What is the Cost to ship a car to The Hawaiian Islands?
Hawaii is a spectacular vacation destination for people from all areas of the world, and with eight islands to explore, it’s more than just a vacation getaway. For many who can visit or even better, make a long-term move to one of the islands, it’s a dream come true.
The islands that make up the Hawaiian Islands include:
- The Big Island of Hawaii
If you have the time, planning a week or two on each of the islands is a great way to see more natural beauty than many will see in a lifetime, learn a great deal about history and take part in some of the most exciting attractions and events in the world.
One thing is for sure, if you plan to take off on lengthy excursions to see one or more of the Hawaiian Islands, the best way to get around is by driving a car. What better car, and more comfortable, than your own? Many people bring their cars with them when they take off to Hawaii because it is not only convenient to be able to drive your own car, but it’s often less expensive to do so than renting a car, hailing a cab or even taking the bus everywhere would be.
The big question that customers ask our representatives here at A-1 Auto Transport is, “How much is it going to cost to ship my car to Hawaii?” In most cases, the fee is not very high at all. As a matter of fact, regular passenger vehicles can often be shipped for under $2000 and even as low as $1000 to the islands when they ship from a west coast port on the mainland of the United States.
How Do Companies Determine the Cost of Car Shipping?
Another question that people want to know is how companies determine what it will cost to ship a car. There are several things that combine to total the overall cost to ship a car to Hawaii.
Things that factor into the shipping cost:
- The distance between shipping ports
- The mode of transport
- Make, model and year of the car
- Height and weight of the car
- The season
- Fuel cost at the time the car will be shipped
You can also take advantage of discounts that many companies offer including military discounts, senior citizen and student discounts for car shipping to the Hawaiian Islands. Be sure to ask upfront for any discounts that you believe you may qualify for when booking service.
Travel Information: Be sure to visit Go Hawaii for more information on the Hawaiian Islands and all the exciting things you can see and do 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.