Seattle to Los Angeles and back, forms part of the famous Snowbird season trips that many people board every year, drivers become very busy in this route once winter and summer kicks in moving hundreds of cars up and down between these locations. Although west coast snowbird routes are not as popular as the east coast routes, car transport between these two points I very common due to the port connections and many car dealers and production these two cities offer.
Unfortunately Seattle is highly affected by harsh winter conditions and transportation during this time in or out of the city is almost impossible. Delays are almost guaranteed as drivers cannot make it through the snow and most main routes are closed down due to the snowfall. Regardless of these severe factors, Los Angeles – Seattle route offers great prices all year long. Regular deliveries take from 2-5 days depending on how many cars need to be dropped off or picked up on the way. Smaller carriers that take between 4-6 cars are usually used for this route, however if more cars need to be moved 11 car haulers can be used.
Rates to ship a car between Los Angeles – Seattle start at $0.35 during spring, summer and fall, they can go up to $0.45 per mile. Driver availability is high and delivery times are fast and accurate. Once snowbird season kicks in price per mile can go from $0.45 to $0.50 depending on how bad is the snowfall. Transporting down is more expensive than transporting up north as demand is higher towards southern locations during the beginning of snowbird season, once winter starts to pass the price scale switches and it becomes more expensive to ship back north than come south as all snowbirds are returning. Although this is an estimate of how pricing is determined, if there are very bad winter conditions, drivers will raise prices to ship into Seattle, and it may be more expensive than shipping south to L.A. However, this doesn’t guarantee shipment as sometimes no matter how high the price, drivers cannot move into Seattle at all.