Moving from Mesa to San Antonio (Movers from $1,416)

Quick answer: A move from Mesa to San Antonio costs $815 to $7,546 and takes 2-7 days. The main factors that determine the cost and time are how much you’re moving, your move date, and whether you hire a company or do the 938-mile move yourself.

Hiring a long-distance moving company from Mesa will be more expensive, while renting a truck or using a moving container is usually cheaper but requires more work.

Moving the reverse route? We've got you covered with our Moving from San Antonio to Mesa guide.

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How much does it cost to move from Mesa to San Antonio?

Mesa movers charge $85 per hour on average. Here are average prices for a full-service moving company, moving container, or truck:

Move size Moving company Moving container Rental truck
Studio / 1 bedroom $1,416 - $5,433 $1,000 - $2,530 $794 - $1,443
2 - 3 bedrooms $2,931 - $7,546 $1,794 - $3,558 $815 - $1,839
4+ bedrooms $5,073 - $9,972 $2,343 - $4,526 $1,065 - $2,128
*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 938 miles and historical averages. The actual size of your move, additional services required, truck parking access, market conditions, and availability can greatly affect the final cost of your move.
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Factors influencing moving costs from Mesa to San Antonio

The cost of Mesa movers will depend on:

  • Move size: The cost of your move will depend on the amount of items you have in your home. For example, moving a one-bedroom apartment from Mesa to San Antonio can be as low as $1,416 while a four-bedroom home can be as high as $8,240.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Mesa, so moving companies will likely charge more.
  • Do-it-yourself vs professional mover: Renting a truck or using a moving container can be cheaper options, with prices for a rental truck ranging from $794 to $2,026. However, these options require more work and effort compared to hiring professional movers.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from Mesa to San Antonio?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Mesa to San Antonio will cost between $1,416 to $5,433. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $2,931 to $7,546, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Mesa to San Antonio will cost from $5,073 to $9,972.

How much are moving container companies from Mesa to San Antonio?

Moving containers from Mesa to San Antonio will cost you $1,000 to $2,530 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $1,794 to $3,558. A larger home will cost $2,343 to $4,526.

How much is a moving truck from Mesa to San Antonio?

Renting a moving truck is usually the cheapest option, but it requires you to do all of the driving and labor.

Moving a studio or one-bedroom apartment in a rental truck will cost around $794 to $1,443. A larger move will cost $815 to $1,839, and a four-bedroom move from Mesa to San Antonio costs from $1,065 to $2,128. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Mesa to San Antonio moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from Mesa to San Antonio is a big deal.

There are more than 8,000 moving companies in the U.S. But don't worry, you won't have to filter through all of them. We've done the research for you and narrowed the list based on customer satisfaction, cost, and services. Here are the best long-distance moving companies serving Mesa to San Antonio.

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Pros and cons of moving from Mesa to San Antonio

Cost of living: Mesa vs San Antonio

Mesa San Antonio
Average rent cost $1,795 $1,600
Average home value $430,803 $254,014
Average income (per capita) $63,135 $60,729
Cost of Living (single person) $2,462 $2,247
Cost of Living (family of 4) $5,606 $5,150
Unemployment rate 6.1% 3.8%
Sales Tax 8.3% 8.25%
State Income Tax 2.5% 0.0%
  • Rent prices in San Antonio are 11% lower than in Mesa.
  • Home prices in San Antonio are 41.0% lower than in Mesa.
  • Income in San Antonio is 3.8% lower than in Mesa.
  • The cost of living for a single person in San Antonio is 8.7% lower than in Mesa.
  • The cost of living for a family in San Antonio is 8.1% lower than in Mesa.
  • The unemployment rate in San Antonio is 37.70% lower than in Mesa.
  • Sales taxes are the same in San Antonio and Mesa.
  • State income taxes in San Antonio are 100.00% lower than in Mesa.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $2,738.02 in San Antonio to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Mesa.

How is life different in Mesa compared to San Antonio?

