Moving from Philadelphia to Irvine (Movers from $1,609)

Quick answer: A move from Philadelphia to Irvine costs $2,172 to $9,148 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 2,706-mile move yourself.

Hiring a long-distance moving company from Philadelphia 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 Irvine to Philadelphia guide.

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How much does it cost to move from Philadelphia to Irvine?

Philadelphia 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 $1,609 - $6,692 $1,742 - $4,296 $1,910 - $3,664
2 - 3 bedrooms $4,957 - $9,148 $2,967 - $6,777 $2,172 - $4,628
4+ bedrooms $8,881 - $14,173 $4,350 - $8,524 $2,615 - $5,247
*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 2,706 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 Philadelphia to Irvine

The cost of Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Irvine can be as low as $1,609 while a four-bedroom home can be as high as $13,803.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Philadelphia, 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 $1,910 to $4,836. However, these options require more work and effort compared to hiring professional movers.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from Philadelphia to Irvine?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Philadelphia to Irvine will cost between $1,609 to $6,692. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $4,957 to $9,148, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Philadelphia to Irvine will cost from $8,881 to $14,173.

How much are moving container companies from Philadelphia to Irvine?

Moving containers from Philadelphia to Irvine will cost you $1,742 to $4,296 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $2,967 to $6,777. A larger home will cost $4,350 to $8,524.

How much is a moving truck from Philadelphia to Irvine?

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 $1,910 to $3,664. A larger move will cost $2,172 to $4,628, and a four-bedroom move from Philadelphia to Irvine costs from $2,615 to $5,247. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Philadelphia to Irvine moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from Philadelphia to Irvine 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 Philadelphia to Irvine.

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Pros and cons of moving from Philadelphia to Irvine

Cost of living: Philadelphia vs Irvine

Philadelphia Irvine
Average rent cost $1,695 $4,600
Average home value $214,422 $1,345,447
Average income (per capita) $68,961 $114,027
Cost of Living (single person) $2,571 $991
Cost of Living (family of 4) $5,886 $3,560
Unemployment rate 10.6% 5.4%
Sales Tax 8.0% 7.75%
State Income Tax 3.07% 13.3%
  • Rent prices in Irvine are 171% higher than in Philadelphia.
  • Home prices in Irvine are 527.5% higher than in Philadelphia.
  • Income in Irvine is 65.3% higher than in Philadelphia.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Irvine is 61.5% lower than in Philadelphia.
  • The cost of living for a family in Irvine is 39.5% lower than in Philadelphia.
  • The unemployment rate in Irvine is 49.06% lower than in Philadelphia.
  • Sales taxes in Irvine are 3.13% lower than in Philadelphia.
  • State income taxes in Irvine are 333.22% higher than in Philadelphia.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $1,156.36 in Irvine to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Philadelphia.

How is life different in Philadelphia compared to Irvine?

Irvine Philadelphia
Population 307,670 1,603,797
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 4 9
Walkability score 43 75
Bike friendliness score 69 67
Crime Index 23.07 34.66
Safety Index 76.93 34.1
Air Quality Good Good
  • Irvine's population is about 81% less than Philadelphia.
  • Irvine's public transportation has a score of 4 out of 10 versus Philadelphia's lower score of 9.
  • Irvine is less walkable than Philadelphia with a score of 43 out of 100 vs Philadelphia's 75 out of 100.
  • Irvine is more bike-friendly than Philadelphia with a score of 69 out of 100 vs Philadelphia's 67.
  • Irvine's crime rate is lower than Philadelphia with a score of 23.07 compared to Philadelphia's 34.66. This means that Irvine neighborhoods are safer than 23.07% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Philadelphia neighborhoods are safer than 34.66%.
  • Irvine is considered to be safer than Philadelphia with a safety index of 76.93 vs Philadelphia's 34.1.
  • Air quality in Irvine is good, and in Philadelphia it's good.

Considerations for moving to Irvine

  • Weather: Winters are mild, with most winters having no frost, and can be hot and dry. Late summer and autumn are warm and mostly dry, with occasional bouts of humid weather.
  • 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 Irvine. 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 Philadelphia movers

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Gentle Giant Moving Company Get A Quote starstarstarstarstar
4.62 overall rating
1450 S Warfield Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19146
(267) 606-4210
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4.58 overall rating
1603 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19125
(215) 620-5796

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

Where to live in Irvine

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

Best neighborhoods for singles:

  • Westpark
  • Westpark II
  • Oak Creek
  • Woodbridge
  • University Park

Best neighborhoods for families:

  • Westpark II
  • Turtle Rock
  • Woodbridge
  • South Irvine
  • Northwood Point

What to do in Irvine

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

  • Irvine Spectrum Center
  • Pretend City Children's Museum
  • Jack & Shanaz Langson Institute & Museum of California Art
  • Tanaka Farms
  • San Joaquin Wildlife Santuary
  • Orange County Great Park
  • Giant Wheel at Irvine Spectrum Center
  • FivePoint Amphitheater
  • Adventure Playground
  • William R. Mason Regional Park
  • Bommer Canyon Trails
  • K1 Speed Irvine
  • Boomers Irvine

Get your sports on!

Irvine is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:

FAQ

When is the best time to move from Philadelphia to Irvine?

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

When is the cheapest time to move from Philadelphia to Irvine?

Because most people are moving from Philadelphia to Irvine 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 Philadelphia to Irvine take?

The 2,706-mile move from Philadelphia, PA, to Irvine, CA, takes 7-21 days. Some Philadelphia movers may offer expedited moving if you need it faster. If you need more time, ask your mover about storage options in Irvine.

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