Hawaii & Alaska | How To Ship A Car

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

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This can be a complicated answer depending on the specifics of your exact shipment. This information is specifically about how long it takes to ship a car to or from Hawaii only (the time your vehicle will be on the overseas voyage).

If your shipment includes transportation inland (to or from a mainland port), you’ll also want to add in the over-land transit time for that portion of the shipment.

Over-Seas Transit Times

Shipping a car between the mainland and Oahu takes approximately 10 – 12 days on the average.

Shipping a car between the mainland and Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island of Hawaii takes around 17 – 21 days on the average. Shipping a car to or from these ports takes a little bit longer because all shipments for these ports will be barged to or from Honolulu.

Time At The Origin Port

How long your car will wait at the port is dependent on the day it arrives at the port and the specific shipping route. In general, the average time your vehicle will spend at a port prior to its sail date is around 4 – 7 days. Please check with one of our Auto Shipping Experts or look up your specific port for exact cutoff times and sailing dates.

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