Des Plaines 1Des Plaines is a city located in Cook County, in the U.S. state of Ohio, and is currently home to a population of over 58,300 total residents. It is a major suburb of Chicago, which sits to the southeast of the city, and Des Plaines is located right next to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world. This connection to the rest of the country and the rest of the globe has brought a huge influx of new residents to Des Plaines in recent years, not to mention a lot of new job and industry growth including in tourism and manufacturing sectors. Today, Des Plaines is officially known as the “City of Destiny” due to its connections to Chicago both current and historic, as well as the huge influx of new business and residents to the area in recent years.

Brief Facts About Des Plaines

  • Current population: 58,300
  • Current mayor: Matthew Bogusz
  • Total area: 14.42 sq mi
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  • Located in: Cook County
  • Founded in: 1835
  • Zip codes: 60016-60019
  • Area codes: 224, 847

Auto Transport to and from Des Plaines

When shipping a vehicle to or from Des Plaines you’ll likely find that carriers are more than willing to run routes into and out of the area due to its proximity to Chicago. Its location in the Chicago metropolitan area makes it more popular among both customers and carriers, which usually helps keep the price down and carrier availability up. Carriers prefer to run routes through major cities surrounded by lots of bedroom communities, and Des Plaines usually more than makes up for it. Chicago is one of the largest and most popular shipping locations in the entire United States, so during most of the year car shippers are going to be running routes frequently through Chicago to keep up with customer demand.

It helps that I-90, a major east-west interstate, runs right through Des Plaines before heading into Chicago. This gives auto transport companies easier access to Des Plaines and easier access usually means lower prices and higher carrier availability. Chicago’s transportation infrastruture is vast and complex, giving auto shippers access to most areas via the interstate highway system, so you likely won’t see too many issues arising when shipping into or out of the suburb. That said, the winter months bring with them ice and snow, which can cause delays; if you’re shipping to or from Chicago or Des Plaines during the winter, keep an eye on the weather reports and maintain close contact with your shipping representative to keep up with the weather and its effects on your shipment.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Des Plaines, Illinois, make sure to take a minute and fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. If you do, you’ll get an instant price immediately right on your screen. American Auto Shipping is fully licensed, bonded and insured. If you have further questions, or need some help getting your free quotes or taking the next step, give us a call at 800-930-7417, toll-free, and speak to one of our live agents. They can answer questions, help you get your quote and set you on the right path for your shipment today.

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