Shipping your car from to or from Hawaii sounds scary and complicated, right? Well it can be if you choose the wrong company to help you with it.
But we’ve simplified that for you.
We answered the most important questions that you might have to take out the guesswork. If you want a more personalized answer, skip to the end for the last step.
What’s the best way to request a quote to ship my car to and from Hawaii?
Most of the transport companies will advise you to fill out their forms and collect quotes to compare them so you can choose the best option. While there are benefits to this strategy, we recommend you to call to get the details.
Yes, we still encourage you to do your research when it comes to choosing a company that can prove their talk… but nothing feels better than making a decision with confidence. And that’s the confidence that your transport coordinator needs to provide when he answers all of your questions regarding your vehicle shipping to the Aloha state.
How long does it take to ship my car to Hawaii?
Of course, this answer varies depending on the locations. But just to give you an idea, if the vehicle needs to be transported within mainland, we add that to the amount of days that the vehicle will be transported overseas.
The car shipment between Hawaii and mainland is estimated to take anywhere from 10 – 21 days.
What do you need from me?
- your VIN number (you can find this on your vehicle registration certificate or usually someone on your dashboard)
- the registration plate and the state it’s from
- the color of the vehicle
- an authorization letter (if you have a lien in your paperwork or if the vehicle is not under your name… this is ONLY required when shipping vehicles from Hawaii to Mainland)
- a verbal confirmation that your vehicle is operable or inoperable (this is ABSOLUTELY important)
Am I allowed to ship a car to Hawaii with my personal items in it?
Nope, the regulations of vehicle shipping are pretty strict on this and all personal items must be removed.
… Except for two baby seats, properly strapped to the back seat. They limit our creativity here.
Can I transport my inoperable vehicle?
Yes, as we just mentioned… this must be specified before we begin to do the booking!
Can I transport my oversized vehicle?
Yes! If it falls within 21 ft long 8 inches long, 8 ft wide and 7 ft you’re good. If it’s bigger and for a different cargo, have your dimensions ready so we can give you the accurate cost of shipping.
How can I transport my luxury, exotic or classic car to and from Hawaii?
Transporting your luxury, exotic or classic car require special caution.
If you need a land transport in addition to your maritime shipping, it’s important to take the appropriate steps to:
- Choose the best options to transport your vehicle
- Be aware of the safety precautions you require
- Understand the delivery process of your transport.
How can I pay?
You can make your payment with us via credit card/debit card, ACH direct deposit, wire transfer (ACH), and Paypal.
How can I track my vehicle?
Once we confirm the transport for you, we’ll send you an email with a link where you can track your vehicle or you can always give us a shout and we’ll let you know where it is!
I’m moving to Hawaii. Should I ship or buy my car?
To answer this question, there are three other questions you should ask yourself:
- How long will you stay in Hawaii?
- Is your car in good condition?
- Should you buy a new car before you move to Hawaii?
- How valuable is your vehicle to you?
Anything else I need know?
- Make sure the vehicle does not have any cracks or damages on the windshield or windows
- Make sure the emergency brake works properly
- The vehicle cannot have more than a quarter tank of gas
- Keep your vehicle as clean as possible, they’ll want to have a look at it before they load it on the ship
To get started on your car shipping from Hawaii to Mainand or from Mainland to Hawaii: