The Best Movers in Philadelphia 2022

Company Quote Rating
Gentle Giant Moving Company Get A Quote      
4.5 overall rating
EverSafe Moving Co. Get A Quote      
4.3 overall rating
Two Men and a Truck Get A Quote      
4.15 overall rating
Bellhop Get A Quote      
3.95 overall rating
BR Moving Get A Quote      
3.95 overall rating
L&J Moving and Storage Get A Quote      
3.8 overall rating
Stellar Movers LLC Get A Quote      
3.55 overall rating
Broad Street Movers Get A Quote      
3.5 overall rating
Moverama Get A Quote      
3.5 overall rating
Old City Movers Get A Quote      
3.5 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.

Gentle Giant Moving Company

MoveBuddha Rating:       

Company website

Phone:  (267) 606-4210

1450 S Warfield Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146,

Years in Business:  42

Services Offered

Move Distances:

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services:

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

Review Profiles

Online social profile

Additional Service Information

  • Pay by credit card
  • State license #: 373544

Alternative Business Names

  • Gentle Giant Moving & Storage

EverSafe Moving Co.

MoveBuddha Rating:       

Company website

Phone:  (215) 821-8547

8701 Torresdale Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136,

Years in Business:  11

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

Review Profiles

Online social profile

Additional Service Information

  • Deposit Required
  • State license #: 2261303

Two Men and a Truck

MoveBuddha Rating:       

Company website

Phone:  (610) 643-4232

2068 W Main St
Suite D, Norristown, PA 19403,

Years in Business:  18

Services Offered

Move Distances:

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services:

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Pianos
  • Grandfather clocks
  • Storage

Local Associations

Review Profiles

Online social profile

Additional Service Information

  • State license #: 8922046

Bellhop

MoveBuddha Rating:       

Company website

Phone:  (215) 309-9775

230 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, US

Years in Business:  11

Services Offered

Move Distances:

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services:

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Storage

Review Profiles

Online social profile

Additional Service Information

  • Pay by credit card
  • Deposit Required
  • State license #: 2878240

Alternative Business Names

  • Bellhop Moving Services

BR Moving

MoveBuddha Rating:       

Company website

Phone:  (215) 620-5796

1603 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125,

Years in Business:  12

Services Offered

Move Distances:

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services:

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

Review Profiles

Online social profile

Additional Service Information

  • State license #: 2508433

L&J Moving and Storage

MoveBuddha Rating:       

Company website

Phone:  (610) 327-3100

190 Yarnell Rd, Pottstown, PA 19465,

Years in Business:  31

Services Offered

Move Distances:

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves
  • International moves

Available services:

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

Review Profiles

Online social profile

Additional Service Information

  • Pay by credit card
  • State license #: 889135

Alternative Business Names

  • L & J Logistics
  • L & J Moving & Storage

Stellar Movers LLC

MoveBuddha Rating:       

Company website

Phone:  (215) 205-5747

1105 Greenwich St, Philadelphia, PA 19147,

Years in Business:  0

Services Offered

Move Distances:

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services:

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

Review Profiles

Online social profile

Additional Service Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • State license #: 2590477

Broad Street Movers

MoveBuddha Rating:       

Company website

Phone:  (215) 275-1924

960 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123, US

Years in Business:  14

Services Offered

Move Distances:

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services:

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Storage

Review Profiles

Online social profile


Moverama

MoveBuddha Rating:       

Company website

Phone:  (215) 420-0305

426 E Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134,

Services Offered

Move Distances:

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services:

  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Hot Tubs
  • Pool Tables
  • Antiques
  • Grandfather clocks
  • Crane vans
  • Storage
  • Fragile-only packing
  • Safes

Review Profiles

Online social profile

Additional Service Information

  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • Deposit Required
  • State license #: 8919219

Old City Movers

MoveBuddha Rating:       

Company website

Phone:  (267) 205-5209

2542 East Clearfield St., Apt C, Philadelphia, PA 19134,

Services Offered

Move Distances:

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services:

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Pianos
  • Art
  • Crating
  • Crane vans
  • Fragile-only packing

Review Profiles

Online social profile

Additional Service Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • State license #: 1820213

Average moving company cost in Philadelphia

The pricing table below shows ballpark costs for local moves within the Philadelphia area and its surrounding suburbs. Or check out our post on the cost to move in Philadelphia 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 # of Movers # Hours Cost/hour
Studio $464 2 movers 3 hours $182
1 Bedroom $646 2 movers 4 hours $182
2 Bedroom $1,047 3 movers 5 hours $255
3 Bedroom $2,424 4 movers 8 hours $357
4 Bedroom $2,781 4 movers 9 hours $357
5+ Bedroom $4,274 5 movers 10 hours $499

Things to keep in mind for your Philadelphia move

  • Parking Permits: Moving Truck = $50.00 (Center City and University City) and $25.00 (All other areas), per 40 feet of space, per day (40 feet of space is the equivalent of two (2) parking spaces) Moving/Portable Storage Container = $50.00, per container (maximum of 5 calendar days). Temporary Dumpster = $40.00, per dumpster (maximum of 7 calendar days).
  • 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.

FAQs for Philadelphia movers

How do I find a reputable Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia movers offer storage?

Yes, depending on your storage needs most moving companies in Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia?

Some popular attractions in Philadelphia include:

  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Eastern State Penitentiary
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Reading Terminal Market
  • Please Touch Museum
  • Betsy Ross House
  • Franklin Square
  • Center City Shopping and LOVE Park
  • UPenn (The University of Pennsylvania)
  • South Street
  • Philadelphia Magic Gardens
  • Philadelphia Sports Tailgate
  • Italian Market
  • Chinatown
  • Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest and Winterfest
  • Barnes Foundation
  • Spruce Street Harbor Park
  • The Franklin Institute
  • Breweries
  • Cheesesteaks
  • Mutter Museum
  • Chestnut Hill
  • Wissahickon
  • Frankford Ave/Fishtown

How’s the job market in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia’s unemployment rate is at 11.0%. Looking for a job in “Philly”? Let us help you start looking, here’s a list of the top employers from this Pennsylvania city:

  • Amtak
  • Comcast
  • COFCO
  • Glaxosmithkline
  • Crown Holdings
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Day & Zimmermann
  • Wolters Kluwer
  • Alfa Laval
  • Pep Boys
  • Temple University
  • The School District of Philadelphia
  • Five Below
  • Axalta Coating Systems
  • Morton International
  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Drexel University
  • FMC
  • Sonepar Usa
  • MRINetwork

Helpful Philadelphia Resources

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