Ship a Car from Los Angeles to Hawaii (and Vice-Versa)

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    Are you looking to ship your car from Los Angeles to Hawaii? You’re in luck. Taking care of all the details and transporting your car safely to the heavenly island is AutoStar Transport Express’ specialty.

    With more than 15 years of experience shipping cars from Los Angeles to Hawaii, AutoStar Transport Express is the safest and most affordable way to transport cars.

    We ship hundreds of cars every week to Hawaii. Get a Los Angeles to Hawaii auto transport quotation or give us a call at 888-802-8250.

    We will make your auto transport experience easy and hassle-free.

    Car Shipping Los Angeles to Hawaii Testimonial

    “I received a lot of quotes to ship my car to Honolulu. I chose AutoStar Transport Express as their price was great they seemed the most knowledgeable. I couldn’t be happier with the service, they kept me updated throughout the process and I would definitely use them again if I have to ship my car.” tammy

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      Why Choose Us to Ship Car from LA to Hawaii?

      At AutoStar Transport Express, we take extra precautions to ensure that your vehicle arrives at its destination safely. Our client satisfaction rating is no accident.

      • Top Rated and licensed

        Our company is licensed and bonded with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and has 3000+ 5-star Positive Reviews from satisfied customers on 6+ review platforms for Hawaii car transport Los Angeles

      • A company preferred by dealerships

        15+ years of experience shipping cars from Los Angeles to Hawaii. Several major auto brands across the country rely on AutoStar Transport Express and our exceptional car shipping service.

      • Competitive pricing

        Most competitive rates for shipping a car from Los Angeles to Hawaii. We offer great prices, the quickest routes, and the ability to track your car.

      • World-Class Carriers

        To ensure your vehicle is handled and transported safely, we use highly reputable carriers. The carriers we use are equipped with modern equipment and all the necessary tools to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.

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      How Can I Ship Car From LA to Hawaii?

      AutoStar Transport Express helps you ship a car from Los Angeles to Hawaii in four easy steps:

      1. Request a Quote and Book

      The first step in shipping a car from Los Angeles to Hawaii is obtaining a quote and placing your order. Fill out the quote form, email us at info@autostartransport.com or call us at 888-802-8250.

      2. Prepare Your Vehicle

      The next step is to prepare your vehicle for shipping. Follow these simple steps to prepare your vehicle.

      3. We Coordinate Your Vehicle Pick Up

      Your car will be picked up and on its way to the destination. You can call us at any point during transportation for a tracking update.

      4. Vehicle Delivery

      As soon as the car reaches the respective Hawaii port and has cleared customs and inspection, you will be required to pick it up.

      With our door-to-door vehicle transport service, your car will safely arrive at its destination. Click here For more detail about door-to-door auto transport.

      Main Shipping Ports in Hawaii

      We operate from four main ports in Hawaii including Honolulu (Sand Island), Kahului, Nawiliwili, and Hilo.

      Looking for experts for shipping cars between Hawaiian islands? Let AutoStar Transport Express assist you with shipping your car to any Hawaiian island.

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        Coverage across country

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        Carriers for auto delivery

      Are You Ready to Ship Your Car From Los Angeles to Hawaii?

      Call our car shipping professionals at 888-802-8250 to answer all your questions.
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      Should You Ship Your Vehicle or Purchase a New One in Hawaii?

      You do not need to sell your car to buy a new one in Hawaii. AutoStar Transport Express has been shipping cars from Los Angeles to Hawaii for over 15 years and is dedicated to assisting families, military personnel, and individuals by saving time and money with our Hawaii car transport service.

      Want to know more about whether or not it’s better to buy a car in Hawaii or ship it? This trending and detailed article might be of assistance to you.

      Required Documents For Shipping a Car To Hawaii

      The rules for shipping a car to Hawaii from Los Angeles are straightforward.

      The following list gives you an idea of the different types of documents required for shipping a car from Los Angeles to Hawaii.

      • Current title and Registration
      • Lien Holder Authorization Letter: A Lien Holder Authorization letter is needed to ship your vehicle to Hawaii if the car Is leased or financed
      • Power of Attorney: A notarized power of attorney letter is required if the owner is absent.
      • Corporate Resolution Letter: If the car is a company-claimed vehicle, the affirmation must be accompanied by an original Corporate Resolution letter approving the shipment

      Note: Hilo Port Authority requires valid picture identification, safety check, insurance, and registration for all vehicles leaving the port.

      If you’re not staying for an extended period, you should apply for an out-of-state vehicle permit. Your vehicle must be registered within 30 days if you intend to become a perpetual resident.

      Read Later: How to register a car in Hawaii.

      What Vehicles Do We Ship from LA to Hawaii?

      Our team is specialized in shipping all kinds of vehicles from Los Angeles to Hawaii including cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, ATVs, ATVs, military vehicles, Heavy Machinery, trailers, and inoperable vehicles. Note that customer-supplied shipping platforms may be required to move inoperable vehicles. Call us with any questions.

