Unless Apple’s come out with some new type of car that can literally drive you to Hawaii, there’s no way you can drive to Hawaii from the mainland United States because it’s an island (as you undoubtedly know). And as an island, not only can you not drive there, but literally no one can (again, unless they’re driving Apple’s new amphibious iPad or whatever), and this goes double for auto transport carriers who transport vehicles via overland transport. That means that the only way you can transport your vehicle to the youngest state in the Union is to hire someone like us who can arrange the rather complicated shipping process with everyone that’s involved.
SHIPPING CAR TO HAWAII
When you’re shipping your car to Hawaii you want to book with us – there are a lot of different brokers out there that you could potentially book with, but you don’t want to book with them because we’re a lot better than they are (but you probably already guessed that). Since Hawaii doesn’t border any states (unless the Pacific Ocean is now a U.S. state) there’s no way carriers within the U.S. can get to it, which means that it’s going to have to be shipped on a roll-on/roll-off cargo ship and sailed down there.
COST OF TRANSPORTING CAR TO HAWAII
Transporting a car to Hawaii isn’t as expensive as transporting to Alaska (probably because the ocean’s more calm down south, and the weather’s a lot more tropical), but it can take about as long. When you book your shipment with a transport company you’ll find that it’s going to take anywhere from one to seven days to actually find a carrier to pick your car up, and once it is picked up it can take anywhere from two days to two weeks to get your car to the port in Long Beach. Once it gets to the port, it’s going to have to wait up to a week before there’s another cargo ship ready to transport it down to Hawaii, which can take a week or so by itself. So, all told you’re looking at anywhere from 2-3 weeks from initial pickup to final delivery – be sure that you’re prepared to handle being without a vehicle for that length of time.
Regardless of where you are transporting your vehicle to or from, however, we here at Mercury Auto Transport are here to help. Simply fill out our free online auto transport quote request form and you’ll receive a customized auto transport quote in your e-mail within the next hour. You can also call our toll-free telephone number at 800-553-1828 to speak to one of our live auto transport representatives who can answer your questions and help you on the path to a great auto transport experience, no matter where you are shipping from or to. So what are you waiting for? Call us or fill out our free online auto transport quote request form and get your car shipment started today with Mercury Auto Transport. Check out Hawaii’s official website here.
HOW LONG TO SHIP A CAR TO HAWAII?
When you’re looking for Hawaii auto shipping services it’s important to understand why transporting a vehicle to or from the island state can be so expensive. Not only that, but it can take upwards of two or three weeks to get your vehicle from its location on the mainland down to Hawaii, and knowing why and what sort of timetables you’re looking at will help you better plan for when you transport your vehicle, both in preparing for being without your car for a specific length of time as well as how much you’re going to be looking at in terms of total cost for auto transport.
To start, let’s take a look at exactly how we here at Mercury Auto Transport get your car to Hawaii. When you book your shipment with us the first thing we’ll do is start searching for a carrier near your pickup location to pick your vehicle up and transport it to the port, most likely in Long Beach, California (though there are ports in San Diego, San Francisco, and several other coastal cities, Long Beach typically sees the most traffic to and from Hawaii). You can save a bit of money on this portion by driving your vehicle to the port yourself, though unless you’re somewhat close to Long Beach chances are it’s too far to drive, so hiring an auto transport carrier is usually the best way to go about it. Once your vehicle is delivered to the port in Long Beach, the port shipper will take it and load it onto one of their roll-on/roll-off cargo ships, which will then transport your vehicle to the port in Honolulu.
Generally, unless your representative tells you otherwise, we’ll take the entire payment for the shipment up front as opposed to doing a cash-on-delivery order like with most continental auto transport orders. This is because we have to pay several different shipping companies for their services in getting your vehicle to Hawaii – since no one at the port will pay the truck, we have to, and we also have to pay the port shipping company for transporting your vehicle to Hawaii. We can get our customers great deals by booking their Hawaii auto shipping services with us.
If you’re searching for free quotes for Hawaii auto shipping services, we here at Mercury Auto Transport can help you out. You can fill out our free online quote request form and have one of our friendly representatives call you and e-mail with a quote over the next hour or so, or you can skip that and call us directly at 800-553-1828 to speak to one of our reps who can give you a quote right over the phone as well as help answer any questions about overseas shipping or transport to Hawaii that you may have.
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