Cheapest Way to Move Cross Country

Finding an affordable way to move across the country 

Are you worried about breaking your budget on a move across the country? It’s understandable. The expense is one of the top concerns for people relocating more than 2,500 miles.  

Fortunately, there are budget-friendly ways to ship belongings to your new home. The best way to get the cheapest cross-country move is often with a DIY moving service like U-Pack®.  

Looking to save money on your move across the country? Find out how U-Pack makes cross country moving cheap with affordable transportation and money-saving options.


Get the cheapest cross-country move 

Our repeat customers will tell you that U-Pack can save you money, and it’s true. We’ve been in business since 1997, handling cross-country moves of all sizes at affordable prices. 

Here are the top 4 ways to save money moving across the country with U-Pack

Avoid paying for more space than you need 

Unlike rental trucks, where you’re stuck with the size you rent, U-Pack makes it easy to get the space needed to move your belongings across the country. Reserve as many of our ReloCube® moving containers as you might need and only pay for the ones you use. The empty Cubes are picked up at no cost!  

Or reserve space in a moving trailer based on the size of your home. If you use more or less space in the trailer (down to a minimum of 5 linear feet), the price will be adjusted based on the cost per foot listed on the reservation.  

It’s one of the reasons U-Pack is an affordable option for cross-country apartment moves

Don’t pay for extra fees

Some moving companies charge extra for liability coverage, fuel surcharges and environmental or mileage fees. Those costs can add up, especially when moving across country. 

U-Pack has no hidden fees — what’s on the quote is the price you’ll pay as long as the moving details don’t change. Everything is included in the estimate: equipment, standard liability coverage, transportation and fuel.  

Learn more about the cost of a cross-country move with U-Pack

Save money on moving labor 

As a DIY moving service, U-Pack doesn’t charge for moving labor, meaning you’ll handle the packing, loading and unloading part of the move for significant savings. 

If you do need some help loading or unloading the moving equipment, U-Pack can refer you to local moving crews for as much or as little help as you need for a cost much lower than full-service movers. 

Cheap cross-country shipping 

U-Pack’s primary transportation provider, ABF Freight®, transports several ReloCubes at once to keep costs lower.  

When you utilize space in a U-Pack moving trailer, commercial goods are loaded in the free space past the secured bulkhead and shipped to the same destination. This lets you save money on the overall shipment by sharing the transportation costs with businesses. 

Read more about how U-Pack works

Check the price for your move across the country 

It’s easy to request a free, no-obligation quote online or call 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to speak to a U-Pack moving consultant.  

If you have questions about getting the cheapest cross-country move, let us know in the comments. We’re always happy to help!