Moving from Charleston to Jacksonville (Movers from $960)

Quick answer: A move from Charleston to Jacksonville costs $344 to $5,245 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 238-mile move yourself.

Hiring a long-distance moving company from Charleston 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 Jacksonville to Charleston guide.

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How much does it cost to move from Charleston to Jacksonville?

Charleston movers charge $134 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 $960 - $3,494 $709 - $1,668 $352 - $585
2 - 3 bedrooms $1,719 - $5,245 $1,314 - $2,374 $344 - $679
4+ bedrooms $2,327 - $6,738 $1,799 - $3,144 $442 - $830
*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 238 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 Charleston to Jacksonville

The cost of Charleston 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 Charleston to Jacksonville can be as low as $960 while a four-bedroom home can be as high as $5,601.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Charleston, 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 $352 to $745. However, these options require more work and effort compared to hiring professional movers.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from Charleston to Jacksonville?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Charleston to Jacksonville will cost between $960 to $3,494. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $1,719 to $5,245, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Charleston to Jacksonville will cost from $2,327 to $6,738.

How much are moving container companies from Charleston to Jacksonville?

Moving containers from Charleston to Jacksonville will cost you $709 to $1,668 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $1,314 to $2,374. A larger home will cost $1,799 to $3,144.

How much is a moving truck from Charleston to Jacksonville?

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 $352 to $585. A larger move will cost $344 to $679, and a four-bedroom move from Charleston to Jacksonville costs from $442 to $830. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Charleston to Jacksonville moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from Charleston to Jacksonville 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 Charleston to Jacksonville.

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Pros and cons of moving from Charleston to Jacksonville

Cost of living: Charleston vs Jacksonville

Charleston Jacksonville
Average rent cost $2,500 $1,595
Average home value $531,165 $293,901
Average income (per capita) $60,732 $58,263
Cost of Living (single person) $1,055 $1,075
Cost of Living (family of 4) $3,685 $3,854
Unemployment rate 4.0% 4.9%
Sales Tax 9.0% 7.5%
State Income Tax 7.0% 0.0%
  • Rent prices in Jacksonville are 36% lower than in Charleston.
  • Home prices in Jacksonville are 44.7% lower than in Charleston.
  • Income in Jacksonville is 4.1% lower than in Charleston.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Jacksonville is 1.9% higher than in Charleston.
  • The cost of living for a family in Jacksonville is 4.6% higher than in Charleston.
  • The unemployment rate in Jacksonville is 22.50% higher than in Charleston.
  • Sales taxes in Jacksonville are 16.67% lower than in Charleston.
  • State income taxes in Jacksonville are 100.00% lower than in Charleston.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $3,056.87 in Jacksonville to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Charleston.

How is life different in Charleston compared to Jacksonville?

Jacksonville Charleston
Population 949,611 150,277
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 4 3
Walkability score 26 40
Bike friendliness score 41 50
Crime Index 56.28 18.0
Safety Index 43.72 61.13
Air Quality Good Good
  • Jacksonville's population is about 532% greater than Charleston.
  • Jacksonville's public transportation has a score of 4 out of 10 versus Charleston's higher score of 3.
  • Jacksonville is less walkable than Charleston with a score of 26 out of 100 vs Charleston's 40 out of 100.
  • Jacksonville is less bike-friendly than Charleston with a score of 41 out of 100 vs Charleston's 50.
  • Jacksonville's crime rate is higher than Charleston with a score of 56.28 compared to Charleston's 18.0. This means that Jacksonville neighborhoods are safer than 56.28% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Charleston neighborhoods are safer than 18.0%.
  • Jacksonville is considered to be less safe than Charleston with a score of 43.72 vs Charleston's 61.13.
  • Air quality in Jacksonville is good, and in Charleston it's good.

Considerations for moving to Jacksonville

  • Weather: Jacksonville has hot humid summers, and warm to mild and drier winters. Seasonal rainfall is concentrated in the warmest months from May through September, when brief but intense downpours with thunder and lightning are common, while the driest months are from November through April. Be sure to check your weather app to avoid rain during 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: Individuals and companies engaging in for-profit local and intrastate moving within the Sunshine State must register each year with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Division of Consumer Services. Make sure the moving company you use has a license before hiring.
  • State regulator: You can verify a Florida moving license and its status through the state's public utilities commission.
  • Moving permits: Florida 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 Jacksonville. Get started here.
  • Moving company insurance: Every state requires moving companies to carry different levels of insurance. Released Value Protection stands out as a cost-effective choice, provided by movers at no extra expense, although it comes with limited coverage. In this option, the mover's liability is capped at 60 cents per pound per article. To ensure comprehensive coverage matching the full value of your items, consult with your chosen moving company about alternative options or explore third-party insurance providers. Secure the best protection for your belongings during the move with these tailored coverage choices.
  • Moving checklist: Our moving checklist will help you have the peace of mind that you've got everything covered.

Local Charleston movers

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Smooth Move Charleston Get A Quote starstarstarstarstar
4.62 overall rating
4767 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC, 29405
(843) 860-9717
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1514 Mathis Ferry Rd #18, Mt Pleasant, SC, 29464
(843) 737-1279

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

Where to live in Jacksonville

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

Best neighborhoods for singles:

  • Riverside
  • Brooklyn
  • Baymeadows
  • Secret Cove
  • South Riverside
  • Windy Hill

Best neighborhoods for families:

  • Beacon Hills & Harbour
  • Deercreek
  • Oceanway
  • Orange Park
  • Ortega Forest
  • Sandalwood

What to do in Jacksonville

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

  • Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
  • Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
  • Museum of Science and History
  • Friendship Fountain
  • Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Adventure Landing: Jacksonville Beach
  • Little Talbot Island State Park
  • Downtown Jacksonville
  • Ritz Theater and Museum

Get your sports on!

Jacksonville is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL)

FAQ

When is the best time to move from Charleston to Jacksonville?

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

When is the cheapest time to move from Charleston to Jacksonville?

Because most people are moving from Charleston to Jacksonville 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 Charleston to Jacksonville take?

The 238-mile move from Charleston, SC, to Jacksonville, FL, takes 1-2 days. Some Charleston movers may offer expedited moving if you need it faster. If you need more time, ask your mover about storage options in Jacksonville.

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