Hawaii Transport

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Door-To-Door Service, 100% Bumper-To-Bumper Insurance

Vehicle Transport Services to/from Hawaii

Are you looking to ship a car from the Mainland to Hawaii or Hawaii to the mainland? Look no further! With our commitment to providing A rated customer service, we are a reliable choice for a hassle-free auto shipping service to or from Hawaii. Landry transportation provides a full-service door to port auto transport to and from Hawaii. Our pricing is the lowest possible, and our service includes everything. A licensed, bonded, and the insured carrier will come and devour your vehicle anywhere within the U.S. .We have a network of 20,000+ enclosed and open carriers to deliver your car anywhere to and from Hawaii, so you get to choose how and when your vehicle is picked up, shipped, and delivered. Whether you’re relocating, purchasing a vehicle or need it to be transported to Hawaii, our experienced team will make the car shipping process easy. Get a quote for Hawaii car transport at the guaranteed lowest rate!

Why Choose Landry Transportation for Hawaii Transport?

At Landry Transport, we understand that your vehicle is not just a mode of transportation, but an extension of your lifestyle and a valuable possession. That’s why we go above and beyond to provide top-notch service and ensure the safe delivery of your vehicle. Here’s why we’re the preferred choice for Hawaii car transport:

Expertise in Hawaii Car Transport

With years of experience in the industry, we have gained extensive knowledge and expertise in shipping vehicles to and from Hawaii. Our team is well-versed in the unique logistics and regulations involved in Hawaii car transport, ensuring a seamless and efficient process.

Safe and Secure Vehicle Transport

The safety of your vehicle is our top priority. We work with a network of reliable car shipping vendors who are experienced in handling and transporting vehicles. From the moment we pick up your vehicle to its delivery at the chosen Hawaiian port, your vehicle is fully insured and secure. We only deal with fully insured drivers who have a proven record of timely and uneventful deliveries.

Transparent and Affordable Pricing

We believe in providing transparent pricing and ensuring that our services are affordable for our customers. The cost of shipping a car to or from Hawaii depends on various factors such as the distance traveled and the make and model of the vehicle. We work with our customers to secure the best rates and offer a price match guarantee.

Customizable Services

We understand that every customer has unique needs. That’s why we offer fully customizable services to cater to your specific requirements. Whether you need door-to-door delivery or prefer to drop off your vehicle at a Hawaiian port, we can tailor our services to meet your needs.

HAWAII VEHICLE SHIPPING - TOP SERVICES

Hawaii auto transport has its specifics and here we will discuss them all. First, you will be shipping the vehicle from either port of Long Beach (that is Los Angeles), port of Oakland, Seattle or port of San Diego.

Now, generally speaking there are two scenarios when shipping cars to or from Hawaii:

IF YOU’RE LOCATED NEAR SEATTLE, OAKLAND, LOS ANGELES OR SAN DIEGO

You can drop off your vehicle at the port or arrange for a driver to pickup your vehicle.

IF YOU’RE ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE COUNTRY

The transportation will happen in two stages:

  1. First Stage: In the first state your vehicle will go on a car carrier from your home or office to the port.

  2. Second Stage: Second stage is the loading of your vehicle on the vessel going to Hawaii.

How does Hawaii vehicle shipping work?

This is the process of shipping a vehicle from Hawaii to mainland (or shipping a car from the mainland to Hawaii):

STEP 1

Get a quote and book

You can get an instant price quote and book your order directly through our online quote form, or call us at (000)000-0000 and a Landry transportation representative will assist you. Our experienced team member will provide a quote based on your specific vehicle type, timeframe, and preferred transport methods.

STEP 2

Vehicle preparation

Having ¼ tank of gasoline or less in the car. All cars and trucks being transported over open ocean are required by carrier vessels to have no more than a ¼ tank of gasoline for safety reasons.

