Top 10 Moving Companies in San Jose, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Petes Moving Services
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
(825)
We provide professional moving help with packing/unpacking, loading/unloading services. For best rate movers call us for experience and customer satisfaction. Our movers make sure you moving experience is safe and satisfactory at all times.
We provide professional moving help with packing/unpacking, loading/unloading services. For best rate movers call us for experience and customer satisfaction. Our movers make sure you moving experience is safe and satisfactory at all times.
Porch Pro Headshot Sweet Lemon Moving Services
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
(579)
Sweet Lemon Moving Services is a professional, licensed, and insured moving company that provides moving services locally to the greater San Francisco Bay Area as well as to the Western U.S. Our number one priority is safety. Our movers will move all of your belongings and provide you with a stress-...Read more about Sweet Lemon Moving Services
Sweet Lemon Moving Services is a professional, licensed, and insured moving company that provides moving services locally to the greater San Francisco Bay Area as well as to the Western U.S. Our number one priority is safety. Our movers will move all of your belongings and provide you with a stress-...Read more about Sweet Lemon Moving Services
Porch Pro Headshot West Coast Moving Systems
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
(444)
"I've used these guys a couple times over the years... The first time I used them it was from San Francisco , Ca to Sacramento, Ca. They came out ahead of time told me the price and they stuck to it. It was a difficult move I had 3 flights of stairs in SF and some nice heavy furniture. I remembe...Read more about West Coast Moving Systems
"I've used these guys a couple times over the years... The first time I used them it was from San Francisco , Ca to Sacramento, Ca. They came out ahead of time told me the price and they stuck to it. It was a difficult move I had 3 flights of stairs in SF and some nice heavy furniture. I remembe...Read more about West Coast Moving Systems
Porch Pro Headshot SUDDATH RELOCATION SYSTEMS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INC
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
(497)
Suddath Relocation Systems Of Northern California is a moving company based in San Jose. For 96 years, they have been offering furniture moving, appliance moving and more. Suddath Relocation Systems Of Northern California accepts credit cards.
Suddath Relocation Systems Of Northern California is a moving company based in San Jose. For 96 years, they have been offering furniture moving, appliance moving and more. Suddath Relocation Systems Of Northern California accepts credit cards.
Porch Pro Headshot Got2Move
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
(353)
Got2Move is a professional moving company specializing in residential and office moves in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. California License: T191707. San Francisco to Los Angeles movers. Los Angeles to San Francisco movers. Movers and Packers.
Got2Move is a professional moving company specializing in residential and office moves in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. California License: T191707. San Francisco to Los Angeles movers. Los Angeles to San Francisco movers. Movers and Packers.
Porch Pro Headshot RoadRunner moving
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
(300)
With extensive experience and an emphasis on providing first-class customer service, we have emerged as a leader in the moving industry.
With extensive experience and an emphasis on providing first-class customer service, we have emerged as a leader in the moving industry.
Porch Pro Headshot Trans-One Moving & Delivery
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
(192)
When it comes to Residential Moving, Commercial Moving and Long Distance Moving, no one compares to Trans-One Moving & Delivery. With years of combined experience, Trans-One Moving & Delivery has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in Redwood City, Palo Alto, San Mateo and beyond. Visit ou...Read more about Trans-One Moving & Delivery
When it comes to Residential Moving, Commercial Moving and Long Distance Moving, no one compares to Trans-One Moving & Delivery. With years of combined experience, Trans-One Moving & Delivery has worked hard to build the trust of our clients in Redwood City, Palo Alto, San Mateo and beyond. Visit ou...Read more about Trans-One Moving & Delivery
Porch Pro Headshot Eagle Moving & Storage Inc.
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
(109)
"On time . Best Rates, Trusted they moved my 2 bedroom Apt, from San francisco to San Francisco with stairs both location , less then 5 hours. Quick move. well done Eagle moving and storage"
"On time . Best Rates, Trusted they moved my 2 bedroom Apt, from San francisco to San Francisco with stairs both location , less then 5 hours. Quick move. well done Eagle moving and storage"
Porch Pro Headshot B2 MOVING COMPANY
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
(90)
"It was my first time hiring a moving service, and Eugene and his team exceeded my expectations. Professional, prompt, responsive, respectful, courteous and affordable as advertised! Eugene went above and beyond to make sure my furniture was safely handled and delivered to my new home speedily. I hi...Read more about B2 MOVING COMPANY
"It was my first time hiring a moving service, and Eugene and his team exceeded my expectations. Professional, prompt, responsive, respectful, courteous and affordable as advertised! Eugene went above and beyond to make sure my furniture was safely handled and delivered to my new home speedily. I hi...Read more about B2 MOVING COMPANY
Porch Pro Headshot Powell Express Moving /Delivery
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
(44)
"I've used Powell many times in the past and have never been disappointed. Great rates, quick to pack and unload, never had anything damaged during the move either. Roger and his crew are very accommodating and awesome to work with. I don't want to move again, but when I do, I'll be giving Powell Mo...Read more about Powell Express Moving /Delivery
"I've used Powell many times in the past and have never been disappointed. Great rates, quick to pack and unload, never had anything damaged during the move either. Roger and his crew are very accommodating and awesome to work with. I don't want to move again, but when I do, I'll be giving Powell Mo...Read more about Powell Express Moving /Delivery

