Door to Door Service Delivering Your Vehicle From North America to the Hawaiian Islands

Transporting your vehicle to Hawaii is a specialized service, one that is based the needs, servicemen and contract employees, as well as Hawaiian residents, have for personal autos transported to the islands. There are a few things to consider when deciding to ship your vehicle from the mainland to Hawaii – but Autotransport.com, with a reputation for fair pricing and timely delivery – works alongside you through every step of the process.

Moving your vehicle to Hawaii is a multi-step process, one that involves coordination to keep costs down and each shipment on a regular schedule. The crew at Autotransport.com has several drop-off points, port cities on the Pacific Coast of the United States. We’re fully compliant with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s rules for transporting cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other personal vehicles.

How Do I Ship My Car To Hawaii?

     The shipping process beings with actually deciding to transport your personal vehicle. Depending on the value of your car, you may choose to either have it shipped from the east coast or the middle of the country, or drive to Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, or San Francisco yourself. Rates to ship your vehicle to Hawaii can be surprisingly reasonable, and many people choose to have their car transported, instead of selling it and using public transit or purchasing a new one. If you leasing your vehicle, make sure that you’ve obtained permission from the lienholder to ship the car, however, as some leasing companies don’t choose to have the vehicle leave the state or the mainland. Bear in mind that any vehicle you purchase in Hawaii may have the extra shipping costs rolled into its final price!

         Autotransport.com has a team of sales representatives and logisticians that can help you plan the best route to get your car ready to load, either suggesting trip routes or booking oversized load shipment to one of the western port cities. Once your vehicle arrives, we’ll schedule the departure date and arrival date and location. We work only with reliable skippers, insured, boded, and experience with breakbulk and outsized shipping.

From the Quote to Your Driveway

Drop Off Locations

Long Beach, CA

Seattle, CA

Oakland, CA

San Diego, CA

Buena Park, CA

Available Destinations
at Hawaii

Honolulu

Nawiliwii

Kahului

Hilo

Kawaihae

Travel time to California is approximately 7 to 10 days, depending on weather and water flow. Your representative from Autotransport.com will provide you a link to your shipment, allowing you to keep up with your vehicle’s travels in real time. Once your ship arrives, there are several port cities in Hawaii that you’ll be able to either pick your vehicle up at or arrange shipment from.

Gather Your Information

What You Need

  • Year
  • Make
  • Model
  • VIN Number
  • Vehicle Color
  • License Plate Number
  • Wash Vehicle

All vehicles shipping to Hawaii must have a clean exterior so that a vehicle survey may be conducted at the load port. Dirty vehicles will not be accepted.

  • Remove All Personal Belongings

The only items acceptable for shipment to Hawaii in your automobile are those tools and accessories normally attached to the vehicle, or permanently installed in the dash, doors, rear deck or console.

  • Don't Fuel Up

Please deliver your vehicle to us with 1/4 tank or less fuel.

  • Replenish Antifreeze

Automobiles shipped between Seattle and Hawaii, especially during the fall and winter months, should be delivered with antifreeze.

  • Remove Fire Extinguishers

Must be removed. Federal regulations do not permit fire extinguishers to be shipped to Hawaii with your automobile.

  • Empty Auxiliary Propane Tanks

Vehicles with propane tanks for auxiliary uses must be delivered for shipment to Hawaii with the propane tanks empty of any liquid or fumes.

Get Your Vehicle Ready to Ship

Preparation & Inspection

Vehicles must be in operating condition when tendered for shipment to Hawaii—with a working emergency brake—and must either be licensed or qualified to be licensed for operation on public streets or highways.

Ports reserve the right to reject receipt of cargo if the cargo does not meet the requirements for safe transportation and handling by our vessel operations.

Port-to-Door Shipping

From Hawaii to The United States.

Auto shipping from Hawaii to the continental U.S. is easier now than ever. When it’s time to leave the islands and move back home, you’ll simply take your vehicle to one of our shipping ports where it will be loaded as breakbulk cargo in the belly of the ship. Your vehicle will be protected from the elements and the salt water and transported to one of our mainland ports. You’ll be asked for the same information to pick your vehicle stateside as you were in Hawaii. If you choose, the full-service shipment from Autotransport.com can arrange delivery any place in the U.S. on a multi-car carrier. Make sure that you have

  • Copy of the title or Ownership Document of the vehicle
  • If the vehicle is still under a Lien you will need what's called a Lien Holders Authorization Form. It's basically a permission letter from the bank or dealership letting you ship the vehicle and will be provided by your current title holder
  • Proof of Valid Registration and Insurance (If the vehicle is not registered please contact your local Hawaii DMV )
  • A picture ID or identification card
  • A booking reservation number provided by our company to you

Transporting your personal vehicle from the continental U.S. to Hawaii and back is easier now than ever before. Regular container ships, capable of timely break bulk cargo shipping, and leading-edge technology allow Autotransport.com to safely transport your car, truck, or motorcycle wherever you go. Give us a call at (800) 757-7125 to get started!

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Going to or Leaving Hawaii?

Here are the Drop Off Cut Off and Ship Sets sail times

Leaving From Delivery Cut Off

Oakland, CA

LATEST DROP OFF IS EVERY TUESDAY AT
2 PM

SHIPS SET SAIL

Thursday / Friday

Long Beach, CA

LATEST DROP OFF IS EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 4PM

SHIPS SET SAIL

 Saturday

Seattle, WA

LATEST DROP OFF IS EVERY OTHER (2ND) THURSDAY AT 4PM

SHIPS SET SAIL 

Every other Saturday

Hawaii to California

Honolulu, HI

LATEST DROP OFF IS EVERY MONDAY AT 4PM

SHIPS SET SAIL

Friday or Saturday

Kahului, HI

LATEST DROP OFF IS EVERY FRIDAY AT 2 PM

SHIPS SET SAIL  

Sunday

Hilo, HI

LATEST DROP OFF IS EVERY TUESDAYs AT 2 PM

SHIPS SET SAIL  

Thursday

Nawiliwili, HI

LATEST DROP OFF IS EVERY THURSDAY AT 11:30 AM

SHIPS SET SAIL  

Friday

Hawaii to Seattle

Honolulu, HI

LATEST DROP OFF IS EVERY WEDNESDAY 4 PM

SHIPS SET SAIL  

Monday

Kahului, HI

LATEST DROP OFF IS EVERY THURSDAY AT 10 AM

SHIPS SET SAIL  

Sunday

Hilo, HI

LATEST DROP OFF IS EVERY THURSDAY AT 4PM

SHIPS SET SAIL  

Wednesday

Nawiliwili, HI

LATEST DROP OFF IS EVERY THURSDAY AT 11:30 AM

SHIPS SET SAIL  

Friday

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