Timing your cross country move
Moving is no easy task, and if you’re like most people planning a cross country move, the sooner it’s done, the better. That’s why it’s important to find a moving company that strives to get your belongings from point A to point B as quickly and safely as possible. If you’re want to move across the country in a reasonable amount of time, U-Pack® just might be the moving company for you.
How many days does it take to move cross country with U-Pack?
U-Pack averages cross country transit times of 2-5 business days. That’s super-fast for the moving industry, especially when compared to traditional moving companies.
Full-service movers can take anywhere from 10-20 business days. Translation? More than two weeks. For most that’s far from ideal.
And what about truck rental? When you make a cross country move in a rental truck, the amount of time it takes to move is up to you. However, your price typically includes a set number of days and miles to complete your move. Go over those days or miles and you’ll incur extra fees—making an already stressful situation even more stressful. Also think about this: You’ll be traveling across America the beautiful, so there will be plenty of sights to see. If you’re bound to driving a rental truck, you may be too focused on making it to your destination in time to enjoy the sights along the way.
U-Pack is the perfect solution for a speedy move. Because we do the driving, you’re free to get to your new home however you like! While we transport your belongings across the country, you can sight-see from the open road in your personal vehicle or take a flight and enjoy the open skies. Much better.
How much does U-Pack cost and how long will it take to move?
Typically, when you’re moving long distance, U-Pack prices are comparable to truck rental. That makes it possible to stay within your budget without driving a rental. And in almost every case, U-Pack is cheaper than full-service. You can get a free moving quote here to check your price. Or, give us a call at 800-413-4799, and we’ll be happy to give you a quote over the phone.
When you get your U-Pack quote, you’ll notice an estimated transit time for your move. Here are some example estimated times to give you an idea of what to expect for your move:
- Brooklyn to Tampa (1,131 miles) – 4 business days
- Seattle to Atlanta (2,634 miles) – 5 business days
- Denver to Kansas City (601 miles) – 2 business days
- Charlotte to Albuquerque (1,623 miles) – 3 business days
- Portland to San Diego (1,257 miles) – 3 business days
The word “estimated” that you see alongside the transit time on your quote simply means that the exact day your equipment is to be delivered to your destination isn’t guaranteed. You could relate it to selecting “Standard Post” when mailing something through the USPS. It costs less, and you know it will arrive in a reasonable amount of time, but the exact day it arrives isn’t guaranteed. Similar to mailing something “Priority Mail Express,” U-Pack offers U-Pack Guaranteed as a way to ensure your shipment will arrive on the exact day you need it. You can also expedite the transit time to get it there even faster. While adding U-Pack Guaranteed costs a little more, for some it’s just the thing that’s needed for a perfect move.
U-Pack Guaranteed is backed by a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If the shipment fails to be delivered on the agreed upon day, you’ll be eligible for a refund of up to 100% of the transportation charges. When you call, just let a moving representative know you’re interested in a Guaranteed move.
Want to move cross country fast? Go U-Pack!
Compared to full-service movers, U-Pack almost always wins the cross country delivery time race—giving you more time getting to know your new town and less time waiting for your things to arrive.
Get a free moving quote online or by phone at 800-413-4799. We’ll tell you how long to expect for your cross country move. Have questions about the transit time for your move? Let us know—we’re happy to help!