Frequently asked questions about moving companies

There are a lot of great moving companies out there, but a moving business can also be a guise for a scam meant to extort money from innocent people by holding their belongings hostage. There are some tried and true ways to avoid having this happen to you. To keep your move stress-free and honest, keep an eye out for the following red flags when you’re vetting movers:

  • Read online reviews. When you type in a search term like “Moving companies near me,” you’ll get many results. This initial search is your first chance to browse and shortlist companies with good reviews. Chances are, if there is an overwhelming amount of negative reviews, the company is either a scam or has poor business practices that you don’t want to experience first-hand. A small number of poor reviews (depending on the issue) is common, and if you’re looking for a mover with only 5-star reviews, you might be looking for a while.Another tool for vetting movers is to search for complaints filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. If your mover has held or currently holds a license, any complaints registered against them will be logged for transparency.
  • Assess websites and social media. The quality and amount of information on a company’s website can tell you much about its legitimacy. Questionable businesses often won’t publish an address, making it difficult for you to follow up in person when there are issues. Likewise, you should expect to see an outline of available services, testimonials, and links to any social media profiles.
  • Don’t trust a company that gives you a quote without an on-site visit. Some movers will give you an enticingly low quote to reel you in. While this might seem tempting, it often indicates a company that isn’t upfront about how they bill, at best — or is an outright scam.
  • Sign (and read) an agreement. Make sure you read the fine print and never trust a mover that tries to move forward without having you sign an agreement that protects both of you.
  • Call or visit a storefront before signing an agreement. Once you have a list of two or three potential professional movers, take the time to call or visit a storefront. That call or visit can tell you a couple of important things. First, they have public premises and are a legitimate business. Second, they answer the phone with the company's name and not a generic greeting, which can be a red flag.
  • Investigate third-party insurance. Be wary of movers who tell you their insurance will cover all your things. This explanation often isn’t the case, and you should ensure you have the right coverage from a third-party insurance agency.

If you're hiring a mover for an interstate move, they’ll need a US Department of Transportation (USDOT) license. For local movers, requirements will vary based on your state. Some states still require movers to hold a valid license from the USDOT, but not all do. Check with your local or county consumer affairs office or your state attorney general’s office to know the rules in your area.

Once you know if your state requires movers to have a USDOT license, you can check for a list of registered movers to ensure your chosen moving company complies.

If you’re moving internationally, be sure to ask if the company is registered with an international movers’ federation. If they are registered with a federation, ask to see proof of that membership as well as the company’s Federal Maritime Commission number.

Long-distance moves can be within the same state, but often this term is used to mean a move that crosses state lines. If that’s the case for you, you’ll need to take extra steps to ensure your moving company has the licenses needed to transport your things from one state to another. Local moving companies may need licenses but have fewer requirements than long-distance movers.

It’s okay to be overly skeptical if you ask a mover if they handle long-distance or interstate moves and you get an answer like “We can” or “That should be fine.” There are specific rules around interstate moves, and your mover should be confident in their answer, indicating that they’ve done this before and have the required certifications and licenses.

Smaller moving companies can be great to work with when you hire movers. However, you may want peace of mind with a recognizable, big-name company for long-distance moves.

