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PODS long distance moving company

Long-Distance moving, simplified.

We bring you a sturdy, steel-framed container. You load it, or have our referred pros do it for you. Then we pick it up and deliver it to your new home. It’s that easy.
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More Value. Less Stress

How much does PODS cost?

Cost-effective and budget-friendly

Compared to full-service, long-distance moving companies and rental trucks, PODS is the best value for long-distance moves when you consider what you’re getting.
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Pay-as-you-go pricing with no deposits

With PODS, you don't need to pay for your entire move upfront, making it easier on your budget. And like with most hotel reservations, you can reserve your moving container with a credit card — no payments due until seven days before your container delivery.

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We take care of the driving*

Nobody looks forward to driving a huge rental truck, especially across long distances. Well, you can relax. PODS delivers your container from your old door to your new one, sparring you a nerve-wracking drive, and the frequent fuel stops that go with it.
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Take your time

At PODS, you rent your containers by the month, so you can take your time loading and unloading, eliminating the chaos of a house full of boxes, and sparing yourself a lot of stress.

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Two containers for the perfect fit

16 Foot PODS Container

16-Foot Container

  • Ideal for a 2-bedroom home, or up to 1,200 sq. ft.**
  • About the length of a standard parking spot
  • Comparable to a 10'x15' storage unit or a 20' truck

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8 Foot PODS Container

8-Foot Container

  • Great for a studio or room of 500 sq. ft. or less**
  • A popular choice for college students
  • Comparable to a 5'x10' storage unit or 10' truck

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How PODS Works

Packing and loading assistance

Get It & Load It

We deliver your container -- and there's no need to meet the driver, as PODS is a contactless service. Load your container on your schedule, right in your driveway. If you want help, we can connect you with local packing and loading companies.

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Keep it

At-home storage gives you the flexibility you need, whether you want easy storage just steps away, or you want to take your time packing and loading.

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Store it

If you need temporary storage, we'll pick up your loaded container and bring it to a local PODS Storage Centre, where it will be safe, secure, and easily accessible until you need it again.

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Move it

We've got this, so you don't have to. We'll deliver your container to your new home, whether you're moving across town or across the country*** If you need to ship your car, we can connect you with one of our preferred car shipping providers who will arrange professional services in your area.

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PODS Long-Distance Moving Is Built for What You Need

Moving across the country

During your move

PODS portable containers are ideal for long-distance moves or moving across country for a job, especially if you haven't quite figured out your final housing. That's because storage is built into every move, so you can take your time finding a new place. 
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Moves to the United States

If you’re planning a move to the United States, we’ve got you covered. We’ve been moving people south of the border for years and we understand the ins and outs of cross-border moving.

Our moving and storage experts know the documentation you’ll need for a successful cross-border move and we’ve got helpful tips and information you need to be aware of before you start packing.

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PODS offers unlimited time and space, so you can keep a container in your driveway while you decide what to get rid of. Then, we can pick it up and bring it to a secure Storage Centre, ship it to your kids, or both.
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Affordable & easy home staging

If you’re staging your home for sale before a long-distance move and need to reduce the clutter, you can always use a PODS container to store the things you don’t want. Once the house is sold, we’ll bring your unit back so you can load the rest of your things. When you’re ready to go, we’ll move it all to your new place. Now that’s efficient! 
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Uncertain or complex moves

Are you sure about your closing date but unsure about your move-in date? Then built-in storage and flexible scheduling are just what you need. Whether you need more time looking for a new home or are finishing up home renovations after a long-distance move, we'll deliver your essentials to a temporary apartment in your new city and store the rest at a secure Storage Center nearby. 
PODS storage options


PODS offers unlimited time and space, so you can keep a container in your driveway while you decide what to get rid of. Then, we can pick it up and bring it to a secure Storage Centre, ship it to your kids, or both.

Safe, Easy, and Flexible Moving

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Your stuff won't get mixed up

Traditional moving companies will often transport several customers’ belongings in the same truck, increasing the possibility of mix-ups and lost items during transit. PODS containers are loaded by you, locked by you, and unlocked by you, eliminating these possibilities completely. 
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No delivery address necessary

PODS is perfect for moves when you haven’t quite figured out where you’re going to live yet. Whether you’re starting a new job ASAP and still need time to look for a place, or your new home is being renovated before you move in, our built-in storage options make it easy to store your stuff with us until you’re ready for it. 
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Change of plans? No worries.

Moving can be complicated, and we understand that sometimes things can change. With PODS, it’s never a problem. We’re built to be flexible, so we can reschedule dates and destinations quickly and easily. 

Get help packing and loading

In addition to the mental stress of planning and scheduling your move, there's the physical challenge of packing your entire home and loading it into a truck. But we refer local, professional packing and loading services to do as much or as little as you'd like, so you can save your energy for the housewarming party. 
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Acorn Finance can help you afford to move when you need it most

Moving long distances can be expensive, but you can ease the financial burden with a moving loan through Acorn Finance. Acorn Finance matches you with financing offers from top lenders that meet your unique needs, so you can make your move more manageable.
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Relocating for a New Job

The Right Move for Long-Distance Moves

Jessie G.Halifax, NS

The moving experience itself was amazing.

Robert N.Montreal, QC

How easy the entire process was. I think I said it after every call with customer service.

Robert D.Pickering, ON

Very positive experience.
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Long-distance moving FAQ

How much does long distance moving cost?

The cost of your long-distance move is dependent on several factors, including how much you are moving, how far you’re traveling, and the time of year. Moving with PODS instead of a full-service mover can help you save. Call (855) 706-4758 for the most accurate quote for your move. 

What is long-distance moving?

Long-distance moving is a broad term. It can be anything from moving a couple towns over to a full-blown cross-country job relocation. Generally, if your move has you changing cities, it can be considered long distance. 

How does long-distance moving work?

Moving long-distance can be stressful, however, PODS offers a flexible, convenient solution. Call our long-distance moving experts to book your container(s) and have them delivered to your home. Load up your belongings at your own pace, and PODS will pick the container(s) up and send them to your next home. Unload your things into your next home and you’re done.

What are the best long-distance moving companies?

The best long-distance moving companies are the ones you can trust to get your things where you need them when you need them. Long-distance moves can be complex, so look for reputable companies that have years of valuable experience and give you flexibility for your cross-country move. Trusted with over six million moves and twenty-five years of experience, PODS has the perfect moving solutions for your needs.

How much do PODS containers cost for moving long-distance?

PODS pricing changes based on a few factors, including container availability, the time of year, how many containers you need, and the distance you and your container(s) are traveling. We encourage you to call (855) 706-4758 for a quote from our team of moving experts.

What time of year is best to move long-distance?

The summer months are generally the most popular time to move. If you move outside that window, you will typically have an easier time finding available dates.  

How do you transport plants when moving long distance?

First things first, check the laws. Some states like California and Hawaii have strict plant protections in place to protect their local flora. When it’s time to move your plants across the country, we recommend either shipping them or keeping them with you as you move. PODS is a great solution for your long-distance move since you can load all your household goods in a container, giving you room in your car to keep your plants safe and sound. Read more about how to move your plants without killing them. 

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*PODS arranges for independent third-party motor carriers to transport containers long-distance between PODS' service locations.

**Container sizes are for guidance only and may vary slightly. Dimensions are based on exterior measurements.

***PODS arranges for independent third-party motor carriers to transport containers long-distance between PODS' service locations.