In spite of it being almost 2,500 miles off the coast of California, it’s not as expensive as you might think to ship a bike to Honolulu, the capital city of Hawaii. The relative affordability is due in large part to the rise of popular bicycle shipping services who cater to avid cyclists and triathletes.
In this article, we’ll do a simple comparison between airlines and shipping services so you can choose which method of shipping a bike to Hawaii is best for you.
Overnight Bikes offers preferred price, flat-rate shipping. The service has become a favorite among triathletes and pro cyclists. Members pay a fee to join and receive flat-rate shipping with FedEx Priority Overnight® service. Overnight Bikes ships anywhere in the U.S., including Hawaii.
If you own a bike travel bag or hard case, Overnight Bikes has a bike case directory that includes over 25 cases that are pre-approved for their flat-rate bike shipping program.
BikeFlights offers preferred price UPS service. Rates vary based on your package size, weight, travel distance and delivery type.
If you’ve ever lugged a bike through an airport you know how much of a hassle it can be. Not only is it physically demanding, but the risk of bike damage caused by TSA bag checks is constantly on your mind. Airport security personnel are not trained to repack your bike with the same care you took to pack it before you checked it at the counter.
Because of this, there’s peace of mind that comes with shipping your bike compared to flying with it.
Checked Bicycle Baggage Fees
Most airlines charge additional fees to bring a bicycle on board. Fees vary widely based on weight, but generally range from about $250-$350 for a bike travel bag or case weighing between 50-75 pounds.
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