If you are intending to move or relocating for business in Athens, there are several things you will want to know if you plan to book an auto transport company to move your car:


Auto transport quotes and rates in the industry are calculated using several factors that vary with each move. How far it has to go, the vehicle make and model, and its condition are just a few variables that affect your quote. Our vehicle shipping quote form will get you an accurate shipping rate with all user-submitted information, and comprehensive pricing without hidden upcharges.

Moving your automobile with a reliable car transporter while watching how much you spend  is easy with United Car Shipping. Whether you’re looking for someone to haul away inoperable cars or get your foreign car safely to your doorstep, United provides competitive quotes and the top service in the business.


The common cost to ship a automobile within the United States relies on what kind of trailer you favor enclosed or open, how far it is going, and your pick up and delivery desires. It costs approximately $2.50 per mile to ship a car less than 200 miles, but costs around 75 cents a mile to ship a standard vehicle 1,000 miles or more.

In case you are  ready to get the exact price to ship your car, truck, van or motorcycle you can visit our quote page, fill in your vehicle transport specifications and we will provide you with a quick quote.

If you want to speak to a human (by phone) about transporting your vehicle to or from Athens, we love to visit with our friends from the Peach State. Our team will answer all the questions you have about moving your vehicle. You can call our support team at 1-800-931-4311 and they will help you.

We can tell you exactly how much it is to move your car from coast to coast or provide help you need to get a quote for international delivery. We are happy to help you relocate your college student, help our military service members, move dealership vehicles, or assist you with your classic car transport.

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Last-minute booking.

Auto transport takes time, so book your order as far in advance as you can. Usually a 10-day window is best. As a general rule, it’s good if we have about 7 days to prepare your move efficiently and effectively. Once your transport is placed and confirmed, United Car Shipping averages 7-15 days depending on the distance of the transport.

Waiting until the last minute to schedule your transport will impact the cost to transport your vehicle. Sometimes it can’t be avoided, but if possible, giving 7-10 days lead time helps avoid additional costs.


Are you considering buying a used car out of state from a dealership? Buying a car long distance from a dealer requires some help. If you are not available to get the vehicle from the dealership and move it yourself, we can move it for you.

A delivery from a dealership can be planned by you or the auto dealership themselves. It’s likely you’ll want to find out at what time you are the actual legal owner of the automobile. If it is when contracts are signed and keys are no longer the possession of the automobile dealership, you may want to decide who will be responsible for transporting the vehicle for and to you.

Maybe you are the salesman at a car dealership in Athens and you are making an attempt to finish a sale with a long distance buyer. Remove the difficulty of buying a car long distance by transporting the automobile to the client’s driveway for them. We can pick up from you and take it to them. It’s that simple.

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If you are a seller making arrangements for moving the car from Athens, you should definitely examine the service beforehand to ensure they are qualified to ship your vehicle.

Either way, it’s important to contact a professional auto transport company to assist you. Picking a car shipping company with experience and knowledge in the business will help things go more smoothly.

It’s also vital to know when your automobile is on its way to be delivered, there’s a great customer support team included in the shipping process. You are trusting your car to strangers. It’s important to feel confident the people you entrust your car to has your back. The number one goal is to have your vehicle delivered safely.


Open transport is the car shipping industry’s most commonplace method of transporting cars. These are the most commonly seen carriers on the highway any given day. Whether you’re moving a new, used, or junk automobile, open transport is the most cost effective option to shipping a car. Roughly 90% of automobile transport services operate an open trailer, so choosing this service means you should have plenty of availability and the most reasonable rates.

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When you are needing to move your exotic automobile, vintage automobile, classic cars or classic race cars, enclosed transport will likely be your preferred option. Closed transport provides essentially the most protection for each vehicle during the move.

With an enclosed trailer, it will protect your car from weather conditions, dust, particles, and other things it may encounter while it was on an open carrier. Enclosed vehicle transport will normally cost more than open transport, but we do recommend this service for particular automobiles that are delicate, have a high sentimental value or high monetary value.


Door-to-door service is offered by most car shipping companies. We will pick up and deliver your car as close to your driveway as we can. Take note, our semi-trucks and trailers can’t always make it through some residential streets and condo communities. If this is the case for your area, we will work out an accessible parking lot to load or unload your vehicle together with your driver while en route.


United’s auto transport team affords you the best options, like booking with the helpful support of our trained staff who always provide guaranteed quotes and five-star service. When you approve your quote, we’ll assign your car shipment to a personal dispatch representative and work quickly to find the best transporter for your move based on where the carrier is currently located, the path they are moving and the direction they will be going.


United brings all the pieces you want or need when looking for a transporter into one platform. Experience, expertise and our professional customer support team. We will walk you through the entire process so you’re not frustrated with concerns. Since we ship thousands of cars every year and realize this may be your first time, so here are some helpful tips to make your transfer easier.

• If you are moving, make sure your license and registration are current.

• Find out what shipping company you want to hire and call them directly. We hope that’s us! You can reach your United auto transport team at 1-800-931-4311.

