The Best Moving Companies in San Diego

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 San Diego. 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
24/7 Moving and Storage
Our Rating
5 out of 5 stars
5
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.

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 San Diego

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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    GPS tracking
Best customer reviews
safeway
Safeway Moving System
4 out of 5 stars
4
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Best budget moving company

Local professional movers in San Diego

If you’re moving to a new home in San Diego or somewhere else in California, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Moving company
Customer rating
Services
Phone
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5 out of 5 stars
5
- Packing services
- Free moving supplies
- Military and student discounts
- In-state moves
888-296-0078
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
619-319-1402
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Packing services
- Office moves
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
844-474-9959
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Packing services
- Furniture assembly
- In-state moving
- Interstate moving
844-394-2651
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moving
- Interstate moving
619-892-7836

Best moving container companies in San Diego

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 San Diego

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 San Diego

How much is rent in San Diego?

In 2021, the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Diego was $1,678. An apartment of the same size only cost $1,560 in 2020, so 2021’s average represents a growth of more than 7% over 2020.1

Unfortunately, this trend isn’t unique to the City in Motion. Many large American cities had similar rent increases in 2021. And though rental prices did go down in a handful of places like San Francisco and Seattle, rent in most of the country is continuing to soar ever higher.

How’s the weather in San Diego?

San Diego has one of the country’s nicest climates. Temperatures in the city rarely go above 77°F or below 44°F.2 When you’re planning your moving day, you probably don’t need to worry too much about the heat, even if you move in the middle of summer. That said, you should still keep plenty of cold water or sports drinks on hand for your moving crew.

For winter moves, rain can be a concern. November to April are San Diego’s wettest season,2 so keep an eye on the forecast if you’re moving during winter. As an extra precaution, pack your belongings into waterproof plastic tubs or wrap your water-senstitive items in trash bags.

How much do utilities cost in San Diego?

The average resident of California only pays $326.88 a month for their utilities.3 This includes the monthly costs for streaming services, electricity, broadband internet, natural gas, and water. So unlike its average rental prices or its average home costs, California’s average utility bills are some of the lowest in the nation.

How’s the live music scene in San Diego?

San Diego’s music scene is one of the best in the country for people who love live music. It only takes second place to Austin, Texas’ legendary music scene.

In fact, San Diego had 1,438 live music venues in 2019, which is roughly 4,000 more venues than Austin had.4 However, since San Diego’s population is much larger than Austin’s, it had fewer venues per capita. Of course, if you love a rowdy rock and roll show, you might appreciate that San Diego’s lower per capita number means venues can be a little more crowded than those in Austin.

No wonder so many famous rock and rollers came out of San Diego.

Sources

  1. Trevor Wheelwright, “Where Did Rental Prices Increase and Decrease the Most in 2021?” December 2, 2021. Accessed February 8, 2022.
  2. Weather Spark, “Climate and Average Weather Year Round in San Diego.” Accessed February 8, 2022.
  3. Joe Roberts, “Utility Bills 101: Utilities Tips, Average Costs, Fees, and More,” November 12, 2021. Accessed February 8, 2022.
  4. Joe Roberts, “Best Cities for People Who Love Live Music,” September 16, 2019. Accessed February 8, 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.