The Best Moving Companies in Raleigh

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 Raleigh. 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
Dogwood Moving
Dogwood Moving Company
Our Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.75
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 Raleigh

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 North Carolina, 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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safeway
Safeway Moving
4 out of 5 stars
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Best budget moving company

Local professional movers in Raleigh

If you’re moving to a new home in Raleigh or somewhere else in North Carolina, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Moving company
Customer Rating
Services
Phone
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4.8 out of 5 stars
4.75
- Guaranteed pricing
- Packing Services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
(919) 656-1426
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Office moving
- Packing services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
(919) 760-7774
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
- Guaranteed pricing
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
(919) 371-2271
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Office moving
- In-state moves
- Interstate Moves
(940) 202-3988
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate Moves
(919) 419-1059

Best moving container companies in Raleigh

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 Raleigh

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 Raleigh

How much does it cost to move in Raleigh?

The cost of moving always depends on your personal needs and preferences. In Raleigh, long-distance full-service moves average around $9,060, moving container moves cost about $3,800, and moving truck rental is around $1,100.1

What is the cost of living in Raleigh?

The cost of living in Raleigh is comparable to the national average, if not slightly below. For example, rent in Raleigh costs around $2,215 per month.2 The Raleigh metropolitan area also ranked 17th on our list of home affordability for large cities in 2021.

What is Raleigh known for?

Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill are often referred to as the Research Triangle (or just “the Triangle” for short) because of the research universities located in this region of North Carolina:  Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Raleigh is also known for its beautiful oak trees, historic architecture, and booming music scene. The city is home to 388 live music venues, making it a great place for aspiring musicians to settle down.

Where can I donate items while moving?

The Raleigh area is home to several recycling drop-off facilities and donation centers. The TROSA Thrift Store in Durham is a great place to take unwanted items, and for larger items you may be able to schedule a pickup with them as well. For other junk removal, we recommend looking into a professional service.

Sources

  1. Colin Holmes, Move.org, “How Much Does It Cost to Move?” Published June 6, 2022. Accessed September 7, 2022.
  2. Joe Roberts, Move.org, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living in 2021.” Published September 30, 2021. Accessed September 2022.
Sarah Cimarusti
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Sarah Cimarusti
Sarah Cimarusti has been writing and editing for the last 10 years. Most recently she was a lead copywriter for catering and event companies, and before that she was the editor of two nationally known trade publications. She brings her passion and content creation expertise to help movers and shakers get where they want to be. She earned dual degrees in English and social work from Loyola University Chicago. In her free time, she writes fiction and spoils her dog, Maya.