The Best Pennsylvania Moving Companies

Company Quote Rating
Moving Ahead Services Get A Quote      
4.96 overall rating
Gentle Giant Moving Company Get A Quote      
4.8 overall rating
Gardner Moving Get A Quote      
4.72 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.

Licenced
Insured

Bellhop

moveBuddha Score 4.66      

Years in Business:  11

DOT #:  2878240

230 S Broad St,
Philadelphia, PA 19102, US
Visit Website (215) 309-9775

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Storage

Additional Information

Alternative Business Names

  • Bellhop Moving Services
Licenced
Insured

Two Men and a Truck

moveBuddha Score 4.66      

Years in Business:  22

DOT #:  1209512

3555 Valley Drive,
Pittsburgh, PA 15234,
Visit Website (412) 357-2690

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Pianos
  • Grandfather clocks
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licenced
Insured

Moving Ahead Services

moveBuddha Score 4.96      

Years in Business:  15

DOT #:  1657726

1025C Mt Nebo Rd,
Pittsburgh, PA 15237,
Visit Website (412) 452-1222

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

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

Additional Information

Licenced
Insured

Gentle Giant Moving Company

moveBuddha Score 4.8      

Years in Business:  42

DOT #:  373544

1450 S Warfield Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19146,
Visit Website (267) 606-4210

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

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

Additional Information

Alternative Business Names

  • Gentle Giant Moving & Storage
Licenced
Insured

Gardner Moving

moveBuddha Score 4.72      

Years in Business:  101

DOT #:  947009

757 Millers Run Rd,
McDonald, PA 15057,
Visit Website (412) 257-4443

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

Licenced
Insured

EverSafe Moving Co.

moveBuddha Score 4.72      

Years in Business:  11

DOT #:  2261303

8701 Torresdale Ave.,
Philadelphia, PA 19136,
Visit Website (215) 821-8547

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

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

Additional Information

Licenced
Insured

South Hills Movers

moveBuddha Score 4.66      

Years in Business:  92

DOT #:  98045

3132 Industrial Blvd,
Bethel Park, PA 15102,
Visit Website (412) 835-8600

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services

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

Additional Information

Local Associations

Licenced
Insured

Don Farr Moving & Storage

moveBuddha Score 4.66      

Years in Business:  41

DOT #:  345157

1200 Lebanon Road Unit 520,
West Mifflin, PA 15122,
Visit Website (412) 469-9700

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
  • Safes

Additional Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by credit card
  • DOT #: 345157
  • State license #: 345157
  • DOD certified

Alternative Business Names

  • Exclusive Services, Inc.
Licenced
Insured

BR Moving

moveBuddha Score 4.62      

Years in Business:  12

DOT #:  2508433

1603 N Delaware Ave,
Philadelphia, PA 19125,
Visit Website (215) 620-5796

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Fragile-only packing

Additional Information

Licenced
Insured

Diversity Moving Company

moveBuddha Score 4.62      

Years in Business:  13

DOT #:  3065181

3948 Monroeville Blvd, Suite 6,
Monroeville, PA 15146,
Visit Website (412) 326-0335

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
  • Safes

Additional Information

Alternative Business Names

  • The Moving Firm
  • The Moving Firm LLC

Local Associations

Average moving company cost in Pennsylvania

The pricing table below shows ballpark costs for local moves within Pennsylvania. Or check out our post on the cost to move in Pennsylvania 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 $433 $177 2 movers 3 hours
1 Bedroom $610 $177 2 movers 4 hours
2 Bedroom $1,001 $248 3 movers 5 hours
3 Bedroom $2,342 $348 4 movers 8 hours
4 Bedroom $2,689 $348 4 movers 9 hours
5+ Bedroom $4,146 $486 5 movers 10 hours
  • A Pennsylvania mover will cost about $433 to move a studio locally.
  • If you’re moving a 1 bedroom, a moving company in Pennsylvania will charge about $610.
  • A 2 bedroom move in Pennsylvania will cost about $1,001.
  • A 3 bedroom move costs $2,342 on average in Pennsylvania.
  • To move a 4 bedroom house in Pennsylvania, you should expect to pay $2,689.
  • For a house that’s 5 bedrooms or larger, your move will cost $4,146 in Pennsylvania.

Other ways to move in Pennsylvania

Although a professional mover will offer the most convenience and expertise, a rental truck or a moving container company may be a better choice for you.

Rental truck: You may be familiar with U-Haul, these are the cheapest options but require you to handle the entire moving process yourself.
Moving containers: These are companies like PODS, more expensive than truck rentals but cheaper than professional movers. With these companies, you load the containers and they drive them to your new home.

Best Interstate Moving Companies

We’ve researched over 500 interstate moving companies, cross-referencing verified customer reviews, license data, insurance data, and federal complaint records to find you the best long distance moving companies in the industry.

Company Quote Rating Price
Best Overall Value
Get A Quote
     
4.5 overall rating
Best industry reputation
Get A Quote
     
4.5 overall rating
Best customer service
Get A Quote
     
4.45 overall rating

Considerations for moving to Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is a state with low cost of living, abundant fun and recreational activities, beautiful landscapes, ample economic opportunity, and excellent education options so it makes sense to want to move there. These are some of the things to keep in mind to help your move to the Keystone State go smoothly:

Weather: Pennsylvania experiences cold winters and humid summers. Summers are generally hot and humid. Moving toward the mountainous interior of the state, the winter climate becomes colder, the number of cloudy days increases, and snowfall amounts are greater. Tornadoes occur annually in the state, sometimes in large numbers, such as 30 recorded tornadoes in 2011; generally speaking, these tornadoes do not cause significant damage.
HOA Rules: Many neighborhoods and communities have rules about moving, have a smooth transition to your new home by checking ahead of time.
Elevator Reservation: If you’re moving to a building with an elevator, there may be things you need to know ahead of time such as using a service elevator, time restrictions, or reservations.
Parking Permits: Some cities have rules about parking large vehicles. Check with your new city ahead of time to ensure you have everything in order.
State Licensing: For decades movers In Pennsylvania were regulated by the Public Utility Commission (PUC). Each company was issued a PUC Number and was required to abide by a universal publicly published tariff that established the rates movers could charge for various services. Now, some sources claim that the PUC no longer regulates in-state movers, and it appears as though the PUC’s website is no longer functioning. So if you’re moving within Pennsylvania, you’ll want to address these issues with your moving company representative and if possible, contact the state directly. All of the movers on our list are fully licensed.
State Regulator: You can verify a Pennsylvania moving license and its status on the state regulator's official website.
Change of Address: You should submit your change of address form with USPS at least a week prior to your move. You can set an official move date on the form and this way all of your mail will get properly forward to Pennsylvania.
Mover's Insurance: Every state has its own requirements when it comes to insurance. Released Value Protection is the most economical option because it doesn’t cost anything. It is offered by movers at no additional charge, but the protection is minimal. Under this option, the mover is responsible for no more than 60 cents per pound per article. For example, if your mover lost or damaged a 50 inch TV weighing 25 pounds, you would only receive $15 (60 cents x 25 pounds). If you need for the full value of your items to be covered, please consult with the moving company you're hiring for other options or a third-party insurance provider.

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