Moving from New York City to Fresno (Movers from $1,555)

Quick answer: A move from New York City to Fresno costs $2,098 to $9,228 and takes 7-21 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 2,914-mile move yourself.

Hiring a long-distance moving company from New York City 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 Fresno to New York City guide.

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How much does it cost to move from New York City to Fresno?

New York City movers charge $110 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 $1,555 - $6,109 $1,734 - $4,732 $2,097 - $3,835
2 - 3 bedrooms $4,415 - $9,228 $3,140 - $6,707 $2,098 - $4,659
4+ bedrooms $8,906 - $14,725 $4,646 - $9,067 $2,680 - $5,493
*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 2,914 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 New York City to Fresno

The cost of New York City 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 New York City to Fresno can be as low as $1,555 while a four-bedroom home can be as high as $13,618.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in New York City, 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 $2,097 to $5,164. However, these options require more work and effort compared to hiring professional movers.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from New York City to Fresno?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from New York City to Fresno will cost between $1,555 to $6,109. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $4,415 to $9,228, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from New York City to Fresno will cost from $8,906 to $14,725.

How much are moving container companies from New York City to Fresno?

Moving containers from New York City to Fresno will cost you $1,734 to $4,732 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $3,140 to $6,707. A larger home will cost $4,646 to $9,067.

How much is a moving truck from New York City to Fresno?

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 $2,097 to $3,835. A larger move will cost $2,098 to $4,659, and a four-bedroom move from New York City to Fresno costs from $2,680 to $5,493. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best New York City to Fresno moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from New York City to Fresno 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 New York City to Fresno.

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Pros and cons of moving from New York City to Fresno

Cost of living: New York City vs Fresno

New York City Fresno
Average rent cost $4,000 $1,695
Average home value $729,936 $365,377
Average income (per capita) $75,624 $57,211
Cost of Living (single person) $1,594 $916
Cost of Living (family of 4) $5,883 $3,181
Unemployment rate 11.2% 8.0%
Sales Tax 8.0% 7.98%
State Income Tax 10.9% 13.3%
  • Rent prices in Fresno are 58% lower than in New York City.
  • Home prices in Fresno are 49.9% lower than in New York City.
  • Income in Fresno is 24.3% lower than in New York City.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Fresno is 42.5% lower than in New York City.
  • The cost of living for a family in Fresno is 45.9% lower than in New York City.
  • The unemployment rate in Fresno is 28.57% lower than in New York City.
  • Sales taxes are the same in Fresno and New York City.
  • State income taxes in Fresno are 22.02% higher than in New York City.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $1,723.96 in Fresno to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in New York City.

How is life different in New York City compared to Fresno?

Fresno New York City
Population 542,107 8,804,190
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 5 10
Walkability score 47 88
Bike friendliness score 58 69
Crime Index 37.69 49.94
Safety Index 49.51 50.06
Air Quality Good Good
  • Fresno's population is about 94% less than New York City.
  • Fresno's public transportation has a score of 5 out of 10 versus New York City's lower score of 10.
  • Fresno is less walkable than New York City with a score of 47 out of 100 vs New York City's 88 out of 100.
  • Fresno is less bike-friendly than New York City with a score of 58 out of 100 vs New York City's 69.
  • Fresno's crime rate is lower than New York City with a score of 37.69 compared to New York City's 49.94. This means that Fresno neighborhoods are safer than 37.69% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and New York City neighborhoods are safer than 49.94%.
  • Fresno is considered to be less safe than New York City with a score of 49.51 vs New York City's 50.06.
  • Air quality in Fresno is good, and in New York City it's good.

Considerations for moving to Fresno

  • Weather: Fresno has mild, wet winters and very long, hot, dry summers..
  • 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: When contacting a local moving company for an estimate in California, make sure each has a “T Number” issued by the California Public Utilities Commission (CAPUC). Moving companies with valid T Numbers have met state requirements for insurance, safety, and financial stability and have passed criminal clearance checks conducted by the California Department of Justice. Make sure the moving company you use has a license before hiring.
  • State regulator: You can verify a California moving license and its status through the state's public utilities commission.
  • Moving permits: California 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 Fresno. Get started here.
  • Moving company insurance: Every state requires moving companies to carry different levels of insurance. Opt for Released Value Protection – a cost-free choice provided by movers with minimal coverage. The liability is capped at 60 cents per pound per article. For instance, if a 50-inch TV weighing 25 pounds is lost or damaged, your reimbursement is only $15 (60 cents x 25 pounds). To ensure comprehensive coverage for your items' full value, consult with your chosen moving company or consider third-party insurance options.
  • Moving checklist: Our moving checklist will help you have the peace of mind that you've got everything covered.

Local New York City movers

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

Where to live in Fresno

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

Best neighborhoods for singles:

  • Tower District
  • Mural District
  • Mclane
  • Central Fresno

Best neighborhoods for families:

  • Woodrow Park
  • Fig Garden
  • Mclane
  • Sunnyside

What to do in Fresno

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

  • Fresno Chaffee Zoo
  • Rotary Storyland and Playland
  • Fashion Fair Mall
  • Legion of Valor Museum
  • Saint Jon the Baptist Catherdral
  • Blackbeard's Family Entertainment Center
  • Roger Rocka's Dinner Theatre
  • Fac Water Tower
  • Fresno County Blossom Trail

Get your sports on!

Fresno is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:
  • Fresno Grizzlies (Low-A West)
  • Fresno Monsters (Premier Hockey League)

FAQ

When is the best time to move from New York City to Fresno?

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

When is the cheapest time to move from New York City to Fresno?

Because most people are moving from New York City to Fresno 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 New York City to Fresno take?

The 2,914-mile move from New York City, NY, to Fresno, CA, takes 7-21 days. Some New York City movers may offer expedited moving if you need it faster. If you need more time, ask your mover about storage options in Fresno.

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