The Best Moving Companies in Nashville

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 Nashville. 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
Right Move Moving Company
Our Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
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 Nashville

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 Tennessee, 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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Best budget moving company

Local professional movers in Nashville

If you’re moving to a new home in Nashville or somewhere else in Tennessee, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Moving company
Customer rating
Services
Phone
Learn More
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Packing services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
615-510-3960
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
615-560-9794
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
- Loading and unloading services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
615-953-8249
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
- Packing services
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
615-908-2215
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
615-240-2811

Best moving container companies in Nashville

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 Nashville

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 Nashville

What is the cost of living in Nashville?

Nashville’s living costs are on the high end. On average, a resident of Nashville pays $1,690 every month for necessities like rent, food, and utilities.1 If you want to live in an iconic Tennessee city, but you can’t afford Nashville’s high costs, consider giving Memphis a try. The city’s living costs are much more manageable at $1,267 a month.1

To see how both cities compare to the rest of the country, check out our list of cities with the highest living costs.

Does Nashville have a lot of live music?

Despite the nickname “Music City, USA,” Nashville doesn’t have as many live music venues as you might expect. In 2019, we found that Nashville had a total of 433 music venues,2 which is a respectable number, but it puts the city in 19th place in our rankings of cities with the most music venues per capita.

However, Nashville earns its nickname in several other important ways. The city’s contributions to country music are impossible to overstate, it’s home to the Country Music Hall of Fame, and it hosts legendary music festivals like Bonnaroo. Additionally, major record labels like RCA, Sony, and Third Man Records all have recording studios in Nashville.

So despite its relative shortage of music venues, Nashville is one of the best cities for people who want to live in the beating heart of the American music scene.

How is Nashville’s job market?

Nashville is more than just the capital of country music. It’s also a great city for jobs. In 2019, Nashville had the country’s second-hottest job market (Austin, TX took first place).3 Additionally, the city’s unemployment rate of 2.6% was lower than any other city in the data at the time.3

However, this doesn’t guarantee you a living wage if you move to Nashville. We’ve found that the city is one of the least affordable for minimum wage-earners, partially because its minimum wage is only $7.25 an hour.4

If you’re looking for new career opportunities, then Nashville is a great place to start your search. However, if you’ve never made more than minimum wage, you should ensure you have a well-paying job lined up before moving to Nashville.

How to get a moving estimate

When you hire professional movers, you need to get a moving estimate to know exactly how much your move will cost. There are a few ways to get a moving estimate:

  • Meeting with a moving consultant in your home to inspect everything you’re moving.
  • Doing a virtual walk-through of your home with a consultant.
  • Providing your inventory to a consultant over the phone.
  • Submitting an inventory to your movers online.

Your company can only give you your final price if you’ve completed at least one of these steps, and not all companies can facilitate estimates via all four methods. Some will only do in-home estimates—which tend to be the most accurate anyway—while others give you a few different options for convenience.

Whichever method you use to get your estimate, make sure you provide as much detail as possible. If you submit an inventory online or over the phone and you forget to include something like a sofa, a safe, or even a box of dishes, your price will probably go up on moving day.

To learn more, read our guide to getting a moving estimate.

Best local movers in Nashville

Sources

  1. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living,” September 30, 2021. Accessed February 28, 2022.
  2. Joe Roberts, “Best Cities for People Who Love Live Music,” September 16, 2019. Accessed February 28, 2022.
  3. News Channel 5, “Nashville has second-hottest job market in US,” Feb 24, 2020. Accessed February 28, 2022.
  4. Minimum-Wage.org, “Tennessee Minimum Wage.” Accessed February 28, 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.