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Shipping a Car to Hawaii From the East Coast
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When shipping a vehicle to Hawaii from the east coast an additional step will have to be made before the car is loaded onto a boat and moved to a port in Hawaii, that’s transporting it to a west-coast shipping port. Generally, it's fastest and cheapest to transport a vehicle overland to California where it will be sent from a port somewhere like San Diego toward its destination in Hawaii.

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Drive to Port or Factor in Port Delivery

When paying to ship your vehicle from the east coast to Hawaii it’s important to factor in the cost of transport to a port in California and to decide if you want to have the vehicle delivered there or if you want to drive it to the port for shipping out of California.

While it is a bit more expensive, most people opt to have their vehicle transported to port and then shipped from there. Doing so saves you a substantial amount of time and often isn’t too much more expensive than doing all the work yourself. After factoring in things like hotel stays and travel costs it’s very comparable to pay for shipping to the west coast rather than handling all the work yourself. That’s why for most people it’s a no-brainer to pay for the shipping.

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Shipping Times Vary

Depending on what part of the east coast you live on your shipping times will vary. Overland transit often takes between 5 days and 7 days to go from the east coast to a west coast port, so it’s important that you factor that time into the trip.

Prepare Your Vehicle for Transport

Before you can have your vehicle transported to Hawaii, you must get it ready to make the trip. That means making sure that it’s mechanically sound and won’t have any trouble when being loaded on the ship. It also means clearing out all your personal belongings before handing over the keys to the transport company. Most transport companies do not allow you to pack your belongings into a vehicle that’s being transported, so clean it out completely other than the necessary paperwork for transport.

Shipping a vehicle from the east coast to Hawaii is a bit more expensive than shipping from the west coast, but there are companies that will do the work and it’s certainly possible. Take the time to hire a reputable company and you will be enjoying a relaxing drive in Hawaii soon enough.

No matter where you need to ship from, A-1 Auto Transport has you covered. For fast service, you can contact an agent at (800) 452-2880.


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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.

Email me - info@a1autotransport.com


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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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