Auto Shipping to College Station, TX
College Station is a city located in Brazos County, Texas, and is currently home to an estimated 100,000 residents. Founded in the early 1860’s by the Houston and Texas Central Railway Company, the area that became College Station was awarded a new agricultural and mechanical college, the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, a land-grand school, in 1876. The college would be renamed Texas A&M University in 1963. Despite the opening of the college, growth of the city remained slow; at just under 400 residents at the turn of the 20th century, College Station was hardly more than a dot on the map until the end of World War II, when more people began to settle in the area to be closer to the college. Between 2000-2010 saw perhaps the most population growth, as an additional 25,000 new residents moved to the area, and you can learn more about College Station here.
Located about an hour and a half northwest of Houston and two and a half hours south of Dallas, and accessible only via state routes, College Station may not seem like the most auto-transport-friendly area, but the presence of Texas A&M University brings a lot of college students to the area, quite a few of which ship their vehicle to and from there. Summer and fall are usually the times of year that auto shipping in and out of College Station is cheapest, as that’s usually when students are relocating, but the weather in the area also helps in that there isn’t a lot of snow – hardly any, in fact, come winter, and therefore accessible to auto transportation companies year-round. It also helps that I-45, an interstate route connecting Houston and Dallas, runs less than fifty miles east of College Station, providing easy access to auto shippers that are running north-south routes along there anyway.
With only state routes servicing College Station, it may be harder to actually find a carrier that will ship there in the first place, mainly due to the fact that it’s out of the way. While many auto transporters run along I-45, not all of them will take time out of their schedule to go another fifty miles away from the interstate – a hundred-mile round-trip – just to drop a car off at College Station. Multiple-vehicle shipments can help this, as the more vehicles you put on a truck, the more incentive (read: money) carriers will have to go to College Station. As mentioned, you can likely get around this by shipping there just before the college semester starts, as more wealthy college students will be shipping their vehicles to the area. If you’re interested in shipping to or from College Station, you can fill out our free online quote request form and you’ll get an instant price immediately right on your screen. You can also call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents, and read more about auto transport to and from College Station at our helpful article on the subject.