Find a long distance mover in Philadelphia, PA

Find long distance movers in Philadelphia, PA

Find long distance movers in Philadelphia, PA

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Top 10 long distance moving companies in Philadelphia, PA

Homeowners agree: these Philadelphia long distance movers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Centurion Handyman And Howling

Centurion Handyman And Howling

5.0(2)
1 hire on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Adrian P. says, "On time, kind and professional. Did job in a reasonable time period. Always made sure to be extra careful while moving fragile and antique items. I would use them again and will recommend them to my friends and neighbors." Read more
ADELPHIA MOVING

ADELPHIA MOVING

5.0Exceptional(59)
26 hires on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Lana S. says, "Adelphia Moving handled every detail of my move with care. Jim and his crew did a phenomenal job! On-time, efficient and careful. Kind and sensitive to the stresses of moving. Went above and beyond to ensure my satisfaction. Would highly recommend to anyone moving." Read more
Sharp Van Lines

Sharp Van Lines

5.0Exceptional(125)
24+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Sheldon C. says, "Moving companies have a reputation of overestimating themselves. I hired Sharp van lines for my move simply because I thought their quote was low and I could save some money. But they really delivered on the promise. Their men were very well trained. I do own some very expensive pieces of furniture and I was worried how they were going to handle them. But I was so relieved to find them taking extra care with my key pieces. I received the delivery on time and my belongings were in very good condition. I couldn’t have asked for more." Read more
Eastern Connection Movers

Eastern Connection Movers

5.0(1)
37+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Mr. R. says, "All I can say is that I would certainly use their services again as my move was done on budget and on time without any seams. " Read more
Macintosh Movers

Macintosh Movers

5.0(2)
3 hires on HomeGuide
21+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Sandra C. says, "They were on time and did all that was asked of them,the driver was especially good at putting the bed together.." Read more
Shine's Towing

Shine's Towing

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Quick Rescue & Hauling provides fast services such as lockouts,jumps, and tire changes. We come rain or shine and will never have you waiting for extended times. I enjoy the rescue, it's part of my name. Everyday I met new people hear amazing stories and I educate them on ways to prevent these accidents as I brighten up their day as well.
Eric's Moving

Eric's Moving

New on HomeGuide
31+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
We are a local, family-owned and operated moving and storage company. We have been offering honest, dependible, and quality service at a reasonable price for over 20 years. We offer local and long-distance moving options. Our estimates are free as well! We enjoy making the moving process as stress-free as possible for all of our customers. We also enjoy offering top of the line service at an affordable price for both residential and corporate moves....
NEW LEVEL EXPRESS SERVICES LLC

NEW LEVEL EXPRESS SERVICES LLC

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
We take pride in making your tasks stress free with the use of our exprerience and ability to strategize on the go. No job too difficult Helping others
Jersey Moving Pro

Jersey Moving Pro

New on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Whether it be a residential, Commercial, cross state or cross country move, we know first-hand that moving is both exciting and stressful. Our main goal is to take the stress out of the experience and let you enjoy this exciting time! We truly enjoy working with our customers and knowing that we are making this very exciting time, exciting and not stressfull.. makes it all that much more enjoyable!
Moving Pro

Moving Pro

New on HomeGuide
23+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
All of our employees are experts in their particular field. The last mover that we hired has been with us for 4 years! We don't have a high turnover rate and we prefer it that way. As a family owned business, we believe it is our responsibility to give you the best service at every turn, while staying comfortable and familiar with our customers like a family should! We will go over everything in detail, walk you through different resources and websites available to people moving so that they can protect themselves, and prepare you as best as possible for the next transition of your life! We love what we do, and we love being a part of people'

Your Long Distance Moving questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does long-distance moving cost?

Long-distance moving costs depend on the home size and the distance:

  • Moving a 1-bedroom home costs $1,500 to $5,800 for a move of 1,000 to 1,500 miles or $2,000 to $7,000 for a 2,500-mile move.
  • Moving a 2- or 3-bedroom home costs $3,000 to $8,000 for a move of 1,000 to 1,500 miles or $4,500 to $9,500 for a 2,500-mile move.
  • Moving a 4- or 5-bedroom home costs $5,000 to $17,500 for a move of 1,000 to 1,500 miles or $7,000 to $20,000 for a 2,500-mile move.

Other factors that impact the cost of a cross-country move include the season, moving insurance fees, optional packing and unpacking services, and whether you hire professional movers, rent a moving truck, or rent a moving container like U-Pack or PODS.

What is considered a long-distance move?

Most professional moving companies consider a long-distance move anything over 400 miles. This includes moves within the same state as well as interstate and cross-country moves.

How long do cross-country movers take?

A long-distance moving company takes 3 to 21 days to move your belongings from the first location to the destination. The time it takes to move your items across the country depends on the home size and amount of belongings, distance, weather conditions, and traffic.

The expected timeframe for a long-distance move is:

  • 3 to 10 days to move 400 to 800 miles
  • 4 to 12 days to move 800 to 1,200 miles
  • 5 to 15 days to move 1,200 to 1,700 miles
  • 6 to 20 days to move 1,700 to 2,400 miles
  • 7 to 21 days to move 2,400 to 3,300 miles

Another factor impacting the timeframe is whether the company combines your shipment with other customers' shipments, which adds extra stops for pickups and deliveries along the way. Ask the moving company if your shipment will be part of a "shared load" arrangement.

Is it cheaper to move furniture across the country or buy new furniture instead?

Moving high-quality furniture and appliances cross-country is typically cheaper than buying new items. Smaller and less-valuable items may cost less to replace than to ship or move across the country.

Keep these factors in mind when deciding if you should move your furniture across the country:

  • The item's monetary value
  • The item's current condition
  • Whether the item has sentimental value
  • Whether the item is a family heirloom
  • How long ago you purchased the item
  • Whether or not the item still fits your personal design style
  • How much it would cost to replace the item

Do you tip long-distance movers?

Tip long-distance movers $5 to $10 per hour or $40 to $80 per person per day. Your cross-country move may be handled by two separate moving crews—one crew that loads your belongings into the truck at the original location and another that unloads them at the destination. Tip each crew separately. If the driver who transports your belongings is not part of the crew that loads or unloads the truck, remember to tip them separately as well.

Reviews for Philadelphia long distance moving companies

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
Paul P.
Great service and fast pace. Great all together thank you Centurion
Centurion handyman and howling
SOPHIA D.
They were very careful and professional - just wonderful!
ADELPHIA MOVING
Carl F.
Not only were the movers from Sharp van lines were efficient and professional, they were also extremely friendly. I might have just found the perfect moving company who really shows a lot of care for my valuables. They handled my move very smoothly. The movers were so strong; they carried my heavy mattress with such ease. I really can’t praise these guys enough. Lastly, a special mention is needed for their pricing. They quoted quite low to begin with. The final bill was even lower than that. All the packing materials were provided for free. I just couldn’t believe my eyes.
Sharp Van Lines
Michael L.
Very professional, on time, and efficient.
Macintosh Movers
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