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Best Movers in Philadelphia, PA

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    by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

    Professional moving companies in Philadelphia provide quick and hassle-free moves, whether you're staying in the city or moving cross-country. Reputable movers have honest claim policies and no hidden fees. Check the list below of our top recommendations for the best moving companies in Philadelphia.

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      philadelphia downtown

      Many people move to Philadelphia to experience its historical value and array of restaurants. Sites like the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall and Elfreth’s Alley are classic must-sees. Philly residents also enjoy popular cheesesteak locations like Geno’s Steaks or experiencing the opera-singing waiters at Victor’s Cafe. No matter why or where you’re moving in Philadelphia, we’ve assembled a list of the best movers in the city to help make the process simple and convenient.

      Philadelphia moving cost

      Moving to or from Philadelphia usually costs $1,000 to $9,000 or more. How much you ultimately pay movers in Pennsylvania depends on several factors. For instance, late fall and winter months are typically the least expensive time of year to move, while moving during warmer seasons is more costly.

      How much does it cost to move in Philadelphia?

      Local movers in Philadelphia typically charge $1,000 to $2,000 to move a two- to three-bedroom home within the city. Most local movers price their service by the hour, the number of crew members needed, the number of trucks required and the equipment used.

      There may be additional fees to move bulky items like safes and pianos. There may also be a surcharge if your home has limited accessibility, such as Philadelphia's old row houses in neighborhoods like Old City or residences with tight streets like those in Elfreth’s Alley.

      How much does it cost to move to Philadelphia?

      Long-distance moving companies relocating two- to three-bedroom residences into Philadelphia may charge $3,000 to $8,800 or more. Rates are calculated based on the weight of the shipment, distance traveled and equipment needed. The same additional fees applicable to short-distance moves, such as limited accessibility and packing heavy items, apply to long-distance moves, as well.

      The chart below lists a few examples of how pricing varies by distance.

      Starting cityDistanceAverage cost
      Seattle, WA2,373 miles$6,188 - $8,753
      Houston, TX1,351 miles$4,680 - $6,572
      Raleigh, NC361 miles$3,038 - $4,199

      Moving services in Philadelphia

      Depending on the level of assistance needed, moving companies in Pennsylvania offer services that can add or subtract from the cost. For example:

      • Labor-only moves, where homeowners simply need help loading and unloading, range from $80 to $180 per hour, depending on the number of movers needed.
      • Basic relocations with an added truck increase the total price by $90 to $130.
      • Specialty moves for an upright piano cost an average of $330.

      Finding movers in Philadelphia

      How to find the right mover in Philadelphia for you depends on your individual needs. A few things you should ask yourself when focusing on a moving company are:

      • Are you moving locally or long-distance? Many movers specialize in local or long-distance relocations.
      • Do you have specialty items to be moved? Some movers focus on specialty moves for individuals that own antiques, high-value artwork or overweight items.
      • How much work do you want to do? Consider how much work you want to do yourself. Not all companies provide full-service moves.

      When choosing your mover, they should be appropriately licensed and insured.

      Online reviews can be valuable resources to help determine a mover’s customer service, attentiveness and overall quality. Pennsylvania residents can refer to the state's report database for further research.

      Protection from moving scams in Philadelphia

      To protect consumers from moving scams, every moving company operating within Philadelphia must have a U.S. Department of Transportation number and registration with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Philadelphia movers are required to have a PA Public Utility Commission number on their vehicles, company documents and advertisements. Contact the Pennsylvania PUC’s Motor Carrier Safety division to find out if a particular company is licensed.

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        Philadelphia moving company information

        PhilaGorilla Movers

        PhilaGorilla Movers conducts local and long-distance relocations with transparent pricing. Moves within Philadelphia are priced hourly, while jobs with multiple travel days have a flat rate. Relocations with this company don't include boxes or packing supplies.

        • Address: 2000 Hamilton St., Philadelphia, PA 19130
        • Phone: (215) 346-7980
        • Hours: M - F: 8am - 5pm; Sat: 10am - 2pm
        • Website: philagorillamovers.com
        EverSafe Moving Co.

