Moving from Austin to Huntsville (Movers from $1,513)

Quick answer: A move from Austin to Huntsville costs $751 to $6,964 and takes 2-7 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 862-mile move yourself.

Hiring a long-distance moving company from Austin 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 Huntsville to Austin guide.

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How much does it cost to move from Austin to Huntsville?

Austin movers charge $90 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 $1,513 - $5,296 $960 - $2,307 $769 - $1,313
2 - 3 bedrooms $2,875 - $6,964 $1,672 - $3,301 $751 - $1,560
4+ bedrooms $5,146 - $9,864 $2,342 - $4,455 $1,020 - $2,014
*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 862 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 Austin to Huntsville

The cost of Austin 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 Austin to Huntsville can be as low as $1,513 while a four-bedroom home can be as high as $8,054.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Austin, 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 $769 to $1,899. However, these options require more work and effort compared to hiring professional movers.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from Austin to Huntsville?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Austin to Huntsville will cost between $1,513 to $5,296. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $2,875 to $6,964, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Austin to Huntsville will cost from $5,146 to $9,864.

How much are moving container companies from Austin to Huntsville?

Moving containers from Austin to Huntsville will cost you $960 to $2,307 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $1,672 to $3,301. A larger home will cost $2,342 to $4,455.

How much is a moving truck from Austin to Huntsville?

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 $769 to $1,313. A larger move will cost $751 to $1,560, and a four-bedroom move from Austin to Huntsville costs from $1,020 to $2,014. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Austin to Huntsville moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from Austin to Huntsville 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 Austin to Huntsville.

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Pros and cons of moving from Austin to Huntsville

Cost of living: Austin vs Huntsville

Austin Huntsville
Average rent cost $1,850 $1,400
Average home value $530,990 $277,985
Average income (per capita) $65,602 $60,959
Cost of Living (single person) $1,195 $1,979
Cost of Living (family of 4) $4,235 $3,710
Unemployment rate 3.5% 3.1%
Sales Tax 8.25% 4.5%
State Income Tax 0.0% 5.0%
  • Rent prices in Huntsville are 24% lower than in Austin.
  • Home prices in Huntsville are 47.6% lower than in Austin.
  • Income in Huntsville is 7.1% lower than in Austin.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Huntsville is 65.6% higher than in Austin.
  • The cost of living for a family in Huntsville is 12.4% lower than in Austin.
  • The unemployment rate in Huntsville is 11.43% lower than in Austin.
  • Sales taxes in Huntsville are 45.45% lower than in Austin.
  • State income taxes in Huntsville are 5.00% higher than in Austin.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $4,968.20 in Huntsville to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Austin.

How is life different in Austin compared to Huntsville?

Huntsville Austin
Population 215,006 974,447
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 2 5
Walkability score 24 42
Bike friendliness score 40 54
Crime Index 37.57 42.91
Safety Index 62.43 59.87
Air Quality Good Good
  • Huntsville's population is about 78% less than Austin.
  • Huntsville's public transportation has a score of 2 out of 10 versus Austin's lower score of 5.
  • Huntsville is less walkable than Austin with a score of 24 out of 100 vs Austin's 42 out of 100.
  • Huntsville is less bike-friendly than Austin with a score of 40 out of 100 vs Austin's 54.
  • Huntsville's crime rate is lower than Austin with a score of 37.57 compared to Austin's 42.91. This means that Huntsville neighborhoods are safer than 37.57% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Austin neighborhoods are safer than 42.91%.
  • Huntsville is considered to be safer than Austin with a safety index of 62.43 vs Austin's 59.87.
  • Air quality in Huntsville is good, and in Austin it's good.

Considerations for moving to Huntsville

  • Weather: Huntsville experiences hot, humid summers and generally mild winters. Huntsville is located in tornado alley..
  • 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 guarantee the safety and reliability of local moving services in Alabama, it is essential for moving companies to possess a registration number issued by the Alabama Public Service Commission (APSC). Trust your move to registered professionals for a secure and dependable experience. Make sure the moving company you use has a license before hiring.
  • State regulator: You can verify a Alabama moving license and its status through the state's public utilities commission.
  • Moving permits: Alabama 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 Huntsville. Get started here.
  • Moving company insurance: Every state requires moving companies to carry different levels of insurance. Moving companies typically take responsibility for your belongings at a rate of 60 cents per pound (or even less) per item. This means that for a lightweight item weighing five pounds and valued at $500, the reimbursement would be only $3 in the event of loss or damage. To enhance your coverage, certain movers provide additional valuation options, such as declared value or lump sum value protection, which offer better protection compared to the basic released value protection. To better understand and explore these options, consider discussing them with your chosen moving company.
  • Moving checklist: Our moving checklist will help you have the peace of mind that you've got everything covered.

Local Austin movers

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500 East Ben White Boulevard #E-350, Austin, TX, 78704
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Visit our best long distance movers in Austin page to see a complete list of moving companies, including hourly rates, services, and reviews.

What to do in Huntsville

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

  • U.S. Space and Rocket Center
  • Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Harmony Park Safari
  • U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
  • Alabama Constitution Village

Get your sports on!

Huntsville is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:
  • Huntsville Havoc (SPHL)
  • North Alabama SC Gravity (WPSL)
  • Rocket City Roller Derby (WFTDA)
  • Rocket City Trash Pandas (AA Minow League)

FAQ

When is the best time to move from Austin to Huntsville?

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

When is the cheapest time to move from Austin to Huntsville?

Because most people are moving from Austin to Huntsville 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 Austin to Huntsville take?

The 862-mile move from Austin, TX, to Huntsville, AL, takes 2-7 days. Some Austin movers may offer expedited moving if you need it faster. If you need more time, ask your mover about storage options in Huntsville.

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