Be sure to research long-distance move insurance options. Be clear that your goods must be insured from the start to the end of the journey. Be sure to ask your moving company for a free moving valuation. Finally, always ask for three different cost estimates. An in-person estimate not only provides you with financial considerations, but allows you to evaluate the professionalism of the company. Once you choose a moving company, you have made a commitment. It makes sense to do research up front to make the move safe and efficient.

The worst-case scenario when you hire movers is paying a large upfront deposit and then your belongings disappear. Calls and emails go unreturned for days or weeks, and finding an address for the company is difficult or impossible. Some scams demand more money for the safe return of your property, which could be damaged if you even get it back.

Taking the precautions we’ve outlined will help you avoid this situation. Still, suppose you have a bad experience with your moving company. In that case, you can take steps to help others avoid having the same experience as you:

  • Submit a complaint with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The BBB is a resource for consumers when vetting a potential business and filing a complaint if they encounter misleading advertising, poor business practices, or scams.
  • File a complaint with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The USDOT and FMCSA are the regulating bodies responsible for licensing moving companies in the US. If you run into trouble with your mover, file a complaint here and with the BBB.
  • Post an online review. Google Reviews is becoming a more powerful tool for consumers, requiring businesses to be accountable for their irresponsible or illegal actions by potentially losing business. Trolls aside, posting a review online is a great way to let others know what to expect if they choose to work with the same company, or at least — what your experience was.
  • Take to social media. Social platforms have influence, and using that to let others know about a scam — or just a negative experience — can help the business improve its practices and future customers to sidestep the same situation you encountered.

Below is a handy list of times to get in touch with moving companies to have the smoothest moving experience.

  • If you’re moving all of your property long-distance. Unless you have independent access to a moving truck and several days to drive, you’ll likely want to hire professional movers for bigger jobs. Another option is to hire furniture movers for more oversized items like your sofa, sitting chairs, dining room table, etc., and take the smaller or more fragile items yourself.
  • With as much lead time as possible. Leaving plenty of time is particularly important for long-distance and interstate moves. The logistics for these types of moves take time to coordinate, and the further the distance, the more time your mover will want to get plans in place. It’s possible that you can schedule a long-distance move at the last minute, but you’ll likely pay a premium that you could’ve avoided by booking in advance.
  • Before choosing a moving company. Once you do your initial online search for “movers near me,” read reviews, and shortlist a few companies, it’s time to get in touch. This step will let you verify the legitimacy of the moving company you chose so you can avoid any potential headaches from scams.
  • When you’re ready to schedule an on-site walk-through. Good moving companies will require a walk-through of most homes. Some exceptions are if you live in a smaller space, like a one or two-bedroom apartment, and can give your mover a reasonably accurate list of how much you have to move.

As you’re planning a long-distance move, consider all the options available.

Hire professional movers for everything.

This is the easiest option. Having pros move your things frees you to travel to your new location on your timeline. Maybe you take a vacation on your way or visit family or friends!

However, having professional movers take on an end-to-end job is the most expensive option. Your property will be out of your sight and control during the move and you’ll need to pay for third-party insurance.

Rent a moving truck and pack it yourself.

If you’re looking for the cheapest way to move long distances, this is it! You get to keep your things with you during your whole move and if you plan your route well, you can make some fun road trip stops.

While this is the least expensive option, you’ll need to invest the time to load your moving truck, which is a labor-intensive job. Plus, someone needs to drive the truck, which can be an experience if you’ve never driven a large vehicle before.

Rent a moving truck, but hire movers to help load and unload.

This option allows you to leave the heavy lifting to the pros and since movers charge by the hour, if you’re well-organized, you can have them in and out in a few hours for a reasonable price. Movers also come prepped with plastic wrap and will disassemble furniture like your bedframe or dining room table if you don’t have time to do it yourself.

If you choose this option, make sure you label all boxes by room so you can avoid a chaotic unpacking experience. Remember, you’ll still need to have someone onboard used to driving a large moving truck and you won’t have the same flexibility to travel on your schedule since you’ll be paying by the day for your rental truck.

Hire furniture movers and drive the smaller items in your vehicle.

This option allows you to hire out moving the cumbersome things, saving your time (and your back) and if you coordinate with your moving company, you can have all your furniture delivered when you arrive, making the move-in process more pleasant.

