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How Much Does It Cost to Move Out of State?

Every single move is different, from the services used to the distance covered and the total cost.

Wondering how much it costs to move out of state? There’s no way to find an instant and exact total that will perfectly match all the specifics of your move.

However, we can share some big-picture estimates. We’ll also review the factors that can help you save money or that may require you to spend more as you hire movers for your long-distance move.

The Costs of Moving Out of State Are Different for Everyone

An out-of-state move could mean simply crossing a nearby state border or coast-to-coast travel into an entirely new and different area.

A move across just two states could involve a full day or two on the road: if you’re moving, for example, from San Diego to your new home in Portland, Oregon. And you could move across four states in just a few hours if you’re headed from Portland, Maine, to Providence, Rhode Island.

These examples show how different every long-distance move can be. With that in mind, let’s look at some broad estimates and a rough average cost of moving out of state.

Based on our experience, we believe you should expect to budget at least a few thousand dollars ($4,000 – $6,000) for an interstate move that:

  • Includes an entire family’s belongings in a multi-bedroom home
  • Covers at least 1,000 miles
  • Incorporates basic services like providing packing supplies, but not more specialized support

The cost of moving to another state largely depends on specifics, but that rough average is a good place to start your planning.

Saving, Spending, and Value for Your Long-Distance Move

It’s easy to think of a move as a single service. The truth is that your move is highly customizable.

Warehousing, moving fragile and complicated items, and additional moving services can increase the total cost of your move. However, they also add important value.

Keeping a family heirloom safe by giving it special attention is almost always worth the cost, for example. A dependable full-service moving company can do exactly that.

Some more limited moving companies may offer only a few services, like packing and unpacking regular household items, along with the move itself. And some less-scrupulous movers can cut corners, hide their fees, or provide artificially low moving quotes. That leads to an unpleasant surprise in terms of total moving expenses.

Working with full-service movers helps you get the best total value. Picture it: almost everything you own is loaded onto the back of a truck for a long-distance move. The peace of mind that comes from knowing you’ve hired true professionals is invaluable.

Fast Moving Group focuses exclusively on interstate moves. We prioritize every client relationship. We share all available information about estimates, costs, potential concerns — and how we’ll ensure your move is a success.
Ready to start planning your interstate move? Request your free quote today!