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Long distance moves are different than local moves (moving a short distance within a metro area within the same state) and intrastate moves (longer distance moves that occur within the same state) because they involve moving goods across state lines. Additionally, a cross country move can also be referred to as a long distance move, an interstate move or a state-to-state move.


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With Mayflower, our long distance moving quotes take many factors into account, so you receive a fair quote that is specific to your unique move. Among other things, we assess the weight or volume of your belongings, the distance of your move and what services you request to determine your expected moving cost.

Customers have been trusting Mayflower with long-distance moves for decades. From start to finish, Mayflower makes moving to a different state hassle-free. See what some of our satisfied customers had to say about choosing Mayflower as their long distance moving company.

Planning an interstate move? At Mayflower, we understand that moving to a different state may be stressful. Luckily, our expert interstate movers are here to help. Get useful tips from a long distance moving company you can trust.

When coordinating a long distance move, there are a lot of moving parts (pun intended!), from packing and transporting, to unpacking and setting up your new home. We understand how much goes into a move of any size, logistically and emotionally, and are dedicated to accommodating your needs and attending to all the details from start to finish.

In addition to safely transporting your belongings to your new home, we also offer complete packing and unpacking and other moving services. We can assist with tasks after unloading, such as assembling beds and arranging furniture to your liking to help you make your new place feel like home. Save yourself the heavy lifting and let our team of movers get everything set up for you!

Making a long distance move involves more than just moving your belongings. To make the whole process easier, we offer a full range of logistics services across the nation and between our regional offices that includes brokerage, freight forwarding, property, and household goods.

Some of our most popular long distance move routes include the following:Boston to New York MovesBoston to Philadelphia MovesBoston to Washington DC MovesBoston to Miami MovesBoston to Seattle MovesBoston to Charlotte MovesNew York to Nashville MovesNew York to Boston MovesNew York to Atlanta Moves

Moving your home or business over a long distance creates challenges not typically found in local moves. long distance moving takes more time, and there are more variables to contend with before, during and after the trip. Because everything about your move needs to happen all at once, hiring the right moving company can make all the difference.

The best local moving companies may not have the capacity or meet the legal requirements to get you to a new location far away. So for long distance moving, finding the right company is crucial. We reviewed the top companies in the industry and rated them based on several factors important to consumers. Here are the best long distance moving companies for this year.

We developed our list of the best long distance moving companies by first identifying competitors that met basic criteria such as licensing, insurance and legal registration. We reviewed the 39 most widely available companies from that list and scored them all based on 54 different attributes as well as conducted our own individual research to find quote estimates for two different kinds of moves.

Allied Van Lines is a perennial favorite on several consumer ranking platforms, including ours. The company stays on or near the top by offering customers a full slate of long distance moving options, from small, DIY moves to full-service, international moves and everything in between.

International Van Lines serves up an impressive list of long distance moving options from which to choose. Despite the descriptive name, International Van Lines excels in just about any type of moving, in addition to getting customers to worldwide destinations.

For over 100 years, United Van Lines has offered moving services that now include everything from mostly-DIY container shipping through its Snapmoves program, to full-service long distance and international moves in which the company performs every task for you.

Mayflower Transit is next on our list, with a robust lineup of full-service options for long or short distance moving, including international relocation to and from over 150 countries. The company offers moving solutions for residential and commercial customers, as well as excelling in military moving.

Your relationship with a long distance mover will be more intimate than the one you may have with a local moving company or other service providers. long distance moving involves choosing a company that may handle every aspect of your move and is a part of your life for at least several days or possibly weeks. Take time to research and choose the best one for your needs.

Moving, especially over long distances, can leave you vulnerable to illegitimate businesses out to take advantage of your situation. However, you can protect yourself by researching every company before hiring, even if the business is well-known. Hire someone else if you find any of the following red flag issues.

Ensure you get more than one price estimate before choosing your long distance moving company. Pricing can be in the form of a binding quote or a variable estimate. Your moving company considers several factors when determining your cost.

The cheapest way to move long distance is to pack everything up, load it all onto a rented or borrowed truck, drive to your destination and unpack your stuff by yourself. However, there are several ways to reduce the cost of moving that are easier than doing it all yourself.

We researched and analyzed dozens of full- and self-service moving companies and formulated a rating system based on a number of factors, including package options, pricing, and reputation. We also identified customer pain points based on customer-review analysis, proprietary consumer surveys, and interviews with former and current moving professionals.

Speaking directly to a representative at each company, we determined the number of package options available, the coverage provided, the types of moves available (long-distance, local, and international), and any extra perks offered, such as mobile apps, moving checklists, and 24/7 customer service.

The benefits of letting a professional coordinate your long-distance move may be worth the price. For example, in our consumer survey of 1,000 individuals who had moved in the last five years, we found that transporting artwork and mirrors was the top concern. Professional movers are trained to handle fragile items and can properly wrap, pad, and load these pieces to try to prevent any damage en route.

International Van Lines is our top pick for long-distance moves due to its comprehensive services and competitive pricing. The company promotes a higher standard of service and offers comprehensive contents coverage to give customers peace of mind during transit.

As the only point of contact for international moves, IVL will oversee the moving process from packing and loading to ocean or air freight transport. IVL is a licensed freight forwarder (#021051NF) with the Federal Maritime Commission for ocean freight transport, which is the most common way to move abroad. Customers can choose from a full container load or consolidated load, the latter of which can help reduce costs but takes longer to deliver. IVL also provides air freight transport for those who want to receive their belongings more quickly.

Safeway Moving Inc. is a veteran-owned moving company with agents available nationwide to conduct long-distance moving services. Safeway trains its staff to adapt a moving plan to your needs and backs its services with a 100% guarantee for safe and on-time delivery. The company has experience navigating the requirements for moving in and out of condominiums and can help guide you through the process. Safeway also has experience performing moving services for larger homes.

Safeway advertises flat-rate costs based on the distance of your move and the size of your inventory. An agent will provide a binding estimate that will not change as long as your reported inventory is accurate and you require no additional services after booking the move.

Depending on the moving company that performs your services, you can opt for a binding or non-binding estimate. Some companies may also offer not-to-exceed estimates that lock in a maximum final price.

Moving APT can accommodate full-service, long-distance relocation requests throughout the United States. Full moving services include packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking. Moving APT also offers various add-on options, including furniture disassembly and reassembly, appliance disconnection and reconnection, and special handling of large, high-value items, such as pianos and elliptical machines.

The company can also connect you to carriers equipped for shipping a vehicle over long distances. For non-residential customers, some Moving Apt partners can coordinate commercial and corporate moving services.

The Moving APT website has great resources for learning about the various cost factors for a long-distance move, including a moving cost calculator. There is also detailed information about the difference among binding, non-binding, and not-to-exceed estimates.

JK Moving also offers a full-replacement contents coverage option to help customers gain peace of mind during a long-distance move. With full-replacement coverage, the company will reimburse you for the full value of any broken, damaged, lost, or stolen items. You may also adjust your full-replacement coverage to match the approximate value of your inventory rather than paying a flat rate. 041b061a72


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