The Best Moving Companies in Bakersfield

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 Bakersfield. 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
Hansen moving and storage
Hansen’s Moving & Storage, LLC
Our Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3
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
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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.

Moving 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 Bakersfield

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 California, 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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safeway
Safeway Moving
4 out of 5 stars
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Best budget moving company

Local professional movers in Bakersfield

If you’re moving to a new home in Bakersfield or somewhere else in California, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Moving company
Customer Rating
Services
Phone
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4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
- Office moving
- Packing services
(661) 834-2411
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
- Packing services
- Storage services
(855) 918-2142
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves X
- Packing services
- Office moving
(661) 817-5395
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
- Office moving
- Storage services
(661) 335-6191
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
- Office moving
- Storage services
(661) 325-0162

Best moving container companies in Bakersfield

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 Bakersfield

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 Bakersfield

How much does it cost to move in Bakersfield?

How much you spend on a move in Bakersfield depends on factors like how far you’re moving, how many belongings you have, and the type of moving service you use. While a full-service move to Bakersfield costs an average of $9,060, a moving van rental is just $1,128. Moving and storage containers are a mid-range expensive, costing an average of $3,800.

How much does it cost for storage in Bakersfield?

It costs an average of $111 per month for a 10x10 unit that is non-climate-controlled in Bakersfield. Units that offer climate-control cost from $87 to $200, larger units cost up to $519, and smaller units cost as low as $33 monthly.

How far ahead should I book a moving company?

The ideal time to book a moving company depends on local demand. Generally speaking, it’s best to schedule a mover a month or two in advance. But if you’re moving at a high-demand time (like in the summer), you may want to consider booking at least three months in advance.

What is the cost of living in Bakersfield?

The average cost of living in Bakersfield is $1,853, based on the needs of one person. Bakersfield ranks 35 in a ranking of the country's 75 most populous cities.

Sources

  1. Colin Holmes, Move.org, “How Much Does It Cost to Move?” Published June 6, 2022. Accessed August 2022.
  2. Asha, Kennedy, Move.org, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living in 2022.” Published August 23, 2022. Accessed August 2022.
  3. RentCafe. 30 Storage Units in Bakersfield, CA. Accessed August 2022.
Sarah Cimarusti
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Sarah Cimarusti
Sarah Cimarusti has been writing and editing for the last 10 years. Most recently she was a lead copywriter for catering and event companies, and before that she was the editor of two nationally known trade publications. She brings her passion and content creation expertise to help movers and shakers get where they want to be. She earned dual degrees in English and social work from Loyola University Chicago. In her free time, she writes fiction and spoils her dog, Maya.