Auto Transport Services to the San Francisco Bay Area
The San Francisco Bay Area is technically a combined statistical area centered around the San Francisco Bay area of northern California. It is currently home to a population of over 8.6 million residents spread across twelve counties and six official metro areas that, combined, make up the entire San Francisco Bay Area.
It is California’s second-largest metro area by population and a major auto transport destination in the state. The entire San Francisco metro area has a GDP that ranks 19th in the world and the entire area is considered one of the wealthiest in the entire state. It is home to major cities such as San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Stockton, Santa Clara, Hayward, and Santa Cruz, among others.
The sheer size of the San Francisco Bay Area makes it a popular auto transport location in California and also makes it one of the cheapest areas in the state to ship to or from. This is mostly because of its high population and the number of suburbs that surround San Francisco, which anchors the entire metro area.
What’s funny is that even though San Francisco anchors the area (and was the inspiration of the name of San Francisco Bay) it is no longer the largest city in the metro area, which currently belongs to San Jose. However, San Francisco’s storied history and its rise as one of the largest shipping ports on the west coast have helped it to retain its status as the main anchor of its metro area.
The main route through San Francisco is I-80, a major east-west interstate highway and one of the most heavily-traveled in the auto transport industry.
The entire San Francisco Bay Area is a popular car transport location for a number of reasons including its high population and sophisticated transportation system, though the lack of major interstates outside I-80 and its auxiliary interstates does pose some logistical challenges for auto transport carriers.
We recommend speaking to someone about moving your pickup or delivery location out of San Francisco, actually, due to its dense population and its penchant for narrow, hard-to-navigate streets. You may be able to save some time and money by moving your pickup or delivery location east, across the Bay, to Oakland or one of its suburbs.
If you’re interested in shipping your vehicle to or from San Francisco proper – or any other city in the Bay Area, for that matter – take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. When you do, you’ll get a free quote to ship your vehicle right away. If you have questions about our services, would like a quote over the phone, or are ready to book a shipment, give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents.