Moving from Columbus to Houston (Movers from $1,454)

Quick answer: A move from Columbus to Houston costs $717 to $6,888 and takes 1-6 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 715-mile move yourself.

Hiring a long-distance moving company from Columbus 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 Houston to Columbus guide.

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How much does it cost to move from Columbus to Houston?

Columbus movers charge $140 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 $1,454 - $4,964 $937 - $2,268 $659 - $1,188
2 - 3 bedrooms $2,812 - $6,888 $1,704 - $3,110 $717 - $1,368
4+ bedrooms $4,888 - $9,836 $2,303 - $4,209 $837 - $1,691
*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 715 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 Columbus to Houston

The cost of Columbus 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 Columbus to Houston can be as low as $1,454 while a four-bedroom home can be as high as $8,346.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Columbus, 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 $659 to $1,598. However, these options require more work and effort compared to hiring professional movers.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from Columbus to Houston?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Columbus to Houston will cost between $1,454 to $4,964. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $2,812 to $6,888, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Columbus to Houston will cost from $4,888 to $9,836.

How much are moving container companies from Columbus to Houston?

Moving containers from Columbus to Houston will cost you $937 to $2,268 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $1,704 to $3,110. A larger home will cost $2,303 to $4,209.

How much is a moving truck from Columbus to Houston?

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 $659 to $1,188. A larger move will cost $717 to $1,368, and a four-bedroom move from Columbus to Houston costs from $837 to $1,691. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Columbus to Houston moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from Columbus to Houston 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 Columbus to Houston.

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Pros and cons of moving from Columbus to Houston

Cost of living: Columbus vs Houston

Columbus Houston
Average rent cost $1,095 $1,684
Average home value $153,667 $261,764
Average income (per capita) $50,542 $67,621
Cost of Living (single person) $1,286 $1,488
Cost of Living (family of 4) $3,228 $5,313
Unemployment rate 5.0% 4.1%
Sales Tax 9.0% 8.25%
State Income Tax 5.75% 0.0%
  • Rent prices in Houston are 54% higher than in Columbus.
  • Home prices in Houston are 70.3% higher than in Columbus.
  • Income in Houston is 33.8% higher than in Columbus.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Houston is 15.7% higher than in Columbus.
  • The cost of living for a family in Houston is 64.6% higher than in Columbus.
  • The unemployment rate in Houston is 18.00% lower than in Columbus.
  • Sales taxes in Houston are 8.33% lower than in Columbus.
  • State income taxes in Houston are 100.00% lower than in Columbus.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $3,471.23 in Houston to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Columbus.

How is life different in Columbus compared to Houston?

Houston Columbus
Population 2,301,572 206,922
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 5 2
Walkability score 47 25
Bike friendliness score 49 31
Crime Index 63.21 39.07
Safety Index 36.79 25.48
Air Quality Good Good
  • Houston's population is about 1,012% greater than Columbus.
  • Houston's public transportation has a score of 5 out of 10 versus Columbus's higher score of 2.
  • Houston is more walkable than Columbus with a score of 47 out of 100 vs Columbus's 25 out of 100.
  • Houston is more bike-friendly than Columbus with a score of 49 out of 100 vs Columbus's 31.
  • Houston's crime rate is higher than Columbus with a score of 63.21 compared to Columbus's 39.07. This means that Houston neighborhoods are safer than 63.21% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Columbus neighborhoods are safer than 39.07%.
  • Houston is considered to be safer than Columbus with a safety index of 36.79 vs Columbus's 25.48.
  • Air quality in Houston is good, and in Columbus it's good.

Considerations for moving to Houston

  • Weather: Houston's weather is moderate to hot year-round but hurricane season in the late summer months may affect your move..
  • 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 Houston. 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 Columbus movers

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

Where to live in Houston

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

Best neighborhoods for singles:

  • Downtown
  • Greenway/Upper Kirby
  • Montrose
  • Museum District

Best neighborhoods for families:

  • Clear Lake City
  • Friendswood
  • Kingwood
  • Memorial
  • Sugar Land

What to do in Houston

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

  • The Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Minute Maid Park
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Children's Museum Houston
  • Houston Zoo
  • Space Center Houston
  • The Galleria
  • Cockrell Butterfly Center
  • Toyota Center
  • Rodeo Houston or Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
  • Water Wall
  • NRG Stadium
  • Discovery Green
  • National Museum of Funeral History

Get your sports on!

Houston is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:
  • Houston Texans (NFL)
  • Houston Astros (MLB
  • Houston Dash (NWSL)
  • Houston Dynamo FC (MLS)
  • Houston Rockets (NBA)
  • Houston SaberCats (MLR)

FAQ

When is the best time to move from Columbus to Houston?

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

When is the cheapest time to move from Columbus to Houston?

Because most people are moving from Columbus to Houston 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 Columbus to Houston take?

The 715-mile move from Columbus, GA, to Houston, TX, takes 1-6 days. Some Columbus movers may offer expedited moving if you need it faster. If you need more time, ask your mover about storage options in Houston.

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