Transport time was about three weeks, so we sent one car early in order that it would be in Hilo when we arrived there permanently. The nearest drop-off point to us was Hayward, California near Oakland. Pasha Hawaii has pick up points all along the western coast. If you are inland you may need an auto transporter firm to get your car port side.
We kept our second car as long as possible, but since the shipping date was Tuesday and we were leaving the following Monday, we needed to rent a car for that one last six-day period.We also needed to arrange a rental car at the Kona airport for the two hour drive to Hilo. Kona had the only non-stop flights from the Bay Area, otherwise transferring in Honolulu to change planes for Hilo is seamless, but with two animals traveling in freight we wanted the trip to be as short as possible.