Bekins Van Lines Comparison

Considering Bekins? 

Many people consider a full-service solution like Bekins Van Lines® for a smooth moving process but are often surprised by how much they cost.  If you’re on a budget, a self-service mover like U-Pack® is a better option since it’s typically 2-3 times less expensive. But how do the services compare? 

Bekins moving solutions vs. U-Pack

Bekins offers full and partial packing services, loading, transportation, unloading and storage — at a premium price. They offer only one equipment option, a 53’ moving van, which requires significant parking clearance. 

U-Pack is a DIY long-distance moving service where you typically handle the packing and loading to save money, and we take care of the driving.  

However, our moving consultants can refer you to local moving crews for as much or as little help as you need. In most cases, we can offer a long-distance move comparable to full service at a much lower price.  

Plus, with our two equipment options, we can provide service even if you don’t have a lot of parking space at your home. Learn more about how U-Pack works.  

This chart highlights the differences between the services: 

  Bekins U-Pack
Service area   All 50 states  All 50 states 
Operations  Each local agent sets their own policies, rules and procedures  Same rules and procedures for all locations 
Shipment handling  Transfers and combines household goods shipments  Belongings are not transferred to other equipment 
Equipment types   53’ moving van  28’ moving trailer or 6’ x 7’ x 8’ ReloCube® moving container 
Delivery  Transit times vary based on other shipments in the moving van. Guaranteed delivery date not available.  Cross-country transit averages 4-6 business days. Guaranteed delivery is available. 


Is it easy to get a quote from Bekins Van Lines? 

In the past, Bekins offered a ballpark estimate (featuring a low- to high-range price) by filling out their online form with your origin, destination, home size and moving date.  

At the time of posting, that step is no longer offered on their website. You must set up an in-home or virtual consultation with one of their agents for a quote.  

During the meeting, a Bekins representative will survey your home, guess the weight of your belongings and confirm the moving services you need. You could pay more than the quote if your shipment weighs more than the estimate.  

Get an instant quote from U-Pack 

With U-Pack, you can get an all-inclusive moving quote online or call 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to speak with one of our helpful moving consultants. There’s no need to schedule an in-home estimate since we don’t base our prices on the weight of your belongings.  

The price you see on the estimate is the price you’ll pay as long as the details of your move don’t change. 

If you have any questions about how U-Pack services compare to Bekins, leave a comment below. We’re always happy to help! 

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