The Best Movers in Washington DC 2023

Company Quote Rating
Zip Moving And Storage, Inc. Get A Quote      
4.9 overall rating
Olympia Moving & Storage Get A Quote      
3.96 overall rating
College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving Get A Quote      
3.72 overall rating
Two Men and a Truck Get A Quote      
3.72 overall rating

Over the past 10 years, we’ve developed a rigorous review process to identify the absolute best moving companies. We look at:

Customer satisfaction (40%): The company consistently delivers services in a timely matter with good communication and within the estimated cost.

Dispute resolution (20%): Mistakes cannot be avoided in the moving industry. We look for companies that own their mistakes and make genuine efforts to fix any issues that arise during a move.

Industry reputation (15%): The company is well regarded within the moving industry and participates in industry conferences and organizations.

Online reputation (15%): The company maintains a professional website with accurate information. The company promptly and professionally responds to online customer inquiries.

Service options (10%): We look for companies with a deep breadth of services including full packing, storage, specialty item handling, expedited delivery, and more.

Licensed
Insured

Bellhop

moveBuddha Score 4.34      

DOT #:  2878240

1 Thomas Circle NW #700,
Washington D.C, DC 20005,
Visit Website (202) 849-7720

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

Zip Moving And Storage, Inc.

moveBuddha Score 4.9      

Pricing:  $125/hr

Years in Business:  7

DOT #:  3306591

8705 Grovemont Cir,
Gaithersburg, MD 20877,
Visit Website (855) 947-6543

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage
  • Fragile-only packing

Additional Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • Deposit Required
  • DOT #: 3306591
  • State license #: 2586700
Licensed
Insured

Olympia Moving & Storage

moveBuddha Score 3.96      

DOT #:  70719

4814 Frolich Ln,
Hyattsville, MD 20781,
Visit Website (703) 566-4391

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Grandfather clocks
  • Crating
  • Crane vans
  • Shipment tracking
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage
  • Safes

Additional Information

  • Pay by credit card
  • Deposit Required
  • DOT #: 70719
  • State license #: 70719
  • DOD certified
Licensed
Insured

College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving

moveBuddha Score 3.72      

DOT #:  2378173

603 Southlawn Ln,
Rockville, MD 20850,
Visit Website (202) 499-6300

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Storage

Additional Information

Local Associations

Licensed
Insured

Two Men and a Truck

moveBuddha Score 3.72      

DOT #:  1209512

9050 Red Branch Rd,
Columbia, MD 21045,
Visit Website (877) 720-0411

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Pianos
  • Grandfather clocks
  • Storage

Additional Information

Local Associations

Licensed
Insured

Moyer & Sons Moving And Storage Inc.

moveBuddha Score 3.72      

DOT #:  222787

13050 Shawnee Lane,
Clarksburg, MD 20871,
Visit Website (301) 869-3896

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Shipment tracking
  • Storage

Additional Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • DOT #: 222787
  • State license #: 222787
  • DOD certified

Local Associations

Licensed
Insured

JK Moving

moveBuddha Score 3.72      

DOT #:  1065394

7561 Lindbergh Dr,
Gaithersburg, MD 20879,
Visit Website (571) 888-3108

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Art
  • Crating
  • Shipment tracking
  • Storage
  • Fragile-only packing

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving

moveBuddha Score 3.72      

DOT #:  2378173

3431 Carlin Springs Road Suite B,
Falls Church, VA 22041,
Visit Website (703) 831-6409

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Storage

Additional Information

Local Associations

Licensed
Insured

495 Movers, Inc

moveBuddha Score 3.72      

DOT #:  1893270

640 Lofstrand Ln,
Rockville, MD 20850,
Visit Website (855) 243-1717

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Shipment tracking
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage
  • Fragile-only packing

Additional Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • DOT #: 1893270
  • State license #: 1893270
  • DOD certified
Licensed
Insured

Von Paris Moving & Storage

moveBuddha Score 3.72      

DOT #:  070851

8691 Larkin Road,
Savage, MD 20763,
Visit Website (410) 826-4824

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Grandfather clocks
  • Crating
  • Shipment tracking
  • Storage
  • Fragile-only packing

Additional Information

Local Associations

Licensed
Insured

Bookstore Movers, LLC

moveBuddha Score 3.72      

DOT #:  2005212

5200 46th Ave,
Hyattsville, MD 20781,
Visit Website (202) 570-4697

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Grandfather clocks
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

