Ship Car from Hawaii to California

Safely Ship a Car from Hawaii to California

Looking to ship your car from Hawaii to California? This can be a frustrating process to say the least, especially when you think that you can take care of the booking, paperwork, and processing yourself. Why not save yourself time and money by contacting American Auto Transport and letting us arrange things for you? We have a streamlined process for transporting cars and trucks between Hawaii and California and a very long list of satisfied clients. That’s why you need a company like American Auto Transport to do your Hawaii to California auto transport. Contact us today for an INSTANT Quote.

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Banyon Mckart
Banyon Mckart
Excellent service, reasonable cost, Paul at American Auto Transport was very helpful and provided me with all the information I needed. informed me on everything. eager to conduct business once more.
Vinnie Lawson
Vinnie Lawson
Finding the ideal day and time for my car to be picked up required a lot of cooperation from everyone. My automobile arrived on the day and in the condition I had been assured from the beginning. I heartily endorse them!
Rita McLaughlin
Rita McLaughlin
Paul did a great job of juggling my shifting schedule and keeping me informed of any delays brought on by bad weather or the Christmas season.
Britney Smith
Britney Smith
Victor was very amazing during this process. Finding someone trustworthy enough to move my car was incredibly hard, but Victor proved to be the guy that day and delivered (he kept his word) it to me within a day. Considering how many other transportation firms had contacted me, this was THE ONE! I appreciate your help and honesty so much. Victor Without a doubt, I'll keep you in mind for any upcoming plans!
Edgar Reyes
Edgar Reyes
I was quite anxious as this was my first time shipping a vehicle. I was able to stay informed throughout the process because to Nick's pleasant demeanor and availability. Additionally, to have someone to work with throughout the New Year's holiday.
Samantha Orchard
Samantha Orchard
Paul was fantastic and really responsive right away! He assisted me in my search for a dependable and speedy business to transfer my automobile from Los Angeles to Orlando. I couldn't be happier with this purchase!
Bernard Gerson
Bernard Gerson
Nick came through again. He had the best quote and best service. This is my 3rd car going from FL to Nashville. No games, quick dependable service. It's nice to get a good deal and good service when your moving.
Kaddouri Somia
Kaddouri Somia
Within a two-week period, I received two automobiles. I liked both of them. I appreciated Nick's efforts to keep me informed on the shipment of my car as well. Both of the drivers were kind.
Sara Bouhssine
Sara Bouhssine
During the trucker strike, Danielle was really helpful in having my automobile sent across the nation. Once he came, the driver was really helpful and informative.
Alysse Blight
Alysse Blight
Quick with a quote, Danielle. 36 hours after they picked up the automobile in St. Louis, they transported it to California two days later. No unforeseen costs or issues. I'd use them once more.

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We offer two easily accessible ports in California – the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Oakland – and four in Hawaii – the Ports of Honolulu, Nawiliwili, Kahului, and Hilo – with all vehicles passing through Honolulu on their way to or from the outer islands. And because we ship exclusively with Matson, we are able to secure exclusive, lower rates than the general public. So take a minute to learn about shipping a car from Hawaii to California with American Auto Transport.

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Vehicle Preparation

American Auto Transport also will pick-up your vehicle and transport it to and from the selected port(s), eliminating the need for you to have to struggle with such logistics. Prior to pick-up, you will need to ensure that the car or truck:

  • Is thoroughly cleaned
  • Has intact – no cracks or breaks – windshield and windows
  • Is in fully operable condition
  • Has a fully functional emergency brake
  • Has less than 1/4 of a tank of gas

Absolutely no personal items are allowed to remain within the vehicle; the only items that can remain are the Owner’s Manual, a tire jack, and the spare tire. Subwoofers are allowed if they are bolted to the vehicle and the same applies to a roof rack. Car seats for infants and children may remain in the car or truck during transport, but they must be properly secured within the vehicle. You must also remove fire extinguishers and propane tanks.

Matson Reservation Information

To ship a car from Hawaii to California, we will need the following information in order to secure a reservation through Matson, at our exclusive, discounted shipping rates:

  • Vehicle Year, Make, Model, and Color
  • Vehicle Identification Number / VIN
  • License Plate Number
  • The Name and Contact Number(s) of Owner and Person who will be dropping off the vehicle at the port
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Port Paperwork Requirements

Leaving the Mainland

The following documents are required when dropping off a vehicle to be shipped from the mainland to Hawaii:

  • The Matson Shipping / Booking Number
  • Government-Issued Photo Identification
  • Document showing the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of car or truck being shipped, such as the Title, Registration, or Insurance Card

Note that the person delivering the vehicle to the Port MUST BE listed on the Matson Booking Number. Also, if the person dropping off the vehicle is not the legal owner of the vehicle, they must provide a notarized letter from the owner / person who is on the vehicle’s title, to Matson, stating that they have permission to drop off the vehicle for shipping.

Leaving Hawaii

The following documents are required when dropping off a vehicle to be shipped from Hawaii to the mainland:

  • The Matson Shipping / Booking Number
  • Government-Issued Photo Identification
  • Lien Letter from the Bank or Title
  • Current Registration Form (regardless of issuing state)

The person dropping the vehicle off at the Port MUST BE listed on the Matson Booking Number. Additionally, if the person who is dropping off the vehicle at the Port is not the person whose name is on the vehicle’s title, then the registered owner must provide a notarized letter, written to Matson, giving permission for the vehicle to be dropped off at the Port. And, it is important that anyone who has an interest in the vehicle – the driver, owner, or the bank who owns the lien on the truck or car – must give their written authority to ship the vehicle from Hawaii to the mainland.

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Ports & Shipping Information

From the Mainland

  • Shipping from the Port of Long Beach: Ship leaves every Saturday
  • Shipping from the Port of Oakland: Ship leaves every Thursday
  • The time of transit from the mainland to Hawaii is usually between 10 and 12 days
  • Once the vehicle has arrived in Hawaii, at the destination port, an American Auto Transport representative will pick-up and deliver the vehicle to the agreed upon location.

From Hawaii

  • All vehicles being shipped from Hawaii to the mainland are transported by barge from the outer islands to the Port of Honolulu
  • Shipping from the Port of Honolulu to the Port of Long Beach: Ship leaves every Saturday
  • Shipping from the Port of Honolulu to the Port of Oakland: Ship leaves every Thursday
  • The time of transit from Hawaii to the mainland is usually between 17 and 21 days
  • Matson will notify American Auto Transport once the vehicle has arrived at the mainland; American Auto Transport will then arrange to have the vehicle picked-up and transported to Texas.

Here at American Auto Transport, we have shipped cars from Hawaii to California thousands of times; our service is timely, affordable, and insured. Offering free quotes with absolutely no obligation, American Auto Transport is your best choice when shipping a car from Hawaii to California. Go ahead – contact us today at (866) 327-7863 for more information on Hawaii to California auto transport.

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