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Find out why PODS is the smart solution, offering greater flexibility and control over your moving process – and budget.

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pods moving costs

The cost of renting a PODS portable container for a local move is usually between $299-$499, while the cost of a long-distance move averages $1,499-$2,999*. The price you pay is based on several factors, including the size of your PODS container, the time-frame and season, gas costs, mileage, insurance, and other considerations. You can get the most accurate estimate of your PODS moving cost by requesting a personalized quote. 

*Averages based on PODS’ rates published May 2019.

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PODS pricing gives you flexibility & peace of mind

  • When it’s time to move, customers choose PODS over the competition because:
  • We offer multiple container sizes to handle any move
  • You can take up to 30 days to load and unload your stuff
  • Nearly nation-wide availability

With over 20 years’ experience and 4 million deliveries, we know that local and long-distance moves aren’t a cookie-cutter situation. That’s why we encourage customers to call us for a moving cost quotes.

When you call PODS, we ask and answer questions, walking you through each step before quoting a custom, detailed rate estimate based on your unique moving and storage needs. You get a free quote on the spot, and another in writing via email.

Easy payment process

Moving is stressful, which is why PODS keeps billing simple. Here are some of the advantages of moving with PODS:

  • No deposits, no obligations: Like most hotel reservations, you can reserve your PODS move with a credit card – no payments due until 7 days before your container delivery.
  • Easy cancellation: Get a full refund when you cancel up to 24 hours before your first container delivery.
  • Pay-as-you-go pricing: Unlike other movers, with PODS you don’t need to pay for your entire move upfront. You only pay for each stage at a time, making it easier on your budget.
  • No surprise costs: PODS pricing isn’t based on the weight of your belongings. Many full-service moving companies charge by weight, so customers risk a big difference between their estimate and final cost.
  • Avoid late fees: PODS rents containers by the month, so you can take your time loading and unloading – without worrying about extra fees on a truck rental.
  • Flexible scheduling: With PODS there are no rigid schedules. Change of plans? Just let us know.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR PODS MOVING QUOTE? MORE VALUE. LESS STRESS.

We do all the driving

You won’t have to drive a big truck or worry about accidents, parking, or breakdowns. 

Flexible, built-in storage

Keep your container handy at home or store it at a PODS Storage Center.

Move at your own pace

PODS containers are rented by the month, so you can take your time and move on your schedule.

High-quality and reliable

Lower damage claims rate, #1 in customer service for moving services.
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Factors that affect your moving costs

It’s good to know a few details about your move when you call, but don’t worry if you don’t have it all nailed down. We’ll suggest cost-saving strategies to get the most value and flexibility to fit your unique moving needs. 

How far are you moving?

Just let us know your current and future ZIP codes.

How much are you moving?

We’ll help you figure out what size and how many containers you’ll likely need to rent.

What's your timeframe?

As long as your locations and containers stay the same, your rates don't change.

Difficult move?

Tell us your moving challenges so we can help. We can help with uncertain and complex moves.
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Customer reviews

Daniel S., Chicago, IL

“No hidden charges, what I was quoted was what I was charged. Also, everything was on time. The pick-up, the delivery, the drivers were always between the window of time I was given. Great experience and much more affordable than hiring movers.”

Brice G., Charleston, SC

“We sold our house so our closing was the 13th and bought our next house in the same month and closed on the 30th. The cost to rent a truck for the two different days and a storage unit at that size would have been well over what I paid not to mention refilling the truck with gas. [Not having] to run back and forth to a storage unit was also a fantastic perk. Once we delivered the [PODS storage unit] to our new home we had the flexibility to leave it in our driveway and move things in at our leisure.”

Patricia W., Sarasota, FL

“Very efficient and cost-effective way to move at our own pace! We were moving out of state to a rental property that was furnished and house hunting once we moved. We were able to store our belongings in a secure environment and waited to ship the [PODS portable container] after hurricane season to our new home! Your services and products were effortless on our part, thank you!”

Amanda B., Boston, MA

“From start to finish our experience using PODS was fantastic. If we ever move again PODS will be the first company I call. It was easy and affordable! I would definitely recommend it to anyone moving.”
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