The Best Moving Companies in Indianapolis

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 Indianapolis. These are our top picks.
Best long distance mover
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
Our Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
pro Full-service moves
pro Movers load and drive truck
Best for local moving
First National Van Lines
First National Van Lines
Our Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
pro Professional moving services
pro Large US network
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 Indianapolis

Move.org researched over a dozen nationwide moving companies. These professional moving companies are our top picks. If you’re outside of Indianapolis, 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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    10% Move.org discount
Best for accurate pricing
safeway
Safeway Moving
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
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    Price matching
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    Charitable donations
Best premium services
americanvanlines
American Van Lines
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
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    Flat rates
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    Piano moving
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
Mayzlin Relocation
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
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    Offers several discounts
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    Price-match guarantee

Local professional movers in Indianapolis

If you’re moving to a new home in Indianapolis or somewhere else in Indiana, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Company
Customer Rating
Services
Phone
Learn More
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
Full-service (local)Call (855) 438-1872
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
- Packing services
- Office moving
Call (317) 494-7002
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
- Packing services
- Office moving
Call (317) 578-8200
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
- Packing services
- Storage services
Call (317) 647-1961
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
- Storage services
- Office moving
Call (317) 218-9538

Best moving container companies in Indianapolis

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 Indianapolis

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 Indianapolis

Moving in Indianapolis can cost anywhere from $120 to $29,000—it all depends on how you move, how much you’re moving, how far, and when you move. If you’re moving from out of state or move during the peak season (summer), you’ll end up spending more on your move.

But the biggest factor to consider is moving services: a full-service move costs an average of $9,060, while moving containers cost $3,800 and moving van rentals cost around $1,128.1

The Indianapolis housing market is relatively affordable compared to national averages, with a median sale price of $226,600.2 Home prices increased by 5.2% in 2022, and the housing market is considered very competitive, with most homes receiving three offers and selling in less than two weeks.

Indianapolis has a humid subtropical climate, so you can expect lots of precipitation throughout the year. (The city ranks 14th on our list of the Gloomiest Cities in the US!3) Winters are snowy and chilly, with highs in the 30s and lows in the 20s or teens.4 Summers are humid and warm, with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s. Keep in mind, temperatures will probably feel more extreme because of the humidity!

Yes, Indianapolis is a relatively affordable city, when compared to many other major cities in America. The city even made our list of US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living, with rent averaging $1,798 per month and transportation averaging $272 per month.5


Sources

  1. Colin Holmes, Move.org, “How Much Does It Cost to Move?” Published June 6, 2022. Accessed November 29, 2022.
  2. Redfin.com, “Indianapolis Housing Market.” Accessed November 29, 2022.
  3. Joe Roberts, Move.org, “Top 10 Gloomiest Cities in the US,” Published August 5, 2022. Accessed November 29, 2022.
  4. Westcentralindianaedc.com, “Climate.” Accessed November 29, 2022.
  5. Asha Kennedy, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living in 2022,” Published August 23, 2022. Accessed November 29, 2022.