What is the Cost of Shipping Two Cars to Hawaii?
There are so many great reasons that families move to Hawaii. Among those reasons include things like perfect year-round weather, a laid-back lifestyle, miles of beautiful beach and so many exciting outdoor adventures. Besides that, you’ll find photo ops no matter what direction you turn and if you ever feel like you have ‘island fever’ and want to escape, there are seven islands to hop back and forth on to change the scenery up a little.
Families who relocate to Hawaii often bring their household goods with them. It can be expensive to replace home furnishings when you arrive in Hawaii and unless you have no choice, shipping everything is a good idea.
Many families today have more than one car, especially if both parents drive and you have a teen or college student in the house. Two cars can come in handy when people need to be in two different locations at the same time. Shipping one car to Hawaii can seem stressful, but to need to ship two cars? That can be overwhelming if you have never needed to ship a car before, especially to Hawaii or other locations where you need to ship on a boat.
How to Save Money When Shipping Two Cars to Hawaii
On average, the cost to ship one standard sized car to Hawaii can run around $1000 USD if you ship from the west coast of the mainland. That price can vary depending on whether you need land transport to the port and which port you are shipping from. When you ship more than one car, the cost will increase.
There are ways to save money when you are planning to ship two cars or when you’re making a long-term move to the islands. One of the biggest ways to save when making a move to Hawaii is to rent a large shipping container to use for both cars and your household property. Container shipping is known to be more expensive than open shipping for cars, but when you are relocating your life to a new state and need to move everything overseas, the container can save you money.
If you’re not moving everything with you and you just need to move the cars, then open shipping, also known as roll-off roll-on (RORO) when shipping on the ocean, is going to be your best bet for economical shipment of two cars at the same time.
A-1 Auto Transport has worked with customers to ship cars to Hawaii for more than twenty years and we can offer great direction on how to have your cars shipped to Hawaii for a reasonable price.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.