The Best Moving Companies in Houston

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 Houston. These are our top picks.
Best long-distance mover
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
Our Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
Pro Bullet Full-service moves
Pro Bullet Movers load and drive truck
Best for local moving
Optimus Moving Services
Our Rating
5 out of 5 stars
5
Pro Bullet Full-service moves
Pro Bullet Movers load and drive truck
Best for container moving
pods
PODS
Our Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
Pro Bullet Container moves
Con Bullet Customer loads container
Best for truck rental
penske
Penske
Our Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
Pro Bullet DIY truck-rental moves
Con Bullet 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.

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Move 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 Houston

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 overall
internationalvanlines
International Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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    Full-service moves nationally & worldwide
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    One month of free storage
Best for up-front pricing
americanvanlines
American Van Lines
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
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    Residential, corporate, & military relocation
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    Flat-rate pricing & price matching
Best for customer service
allied
Allied Van Lines
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
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    Personalized customer assistance
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    One of the largest moving networks
Best for customization
northamerican
North American Van Lines
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
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    Great coverage and reliable claims process
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    Quality corporate relocation
Best moving containers
upack
U-Pack
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
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    1 container size
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    Long-distance service only

Local professional movers in Houston

If you’re moving locally (whether staying in Houston or staying in Texas), these high-rated local movers can do the job.
Moving company
Customer rating
Services
Phone
Learn more
5 out of 5 stars
5
- Moving labor
- Piano transport
- In-state moves
- Out-of-state moves
281-859-0909
4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9
- Moving labor
- Packing services
- In-state moves
281-962-3973
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- All-inclusive rates
- Packing services
- In-state moves
832-426-0231
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
- Packing services
- Storage
- In-state moves
713-909-7896

Best moving container companies in Houston

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 Houston

Move.org researched services, gathered over 100 quotes, and interviewed real customers to find the 5 best moving truck rental companies.
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 Houston

How much does it cost to move out of Texas?
Interstate moves can be pricey, ranging from $2,000 for shorter moves to $12,000 or more for longer moves.1 It all depends on your home size, moving distance, and time of year. While professional full-service moves are the easiest option, they’ll also cost you the most. If you need to save money on your move, look into a container moving company or a DIY moving truck rental.
How long does an interstate move take?
If you’re moving out of state, the average moving timeline is between 10 and 14 days. But it all depends on time of year and moving distance. Shorter moves can arrive within three days, but longer routes can take up to three weeks—especially during the peak moving season of late spring and summer. Plan ahead by asking for a moving timeline when you get quotes from different moving companies.
Where can I donate households good I don’t want to move with me?

If you’re looking to donate household goods, Houston’s Salvation Army will take your gently used items off your hands. If you’d like to donate furniture, local organizations like the Houston Furniture Bank and Out of the Closet Thrift Stores will pick up your furniture from your home (though they may charge a small fee).

How much do utilities cost in Texas?

On average, monthly utilities in Texas cost $356.53 (for electricity, gas, water, TV streaming services, and broadband internet).2

What is the cost of living in Houston?

Houston’s cost of living averages out to $1502, making it the 51st most expensive city in the United States.3

Sources

  1. Colin Holmes, “How Much Does It Cost to Move?” December 21, 2020. Accessed December 6, 2021.
  2. Joe Roberts, “Utility Bills 101: Utilities Tips, Average Costs, Fees, and More,” November 12, 2021. Accessed December 6, 2021.
  3. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living in 2021,” September 30, 2021. Accessed November 10, 2021.