Be aware that long-distance furniture movers charge by weight, so if you have lots of heavy wood furniture, it can get costly. Also, fragile items, like glassware, need lots of packing material, so they don’t break during travel. You might end up with more boxes than you can fit in your vehicle.

Recent reviews for San Jose Movers

20718

1st rate moving company.

- Michael Guzzo
22193

Thanks to Roger and the company, we were able to get the best consultation, planning, preparations, and the actual moving. His kindness includes providing starting -off materials which we were happy about. He and his team performed excellent move on such ...

- Nobi Fuchigami
20541

I've had Powell Express do several small, local moving jobs for me (in Palo Alto). They were exactly what I hoped for: friendly, careful, prompt, efficient, and easy to work with. I would definitely call them first for future moves.

- Sharon Perl
21073

A Local Professional mover, hands on owner, Roger works hard along side his crew. Prompt, polite, *non smokers* can handle all of your moving needs. This is my third move with Powell Express as I value honest, fair priced efficiency.

20497

I have used Powell Express Moving on two different occasions. Both time were exceptional. The team was timely, professional, fast/efficient and a reasonable rate. They protected our stairs/walls/ floors with padding and runners; took care around corners ...

- Dave Gabrielson
20486

Reliable. Can always count on him.

- Steve Yamaguma
25356

Great guys, and they get the job done.

- Andy Toulouse
20522

I have used Powell Express Moving few times and I was never disappointed. The services are great, they are always on time, every item of my household including furniture, art, glass, etc were moved perfectly without any damages. The personnel is very fri...

- Vera Romanov
20588

I have used Powell Express as my delivery service for almost 10 years. My business, interior design, requires the utmost care and handling for my clients furnishings and I can rely on Powell Express to do their best job for every installation. Not...

- Joan Tesauro
20487

I used Roger's service the last time I moved, and his team was extremely professional. They got the move done quickly and efficiently, and there were no damages. I've recommended this service to many friends who have asked for movers, and have no hesitati...

- Sanketh Shetty

Everything You Need to Know About San Jose Moving Companies

Does the mover I want to hire need to be licensed in San Jose?

Before you start any project, it is crucial to learn about the certifications and licenses that you or your Mover need to have. There are 0 movers in San Jose that are licensed.

Here are the types of license(s) Movers need to have to work on Moving Services jobs in CA:

Can I browse unscreened Movers in San Jose?

We do our best to screen all of our movers. However, there are still some mover professionals in San Jose that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in San Jose or CA. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering moving services:

  • Mover Pros:
    • Services Offered: Movers
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Beacons Van Lines:
    • Services Offered: Movers
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Safe World Moving & Storage Inc.:
    • Services Offered: Movers
    • BBB Rating: A+
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

How do I know that I found the right Mover in San Jose for my moving services project?

Finding the right mover for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about Moving Services in San Jose so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

Here’s what you need to know to choose the right mover in San Jose:

  • Are they BBB accredited? 3 pros in San Jose are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 4 are A-rated in San Jose.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the mover that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple movers pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