Cleaning the vehicle
  • Your car’s interior and exterior should be thoroughly cleaned before its journey so that a proper inspection can be done at both loading and unloading.
  • Removing all personal items The only exceptions for personal items are infant car seats that are installed in your vehicle, a spare tire, a jack, floor mats, and a set of jumper cables. The only items allowed on board are documents kept in the glove box, and one baby seat.
  • Making sure your car is in operating condition
  • Your car MUST have fully operational brakes (including the emergency brake), fully inflated tires, intact windows, no leaking fluids of any kind, and the ability to be closed completely. If your windshield has any chips or cracks, they must be repaired before shipping.
  • Disabling your vehicle’s alarm or finding the remote
  • If the vehicle has a factory or aftermarket alarm, the remote must be provided at the port or the alarm will need to be disconnected.
  • Check your emergency brake is in proper working condition.
  • Remove all fire extinguishers from your vehicle.
  • Empty all auxiliary propane tanks if your vehicle carries any.
  • For electric vehicles only, please fully charge the battery.
  • Take What can be Removed off Your Vehicle’s Exterior, this includes antennas, ski racks, cargo boxes, bike racks, and any other exterior components that are not permanently fixed to the car.

STEP 3

Vehicle pick up(door-to-port, port-to-port)

We offer Door-to-Port service when shipping your vehicle to Hawaii, meaning we will get as close to your door as legally and safely as possible. And we will deliver your vehicle to the port of your choosing. The other option would be if you are within 50-100 miles from the Mainland port. You can save some money by taking advantage of our port-to-port service. Drop off your vehicle at the port, and let Landry transportation take care of the rest, you will just need to meet your vehicle in Hawaii.

STEP 4

Vehicle delivery

Pick-up the vehicle from the port once your vehicle has cleared inspection and customs. Customer pick up is required. If you are not available to personally pick up your vehicle from the port, you can designate anyone of your choosing. You will need to contact Landry transportation to update your booking prior to sending anyone to pick up your vehicle. Additionally, your pick-up party will need your booking confirmation number, along with your vessel booking number.

STEP 1

Get a quote and book

You can get an instant price quote and book your order directly through our online quote form, or call us at (000)000-0000 and a Landry transportation representative will assist you.

STEP 2

Vehicle preparation

Having ¼ tank of gasoline or less in your car. All cars and trucks being transported over open ocean are required by carrier vessels to have no more than a ¼ tank of gasoline for safety reasons.

Cleaning the vehicle
  • The interior and exterior should be thoroughly cleaned before shipping a car from Hawaii to mainland so that a proper inspection can be done at both loading and unloading.
  • Removing all personal items the only exceptions for personal items are infant car seats that are installed in your vehicle, a spare tire, a jack, floor mats, and a set of jumper cables.
  • Making sure your car is in operating condition
  • Your car MUST have fully operational brakes (including the emergency brake), fully inflated tires, intact windows, no leaking fluids of any kind, and the ability to be closed completely.
  • Disabling your vehicle’s alarm or finding the remote
  • If the vehicle has a factory or aftermarket alarm, the remote must be provided at the port or the alarm will need to be disconnected.
  • Take What can be Removed off Your Vehicle’s Exterior, this includes antennas, ski racks, cargo boxes, bike racks, and any other exterior components that are not permanently fixed to the car.
  • Remove Toll Devices, Remove any Toll Tags or Parking Passes from the vehicle. These items could be charged continually on the way to their destination.

STEP 3

Shipping port drop off

You will need to be prepared when arriving at the port. This is what you’ll need to bring on the day you drop off your vehicle at the port:

  • Your Landry transportation Order Confirmation and Vessel Booking Number.
  • A set of keys and if your vehicle has an alarm, the remote to unlock it and turn it on and off.
  • The vehicle title or lien holder authorization letter (power of attorney) if your vehicle is financed or leased.
  • The current registration.
  • A government-issued picture ID.
  • When shipping a car from Hawaii to the mainland and the owner of the vehicle is not present at drop off, the drop-off party must show proof of power of attorney from the owner allowing the vehicle to be shipped.
  • When shipping car from Hawaii to the mainland that is still being paid off, the drop-off party must have proof of power of attorney from the lien holder allowing the vehicle to be shipped.

