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What is the cheapest way to move from Canada to the U.S.?

September 26th, 2014 - 2:08 PM

Moving to the U.S. from Canada on a Budget

(Post updated 2/17/2015)

Affordable doesn’t always mean doing the work yourself. At least, not when you use U-Pack®, a “you pack, we drive” moving company. You pack and load, and U-Pack will drive your items from Canada to the U.S. – typically for a price comparable to what it would cost to rent a truck and drive yourself. See how U-Pack can make your upcoming move to the U.S. easy and affordable.

Click here to get a free moving quote from U-Pack to see the cost of your move.

Low-cost ways to move from Canada to the US.

For starters, what is U-Pack? Is it a Canadian moving company?

U-Pack is a self-moving company that serves all 50 U.S. states (including Alaska and Hawaii), and moves to and from Canada and Puerto Rico. While we’re based in the U.S. we have service centers across Canada, so we’re very familiar with the requirements of moving to and from Canada.

Note: U-Pack doesn’t service intra-Canada moves.

How does a U-Pack Canada to U.S. move work?

A typical move from Canada to the U.S. works like this:

  • U-Pack brings a moving trailer or moving container to your home, or you can load at the local service center.
  • You pack load your belongings.
  • U-Pack picks up the equipment and takes it across the border to your new U.S. home, or you can unload at the local service center.
  • You unload your belongings.

It’s that easy! And not only will U-Pack drive your items, but we’ll clear your items at the border, too. That means you don’t have to meet us at the border. Your only responsibility for crossing the border is to make sure you have the necessary paperwork filled out correctly.

U-Pack offers a helpful guide on moving from Canada to the U.S. that includes the Form 3299 download link, instructions for filling out the form, and more requirements and tips.

What makes U-Pack a cheap way to move from Canada?

So, it’s easy to move with U-Pack, and the prices are affordable, but what makes it so affordable? Here are a few things that contribute to low moving costs:

  • Flexible pricing. U-Pack is able to offer affordable moves from Canada because you’re charged based on how much space you use, not the weight of your shipment or the size of the moving equipment. You use the space you need and pay only for the space you use – putting you in control of your cost. If you get rid of stuff you don’t need and pack efficiently, you can save with U-Pack.

    Want to know how much space you’ll use? Try our Room by Room Estimator tool.
  • No extra fees. Other moving companies tack on fees after your move, which can change the price. With U-Pack, you know your costs up-front. We don’t add on fees for fuel, taxes, liability coverage, or the driver – it’s all included in your moving quote. The only additional cost you’ll encounter with a U-Pack move from Canada to the U.S. is a customs administration fee, which is currently $24.40.
  • Efficient transportation. Thanks to the efficiency of our primary transportation provider, ABF Freight℠, we’re able to get your belongings to your new home faster. Less time on the road means lower cost.

How much will my move from Canada to the U.S. cost?

U-Pack is a great way to move within your budget. We help you save money with flexible pricing, no extra fees, and efficient transportation. To find out for yourself if U-Pack is the cheapest way to move to the U.S. from Canada, get a free moving quote online! Just enter where in Canada you’re moving from, where in the U.S. you’re moving to, how much you’re moving, and when you plan to move to see your price. You can also call U-Pack at 800-413-4799 to get a quote.

If you have questions about your move from Canada, leave a comment below and we’ll be happy to answer. We’re here to help.

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