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Three Movers operates throughout the great state of California, offering local and long-distance moving services up and down the Golden State. Whether you are planning a small or large move, you can count on Three Movers California movers to provide the top-notch support you need.

Long Distance California Movers

Moving to or from California usually involves a long-distance relocation, and you need professional support for a major project like that. Our experienced crew will work with you from start to finish to understand your move and build the best plan to make it happen. Long-distance moving means you need to be able to trust your moving company to load and transport your belongings—you won’t be there to supervise the trip. When we send our expert representative to your home to assess the move and prepare your estimate of long distance moving cost, we can answer all your questions about the move process and what services you may want to consider. An accurate assessment of your household goods’ weight is the foundation for a fair price, and we will walk through the quote with you step-by-step. Three Movers will explain the charges, the valuation (insurance), and the delivery.

Local Movers In California

Three Movers has offices across California. We operate cheap moving companies in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and every other major city in California. We can perform a local move for you wherever you are. We abide by all California regulations, and we are completely transparent in our pricing. When we estimate the job, we will tell you how much time we need to load and unload your goods. We have helpful tips and tricks to get you started on organizing and packing as well. If you want a free quote to find movers for packing services or storage options, let us know, and we can provide that. We can refer you to other vendors for any additional services we can’t offer (although we can handle almost everything, even moving hot tubs and saunas).

How much will my move-in California cost with Three Movers?

The cost of local or long-distance interstate moves in California varies according to weight and distance. We give a free moving quote on local jobs by the hour and the number of movers (for example, Three Movers times four hours at a price of X dollars per hour.) We price interstate and long-distance moves according to the shipment’s weight and the trip’s length. The average cost of moving the contents of a three-bedroom house a distance of 1,250 miles is about $4,100. That doesn’t include any packing (partial packing or full packing) or bulky item fees or storage. Of course, every move is different, and the best way to get an idea of how much your move will cost is to call for a free quote.

Three Movers offers these services in California:

Long Distance Movers In California

Types Of Moves Offered In California

Residential Movers In California

Residential moving refers to moving from your former home to a new home. It doesn’t matter whether you’re moving next door or to a new state or country. What matters is that you’re changing your residence. Residential moving is the most common service we offer to the residents of California. Some of the services that we offer as part of our residential moving service include:

  • Packing and unpacking services
  • Storage services
  • Auto tramsport services
  • Loading and unloading services

If you’d like to hire us for our residential moving services, here are the three different types of residential moves we handle.

  • Local moving
  • Cross-country moving
  • International moving

Office/ Commercial Movers In California

Office or commercial moving involves moves that aren’t classified as residential moving. They mainly involve moving into offices, warehouses, or storage facilities. Before you hire any office/ commercial moving company in California, ensure that they can guarantee the security of your possessions.

You should also ask for a list of the past clients they’ve served. The past clients will give you a good idea of how the moving company operates.

We have over 20 years of office/ commercial moving experience. Therefore, you can rest assured that we offer proper asset management since we understand that you are looking for timely and safe relocation of your office equipment.

Military Movers In California

We understand that military personnel move regularly, and at times, they may be requested to move immediately. However, in cases where the DOD has ordered immediate relocation, it can be challenging for moving companies partnered with the military to execute the move immediately since most of them offer limited moving services.

Luckily, a 3rd party moving company like Three Movers can immediately execute your move. We also offer a wide range of military moving services for members of the military and their spouses to make their lives easier during the move, whether they’re moving to another state or a different country.

Military Movers In California

International Movers In California

When moving to a new country with your possessions, the moving process is challenging due to the distance you’re traveling, logistics, tax considerations, and customs declaration. Therefore, you’re going to need the services of an international moving company with prior experience handling international relocations.

And that’s because international moving companies work with different moving specialists like ocean transporters, truck companies, and storage providers.

The best way to find an experienced moving company that understands what you want is to find a company that operates between your current country of residence and the country you’ll be moving to. You also need to consider whether the company offers additional moving services like pet shipping and auto transport.

Flat-Rate And Hourly Movers In California

One of the most important factors people consider when moving is pricing. At Three Movers, we offer both flat rate and hourly rate moving services. Flat rate movers offer a fixed quoted price that never changes. In contrast, hourly rate movers charge you by the hour.

If you want to choose between flat rate and hourly movers, you need to consider the number of items you own, the distance to be traveled, and the size of your residence.

However, if you want to make an excellent decision choosing between the two, always make sure that you ask how the moving company arrived at their pricing.

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Additional Moving/ Shipping Services In California

Packing And Crating

Packing and crating services offer more protection to your property when moving. Packing services offer protection and safety during transit to your normal possessions. However, crating services offer better protection and safety to the possessions you consider valuable, such as fine art, antiques, and designer furniture, since they’re more susceptible to damage.

We also offer ‘white glove’ services that offer the highest level of safety and protection for the items you consider extremely delicate and valuable. We’ve created specialized moving boxes to ensure your most valuable and delicate possessions are well protected during transit.

