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How Long Does It Take a Cargo Ship to Go from California to Hawaii?

It can take as little as five days for a cargo ship to transit from the ports of Los Angeles or Long Beach to Honolulu Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii. Cargo ships bound for Hawaii’s neighbor islands—Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island—take approximately two to four additional days. That’s 7-9 days in total to transit from California to Hawaii. The chart below sums it all up: Cargo Ship Transit Times from California to Hawaii (Westbound) Transit Time from California by Destination Port  Honolulu Harbor, Oahu > 5 Days Kahului Harbor, Maui > 7 Days Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauai > 7 Days Kawaihae Harbor, Big Island (Kona) > […]

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