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How much does long distance moving cost?

February 4th, 2013 - 2:03 PM

If you’re wondering “How much does long-distance moving cost?” you can easily get overwhelmed by all the moving options you find online. There are options where you do it all yourself, and others where you don’t do anything at all. Then, there are those that split the work with you (you pack, they drive), like U-Pack Moving®. Because each and every long-distance move is unique, your long-distance moving costs will be different from everyone else’s. So how much does long-distance moving cost for your specific move? Let’s figure it out together!

The first step is to get long-distance moving quotes. Just click to get your first moving quote from U-Pack. Most long-distance moving services will charge you based on how much you’re moving, when you’re moving, and where you’re moving from and to, so make sure you have the information ready to go when you go online to get quotes.

The next step is to take those quotes you’ve gathered and compare what you get for your money. Full-service will be the most expensive simply because they do the packing, loading, unloading and transportation for you. Even if full-service falls within your moving budget, your belongings could be transferred and/or co-mingled with other household’s goods on the way to your new home. Truck rental may appear like the cheapest way to move long distance, but once you add on the extra costs of fuel, sales tax, road tolls, and damage protection, it won’t appear that way anymore, plus you have to do the driving! And who wants to do that?

The last step is to consider U-Pack, the ‘you pack, they drive’ long-distance moving service with rates comparable to truck rental, but you don’t have to drive (U-Pack doesn’t co-mingle your belongings, either).

U-Pack keeps long-distance moving rates affordable by including the fuel, sales tax, road tolls, and liability coverage into every U-Pack quote. U-Pack also averages long distance transit times of 2-5 business days, so your belongings arrive sooner rather than later.

Here’s how a long-distance move with U-Pack would work: 

  • moving trailer or ReloCube® is delivered to your home.
  • You load within three business days.
  • We drive your belongings long distance to your new home.
  • You unload.
  • We pick up the empty equipment.

If you like the idea of full-service, you can add loading or unloading help to either end of your move, and the price is still sometimes lower than traditional full-service movers.

Go U-Pack, the best long-distance moving service!

Get a free moving quote from U-Pack to see your specific long-distance moving cost. With fast transit times, no driving required, and no paying out of pocket for fuel, U-Pack is certainly the best way to move long distance affordably and efficiently. We drive. You save. ®

Have questions about your specific long-distance moving cost? Ask away by commenting below! I’ll be sure to respond. Or, call a helpful U-Pack moving specialist at 800-413-4799.