Our packing and crating services are available to you for sea, land, and sea transit.


During our day-to-day moving activities, we sometimes encounter accidents. Even the best moving companies in the world occasionally do experience accidents. And in some cases, when an accident occurs during a move, your property might get damaged or destroyed. In such situations, it’s your right to be compensated.

However, regulations state moving companies can’t sell insurance. Instead, we offer ‘valuation’ options that operate in a similar way to insurance. They offer your property protection while in transit in case of damage or destruction.

You also need to be aware that our ‘valuation’ options don’t protect your possessions from events that our moving crew has no control over, such as natural disasters.

Full-Service Moves

Moving is a time-consuming and stressful activity that can cause you many problems if you’re not careful. So, if you’d like to move to your new residence or office without lifting a finger, you will require our full-service move.

With our full-service move, our professional moving crew will handle everything from start to finish. And you don’t have to participate in the move if you don’t want to. You will, therefore, be able to rest and avoid the stress associated with moving.

Our full-service moves include services like packing and unpacking, loading and unloading, furniture disassembly and reassembly, storage, and proper arranging of possessions.


Three Movers has been operating for over 20 years. Therefore, we understand the importance of providing storage services to our customers in California. Three Movers owns several storage facilities that you can use to store your possessions. We maintain these storage facilities to ensure that you’ll only deal with a single company during your move.

We can also arrange to store your possessions with a storage company of your choice. Our storage services have such flexibility to ensure that you can have access to a storage facility that you fully trust to prioritize the safety and protection of your stored property.

Same-Day Moves

We offer same-day moves in cases of an emergency. We understand the kind of stress most people experience when they book our same-day moving services on short notice. However, we offer our same-day moving services with utmost professionalism taking special care your move is efficient and fast.

Speed is important during same-day moves. Therefore, rather than concentrating on arranging and packing your possessions, we concentrate more on making sure your arrival at your new place is fast and safe. However, if you do have delicate and valuable items, we do offer packing services to ensure none of your possessions are damaged.

Same Day Movers In California

Auto Transport

Auto transport or car shipping involves transporting a car over short or long distances. It can involve land or sea transit. If you’re moving to a new place and you own a car, sometimes it doesn’t make sense to drive it, especially if you’ll be flying to your new destination. Nevertheless, your car still needs to join you at your new place.

And that’s where we come in. After decades of operating in the US and overseas, we have developed excellent relationships with different auto-shipping companies that will offer you affordable and professional services, thus making your moving experience easier.

Cost & Time Examples For Moving To Or From California Top Cities

To / From CaliforniaDistance2 BR3 BR4 BR
NYC to California, CA2400 miles$3,272 – $4,732$5,033 – $7,787$10,787 – $15,881
Houston, TX to California, CA1342 miles$2,445 – $3,368$4,378 – $5,711$7,711 – $11,261
Chicago, IL to California, CA1690 miles$3,052 – $3,930$4,579 – $5,803$8,803 – $12,899
El Paso, TX to California, CA713 miles$2,033 – $2,810$3,202 – $4,175$5,975 – $8,669
Los Angeles, CA to California, CA79 miles$632 – $944$1,035 – $1,443$1,143 – $1,980
Riverside, CA to California, CA78 miles$748 – $964$1,358 – $1,774$1,274 – $2,023
Nashville, TN to California, CA1753 miles$3,012 – $4,176$6,512 – $8,708$6,708 – $8,750
Atlanta, GA to California, CA1921 miles$3,162 – $4,102$6,906 – $9,245$6,245 – $8,555
Philadelphia, PA to California, CA2352 miles$3,545 – $4,433$7,666 – $10,280$7,280 – $10,104

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and other factors. Get a quote custom-tailored to you.

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California to Maryland Ohio to California
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Frequently Asked Questions

Will The Estimate Given To Me During The Consultation Call Be The Final Cost Billed To Me?

Although with experience, California movers can give highly accurate estimates during the consultation call, we don’t recommend taking their word for it without any onsite inspection. Any verbal free moving quote provided to you by moving companies should not be taken as fact, especially without a written estimate.

What are some things I should look out for in the moving contract?

The moving contract should state every service that you have requested during the move. The contract should also clearly say what the moving company is and isn’t liable for. The contract must also be completely filled out. Do not, under any circumstances, sign a contract with blanks on it.

What happens during the onsite inspection?

The moving manager will take inventory of all your items and take note of any items that need special care. During the onsite inspection, you should specify if there are items or furniture that should be left out as they will not be part of the move. After the inspection, the manager will give you a copy of the inventory plus the written estimate of your moving costs.

How do I know if the moving company is legit?

For one, moving companies in California must have a business permit. They must also be registered with the FMCSA, as well as the California Public Utilities Commission.

I want to book a move during the weekends. Is this possible?

It depends. California-based movers usually get a lot of booking during the weekend, because this is when people are generally free to move. If you call your moving company a few days before your move, you might find that they are fully booked and cannot accommodate you. If you want to increase your chances of getting a weekend move, contact your moving company at least 2-4 weeks in advance.

