Cost of Movers in Boston. What’s included in the rate?

When you start looking for movers to move locally or long distance you have to learn how much movers cost in Boston. Understanding a few things about the rates, how they differ, and what should be included or what moving services you get before you book with a company to avoid “hidden fees”.

How much do movers cost in Boston?

The average cost of movers in the Boston Metro area varies between $90/h to $180/h per hour for 2 movers crew and a truck. This rate depends on such factors as the day of the move and the movers' experience and usually includes all other charges such as tolls, gas, etc.

Here is a table of the average cost of Movers in Boston by apartment or house size.

Room or Less

2 movers crew



2 movers crew


One Bedroom

2-3 movers crew

$350 - $550

Two Bedroom

3 movers crew

$600 - $800

Three Bedroom (house)

3-4 movers crew

$950 - $1250 

Four Bedroom (house)

4 movers crew


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What is included in the hourly rate of moving in Boston?

Usually when it comes to the hourly rate moving companies try to include everything in the rate, so customers won't be overwhelmed with unnecessary information, but it's not always the case. That's why it's important to learn before you book with Boston movers if everything is included in the rate or if you have to pay for something additional. By everything I mean tolls, gas, moving insurance, wrapping, and protecting materials such as tape, blankets, and shrink wrap. In some cases, you will have to pay additionally for tape or shrink wrap, depending on how much has been used during your moving process in Boston.

Moving Days to avoid overpaying

There are some days in the calendar that people prefer for moving, so if you are looking to save on your moving you should try to avoid these days. The busiest days for moving in Boston and surrounding areas are the 31st of August and the 1st of September. But every month there are days when people move more often than on the other days. Pretty much every first and last day of the month is busy, as well as weekends. So if you have a chance to schedule your move during the working week it will save you some money for the same service.

Packing and Moving cost

If you are looking for an additional packing service, then they are usually rated the same as moving. For example, for an average one-bedroom apartment it will take 2 movers around 4 hours to pack which will cost you around $400. All packing materials cost additionally and most of the companies will sell you the number of moving boxes, tape, and wrapping materials that you exactly need.

Moving and Storage Cost

Storage rates are different and depend on such factors as location, size, and additional features like temperature control and security. Most of the companies provide storage services in Boston. Contact them to learn more about rates. Also, you can find your local Storage provider.

Long-distance Moving from Boston cost

Professional moving services from Boston to anywhere in the USA are usually called long-distance or interstate moves. Different companies provide such services and the prices are different too. For example, if you hire movers from Van Lines they will stack a large trailer truck with many jobs and drive across the United States to make the moving job cost more effective. Usually, prices vary between $2000 - $4000 depending on your destination from Boston. These companies usually count your moving quote by the weight of your items or cubic feet and help you save money. The Largest con of such a service is that it can take weeks or even months to get items delivered, but it cost-effective way to move long-distance, especially if you are moving to the west coast. Another way is it hire a local moving provider from Boston for your move. Such a way is more expensive, for example, to move from Boston to New York for a regular 1 bedroom apartment will be around $1500. But you can get one or two days' delivery and your items won't share space in the truck with other jobs. 

The best way to get a quick moving quote is to use a moving estimator from software for moving companies.

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