first automobile assembly line, which was established by Ransom E. Olds in 1902. Olds’ innovative approach to car manufacturing revolutionized the industry, paving the way for Henry Ford’s famous Model T assembly line in 1908.

  2. Rich automotive heritage: Illinois has a long-standing automotive heritage, with several iconic car brands originating from the state. The now-defunct Duesenberg Automobile & Motors Company, which produced luxury cars between 1913 and 1937, was founded in Chicago. Additionally, the DeLorean Motor Company, known for its iconic stainless-steel sports car featured in the “Back to the Future” film series, was originally headquartered in Illinois.

  3. Thriving automotive manufacturing sector: The automotive industry in Illinois continues to flourish, with major automakers such as Ford and Chrysler maintaining manufacturing plants in the state. Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant, established in 1924, is the company’s oldest continuously-operated plant and currently produces popular models like the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator. Chrysler’s Belvidere Assembly Plant, located near Rockford, has been operational since 1965 and focuses on manufacturing the Jeep Cherokee.

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Quick Guide to shipping a car from Illinois

With our car transport services to Illinois, you can sidestep the costs (and effort) associated with getting gas, finding lodging, and purchasing meals—all when you transport your car on your own. In having us move your car, you also avoid racking up new miles on your car—or exposing it to daily wear and tear. Our customer dedication means that when you choose us to transport your car, we guarantee a polished service that will enable you to focus on your move and your family.spacer

All kinds! The list includes passenger cars, SUVs, motorcycles, and even luxury cars. Although we transport a lot of cars to/from Illinois, we operate nationwide.  

Maybe not. When dropping off or receiving your vehicle to/from Illinois, you can authorize an “agent” (e.g. a friend or family member) to meet up with our driver at the appointed time and place. This is so we can inspect your vehicle before leaving—and ensure after arrival that nothing was damaged in transit.

Nope! After you accept our no-obligation quote, you’ll owe us $0 until a Carrier has been assigned to your load.

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Of course! You can call your driver directly, or contact our Customer Support.

This is extremely rare. If anything does happen, we always conduct a comprehensive vehicle inspection before and after the transport, so you can make a claim with us. If the incident happened during transit, you are covered. 

We’d say let us know as early as possible for both pick-up and delivery. That way, we can coordinate all of the details, and make sure you have the most streamlined, efficient car transport experience possible.

At Unlimited Auto Trans, we provide safe and on time car transport at competitive prices. Ship your car stress free knowing we’re licensed, bonded, and insured.
From passenger cars, SUVs, motorcycles, and even luxury cars, we can ship nationwide.

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