Most Asked Questions About transport to Hawaii
Where do I auto transport my vehicle from to get it to Hawaii?
In the United States, there are only three ports to get your vehicles into Hawaii. These ports are located in Richmond, California, Long Beach, California, and Seattle Washington. If you are ready to go, please fill out our shipping quote form to receive a quote for your move.
How do I get my vehicle to one of the ocean ports to car transport to Hawaii?
You can deliver the vehicle yourself, or have one of our auto shipping pick up your vehicle in the city where the vehicle is located in.
What do I need to provide for booking to transport to Hawaii?
Name, mailing address, physical and phone numbers of the transport-the person for whom the vehicle is to be auto carriers. Name, mailing address, physical and phone numbers of the consignee- the person for whom the vehicle is carriers to. You need the following information to place a booking to Hawaii: year, make, model, license plate number, color, and VIN number.
How do I obtain a booking to car transport my vehicle?
At Northwest Vanlines all you have to do is call one of our representatives and they will assist you with your booking order. auto carriers booking is required prior to delivery of your vehicle to the port.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Cash, cahier check, money orders, visa and master cards will be accepted. No personal checks and no business checks will be accepted. Payment must be arranged prior to pick up.
What do I need to do to get my vehicle ready for Hawaii car transport?
All vehicles must have a clean exterior so that a vehicle condition report can be conducted at the load port. Cracked windshields or windows, damaged vehicles or dirty cars cannot be accepted for auto transport to Hawaii. Bring the current vehicle registration.
Can I car transport anything inside of my vehicle to Hawaii?
No, the only items acceptable for transport in your vehicle are those tools and accessories normally attached to the vehicle, or permanently installed in the dash, doors, deck, or console. A child car seat is acceptable.
How much gas should be in my vehicle when transport it?
ONLY ¼ tank of gas. If the vehicle has more than a ¼ tank of gas the port will not accept the vehicle. In some cases the port will drain the fuel for an additional charge. U.S. Coast Guard regulation 176.905 requires that fuel tanks on all motor vehicles carried on a vessel may not be more than ¼ full.
How long does it take for my vehicle to get to Hawaii?
Once loaded onto the vessel the ocean time is approximately five days. The port takes an additional 5-7 days to unload all of the containers. The vessel unloads on a first-come, first-serve basis upon arrival of your vehicle to the port after check in. Customer service at the destination port will call you when your vehicle is ready for pickup.
How long can I leave my vehicle at the port after it arrivals in Hawaii?
Once your vehicle has been off-loaded, customer service at the port of arrival will call you when your vehicle is ready for pickup. The state of Hawaii will allow five days to pick up your vehicle. After five days there is a storage charge of $35.00 per day.