$1,282 Movers From Tampa to Rochester

Quick Answer: The cost to move from Tampa, FL to Rochester, NY averages from $1,086 to $7,200 depending on how much you're moving, your move date, and whether you hire a company or do the move yourself.

Hiring a full-service Tampa moving company will be on the more expensive side, while renting a truck or moving container is usually cheaper but requires more work.

Here's everything you need to know about your upcoming move to Rochester, NY.

Moving the reverse route? We've got you covered with our Moving from Rochester to Tampa guide.

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Moving from Tampa to Rochester resources

Moving 1,280 miles is no joke. Here's what you need to know.

How much does it cost to move from Tampa to Rochester?

Tampa movers charge $84 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 $1,282 - $5,292 $1,094 - $2,653 $1,024 - $1,974
2 - 3 bedrooms $2,857 - $7,200 $1,958 - $3,940 $1,086 - $2,348
4+ bedrooms $5,375 - $9,943 $2,737 - $5,558 $1,298 - $2,672
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*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 1,280 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.

The cost to move from Tampa to Rochester will depend on:

  • Move size: The amount of items you have — as well as your home size and layout — will impact the total cost of your relocation.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Tampa, so moving companies will likely charge more.
  • Do-it-yourself vs Professional Mover: DIY moving services are usually cheaper but involve more work and stress compared to letting the pros handle your move.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from Tampa to Rochester?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Tampa to Rochester will cost between $1,282 to $5,292. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $2,857 to $7,200, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Tampa to Rochester will cost from $5,375 to $9,943.

How much are moving container companies from Tampa to Rochester?

Moving containers from Tampa to Rochester will cost you $1,094 to $2,653 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $1,958 to $3,940. A larger home will cost $2,737 to $5,558.

How much is a moving truck from Tampa to Rochester?

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 $1,024 to $1,974. A larger move will cost $1,086 to $2,348, and a four-bedroom move from Tampa to Rochester costs from $1,298 to $2,672. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Tampa to Rochester moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from Tampa to Rochester 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 Tampa to Rochester.

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If you're just trying to ship a few items, here are our picks for the best small load moving companies.

Pros and cons of moving from Tampa to Rochester

Cost of living: Tampa vs Rochester

Tampa Rochester
Average rent cost $1,952 $1,250
Average home value $379,142 $200,576
Average income (per capita) $59,893 $64,214
Cost of Living (single person) $1,013 $2,274
Cost of Living (family of 4) $3,611 $4,921
Unemployment rate 5.0% 9.8%
Sales Tax 7.5% 8.0%
State Income Tax 0.0% 10.9%
  • Rent prices in Rochester are 36% lower than in Tampa.
  • Home prices in Rochester are 47.1% lower than in Tampa.
  • Income in Rochester is 7.2% higher than in Tampa.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Rochester is 124.5% higher than in Tampa.
  • The cost of living for a family in Rochester is 36.3% higher than in Tampa.
  • The unemployment rate in Rochester is 96.00% higher than in Tampa.
  • Sales taxes in Rochester are 6.67% higher than in Tampa.
  • State income taxes in Rochester are 10.90% higher than in Tampa.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $6,734.45 in Rochester to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Tampa.

How is life different in Tampa compared to Rochester?

Rochester Tampa
Population 211,328 384,959
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 6 8
Walkability score 61 51
Bike friendliness score 60 51
Crime Index 37.54 21.92
Safety Index 36.66 52.86
Air Quality Good Good
  • Rochester's population is about 45% less than Tampa.
  • Rochester's public transportation has a score of 6 out of 10 versus Tampa's lower score of 8.
  • Rochester is more walkable than Tampa with a score of 61 out of 100 vs Tampa's 51 out of 100.
  • Rochester is more bike-friendly than Tampa with a score of 60 out of 100 vs Tampa's 51.
  • Rochester's crime rate is higher than Tampa with a score of 37.54 compared to Tampa's 21.92. This means that Rochester neighborhoods are safer than 37.54% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Tampa neighborhoods are safer than 21.92%.
  • Rochester is considered to be less safe than Tampa with a score of 36.66 vs Tampa's 52.86.
  • Air quality in Rochester is good, and in Tampa it's good.

Considerations for moving to Rochester

  • Weather: The cold weather and snow might be a challenge if you're planning to relocate to Rochester, NY during January and February. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Rochester..
  • 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: New York is one of the busiest moving states in the country, and local and intrastate moving companies operating within the Empire State are regulated by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). Make sure the moving company you use has a license before hiring.
  • State regulator: You can verify a New York moving license and its status through the state's public utilities commission.
  • Moving permits: New York 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 Rochester. Get started here.
  • Moving company insurance: Every state requires moving companies to carry different levels of insurance. Choose Released Value Protection for no-cost, minimal coverage from movers. They're responsible for a maximum of 60 cents per pound per article. For comprehensive coverage, discuss alternatives with your moving company or consider a third-party insurance provider.
  • Moving checklist: Our moving checklist will help you have the peace of mind that you've got everything covered.

Local Tampa movers

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1002 S Harbour Island Blvd #1606, Tampa, FL, 33602
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Visit our best long distance movers in Tampa page to see a complete list of moving companies, including hourly rates, services, and reviews.

Where to live in Rochester

Now that you've decided to make the move to "Flour City", these are the best neighborhoods to move to in Rochester.

Best neighborhoods for singles:

  • East Avenue
  • Swillburg
  • South Wedge
  • Park Avenue
  • Downtown
  • Strong
  • Ellwanger-Barry

Best neighborhoods for families:

  • Cobbs Hill
  • Upper Monroe
  • Strong
  • Swillburg
  • Browncroft
  • Park Avenue

What to do in Rochester

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

  • The Strong National Museum of Play
  • George Eastman Museum
  • Seabreeze Amusement Park
  • Rochester Public Market
  • Seneca Park Zoo
  • Frontier Field

Get your sports on!

Rochester is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:
  • Rochester Americans (AHL)
  • Roberts Wesleyan Redhawks (ECC)

FAQs about moving from Tampa to Rochester

When is the best time to move from Tampa to Rochester?

The best time to move from Tampa to Rochester is during the transitional seasons of spring or fall, considering the summer highs of 82ºF and the winter lows of 17ºF in Rochester.

When is the cheapest time to move from Tampa to Rochester?

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

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