        Eversafe Moving Co. can pack up your entire home if needed. It also has experience moving upright pianos and safes under 500 pounds. Eversafe Moving guarantees your final bill won't be more than 10% over your quoted estimate.

        • Address: 8701 Torresdale Ave., Philadelphia, PA 1913
        • Phone: (215) 821-8547
        • Hours: M - F: 9am - 6pm
        • Website: eversafemoving.com
        BR Moving

        BR Moving strives to make your move as stress-free as possible by doing all the heavy lifting for you. It handles moves of any size. The company prides itself on packing and delivering household goods on time. BR Moving also offers help with furniture disassembly and reassembly.

        • Address: 2645 E. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125
        • Phone: (215) 620-5796
        • Hours: M - Sun: 9am - 5pm
        • Website: brmoving.com
        Man With A Van

        Man With a Van moves your stuff "From A to B with TLC." It has trucks big and small to help move anything from a single item to a multistory house. Most of its company vehicles come with lift gates so that even bulky items can be loaded and unloaded with care.

        • Address: 932 N. Eighth St., Philadelphia, PA 19123
        • Phone: (800) 575-6006
        • Hours: M - F: 7am - 9pm; Sat: 9am - 9pm; Sun: 9am - 5pm
        • Website: manwithavan.com
        Stellar Movers

        Stellar Movers is a fully equipped moving company with a well-maintained fleet of trucks for a reliable moving experience. It is fully licensed and insured across the entire tri-state area. The company promises to work with a wide range of budgets and gives same-day estimates.

        • Address: 1105 Greenwich St., Philadelphia, PA 19147
        • Phone: (215) 205-5747
        • Hours: M - F: 8am - 5pm; Sat: 8am - 12pm
        • Website: stellarmovers.com
        Nicky’s Moving & Storage

        Nicky's Moving & Storage has performed thousands of residential and commercial moves in Philadelphia. It has years of experience moving apartments, homes and townhouses. The company provides the necessary materials to pack and crate rare items.

        • Address: 7660 Queen St., Glenside, PA 19038
        • Phone: (267) 420-0806
        • Hours: M - F: 8am - 5pm; Sat: 8am - 2pm
        • Website: nickysmoving.com
        Marvel Movers

        With Marvel Movers' "No Surprises Zone" policy, you pay exactly what the company quotes as long as your moving requirements don't change. The company knows how to tackle Philadelphia's old homes with multiple stories and complex layouts. Disassembly and reassembly are also included in the price.

        • Address: 2431 Reed St., Ste. 2, Philadelphia, PA 19146
        • Phone: (267) 214-4784
        • Hours: M - F: 7:30am - 7pm
        • Website: marvelpromovers.com
        Old City Movers

        Old City Movers is an insured and bonded moving company based in Philadelphia. It moves your belongings within or outside the city of Philadelphia. If safe, Old City Movers can hoist furniture that doesn't fit up steps by alternative means, including moving through windows and over balconies.

        • Address: 1417 N. Second St., Ste. 3R, Philadelphia, PA 19122
        • Phone: (267) 205-5209
        • Hours: M - F: 8am - 4pm
        • Website: oldcitymovers.com
        Philadelphia Movers

        If you need goods like gym equipment, grand pianos, antiques and safes moved, Philadelphia Movers is a good choice. If opting for a full-service relocation, the company packs, stores, loads and transports all household items safely in a two-day moving process. Its crews are professional and have extensive experience.

        • Address: 600 Red Lion Road, Apt. L5, Philadelphia, PA 19115
        • Phone: (267) 238-0489
        • Hours: M - Sun: 10am - 8pm
        • Website: philadelphiamovers.co
        by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

        Sandi Pope previously worked in the nonprofit sector as an advocate for environmental and social change and believes information access is a human right. As a member of the ConsumerAffairs Research Team, she seeks to provide consumers with the necessary information needed in making life-altering decisions.

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