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How Do I Move To Hawaii From the Mainland?

August 7th, 2013 - 3:59 PM

Tips from the Hawaii Moving specialists

Well, you can’t drive a rental truck to Hawaii (a little something called the Pacific Ocean is in the way). That leaves two other options: “you pack, we drive” companies like U-Pack®, and full-service movers. Both take care of the transportation, but they definitely vary in other ways –specifically price. Let’s take a look at how you can move to Hawaii, stay within your budget, and get your belongings there fast – with U-Pack Moving.

How U-Pack Moves You to Hawaii

I'll start by saying that if you need to move to Hawaii quickly, U-Pack is the way to go! While full-service movers can take several weeks (sometimes months) for delivery, once your U-Pack shipment arrives at the port in California, it typically takes 7-10 days to deliver to Hawaii (shipments moving to Hawaii ship out of California twice a week). That’s fast! Your U-Pack moving quote will show you the estimated transit time for your specific move.

 Now, let’s talk about how U-Pack gets your belongings there.

U-Pack offers two options for moving to Hawaii: You can move in a ReloCube(s) or a 40-foot ocean container.

The ReloCube is a great option for smaller moves. One Cube typically holds the contents of a studio apartment. And a great perk is that you can reserve as many as you think you’ll need, but pay only for what you actually use. Customers love the flexibility.

If you’re moving to Oahu or the Big Island, we can deliver the Cube(s) right to your door. But if you want to reduce the cost of your move, or if you’re moving to an island other than Oahu or the Big Island, you can do a “terminal unload” and unload your belongings at a service center in Oahu, the Big Island, Maui, or Kauai. You’ll see a significant savings with this option! 

The Ocean Container is a great option for larger moves; one 20 ft. container typically holds the contents of a 3-bedroom home. Using the ocean container, U-Pack can provide door-to-door delivery to any island. And like the ReloCube, pricing for an ocean container is based per container rather than weight or space.

What if I need someone to Load and/or Unload?
Yes, our specialty (and how you save so much) is the driving, but we know that sometimes it’s impossible to do all the loading and unload. U-Pack now offers access to a nationwide network of pre-qualified moving labor to help on either end of your move (and it includes Hawaii!). When you compare the cost to full-service movers, you’ll normally find that it’s a much more affordable alternative. 

Now that I know how to move to Hawaii, how much does it cost?

You can get a free, no-obligation quote by phone at 800-413-4799 or online. If you request a quote online, it will be reviewed by a Hawaii specialist and emailed to you within 24 hours.

If you’re still wondering “How do I move to Hawaii?” we’ll be happy to help! Leave a comment below or use our Ask the Experts tool.

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