The Cheapest Way to Move Out of State

Moving out of state on a budget

It’s easy to move across town without a lot of money since you can make multiple trips, ask friends for help or get a good rate on a local rental truck. But when you need to move out of state cheaply, there are more things to consider like the size of your home and the distance of your move. The good news is you can find an affordable way to move long distance if you know where to look.

Packing household items after finding the cheapest way to move out of state.


Which company has the cheapest price for a long-distance move?

Finding an affordable out-of-state moving option typically comes down to renting a truck or hiring a self-service moving company. Rental trucks might seem like the cheapest way to go, but paying for gas in a large truck can get expensive — especially when you’re driving a long distance. 

Often, the most affordable option to move to another state is a self-moving company like U-Pack® where you handle the packing and loading, and we take care of transporting your things. Learn more about moving long distance with U-Pack

Let’s look at quotes for a studio apartment move from St. Louis, MO, to Oklahoma City, OK, for February 2023. Prices are examples only and were accurate at the time of posting in December 2022. Actual moving costs will vary. 

  • U-Haul®: $1,028.75 ($864.75 for 10’ moving truck, damage coverage and environmental fee + $164 in gas based on 590 miles, 12 MPG at $3.33 per gallon) 
  • Budget®: $1,022.74 ($858.74 for 12’ moving truck and Choice Protection Package + $164 in gas based on 590 miles, 12 MPG at $3.33 per gallon) 
  • U-Pack: $787 (includes door-to-door delivery, transportation and standard liability coverage for 5 linear feet in a moving trailer) 

As you can see, U-Pack is the cheapest option for this move, and you won’t have to drive a bulky rental truck.  

Get your U-Pack quote today

Check out ways you can save even more money with U-Pack, then request your free, no-obligation quote online or by calling 844-362-5303844-594-3077 to speak to a moving consultant. 

Still have questions about a cheap out-of-state move?

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