      Types of Vehicles we Ship

      Port Locations and Hours of Operations

      Mainland Ports Vehicle Drop-off timesAddress
      SeattleMon-Fri, 8:00am-11:30am, 1:00pm-4:00pmTerminal 5
      3443 West Marginal Way SW
      Seattle, WA 98106
      OaklandMon-Fri, 8:00am-11:30am, 1:00pm-4:00pm579 Middle Harbor Road
      Oakland, CA 94607
      Long BeachMon-Fri, 8:00am-11:30am, 1:00pm-4:00pm1521 Pier C Street
      Long Beach, CA 90813
      1-800-4-MATSON
      Hawaii PortsVehicle Drop-off timesAddress
      HonoluluMon-Fri, 8:00am-3:00pm1411 Sand Island Pkwy
      Honolulu HI 96803
      1-800-4-MATSON
      (1-800-462-8766
      KahuluiMon-Fri, 7:00am-11:30am, 1:00pm-3:30pmKahului Harbor
      Perimeter Road
      Kahului, HI 96732
      HiloMon-Fri, 7:30am-11:30am, 1:00pm-3:30pmHilo Harbor
      55 Kahanu Street
      Hilo, HI 96720
      NawiliwiliMon-Fri (except Wed), 7:00am-11:30am,
      1:00pm-3:30pm
      Wed, 7:00am-11:30am
      Pier 2
      Nawiliwili Harbor
      Lihue, HI 96766
      1-800-4-MATSON

      How Much To Ship A Car From Los Angeles To Hawaii?

      The average cost to ship a car from Los Angeles to Honolulu Port, Hawaii is $1650.

      Multiple factors are considered when estimating the cost of shipping a car to Hawaii. Accurate quoting is contingent on the number of miles driven from the pick-up location, the size and type of vehicle, seasonal demand, time of the year, terrain, and much more.

      If you want a reliable estimate for shipping a car from Los Angeles to Hawaii, use our online calculator to get a free and instant quote.

      Read Later: What is the cheapest way to ship a car to Hawaii

      Preparation Tips to Ship Car From LA to Hawaii

      Relocating is a stressful event. You can make moving easier with a little planning. Here are some tips for speeding up your move:

      • Working order: Vehicles must be in working condition before shipping. Also, it must have an emergency brake and be licensed or qualified to operate on public roads.
      • Don’t fuel up: Vehicles can only have 1/4 tank of fuel. If your vehicle is powered by an alternative fuel such as propane, electric, or natural gas, please contact us for special shipping instructions.
      • Electric vehicles: The battery must be charged between 45% and 50%. Otherwise, the port will reject the vehicle.
      • Ensure that your vehicle is empty. Cars can only be shipped with items permanently attached to the dashboard, doors, rear deck, or console, or those attached to the car.
        All items should be removed that are not attached to the vehicle
        Loose radios and Extra SpeakersCD's and radar scanners
        Power boosters and equalizers
        Tape players and tapesDecorative ornamentsAuto roof racks if not factory installed
        Compact disc players and discsAuto protective covers/auto bras
        Car alarms should be turned off before shipping if you leave them in
        Portable telephones of any typeTruck tailgate nets Any peripherals or accessories not permanently attached to the vehicle
      • Check the windows and windshield for cracks or damage.
      • Wash Your Vehicle: Keep your vehicle clean for a quick inspection.
      • Fire extinguishers:
      • Remove fire extinguishers. Federal law prohibits shipping fire extinguishers with vehicles.
      • Empty Propane Tanks: Vehicles equipped with propane tanks should be delivered with empty tanks. Empty propane tanks must be certified with “gas-free” tags.
      • For inspection, please leave the keys to the trunk door, gas tank, and any other locking compartments. Your vehicle may be delayed if you fail to do this.

      Note: Ports reserve the right to reject cargo that does not meet safety requirements.

      Want To Know More?

      Are you interested in learning more about shipping your vehicle from Los Angeles to Hawaii? Feel free to call us at 888-802-8250, or fill out our quote request form.

      Hawaii Car Transport Los Angeles FAQs

      What are my payment options?

      Our payment options include credit card/debit card, ACH direct deposit, wire transfer (ACH), and PayPal.

      What is the price of shipping a car from Los Angeles to Hawaii?

      The cost of shipping a car from Los Angeles to Hawaii depends on the type of car and the time frame you choose. For an accurate Los Angeles to Hawaii auto shipping quote, use our online quote calculator.

      Can I track the progress of my Los Angeles to Hawaii auto transport?

      In response to your car tracking request, we will contact your driver directly and then send you an email or phone update. If you want a delivery update or would like to know how the vehicle transportation is going, just contact us.

      What Vehicles Do We Ship from Los Angeles to Hawaii?

      From Los Angeles to Hawaii, we specialize in shipping all types of vehicles including cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, ATVs, ATVs, military vehicles, heavy machinery, trailers, and inoperable vehicles.

      What is the shipping time from Los Angeles to Hawaii?

      In general, it takes 11 – 13 days to ship a car from Los Angeles to the port of Honolulu, HI. The extra time is mostly due to the coordination between ground transportation and shipping.

      Got more questions? We’ve answered some of our most frequently asked questions about Los Angeles to Hawaii car shipping to provide more information and tips.

      Useful Resources About Hawaii Car Shipping

      Visit our Hawaii auto transport page for all available routes to and from Hawaii. Additionally, for your car shipping needs in Los Angeles, we invite you to check out our Los Angeles car transport page and explore other options.