Moving from Portland to Greenville (Movers from $1,740)

Quick answer: A move from Portland to Greenville costs $1,972 to $11,272 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 2,696-mile move yourself.

Hiring a long-distance moving company from Portland 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 Portland guide.

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

Portland movers charge $130 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 $1,740 - $7,293 $1,750 - $4,486 $1,895 - $3,601
2 - 3 bedrooms $5,570 - $11,272 $2,924 - $6,225 $1,972 - $4,286
4+ bedrooms $10,376 - $16,106 $4,366 - $8,653 $2,670 - $5,471
*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 2,696 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 Portland to Greenville

The cost of Portland 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 Portland to Greenville can be as low as $1,740 while a four-bedroom home can be as high as $15,544.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Portland, 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 $1,895 to $4,893. However, these options require more work and effort compared to hiring professional movers.

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

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Portland to Greenville will cost between $1,740 to $7,293. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $5,570 to $11,272, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Portland to Greenville will cost from $10,376 to $16,106.

How much are moving container companies from Portland to Greenville?

Moving containers from Portland to Greenville will cost you $1,750 to $4,486 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $2,924 to $6,225. A larger home will cost $4,366 to $8,653.

How much is a moving truck from Portland 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 $1,895 to $3,601. A larger move will cost $1,972 to $4,286, and a four-bedroom move from Portland to Greenville costs from $2,670 to $5,471. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Portland to Greenville moving companies

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

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Pros and cons of moving from Portland to Greenville

Cost of living: Portland vs Greenville

Portland Greenville
Average rent cost $1,595 $1,300
Average home value $519,746 $295,094
Average income (per capita) $78,476 $69
Cost of Living (single person) $2,606 $2,500
Cost of Living (family of 4) $6,274 $6,090
Unemployment rate 6.9% 2.7%
Sales Tax 0.0% 6.0%
State Income Tax 9.9% 7.0%
  • Rent prices in Greenville are 19% lower than in Portland.
  • Home prices in Greenville are 43.2% lower than in Portland.
  • Income in Greenville is 99.9% lower than in Portland.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Greenville is 4.1% lower than in Portland.
  • The cost of living for a family in Greenville is 2.9% lower than in Portland.
  • The unemployment rate in Greenville is 60.87% lower than in Portland.
  • Sales taxes in Greenville are 6.00% higher than in Portland.
  • State income taxes in Greenville are 29.29% lower than in Portland.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $2,877.97 in Greenville to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Portland.

How is life different in Portland compared to Greenville?

Greenville Portland
Population 70,720 652,503
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 3 8
Walkability score 43 81
Bike friendliness score 49 92
Crime Index 38.56 66.39
Safety Index 61.44 43.3
Air Quality Good Good
  • Greenville's population is about 89% less than Portland.
  • Greenville's public transportation has a score of 3 out of 10 versus Portland's lower score of 8.
  • Greenville is less walkable than Portland with a score of 43 out of 100 vs Portland's 81 out of 100.
  • Greenville is less bike-friendly than Portland with a score of 49 out of 100 vs Portland's 92.
  • Greenville's crime rate is lower than Portland with a score of 38.56 compared to Portland's 66.39. This means that Greenville neighborhoods are safer than 38.56% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Portland neighborhoods are safer than 66.39%.
  • Greenville is considered to be safer than Portland with a safety index of 61.44 vs Portland's 43.3.
  • Air quality in Greenville is good, and in Portland it's good.

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 Portland movers

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Visit our best long distance movers in Portland 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 Portland to Greenville?

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

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

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

The 2,696-mile move from Portland, OR, to Greenville, SC, takes 7-21 days. Some Portland 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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