Auto Shipping From The Mainland To Hawaii

We know that you have a lot of choices when selecting a vehicle shipping company that ships to Hawaii, we make shipping your vehicle to Hawaii easy convenient and we are reliable. We know that you want a company with national reach and experience shipping for consumers, Dealers, manufacturers and the military. We ship 1000’s of vehicles every month all over the United States, Canada and the world. We’re confident we can help you ship your vehicle to Hawaii.

Hawaii Shipping Services - Car, SUV, Truck, motorcycle, RV, boat and Oversize heavy Equipment

We have dedicated terminals in Long Beach, Oakland and Seattle to ensure drop off and pick up are fast and convenient. We can pickup your vehicle anywhere in the U.S. and Canada and deliver to the port.

Real time tracking port to port, not truck to port.

U.S. Mainland ports
  • Seattle
  • Tacoma
  • Oakland
  • Los Angeles
Hawaii ports
  • Honolulu
  • Kahului
  • Nawiliwili
  • Hilo
Hawaii Vehicle Preparation

This information will help speed up the moving process and make sure everything goes down without a hitch:

Your vehicle must be in operating condition when prepping for shipment, with a working emergency brake, and must either be licensed or qualified to be licensed for operation on public streets or highways.

We reserve the right to reject receipt of cargo if the cargo does not meet the requirements for safe transportation & handling by our stevedore or our vessel operations.

We have dedicated terminals in Long Beach, Oakland and Seattle to ensure drop off and pick up are fast and convenient. We can pickup your vehicle anywhere in the U.S. and Canada and deliver to the port.

Real time tracking port to port, not truck to port.

Your vehicle must be washed and clean

All vehicles must have a clean exterior so that a vehicle survey may be conducted at the load port. Dirty vehicles will not be accepted.

PLEASE NOTE – Vehicles are subject to stringent inspections by the USDA. It is the responsibility of the shipper to have the interior and exterior of the vehicle thoroughly cleaned. Example: The USDA looks for clumps of mud in wheel wells or under the vehicle’s carriage, under the hood of vehicles is also inspected, the USDA also looks for dirt, grass, plant seeds in the interior as well as the exterior and for anything that they consider invasive. If your vehicle fails a USDA inspection at origin, we will not be unable to ship your vehicle until the vehicle has been properly cleaned at your expense and re-inspected by the USDA. If your vehicle fails a USDA inspection at destination, we will be unable to release your vehicle to you until the vehicle has been properly cleaned at your expense and re-inspected by the USDA.

Note: We cannot ship vehicles with cracked or damaged windshields or windows.

The USDA inspection does not apply to vehicles moving to or from the Tacoma port, however vehicles must be clean as they are still subjected to a survey at the origin port.

Remove All Personal Belongings

The only items acceptable for shipment in your vhicle are accessories attached by the manufacture to the vehicle, or permanently installed in the dash, doors, rear deck, or console. For example the following items should be removed:

All personal items
Loose radios
Tape players and tapes
Compact disc players and discs
Portable telephones of any type
Power boosters
Radar scanners
Extra speakers or amplifiers
Decorative ornaments
Auto protective covers/auto bras
Truck tailgate nets
Auto roof racks if not factory installed
Theft alarm systems (if you choose to leave the car alarm in your vehicle, make sure that the system is disengaged prior to shipment)

Hawaii Legal Requirements

The State of Hawaii requires proof of ownership for automobiles shipped to the Mainland. Therefore, We cannot accept a vehicle for shipment from Hawaii unless the customer 

(1) Produces a certificate of ownership and a current certificate of registration showing that the person is the legal owner of the vehicle; or 

(2) Produces, if the person is not the legal owner of the vehicle, a current certificate of registration showing that the person is the registered owner of the vehicle and, in addition, obtains the written consent of the legal owner of the vehicle to the transportation. If someone other than the registered owner delivers the automobile, We must have a notarized letter of authorization. If a lien holder is named on the registration, then a letter from the lien holder authorizing shipment from Hawaii is required.


  • Current title
  • Current registration
  • Notarized letters of authorization from any non-present party listed on the Title (lien holder or spouse, etc)

Click here to view current State of Hawaii legal requirements.

PLEASE NOTE – Automobiles departing from the Hilo port must have a valid Safety Check, Insurance, Registration, and a valid picture ID. This is per the Hilo Port Authority.

Port Locations and Hours of Operations
Mainland Ports



LA (Long Beach)


Vehicle Drop-off Hours

Mon-Fri, 8:00am-11:30am, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Mon-Fri, 8:00am-11:30am, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Mon-Fri, 8:00am-11:30am, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Mon-Fri, 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:30pm

Hawaii Ports





Vehicle Drop-off Hours

Mon-Fri, 8:00-11:30, 1:00-3:00

Mon-Fri, 7:00am-11:30am, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Mon-Fri, 7:00am-11:30am, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Mon-Fri (except Wed), 7:00am-11:30am,1:00pm-3:00pm
Wed, 7:00am-11:30am

For the most accurate shipping quote please call
(800) 268-0370

Vehicle Pick up Location

Vehicle Delivery Location

HAWAII Auto Shipping Reviews

We found a great company

5.0 rating
May 11, 2019

I work for a high-end car dealer and we have been using Hawaii Auto Shipping for some time now. Every time we shipping a car we get quotes from a few different companies, but we always seem to come back to these guys. They always have a good price and we know that they are going to do a fantastic job. Over the years we have had some minor issues, but the great thing about these guys is that they communicate well and solve the problems. I defiantly recommend these guys for shipping your vehicles.

Mike W.

First time shipping

5.0 rating
April 5, 2019

My husband asked me to look into shipping our cars. We were getting ready to move to Florida and we wanted to ship one car first, so that we had a car when we arrived and the second car after we left, so that we would have a car to use until we left. I called a lot of companies and just didn’t feel comfortable with what I was hearing. The last number I called was Hawaii Auto Shipping. Doug was very professional and went through the entire process. I had a lot of questions and not only did he answer all of them, he made me feel really comfortable about everything. The price was comparable to the other companies and the customer service was head over heels to the other companies I called. They picked up the first car when they said they would and the second car the day we left. When we got to Florida our car was sitting in the driveway of our new house. The second car showed up a week later. I have never shipped a car before and everything went as planned. GREAT COMPANY AND GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!

Jenny F.

This review is long over due

5.0 rating
February 23, 2019

This review is long over due and this company is a lifesaver! I booked with a different company because they had the lowest price. They called me back a week later and told me they would need more money to ship my car. They wanted four hundred more dollars. When I asked them why, they told me that their instant quote generator was broken and quoted me the wrong price. I found out by reading their reviews that this was a common occurrence for this company. They sucked me in due to the great price and then after I had already given them a deposit they wanted more money. I called around to a few other companies and then called Hawaii Auto Shipping. I talked to Joe and he gave me the rundown on the other company and set me up to have someone to pickup my car the next day. I only ended up paying one hundred more and I found a company that has ethics. I don’t know how these companies get away with this stuff, but I guess most people just give in and pay the increase. Everything went smooth after switching companies. Next time I ship my car I will go right to Hawaii Auto Shipping and I recommend you do the same.

Steve J.

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