There’s something magical about riding your motorcycle around the scenic roads across Hawaii, and that’s something that you can enjoy just if you don’t mind shipping your bike overseas from the mainland to Hawaii. Of course, there is going to be a cost to this service if you decide to send your bike on the trip, but most people agree that it’s well worth the expense. So just how much will this service cost you? The real answer is it depends! You must account for the location that you are coming from and where in Hawaii the bike is going to.
Port to Port Shipping
Generally, port to port shipping will cost you between $800 and $1,200 depending on the shipping service that you use, but there are variables to consider when figuring out this cost. For instance, a roll-on shipping vessel is more affordable than using a shipping container to move your bike. Most motorcycles work just fine for roll on ships, but if you want special care taken for your motorcycle and you want it packaged in a shipping container you’ll pay extra for the privilege.
Transport to the Port
While long-distance motorcycle rides are a lot of fun, they aren’t always the most practical. If you live far from a port in California where your motorcycle will be shipped from, you should consider paying a transport company to move your bike to the port for you and then handle the shipping from there. Of course, this will cost more than driving the bike yourself but will save you time and a whole lot of discomfort from a long-distance ride. Plus, when you factor in things like hotel stays and food you probably won’t be saving that much at all! Talk with transport companies about having your motorcycle shipped to the port and then shipped from there to Hawaii.
Inter Hawaii Shipping
Once your motorcycle reaches the port in Hawaii you can either pick it up from there, or you can have it shipped out to your location. Paying to have your bike shipped further will add an additional cost to the service, but if you are far enough from the port it’s often worth the added investment. Your motorcycle will arrive close to your final location and you can easily pick it up and ride it back or load it onto a trailer and transport it from there.
It’s more than worth the expense to have your motorcycle shipped to Hawaii from the mainland and you’ll be glad that you spent the money when you’re riding around the gorgeous islands enjoying all the scenery.
A-1 Auto Transport works with motorcycle carriers worldwide and we can have your motorcycle shipped with the best rates in the industry. For a free quote, fill out the hassle-free quote form on this page and we can have your motorcycle shipped fast.
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.