The Best Moving Companies in Norfolk

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 Norfolk. 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
First National Van Lines
First National Van Lines
Our Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
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 Norfolk

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 Virginia, 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
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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Best customer reviews
safeway
Safeway Moving
4 out of 5 stars
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Best budget moving company

Local professional movers in Norfolk

If you’re moving to a new home in Norfolk or somewhere else in Virginia, check out these highly ranked local moving companies.
Moving company
Customer Rating
Services
Phone
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4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
- Packing services
- Office moving
Call (855) 438-1872
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves X
- Office moving
- Storage services
Call (757) 486-8001
5 out of 5 stars
4.95
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
- Office moving
- Packing services
Call (757) 348-5124
4.4 out of 5 stars
4.35
- In-state moves
- Interstate moves
- Packing services
- Guaranteed pricing
Call (757) 689-0935
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8
- In-state moves
- Interstate Moves
- Office moving
- Storage services
Call (757) 234-7080

Best moving container companies in Norfolk

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 Norfolk

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 Norfolk, VA

How much does it cost to move in Norfolk, VA?

Moving costs will vary depending on what services you need, how many rooms you have, and how far you’re going. However, the cost of living in Norfolk, VA, is on the lower end, so you can expect most moving costs to be lower as well.1

Our experts estimate that a full-service move (including packing, loading, and unloading) costs around $1,200 on the low end  for a small apartment local move.2

What is Norfolk known for?

Norfolk is home to the country’s largest naval base—Norfolk Naval Station. It is also the location of NATO headquarters (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) in North America. As a result, Norfolk is a huge hub for government employees.

It’s also just 18 miles away from Virginia Beach—a beautiful tourist destination and historic landmark town.

What is the busiest time of year to move in Norfolk?

Like much of the country, summertime is the busiest time of year for moving in Norfolk, VA. For a lot of families, naval contracts begin and end in the summer months, which means local moving companies will likely be slammed from May through August. It’s best to plan ahead and book your moving truck or laborers weeks in advance.

How much do homes cost in Norfolk, VA?

According to Redfin, the housing market in Norfolk is very competitive. The median sale price over the last three years is around $280,000, and homes typically sell in less than a month.3 If you’re planning to buy a home in Norfolk, be prepared to make multiple offers in competition with other buyers.

Sources

  1. Asha Kennedy, Move.org, “US Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living in 2022,” Published August 23, 2022. Accessed September 2022.
  2. Colin Holmes, Move.org, “How Much Does It Cost to Move?” Published June 6, 2022. Accessed September 7, 2022.
  3. Redfin, “Norfolk Housing Market,” Published August, 2022. Accessed October 6, 2022.
Sarah Cimarusti
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Sarah Cimarusti
Sarah Cimarusti has been writing and editing for the last 10 years. Most recently she was a lead copywriter for catering and event companies, and before that she was the editor of two nationally known trade publications. She brings her passion and content creation expertise to help movers and shakers get where they want to be. She earned dual degrees in English and social work from Loyola University Chicago. In her free time, she writes fiction and spoils her dog, Maya.