The Best Movers in Philadelphia 2022

Company Quote Rating
Bellhop Get A Quote      
4.58 overall rating
Gentle Giant Moving Company Get A Quote      
4.8 overall rating
EverSafe Moving Co. Get A Quote      
4.72 overall rating
Two Men and a Truck Get A Quote      
4.66 overall rating
BR Moving Get A Quote      
4.62 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 4.58      

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

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

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

Two Men and a Truck

moveBuddha Score 4.66      

Years in Business:  18

DOT #:  1209512

2068 W Main St
Suite D,
Norristown, PA 19403,
Visit Website (610) 643-4232

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Pianos
  • Grandfather clocks
  • Storage

Additional Information

Local Associations

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

L&J Moving and Storage

moveBuddha Score 4.52      

Years in Business:  31

DOT #:  889135

190 Yarnell Rd,
Pottstown, PA 19465,
Visit Website (610) 327-3100

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
  • Full-valuation coverage
  • Storage
  • Fragile-only packing

Additional Information

Alternative Business Names

  • L & J Logistics
  • L & J Moving & Storage
Licenced
Insured

Stellar Movers LLC

moveBuddha Score 4.42      

DOT #:  2590477

1105 Greenwich St,
Philadelphia, PA 19147,
Visit Website (215) 205-5747

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

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

Additional Information

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

Broad Street Movers

moveBuddha Score 4.28      

Years in Business:  14

DOT #:  2472401

960 North 2nd Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19123, US
Visit Website (215) 275-1924

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

  • Packing
  • Unpacking
  • Offices
  • Storage

Additional Information

Licenced
Insured

Moverama

moveBuddha Score 4.2      

DOT #:  2922241

426 E Allegheny Ave,
Philadelphia, PA 19134,
Visit Website (215) 420-0305

Review Profiles

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

Additional Information

  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • Deposit Required
  • DOT #: 2922241
  • State license #: 8919219
Licenced
Insured

Old City Movers

moveBuddha Score 4.1      

DOT #:  1820213

2542 East Clearfield St., Apt C,
Philadelphia, PA 19134,
Visit Website (267) 205-5209

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

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

Additional Information

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

Moverama LLC

moveBuddha Score 3.72      

DOT #:  2922241

426 E Allegheny Ave,
Philadelphia, PA 19134,
Visit Website (215) 420-0305

Review Profiles

Services Offered

Move Distances

  • Local moves
  • Interstate moves

Available services

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

Additional Information

  • Pay by money order
  • Pay by cash
  • Pay by credit card
  • Deposit Required
  • DOT #: 2922241
  • State license #: 2922241

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 Cost/hour # of Movers # Hours
Studio $464 $182 2 movers 3 hours
1 Bedroom $646 $182 2 movers 4 hours
2 Bedroom $1,047 $255 3 movers 5 hours
3 Bedroom $2,424 $357 4 movers 8 hours
4 Bedroom $2,781 $357 4 movers 9 hours
5+ Bedroom $4,274 $499 5 movers 10 hours

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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