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Need motorcycle shipping services? Pick up/drop off your motorcycle at one of our 47 terminals (palletized shipping). If your bike is far from a terminal, we’ll ship to/from your front door (non-palletized shipping). Use our calculator for motorcycle shipping costs.

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America’s #1 Motorcycle Shipping Company


America’s #1
Motorcycle Shipping Company

Our 47 Motorcycle Shipping Terminals

Want to drop off your motorcycle today at one of our locations? Just place your order and we’ll handle the rest. Daily shipments are available during business hours. This is for palletized shipping only.

Albuquerque-ColumbusDallas-JacksonvilleKansas City-MinneapolisNashville-PortlandRaleigh-Tampa
Albuquerque, NM
1600 1st NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Dallas, TX
2242 Manana Drive
Dallas, TX 75220
Kansas City, MO
5001 W Geospace Dr.
Independence, MO 64056
Nashville, TN
5014 Harding Place
Nashville, TN 37211
Raleigh, NC
530 Hinton Oaks Blvd Ste 400
Knightdale, NC 27545
Anchorage, AK
209 Post Road
Anchorage, AK 99501
Denver, CO
22700 East 176 Frontage Road, Suite 100
Brighton, CO 80603
Las Vegas, NV
1780 S Mojave Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89104
New York City, NY 
6 Fitzgerald Avenue
Monroe Township, NJ 08831-3729
Richmond, VA
4271 Carolina Ave.
Richmond, VA 23222
Atlanta, GA
1485 Westlake Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30336
Detroit, MI
26765 Fullerton
Redford, MI 48239
Laurel, MD
13200 Mid Atlantic Blvd
Brick Yard Business Park
Laurel, MD 20707
Omaha, NE
4510 F Street
Omaha, NE 68117
Sacramento, CA
3065 Ramco St., Suite 175
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Billings, MT
7232 Grand Avenue
Billings, MT 59106
Eugene, OR
3330 Roosevelt Boulevard
Eugene, OR 97402
Los Angeles, CA
3320 E. Miraloma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
Orlando, FL
6310 Hoffner Ave.
Orlando, FL 32822
Salt Lake City, UT
2571 West 2590 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Boise, ID
3340 S. Denver Way
Boise, ID 83705
Grand Rapids, MI
600 E Riley Street
Zeeland, MI 49464
Lowell, MA
263 Industrial Avenue
Lowell, MA 01852
Pasco, WA
2405 E Ainsworth St
Pasco, WA 99301
San Diego
12302 Kerran St Ste 200
Poway, CA 92064
Bolingbrook, IL
900 Windham Parkway, Suite A
Bolingbrook, IL 60490
Hartford, CT
250 Commerce Circle
New Britain, CT 06051
Medford, OR
2061 Lars Ways
Medford, OR 97501
Philadelphia, PA
425 Schoolhouse Road
Telford, PA 18969
San Jose, CA
887 Wrigley Way
Milpitas, CA 95035
Charlotte, NC
10240 Western Ridge Rd, Ste. A
Charlotte, NC 28273
Houston, TX
9619 Kirkton
Houston, TX 77095
Midland, TX
3411 W Industrial Ave
Midland, TX 79703
Phoenix, AZ
3815 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ
Seattle, WA
1519 St. Paul Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98421
Columbia, SC
120 Queen Parkway
W. Columbia, SC 29169
Iowa City, IA
2820 S. Riverside Drive
Iowa City, IA 52246
Milwaukee, WI
N8 W22270 Johnson Drive
Waukesha, WI 53186
Pittsburgh, PA
121 Tri County Drive, Building 5
Freedom, PA 15042
St. Louis, MO
4045 Lakefront Ct.
Earth City, MO 63045
Columbus, OH
2020 Williams Road
Columbus, OH 43207
Jacksonville, FL
550 Gun Club Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Minneapolis, MN
2480 Long Lake Road
Roseville, MN 55113
Pompano Beach, FL
3039 North Andrews Avenue Ext.
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Syracuse, NY
6412 Deere Road Suite 3
Syracuse, NY 13206
Portland, OR
19470 Southwest 118th Avenue
Tualatin, OR 97062
Tampa, FL
5105 W. Knox St.
Tampa, FL 33634
Military, Veteran, and 1st Responder Discount Available. Submit a quote, then call us!

