The Best Moving Companies in St. Louis

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 St. Louis. 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
BEK Moving Co.
Our Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
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 St. Louis

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 Missouri, 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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    Charitable donations
Best budget moving company

Local professional movers in St. Louis

If you’re moving to a new home in St. Louis or somewhere else in Missouri, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Moving company
Customer Rating
Services
Phone
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4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
- Packing services
- Junk removal services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
314-337-9988
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
- Packing services
- Furniture delivery
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
636-733-6820
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
- International moves
314-822-4200
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
314-964-5557
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
- Packing services
- Junk removal
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
314-288-0400

Best moving container companies in St. Louis

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 St. Louis

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 St. Louis

What is the cost of living in St. Louis?

The cost of living for an average resident of St. Louis is $1,265 a month,1 so the city actually has one of the lowest costs of living in the country. This monthly total includes the city’s median rent as well as the costs for a single person’s food, utilities, and vehicle fuel.

Additionally, St. Louis’ minimum wage is $11.15 an hour,2 which is much higher than many other cities with sky-high living costs. These two factors together make it no wonder that St. Louis is one of the best places to live for minimum wage earners.

Is rent going up in St. Louis?

Yes, St. Louis’ average rent for a single-bedroom apartment increased 2.44% between 2020 and 2021 following a larger trend of rent hikes across the nation. That said, even after this increase, St. Louis’s average rent of $844.78 is still remarkably cheap compared to the rest of the country.

In fact, some cities which had much higher 2020 rent—such as Fresno, CA and Las Vegas, NV—also saw much larger increases in 2021. So even though St. Louis’ rent did go up slightly, it still has a long way to go before becoming unaffordable compared to other large American cities.

Which moving boxes should I use to pack?

If you hire professional movers for their packing services, the movers will supply all the boxes, packing tape, and furniture blankets they’ll need for your home. However, if you opt to do all or some of the packing yourself to make your move a little cheaper, then you’ll need to rustle up the boxes yourself.

For boxing up on a budget, check out our guide to acquiring free moving boxes or our list of the best cheap moving boxes.

Alternatively, if you’ve got a little extra room in your budget for sturdy boxes that are sure to hold up to rigorous packing and travel, use our list of the best places to purchase moving boxes to get your packing supplies.

Should I tip my movers?

While it’s never required, tipping a moving crew like you would a waiter, a barber, or a delivery driver is both courteous and appreciated. Exactly how much you tip depends on you, though. Because moving is so expensive, the typical 15–20% rule doesn’t really apply for most moves.

We generally recommend tipping $20 per person for short moves and $40 per person for full-day moves. If your move goes longer than one whole day, tip as much as you comfortably can.

If you don’t have room in your budget to tip, you should still do something nice for your crew to reward them for their hard work. Feeding them lunch, offering them cold drinks throughout the day, and leaving stellar reviews are always much appreciated, even if you don’t tip.

To learn more about gratuities for moving crews, read our guide to tipping your movers.

Sources

  1. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living,” September 30, 2021. Accessed February 15, 2022.
  2. KY3 News, “Missouri raises minimum wage to $11.15 per hour, no increase in Arkansas for 2022,” January 1, 2022. Accessed February 15, 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.