Car Transport to Columbus, Ohio
Columbus is a city in, the capital of, and largest city (by population) in the U.S. state of Ohio, and sits as the county seat of Franklin County. Currently home to a population of over 822,000 residents in the city proper, Columbus anchors the Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area, which spans ten counties and is home to over 2.37 million residents, making it the second-largest MSA in the state of Ohio after Cincinnati. Columbus is a diverse and growing city; though deindustrialization during the late 20th century hampered economic growth and development, Columbus has recently begun to emerge as a major tech area and its economic recovery during the early 21st century has led to the city being named one of the best in the country by several different media outlets including Forbes and Newsweek.
As mentioned, Columbus anchors the Columbus Metropolitan Area, home to over 2.37 million people and spanning ten counties. Columbus sits in the center of the state, but Ohio is an incredibly popular auto transport location throughout the year, due to its high population and the number of major cities that sit within it, including cities such as Cincinnati, Cleveland and Akron, as well as its proximity to other major cities. This means that shipping a vehicle to or from Columbus, or somewhere within the Columbus area, is usually going to be reasonably priced and also not take as long as shipping to or from areas in Ohio that sit off the beaten path.
There are also several major interstates that run through Columbus including I-70 and I-71. I-70 is a major east-west interstate that tends to see a lot of traffic, particularly in the eastern parts of the country. I-71 runs north-south, connecting Columbus to cities such as Akron, to the north, and Cincinnati, to the south – both of which are pretty big auto transport hubs in their respective regions, despite being in the same state. Its proximity to other major cities also makes it easier and faster for car shippers to get from one customer to another, which tends to keep prices per-customer lower, since the cost of actually driving that distance will be spread out among more people.
Spring and summer tend to be the best times to ship a vehicle to or from Columbus, as it is for most places, because it’s situated in the northern United States, in Ohio, and experiences pretty severe weather during the fall and winter. It’s not so bad as other areas, particularly the northeast, but during the winter Columbus sees its fair share of snow and ice, and because of this auto shippers can have a harder time getting into and out of the area. Not only that, but there are fewer loads through the Midwest and the northern United States during the winter because of the weather, and this in turn tends to increase prices and pickup windows.
If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Columbus, Ohio, take a minute to 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. You can also contact one of our live agents toll-free at 800-930-7417, if you have questions about our services or need some help getting your free quote.