Pro Tip

Many motorcyclists end their road trip at one of our 47 shipping terminals, catch an UBER to the airport, then fly back home the same day. We handle the shipments of their motorcycles back to their houses. By doing a 1-way road trip, riders can travel further, save time by not riding back home, not pay for hotel, food, gas, etc. Use our instant motorcycle shipping cost calculator to find out costs.

Main States For Motorcycle Shipping Service

While we ship to all states, even to Alaska and Hawaii, 60% of our business comes from these 4 states. If you are shipping to/from one of these states, check for our motorcycle transport terminals.


We ship to all cities in California, but the main cities are:

  • Los Angeles*
  • San Jose*
  • San Diego*
  • Sacramento*
  • Orange County*
  • San Francisco
  • Riverside
  • San Gabriel


We have 4 terminals in Florida, but we can ship to your front door too.

  • Jacksonville*
  • Tampa*
  • Pompano Beach*
  • Orlando*
  • Miami
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • St. Petersburg
  • Tallahassee


If you’re looking to ship a motorcycle to Texas, here are the most popular cities:

  • Dallas*
  • Houston*
  • Midland*
  • Austin
  • San Antonio
  • El Paso

New York

We have 2 terminals in New York. It’s a popular destination for people who are road-tripping or who purchased a motorcycle.

  • New York City*
  • Syracuse*
  • Brookhaven

* Indicates that we have a terminal in that city where you can pick up or drop off your motorcycle. Don’t forget, you can also use our door-to-door service.

Dion Saks

He has been with the company since its inception and runs the operations of the business.

Debbie T.

Customer Support/Service Representative. She has been at AA Motorcycle Shipping for 20 years!

Selwyn S.

Customer Support/Customer Service Representative.
20 years of experience at this company.

Julia H.

Accounting/Customer Service Representative.
Over 20 years of experience at this company.

Dave T.

AES Representative / Customer Service Representative.
20 years of experience at the company.

