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Car Shipping Hawaii – Corsia team knows how Hawaii car transport works. We transport vehicles to Hawaii every week. Review our car shipping to Hawaii guide for some important facts. 

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Hawaii auto transport has its specifics and here we will discuss them all. First, you will be shipping the vehicle from either port of Long Beach (that is Los Angeles), port of Oakland, Seattle or port of Sand Diego.

Now, generally speaking there are two scenarios:

You can drop off your vehicle at the port.

The transportation will happen in two stages:

  1. In the first state your vehicle will go on a car carrier from your home or office to the port.
  2. Second stage is the loading of your vehicle on the vessel going to Hawaii.

As you can see, car shipping to Hawaii from California is easier. It just requires good coordination and communication. After you have shipped the car to a port in Hawaii you have to go and pick it up from the port at your island. Customers have to track their vehicle and be able to pick it up on time otherwise there will be port storage fees assessed.

For specific details on how many complimentary days you can keep the vehicle at the port, you have to call and ask. In case you want your car delivered at your door, we can make arrangements with local towing company to deliver your vehicle for an extra fee.

Car Shipping Hawaii - Insurance and Liability Limits

Your automobile will be fully insured while on the truck. On the vessel to Hawaii there is a limited liability in effect while in transit. This type of policy protects against damages from the time the cargo leaves the port until it reaches the final destination in Hawaii. This limited liability insurance will cover any damages sustained during transport, not to exceed the market value of your automobile.

While on the car carrier, the vehicle is protected under an extension of the Marine Cargo Policy – the Inland Marin Cargo insurance policy. You don’t need to pay anything out of your pocket. While in transit on land, your vehicle is insured without any deductible on your side.

The time to transport a car to Hawaii very much depends on your exact pick-up and delivery locations. From the Midwest (Chicago for example) to any of the ports on the west coast, takes about 5 to 7 days to deliver the vehicle. This excludes the pick-up time frame which is usually from 1 to 5 business days. Then from the port a ship leaves to Hawaii every week, and it takes about ten days to deliver the vehicle by water to any of the islands in Hawaii.
From the time the ship leaves the port you can count 10 days, but keep in mind that this is the open ocean and weather can delay transportation. The same applies to the ground transportation within continental US. The transit time to Oahu is 10 days and 17 days to Kauai and Maui. One or two days before your vehicle arrives at the port in Hawaii, a representative will contact you to let you know of the exact day and time you can come pick up your car.

When shipping a car to Hawaii it is advised that you schedule your shipment within a month of the planned moving date. The earlier you book the better, however, this cannot guarantee a price. Auto transport is an industry that very much depends on supply and demand fluctuations. A price can be guaranteed only for about 30 days, although usually within continental US prices are guaranteed only for a week. With shipping to Hawaii however, booking in advanced is desirable and thus pricing is different. Call for more details and to discuss your shipment and budget.

Our logistics experts will answer all of your questions, walk you through the process and help you transport your automobile to and from Hawaii.

how much does it cost to ship a car to hawaii?

To give a definitive answer, we need all details about your vehicle and desired dates, as well as ground transport preferences. Shipping a car directly from the port in Los Angeles / Long Beach port could cost from $1889 to $2459.

For a current car shipping rate to Hawaii please request a quote online or call. Additionally, if your vehicle is larger and has any modifications, this will contribute to a higher rate. Call us now for custom quote.

Hawaii auto transport prices depend on several factors:

The exact pick-up and delivery locations are important factors that form the base price for the shipping. Whether you need door-to-door service or not will certainly affect the rate.

Then each country, and often each port, have specific requirements for custom clearance and import of vehicles with their own fees.

Then comes the shipping mode that affects the price as well. Find out more below.

Vehicle’s make and model, and whether it is running or not affects the price.

And last but not least, the current supply and demand situation also affects the final rate

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Shipping a car to Hawaii usually involves two different companies and two separate prices. One from your state and city to a port on the west coast, and the other price from the port to your island in Hawaii. Only when you are shipping from a city on the west coast, with a port servicing Hawaii, your rate will be one and the service in general cheaper.

Ground transportation price depends on:


The number of trucks running your route

This is an important factor our logistics coordinators track daily. Our team tracks truck availability fluctuations daily and quotes current prices that will ship any vehicle in a timely manner.


2. The vehicle make and model

Larger and heavier cars take more space and weight. Any modifications done to the vehicle, may additionally contribute to a higher price. For example, when your vehicle is lifted or has any type of spoilers, this means more space and weight. Whether your vehicle is running or not, this will certainly affect the price.


3. The choice of carrier

When shipping from any city other than the port cities on the west coast, you will have a choice between open and enclosed carrier. Furthermore, distance and location also matter for the cost. However, usually the decisive factor is supply and demand fluctuation.

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Our logistics experts will answer all of your questions, walk you through the process and help you transport your automobile to and from Hawaii.

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