The Best Moving Companies in Austin

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 Austin. 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
JACKson of All Trades
Our Rating
5 out of 5 stars
5
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 Austin

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 Texas, 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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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 Austin

If you’re moving to a new home in Austin or somewhere else in Texas, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Moving company
Customer rating
Services
Phone
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5 out of 5 stars
5
-Packing services
-Furniture delivery
-Local moves
512-850-1843
5 out of 5 stars
5
-Packing services
-Office relocation
-Local moves
512-815-8781
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
-Packing services
-Furniture delivery
-Local moves
-Interstate moves
512-945-0980
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
-Packing services
-Furniture delivery
-Office relocation
-Local moves
512-628-0200
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
-Packing services
-Furniture rearranging services
-Local moves
-Interstate moves
512-921-3995
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Best moving container companies in Austin

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 Austin

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 Austin

How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Austin, Texas?

The average rent for a single-bedroom apartment in Austin was $1,320.67 a month in 2021.1 This marked an increase of roughly 7% over the city’s average rent in 2020, so rental prices are going up in Austin like in many other US cities.

On top of this, Austin’s 2021 rental prices were among the highest in the US. While the city’s average rent wasn’t even close to notoriously expensive cities like San Francisco ($2,212.89) or New York City ($1,714.89), it was several hundred dollars higher than most other US cities we researched.

Is Austin growing quickly?

Yes, Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.2 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Austin has grown by 21% over the past decade.3

This means that the trend of rent hikes in Austin will probably continue.

Austin’s popularity also means that if you plan to move to Austin from another city or you plan to move to another neighborhood within Austin, you should book your movers ASAP. If you wait till the last minute to reserve your moving service, you may have a hard time finding any moving companies with open reservation spots.

How much should I budget for a local move in Austin?

Local moves generally cost $550–$2,000 when you hire a full-service moving company. If you use a moving container company like PODS or 1-800-PACK-RAT, you should expect to pay between $500 and $1,500 for your move. Renting a moving truck for a local move usually costs $132–$336 plus a mileage fee ranging between $0.47 and $1.29 per mile.

Learn more about moving costs by reading our guide to average moving prices.

Does Austin have a cool music scene?

Austin’s music scene is world-renowned, and the city is home to several illustrious music festivals like South by Southwest and Austin City Limits. In fact, we’ve found that Austin has the best music scene in the country. If you’re a music-lover and you’re considering a move to Austin, this might be the sign you’ve been waiting for.

Sources

  1. Trevor Wheelwright, “Where Did Rental Prices Increase and Decrease the Most in 2021?” December 2, 2021. Accessed January 18, 2021.
  2. Victoria Araj, “20 Fastest Growing Cities In The U.S.,” November 24, 2021. Access January 18, 2021.
  3. City of Austin, “Austin's Population Continues Another Decade of Growth According to U.S. Census Bureau,” August 13, 2021. Accessed January 18 2021.
  4. Weather Spark, “Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Austin.” Accessed January 18, 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.