Moving Companies

International Van Lines

International Van Lines, also known as IVL, operates throughout the entire continental U.S. and services all kinds of destinations worldwide. It offers long-distance, international and local moving services.

How much does International Van Lines cost?

International Van Lines’ summer prices range from $2,000 to move a one-bedroom apartment less than 200 miles to a little over $10,000 to move a four-bedroom home around 1,000 miles. In the winter, IVL’s rates can drop by up to $1,000.

These prices are right on par with standard industry rates. When you consider the top-notch service that IVL provides (more on that later), it’s actually surprising that the company’s prices aren’t a little higher.

PROS

180+ countries

Free quotes

Multiple options

CONS

Moves outsourced to other carriers

25% deposit required at booking

International Van Lines moving rates

Home sizeShipment weightPrice to move 140 milesPrice to move 546 milesPrice to move 1,011 milesPrice to move 1,174 miles
4-bedroom home8,731 lbs.$9,680.00$9,680.00$10,393.00$10,393.00
Carrier2,151 lbs.$2,104.00$2,104.00$2,598.75$2,598.75

How much does International Van Lines cost?

Getting your IVL estimate

Obtaining an accurate quote is one of the most difficult aspects of working with International Van Lines, as you have to provide a full inventory of what you’re moving, when, and where. You’ll also need to submit your full name, address, and phone number.

That said, IVL’s thorough online and over-the-phone quote process is far more accurate than instant quote generators used by other companies. You’ll fill out an entire inventory of how many beds, dressers, couches, tables, and even unusual items (like canoes) you’re moving so you can ballpark the price of your truckload.

What’s included in every International Van Lines move

IVL also offers full-value protection—which covers damage to your belongings at a higher rate per item—at an additional cost. If you’re moving abroad, you can also purchase marine insurance for your shipment.

Pricing on long-distance moves

A deposit is required for all long-distance and international moves—typically 25% of your overall quote. The deposit reserves the date that your carrier will pick up your belongings, but it is fully refundable for moves canceled up to 48 hours prior to the pickup date. The deposit can be placed on a credit card and will be deducted from your total balance.
The remainder of what you owe is split into two payments: half is charged upon pickup, and the other half upon delivery. You must pay the balance by cashier’s check, cash, or money order.

International Van Lines has moving services worldwide

The best part of International Van Lines’s moving services is that they’re available anywhere around the globe. Whether you’re relocating from Botswana or Boston, you’ll find a bevy of vetted door-to-door and port-to-port moving options.

(All are way safer than hiring a stranger off Craigslist.)

Plus, International Van Lines has moving coordinators to help guide you through the global moving process: they can explain customs inspections, international transit times, and additional charges for cross-border moves.

These added charges will vary based on your move, but expect increased costs if you request door-to-port service, which requires you to pay port and terminal handling charges (THC) at the destination port.