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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 long distance moving companies in the industry.

Moving can be one of the most stressful experiences in your life, especially if the move in question is going to take you across long distances. Whether you're relocating for work or just looking for a change of scenery, there shouldn't be anything standing in the way of picking up and moving cross-country, but for most people, there is.

No, it isn't just leaving your comfort zone to set your life down among new people and surroundings, but the move itself. Luckily, there's a way to make moves of any distance as easy and stress-free as possible. That's where we come in.

For over 95 years, Allied Van Lines has delivered full-service moves that are affordable and backed by a trustworthy brand. As the world's largest moving network, we can get you home no matter where you're going.


What is Long Distance Moving?

In contrast to local or intrastate moves, long distance moving falls under federal regulation for transporting items from state to state. Companies that perform long distance, or interstate, moves must also have insurance policies that help to protect the items transported and the customer.

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We Do This Every Day,
Let Us Do It For You

Of course, it's not enough to simply promise that we'll move your stuff. You want to know that you're hiring a team of professional movers with the experience and know-how to ensure security during your trip, whether you're moving across town or a longer distance.

Our 95 years of experience in the nationwide moving industry is put to work whenever we move a client across the country. We're familiar with the main transport channels from Florida to Maine, New York to California, and everywhere in between, ensuring that we can move your belongings to your destination with ease, providing you peace of mind that you can't get with any other movers.

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Here’s What We Do Best


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.

We handle local, interstate, cross-country, and even some international moves, whether you need your home moved or your corporate office moved to a new location. For details, request a moving estimate today!

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

How Our Entire Moving Process Works

Planning a long distance move? It's important to remember not to stress about it. Moving isn't easy but it's a part of life, and we can make it as simple as possible to move your possessions from point A to point B, even when there's a long distance between them. Here's how it works:

When you're planning your move, you don't have to do it alone. Give us a call and our dedicated customer service agents will assist you in making arrangements for our services. We're a full-service moving company, so we'll pack, load, move, unload, and unpack your stuff without asking you to lift a finger (other than to sign a contract for the job). Need moving supplies? Let us know beforehand, and we'll provide them.

Our team will help you schedule a date for your big move and give you a quote that includes everything up front. When that day rolls around, we'll be there right on time to get started.

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Average Rating: 4.75/5 Based on 5,000 Customer Reviews


Why is Allied the Only Choice
for Long Distance Moving?

Any company can handle a crosstown move, but only a few can even be trusted with an interstate move, let alone one that involves crossing the United States with your belongings in tow. 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. Today, we boast the largest mover network in the world.

Additional Types of Moves to Consider:

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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Cross Country Moving

With the largest mover network in the world, we assist families and individuals with cross country moves each and every day.

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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 whole move went very smooth. The crew was fantastic. The owner oversaw everything. The driver was in charge of the loading. We had a complicated move because items went to 2 different places.

    Frank H.
  • Everything went smoothly, I could always get in contact with Allied, and there was never any surprises.

    Bridget W.
  • The service quality was excellent, I just don't know the cost of the move since it was taken care of by corporate.

    Robert T.
  • I liked everything and I thought they were great. They were a little high priced. I would recommend but I don't know if everybody I recommend could afford it.

    Leela R.
  • The movers did their work and there was no drama and it was just like a regular work day. 3 hours late.

    Keala C.
  • I rated a seven because I was satisfied with 70% of it. I didn't like having an uncertain delivery date. Weather conditions might have been the reason. One box had a blade sticking out and I was cut. That is why I rated packing a one. All the other boxes were fine.

    Betty W.
  • I like the entire process. They are very attentive, alerted and they were overall very good. I was satisfied.

    Stuart H.
  • I thought everybody was very attentive & wanted it to go well. They were really nice. Adam Mclean and Tom were great.

    Hal M.
  • I was very happy w/ the cust srvc I received b/f the move. The driver and his crew were very nice w/ taking care of me and it was stress free as possible.

    Abbie W.
  • The courteous the care an delivery, also the communication was excellent, an arrived on time. Everything was done in a timely manner.

    Mr. G.

Allied Van Lines: Ensuring a Smooth Moving Experience

We understand that every move comes with its unique set of concerns and requirements. For our valued customers, we aim to ensure a smooth experience from start to finish.

