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Find the Best Movers in San Diego, CA

If you’re preparing to move, there’s a lot to consider. Putting your possessions in the hands of strangers can be a stressful decision. When choosing a moving company, licensing and reliability are paramount, but you also want to make sure you get a fair price. We researched the best moving companies in San Diego to help you select movers who fit your needs.

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American Van Lines
Overall satisfaction rating
  • Corporate relocation and military moves
  • Movers certified to handle fine art, antiques, pianos
  • Best customer service award in Newsweek Magazine 2019 survey
  • State-to-state moves only

Offers long-distance, military, commercial and corporate moving services. No extra charges for last-minute moves. Requires a significant deposit to reserve a move. Cross-country moves typically cost from $2,000 to $5,000.

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United Nation Van Lines
Overall satisfaction rating
  • Provides long-distance moving services
  • Offers packing services, loading, unloading and storage
  • Military and senior moving services
  • Available in San Diego and select states
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Colonial Van Lines
Overall satisfaction rating
  • Corporate movers
  • State-to-state moves only
  • Full service moving
  • Packing services

Long-distance moves and storage. Includes packing and assembly/disassembly in quote. Charges between $1,550 and $3,100 for a three-bedroom move from Chicago to Houston. Has Colonial Cubes moving container option.

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Empire Moving Group
Overall satisfaction rating
  • State-to-state moves only
  • Negotiates affordable price based on your moving needs
  • Full service for long-distance residential, commercial and corporate moves
  • Packing, boxing and loading services

Offers nationwide and in-state moving services for residential and commercial customers. Packing and auto transport available. Works with different moving companies to guarantee the easiest and most affordable move possible.

Mile High Van Lines
  • Residential and commercial moves
  • State-to-state moves only
  • Screened and approved by HomeAdvisor
  • Professional, fast, reliable movers

Offers local moves within, to and from Seattle and Denver. Charges $170 an hour for three movers and a truck for local moves. Charges between $1,500 and $5,000 for long-distance relocations.

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Cross Country Moving
  • Secure climate control facilities
  • Military or senior moving services,
  • Offer expedited & efficient services
  • Available in San Diego
San Diego Moving Company
  • On-site packing
  • Concierge services
  • Apartment moves
  • Full-service packages
7130 Miramar Rd., Ste. 400
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 257-0537
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You Move Me
  • Full packing service
  • Free wardrobe packing
  • Furniture moving
  • Estimates online
10635 Scripps Ranch Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92131
(800) 926-3900
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Affordable Moving Company
  • M-Sun: 8am - 9pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • affordablemovers.us
12100 World Trade Dr.
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 487-1015
Aloha Movers
  • M-Sun: 7:30am - 7:30pm
  • alohamovers.com
7263 Engineer Rd., Ste. C
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 429-9111
Designer Deliveries
  • M-Sun: 8am - 8pm
  • designerdeliveries.com
844 Mola Vista Way
San Diego, CA 92075
(760) 815-0147
DeWitt Move Worldwide
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • dewittmove.com
9089 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Ste. 301
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 565-2093
Finch Moving
  • M-Sun: 8am - 9pm
  • finchmovingservices.com
1080 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
(855) 969-6683
Just Moving Up
  • Open 24 hours
  • justmovingup.com
1501 San Elijo Rd., Ste. 104
San Diego, CA 92078
(858) 218-6683
Move Central
  • M-F: 7:30am - 6pm
  • Sat: 8am - 5pm
  • Sun: 8am - 4pm
  • move-central.com
8963 Carroll Way, Ste. B1
San Diego, CA 92121
(520) 639-9167
1st Choice Movers
  • M-Sun: 8am - 7pm
  • my1stchoicemovers.com
900 F St.
San Diego, CA 92101
(714) 654-5343

How to choose movers in San Diego

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Summer is a popular time to move since many children are on vacation from school. Students who attend the many colleges and universities in San Diego usually relocate during the summer as well. Consequently, summer moving prices can be twice as high as September through April, and movers will be more pressed for time.

The average price to hire local movers for 100 miles or fewer in San Diego ranges from $80 to $100 per hour for two movers and a truck. A two-bedroom apartment takes about five to seven hours, while a four-bedroom house can take 10 hours or more. California Moving and Storage Association provides unbiased information for people moving household goods within the state.

Interstate or long-distance movers usually charge by load and should be insured and registered with the Department of Transportation. Customers can research state-to-state and cross-country movers with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Costs average $2,000 to $5,000 per load.

Factors to consider when getting a quote and hiring a moving company:

  • Will you pack items yourself or hire movers to pack them?
  • Distance of move
  • Dates and speed of delivery
  • How many rooms are in your home?
  • What floor do you live on?
  • Do you need optional add-on insurance that covers the full value of items?
  • Do you own any oversized or especially fragile or heavy items?

Ask questions to avoid surprises on your bill, like extra charges for additional movers. Downtown San Diego residents in high-rise buildings should inquire about “stair fees.”

Overall, the population of San Diego County is booming. With new housing developments, suburbs like Carlsbad, San Marcos and Chula Vista are experiencing tremendous growth. Rising rents and home prices also contribute to the relocation of San Diegans throughout the county, as does the large military presence. About one-third of people living in San Diego are from other parts of California, and many move to the city from other countries.

San Diego Moving Companies Reviews

American Van Lines

For state-to-state moves, American Van Lines is a national company offering residential, corporate and military relocation. Last-minute moves are considered for no additional fee. Fragile items, such as pianos, fine arts and antiques are moved by trained and certified professionals. American Van Lines prides themselves on a fleet of modern trucks with air-ride suspension so your belongings arrive no worse for wear.

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United Nation Van Lines

United Nation Van Lines is a relocation business offering nationwide moving services for homes and businesses. It provides full-service packing, fragile-only packing, assistance with self-packing and storage options. The company has completed nearly 13,000 moves across the U.S. Contact United Nation Van Lines for a free moving quote in San Diego.

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Colonial Van Lines

When moving long distance and in need of temporary storage, Colonial Van Lines has you covered. Customers love their professionalism, customer service and that they are up-front about every step of the moving process so you know what to expect, when to expect it and at what cost.

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Mile High Van Lines

Founded in Denver in 2008, Mile High Van Lines has expanded its service area for state-to-state moves. Interstate moving services can include packing and extra furniture protection. A consultant assigned to you will make your move less stressful. Customer reviews say Mile High movers are timely and hard working while customer service is attentive and professional.

Mile High Van Lines

San Diego Moving Company

San Diego Moving Company is family owned and specializes in local moves. They provide custom quotes for residential and commercial moves, and offer concierge services like dog daycare on moving day. San Diego reviewers appreciated the owner’s personal attention, the movers’ efficiency and the courteous staff.

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You Move Me

You Move Me is a locally owned franchise that specializes in San Diego moves. Reviewers in San Diego experienced consistently courteous and careful service. Some people commented on this company’s nice touch of bringing you a cup of coffee on moving day because you’ve already packed your coffeemaker.

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