Customized Cross Country Moving

Long-distance moving has never been easier.

Moving to a new city or state requires extra care. Our dedicated customer service team is ready to help you build a seamless long-distance moving plan. We have long distance service options for moves of any size and budget. Options range from labor only service to our unique direct truck moves. And, we can help you with packing, storage, car shipping, junk removal and many other needs.

Our flat rate pricing option ensures that you are not surprised by hidden fees on move day. With our virtual walkthroughs and years of industry experience, we do not need to waste your time by coming to your home prior to move day.

Flexible long-distance move options

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Dedicated Long-distance Truck

Don't worry about sharing your truck space or move-day with anyone else. With Bellhop, you get a dedicated truck packed by our professional movers, driven directly to your new home, on your schedule.

Long-distance Container Moves

We’ll work with our partners at PODS to arrange the long-distance transport of your belongings via storage container(s). Bellhop Pros will expertly load and unload your belongings on both sides of your move.

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Labor Only Long-distance

If you prefer to rent and drive your own moving truck, Bellhop can take care of the heavy lifting, loading, and unloading to save you time and strain. You can rest assured knowing your belongings are safe in transit.


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Bellhop made the long distance move I was dreading a snap. My team in both D.C. and N.Y.C. were phenomenal! Very professional (on time, friendly, and careful with my stuff). And they were efficient moving everything in and out. Working with my contact to set all the logistics was also painless, especially considering my last minute planning.

— Emma S., Customer in New York City

Your long-distance move options, explained

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Dedicated Truck Move

Your Bellhop Pros and truck will arrive on the day of your choosing; the truck will be loaded and driven directly to your destination, where it will be unloaded on your schedule. Unlike other long distance movers, you don’t have to worry about sharing your move day or truck space with anyone else. You can rest assured that your belongings will arrive safely and promptly at your new home.

Storage Container Move

Together with our partners at PODS, Bellhop Pros will load your belongings into secure storage containers to be transported to your destination, where they will be carefully unloaded on a specified date. If you require flexibility with the timing of your long-distance move, or you need an interim storage solution (PODS containers can be kept in your driveway or in PODS’ storage facilities across the country), a storage container move is a convenient and cost-effective option.


Labor-only Move

A team of Bellhop Pros in your area will expertly load and/or unload a truck you’ve rented. While this option requires you to drive the truck to your final destination, it saves you time, energy, and unnecessary stress: our Pros know how to pack your truck(s) with maximum efficiency – keeping your furniture and belongings safe in transit with no wasted truck space. And, as with our other long-distance move options, our labor-only move services accommodate your schedule.

In-state moving

Booking intrastate moves can be tricky with other moving companies. You can't book a local move, but you get hit with huge markups at the mention of “long distance.” Don't worry: Bellhop’s custom approach enables us to coordinate intrastate residential moves or commercial moves without unnecessary fees.

Interstate and cross-country moving

When you need interstate moving services, Bellhop can accommodate your partial or full-service long distance moving needs. As nationwide movers, we have the teams and the trucks to handle cross-country moves to virtually any geographic location. Whether your job involves a full house move, partial furniture move, or office equipment installation, we’ve got your back all the way.

Long-distance moving like no one else.

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Convenient booking

Bellhop can build a long-distance move plan that fits your needs and budget. Receive a quote and book over the phone in minutes with the help of our dedicated customer service team – no need for an in-home estimate.

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Ongoing guidance

From the moment you make your reservation, you'll get practical tips and updates, including an introduction with pictures of your team so that you’re greeted by familiar faces on the day(s) of your service.


Dedicated move support

Our move coordination team is at your service to ensure that your long-distance move goes smoothly. Should any issues arise, you’ll have an entire team at your disposal to make sure everything is handled right away.

Now it’s your move.

We understand that every move is unique, which is why you have the ability to tailor your services to best fit your needs. Not sure where to begin? Let us help you unpack your options.