• If you’re still shopping, find out the cost to ship your car by getting a guaranteed auto transport quote.

• Book your United auto transport move.

• Our dispatch team will look at which carrier in our national network are going to be in the pickup area and headed toward the delivery destination.

• During the transport process you will be able to communicate with your dispatch team if you have any concerns. We will also contact you throughout the process especially as your car gets closer to its destination to fine-tune times for drop off.

Delivery of a car can be a tedious and costly endeavor. You need to make sure you are working with the best auto transport firm at their best price.

Research auto transport service providers and evaluate their providers, history, and costs. Discover which provider is best to meet your transportation needs and price range. Discuss with them directly to get an idea of their communication method and expertise. You should always feel comfortable with whomever you entrust to ship your car.

It’s our primary goal to make your transport experience as pleasant as possible. Our staff of transport professionals are in your corner to ensure your questions are answered, any concerns are resolved and you are confident your vehicle will be moved in a safe, timely manner, delivered to you without any problems.

If you’d like to learn more about the process of car shipping, check out our handy auto transport guide. No matter how far you need to move your car to or from Athens, UNITEDs auto transport professionals will do it quickly and safely guaranteed.

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Planning a trip to Athens? Here are some fun facts about the city.

Athens, officially Athens–Clarke County, is a consolidated city–county and college town in the U.S. state of Georgia. Athens lies about 70 mi (113 km) northeast of downtown Atlanta, a global city. The University of Georgia, the state’s flagship public university and an R1 research institution, is in Athens and contributed to its initial growth. In 1991, after a vote the preceding year, the original City of Athens abandoned its charter to form a unified government with Clarke County, referred to jointly as Athens–Clarke County.[4] As of 2017[update], the U.S. Census Bureau’s estimated population of the consolidated city-county (all of Clarke County except Winterville and a portion of Bogart) was 125,691; the entire county including Winterville and Bogart had a population of 127,064.[5] Athens is the sixth-largest city in Georgia, and the principal city of the Athens metropolitan area,[6] which had a 2017 estimated population of 209,271, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.[7] Metropolitan Athens is a component of the larger Atlanta–Athens–Clarke County–Sandy Springs Combined Statistical Area, a trading area.[8]The city is dominated by a pervasive student culture and music scene centered on downtown Athens, next to the University of Georgia’s North Campus.[9] Major music acts associated with Athens include numerous alternative rock bands such as R.E.M., the B-52’s, Widespread Panic, and Neutral Milk Hotel. The city is also known as a recording site for such groups as the Atlanta-based Indigo Girls.

In the late 18th century, a trading settlement on the banks of the Oconee River called Cedar Shoals stood where Athens is today. On January 27, 1785, the Georgia General Assembly granted a charter by Abraham Baldwin for the University of Georgia as the first state-supported university. Sixteen years later, in 1801, a committee from the university’s board of trustees selected a site for the university on a hill above Cedar Shoals, in what was then Jackson County. On July 25, John Milledge, one of the trustees and later governor of Georgia, bought 633 acres (256 ha) from Daniel Easley and donated it to the university. Milledge named the surrounding area Athens after the city that was home to the Platonic Academy of Plato and Aristotle in Greece.[10]

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June 23, 2019

Thanks Joe
Contacted Joe needed to transport my SUV from MD to ATL. Joe took my info and said he would call as soon as he dispatch a driver in several hours he contacted me said he can have my car pickup up that next day Friday and delivered on Saturday. The Driver call right away before the pickup and after. He was very quick and professional.

james brown

We found a great company

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May 11, 2019

I work for a high-end car dealer and we have been using United for some time now. Every time we shipping a car we get quotes from a few different companies, but we always seem to come back to these guys. They always have a good price and we know that they are going to do a fantastic job. Over the years we have had some minor issues, but the great thing about these guys is that they communicate well and solve the problems. I defiantly recommend these guys for shipping your vehicles.

Mike W.

Don't make the same mistake that i did...

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May 2, 2019

I don’t know why i have to learn things the hard way:( I went with the cheapest company and they didn’t show up to pick up my car. I tried calling them all day long and they wouldn’t answer the phone. I had already given them a deposit and so then i had to go through the hassle of doing a chargeback. They had four-stars, so i thought i was good. I started calling around and i found joe with United Car Shipping. He was really nice and explained why the other company couldn’t get a driver to pick up my car. Joe was awesome and he got a driver to come out the next day. Everything worked out and i was very happy with this company. I ended up paying a couple hundred dollars more, and it was worth it! These guys are really nice and the understand how to communicate. Thumbs up for United!

Tim Lee

Job done...

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April 29, 2019

I booked, they picked up and delivered. Everything went smooth and i have noting but good things to say about this company.

Dave B.

Very happy with the service!

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April 28, 2019

Great experience from the first call to the delivery of my vehicle. I read a lot of reviews before i chose United. I went with them because nobody had anything bad to say about this company.
Customer service – awesome
Price – average
Pickup – everything went smooth and driver did a great job!
Delivery – driver called the day before and gave me a time and he showed up as he said he would.
Totally recommend this company!

Gabby V.