Moving from Austin to Newark (Movers from $1,545)

Quick answer: A move from Austin to Newark costs $1,431 to $8,312 and takes 4-15 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 1,732-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 Newark to Austin guide.

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

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 $1,545 - $5,790 $1,279 - $3,189 $1,259 - $2,544
2 - 3 bedrooms $4,130 - $8,312 $2,400 - $4,660 $1,431 - $2,794
4+ bedrooms $6,882 - $12,929 $3,374 - $6,254 $1,822 - $3,489
*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 1,732 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 Newark

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 Newark can be as low as $1,545 while a four-bedroom home can be as high as $12,098.
  • 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 $1,259 to $3,348. However, these options require more work and effort compared to hiring professional movers.

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

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Austin to Newark will cost between $1,545 to $5,790. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $4,130 to $8,312, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Austin to Newark will cost from $6,882 to $12,929.

How much are moving container companies from Austin to Newark?

Moving containers from Austin to Newark will cost you $1,279 to $3,189 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $2,400 to $4,660. A larger home will cost $3,374 to $6,254.

How much is a moving truck from Austin to Newark?

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 $1,259 to $2,544. A larger move will cost $1,431 to $2,794, and a four-bedroom move from Austin to Newark costs from $1,822 to $3,489. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Austin to Newark moving companies

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

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Pros and cons of moving from Austin to Newark

Cost of living: Austin vs Newark

Austin Newark
Average rent cost $1,850 $2,100
Average home value $530,990 $429,995
Average income (per capita) $65,602 $41,335
Cost of Living (single person) $1,195 $1,926
Cost of Living (family of 4) $4,235 $4,008
Unemployment rate 3.5% 13.0%
Sales Tax 8.25% 6.63%
State Income Tax 0.0% 10.7%
  • Rent prices in Newark are 14% higher than in Austin.
  • Home prices in Newark are 19.0% lower than in Austin.
  • Income in Newark is 37.0% lower than in Austin.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Newark is 61.2% higher than in Austin.
  • The cost of living for a family in Newark is 5.4% lower than in Austin.
  • The unemployment rate in Newark is 271.43% higher than in Austin.
  • Sales taxes in Newark are 19.64% lower than in Austin.
  • State income taxes in Newark are 10.70% higher than in Austin.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $4,835.15 in Newark 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 Newark?

Newark Austin
Population 311,549 974,447
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 9 5
Walkability score 76 42
Bike friendliness score 51 54
Crime Index 74.37 42.91
Safety Index 25.63 59.87
Air Quality Good Good
  • Newark's population is about 68% less than Austin.
  • Newark's public transportation has a score of 9 out of 10 versus Austin's higher score of 5.
  • Newark is more walkable than Austin with a score of 76 out of 100 vs Austin's 42 out of 100.
  • Newark is less bike-friendly than Austin with a score of 51 out of 100 vs Austin's 54.
  • Newark's crime rate is higher than Austin with a score of 74.37 compared to Austin's 42.91. This means that Newark neighborhoods are safer than 74.37% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Austin neighborhoods are safer than 42.91%.
  • Newark is considered to be less safe than Austin with a score of 25.63 vs Austin's 59.87.
  • Air quality in Newark is good, and in Austin it's good.

Considerations for moving to Newark

  • Weather: Newark has cold winters and hot humid 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: In New Jersey, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs handles the regulation of in-state moving companies. The state’s Division of Consumer Affairs works to ensure that warehousemen (public storage companies) and public movers provide safe, reliable, and ethical services while adhering to all relevant state rules and regulations. Make sure the moving company you use has a license before hiring.
  • State regulator: You can verify a New Jersey moving license and its status through the state's public utilities commission.
  • Moving permits: New Jersey 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 Newark. 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 as it incurs no cost. It is provided by movers at no additional charge, but the coverage is minimal. Under this option, no more than 60 cents per pound per article is the responsibility of the mover. For example, if a delicate china set weighing 20 pounds is lost or damaged by the mover, only $12 (60 cents x 20 pounds) would be received. If coverage for the full value of your items is needed, consultation with the moving company you're hiring for other options or a third-party insurance provider is recommended.
  • 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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Visit our best long distance movers in Austin page to see a complete list of moving companies, including hourly rates, services, and reviews.

Where to live in Newark

Now that you've decided to make the move to "Brick City", these are the best neighborhoods to move to in Newark.

Best neighborhoods for singles:

  • North Ironbound
  • South Ironbound
  • Downtown
  • Seventh Avenue
  • Upper Roseville

Best neighborhoods for families:

  • Downtown
  • Upper Vailsburg
  • Seventh Avenue
  • North Ironbound
  • Springfield/Belmont

What to do in Newark

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

  • Branch Brook Park
  • Prudential Center
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center
  • Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
  • Newark Museum
  • Ironbound
  • Newark Penn Station
  • Newark Public Library
  • St. Lucy's Church
  • AirTrain Newark
  • Military Park

Get your sports on!

Newark is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:
  • New Jersey Devils (NHL)
  • Metropolitan Riveters (NWHL)

FAQ

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

The best time to move from Austin to Newark 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 Newark?

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

The 1,732-mile move from Austin, TX, to Newark, NJ, takes 4-15 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 Newark.

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