The Best Moving Companies in Irvine

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 Irvine. 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
Trek Movers - Orange County
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 Irvine

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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    🔥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 System
4 out of 5 stars
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Best budget moving company

Local professional movers in Irvine

If you’re moving to a new home in Irvine or somewhere else in California, 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
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
800-298-0044
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Packing services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
855-448-9844
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
844-394-2651
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
714-272-2402
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
949-979-5766

Best moving container companies in Irvine

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 Irvine

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 Irvine

What is the cost of living in Irvine?

With a monthly total cost of $3,062, Irvine has the country’s highest cost of living.1 The city’s $2,364 median contract rent is the biggest portion of this total, and it’s also the highest rent we found for our list of cities with the highest living costs.

One small piece of good news is that Irvine—as part of California—has a minimum wage of $15.00 per hour for employers with 25 employees or more.2 This is a recent change, too, reflecting a shift in policy towards making the state more affordable for more people.

Unfortunately, you’d still need to work a little over 157 hours a month making minimum wage in Irvine just to pay the city’s median rent, let alone buy food, pay your utility bills, or afford a nice apartment. Overall, despite the city’s increased minimum wage, it’s still among the nation’s most unaffordable cities for minimum wage earners.

Is Irvine a good college town?

Irvine is home to several colleges and universities, including prestigious institutions like University of California, Irvine and UMass Global. And since Irvine is so close to Silicon Valley, it’s a great place to network with future employers while you study for a tech degree.

The bad news is that the city is also one of the least affordable college towns in the US. This means that studying in Irvine isn’t really an option for most students unless they’re willing to go into massive debt for their degrees.

How much do homes cost in Irvine?

Irvine is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro Area, which we’ve found to have some of the priciest homes in the country. The median home value in the LA metro area is $613,400,3 landing Irvine in fourth place on our list of metros with the most expensive homes.

How much does a local move cost in Irvine?

If you hire a professional moving company, your local move can cost anywhere between $550–$2,000 if you get basic services. If you hire your movers for deluxe add-ons like piano moving, junk removal, or appliance hook up, your price can go even higher.

Additionally, this price range spans a wide spectrum of home sizes and move distances. Your exact price will be determined by several factors like how much stuff you’re moving, how many miles you’re moving, and the time of year.

Because moving prices are always unique to individual moves, it’s almost impossible to accurately predict how much your move will cost until you start getting real estimates from moving companies. Pro tip: get estimates from a few different movers if you want to find your cheapest option.

Read our guide to moving costs to learn more.

Sources

  1. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living,” September 30, 2022. Accessed February 10, 2022.
  2. Economic Policy Institute, “Minimum Wage Tracker.” Accessed February 10, 2022.
  3. Joe Roberts, “The Best Metros and Towns for First-Time Homeowners,” January 25, 2021. Accessed February 10, 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.