Moving from Nashville to Fresno (Movers from $1,687)

Quick answer: A move from Nashville to Fresno costs $1,609 to $10,034 and takes 6-17 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 2,127-mile move yourself.

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

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How much does it cost to move from Nashville to Fresno?

Nashville movers charge $120 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 $1,687 - $6,327 $1,463 - $3,888 $1,471 - $2,899
2 - 3 bedrooms $4,622 - $10,034 $2,764 - $5,480 $1,609 - $3,736
4+ bedrooms $8,246 - $15,093 $3,605 - $7,410 $2,052 - $4,142
*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 2,127 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 Nashville to Fresno

The cost of Nashville 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 Nashville to Fresno can be as low as $1,687 while a four-bedroom home can be as high as $13,776.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Nashville, 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 $1,471 to $4,058. However, these options require more work and effort compared to hiring professional movers.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from Nashville to Fresno?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Nashville to Fresno will cost between $1,687 to $6,327. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $4,622 to $10,034, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Nashville to Fresno will cost from $8,246 to $15,093.

How much are moving container companies from Nashville to Fresno?

Moving containers from Nashville to Fresno will cost you $1,463 to $3,888 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $2,764 to $5,480. A larger home will cost $3,605 to $7,410.

How much is a moving truck from Nashville 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 $1,471 to $2,899. A larger move will cost $1,609 to $3,736, and a four-bedroom move from Nashville to Fresno costs from $2,052 to $4,142. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Nashville to Fresno moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from Nashville 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 Nashville to Fresno.

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Pros and cons of moving from Nashville to Fresno

Cost of living: Nashville vs Fresno

Nashville Fresno
Average rent cost $1,995 $1,695
Average home value $427,290 $365,377
Average income (per capita) $72,537 $57,211
Cost of Living (single person) $1,237 $916
Cost of Living (family of 4) $4,465 $3,181
Unemployment rate 3.6% 8.0%
Sales Tax 9.25% 7.98%
State Income Tax 0.0% 13.3%
  • Rent prices in Fresno are 15% lower than in Nashville.
  • Home prices in Fresno are 14.5% lower than in Nashville.
  • Income in Fresno is 21.1% lower than in Nashville.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Fresno is 25.9% lower than in Nashville.
  • The cost of living for a family in Fresno is 28.8% lower than in Nashville.
  • The unemployment rate in Fresno is 122.22% higher than in Nashville.
  • Sales taxes in Fresno are 13.73% lower than in Nashville.
  • State income taxes in Fresno are 13.30% higher than in Nashville.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $2,221.50 in Fresno to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Nashville.

How is life different in Nashville compared to Fresno?

Fresno Nashville
Population 542,107 715,884
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 5 4
Walkability score 47 96
Bike friendliness score 58 72
Crime Index 37.69 47.09
Safety Index 49.51 52.91
Air Quality Good Good
  • Fresno's population is about 24% less than Nashville.
  • Fresno's public transportation has a score of 5 out of 10 versus Nashville's higher score of 4.
  • Fresno is less walkable than Nashville with a score of 47 out of 100 vs Nashville's 96 out of 100.
  • Fresno is less bike-friendly than Nashville with a score of 58 out of 100 vs Nashville's 72.
  • Fresno's crime rate is lower than Nashville with a score of 37.69 compared to Nashville's 47.09. This means that Fresno neighborhoods are safer than 37.69% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Nashville neighborhoods are safer than 47.09%.
  • Fresno is considered to be less safe than Nashville with a score of 49.51 vs Nashville's 52.91.
  • Air quality in Fresno is good, and in Nashville 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 Nashville movers

Company Quote Rating Contact
6th Man Movers Get A Quote starstarstarstarstar
4.86 overall rating
309 Hermitage Avenue, Nashville, TN, 37210
(615) 830-1313
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320 Seven Springs Way, Brentwood, TN, 37027
(877) 392-6168

Visit our best long distance movers in Nashville 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 Nashville to Fresno?

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

When is the cheapest time to move from Nashville to Fresno?

Because most people are moving from Nashville 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 Nashville to Fresno take?

The 2,127-mile move from Nashville, TN, to Fresno, CA, takes 6-17 days. Some Nashville 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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