All Moving Companies in San Jose, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Golden Gate Moving
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
(94)
Golden Gate Movers is the premier piano moving company in California. Our piano movers are equipped to handle instruments of all shapes and sizes, including everything from single upright piano moves to moving hundreds of large grand pianos for sales or events. Since we have a great attention for de...Read more about Golden Gate Moving
Golden Gate Movers is the premier piano moving company in California. Our piano movers are equipped to handle instruments of all shapes and sizes, including everything from single upright piano moves to moving hundreds of large grand pianos for sales or events. Since we have a great attention for de...Read more about Golden Gate Moving
Porch Pro Headshot San Yuan Moving
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
(66)
We are a licensed and insured moving company serving at San Francisco Bay Area over 10 years. Our local moving services include residential,warehouse, office and any size moves. We also help people long-distance moves throughout whole California.
We are a licensed and insured moving company serving at San Francisco Bay Area over 10 years. Our local moving services include residential,warehouse, office and any size moves. We also help people long-distance moves throughout whole California.
Porch Pro Headshot San Jose Movers
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
(65)
Movers charge for labor, moving truck usage, travel time and moving/packing materials used for the move. All of these charges must be filed with the local state agency (D.O.T. – Department of Transportation) and the moving company is not allowed to charge more or less than the field rates (tariff).
Movers charge for labor, moving truck usage, travel time and moving/packing materials used for the move. All of these charges must be filed with the local state agency (D.O.T. – Department of Transportation) and the moving company is not allowed to charge more or less than the field rates (tariff).
Porch Pro Headshot TC Family Movers LLC
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
(61)
TC Family Movers LLC is a professional and insured Moving Company out of San Leandro, Ca. TC provides a full moving service that includes packing, moving, and loading/unloading. We provide our own trucks 16ft-26ft. If unloading or loading is needed for a container we also do that!
TC Family Movers LLC is a professional and insured Moving Company out of San Leandro, Ca. TC provides a full moving service that includes packing, moving, and loading/unloading. We provide our own trucks 16ft-26ft. If unloading or loading is needed for a container we also do that!
Porch Pro Headshot Bay Runner Towing
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
(12)
Bay Runner Towing offers professional towing service in the entire Bay Area. Bay Runner Towing provides 24 hours roadside assistance and towing services in the bay area. Bay Runner Towing offer roadside assistance, flat tire replacement, car jump start service, out of gas delivery, flatbed tow truck...Read more about Bay Runner Towing
Bay Runner Towing offers professional towing service in the entire Bay Area. Bay Runner Towing provides 24 hours roadside assistance and towing services in the bay area. Bay Runner Towing offer roadside assistance, flat tire replacement, car jump start service, out of gas delivery, flatbed tow truck...Read more about Bay Runner Towing
Porch Pro Headshot Motivated Movers
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
(82)
Porch Pro Headshot Califast-mover
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
(25)
Porch Pro Headshot Gio and Jr's Moving Company
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
After working many years as a crew leader for a large moving company, owner, Gilbert Loza decided to start a company of his own. Gilbert realized he could bring the overhead down by keeping the operation small in order to give the client the best prices. Although we are a small family owned busine...Read more about Gio and Jr's Moving Company
After working many years as a crew leader for a large moving company, owner, Gilbert Loza decided to start a company of his own. Gilbert realized he could bring the overhead down by keeping the operation small in order to give the client the best prices. Although we are a small family owned busine...Read more about Gio and Jr's Moving Company
Porch Pro Headshot Burden Free Moving Company
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
(79)
Porch Pro Headshot Helpmovingtocalifornia.com
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
Need Help Moving Your Car Or Your Household Goods To California? California has it all - from beautiful beaches and surfing, to mountains and skiing, big cities, small towns and just about everything in between. There's countless reasons somebody might move to California from out of state, and if y...Read more about Helpmovingtocalifornia.com
Need Help Moving Your Car Or Your Household Goods To California? California has it all - from beautiful beaches and surfing, to mountains and skiing, big cities, small towns and just about everything in between. There's countless reasons somebody might move to California from out of state, and if y...Read more about Helpmovingtocalifornia.com
Porch Pro Headshot HireAHelper
Movers
Serves San Jose, California
(26)
We are a national company with a brick-and-mortar headquarters located in Oceanside, CA. To ensure your move goes smoothly, you can reach a real person here 7 days a week.
We are a national company with a brick-and-mortar headquarters located in Oceanside, CA. To ensure your move goes smoothly, you can reach a real person here 7 days a week. Learn more at HireAHelper.com.

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San Jose 95125
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2 bedroom home and 1 vehicle need to me moved to Bear Valley Springs Tehachapi CA 93561. Flexible for start of 9/28 or 9/29 with delivery and carry in 10/3 or 10/4
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1946 HUXLEY COURT, SAN JOSE, CA 95125
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555, Sep. 5, 2023
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1946 HUXLEY COURT, SAN JOSE, CA 95125
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555, Sep. 5, 2023
Number of bedrooms
2
Home square footage
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San Jose 95123
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Milpitas 95035
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complete move
San Jose 95136
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San Jose 95134
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need a pinball machine moved from storage unit first level no stairs drive up storage unit to my house. again no stairs level ground floor
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Partial move. Roommate moved out and left furniture and clothing behind. Probably 2 rooms worth of furniture dresser and closet full of clothing to be packed and moved to a storage facility where I can hand over the key
Milpitas 95035
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I need help to pack and move my things to another place. Its only 4.1 miles distance. Pls let me know how much it would cost me. My budget is limited. I hope you can help me