STEP 4

Vehicle delivery

Pick up your vehicle from the port once your vehicle has cleared inspection and customs. Customer pick up is required. Here at Landry transportation we offer Port-to-Door service. You simply drop your vehicle off at the port in Hawaii, and we will bring your vehicle to your location on the mainland. Let us deal with the hassle, all you need to do is be sure someone is at the delivery location on the mainland to receive your vehicle.
Or, you can pick up your vehicle at the port. Depending on where you live, you may have the option to pick up the vehicle from one of our mainland ports. We could even possibly save you some money this way!

What paperwork is needed
to ship a car to Hawaii or to ship a car from Hawaii?

When a vehicle is shipped TO Hawaii from the mainland, no extra paperwork is required except:

  • The port Shipping / Booking Number
  • Government-Issued Photo Identification
  • Title, Registration, or Insurance Card showing the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the vehicle being shipped

The person listed on the port Shipping / Booking Number form must be the same person dropping off the vehicle at the port. Additionally, if the person dropping off the vehicle is not the vehicle’s legal owner / the person on the title document, they must provide the port with a notarized letter from the owner permitting them to drop off the vehicle with the port for shipping to Hawaii.

However, when a vehicle is shipped FROM Hawaii to the mainland, owners must provide the following paperwork:

  • If the vehicle is financed or a lease, the drop-off party must have a letter from the lien holder releasing the vehicle for transportation to the mainland on official letterhead and this must be notarized. Note: All notarized letters will only be valid for up to 30 days from the issue stamp date.
  • For cars and trucks that are owned outright, a copy of the title and current registration must be with the vehicle for it to ship.
  • The owner listed on the title of the vehicle must be the shipper, and they will be required to show a photo ID and proof of ownership.
  • If there are two owners listed on the title of the vehicle, both of the vehicle owners must be present with a photo ID or notarized consent from the owner who is not present.

Types of Vehicles We Ship to Hawaii

  • Cars and Sedans
  • Trucks
  • SUVs and Crossovers
  • Buses
  • Motorcycles
  • Recreational Vehicles (RVs)
  • Special Vehicles
  • Heavy Vehicles
  • Military Vehicles
  • Luxury Vehicles

Key Factors Impacting Your Hawaii Car Shipping Cost

  • Distance: The shipping distance from the mainland to Hawaii affects the cost. The distance between your departure and destination ports is a major determinant of the overall shipping cost.
  • Departure Port: The specific port you choose on the mainland can influence pricing.
  • Vehicle Type: The size, weight, and condition of your vehicle are considered and significantly influence the shipping cost. Larger and heavier vehicles, such as trucks and SUVs, require more resources and space, leading to higher transportation expenses compared to standard cars. This is an important factor to consider when budgeting for your car shipment.
  • Shipping Method: Open transport is generally more cost-effective than enclosed transport.
  • Market Conditions: Prices can vary based on supply and demand in the shipping industry.
  • Location: Shipping from the West Coast is usually cheaper due to the shorter distance.
  • Additional Services: Factors like door-to-door delivery and express shipping can add to the cost.
  • Delivery Method: Car shipping companies offer different delivery options, including door-to-door and terminal-to-terminal service. Door-to-door delivery is convenient as it transports your vehicle directly to your specified location. However, this option may be more expensive and less widely available compared to terminal-to-terminal service, where you drop off and pick up your vehicle at designated terminals.
  • Seasonal Demand: Car shipping experiences seasonal fluctuations in demand, which can impact pricing. High-demand periods, such as during the summer or major holidays, may result in increased prices. Planning your vehicle shipment during off-peak seasons can potentially lead to more favorable rates and availability. The cost to ship a car to Hawaii can be affected by supply and demand, so book your Hawaii car transport as early as possible.
  • Reservation Period: If you want to get your vehicle shipped affordably and feasibly, you may benefit from making a reservation a couple of months before your vehicle’s shipment. It is a lot more difficult for the service providers to book a carrier for shipping your car on short notice than the case in which you give them an ample amount of time. If you want to save money while shipping your vehicle, you need to book ahead of time to guarantee that you don’t have to make a higher payment. If you book for shipping your car as far in advance as possible, you will be able to save a lot more about the cost of shipping. Shipment providers always tend to offer you with most cost-effective solutions if you give them an ample window of time before the date of shipping. This is because it allows them to quickly find a carrier for shipping without paying any additional overheads related to late booking.
  • Price of Fuel: The price of gas will also affect the cost of shipping your vehicle. The price of gas tends to be higher in the summer season as compared to winter. This also plays a role in the higher cost of shipping that can be incurred during the summer months compared to winter. Additionally, during fluctuations in the oil price in the world market, you may have to pay a larger fee for shipping your vehicle.
  • The number of trucks running your route: This is an important factor our logistics coordinators track daily. Our team tracks truck availability fluctuations daily and quotes current prices that will ship any vehicle in a timely manner.
  • The ports with all their custom and import requirements: Then each country, and often each port, have specific requirements for custom clearance and import of vehicles with their own fees.
  • Vehicle operability: Shipping an inoperable vehicle involves more loading and unloading efforts and is therefore more expensive than transporting a running car.
  • Route: Different from distance, route refers to what highways and other roads will be traveled to transport the vehicle. Routes in highly populated areas may have increased traffic congestion, which could impact transport time and shipping costs. Additional route considerations that can be factored into shipping costs include:
    • Physical road conditions
    • Adverse weather
    • Road construction
    • Crossing bridges