San Antonio Mesa
Population 1,434,625 504,258
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 6 4
Walkability score 37 38
Bike friendliness score 45 60
Crime Index 49.56 44.31
Safety Index 51.87 55.69
Air Quality Moderate Good
  • San Antonio's population is about 185% greater than Mesa.
  • San Antonio's public transportation has a score of 6 out of 10 versus Mesa's higher score of 4.
  • San Antonio is less walkable than Mesa with a score of 37 out of 100 vs Mesa's 38 out of 100.
  • San Antonio is less bike-friendly than Mesa with a score of 45 out of 100 vs Mesa's 60.
  • San Antonio's crime rate is higher than Mesa with a score of 49.56 compared to Mesa's 44.31. This means that San Antonio neighborhoods are safer than 49.56% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Mesa neighborhoods are safer than 44.31%.
  • San Antonio is considered to be less safe than Mesa with a score of 51.87 vs Mesa's 55.69.
  • Air quality in San Antonio is moderate, and in Mesa it's good.

Considerations for moving to San Antonio

  • Weather: San Antonio has mild winters and hot summers, the rainiest months are typically May, June, and October so your move may be affected in these months..
  • HOA rules: Check ahead with any neighborhood or community rules on moving to ensure a smooth move.
  • Elevator reservation: If your building has an elevator you'll want to check on how to reserve it for move day.
  • Truck parking permits: Some cities require parking permits for large vehicles and moving trucks. Find out if you need any parking permits ahead of time.
  • State licensing: In-state movers operating in the Lone Star State are legally required to be licensed by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TXDMV), which issues 10-digit TXDMV numbers to commercial carriers. Make sure the moving company you use has a license before hiring.
  • State regulator: You can verify a Texas moving license and its status through the state's public utilities commission.
  • Moving permits: Texas does not require any moving permits, but it is helpful to check local parking restrictions before moving into the state.
  • Change of address: We recommend submitting 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 forwarded to San Antonio. Get started here.
  • Moving company insurance: Every state requires moving companies to carry different levels of insurance. In Texas, movers typically provide Released Value Protection at no additional cost, covering items at 60 cents per pound. For enhanced protection, consider discussing Full Value Protection options with the moving company. Alternatively, explore third-party insurance providers for customized plans. It's crucial to understand coverage limits, potential additional costs, and read reviews to make an informed decision about your moving insurance in Texas.
  • Moving checklist: Our moving checklist will help you have the peace of mind that you've got everything covered.

Local Mesa movers

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4627 E Ivy St, Mesa, AZ, 85205
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3416 S 48th St Suite 3, Phoenix, AZ, 85040
(480) 605-1782

Visit our best long distance movers in Mesa page to see a complete list of moving companies, including hourly rates, services, and reviews.

Where to live in San Antonio

Now that you've decided to make the move to "Alamo City", these are the best neighborhoods to move to in San Antonio.

Best neighborhoods for singles:

  • Alamo Heights
  • Downtown
  • Tobin Hill
  • Monte Vista

Best neighborhoods for families:

  • Alamo Heights
  • Great Northwest
  • Northwest Crossing
  • Oak Park-Northwood
  • Terrell Hills

What to do in San Antonio

These are some of the best things to do in your new Texas home.

  • San Antonio River Walk
  • Natural Bridge Caverns
  • The Alamo
  • Japanese Tea Gardens
  • Mission San Jose
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
  • San Antonio Botanical Garden
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • Witte Museum
  • SeaWorld
  • San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral
  • Mission Trail
  • Tower of the Americas
  • San Antonio Aquarium
  • King William Historic District

Get your sports on!

San Antonio is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:
  • UTSA Roadrunners American football
  • San Antonio Spurs Basketball
  • San Antonio Missions
  • San Antonio FC

FAQ

When is the best time to move from Mesa to San Antonio?

The best time to move from Mesa to San Antonio is during the spring or fall. These seasons offer milder weather and avoid higher moving costs during the peak moving season in Mesa.

When is the cheapest time to move from Mesa to San Antonio?

Because most people are moving from Mesa to San Antonio in the spring or fall, you can often catch discounts by moving in the winter. Read our guide on moving discounts to learn more.

How long does a move from Mesa to San Antonio take?

The 938-mile move from Mesa, AZ, to San Antonio, TX, takes 2-7 days. Some Mesa movers may offer expedited moving if you need it faster. If you need more time, ask your mover about storage options in San Antonio.

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