Gentle Giant Moving Company

moveBuddha Score 3.72      

DOT #:  373544

5782 2nd Street NE,
Washington, DC 20011,
Visit Website (202) 758-0213

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Crane vans
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

Treasure Moving Company

moveBuddha Score 3.66      

DOT #:  2431129

12140-A Parklawn Dr,
Rockville, MD 20852,
Visit Website (855) 715-6683

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage
  • Safes

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

Blake & Sons Moving & Storage,Inc.

moveBuddha Score 3.66      

DOT #:  1031132

14225 Comus Rd,
Clarksburg, MD 20871,
Visit Website (301) 610-5310

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Grandfather clocks
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

Suburban Solutions Moving & Transport

moveBuddha Score 3.66      

DOT #:  2105554

3000 Oak Drive,
Kensington, MD 20895,
Visit Website (301) 928-8669

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Grandfather clocks
  • Crating
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage
  • Fragile-only packing
  • Safes

Additional Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • DOT #: 2105554
  • State license #: 2105554
Licensed
Insured

Beltway Movers Inc.

moveBuddha Score 3.66      

DOT #:  293928

14819 Southlawn Ln,
Rockville, MD 20850,
Visit Website (866) 551-2497

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • DOT #: 293928
  • State license #: 293928
Licensed
Insured

Town & Country Movers Inc.

moveBuddha Score 3.66      

DOT #:  418499

7650 Rickenbacker Dr,
Gaithersburg, MD 20879,
Visit Website (800) 683-6683

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Shipment tracking
  • Storage

Additional Information

  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • DOT #: 418499
  • State license #: 418499
  • DOD certified

Local Associations

Licensed
Insured

Helix Transfer & Storage

moveBuddha Score 3.62      

DOT #:  2358272

8425 Helgerman Ct,
Gaithersburg, MD 20877,
Visit Website (301) 637-3003

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • DOT #: 2358272
  • State license #: 2358272
Licensed
Insured

Bargain Movers

moveBuddha Score 3.62      

DOT #:  1866228

7579 Rickenbacker Dr,
Gaithersburg , MD 20879,
Visit Website (301) 685-6789

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage
  • Fragile-only packing

Additional Information

Local Associations

Licensed
Insured

Artisan Movers

moveBuddha Score 3.62      

DOT #:  2957382

6219 Executive Blvd,
Rockville, MD 20852,
Visit Website (240) 570-8593

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage
  • Safes

Additional Information

Local Associations

Licensed
Insured

Tristate Moving and Storage

moveBuddha Score 3.62      

DOT #:  1606422

375 Derwood Cir,
Rockville, MD 20850,
Visit Website (202) 518-6683

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • DOT #: 1606422
  • State license #: 1606422
  • DOD certified
Licensed
Insured

NoVa Express Movers, LLC

moveBuddha Score 3.62      

DOT #:  2279652

3137 Draper Dr,
Fairfax, VA 22031,
Visit Website (855) 707-8787

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

BR Movers

moveBuddha Score 3.58      

DOT #:  1409224

5644 3rd Street NE,
Washington, DC 20011,
Visit Website (866) 693-7430

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

Great Nation Moving

moveBuddha Score 3.58      

DOT #:  1775695

15914 Indianola Dr,
Rockville, MD 20855,
Visit Website (800) 403-7552

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • DOT #: 1775695
  • State license #: 1775695
Licensed
Insured

Straightline Movers Inc.

moveBuddha Score 3.58      

DOT #:  3183719

1356 Okie St NE,
Washington, DC 20002,
Visit Website (888) 536-4212

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

In and Out Movers

moveBuddha Score 3.58      

DOT #:  1207006

563 Southlawn Ln,
Rockville, MD 20850,
Visit Website (866) 994-5527

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

Mic's Moving Company

moveBuddha Score 3.58      

DOT #:  2474176

1250 9th st. nw,
Washington, DC 20001,
Visit Website (301) 257-0111

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Antiques
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

Sebastian Moving

moveBuddha Score 3.52      

DOT #:  3271929

7386 Sweet Clover,
Columbia, MD 21045,
Visit Website (215) 908-7996

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Crating
  • Storage
  • Safes