Accurate Quotes and Cost Savings

We pride ourselves on providing accurate quotes that encompass all aspects of the moving process. Our detailed pricing information, including additional costs or fees, is transparently communicated to avoid surprises. We also offer various cost-saving options and packages tailored to suit different needs, ensuring you receive the best value for our reliable moving services.

High-Touch Customer Service

Customer satisfaction is at the core of our values. Our dedicated move coordinators are available to assist you at every step, maintaining open communication before, during, and after the move. We are here to answer your queries, update you on the progress, and address any unforeseen circumstances promptly.

Local Brand Recognition and Awards

As one of the leading nationwide movers, Allied Van Lines has earned numerous awards and recognitions for safety and reliability. Our company ratings and customer reviews reflect our commitment to excellence and strong presence in local markets. We are proud to share our achievements and the positive experiences of our diverse clientele.

Ancillary Services and Storage Solutions

We offer a wide range of ancillary services, including packing supplies, to meet your every need. Our storage solutions come in various sizes, and we offer the flexibility of extended usage for a fee, ensuring your belongings are safely stored as needed.

Social Responsibility and Community Engagement

Allied Van Lines is dedicated to giving back to the community. Our partnership with the Salvation Army ARC program is a testament to our commitment to social responsibility. We believe in making a positive impact and contributing to the well-being of the communities we serve.

Diverse and Detailed Customer Testimonials

We value the feedback of our customers and continuously strive to enhance our services based on their insights. Above, you will find detailed customer testimonials covering various aspects of the moving experience to provide you with a comprehensive view of what you can expect when choosing Allied Van Lines.

We aim to uphold our reputation as reliable and trustworthy nationwide movers. Since 1928, our goal has been to ensure a seamless and stress-free moving experience for all our customers, with meticulous care for your belongings and a steadfast commitment to your satisfaction.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Do Long-Distance Movers Cost?

The average cost of a long distance move is $3,500. This is based on an average weight of 7,000 lbs. (7 rooms) and a traveling distance of 1,000 miles. Obviously, there are many factors that go into calculating moving costs, so the best bet to know the true cost is to fill out an Instaquote or call 800‑689‑8684.

What Should I Look for When Selecting a Long-Distance Moving Company?

A full-service mover can provide assistance in your long-distance move. Here are a few points to ponder when choosing a long-distance moving company.

  1. Does the Moving Company Provide References? Don't hesitate to ask the company for recent references and the types of experience they've had. Also, check with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). A BBB accreditation means the business is in good standing and is trustworthy.
  2. Does the Company Provide In-Home Quotes? A moving company may be able to give general pricing over the phone or online, but a company that shows up and inspects exactly what type and how many belongings will be transported is a better bet. The quote process will be more exact, eliminating surprises with the bill later on.
  3. Does the Long Distance Mover Have Proper Licensing? Relocating across state lines requires special permits and insurance coverage to protect you and your belongings. Ask if the company has current permits and licenses. Shy away from any mover that hesitates to answer these questions.
What is the Best Way to Long Distance Move?

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 Is A Long Distance Move?
A long-distance move is any move that travels more than 400 miles. Local moves are moves that go within 50 miles of your current location. A cross-country move is any move that crosses state lines. An interstate move is any move that goes across two states.
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 is the cheapest way to do a long distance move?

While a DIY approach may seem the cheapest for a long distance move, the process could involve hidden costs and challenges, including packing materials, truck rental, fuel, and the time and effort needed to pack, load, and unload. Therefore, hiring a full-service moving company like Allied Van Lines can often be a more affordable and less stressful option, providing value for money through their comprehensive services.

How long will it take for my items to arrive?

Determining the exact timeframe for your move depends on a variety of factors, including the type of service you choose (Residential move, Commercial move, International, etc.) and the distance of your relocation. When enlisting the services of a professional long-distance mover like Allied Van Lines, it is typically expected that your belongings will reach their destination within a span of 10-14 days. However, it's essential to bear in mind that this duration is an approximation, as it can be influenced by variables such as the specific distance to be covered and unforeseen circumstances like adverse weather conditions or unexpected traffic incidents.

Long Distance Moving Resources

Moving Quotes: All You Need to Know

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Long Distance Moving Cost Calculator

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State to State Moves: Factors to Keep in Mind

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What a Moving & Storage Company Can Do for You

A professional moving company can do more than load your furniture onto a truck and transport it.

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