California to Hawaii Auto Shipping

Shipping of a Vehicle from California to Hawaii

We specifically specialize in shipping cars to Hawaii from California as well as many others.  Our California to Hawaii Auto Transport route runs all year long with the best rates possible. This is thanks to the high volume of vehicles shipping from the Golden State to the Hawaiian Islands.

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NX's Hawaii car transport services offer the most reliable and affordable way to ship a car from California to Hawaii. With an advanced network of transporters nationwide and multiple sailings every week throughout the year, we reduce your rates and just overall simplify your relocation from California to Hawaii.

The trip between these two locations spans approximately 2,300-2700 miles, depending on the specific pick-up and port locations in each state. Typically, a car carrier can delivery cars to the port same or next day, making the longest part of the travel from California to Hawaii taken up by the cargo ship taking it across the sea.

The route from California to Hawaii traverses the Pacific Ocean. All vehicles stop in Honolulu, where they are barged to neighboring islands if needed.

As a dedicated door-to-door auto transporter for most areas, with overseas transport we offer convenient pick-up from any residential or business address in California and ensure safe and prompt delivery to the port in Hawaii.  You can choose between open or enclosed shipping options for the trucking portion, however the car is in a sealed container while traveling to Hawaii by default. Get an instant quote today to see how affordable it is to ship your car from California to Hawaii!

How much does it cost to ship a car from California to Hawaii?

There are a few factors involved. The first will depend on the specific pick up location in Hawaii and the delivery location in California. It will also depend on the size and weight of the vehicle, the type of shipping which can be open or enclosed, and of course if it’s running or non-running.

You easily learn how much it will cost to ship a car from California to Hawaii by getting an instant quote with our calculator, or calling us at 800-284-7177. Use our easy steps.

How long does it take to ship a car from California to Hawaii?

Carriers can travel around 300-500 miles per day. So regardless of where in California, the truck gets to the outgoing port (Either Los Angeles or Oakland) very quickly. The longer portion is the overseas travel, which takes about 2 weeks.

But don’t worry, when you book the shipping, we give you the estimated delivery time for your specific California to Hawaii shipping when you reserve the order.

Are there size restrictions on shipping my vehicle to Hawaii?

Yes. The rates provided online apply to standard size vehicles.  What is considered standard? A standard size vehicle is any passenger vehicle not to exceed 21'6" length x 8' width x 7' height.
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Delivery - Your vehicle arrives and you receive it

Consider trusting your Hawaii to California vehicle shipping needs to NX. To simplify the process for you, we've devised a straightforward approach divided into three manageable phases:

  1. Request a quote and make a reservation online or via phone.
  2. Schedule vehicle pickup.
  3. Receive your vehicle at your chosen destination.


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Based on recent data from our shipping this year, 90% of vehicles in California to Hawaii get picked up in 5-7 days!

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From California Car Shipping

When shipping a from California, the closer your pick-up and delivery locations are to I-5, the faster and cheaper your transport will be as the I-5 freeway is your go-to route, every time. As the main trucking artery in the state, it handles the majority of auto transport for us.

I-5 California

The most convenient locations along I-5 are Sacramento in the north and Los Angeles in the south, including any city in between. San Diego, although a viable option, can sometimes result in slightly higher costs and longer transport times due to its southernmost position on I-5.


Another favorable shipping route in California is CA-99, which runs parallel to I-5 but slightly east. Key cities along CA-99 include Chico in the north, Yuba City, Modesto, Fresno, and Bakersfield in the south. These locations are also considered friendly for car shipping.

San Jose and the cities along US-101

San Jose and the cities along US-101, down to Los Angeles, are also convenient shipping locations in California. However, there are challenging areas for car shipping within the state.

San Francisco

San Francisco, for example, is not the most difficult even though it's very populated. This is largely in part due to the city's toll bridges, super expensive gas prices, and many restricted streets make it an very costly and a time-consuming destination. Consequently, it's safe to say shipping to or from San Francisco typically comes at a premium beaause of all the hassle carriers have to deal with to maneuver around.

California Coastline

The most difficult locations for car shipping are those along CA-1, the coastline, and US-101 north of San Francisco, as well as areas within California's vast forested and mountainous regions. Remote locations, particularly north of Chico and away from I-5, also pose significant challenges.

Other Bay Area Cities

In contrast, other cities such as Oakland, San Leandro, and Fremont are far  less problematic for car carriers due to the absence of toll bridges and fewer road restrictions.

The California Forrest and Mountain Areas

Inaccessible areas, such as those deep in forests, high in the mountains, or on restricted streets in San Francisco, may require meeting the driver at a nearby major highway or interstate.

Fuel Costs

Another challenging aspect of car shipping in California is the high cost of gas, which is consistently among the highest in the nation. Carriers must pass these increased costs to consumers, making auto transports in and out of California more expensive. Get an instant quote to find out what your California to Hawaii auto transport will cost and how long it will take to ship!

To Hawaii Car Shipping

This one's easy. Since our California to Hawaii car shipping is door to port, we just ship to the ports and not to other cities and areas.  So in this case, the ports are:

  • HILO, HI


How do I ship my car to or from California to Hawaii?

The price we give you a fair price and the estimated time of delivery for your specific shipping route. From there you can book an order online or book an order with us over the phone. The first step is to get an instant cost quote on our car shipping calculator or giving us a call at 800-284-7177.

Do you provide open and enclosed car shipping to or from California to Hawaii?

Absolutely! We have both open and enclosed shipping. You can pick on the online quote system or call us.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX, and debit cards. You can pay a deposit and cash later or put it all on your card!

What's included in the instant quote?

Everything is included in the quote.  Taxes, Insurance, and all surcharges. No hidden fees with NX!