United Van Lines
With full-value protection included on every move, a long list of available services, and the most transparent pricing in the biz, United Van Lines is a top contender your upcoming long-distance move.
How much does United Van Lines cost?
And, since United offers instant online quotes, you can quickly decide if United is the best company for your budget or if you need to keep looking. Heads up: out of our favorite interstate moving companies, United gives you the most bang for your buck.
We’ve broken down United’s services and prices, as well as a few of its special features. Keep reading to learn what United Van Lines can offer you when you move.
Instant online estimates
Short- and long-term storage
Online shipment tracking
Unpredictable customer services
How much does United Van Lines charge for apartment moves?
|Apartment size||You pack||United's crew packs|
|Studio or 1 bedroom||$2,100||$2,700|
Why you should choose United Van Lines
Now that you’ve got a good idea of what United offers and how much it charges, let’s talk about some of the things that really make United stand out from its competition.
United’s pricing is pretty transparent—it’s just missing one thing…
The most useful moving service a company can offer is, arguably, packing up your belongings. But it’s also usually the most expensive service offered. With how transparent United is with its pricing of other services, we think it’s missing an opportunity here to offer the type of transparent pricing you’d expect from a program that boasts its straight talk. We can get a general idea of packing costs based on our online estimate prices from before.
What’s included in every International Van Lines move
Moving a lot of tech? United has you covered
United’s tech services are unique in the full-service moving industry. Other movers advertise assistance with appliance installations, but unless you’re taking your gas appliances to your new home, we find these services to be overpriced and generally unnecessary. (Is it really that hard to unplug an electric dryer?)
United offers full-value protection on every move
If this doesn’t seem like a big deal to you, we promise, it really is.
Full-service movers usually include only basic liability coverage in the cost of your move—and like the name suggests, it’s pretty basic.
With basic liability coverage, the mover assumes liability for $0.60 per pound per item. This means if your 100-pound sofa gets damaged, your mover would pay you only $60, regardless of the sofa’s actual value. United’s included full-value protection, on the other hand, is much more comprehensive.
United calculates your coverage by multiplying your estimated shipping weight by $6 per pound. If you have a few higher-value items and you don’t think this level of coverage will be enough, United makes purchasing extra coverage easy. Each $1,000 of protection you add will cost you only $5.50.
Movers who are concerned about protecting their belongings—and don’t want to pay an arm and a leg extra to do it—should definitely give United a look.