There are many people that look to come down to Florida to enjoy warmer conditions during the heavy snowfalls in the north. The season usually starts around October -November and ends around April - May. During this time there are hundreds of people shipping their cars south toward Naples and the driver availability is very high, usually when the transport flow is towards the south, the driver availability to go back north comes down, however still it moves.
One of the most important things to consider when shipping south to Naples during this season is booking in advance and with enough time to plan for delays, because there are so many people coming down, all though the driver availability is high, most are booked, therefore it is important you plan for these trips in advance. Also the more flexible you are with time, the better prices you will find, as the season goes forward and snow becomes an issue on the roads, prices also tend to go higher to cover for the risks, at this time delays are also part of your transport.
Once the season starts to pass and the snow starts to melt, the snowbirds start to look to head back to their local cities. Once again the east coast routes are as hectic as ever, however the traffic flow changes from south to north. It is also important you book your return in advance in order to ensure proper delivery times. At this moment you can also see the dramatic changes in prices, as the traffic turns around.
When the season starts, the prices to ship south to Naples from New York, can start from $500-$700, as well as from Naples to New York, when the season really kicks in and snow becomes a threat, prices to ship from Naples to New York bump up by $200 - $300. Once the season starts to wear off and snow melts, the price table turns around, shipping back north to New York start from $500-$700, and shipping south can bum up by $200-$300. The type of car also influences on the price, the bigger and heavier the car the higher the price.
Shipping a car from Naples to New York and back is one of the easiest routes in the industry, as long as it planned well and all details are taken care of.