The 4 Steps to Shipping a Car to Hawaii

From booking to pick up at the port, there are only four simple steps!

Step 1 — Booking 

You can get a free, no-obligation quote from any auto transport company quote calculator and then book your transport. If you prefer to speak with someone, you can book through our LiveChat or over the phone. You won't pay anything until you have a pickup date, no matter what.


Step 2 — Prepping 

Before shipping a car to Hawaii, make sure it's thoroughly cleaned (inside and out), that all personal items are removed from the interior and truck, that your car's alarm is disabled if you don't have a remote, that your tyres are fully inflated, and that you drive it until the gas tank is only a quarter full. Although it isn't required, many people will get a quick tune-up before their ship date to ensure that the brakes and battery are in working order.


Step 3 — Handing it off 

On the day you hand off your car to your trucker (or drop it off at port if you prefer to drive there yourself), you’ll sign off on a short inspection and hand over your keys. That’s it! There’s no extra paperwork you need to do to ship a car to Hawaii. 


Step 4 — Picking it up 

Your vehicle will be inspected once more at the port in Hawaii, after which you will be able to drive it away. All you'll need is your booking confirmation number and your vessel booking number, which we'll provide once your shipment has been scheduled.


Cost to ship a car to Hawaii

When shipping a car to Hawaii, the cost will be determined by a number of factors. To generate your quote, we use the make and model of your car, the distance your vehicle will travel to or from the port, the mode of transport (e.g., open carrier shipping or enclosed carrier shipping), and the urgency with which you need to ship. The cost to ship a car to Hawaii may be higher if your car has been heavily modified or is especially valuable.  

In general, shipping a car from Long Beach, CA to Lihue costs around $1,200, but shipping a car from Boston, MA to Kauai costs around $2,300, and shipping a car from Miami, FL to Kauai costs around $2,000. Getting a quote is the only way to find out exactly how much it will cost to transport your car from your home to the islands.

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