Cost to Ship a Car to Oahu
Oahu has long been a popular vacation destination in the Hawaiian Islands. Let’s face it, there are so many cool things in Oahu that spending a day or two is just not going to allow enough time to fully explore the island. Attractions like Pearl Harbor, Aulani Disney Resort and Diamond Head State Monument are just a few that you’re going to want to take at least a full day or more to explore one at a time. The island also has many activities for families with kids, great places to hike and the bluest water to swim, surf or boat in. Oahu is, simply put, an amazing place and one that you will want to spend plenty of time exploring.
With plenty of area attractions and things to do day and night, you may already have plans to bring your car along with you. One of the top questions people ask when they want to ship a car to Oahu is; “How much will it cost to ship a car to Oahu?”
This is something that cannot be easily answered upfront because shipping rates vary depending on the size of the car, the distance between ports, interstate transport and even the season you are planning to ship in. On average however, for a standard sized sedan shipping directly from the west cost of the United States, rates can be found for as low as $1000 to ship to Oahu and other Hawaiian Islands.
Oahu Car Shipping Options
Let’s look at your options for shipping a car to Oahu and how to prepare for each:
RORO- If you have ever seen a truck carrying a load of cars down the interstate, then you are already familiar with RORO shipping. When shipping across the ocean, RORO works in very much the same way that it works on the asphalt. Cars are loaded onto the ship by driving them onboard where they are secured in place and then transported overseas.
Prepare the car
You will need to prepare your car ahead of time for RORO shipping. To do this, speak to your shipping agent for the details on preparation, but you can also follow a few simple rules:
- Clean the car inside and out
- Remove ALL personal items including loose CD’s, detachable face stereo faces, paperwork, money, umbrellas and other items (You may leave a spare tire and tire tools in the trunk)
- Drive the fuel down to no more than ¼ tank only
- Remove all mud/dirt from underneath the car
- Take photos of all areas of the car before it is picked up (Save your picture files)
- Check the insurance coverage for the shipment
Container: If you own a classic, exotic, antique, luxury or other high dollar car, securing a container is a good idea. This way the car is sealed inside where the ocean saltwater, birds and other elements cannot encounter the car during shipment.
Book Oahu Car Shipping Services Today
Whether you are planning to make a permanent move to Oahu you or a just need a little time away, A-1 Auto Transport is here to help you get your vehicle where you need it to be. To get a hassle-free quote for shipping your car to Oahu, be sure to fill out the form on this page or give one of our agents a call at 1-800-452-2880 for an accurate quote and to schedule your car for quick Hawaii transport.
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.