The Best Moving Companies in San Antonio

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 San Antonio. 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
Einstein Moving Company
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 San Antonio

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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    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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    Charitable donations
Best budget moving company

Local professional movers in San Antonio

If you’re moving to a new home in San Antonio 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
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
210-775-1525
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7
- Packing services
- Piano moving
- In-state moves
210-944-8858
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
210-371-5766
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
- Packing services
- Office relocation
- In-state moves
210-348-8199
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3
- Packing services
- Storage services
- In-state moves
210-807-8547

Best moving container companies in San Antonio

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 San Antonio

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 San Antonio

What’s the cost of living in San Antonio?

For expenses like rent, utilities, food, and gas, the average San Antonian pays $1,429 every month.1 This puts San Antonio on the more affordable end of our list of cities with the highest living costs. It also makes San Antonio more affordable than many other Texas cities like Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington.

The bad news is San Antonio’s minimum wage is only $7.25 an hour,2 the lowest it’s legally allowed to be. This means that—despite San Antonio’s relatively low living costs—it’s still pretty unlivable if you only make minimum wage.

For our report on the worst cities for minimum wage earners, we found that you’d have to work roughly 120 hours a month making minimum wage in San Antonio just to pay rent.3

Is San Antonio a good place to buy your first home?

The median home value in the San Antonio-New Braunfels metro area was $171,000 in January, 2021.4 So like San Antonio’s living costs, its home prices are relatively affordable compared to most of the country, and they’re much lower than several other Texas metros.

To learn more about home prices across the country, check out our list of the best cities for first-time homebuyers.

Is San Antonio growing quickly?

According to Census Bureau data, San Antonio grew by 8.1% between 2010 and 2020.5 Additionally, the city kept its title as the US’s seventh-largest city. While San Antonio’s growth is impressive, especially considering that nationwide population growth is slowing,6 it wasn’t enough to put San Antonio among the country’s fastest-growing cities.

However, the neighboring city of New Braunfels—which grew by 44% since 2010—was in the US’s top 10 for population growth among cities with populations exceeding 50,000.5

So while San Antonio isn’t growing especially quickly, the surrounding area is positively booming.

Where can I donate household goods in San Antonio?

If you’ve got household goods you don’t want anymore, get rid of them before you move to cut moving costs. Don’t take those items to the landfill though. If someone else could still use or enjoy them, take them to one of these San Antonio donation centers:

Keep in mind that you shouldn’t donate items that are broken or unusable. If what you’re trying to get rid of is junk, take it to a recycling center or landfill instead of donating it. Alternatively, you can save yourself some trouble by hiring one of our favorite junk removal companies to pick it up from your home.

Sources

  1. Joe Roberts, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living,” September 30, 2021. Acessed February 22, 2022.
  2. Paycor, Inc, “Minimum Wage by State and 2022 Increases,” November 29, 2021. Accessed February 22, 2022.
  3. Joe Roberts, “The Least and Most Affordable Big Cities for Minimum Wage Earners,” June 18, 2021. Accessed February 22, 2022.
  4. Joe Roberts, “The Best Metros and Towns for First-Time Homeowners,” January 25, 2021. Accessed February 22, 2022.
  5. Troy Kless, “Census data shows San Antonio as 7th-largest US city; Hispanic or Latinos account for half of US population growth,” August 12, 2021. Accessed February 22, 2022.
  6. Luke Rogers, “COVID-19, Declining Birth Rates and International Migration Resulted in Historically Small Population Gains,” December 21, 2021. Accessed February 22, 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.