Auto Transport Routes: Miami to Chicago
Miami is the second-largest city in the state of Florida and Chicago is the largest in Illinois. As such, they are popular transportation locations, and with the Miami Metro area being the fourth-largest in the country and Chicago being the third-largest city (Miami metro has 5.5 million residents while Chicago has 2.7 million residents).
Heavily populated areas tend to see more transport traffic because there are more people moving to or from those locations (and more businesses shipping vehicles to and from said large locations). But they’re close to 1,400 miles away from each other, which means that it’s going to take some time for your vehicle to get from one to another.
However, there are many routes that carriers can take, which helps them keep their options open – which typically results in lower shipping prices for you.
But back to the routes – there are quite a few that run from Miami north to Chicago, and a variety of ways that shippers can use to help keep prices for their customers lower while still making enough money to keep their trucks in working order and on the road. Most carriers will either take I-95 or I-75 north out of Miami, because they are major interstates that pass through other major metro areas, and will usually provide them with more customers and therefore more money.
Getting up to Chicago will require them going northwest, which would take them off of I-75 and particularly I-95. Therefore, knowing the various state highways and smaller routes around the area will help the cause, but most carriers will be able to navigate quickly from one area to another.
Keep this in mind when transporting your vehicle, however; because the interstates don’t connect every city together, shipping from and to major metro areas will likely result in quicker pickup and delivery times. Carriers prefer interstate highways if they can help it, though they go where their freight takes them at the end of the day.
If you are interested in transporting your vehicle from Miami to Chicago, fill out our free online quote form. You will get a free auto transport quote immediately, without having to wait. You can also call our toll-free telephone number at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents. They can answer your questions and help you on your automobile transportation journey.
Please remember that the routes we highlighted in this blog post are simply the most convenient routes according to Google Maps, and while this is a popular route choosing method that carriers use frequently, you should still talk to your carrier regarding the specific route he will be traveling when transporting your vehicle.