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Allied Van Lines – Cross Country Moving Company since 1928

Solve the challenge of finding affordable, reputable cross country movers when you request a free quote.

Moving across the country requires planning, resources, and time. It can be difficult to find cross country movers to handle your personal items with care. You want to know that your fragile and expensive items will be safe with a moving and storage company and arrive in the same condition as when they were packed. You don’t want to wait for a moving truck to arrive days later than scheduled with no word of what has happened. Allied has a long history of providing safe, reliable moving services for customers all over the country to ease the stress in your life.


Cross country movers with experience

Cross country moving is often a stressful experience as you coordinate everything to move out of your old place and into your new home. Allied is dedicated to improving the moving experience by providing a personal relocation consultant who helps you with hard questions as you create your checklist. You can even get help with packing and unpacking from Allied. Ease many of the challenges of moving by hiring dedicated professionals with experience in moving cross country.

  1. A comprehensive list of packing options allows you to decide how involved you want to be.
  2. Experienced movers who know how to pack boxes and other items to prevent shifting and movement in transit.
  3. A detailed quote that fits in your budget with the services you find most valuable.

What is considered a cross country move?

A cross country move is one that crosses state lines. It may or may not be a long-distance move, which involves traveling over 400 miles. A local move is one that stays within 50 miles of your current home.

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Allied Van Lines employees wrapping furniture for moving

How much does it cost to move cross country?

The average cost of a cross country move for an average-sized household is between $2,400 and $5,000. The actual cost depends on several factors, such as the distance you’re traveling, the size of the household, and other services you may need. To get the most accurate estimate, you can use a moving cost calculator or contact our personal move coordinators who can provide a specific estimate for your situation.

How Long Does It Take to Move Across The Country?

The average cross country move takes 2-5 days. That time frame can vary depending on the distance of the transport.

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Choosing a Cross Country Moving Company

Take your time to choose the right moving company for cross state moving. Select a company that cares about your belongings as more than just another haul.

  • Review credentials of moving companies for accountability.
  • Require a concise contrast rather than an estimate upfront.
  • Look for decades of experience, which translates into superior service to keep your belongings safe.
  • Allied provides safe transportation for all containers and ensures they arrive on time.

Request your free moving estimate today!

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Moving Services


When you use our packing services, you can get supplies and assistance with packing to reduce your workload.


You can rest assured that your belongings are secure and won’t shift or move on the trip.


Experience a worry-free move with a company that’s reliable and provides safe and efficient services.


Avoid back strain and other physical injuries when you hire us to unload the heavy pieces in your new home.


Spend less time settling into your new home with our unpacking services, which allow you to easily find what you need.


Keep your belongings in our storage facilities before traveling to your new place to reduce clutter and moving anxiety.

Known for its supreme cross country moving service, Allied provides outstanding quality, as well as a long list of moving options for customers in the middle of a cross country move. Our ability to meet the particular needs of our customers, not only sets us apart, but also allows us to provide superior service our customers can count on. From packing to crating, Allied offers comprehensive moving packages that cover all of your cross country moving needs.

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A large moving truck in front of a house A large moving truck driving on a road

How to Prepare for a Cross Country Move

Ready to hit the road? Here are a few handy steps that will make unpacking after your long-distance move feel effortless, rather than a months-long chore.

  • Pare down beforehand. While it can feel tempting to simply pack everything up and go through it when you arrive, doing so will unnecessarily increase your moving costs. Set aside time prior to your move to donate furniture, give away unwanted belongings, and dispose of items you no longer need.
  • Document and label. Take snapshots of the inside of each box before taping it up, number your boxes, and keep a list somewhere online - your email inbox, for example. That way, if you have trouble tracking down a spatula, or the power cord to your computer, it's as simple as running through your list and finding the right numbered box.
  • Switch it off, switch it over. When you arrive at your new home, make sure you open the door ready to start and enjoy your new life. Call your utility companies to make the switch prior to moving, forward your mail, and make sure your "automatic shipping address" is updated on websites like Amazon and food delivery apps to avoid boxes or pizza heading to the wrong home later on.
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Why is Allied the Only Choice for Cross Country Moving?

Whether you have moved before or are moving for the first time, Allied believes that moving can be an enjoyable and happy experience, especially when it is done right. Since 1928, Allied Van Lines has been providing safe, convenient moving services to customers across the country, whether the destination is across town or anywhere from coast to coast. No other company can offer you nationwide, hassle-free relocation services that compare to the resource level that Allied can provide. If you are ready to get started planning your cross country move, give us a call today at 1-800-444-6787 and we will be happy to provide you moving quotes!

Additional Types of Moves to Consider:

Long Distance Moving

Any company can handle a local move, but only a few can even be trusted with a long distance move. See the Allied difference.

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Household Moving

When it comes to moving, Allied is dedicated to providing a Personal Moving Plan that meets the needs of its customers’ households.

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Interstate Moving

Whether your interstate moving needs are large or small, we create a personalized moving solution for your needs.

