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Shipping a car to & from Hawaii has never been easier

Montway has years of experience safely shipping cars to and from Hawaii

What customers say about shipping a car from Hawaii to mainland (or vice versa) with Montway:

Derek Lou 5.0 Best auto shipping experience I've had! Excellent communication from the company and the driver. Car was well taken care of and safely transported. And even arr...
Lee Brewer 5.0 I was very pleased with my experience with Montway, particularly with their excellent communication and the personal attention from the carrier driver, Richard ...
Kevin M 5.0 Amazing service. Living in Hawaii and needing to have my sons car shipped from Seattle to LA for college was a huge concern. From the initial email to the final...
ronald starks 5.0 I was very happy with their customer service . I received a quote very quickly ,gave them my time frame , and everything else was handled by them . They gave pl...
hemu 5.0 Great service & received day before the schedule date, they phone service was as well better. I will definately recommend to any of my friends. Great service & ...
vinay prasad 5.0 I have used Montway 5 times in the last 10 years. I have always had a superb experience from start to finish and a great price each time. You will not be disapp...
florian necula 5.0 Prompt , professional service. Fast scheduling and always in contact with us throughout the process by phone and email. Also, good price. Highly recommended.
Norma B 5.0 Excellent service. Highly recommend. Alex, our driver, is a professional. Delivery to our AZ location was on time and without issues or concerns.
Gary Perlman 5.0 They picked the car up as promised. Very maticulate in looking over the car. He was a very nice gentleman and took the time to make sure I got all my questions ...

Shipping a car to Hawaii at a glance

Shipping a car to Hawaii (Kauai, O’ahu, Maui, or the Big Island of Hawaii) is facilitated through port-to-port or door-to-port shipping services. In most cases, auto shipping to Hawaii (Honolulu) from NYC takes about 14-19 days, Chicago to Hawaii takes about 13-18 days, and LA to Hawaii around 8-12 days.

Shipping a car to Hawaii

Shipping a car from Hawaii at a glance

Shipping a car from Hawaii (Kauai, O’ahu, Maui or the Big Island of Hawaii) is serviced through port-to-port or port-to-door shipping. In most cases, auto shipping from Hawaii (Honolulu) to LA takes 8-12 days, Hawaii to Chicago 13-18 days, and Hawaii to NYC 14-19 days.

Shipping a car from Hawaii

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

Shipping a car to Hawaii costs around $1,500-$2,100 The cost to transport a car Westbound (to Hawaii) is higher than car shipping Eastbound (from Hawaii). If vehicles are larger than 21’ 8” (length), 7’ (width), or 6’3” (height) — your cost to move the vehicle will be higher.

Cost to ship a car to Hawaii

What’s involved in the cost of shipping a car from or to Hawaii?

Shipping a car to Hawaii (or shipping a car from Hawaii to the mainland) is less complicated than most people imagine. The key is to find an auto auto transport company with a lot of experience shipping cars to and from the Hawaiian islands — like us here at Montway.

Whether you’ve found your way to this page because you’re curious about the cost to ship a car to Hawaii, you just received your PCS orders, or your family is relocating and you’re ready to book, know that you can depend on Montway for an honest, no-nonsense quote and safe and reliable shipping to the islands or to the mainland.

How much is it to ship a car to Hawaii? Just use our awesome rate calculator to get an instant quote! Or, you can also give us a call (224-300-5434) or contact us on Live Chat!

We ship to/from Hawaii from/to all 50 U.S. states!

Serviced ports in Hawaii:
We ship to Kauai, O’ahu, Maui and Big Island of Hawai’i

(Nawiliwili, HI)


(Honolulu, HI)


(Kahului, HI)


Big Island of Hawai’i
(Hilo, HI)



We ship FROM & TO all states

Serviced ports in Hawaii

(Nawiliwili, HI)

Nawiliwili Harbor

Drop-off/Pick-up Hours
Monday – Friday (Except Wed):
7:00am - 11:30am
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am - 11:30am
Weekends: CLOSED

(Honolulu, HI)

1411 Sand Island Pkwy

Drop-off/Pick-up Hours
Monday - Friday:
6:00am - 3:45pm
7:00am - 11:45am
Saturday: CLOSED

(Kahului, HI)

Pier 1
Kahanu Street,

Drop-off/Pick-up Hours
Monday - Friday:
7:00am - 11:30am
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Weekends: CLOSED

Big Island of Hawai'i
(Hilo, HI)

Big Island of Hawai'i
Hilo Harbor 55
Kahanu Street Hilo,HI

Drop-off/Pick-up Hours
Monday - Friday:
8:00am - 3:00pm
Weekends: CLOSED

shipping car to Hawaii

How does Hawaii car shipping work?

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

Shipping to Hawaii
Shipping from Hawaii

Step 1

Get a quote and book your order
You can get an instant price quote and book your order directly through our online calculator, phone, or LiveChat.

Step 2

Prepare your vehicle for shipping
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
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.

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.

Step 3

We pick up your vehicle
When shipping your vehicle to Hawaii, we offer Door-to-Port service.

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 Montway take care of the rest, you will just need to meet your vehicle in Hawaii.

Step 4

We deliver your vehicle

You will be required to pick-up the vehicle from the port, once the vehicle has cleared inspection and customs.

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 Montway 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.

Ready to transport your car with Montway?

Our car shipping advisors are available by calling (888) 666-8929 to answer all your questions.

Frequently asked questions

All shipments (whether you’re shipping a car to Hawaii or shipping a car from Hawaii to the mainland) must be done by either PayPal or 100% on a credit card.

You can get information about the status of your vehicle over the phone or by using our LiveChat system.

You may not leave any personal items in your vehicle during its journey. This is for liability reasons, and please note that the port will conduct a thorough inspection of your car or truck before it ships and remove any personal items before it is loaded. If there are personal items that can’t be removed, your vehicle will be rejected at the port. The only items that may remain in your vehicle are a spare tire, jack, jumper cables, and installed child safety seats.

1. When a vehicle is shipped TO Hawaii from the mainland, no extra paperwork is required.
2. However, when a vehicle is shipped FROM Hawaii to the mainland, owners must provide the following paperwork:

a. 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.

b. 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.

c. 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.

d. 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.

While the ports are not covered, your vehicle will be underneath the deck of a ship for the duration of its journey. It will be well protected en route.

All you’ll need to pick up your car or truck is the Matson booking number, which will be provided by a Montway representative post-booking, once scheduled with the port.

When shipping your vehicle to Hawaii, we offer Door-to-Port service.
Meaning we will pickup your vehicle as close to your door as legally and safely as possible. And we will deliver your vehicle to the port of your choosing in Hawaii.

When you are shipping a car from Hawaii to mainland, you have the following two options:
1. Here at Montway we offer Port-to-Door service. You simply drop your vehicle off at the port, 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.
2. 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!

The cost of shipping a car to Hawaii will depend on a variety of factors, from the make and model of your car or truck to the ports of departure and entry. The best way to find out how much it is to ship a car to Hawaii (or how much to ship a car from Hawaii to the mainland) is to use our online calculator or simply contact us for a free auto transport quote.

The cost to ship a car from Hawaii to the mainland will be relatively the same as shipping a car to Hawaii if the distance, transport type and booking timing are relatively the same.

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