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

The shipping of vehicles to Hawaii is a big business. Hundreds of vehicles get shipped to the Hawaiian islands year round. Since everything involves ocean travel, costs pile up very quickly. You want to know how to get the most for your buck and we have the answer.

National Express Auto Transport provides full service door to port auto transport to Hawaii. Our pricing is the lowest possible and our service includes everything. A licensed, bonded, and insured carrier will come and pick up your vehicle anywhere in the U.S. We also offer discounts to military personnel relocating to Hawaii.


In General

The cost for shipping a car to Hawaii averages about $1500.00. This will vary depending on where it's coming from in the mainland and the type of shipping you are using.

How much does it cost to ship a Car to Hawaii port to port?

From the California Port

From California to Hawaii, you can and save on the carrier shipping fees and pay only $1,500 with all fees from California to Hawaii. Drive right up after booking with us.

From the Washington State Port

If Washington to Hawaii is closer for you, the rate is also $1210.00. All taxes and fees included with service from port to port as well. Although sailings are more frequent from California, Seattle gets less vehicles heading out, so shipping times are about the same.

Get Discounted Pricing from Established Relationships with Shippers

There are only a couple of full service shipping lines that will go to Hawaii. They are Matson and Pasha. We beat going direct with them as we are provided volume discounts we pass on to you. But, be cautious of rates any lower than that. It may be hidden fees or bait and switch after deposit.

How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Car to Hawaii Door to Port?

If you need us to get your vehicle from anywhere in the US, we can easily arrange carrier shipping to the port as part of a complete package. A regular carrier will meet you curbside at your home or business to take your vehicle for you.  Examples of peak rates as follows:

Miami Florida to Hawaii transport$2900
Houston Texas to Hawaii transport $2600
Denver Colorado to Hawaii transport $2200
North Carolina to Hawaii transport$2750
New Jersey to Hawaii transport$3000
New York to Hawaii transport$3200

These are examples of the price scenarios which include the cost of each route to the port in Hawaii. Port locations are Honolulu, Kahului, Kawaihae, Nawiliwili, and Hilo . We only provide completely inclusive rates. Meaning we do not hide fees or additional charges. -- Prices updated 08/14/2023. For the most up to date rates use our calculator.

How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Large Car to Hawaii?

The containers used to ship can accommodate SUVs and even most passenger / cargo vans and can easily ship usually with no additional charges. If the vehicle reaches 7 feet or higher, an oversize rate will apply. This can be in the range of $250 more dollars.

When shipping your car to Hawaii keep in mind that there should be no more than a quarter tank of fuel in the vehicle. All vehicles must go empty as no personal belongings are allowed. This is for reasons having to do with liability since we cannot cover anything in the vehicle if it goes missing or breaks. This includes a loose radio equipment or spare parts. It must be equipment that is permanently for affixed to the vehicle or originally placed by the manufacturer.

When looking for  auto transport companies, be sure to check ratings and complaints. Look for more than price. You always want to be sure the bargain is a safe one. Always shop for rates with companies with a good reputation and know what to look for when getting rates. It really isn't hard to make a choice once you know what to look for in the right auto shipper.

Call us today! 800-284-7177 or get the cost with our shipping calculator.

Carl has a decade of experience in the car shipping industry. He has worked in nearly every aspect of the transport business since 2014, taking charge of various roles in the company such as dispatching, sales, and customer service.

During those years, Carl amassed an invaluable amount of experience which has contributed to his writing of every article and and guide on NX since taking over content in 2015.