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How much does it cost to move to Alaska?

Posted By:
Christina Google+
3:28 PM

I recently read a post by a man who wanted to know the cost to move to Alaska, but didn’t want to spend the time comparing moving companies for the best price. Thanks to the convenience of the internet today, you can quickly get moving quotes online from different Alaska moving companies. Get started with a free moving quote from U-Pack. Within 24 hours, it will tell you the cost of your move to Alaska.

The best part about U-Pack is that you don’t have to drive, or pay out of pocket for fuel because it’s included in your quote! Compare your U-Pack quote to other moving options.

Let’s take a look at how much it will cost to move to Alaska with different Alaska moving companies using these moving specifics, then with U-Pack®, the “you pack, they drive” moving service:

  • Moving from Denver, CO to Anchorage, AK (3,215 miles)
  • Moving 1 bedroom/studio apartment
  • Delivering moving equipment on an off-peak moving day (Tues., November 20, 2012)

Note: Keep in mind that prices with both companies can fluctuate based on when, how much and where you’re moving, but this is an excellent example of how you can save with U-Pack.

Truck Rental. U-Haul® rates include 11 days of use and 3,974 miles. Using a 10 ft. truck and towing your 2010 Toyota Camry (FWD) is $2,542 subtotal. Then, add on U-Haul® Safemove® damage protection for $195, and in trailer rental coverage for $130. The total is $2,872. But don’t forget that you pay for the fuel. A 10 ft. U-Haul® rental truck gets 10 MPG loaded and has a 31 gal. tank. This means that you’ll fill up every 310 miles. You’re looking at 10 fill ups at for the entire trip, which is about $1,085 for fuel alone. That means your final rental truck cost will be almost $4,000 and you have to do the driving!

Full-Service. Because full-service requires an in-home estimate of the weight of your belongings, it’s hard to say what the cost will be for the example move. As you can imagine, though, the cost will be much higher than a rental truck because you don’t do any of the packing, loading, or unloading, or any of the driving.

U-Pack is a “you pack, they drive” moving service that can move you affordably to Alaska. U-Pack offers three types of Alaska moving equipment: the 28 ft. moving trailer, the ReloCube®, or a 40 ft. ocean container. In this example, you would either use a moving trailer or ReloCube because you only pay for the space you use in the trailer or number of Cubes you actually use (reserve as many as you need). U-Pack customers love the flexibility. With an ocean container, you pay for the entire container regardless of how much space you use.

  • The cost to move in a moving trailer using 5 ft. of space is $3,000. (Door-to-door delivery).
  • The cost to move in a ReloCube® is around $3,500 (unload at ABF Service Center in Anchorage).

If you are actually moving from Denver to Anchorage, a ReloCube might be a better option for you since space is at a premium in the Denver area. ReloCubes can fit into a single parking space.

As you can see, both U-Pack prices in the example are less than truck rental, and you don’t have to drive! If you like the idea of full-service, you can add moving help to one of both ends of your U-Pack move and it almost always is less than full-service. Just tell a U-Pack moving specialist your Alaska zip code so they can determine if moving help is available in your area!

Like I mentioned above, get a free moving quote from U-Pack and start comparing your Alaska moving options. It’s likely you’ll find the cost to move to Alaska is most affordable with U-Pack.

If you have a question about the cost of your move to Alaska, leave a comment or call 800-413-4799 to speak to a U-Pack moving specialist. 

Category: Alaska Moves