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Allied Van Lines – “The Careful Movers” since 1928

Request a free quote from one of the highest-rated and most affordable cross country moving companies in the industry.

Moving across the country can be a large task, but Allied Van Lines provides a great variety of resources designed to make your cross country move seamless and safe. With a long distance moving network that reaches from coast to coast and across North America, Allied assists families and individuals with cross country moves each and every day. From using the latest moving equipment to providing one of the largest moving fleets in the world, Allied provides safe and effective moving solutions that will help you to relocate across the country and transition into your new location with ease.


Cross country movers with experience

If you are in need of a reliable cross country moving company, Allied can provide you with a seamless experience. Our cross country moving team has over 95 years of experience and is a leader in interstate relocations. Our goal is to ensure that every customer has a satisfactory moving experience. We provide excellent customer service because we value our clients, and that's the Allied Advantage. Allied is a full service moving company known for our high performance and reliability.

Tips on Choosing a Cross Country Moving Company

When your move is across the country, rather than just across town, it's important to be selective about the moving company you work with. We know that getting your belongings from origin to destination is about so much more than the miles traveled - it's about the care and consideration used along the way.

  • Ensure accountability & review credentials: As a reputable cross-country moving provider, Allied is registered with the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) for your peace of mind, building accountability and trust at every step of our service. We don't just pack your boxes into our trucks: we pack the dependability and loyalty our brand is known for right alongside them.
  • Demand a clear contract, not just an estimate: Always work with professional movers that readily answer questions and provide details. You should know about pricing, insurance coverage, estimated loading and delivery times, services offered (or opted out of!), and how in-progress questions and concerns are handled. Your Allied customer care agent will happily explain and walk through your cross-country moving contract.
  • Decades of experience: Finding the best cross-country moving provider is a process that goes beyond flashy graphics and catchy taglines. You need a company with the experience to keep your possessions safe and fragile items intact, enabling you to concentrate on enjoying your new home and locale, rather than anxiously awaiting a late or damaged shipment of home contents. Allied has years of expertise ready and waiting to work for you!

From cherished personal items to the furniture, household goods, and everyday necessities you'll need to "put down roots" in your new home, we're happy to make sure all containers are transported safely, accounted for, and arrive right on time. We know that the idea of moving can be stressful, but we're here to make sure the reality of it doesn't need to be. Request your free moving estimate today!

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Moving Services


When using our packing services, we'll provide moving supplies and help you pack your stuff as securely as possible.


When we load our trucks, we ensure that nothing will move or shift, protecting your belongings from damage.


During the move, we're efficient and safe, providing the most reliable, convenient service around.


When we arrive at your new home, we'll take care of all the heavy lifting.


Putting furniture in its proper place and unpacking boxes of belongings that you need right away, our job isn't done until you're settled in your new home.


Should you need us to store your belongings during the moving process; we have storage facilities to accommodate your needs.

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 efficiency, & how nice driver, crew, packers, everybody treated us & our items. Special request to put boxes in certain places, & drive & crew did it for us.

    James W.
  • Entire service was perfect. From start to finish the delivery was on time and that was very important to me.

    Shashwati K.
  • I never saw such a complete packing. It was very good. They were very neat and fast. I was amazed. Everything was very good. They were very responsive and polite. They were very careful.

    June C.
  • The communication, the way they treated my home, how objects were being handled. The loading and delivering. All of it was exceptional. Eric was great. They arrived in a timely fashion, earlier than expected. 80% of the move is completed I'm waiting for the rest of my stuff that will arrive in 3-4 weeks.

    Debbie V.
  • Overall it was a good experience although I'm missing a book shelf which was my mistake. I was talking to the driver from the move and I'm missing a bookcase shelf from my smaller bookcase. Mover said they'll call back

    Kristen S.
  • They did what they said they were going to do when they said they was gone do it. They were on time and did a great job.

    Betty H.
  • They were so cooperative and so nice. Everything happened the way they said. Mark Bayne, the salesman was easy to get a hold of. He was very nice and easy to talk to. Everyone was awesome.

    Danhoff Michelle/Corrin L.
  • We actually were friendly with the owner of Freebie. We used them several times while we were in Chicago. The driver was there to pick up my things from Chicago to Arizona. It took it from start to finish.

    Sharon W.
  • The driver and packers were really experienced and accommodating. They made the overall move great. I want to make sure the driver and packers get this information.

    Jim H.
  • Everything that I needed they supplied. They handled everything very nice. They were not cursing and they were very cheerful.

    Joyce D.

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

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.
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.

How do I hire movers?

As with anything in life, not all moving companies are created equal, and some are better than others at providing this service. Some tips to consider: read reviews, get multiple estimates, get referrals, check experience, and check their licensing.

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.
How much does it cost to move cross country?

The cost of a cross-country move will depend on a variety of factors such as the distance you're traveling, the size of your move, and any additional services you may need. The average cost is anywhere from $2,400 to $5,000 for an average sized household to make a long-distance move. For more accurate estimates, you can use a moving cost calculator or get in touch with one of our personal move coordinators who can provide an estimate based on your specific needs.

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