Great4.2 Based on 142 reviews from review us onThomas HarrisThomas Harris ★★★★★ Deb was awesome and made sure the delivery went smooth. The driver was professional and friendly as well. Overall a great experience!Jenny MerinoJenny Merino ★★★★★ This is who we use everytime we need a bike shipped and have been happy every time. When you call you get an actual person, and you can easily track the bike, set it up and pay online. Pick up is quick and easy, and delivery is on time and efficient. Price is similar when we shop around and its so much better than getting those random quotes and calls from shipping companies online. I would recomend aa to anyone needing a bike shipped and we will continue to use them in the future.Response from the ownerThank you Ryan LomasneyRyan Lomasney ★★★★★ Ship my bike from Cali to Georgia bike showed up when It was supposed to no damage to motorcycle would Recommend this company all day and will be doing business with them again for sureResponse from the ownerThank you Mark MeyerhoffMark Meyerhoff ★★★★★ All of our bikes arrived on time in the same shape as they were when we rolled them on the pallets. AA did a GREAT job! Specifically, Eileen from the Beltmann group in Anaheim went above and beyond to offer us refreshments and food while we waited for our ride, that she helped organize for us. Frankly, she is an exceptional employee in our opinion!!!Response from the ownerThank you Joshua BachmanJoshua Bachman ★★★★★ Shipped my motorcycle from SWFL to Seattle. They picked it up on time and it showed up in perfect shape when I picked it up in Seattle to ride PCH. Great way to start an amazing trip.Response from the ownerHave a safe trip and thank you for the business. Charles (Pete) KittredgeCharles (Pete) Kittredge ★★★★★ Fair prices, Good service. It arrived on time and in good shape. Excellent, considering it came out of New York City. Nobody else wanted to go in there.Response from the ownerThank you for the business Ray BurnettRay Burnett ★★★★★ I shipped my motorcycle with AA and was delivered in a covered truck and was cover inside the truck. Good service and safe transport!TODD HENTSCHTODD HENTSCH ★★★★★ Shipping from Hawaii to Colorado Easy as can be from start to finish fast and communicated well entire trip I recommendErick SnyderErick Snyder ★★★★★ Getting a quote was very fast and very easy. They responded quickly and efficiently.Scott SnyderScott Snyder ★★★★★ AA did a great job again. I got set up for the shipment and dropped it at their freight center in Chicago the same day! They shipped it to the freight center in San Diego in about a week, which I think is quick. This is my 3rd time using them and they’ve always been good. Definitely recommend them.Response from the ownerThank you Scott Antonelli VidaAntonelli Vida ★★★★★ Easy to follow online transport quote. The pick up was quick. I got my motorcycle in a week, From North Carolina to California. Only motorcycle transport I use.Response from the ownerThank you for your support. Frank GillenFrank Gillen ★★★★★ Everything went great it happened pretty fast also , I’m very happyResponse from the ownerThank you for the business Frank j zj z ★★★★★ Third time using AA Motorcycle Shipping. Always great service and always met all commitments. The warehouse staff in Milpitas CA was awesome when we went to pick up the bikes.Response from the ownerThank you Jay for the business. Leeza PilonLeeza Pilon ★★★★★ Fantastic service every thing was very easy, efficient and professional with great communicationResponse from the ownerThank you Leeza John HollywoodJohn Hollywood ★★★★★ Been using this company for 2-3 yrs now (I am a motorcycle dealer/seller) and they have always been great. No issues and tracking on shipments is great. I will continue to ship my motorcycles with them.Definitely recommend them A+delmar wilsondelmar wilson ★★★★★ Thank you 😊Blake CotlarBlake Cotlar ★★★★★ I got my motorcycle in 7 days even during the holiday. Motorcycle came exactly how they picked it up, no damages. They were very good at communication I would Call for an estimated time on arrival and they would give it to me. I recommend. Venmo: BlakeCotlarMatthew KearneyMatthew Kearney ★★★★★ AA were extremely efficient and handled the transportation of my bike really well, including honoring time windows for pick up and delivery.Response from the ownerThank you Matthew Steve HaskinsSteve Haskins ★★★★★ Perfect not one scratchThomas BaxterThomas Baxter ★★★★★ AA picked up a motorcycle for me in Ohio and delivered it to Montana, on time and with fine communication. A small plastic part was damaged, and the follow up claims process is being handled well. The bike was secured via attachment to a movable pallatte which assured less risk to the forks and removed need to move bike aroound manually. The specialization shown to long distance motorcycle shipping was appreciated.Tom BaxterAbsorakee, MontanaBlu OvalBlu Oval ★★★★★ Placed a motorcycle order with AA Transport and my bike delivered to me in perfect condition several weeks later as expected. AA agent Julia did a great job following through on a couple of initial concerns I had. I love the fact I can make one phone call to AA Transport and their office takes my call right away. Worst case scenario is I leave them a message but they always call me back. A business like this who stands behind their services to ensure I’m satisfied is what means the most to me. Their transport driver Max was friendly, professional and offered to help me push the bike into my storage unit even after it was unloaded. Excellent job, AA Motorcycle Transport!Response from the ownerThank you, your feedback is greatly appreciated. js_loader

How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Motorcycle? Sample Shipping Rates

To / FromDistanceCostEstimated Transit Time
Los Angeles, CA to San Antonio, TX1350 miles$6251 week
New York, NY to Los Angeles, CA2800 miles$8452 weeks
Chicago, IL to Miami, FL1380 miles$7341 week
Houston, TX to Newark, NJ1600 miles$7351 week
Phoenix, AZ to San Francisco, CA750 miles$7345 days
Miami, FL to Seattle, WA3300 miles$8002 weeks
Denver, CO to Norfolk, VA1760 miles$7351 week
San Jose, CA to Boston, MA3135 miles$8452 weeks
Dallas, TX to Chicago, IL970 miles$5951 week
San Diego, CA to Las Vegas, NV335 miles$4952-3 days
1st Responder, Military, Veterans Discount Upon Request

Top 3 Reasons People Ship Motorcycles

#1 Online Purchases

Motorcycle Auctions & Dealerships

Online purchases are the #1 reason people use our motorcycle transport service. If you’re still in the research phase on purchasing a motorcycle, read our article “Deals on Motorcycles: Your Motorcycle Buying Guide“. It talks about finding motivated sellers.

