Auto Transport Routes: Baltimore to New Orleans
From Baltimore to New Orleans is roughly 1,100 miles. 1,100 miles of driving an incredibly heavy truck with multiple vehicles on it, though some of the most rural parts of the western Appalachian Mountains (of course, that depends on the route). Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland, and New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana; both cities are prominent metropolitan areas in their respective states, and transporting from one to another should not be that big a hassle. And really, it isn’t, though there area few things that you need to be aware of that might cause delays in pickup or delivery as well as things that can cause delays in transit time.
The fastest route out of Baltimore down south to New Orleans will likely be I-81 out of western Virginia. It’s a convoluted route, with lots of different interchanges and highway changes, but it’s a straight-shot, more or less, and will likely get your vehicle to you in 3-5 days. Of course, this route doesn’t pass through a lot of popular areas, at least not in terms of auto transportation: Chattanooga and Birmingham are larger cities, yes, but they aren’t incredibly popular in the car shipping industry because they rarely see a lot of customers going in and out. Not all major metro areas are incredibly popular routes, though they’re always more popular (and easier to get to or from) than rural areas. Some carriers may charge less if they’re running down I-95 to I-10 in Florida, then heading west. This would take their through New Orleans as well, but it’ll take longer. This could also save you a bit of money because of the additional length of the route in question.
There are literally hundreds of different routes that carriers can travel along to get from Baltimore to New Orleans. I-85 could be useful; take I-95 down to Richmond, Virginia, then use I-85 to pass through areas such as Durham, Charlotte and Atlanta before reaching I-10 and heading west into New Orleans. Or they could head west through Tennessee along I-40, then take I-55 south in Memphis all the way to New Orleans. Really, carriers can take any number of routes – it really just depends on where they’re ultimately trying to get to from where they’re coming from, and how much you’re willing to spend to be a part of that. If you’re interested in transporting your vehicle, and need free quotes, fill out our free online quote request form; you’ll get an instant price immediately right on your screen. You can also call our toll-free telephone number for more information or to have your burning questions answered.