Cost to Ship a Car to Maui
With more than 30 miles of beautiful beaches, Maui is one of the most popular vacation spots in the Hawaiian Islands and is frequented by more than 3 million visitors each year. The best time to travel to Maui is April or May as the weather is usually the nicest during those months but even more important, you’ll find fewer tourists flocking to the streets and local shops during this time. The scenery in Maui, just as with all the islands of Hawaii is breathtaking, so no matter where you plan to visit, be sure to take a camera along with you. You’ll find so many water sports, historical sites and great places to eat during your visit and the best way to get to everything you want to see is going to be by car.
If you plan to do any major exploring to see what Maui has to offer beyond the hotel and the amazing beach, you can always rent a car at the airport when you arrive, or even better, bring your own car along for the trip. You may be surprised to know that the cost to ship a car to Maui is not as expensive as many people think it is. As a matter of fact, depending on the size of the car and the distance it ships from, you can often ship a car to Maui and expect to pay around $1000 for the shipment. You will need to speak to an agent and let them know what kind of car you own, the size and where it will ship from.
Transit Times to Maui
Generally, from the time the car is picked up, it can take one to two weeks for it to arrive in Maui when it is shipped from the west coast of the mainland. If you are shipped from another country, the time could be anywhere from two to four weeks depending on distance and ship scheduling.
How to Ship the Car
Roll-On Roll-Off (RORO)- RORO shipping is an easy mode of transport for a motor vehicle and is considered an economical way to ship. Cars and other vehicles are rolled onto the RORO ship, secured for transit and taken to Hawaii where they can be driven or rolled off for the customer to take home. Vehicles are exposed to the elements during shipment since they are not secured in a container, but for standard vehicles, RORO is the most popular way to ship via the ocean.
Container- Owners of sports cars, exotic cars, antiques and other valuable vehicles may want to consider renting a shipping container to place the car in during transport to Hawaii. Containers keep vehicles protected from the elements and they are also great to ship household goods in of you are making a long-term move to Maui.
Get Your Car Ready for Shipping to Maui
You will need to make sure your car is ready for shipment to Maui. Here are a few things to make sure you have taken care of before the car is picked up:
- Make sure the fuel is no higher than one quarter tank.
- Clean out all personal property (This includes CD’s, paperwork and other property)
- Have the car washed and make sure to pay attention to the undercarriage and tires to ensure there is no heavy mud.
- Have your car serviced and make sure the tires and brakes are in good condition.
The weight of your vehicle will factor into the overall cost to ship, so the lighter the car is, the less it will cost to ship.
Book Your Car Shipment to Maui Today!
You can get a quick quote by filling out the form on this page or you can call and speak to an agent today at 1-500-452-2880 for answers to your questions, quotes and to schedule your car to be shipped to Maui.
More information on Maui
Maui Visitors Bureau- You can visit the visitor’s bureau at the following website: https://www.gohawaii.com/ for information on planning a trip to Maui, things to do and the best places to stay during your visit.
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.