Moving from Houston, TX to Winston-Salem, NC: Movers and Cost

Quick Answer: The cost to move from Houston, TX to Winston-Salem, NC averages from $798 to $6,299 depending on how much you’re moving, your move date, and whether you hire a company or do the move yourself. Hiring movers will be on the more expensive side. Renting a truck or renting a moving container is usually cheaper but requires more work.

In this article, we’ll lay out everything you need to know for your upcoming move to Winston-Salem, NC. But first, here are a few resources if you need immediate answers:

Moving the reverse route? We’ve got you covered with our Moving from Winston-Salem to Houston guide.

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How much does it cost to move from Houston to Winston-Salem?

Here are average prices to hire a moving company, rent a moving container, or rent a moving truck:

Move Size Moving Company Moving Container Rental Truck
Studio / 1 Bedroom $1,220 - $4,937 $900 - $2,199 $739 - $1,405
2 - 3 bedrooms $2,656 - $6,299 $1,613 - $3,225 $798 - $1,670
4+ bedrooms $4,435 - $8,390 $2,180 - $4,257 $1,003 - $2,034

*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 1,111 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 Winston-Salem will depend on:

  • Move size: 5 bedroom homes are more expensive to move than 1 bedroom apartments.
  • Time of year: Summer is busy season so moving companies charge more.
  • Do-it-yourself vs Professional Mover: DIY moving services are usually cheaper but involve more work and stress.

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Who Are The Best Houston to Winston-Salem Movers?

Hiring a moving company is a big deal.

We’ve researched over 500 interstate moving companies, cross-referencing verified customer reviews, license data, insurance data, and federal complaint records to find you the best long distance moving companies in the industry.

If you’re moving a 1 bedroom apartment worth of stuff or more, these are the best full service moving companies.

Company Quote Rating Price
Safeway Moving
Best Overall Value
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4.5 overall rating
American Van Lines
American Van Lines
Best industry reputation
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4.5 overall rating
International Van Lines
International Van Lines
Best customer service
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4.45 overall rating

If you’re just trying to ship a few items, here’s a list of our recommended services for small moves.

How much does it cost to hire a professional moving company from Houston to Winston-Salem?

To ship furniture from Houston to Winston-Salem with a mover will cost between $1,220 to $4,937. The cost to move a 2 to 3 bedroom home will range from $2,656 to $6,299, and a 4-bedroom move or bigger move from Houston to Winston-Salem will cost from $4,435 to $8,390.

How much are moving container companies from Houston to Winston-Salem?

Moving containers from Houston to Winston-Salem will cost you $900 to $2,199 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a 2 to 3 bedroom move, moving containers can cost $1,613 to $3,225. A larger home will cost $2,180 to $4,257.

How much is a moving truck from Houston to Winston-Salem?

Renting a moving truck is usually the cheapest option, but it requires you to do all of the driving and labor; these estimates include the estimated fuel cost:

Moving a studio or 1-bedroom apartment in a rental truck will cost around $739 to $1,405. A larger move will cost $798 to $1,670, and a 4+ bedroom move from Houston to Winston-Salem costs from $1,003 to $2,034.

How to ship a car from Houston to Winston-Salem?

If you're moving from Houston to Winston-Salem and need to transport your car, finding a reliable car shipping company is crucial. Look for top-rated Houston to Winston-Salem car shippers and compare quotes and services to find the best fit for your needs and budget. Keep in mind that the type of transport you choose and the size of your vehicle will affect the cost.

Is moving from Houston, TX to Winston-Salem, NC a good idea?

