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5 min readApr 29, 2021


What are the rates for movers in Boston?

The most important thing to considering a move to, from or within Boston is quality of service. The quality of service will be the ultimate determinate that will predict your Boston moving costs. Most moving companies in Boston range from:

$130/hr -$169/hour for 2 movers and a truck

$160-$200/hour for 3 movers and a truck

  • Anything less most likely means your movers are not legal — check all license, insurance and make sure they have workers comp. It also may mean the crews are not legal in the US and/or work under the table — make sure your crew speaks English!
  • Anything more means they are working with a broker, van line or franchise which they must pay 30% or more in “booking fees” to. Make sure you hire a local, private moving company in Boston. Find private movers near me.

Imagine a moving crew showing up that cannot be traced or cannot speak english — how can you trust them? The truth is, you cannot. In Boston especially you need to make sure you hire a private, local mover. Private, local movers in Boston will provide the best moving rates with full time employees that you can trust.

Boston Movers Rates

If you are looking for offer affordable flat rates for your Boston move, booking with Movers Near Me is the best decision you can make. From the time you book with us to the time you’re settled in your new home and our services are no longer needed, you’ll know exactly how much our services will cost you — no additional fees, no surprises. You can get an instant moving quote here. we believe that it is our responsibility to give you a fair, reliable, and upfront quote on our flat-rate services. Never again will you have to wonder what your local move will cost you! MOVERS NEAR ME of Boston is a local moving company since 1999 — all moving crews are background checked and trained. We give you your moving crew information prior to the beginning of the move to ensure transparency. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect to pay when booking with us:

Boston Moving Rates February, March, April

  • 2 Movers & Trucks $90/HR
  • 3 Movers & Trucks $120/HR
  • 4 Movers & Trucks $150/HR

Boston Moving Rates June, July, August

  • 2 Movers & Trucks $160/HR
  • 3 Movers & Trucks $180/HR
  • 4 Movers & Trucks $200/HR
  • Additional Movers/HR $30/HR

Boston Moving Rates September, November December

  • 2 Movers & Trucks $120/HR
  • 3 Movers & Trucks $150/HR
  • 4 Movers & Trucks $180/HR

Boston Movers Rates January, May, October

  • 2 Movers & Trucks $125/HR
  • 3 Movers & Trucks $160/HR
  • 4 Movers & Trucks $180/HR
  • Rates are subject to change — to make sure we have all of your information — please visit our moving estimate page for a guaranteed not to exceed quot

How much do movers cost in Boston?

Movers in Boston range from $130/hr to $250/hr and depend on factors like: quality of service, where you are moving to and from, volume of goods, stairs, elevators, tight turns/corners, disassembly, assembly, and how far your moving company has to travel to get to you. We suggest hiring movers in Boston that have a flat rate travel time and you should never pay more than 1 hour of travel.

How much does it typically cost to hire movers in Boston?

For a normal 2–3 bedroom home the average moving costs in Boston range from $600-$1500. Moving an studio in Boston will range from $450-$700 and a 4 bedroom will be approximately $2000. Expect to pay more if additional services are needed like packing, overnight storage or if you need to move a piano. Here is a place where can find more about moving costs.

Is it cheaper to buy new furniture or move it?

For a local move, it is much more cost effective to hire a mover. If you are moving out of state, expect each pound you are moving to cost about $6. So, if you are moving a table that is 300 lbs consider replacing it if no longer is worth over $180. You also have to consider that furniture delivery is taking 4–8 weeks and you still need to pay to have delivered furniture shipped. Our short answer — unless you have pressboard furniture it’s cheaper to move it.

Can you move a dresser with clothes in it?

Yes, your movers can remove the dresser drawers when they arrive if need be. Dressers should be wrapped, packed and protected with drawers in during a move. Find other Boston moving company information here.

Who are the best long distance movers?

Lots of residents consider All My Sons, Monster Movers, and Movers Near Me, and Gentle Giant when hiring a long distance mover. Why? Because they are private, flat rate movers that are not affiliated with van lines, franchises or brokers so their services are very inexpensive yet professional. However, recently All My Sons has had many poor reviews and Gentle Giant costs have skyrocketed. Therefore, Movers Near Me is the best choice for a long distance move.

Boston movers with short term storage?

Monster Movers and Movers Near Me offer short term storage in metro-Boston and have locations in Andover, Norwood and Quincy. They also offer overnight storage in Massachusetts.

What is included in your Boston moving rate?

Your movers in Boston should give you an all-inclusive, flat rate moving cost. Otherwise known as a binding moving quote. Any additional fees should not be tolerated. Here is what should be including in your Boston moving rate:

  • Coverage
  • Taxes
  • Tolls
  • Stairs
  • Elevators
  • Shuttle
  • Shrink Wrap
  • Tape/Bands
  • Loading
  • Unloading
  • Disassembly of furniture
  • Assembly of furniture
  • All transportation fees
  • Fuel

If your moving company adds any of these fees to your move after the job is done, you should dispute this.

Boston Best Rate Movers

All local moves with MOVERS NEAR ME are based on a flat hourly rate with a 15-minute increment charge policy. It should also be noted that we have a 3-hour minimum charge policy in cases of moves that take under 3 hours to complete.

Like many other major cities, Boston is home to a group of moving companies with foreign owners that own, advertise and pretend they are an actual moving company. Until non-English people show up at your doorstep and you are stuck. It’s intimidating a quite frankly — scary. Many companies are involved — ask who the owner is or do a Massachusetts corporation search and of course due diligence. Boston moving companies that are actually locally owned by people who live and work in Massachusetts are:

Monster Movers

Movers Near Me

New Generation Movers

If you are moving long distance your moving rates will vary greatly. Here are some popular moving routes from Boston with detailed rate information:

Movers Rates Boston to Florida

Movers Rates Boston to Raleigh

Movers Rates Boston to NYC

Movers Rates Boston to Charlotte

Movers Rates Boston to Miami

Movers Rates Boston to Texas



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