$1,502 Movers From Houston to Fresno

Quick Answer: The cost to move from Houston, TX to Fresno, CA averages from $1,407 to $8,618 depending on how much you're moving, your move date, and whether you hire a company or do the move yourself.

Hiring a full-service Houston moving company will be on the more expensive side, while renting a truck or moving container is usually cheaper but requires more work.

Here's everything you need to know about your upcoming move to Fresno, CA.

Moving the reverse route? We've got you covered with our Moving from Fresno to Houston guide.

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Moving from Houston to Fresno resources

Moving 1,765 miles is no joke. Here's what you need to know.

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

Houston movers charge $75 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 $1,502 - $5,916 $1,316 - $3,149 $1,211 - $2,451
2 - 3 bedrooms $3,805 - $8,618 $2,418 - $4,701 $1,407 - $2,771
4+ bedrooms $7,239 - $12,393 $3,172 - $6,376 $1,722 - $3,498
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*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 1,765 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.

The cost to move from Houston to Fresno will depend on:

  • Move size: The amount of items you have — as well as your home size and layout — will impact the total cost of your relocation.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Houston, so moving companies will likely charge more.
  • Do-it-yourself vs Professional Mover: DIY moving services are usually cheaper but involve more work and stress compared to letting the pros handle your move.

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

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Houston to Fresno will cost between $1,502 to $5,916. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $3,805 to $8,618, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Houston to Fresno will cost from $7,239 to $12,393.

How much are moving container companies from Houston to Fresno?

Moving containers from Houston to Fresno will cost you $1,316 to $3,149 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $2,418 to $4,701. A larger home will cost $3,172 to $6,376.

How much is a moving truck from Houston 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 $1,211 to $2,451. A larger move will cost $1,407 to $2,771, and a four-bedroom move from Houston to Fresno costs from $1,722 to $3,498. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Houston to Fresno moving companies

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

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If you're just trying to ship a few items, here are our picks for the best small load moving companies.

Pros and cons of moving from Houston to Fresno

Cost of living: Houston vs Fresno

Houston Fresno
Average rent cost $1,684 $1,695
Average home value $261,764 $365,377
Average income (per capita) $67,621 $57,211
Cost of Living (single person) $1,488 $916
Cost of Living (family of 4) $5,313 $3,181
Unemployment rate 4.1% 8.0%
Sales Tax 8.25% 7.98%
State Income Tax 0.0% 13.3%
  • Rent prices are the same in Fresno and Houston.
  • Home prices in Fresno are 39.6% higher than in Houston.
  • Income in Fresno is 15.4% lower than in Houston.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Fresno is 38.4% lower than in Houston.
  • The cost of living for a family in Fresno is 40.1% lower than in Houston.
  • The unemployment rate in Fresno is 95.12% higher than in Houston.
  • Sales taxes in Fresno are 3.27% lower than in Houston.
  • State income taxes in Fresno are 13.30% higher than in Houston.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $1,846.77 in Fresno to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Houston.

How is life different in Houston compared to Fresno?

Fresno Houston
Population 542,107 2,301,572
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 5 5
Walkability score 47 47
Bike friendliness score 58 49
Crime Index 37.69 63.21
Safety Index 49.51 36.79
Air Quality Good Good
  • Fresno's population is about 76% less than Houston.
  • Fresno's public transportation has a similar score to Houston.
  • Fresno and Houston are similarily walkable.
  • Fresno is more bike-friendly than Houston with a score of 58 out of 100 vs Houston's 49.
  • Fresno's crime rate is lower than Houston with a score of 37.69 compared to Houston's 63.21. This means that Fresno neighborhoods are safer than 37.69% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Houston neighborhoods are safer than 63.21%.
  • Fresno is considered to be safer than Houston with a safety index of 49.51 vs Houston's 36.79.
  • Air quality in Fresno is good, and in Houston 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 Houston movers

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Visit our best long distance movers in Houston 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)

FAQs about moving from Houston to Fresno

When is the best time to move from Houston to Fresno?

The best time to move from Houston to Fresno is during the transitional seasons of spring or fall, considering the summer highs of 98ºF and the winter lows of 38ºF in Fresno.

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

Because most people are moving from Houston to Fresno in the spring or fall, you can often catch discounts by moving in the summer or winter. Read our guide on moving discounts to learn more.

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