The Best Moving Companies in Tucson

Whether you’re moving across town or cross country, we’ve found the best moving companies for you. We analyzed the services, customer reviews, and costs for more than 20 movers in Tucson. These are our top picks.
Best long distance mover
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
Our Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
pro Full-service moves
pro Movers load and drive truck
Best for local moving
Swift & Gentle Moving+Storage
Our Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
pro Full-service moves
pro Movers load and drive truck
Best for container moving
pods
PODS
Our Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
pro Container moves
con Customer loads container
Best for truck rental
penske
Penske
Our Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
pro DIY truck-rental moves
con Customer loads and drives truck

What type of moving company is right for you?

Professional movers
They handle it all.

Professional movers load your stuff, ship it to your new home, and unload it all for you. It’s the easiest—but most expensive—option. Learn more.

Containers
You load, they ship.

You load up all your belongings, but the movers transport your container to your new home. It’s the middle road for effort and cost. Learn more.

Move truck rentals
You do all the work.

Worried about costs? Rent a truck, load it yourself, drive it to your new home, and unload all your things. You do it all—and save a lot. Learn more.


The best long-distance movers in Tucson

Move.org researched over a dozen nationwide moving companies. These professional moving companies are our top picks. If you’re moving to a new home outside of Arizona, we recommend these movers.
Best long-distance moving company
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
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    30 days free storage
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    🔥15% senior discount
Best premium services
Best for customizable services
northamerican
North American Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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    A la carte services
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    GPS tracking
Best customer reviews
safeway
Safeway Moving System
4 out of 5 stars
4
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    Charitable donations
Best budget moving company

Local professional movers in Tucson

If you’re moving to a new home in Tucson or somewhere else in Arizona, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Moving company
Customer rating
Services
Phone
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4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
520-345-3069
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Packing services
- Piano moving
- Storage services
- In-state moves
520-275-9893
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Delivery services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
520-574-7202
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
520-444-3133
4 out of 5 stars
4
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
520-447-0900

Best moving container companies in Tucson

Move.org analyzed approximately 8,000 customer reviews and 300 quotes over 3 years to find the best moving container companies in the US.
Moving company
Move.org rating
Avg. cost for local move
Avg. cost for long-distance move
Phone
Learn more
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
$1,370$4,300866-229-4120
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
$1,940$4,240800-722-5728
4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1
$1,500$3,880888-947-7974
4 out of 5 stars
4
$1,870$5,030844-362-5303
3.9 out of 5 stars
3.9
$1,730$4,100800-468-4285

Best truck rental companies in Tucson

Move.org researched services, gathered over 100 quotes, and interviewed customers to find the 5 best moving truck rental companies in the country.
Moving company
Move.org rating
Avg. cost for local move
Avg. cost for long-distance move
Phone
Learn more
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
$328$1,944844-847-9577
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2
$28$2,080800-462-8343
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2
$39$1,946800-468-4285
3.1 out of 5 stars
3.1
$130N/A888-736-8387
3.1 out of 5 stars
3.1
$324$2,337N/A
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What to know about moving in Tucson

What’s the cost of living in Tucson?

On average, a Tucson resident pays only $1,330 a month for living costs like rent, food, and utilities.1 And while this isn’t the lowest living cost total we’ve seen, it’s pretty close, and it landed Tucson in tenth place on our list of cities where living costs are the lowest.

If you’re looking for an affordable new locale to put down roots or start a new chapter in your life, Tucson is a great option.

How high are home prices in Tucson?

Like its living costs for renters, Tucson’s home prices are pretty affordable. The city’s median home value was $184,100 in 2021,2 which wasn’t cheap enough to put it among the 10 best cities for first-time homebuyers, but still. Not too shabby.

That said, the city’s homes may not be so affordable too much longer. Between 2020 and 2021, the average price for a single-family home in Arizona increased by 22.7%.3 For context, this 2021 home pricing spike was one of the steepest in the country.

If the state’s housing market continues to inflate so quickly, Tucson may not be a realistic option for many people in the near future.

How hot is Tucson?

Much of Arizona—including Tucson—lies in the Sonoran Desert, so it gets pretty hot there. Average temperatures in Tucson range from 42°F to 102°F, though it can get as hot as 107°F.4 You don’t have to be a professional mover to know that moving in temperatures this hot can be miserable at best and dangerous at worst.

Avoid moving to or around Tucson between May and October if you can help it, as this is when the city gets hottest. Contrary to what you’d expect for most other US cities, late fall, winter, and early spring are the best times to move around Tucson.

If you simply must move in the summer, keep yourself and your moving crew well-hydrated to prevent heat exhaustion and avoid spending too much time in the sun.

Where can I donate household goods I don't want to move?

Here are the providers to contact to start your utility services in Tucson:

To learn more about Arizona’s various utility providers, read our guide to setting up your utilities in Arizona.

Also, you may be interested to learn that the average Arizonan pays $343.56 every month for their utility bills.5 To learn more and get some money-saving tips, check out our utility bills guide.

Sources

  1. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living,” September 30, 2021. Accessed February 23, 2022.
  2. Joe Roberts, “The Best Metros and Towns for First-Time Homeowners,” January 25, 2021. Accessed February 23, 2022.
  3. Trevor Wheelwright, “Here’s Where Home Prices Increased the Most in the Last Year,” August 2, 2021. Accessed February 23, 2022.
  4. Weather Spark, “Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Tucson.” Accessed February 23, 2022.
  5. Joe Roberts, “Utility Bills 101: Utilities Tips, Average Costs, Fees, and More,” February 10, 222. Accessed February 23, 2022.
Joe Roberts
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Joe Roberts
Joe Roberts is a professional writer with a degree in writing studies and over four years of copywriting experience. He previously worked at Overstock.com, where he wrote about furniture, home decor, and moving. Joe has moved all over Utah, so he knows his way around a moving truck—and he spends his time (and money) expanding his personal library so it will be even heavier next time he moves.