Cost of Living: Houston vs Winston-Salem

Houston Winston-Salem
Average rent cost $1,242 $875
Average home value $243,875 $209,917
Average income (per capita) $62,076 $57,667
Cost of Living (single person) $838 $930
Cost of Living (family of 4) $2,976 $3,005
Unemployment rate 4.8% 5.2%
Sales Tax 8.25% 7.0%
State Income Tax 0.0% 5.25%
  • Rent Prices in Winston-Salem, NC are 30% lower than in Houston, TX.
  • Home Prices in Winston-Salem, NC are 13.9% lower than in Houston, TX.
  • Income in Winston-Salem, NC is 7.1% lower than in Houston, TX.
  • Cost of Living for a single person in Winston-Salem, NC is 11.0% higher than in Houston, TX.
  • Cost of Living for a family is the same in Winston-Salem, NC and Houston, TX.
  • Unemployment rate in Winston-Salem, NC is 8.33% higher than in Houston, TX.
  • Sales Taxes in Winston-Salem, NC are 15.15% lower than in Houston, TX.
  • State Income Taxes in Winston-Salem, NC are 5.25% higher than in Houston, TX.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $2,670.6 in Winston-Salem to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Houston.

How is life different in Houston, TX to Winston-Salem, NC?

Winston-Salem Houston
Population 249,545 2,304,580
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 3 5
Walkability score 22 47
Bike friendliness score 29 49
Crime Index 7.81 55.87
Safety Index 68.36 36.23
Air Quality Good Good
  • Winston-Salem’s population is about 89% less than Houston.
  • Winston-Salem’s public transportation is better than Houston with a score of 3 vs 5.
  • Winston-Salem is less walkable than Houston with a score of 22 vs 47.
  • Winston-Salem is less bike-friendly than Houston with a score of 29 vs 49.
  • Winston-Salem's crime rate is lower than Houston with a score of 7.81 compared to 55.87.
  • Winston-Salem is considered to be safer than Houston with a safety index of 68.36 vs 36.23.
  • Air Quality in Winston-Salem is Good, and in Houston it’s Good.

Considerations for moving to Winston-Salem, NC

  • Weather: Climate in Winston-Salem is unlikely to affect your move but a freezing day in the winter could affect the conditions of the roads. .
  • 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: For-profit household goods carriers in the state fall under the jurisdiction of the North Carolina Utilities Commission, Transportation Division. All legitimate movers should have a “C Number” issued by the commission, signifying that they’ve met minimum insurance requirements and adhere to the provisions outlined in the state’s Maximum Rate Tariff (MRT). Make sure the moving company you use has a license before hiring.
  • State Regulator: You can verify a North Carolina moving license and its status on the state regulator's official website.
  • Moving Permits: North Carolina 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 forward to Winston-Salem. Get started here.
  • Moving Company Insurance: Every state requires moving companies to carry different levels of insurance. Released Value Protection is the most economical option because it doesn’t cost anything. It is offered by movers at no additional charge, but the protection is minimal. Under this option, the mover is responsible for no more than 60 cents per pound per article. For example, if your mover lost or damaged a 50 inch TV weighing 25 pounds, you would only receive $15 (60 cents x 25 pounds). If you need for the full value of your items to be covered, please consult with the moving company you're hiring for other options or a third-party insurance provider.
  • Moving Checklist: Our moving checklist will help you have the peace of mind that you’ve got everything covered.

Local Houston Movers

Company Quote Rating Contact
3 Men Movers Get A Quote      
4.9 overall rating
6805 Sands Point Drive, Houston, TX, 77074
(713) 333-6683
All My Sons Moving & Storage Get A Quote      
4.72 overall rating
9550 West Wingfoot Road, Houston, TX, 77041
(281) 667-0966

Visit our Best Movers in Houston page to see a complete list of moving companies, including hourly rates, services, and reviews.

What to do in Winston-Salem

Moving to The “Camel City”? These are some of the best things to do in your new North Carolina home.

  • Old Salem Museums & Gardens
  • Reynolda House Museum of American Art
  • Children's Museum of Winston-Salem
  • Salem God's Acre Cemetery
  • Truist Stadium
  • Salem Lake
  • Quarry Park
  • Shell-shaped Gas Station
  • Kaleideum North
  • Bethabara Park
  • Home Moravian Church
  • BB&T Field
  • Reynolda gardens
  • Historic Bethania, NC
  • Hanes Mall

Get your sports on!

Winston-Salem is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:
  • Winston-Salem State University Rams (NCAA)
  • Winston-Salem Dash (High-A East)
  • Carolina Thunderbirds (FPHL)
  • Winston-Salem Wolves (East Coast Basketball League)
  • Wake Forest (NCAA)

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