Auto Shipping Services to Las Vegas, NV
The city of Las Vegas is the most populous city in the state of Nevada. Home to over 583,000 permanent residents (good for 31st in the U.S.), the population can swell to over a million thanks to tourists – Las Vegas is one of the largest tourist destinations in the United States. The amount of money floating around in the shining jewel of civilization in the middle of the desert is astounding. Founded in 1905 and incorporated in 1911, Las Vegas, at the turn of the 21st century, was the largest city in the U.S. that was founded in the 20th century, a distinction that Chicago held in the 19th. You can learn more about the city of Las Vegas here.
The biggest problem with transporting a vehicle to or from the city of Las Vegas is the fact that the only major interstate that runs through the city is I-15, which really isn’t all that popular of a route unless you’re specifically shipping into or out of Las Vegas, which – if you’re reading this – you probably are. But auto transporters rarely just run certain strips of interstate; there is no company that only does Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back. Okay, maybe there is, but most of the time your auto transport company will try to find a carrier that’s already running a route into or out of Las Vegas that can pick your vehicle up, and there aren’t a lot of those because Las Vegas sits in the middle of the Nevada desert with nothing around it for a few hundred miles in any direction. So shippers tend to charge more to ship in or out of Vegas as it’s literally in the middle of nowhere.
Shippers will typically run through Vegas if they’re coming from Los Angeles or somewhere else in southern California, as it’s the easiest way for them to travel up to Salt Lake City, the next-largest city east of Vegas (technically northeast, but still). Shippers have a couple of options in terms of where they can go from Vegas, but not many, and their options typically take them through the barren deserts of Nevada and Utah. Shipping to Vegas from the east will likely be more expensive than from the west, but on the whole it really just depends on how far your vehicle is actually going and what route the carrier is taking. For more information, you can visit our auto transport to or from Las Vegas article, and you can also fill out our free online quote form to get multiple free auto transport quotes to and from Las Vegas as well as call our toll-free number to speak to one of our live agents.