By considering these key factors and understanding their influence on car shipping costs, you can make well-informed decisions and effectively plan your budget for a smooth and successful vehicle transportation experience. Those shipping from 50 miles or less from the port can save money by dropping off or picking up their vehicle at the port to avoid ground transport fees.

 

Tips For Hawaii Car Shipping Services

  • Compare rates between open and enclosed shipping. Open transport is more affordable for most vehicles.
  • Be flexible on exact pickup/delivery dates when possible. Mid-week shipping is often cheaper.
  • Select port-to-port shipping if feasible to lower costs.
  • Ask about Seasonal Specials when getting a quote to maximize savings.
  • Make sure that you make a reservation a few months ahead of the shipping date and during the off-season. This will help you save a massive amount of money as you won’t have to pay large sums of money due to high demand or express shipping requirements.
  • Those shipping from 50 miles or less from the port can save money by dropping off or picking up their vehicle at the port to avoid ground transport fees.
  • Schedule your pick-up at least a month in advance – If you schedule your auto shipment as far in advance as possible, you will maximize the chances that you can get a slightly lower price. Carriers tend to charge a bit more when they are given little notice about a shipment.
  • Ship with standard open-air transport – Ship your car using a standard open-air carrier without choosing top-load or expedited shipping. Any upgrade options that you choose will cost additional fees.
  • Don’t bother shipping anything in your car – Some car carriers out there will allow you to ship some personal items in your car for an additional fee. You should just forget this option for now. Plus, if any of those items get lost or damaged, your car shipping coverage will not cover their cost as previously mentioned.

Taking advantage of these savings opportunities allows you to ship vehicles conveniently and affordably to or from Hawaii. The logistics experts at RoadRunner Auto Transport provide fair, customized quotes tailored to your specific requirements.

Choosing a Shipping Method

When it comes to shipping a car from Hawaii to the mainland, there are two main options available: roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) and container shipping. RoRo shipping is the most popular and cost-effective method, where the vehicle is driven onto a ship and secured to the deck. This option is ideal for standard vehicles that are in good condition and don’t require additional protection during transport. Container shipping is a more expensive option, but it offers additional protection as the car is placed inside a container for the duration of the journey. This option is ideal for high-end or classic vehicles, as well as cars that need to be transported with personal items or oversized cargo. The rates are higher by 30% to 40% because of the extra level of protection. When choosing a shipping method, consider the value of your vehicle, the distance between ports, and any additional services you may require. It’s important to work with a reputable car shipping company that can provide guidance on the best shipping method for your needs.

