The Best Moving Companies in Atlanta

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 Atlanta. 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
Levi’s Neighborhood Movers
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
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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 Atlanta

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 Georgia, 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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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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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 Atlanta

If you’re moving to a new home in Atlanta or somewhere else in Georgia, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Moving company
Customer rating
Services
Phone
Learn More
5 out of 5 stars
5
- Loading and unloading services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
470-269-0668
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Packing services
- Junk removal services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
404-536-4545
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
678-448-4866
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Storage services
- Local moves
404-668-0677
4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
404-975-1428

Best moving container companies in Atlanta

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 Atlanta

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 Atlanta

How much do homes cost in Atlanta?

The median home value in the Atlanta metro area was $217,000 as of January 2021.1 This is relatively high compared to the rest of the country, so Atlanta isn’t a great place to buy your first home. To make matters worse, home prices in Georgia seem to only be going up. From 2020 to 2021, the average price for a single-family home in the state increased by 13.4%.2

It’s worth mentioning that while Atlanta’s home prices were higher than many other areas we looked at for our report on the best cities for first-time home buyers, they weren’t the highest. Prices in cities like San Diego, Seattle, and especially San Jose are several times higher than in Atlanta.

Still, if the city’s home prices continue to skyrocket, it will soon rank among the metros where homes cost the most.

How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Atlanta?

In 2021, the average rent for a single-bedroom apartment in Atlanta was $1,269.22,3 making it one of the most expensive cities for renters.

Also, like Atlanta’s home prices, the A’s rental prices are going up, but at a slower clip. In 2020, the average cost for a single-bedroom apartment in Atlanta was only $1,182.67.3 This means that the city’s average rent went up roughly 7% year over year.

Where can I donate household good in Atlanta?

If you’re planning a local or interstate move in Atlanta, you’ve probably got some stuff you want to get rid of first to cut moving costs. If someone else might want the household goods you don’t need anymore, consider donating those items to one of Atlanta’s charities or thrift stores:

Pro tip: some donation centers don’t accept specific items that others will. Not every donation center accepts clothing or appliances, for example. Check your chosen donation center’s website or call ahead before loading your car.

How much does a local move cost in Atlanta?

You should expect to pay anywhere between $550–$2,000 for a local full-service move. This range is very general, though, and the exact price of your move will depend on many factors unique to your situation. Here are a few things that can affect the price of your local move:

  • How large your home/apartment is
  • How many miles you’re moving
  • How much stuff you have
  • The time of year you book your move
  • How much availability your moving company has

Because of this variability, the only way to know exactly how much your move will cost is to get an estimate from a moving company. In fact, you should get estimates from several movers if you want to find the cheapest option available.

To learn more about moving prices, read our guide to moving costs.

Sources

  1. Joe Roberts, ”The Best Metros and Towns for First-Time Homeowners,” January 25, 2021. Accessed February 8, 2022.
  2. Trevor Wheelright, “Here’s Where Home Prices Increased the Most in the Last Year,” August 2, 2021. Accessed February 8, 2022.
  3. Trevor Wheelwright, “Where Did Rental Prices Increase and Decrease the Most in 2021?” December 2, 2021. 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.