The Best Moving Companies in Salem

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 Salem. 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 Salem

Move.org researched over a dozen nationwide moving companies. These professional moving companies are our top picks. If you’re outside of Salem, 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 Salem

If you’re moving to a new home in Salem or somewhere else in Oregon, 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
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
- Storage services
- Packing services X
Call (503) 746-7319
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
- Packing services
- Office moving
Call (503) 391-6143
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
- Packing services
- Office moving
Call (503) 581-6683
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves X
- Packing services
- Office moving
Call (503) 573-9824

Best moving container companies in Salem

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 Salem

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 Salem

Whether you want to move into or out of Salem, you’ll want to look at the national averages for moving services  to get gauge how much to save for your move. Moving costs may vary according to the time of year when you plan your move, the distance you have to go, the kinds of belongings you need to move, and other factors.

Full-service moves can cost between $1,200 and $29,000, and moving van rentals are more affordable, running between $120 and $4,000. If you want to use a moving and storage container company, expect to pay $850 to $12,000, on average.1

For a local move in Salem, you should plan for the lower end of the abovemention fees we. Total costs will also depend on how far you’ll travel and if you’ll rent a truck to load or unload on your own.

Other factors that can impact the cost of a local move include how far ahead you plan, gasoline for a rental truck, and insurance for a moving truck. If you use a moving truck, the cost may be as little as $120 or up to $4,000 on average.1 Also, don’t forget to budget extra money for moving-day expenses, such as packing materials, fast food or take-out meals, gasoline, and other hidden moving costs.

Salem is a bustling area that is growing quickly. If you enjoy being in a smaller city, then this may be the place for you. Salem’s population was approximately 175,891 people in 2020. Since then, the population grew by around 7.8%.2

The cost of living in Salem, Oregon, is slightly higher than the national average.3 The median home cost is $354,500, slightly less than the Oregon average of $438,100 but higher than the national median of $291,700. When ranked out of 100 (with 100 being the median for all states), Salem has higher-than-average grocery and housing costs, but it has lower-than-average utility, health care, and transportation costs.


Sources

  1. Move.org, Colin Holmes, “How Much Does it Cost to Move?” December 22, 2022. Accessed January 7, 2023.
  2. Bestplaces.net, “People in Salem, Oregon.” Accessed January 7, 2023
  3. Bestplaces.net, “Cost of Living in Salem, Oregon.” Accessed January 7, 2023