Reservation Information for Port

The following information is required for us to secure a shipping reservation number through Matson; there are no exceptions:

  • Vehicle Year, Make, Model, and Color
  • Vehicle Identification Number / VIN
  • License Plate Number
  • The Name and Contact Number(s) of the Owner and Person who will be dropping off the vehicle at the port

How Far in Advance Should I Book My Service?

When shipping a car to Hawaii it is advised that you schedule your shipment within a month of the planned moving date. The earlier you book the better, however, this cannot guarantee a price. Auto transport is an industry that very much depends on supply and demand fluctuations. A price can be guaranteed only for about 30 days, although usually within continental US prices are guaranteed only for a week. With shipping to Hawaii however, booking in advance is desirable and thus pricing is different. Call for more details and to discuss your shipment and budget.

FAQs

Need a quote for oversized vehicle transport? Speak to a friendly transport specialist (800) 821-0490 for an instant quote

You can receive an instant shipping quote for your car by visiting our website and using our online quote calculator tool. Alternatively, you can call us at (800) 821-0490 to get a personalized quote from one of our auto transport experts.
While it is possible to store personal belongings in your car during transport, we recommend that you keep them to a minimum. Items stored in the car are not covered by insurance, and excessive weight may increase the shipping cost or risk of damage.
Yes, your vehicle is fully insured during transport with 100% bumper-to-bumper coverage. Our carriers are licensed and insured with the FMCSA, and the insurance policy can cover damages ranging from $100,000 to $1,000,000, depending on the carrier.
The arrival time for your car depends on the distance of the transport and the type of service chosen (standard or expedited). We provide an estimated delivery window when you book your shipment, and our customer support team is available 24/7 to provide updates on your vehicle’s status.
The cost of shipping your car is based on several factors, including the size and weight of the vehicle, the condition of the car, the transport distance, and the type of transport (open or enclosed). Seasonal demand and current market trends may also affect the price. For a detailed quote, please use our online form or call us.

Damage to your car caused by personal items stored in the vehicle is not covered by the carrier’s insurance. We recommend removing all personal items to avoid potential damage and liability.

 

If your car is damaged during transport, document the damage with photos and notations on the bill of lading before signing it at delivery. Contact our customer service team immediately to start the claims process. Our team will guide you through the steps to file a claim with the carrier’s insurance.

No, a vehicle title or registration is not required to transport your car. However, you should have proof of ownership and ensure the vehicle is legally yours to transport.

 

Yes, we can ship non-drivable vehicles. Please inform us during the booking process if your vehicle is not operational so we can arrange for the necessary equipment to load and unload your car safely.

We ship a wide variety of vehicles, including cars, SUVs, trucks, vans, motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, heavy equipment, and commercial vehicles. If you have a unique or specialty vehicle, please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

No, license plates are not required for transport. However, the vehicle should be legally yours, and you may need to provide proof of ownership if requested.
Yes, we can ship vehicles with low ground clearance. We recommend using enclosed transport for such vehicles to ensure extra care and protection during loading and unloading. Please inform us of the low ground clearance during the booking process.

Payment at delivery is typically made in cash, certified check, or money order directly to the driver. Some carriers may also accept payment through credit or debit cards. Please confirm the payment method with your assigned carrier before the delivery.

Yes, you can change your First Available Pick-up Date. Please contact our customer service team as soon as possible to update your preferred pick-up date. We will do our best to accommodate your new schedule.

Your car will be picked up and delivered at the locations you specify during the booking process. Our door-to-door service ensures that your vehicle is transported directly from your specified pick-up address to your designated delivery address.

Yes, we can arrange for your car to be shipped from or to a U.S. port. This service is particularly useful for international shipments or transport to and from Hawaii and Alaska. Please provide the port details when you book your shipment.

