Both these cities are home to some of the most important manufactures and headquarters of the biggest companies. The transportation between these two cities due to that is very common as cars and people are constantly transferred from one place to another. The distance between both cities is approximately 1200 miles, therefore deliveries can be done in 3-5 days. During summer seasons these delivery times are accurate also depending on how many jobs the driver has along the way, however during winter delivery times may extend to up to 7 days due to bad road conditions and heavy snowfall.
Prices to ship between Los Angeles - Seattle and back can start off from $500-$700 depending on the size of the car during spring - fall. Gas prices have an impact on the price if they raise dramatically, however this is an estimate of you would pay via open carrier. Enclosed carriers can cost from $200-$400 more than regular prices. Once winter hits the demand affects the prices, because snowbirds are flying south, the demand is higher towards Los Angeles, and prices to ship north aren't as expensive. However once the snow melts and snowbirds fly back up, the price table changes as demand is higher towards the north. Regardless, during this time you will find prices from $700-$900 accordingly to the demand.
Carriers that run the Los Angeles- Seattle route usually handle 4-6 car haulers as it is not a very long route, however customers with full loads over 6 cars, usually coming from dealers or auctions can be accommodate with larger carriers to make one single trip. Enclosed carriers are also available upon request to accommodate customer's higher expectations for high end luxurious cars, sports cars, convertibles and classics.