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Long-distance moving FAQs

When looking for a professional and trustworthy moving service, first make sure you understand the type of moving services you need and make sure they provide clear, upfront rates without hidden fees. High-quality, trustworthy, and reliable movers like Bellhop will offer a customized move plan with transparent pricing.

Also, check online reviews for the company. Read customer reviews on Google, Yelp, and Trustpilot to see what kind of moving service experience past long-distance moving customers have had.

Most long distance moving companies typically need several weeks' notice to book. However, if you book with Bellhop, you can book long-distance movers and obtain an accurate cost estimate in as little as eight days before your move.

Long-distance moving costs vary widely according to size and travel distance, but according to the American Moving and Storage Association, the average cost of a long distance move is $4,300. This total was calculated after accounting for the cost of moving resources such as supplies, as well as accommodations (e.g. hotel costs).

Long-distance and cross-country moving checklist

No matter where you’re moving, one of our most essential packing tips is to carefully pack belongings into boxes and storage bins. You can have a few loose items, but the vast majority of items should be packed in modular containers. This will make it easier on the movers who will be hauling, loading, and unloading everything from your home––and ensure that truck space is used efficiently.

It also helps to label each portable container and indicate the room it belongs to in your new home ("kitchen," "bedroom," etc.) for easier unloading. Don’t forget to label any fragile items you have to ensure they get some extra care.

During the packing process, you may also consider creating a detailed inventory of the items contained in each box. While this step requires some extra effort, it will save you time and energy (and therefore reduce stress) when you need to locate specific things upon your arrival.

Bellhop offers a wide variety of packing supplies to get the job done efficiently. Plus, you can find everything you need to know about packing for a move here.

With Bellhop, booking long distance moving services is easy: you can initiate the booking process online, or simply contact a member of our helpful customer service team by phone. We’ll put a moving plan together for you based on your unique needs, and share pricing with you up front. As a reminder, long-distance services are fixed-price, which means that the amount you are quoted is the amount you pay–no surprises.

No matter who you book with, establishing a firm timeline with your movers will help you stay organized. You’ll also want to make sure you receive a ballpark estimate of the cost of your move, as well as price options that include a mixture of services. Don't forget to ask about additional factors like fuel costs or per-mile charges that may supplement a standard quote. This way, there won't be any surprises when they come to your house on moving day.

Ensure your delivery company quote includes a comprehensive insurance plan and, if needed, options of additional protection plans through insurance companies that offer reliable services. An insurance requirement should stay top of mind for larger moves and is worth the additional cost.

Put simply: the fewer things you move, the less you pay. When packing your possessions, prioritize your most valuable belongings and the items that will fit in your new home first. For instance, if you don't have a lot of space in the new home for a decorative item, or for all your clothes and shoes, consider donating or selling these pieces. Additionally, if your current appliances won't fit, sell them before you move so they don't take up space on your truck.

Be sure to do any decluttering before the move to allow for a clear entrance and hallways. If you do the work ahead of time, fewer hours will be spent loading and unloading.

When you find the perfect home in a new town, you may be dealing with a lot of “unknowns.” One of the most important things to consider for residential moves is how far away your home will be from your office or school. What will your commute be like? Are you in close proximity to public transportation? Finding answers to these questions ahead of your move will help reduce stress and make it easier to settle in when you arrive.

Tips for Long-Distance Moving

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Consider your commute

When you find the perfect house in a new town, you're excited, but also nervous about how it'll work out. One of the most important things to consider is how far away the house will be from your office or school. Will it take too long to commute? Are there stores nearby that have what you need? Is there good public transportation nearby?

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Ask friends and family for advice

When looking for a new house getting input from your friends and family is important. Ask them what they think about it, if there's anything you need to know or worry about, and how long their commute was from where they lived before. It also helps to look at some schools in that town too - are they good, are they overcrowded? How's the public transportation in relation to your house and work/school?

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Make sure you feel at home

The final thing you need to do when looking for that perfect new home is to make sure it's a place where you can really be yourself! It might seem like an odd choice on this list but there'll come a time when you need to make the call between a job or staying in your current location and it's not worth having that stress on top of everything else.