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Nationwide Moving

When needing nationwide moving services, we help take the stress out of moving across the country and give you peace of mind.

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Hear From Our Customers

  • The crew was very polite, they were aware of my kids, they didn't stop doing their job until I was satis and they were very hardworking. They did a good job in the cold weather. We have missing an item and we are yet to receive any response regarding when the piece would be delivered. Allied did give us money some money back b/c of this issue. We just waiting on the delivery.

    Dan G.
  • I was pretty happy. The professionalism and everything was handled well is why I was happy. Tabi, the rep, was great.

    Kathy & Dick S.
  • The driver and his crew was awesome. They were very nice people and went out of their way to ensure their best work. I would be happy to have them work for my business. They were very professional.

    Steve C.
  • The team arrived very timely. The team finished in under two hours. The team was very courteous. The cost was cheap considering I paid 2,00. I definitely would use them again. I asked the crew to put together my television and they did a very nice job.

    Rob W.
  • The people were absolutely fantastic. They were polite, courteous, very competent in what they were doing, worked quickly, very efficient. BRIAN WAS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC.

    David B.
  • The professionalism of how they packed every item. I like how they packed the furniture. It's better than my moving experiences in the past.

    Alia S.
  • My prior move with Allied was a disaster but this one there's a complete difference. If I knew I would have the same agent I would recommend but if it was another agent I would not trust them.

    Judy S.
  • We just had a very positive experience on both the loading and the del parts of the move. The ppl that came out to handle our things were very respectful and nice to us.

    Brian N.
  • The professionalism & their flexibility was fantastic. Beginning with the drivers to the ppl in HQ b/c they followed up.

    James & Mandy C.
  • Everything went smooth. It was the 1st time we had movers where everything went perfect. I was very satisfied.

    Osama S.

Relocating with Precision: Our Commitment to Your Journey

Moving across the country is more than just a logistical challenge; it's a journey filled with memories, valuable items, and personal belongings that tell the story of a family's life. For families who have experienced multiple moves and understand the intricacies involved, choosing the right moving company is crucial.

Full-Service Moves for Peace of Mind

At Allied Van Lines, we pride ourselves on offering full-service moves tailored to the unique needs of families moving cross country. Our comprehensive services ensure that every move, from packing to unloading, is handled with the utmost care and precision. We recognize that moving across country can be a daunting task, especially when you have precious memories and valuable items to transport. That's why our Long-Distance Movers are trained to handle everything with meticulous attention.

Storage Services for Every Need

Sometimes, the journey requires a pause. Whether you're in between homes or just need some extra space, our storage services are designed to keep your personal belongings safe and accessible. With climate-controlled facilities and state-of-the-art security systems, you can rest assured that your items are in good hands.

Protecting Your Valuable Items

We understand that some possessions hold more than just monetary value. Whether it's an antique armoire passed down through generations or a collection of family photos, we treat every item as our own. Our insurance policies are designed to provide peace of mind, ensuring that in the rare event of any mishap, you're covered.

Reliable Moving Services You Can Trust

For families, moving isn't just about changing addresses; it's about transitioning to a new chapter in life. We're committed to making that transition as smooth as possible. With over 95 years of experience, our reputation as reliable moving services providers stands strong. We've helped countless families in their journey of moving cross country, and we're here to help you, too.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to move cross country?

Moving cross country may seem like a daunting prospect. If you've never done it before, it certainly is. However, there are steps that you can take to ensure your journey and that of your possessions, are as smooth as possible. There are 3 primary ways most choose to move cross country:

  • Hiring a professional moving company
  • Using a container service
  • DIY (do-it-yourself)

Read our cross-country moving guide to learn more.

How far in advance should you schedule cross-country movers?

You should schedule at least 2 months before your move date. You will need to book well in advance if you're moving during peak season like summertime.

What is the cheapest way to move cross country?

The cheapest way to move cross country will always be DIY, but saving money isn't everything. Moving is a daunting process and it can be even more challenging without professional help like with Allied Van Lines.

What items cannot be moved by movers?

Cross-country movers often have a moving checklist with hazardous items they cannot move – and they’ll likely refuse to pack them as well. These items can include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Gasoline
  • Oxygen bottles
  • Lighter fluid
  • Matches
  • Propane cylinders
  • Nail polish remover
  • Paints and paint thinners
  • Fireworks

For more information on things, movers won’t pack, read our guide.

How to move across the country?
If you're wondering how to move across the country, request a free quote from one of the highest-rated and most affordable cross country moving companies in the industry. They offer reliable services to help you plan and execute your move smoothly.

Cross Country Moving Tips and Guides

When you are considering a cross country move, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. There are so many little details to attend to and steps to check off your list. You’re probably worried you’ll forget or overlook something. That’s why at Allied, we partner with you to make the moving process simpler and less stressful. As you read our guides for moving across the country, you’ll learn critical information and find answers to questions you may have. You’ll also get some valuable tips that will help you be more efficient and organized through the process. Explore these guides and turn this challenge into an adventure!

How to Move Cross Country

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