Auto Transport Routes: Portland to San Antonio
According to Google Maps, getting from Portland to San Antonio is going to take a lot of time through some pretty rough and sparse terrain, all things considered. Though both cities are major metro areas in the U.S. and popular transport locations in their own right, they aren’t connected by a single road or interstate, which makes it harder for carriers to get from one to another. Of course, where there’s a will there’s a way, and carriers will definitely run routes that include both San Antonio and Portland, but the biggest problem is going to be finding them and having them do it on the cheap. Now, according to Google the quickest route from Portland to San Antonio is through Utah and the other Mountain states, but carriers probably won’t run that route.
Perhaps the best way for a carrier to get from Portland to San Antonio is to take I-5 south from Portland into California, instead of taking I-84 through eastern Oregon and then into Idaho and Utah. Carriers go where the people are, so when building routes or planning their next course they want to make sure they take as little time as possible getting from one major metro area to another. In this instance, Portland to San Antonio can pass through smaller cities like Boise, Salt Lake City and Cheyenne, but those cities are located in hard-to-reach areas. Cities like San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles are easier to get to and more popular cities for customers anyway, which in turn gives them more options. Carriers will likely take I-5 down to L.A. and then hop on I-10 east, where they’ll go through the southern U.S. all the way into San Antonio. This route will likely be the cheapest, though not necessarily the fastest.
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