Additional Information

Licensed
Insured

Best Movers Service LLC

moveBuddha Score 3.52      

Pricing:  $470/hr

DOT #:  2920001

1629 K St NW suite 300,
Washington, DC 20006,
Visit Website (202) 805-3646

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Crating
  • Fragile-only packing

Additional Information

  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • Deposit Required
  • DOT #: 2920001
  • State license #: 2920001
Licensed
Insured

Ally Moving, LLC

moveBuddha Score 3.52      

DOT #:  2845439

1220 19th St NE,
Washington, DC 20002,
Visit Website (202) 527-5239

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Art
  • Crating
  • Storage

Additional Information

Average moving company cost in Washington DC

The pricing table below shows ballpark costs for local moves within the Washington DC area and its surrounding suburbs. Or check out our post on the cost to move in Washington DC for more pricing info.

Keep in mind the price ranges listed are only averages. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the specific requirements of your move.

You can also check out our moving cost calculator for more accurate moving cost estimates.

Home Size Avg. Total Cost Cost/hour # of Movers # Hours
Studio $298 $118 2 movers 3 hours
1 Bedroom $416 $118 2 movers 4 hours
2 Bedroom $678 $166 3 movers 5 hours
3 Bedroom $1,572 $232 4 movers 8 hours
4 Bedroom $1,804 $232 4 movers 9 hours
5+ Bedroom $2,780 $325 5 movers 10 hours

Things to keep in mind for your Washington DC move

  • Parking Permits: The City charges $55 per permit for up to 88 feet of parking space (about 3-4 car lengths). If metered, it can be an additional $24-48 per meter per day.
  • State Licensing: Although a local license is not required in Maryland, make sure the moving company you’ll be hiring is registered with U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). To verify if you’re dealing with a legal and licensed mover, you may ask them their USDOT registration number.

FAQs for Washington DC movers

How do I find a reputable Washington DC mover?

There are many things you should look for in a mover to ensure they’re reputable such as:

  • A good reputation: Whether they’re a new family-owned business or a large van lines company with years of experience, a good reputation is absolutely essential.
  • Dispute resolution: If the mover has many unresolved customer complaints, steer clear. All movers will eventually have some mishaps, but it’s the handling of these moments that show the company’s true colors.
  • Experience for your move: Even a professional mover with amazing reviews for local moves may struggle to handle a cross-country move. Make sure the company has adequate experience for your particular needs.

Fortunately, the Washington DC movers on this list all pass this checklist with flying colors and have been hand selected by our experts at moveBuddha.

What is the cheapest day to hire a mover?

If you’ve asked yourself this question, congratulations. You’re asking the right questions to save money on your move. Typically, the earlier you book your move the better.
Avoiding weekends, holidays, and the summer will typically give you the best price on your move.

Shopping for the lowest quote is typically a bad idea since many companies will take your move for the lowest cost only for the price to end up doubling on the actual move day!

Do Washington DC movers offer storage?

Yes, depending on your storage needs most moving companies in Washington DC do offer both short and long-term storage units.

However, while some have their own storage facilities, others don’t, in which case they may store your items at a third-party warehouse. It’s always worth asking about storage facilities and getting quotes when screening prospective movers early on in the moving process.

Should you use your mover's storage solutions?

What is there to do in Washington DC?

Some popular attractions in Washington DC include:

  • Washington Monument
  • White House
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans and Korean War Veterans Memorials
  • National Mall
  • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Smithsonian National Zoo
  • The Pentagon
  • Library Of Congress
  • Capitol Hill
  • Smithsonian Institution Building
  • National Gallery of Art & the Sculpture Garden
  • International Spy Museum
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • National Museum of the American Indian & the Mitsitam Café
  • National Postal Museum
  • Penn Quarter
  • National Geographic Museum
  • National Archives Museum
  • National Museum of Health and Medicine
  • Hillwood Estate Museum and Garden
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens

How’s the job market in Washington DC?

Washington DC’s unemployment rate is at 7.0%. Looking for a job in “DC”? Let us help you start looking, here’s a list of the top employers from this Maryland city:

  • Department of Homeland Security
  • US Navy
  • United States Postal Service
  • United States Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • American International Health Alliance
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • American Red Cross
  • The Hoya
  • Stantec
  • Amtrak
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • NASA
  • GSA

Helpful Washington DC Resources

Route-specific guides

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