The Best Professional Movers in Oakland

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Pure Moving Company
Our Rating
5 out of 5 stars
5
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Office relocation
Pro Bullet In-state moves
Pro Bullet Interstate moves
Jay's Small Moves
Our Rating
5 out of 5 stars
5
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Furniture delivery
Pro Bullet Local moves
Con Bullet Interstate moves
Commander Moving
Our Rating
5 out of 5 stars
5
Pro Bullet Packing services
Pro Bullet Office relocation
Pro Bullet In-state moves
Con Bullet Interstate moves

The best long-distance movers in Oakland

Move.org researched over a dozen nationwide moving companies. These professional moving companies are our top picks. If you’re outside of California, we recommend these movers.
Best overall
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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    Full-service moves nationally & worldwide
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    One month of free storage
Best for up-front pricing
americanvanlines
American Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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    Residential, corporate, & military relocation
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    Flat-rate pricing & price matching
Best for customer service
allied
Allied Van Lines
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
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    Personalized customer assistance
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    One of the largest moving networks
Best for customization
northamerican
North American Van Lines
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
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    Great coverage and reliable claims process
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    Quality corporate relocation
Best moving containers
upack
U-Pack
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
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    1 container size
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    Long-distance service only

Local professional movers in Oakland

If you’re moving to a new home in Oakland or somewhere else in California, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Company
Customer Rating
Services
Phone
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Pure Moving Company
5 out of 5 stars
5
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
888-610-4531
Jay's Small Moves
5 out of 5 stars
5
- Packing services
- Furniture delivery services
- Local moves
415-999-6795
Commander Moving
5 out of 5 stars
5
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
415-407-5043
Sweet Lemon Moving Services
5 out of 5 stars
5
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
415-500-4298
Ontrack Moving & Storage
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
-Interstate moves
888-914-8787
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What to know about moving in Oakland

What is the cost of living in Oakland?

Oakland joined seven other California metros on our list of the top 10 cities where living costs are the highest. Oakland residents pay an average of $2,416 every month for their utilities, rent, food, and gas.1 Despite these high living costs, Oakland is still relatively affordable compared to other large Bay Area cities.

How much is rent in Oakland?

In 2021, the average monthly rent for a single-bedroom apartment in Oakland was $1,662.89.2 If you can believe it, this actually represents a sizeable decrease to rental prices in the city. In 2020, Oakland’s rent averaged $1,875.67, so its rental rates went down by about 11% in that year.2

Oakland isn’t unique in this, either. While rental prices soared across much of the country, they actually decreased in other California cities, namely San Francisco and San Jose. To learn more, check out our list of 2021 rental price changes.

How much do movers cost in Oakland?

Moving prices are variable since they depend on factors that are unique to your move. That said, the average price to hire professional movers for a local move (100 miles or less) ranges between $550 and $2,000. For a long-distance move (a move over 100 miles), you’ll pay closer to $2,000–$12,000—possibly more if you move all the way across the country.

But like we said, there are a ton of factors that influence your price. Here are just a few of them:

  • Add-on services like packing, junk removal, or custom crating
  • Exactly how far you’re moving
  • The total weight of your shipment
  • When you book your moving service

Since these various factors are totally different for every moving customer, it’s impossible to predict the exact price of your move until you get a customized estimate from your movers. The good news is that getting an estimate is almost always free, so you can get estimates from multiple movers before you decide which moving company to hire. Some will be cheaper than others.

If you want to learn more about this process and the way different factors influence the price of your move, read our guide to moving costs.

Is Oakland growing quickly?

Yes, Oakland is actually growing relatively quickly compared to other large cities in the Bay Area. Oakland’s annual growth rate in 2020 was 0.90%,3 which is higher than San Francisco where the annual growth rate stagnated to a mere 0.10%.4

However, both cities are experiencing more growth than San Jose which is currently shrinking by 0.62% annually.5 San Jose is still larger than Oakland and San Francisco, though, and it will be for a while even if the current trends continue.

Movers in other California cities

Sources

  1. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living,” September 30, 2021. Accessed March 2, 2022.
  2. Trevor Wheelwright, “Where Did Rental Prices Increase and Decrease the Most in 2021,” December 2, 2021. Accessed March 2, 2022.
  3. World Population Review, “Oakland, California Population.” Accessed March 2, 2022.
  4. World Population Review, “San Francisco, California.” Accessed March 2, 2022.
  5. World Population Review, “San Jose, California.” Accessed March 2, 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.