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Find the Best Movers in Pittsburgh, PA

Whether you’re moving from Shadyside to Point Breeze or packing up for a cross-country transfer, hiring the right mover takes the stress and complication out of the relocation process. We’ve researched local moving companies in the Pittsburgh area to find those with a reputation for safe, efficient moves and fair pricing.

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    Finding the best Pittsburgh moving company

    If you’re trusting a mover with your belongings, it’s crucial to find a reputable company. It’s also essential to find a mover that specializes in the services you need. When choosing a moving company, consider:

    • License and insurance: Movers within Pennsylvania must be licensed by the Public Utility Commission and are required to have insurance coverage. You can visit the website of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to look up intrastate movers. If your move is taking you across the Pennsylvania border, make sure your mover is registered with the U.S. Department of Transportation.
    • Move distance: Are you moving to Pittsburgh, away from Pittsburgh or within the city? Some movers only provide local moves, while others are equipped for long-distance, cross-country or international moves.
    • Size of home: There’s a mover in Pittsburgh for every size home — from small apartments to large, multiple-bedroom homes. If you have bulky or fragile items, such as pianos or fragile antiques, look for a mover experienced in transporting these types of valuable belongings.
    • Budget: Knowing your budget before interviewing movers helps you identify which moving services are in your price range.
    • Additional services required: You can choose to take on as much or as little of the moving work as you want. Some people want to pack and load their possessions themselves and only need a rental truck and a driver. Other Pittsburgh residents may prefer a full-service moving company that handles all aspects of the move, including packing and furniture assembly at the destination.

    Pittsburgh moving costs

    Pittsburgh moving costs range from $200 for small local moves to as high as $6,000 for cross-country moves. Local movers typically charge by the hour and the number of movers used, while long-distance movers charge by the distance of the move and volume of the items you’re moving.

    Type of moveCost range
    Local (within 100 miles)$200 - $2,000
    Long-distance (over 100 miles)$2,000 - $6,000

    Expect to pay additional costs for movers in Pittsburgh if:

    • You are moving to or from an apartment building without an elevator
    • There’s no parking within a specified distance of your origin or destination
    • You request extra stops to drop off or pick up items
    • You are moving large, delicate or valuable items, such as a piano or artwork
    • You ask for a full-service move, which includes all supplies and materials, packing and unpacking of your possessions, furniture disassembly and assembly, truck loading and unloading, transport and waste disposal
    • You decide to tip — for a local move, plan to tip about $5 per hour, and for a long-distance move, anywhere from $20 per employee to 5% of the total cost

    Try to get more than one written estimate before choosing a moving company in Pittsburgh. Make sure you know whether the estimate is binding or nonbinding. A binding estimate requires the mover to honor the quoted price unless you add items to the move or request additional services. A nonbinding quote may be different from your final price, but you never have to pay more than 110% of the quote to receive your possessions on the day of delivery.

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      Pittsburgh moving company information

      Bellhops Pittsburgh

      Bellhops is a nationwide chain of professional movers with a location in Pittsburgh. The company handles moves locally and across the country. It schedules most moves within 24 hours and has last-minute flexibility. Bellhops advertises transparent, hourly pricing with no hidden costs or extra fees, and it provides instant online quotes.

      • Service areas: Pittsburgh metro area
      • Address: 342 Oakland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
      • Phone: (412) 515-3979
      • Hours: M - Sun: 8am - 9pm
      • Website: getbellhops.com/market/pittsburgh-pennsylvania
      U-Pack Pittsburgh

      U-Pack is an affordable option for local or long-distance moves to or from Pittsburgh. You do the packing and loading using equipment and trucks delivered to your home, and U-Pack picks up and drops off the items at their destination. Get an online quote for both large and small moves and reserve your truck online. U-Pack is not a full-service moving company and does not offer packing or loading services.

      • Service areas: Pittsburgh metro area
      • Address: 770 Beechnut Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
      • Phone: (844) 611-4582
      • Hours: M - F: 9am - 5pm
      • Website: upack.com/moving-companies/pennsylvania/pittsburgh
      Movin Murdy

      Movin Murdy is a locally owned company with a reputation for reliability and fair pricing. The company is licensed, insured and equipped to handle local and long-distance moves for commercial or residential customers. Storage units are available in the local area. Movin Murdy can handle moving items of all shapes and sizes, including pianos, antiques and other specialty or fragile items. Ask about its professional packing and unpacking services.

      • Service areas: Pittsburgh metro area
      • Address: 1126 Third St., North Versailles, PA 15137
      • Phone: (412) 731-1722
      • Hours: M - F: 8am - 5pm
      • Website: movinmurdy.com
      Kerb Moving

      Kerb has locations across the nation that provide moving services to businesses and homes. The company has live streaming cameras on all trucks to ensure your belongings are safe. Call or visit Kerb’s website to request a free quote for local or long-distance moves. Storage facilities and auto transport are available upon request.

      • Service areas: Pittsburgh
      • Address: Serves Pittsburgh residents
      • Phone: (412) 904-5063
      • Hours: M - F: 8am - 8pm; Sat & Sun: 8am - 6pm
      • Website: kerb.com
      Prime Moving Center

      Prime Moving Center is a locally based moving company that provides local and long-distance moves. Moving services can often be booked the same day. The company is licensed and insured. Prime Moving Center charges an inclusive hourly rate with unlimited fuel and mileage and free use of moving equipment and supplies. You can request packing and unpacking services and choose the number of movers you need.

      • Service areas: Pittsburgh metro area
      • Address: 137 Green Valley Court, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
      • Phone: (877) 807-0077
      • Hours: M - F: 9am - 6pm
      • Website: primemoving.pro
      Culmer Moving

      Culmer Moving prioritizes attention to detail on every move, from the way your items are packed and loaded to the unloading and assembly process. Its liability coverage goes beyond the industry average, and the company is licensed and insured. Customers can request a moving estimate online.

      • Service areas: Pittsburgh metro area
      • Address: 6730 McPherson Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15208
      • Phone: (412) 254-3237
      • Hours: M - F: 9am - 7pm; Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 11am - 3pm
      • Website: pittsburghmoving.net
      Diversity Moving Company

      Diversity Moving Company is a locally owned and operated mover that provides full-service residential and commercial moves. Customize your services to match your moving needs — the company is available for full-service moves or helping to lift heavy items in your home. Other available services include packing and unpacking, specialty item moving, short- and long-term storage and junk removal. Diversity Moving Company is licensed and insured and maintains a large fleet for local and long-distance moves.

      • Service areas: Pittsburgh metro area
      • Address: 1924 Monongahela Ave., Swissvale, PA 15218
      • Phone: (412) 326-0335
      • Hours: M - Sat: 9am - 7pm
      • Website: mydiversitymovers.com
      GE Logistic Solutions LLC

      GE Logistic Solutions LLC is a locally owned mover focused on treating each item with care without sacrificing efficiency. The company is experienced in services ranging from local and long-distance moves to property cleanouts. Piano moving services are also available. Contact GE Logistic Solutions LLC for a free in-home consultation.

      • Service areas: Pittsburgh metro area
      • Address: 225 Davis Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15223
      • Phone: (412) 400-2467
      • Hours: 24/7
      • Website: gelogisticsolutions.com
      by Jessica Render ConsumerAffairs Research Team

      As a member of the ConsumerAffairs research team, Jessica Render is dedicated to providing well-researched, valuable content designed to help consumers make informed purchase decisions they can feel confident making. She holds a degree in journalism from Oral Roberts University.

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