Dealerships also fall into this group.

#2 Relocations

US Military

This normally happens when a Change of Command occurs; also known as PCS (Permanent Change of Station). Normally only one vehicle, usually the spouse’s car, is paid by the military. It’s more expensive to ship a car than a motorcycle so all active military personnel choose to ship their motorcycle because the cost is out of their own pocket.

Work Related

Some people embark on new chapters in their lives and choose to move because of their job.

#3 Vacation/Road Trips


A lot of snowbirds from Canada go on cross-country road trips before the cold hits.

Military Veterans

Also, military veterans who own Harley Davidsons do a lot of group rides to support a cause. Don’t forget, we offer a military discount upon request!

3 Motorcycle Shipping Services

Door-to-Door Transport

This is by far the most popular service. We can pick up and drop off a motorcycle anywhere in the US, no matter how rural the location is. This service is normally more expensive than using terminals.


This is normally used by people who live in a city where we have a location. This service is great for road trips. If you are going on a road trip, end your trip in one of our 40+ locations. Drop off your motorcycle M-F during business hours, then catch a flight back home. We’ll handle your shipment. No need to pay for lodging, food, gas, wear and tear, etc.


This service is normally used when there is a group of motorcyclists who are planning out a trip, like a group ride.

The Only Thing We Do Is Motorcycle Shipping

We are a full-service professional motorcycle shipping company. We ship motorcycles state-to-state and across the country (USA). While there are many companies on the internet, we are the only ones confident enough to give you an instant quote. The price you see is what you get. We don’t “upsell” or do “add-ons” like the competitors.

Nobody can beat our instant motorcycle shipping calculator. All you need to do is enter the pickup and drop-off zip codes, year, make, and model.

BEWARE! Other motorcycle shipping companies will take your information and sell it to many shippers. They are known as lead generation companies. AA Motorcycle Shipping is licensed and bonded. Verify here enter US DOT# 2244295

motorcycle shipping

If you need your motorcycle to arrive by a specific date, CALL US, do NOT fill out the quote form. 1-858-578-3336 or Toll-Free 1-888-347-1391. Obtain pricing for a specific shipment. Great for motorcycle events, vacations, etc.

woman on road trip

Shipping Motorcycle Cost Factors

There are several factors that affect the cost of motorcycle shipping: distance, size, and weight of the bike, additional services such as storage, insurance coverage, and transit times. Generally, the further away you are shipping your bike and the bigger or heavier it is, the more expensive it will be to ship.

Benefits of Using AA Motorcycle Shipping

  • Reliable and specialized motorcycle shippers since 1983
  • Competitive rates for door-to-door motorcycle transport
  • We only use trucks with liftgates. We do NOT use ramps to roll your motorcycle
  • $7,000 insurance included
  • We give instant quotes unlike other companies
  • Instant online tracking of your shipment
  • Our truckers also rife motorcycles so you’ll never get an inexperienced person handling your motorcycle if it’s going on a truck

Safety and Security for Motorcycle Shipping

When transporting a motorcycle, safety, and security will always be paramount. Our trucker will ensure the vehicle is secure in an enclosed truck. You should also make sure that your bike has been properly serviced and inspected before it is sent off for transportation. For added peace of mind, you might consider investing a few dollars more in insurance coverage so that you are financially protected if anything were to go wrong during the shipment process.

Non-Palletized Motorcycle Shipping

non palletized motorcycle transport

The motorcycle is strapped to strategically placed eye bolts on the floor of the truck. These shipments may take a little longer to load, but the in-transit times are shorter since the trucking routes are direct. No online tracking is provided. This service is only available on selective routes.