I need to move out of my apartment on short notice. Can I still hire moving companies at the last minute?

Although most moving companies provide last-minute moving services, there’s no guarantee that they will have a slot open at your chosen date and time.

What are the cheapest rates for local moves?

The most basic service offered by moving services is truck rental. This means you have to pack, load, unload and unpack your items on your own to save money. Basic moving services within California can cost around $200 to $600, depending on the distance and the number of items you have.

Do I really need insurance for my move?

Yes. As a fully certified moving company, we provide our customers with insurance by default at no extra cost. This free insurance may not guarantee full coverage for your items, but it gives you a safety net in case of unforeseen circumstances. Even with careful planning, there are things outside our control, such as the weather and other motorists’ behavior.

Will I be working with the same people throughout my move?

During your consultation, the moving manager you work with will be the same person working with you throughout your move. When it comes to moving teams, you will work with the same team throughout the move for local moves. For long-distance relocations, we usually rotate teams for compliance and safety purposes.

What documents do I need to have before my move?

Before the moving date, your moving manager should provide you with your contract, written estimate, and Certificate of Insurance. Your moving company should also provide you with a booklet that contains all the information you need to know about your move.
Read the documents provided by the moving company, so you know what to expect during the big day. Also, look over your contract and double-check if your moving services include packing and unpacking. If not, you should start packing your items at least a week before the actual move. You can also ask close friends and family to assist you with packing and loading.

Should I give my movers a tip?

By law, you are not obligated to give your moving team a tip. However, if you want to reward them for a job well done, you may provide them with a tip for their efforts. It is entirely up to you.

How do I prepare for my move?

Read the documents provided by the moving company, so you know what to expect during the big day. Also, look over your contract and double-check if your moving services include packing and unpacking. If not, you should start packing your items at least a week before the actual move. You can also ask close friends and family to assist you with packing and loading.

Should I give my movers a tip?

By law, you are not obligated to give your moving team a tip. However, if you want to reward them for a job well done, you may provide them with a tip for their efforts. It is entirely up to you.

I want to avoid California traffic altogether. Can I move during the night?

Although many California movers offer after-hours moves, there are several ways to avoid California traffic other than traveling by night. Our moving team has serviced the state of California for several years, and our drivers know the best routes to take to avoid traffic jams. When in doubt, you can ask your moving manager to explain the moving route to you before the moving date.

How do I protect myself from high moving costs?

One of the biggest reasons why people end up with high moving costs is because of hourly agreements. The truck and movers are rented by the hour, so moving delays will result in more hourly charges to the customer. To protect yourself from excessive moving costs, consider getting a flat rate moving service. With a flat-rate service, the amount written on your written estimate will most likely be your final bill. Flat rate moving services can prevent unwanted surprises on the day of delivery.

Is it legal for moving companies to keep my items if I don’t pay them?

Yes. Because you are paying for services rendered, non-payment can result in moving companies holding your items until the payment is made. However, if the reason why you can’t pay for your move is that the company added other services not specified in the bill of lading, you can contest this by seeking help from the appropriate agencies.

Where do I seek help in case disputes arise?

If you had a bad moving experience because of a shady or low-quality moving company, you could file a complaint with the California Bureau of Household Goods and Services. You can download their online complaint form here.

I want to perform a background check on my moving company. How do I do this?

You can go to the FMCSA website and check if they’re registered. Most California movers that offer long-distance moving are registered with the FMCSA, so everything you need is there. You can check their safety records to see previous customer complaints, disputes, and traffic accidents. You can also check third-party review sites to check if there are any negative reviews on their moving process.

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at

Customer Reviews

I hired Three Movers to help me move to a new office a few miles away from my old location. While it was a very short distance, there were so many things that needed to be taken care of as we have a few computers, printers and other office equipment that needed to be handled with care. The men that showed up to assess the office were really friendly and on moving day, they had everything carefully packaged up and moved far quicker than I expected. This really helped me because I was able to re-open several days sooner than I had anticipated. That was really beneficial to my business and I appreciate the efficient work that was done. Thanks so much for the help with my move and I will definitely be referring you all to any friends or family that need a dependable moving company!


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Prices Of Movers In California (CA)

The table below outlines very rough price estimates based on historical moving cost information:

1 bedroom 2-3 bedrooms 4-5 bedrooms
Less than 50 miles $240 – $675 $710 – $1,400 $1,100 – $4,900
250 miles $800 – $2,300 $1,400 – $3,950 $2,050 – $4,700
1000+ miles $950 – $2,900 $2,100 – $7,800 $4,900 – $8,100
2500+ miles $1,300 – $3,800 $3,400 – $7,900 $8,400+

Keep in mind that the actual cost of your individual move will vary. The best way to obtain the most accurate price for movers in California (CA) is to contact a professional moving company directly for a customized quote.

Moves From California: Our Top Routes

California to New York City

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California to Chicago

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California to Houston

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California to Phoenix

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California to Philadelphia

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California to San Antonio

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