Moving from Atlanta to Greenville (Movers from $796)

Quick answer: A move from Atlanta to Greenville costs $203 to $4,497 and takes 1-2 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 145-mile move yourself.

Hiring a long-distance moving company from Atlanta 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 Greenville to Atlanta guide.

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How much does it cost to move from Atlanta to Greenville?

Atlanta 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 $796 - $3,247 $645 - $1,545 $203 - $337
2 - 3 bedrooms $1,515 - $4,497 $1,108 - $2,116 $203 - $393
4+ bedrooms $2,146 - $6,066 $1,500 - $2,549 $258 - $453
*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 145 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.

Factors influencing moving costs from Atlanta to Greenville

The cost of Atlanta 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 Atlanta to Greenville can be as low as $796 while a four-bedroom home can be as high as $5,194.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Atlanta, 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 $203 to $406. However, these options require more work and effort compared to hiring professional movers.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from Atlanta to Greenville?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Atlanta to Greenville will cost between $796 to $3,247. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $1,515 to $4,497, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Atlanta to Greenville will cost from $2,146 to $6,066.

How much are moving container companies from Atlanta to Greenville?

Moving containers from Atlanta to Greenville will cost you $645 to $1,545 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $1,108 to $2,116. A larger home will cost $1,500 to $2,549.

How much is a moving truck from Atlanta to Greenville?

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 $203 to $337. A larger move will cost $203 to $393, and a four-bedroom move from Atlanta to Greenville costs from $258 to $453. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Atlanta to Greenville moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from Atlanta to Greenville 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 Atlanta to Greenville.

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Pros and cons of moving from Atlanta to Greenville

Cost of living: Atlanta vs Greenville

Atlanta Greenville
Average rent cost $1,921 $1,300
Average home value $391,685 $295,094
Average income (per capita) $63,837 $69
Cost of Living (single person) $1,033 $2,500
Cost of Living (family of 4) $3,680 $6,090
Unemployment rate 5.3% 2.7%
Sales Tax 8.9% 6.0%
State Income Tax 5.75% 7.0%
  • Rent prices in Greenville are 32% lower than in Atlanta.
  • Home prices in Greenville are 24.7% lower than in Atlanta.
  • Income in Greenville is 99.9% lower than in Atlanta.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Greenville is 142.0% higher than in Atlanta.
  • The cost of living for a family in Greenville is 65.5% higher than in Atlanta.
  • The unemployment rate in Greenville is 49.06% lower than in Atlanta.
  • Sales taxes in Greenville are 32.58% lower than in Atlanta.
  • State income taxes in Greenville are 21.74% higher than in Atlanta.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $7,260.41 in Greenville to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Atlanta.

How is life different in Atlanta compared to Greenville?

Greenville Atlanta
Population 70,720 498,715
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 3 8
Walkability score 43 48
Bike friendliness score 49 42
Crime Index 38.56 44.83
Safety Index 61.44 36.75
Air Quality Good Moderate
  • Greenville's population is about 86% less than Atlanta.
  • Greenville's public transportation has a score of 3 out of 10 versus Atlanta's lower score of 8.
  • Greenville is less walkable than Atlanta with a score of 43 out of 100 vs Atlanta's 48 out of 100.
  • Greenville is more bike-friendly than Atlanta with a score of 49 out of 100 vs Atlanta's 42.
  • Greenville's crime rate is lower than Atlanta with a score of 38.56 compared to Atlanta's 44.83. This means that Greenville neighborhoods are safer than 38.56% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Atlanta neighborhoods are safer than 44.83%.
  • Greenville is considered to be safer than Atlanta with a safety index of 61.44 vs Atlanta's 36.75.
  • Air quality in Greenville is good, and in Atlanta it's moderate.

Considerations for moving to Greenville

  • Weather: If you're moving to Greenville, SC, May, September and October are the best months to move to the city. Heat are tolerable and even desirable on some months. Winters are short and generally cool..
  • 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: To promote safety, economic development, and ethical business practices, the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) oversees movers in the state. They are responsible for inspecting, examining, and auditing public utility providers like movers. Make sure the moving company you use has a license before hiring.
  • State regulator: You can verify a South Carolina moving license and its status through the state's public utilities commission.
  • Moving permits: South Carolina 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 Greenville. Get started here.
  • Moving company insurance: Every state requires moving companies to carry different levels of insurance. When moving in South Carolina, explore movers' insurance options. Many offer Released Value Protection at no extra cost, covering items at 60 cents per pound. For enhanced protection, discuss Full Value Protection with the moving company or consider third-party insurance providers. Prioritize understanding coverage limits and potential extra costs. Read reviews to make an informed decision on the best insurance for your South Carolina move.
  • Moving checklist: Our moving checklist will help you have the peace of mind that you've got everything covered.

Local Atlanta movers

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Atlanta Peach Movers Get A Quote starstarstarstarstar
4.76 overall rating
1244 Techwood Dr, Atlanta, GA, 30318
(770) 849-9602
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4.72 overall rating
1500 Carroll Drive NW, Atlanta, GA, 30318
(404) 351-0018

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

Where to live in Greenville

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

Best neighborhoods for families:

  • Augusta Road
  • Gower Estates
  • River Walk
  • Orchard Farms
  • Half Mile Lake
  • Silverleaf
  • Neely Farm

What to do in Greenville

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

  • Falls Park on the Reedy
  • GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail
  • The Peace Center
  • Liberty Bridge
  • Fluor Field at the WestEnd
  • Paris Mountain State Park

Get your sports on!

Greenville is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:
  • Greenville Drive (Baseball-South Atlantic League)
  • Greenville Swamp Rabbits (Hockey-ECHL)
  • Greenville Triumph SC (Soccer-USL League One)
  • Furman Paladins (Southern)

FAQ

When is the best time to move from Atlanta to Greenville?

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

When is the cheapest time to move from Atlanta to Greenville?

Because most people are moving from Atlanta to Greenville 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 Atlanta to Greenville take?

The 145-mile move from Atlanta, GA, to Greenville, SC, takes 1-2 days. Some Atlanta movers may offer expedited moving if you need it faster. If you need more time, ask your mover about storage options in Greenville.

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