Palletized Motorcycle Shipping

palletized motorcycle transport

This is the premium service, where your motorcycle is secured to a pallet and shipped in an enclosed air ride trailer. Generally shipping times range between 7-14 days. This service comes with online tracking.

This is what Palletized Motorcycle Shipping looks like:

preloading a motorcycle
We Safely Roll Your Moto onto a Pallet
experienced motorcycle rider loading motorcycle onto pallet
Careful Motorcycle Loading
Securing the motorcycle to the pallet
We Strap Down Both Sides
using tie downs to secure motorcycle
No Wiggling During Transport
pallet is secured to the truck
The front is Secured to the Side of the Truck
also back of pallet is secured to the truck
The back is Secured to the Side of Truck
added protection to motorcycle shipment
Added Protection Across Tire
using liftgates for motorcycle onloading and offloading
We use a powered lift to offload your motorcycle.

How To Ship Your Motorcycle

first steps to transport a motorcycle

You’ll first need to choose a motorcycle transporter that fits your unique needs. Once you’ve done your homework on that, you’ll have to schedule the pick-up and drop-off details to get a quote. Once you get a price you like, book the shipment and pay. Keep in touch with your provider until the day of service to ensure you have all details covered and you’re entirely prepared for the process. Professional motorcycle shippers can take the stress out of shipping a bike because they have the experience and specialized equipment to get the job done right.

How Much Moto Transport Costs

motorcycle shipping costs

Starting rates are around $400 for a short distance, like from Los Angeles to Phoenix.

If you live in a rural part of the US, our truckers can drive out to your neck of the woods without a problem. Just understand that diesel gas costs come into play.

If you are shipping to/from a large city, it’s easy access for our truckers.

Shipping to/from Canada and USA

US Canadian Motorcycle Shipping

If you need to ship a motorcycle to Canada from USA, or from USA to Canada, we can provide door-to-door transport service.

Contact us via live chat or read our US CANADA Motorcycle Shipping article for more information.

Includes US and Canadian Customs clearance.

What to Consider When Choosing a Motorcycle Transport Company

motorcyclist watching the sun rise

In your search, choose a company that has:

  • A reliable and proven reputation for motorcycle shipping. Good reviews.
  • Been specialized motorcycle shippers for many years (we’ve been in business since 1983)
  • Competitive rates for door-to-door motorcycle transport
  • State-of-the-art loading equipment and trucks
  • Adequate motorcycle shipping insurance (FYI, AA Motorcycle Shipping covers each motorcycle with $7,000 in insurance, with additional insurance available)
  • Instant quotes
  • Instant online tracking of your shipment

Motorcycle Shipping Tips

motorcyclist with fingers on breaks

Before shipping your motorcycle, it’s important to be prepared for what will happen. There are a few things you need to take care of before that happens. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

  • Research motorcycle shipping companies, getting at least three estimates from three different companies.
  • Wash your bike and give it a thorough once-over to take note of any existing damage before you ship it.
  • Take out all personal items and deactivate any alarms that may be on them.
  • The gas tank should only have no more than 1/4 tank of gas.

Prior to the departure of your motorcycle carrier, it’s important to do a once-over inspection. Take photos of the state of your bike and inspect for any marks or dents that are already there. Then, you can better compare the condition later, and if there is a dispute, you can show the photos to the insurance company. It’s very rare that a bike is damaged during transport, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. The driver will also take the time to look over your motorcycle for pre-existing damage. He will take his own pictures and make note of any findings within his report.

It’s all about FREEDOM!

Want to Travel More on Your Motorcycle?

Most of our customers are in their mid-30s to mid-50s. Many of them are simply enjoying their lives and traveling in groups or even riding solo. If you fantasize about road-tripping, watch and learn from Sterling Noren’s YouTube Motorcycle Travel Channel. He mainly has videos about motorcycle travel in USA.

Sterling Noren's Motorcycle Travel Channel on YouTube
Sterling Noren's YouTube Motorcycle Travel Channel.

Sterling Noren’s YouTube Motorcycle Travel Channel.

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