While it is ideal for you to be present at both pick-up and delivery, it is not mandatory. You can designate a trusted person to represent you if you are unavailable. The designated person will need to inspect the vehicle, sign the bill of lading, and coordinate with the driver.

If the truck cannot access your pick-up or drop-off location due to narrow streets, low-hanging branches, or other obstacles, we will arrange for a nearby meeting point. Our drivers will coordinate with you to find a convenient and accessible location for both pick-up and delivery.

 

While we strive to meet your preferred dates, specific date and time guarantees are challenging due to variables like traffic, weather, and other logistical factors. We offer expedited shipping for priority scheduling, but exact dates and times cannot be guaranteed.

Payment at delivery is typically made in cash, certified check, or money order directly to the driver. Some carriers may also accept payment through credit or debit cards. Please confirm the payment method with your assigned carrier before the delivery.

Yes, you can pay the full transport cost with your credit card. We offer flexible payment options to make the process convenient for you. Simply let us know your preference when you book your shipment.

Payment for auto transport service can be made using a credit card, debit card, or other available payment methods. Typically, a deposit is required to secure your booking, with the remaining balance paid to the carrier upon delivery. We will provide detailed instructions and options during the booking process.

The cost of transporting your vehicle is calculated based on several factors, including:

  • The size and weight of the vehicle
  • The condition of the car (operational or non-operational)
  • The transport distance
  • The type of transport (open or enclosed trailer)
  • Seasonal demand and current market trends
  • Any additional services requested (e.g., expedited shipping, top load service) For a detailed and accurate quote, please use our online form or call us.

We require your credit or debit card number to secure your booking and process the initial deposit. This ensures your spot in our schedule and allows us to coordinate your shipment efficiently. Rest assured, your payment information is kept secure and confidential.

You can receive an instant shipping quote for your car by visiting our website and using our online quote calculator tool. Alternatively, you can call us at (800) 821-0490 to get a personalized quote from one of our auto transport experts.

Yes, you can track the progress of your shipment online. Once your vehicle is picked up, you will receive a tracking number that allows you to monitor the status of your shipment in real-time through our website.

Yes, insurance is included in your quote. Your vehicle is fully insured during transport with 100% bumper-to-bumper coverage. Our carriers are licensed and insured with the FMCSA, and the insurance policy can cover damages ranging from $100,000 to $1,000,000, depending on the carrier.

To place an order, you will need the following information:

  • Pick-up and delivery locations (zip codes are preferred for accuracy)
  • Transport preference (open or enclosed trailer)
  • Vehicle information (year, make, and model)
  • Operational status (whether your vehicle can be driven and steered for loading and unloading)
  • Earliest pick-up date
  • Contact information

 

Yes, we offer several discounts. Available discounts include:

  • Military
  • College students
  • Medical professionals
  • Return customers
  • Multi-car shipments
  • Senior citizens

Please inquire about discounts when you request a quote.

 

Yes, once you accept our auto transport offer, we will send you an agreement that guarantees the price, door-to-door service, and 100% bumper-to-bumper insurance. This contract ensures that there are no hidden fees or charges with our auto transport providers.

 

Top load service means that your vehicle will be placed on the top deck of a car carrier. This reduces the risk of damage from road debris and fluids leaking from other vehicles. It is an optional service that can be requested for an additional fee.
The type of truck used for transporting your car depends on the service you choose. For open transport, we use open-air car carriers, which are the most common and cost-effective option. For enclosed transport, we use covered trailers to provide maximum protection for your vehicle, especially for luxury, classic, or high-value cars.
The type of truck used for transporting your car depends on the service you choose. For open transport, we use open-air car carriers, which are the most common and cost-effective option. For enclosed transport, we use covered trailers to provide maximum protection for your vehicle, especially for luxury, classic, or high-value cars.

We provide a wide range of car shipping services, including:

  • Open-Air Car Transport
  • Enclosed Car Transport
  • Hawaii Car Transport
  • Alaska Car Transport
  • Expedited Car Transport
  • ATV/Motorcycle/UTV Transport
  • Heavy Equipment Transport