Long-Distance Moving Services

How do you choose from the various long-distance moving companies out there? No matter how far you’re relocating, begin your interstate moving journey with Atlas®. 

Trust Atlas® with your cross-country moves and let us care for your belongings between one home and the next.

Whether you’re crossing state lines, domestic borders, or oceans, Atlas® long-distance movers go the extra mile. Atlas has the required authority and experience to move you anywhere across the globe. With over 300 global partners, we provide international moving services for individual, corporate, military, and government clients.  

Here at Atlas we know that we’re not just moving belongings —we’re moving lives. From receiving your moving estimate and booking your move to packing and placing furniture in your new home, you can count on Atlas’ dedicated long-distance movers and quality customer service team to work with you through this time of new discovery and excitement.

How It Works

Step 1

Request a Quote from your Local Atlas Mover

Contact us to receive an online moving estimate, or to find your local Atlas® mover. In either case, an Atlas® moving expert will answer any questions about your long-distance move and help you get started. 

Step 2

Schedule a Moving Survey

Schedule your free in-home estimate with an Atlas® mover to survey and estimate the size and weight of your interstate move. 
You also have the option of using our Atlas® Video Survey app to receive an estimate, with no onsite visit required. 

Step 3

Choose your Moving Service

Your Atlas® mover can guide you through optional long-distance moving company services such as packing, furniture protection, storage and staging, or even moving your vehicles or other special items. You will receive a custom written estimate.
Step 4

Book your Move

Based on your written estimate and service options, "book" your long-distance move. Plan the timing and confirm your service options. Your Atlas® mover is there to help you plan. You can also view our Moving Checklist.
Step 5

Go New Places®

On moving day, sit back and let Atlas® carry the load. It's what we do best. Experienced crews protect your home, load your belongings, and move your items all the way to your new place, including putting the furniture where you want it.

Customize Your Moving Experience

Whether you’re moving across the country or searching for a state-to-state moving company, Atlas® provides interstate moving expertise while allowing you to customize your moving experience. We know every move is unique – so we provide specialized long-distance moving services made to fit your needs, such as:

  • Car Transport
  • Long Distance Moving & Packing Services
  • Shipment Tracking
  • Scheduled Deliveries
  • Storage Facilities 
No matter what your moving needs may be, Atlas®’ team of experts is here to assist you.

Long-Distance Moving Services FAQs

Atlas supports long-distance and interstate moves throughout the U.S., across the Canadian border, and internationally. With nearly 350 Atlas movers specializing in long-distance moves, we can equip you with the relocation plan that is right for you. Learn more about our long-distance and nationwide moving options here: Atlas Moves Any Distance.

By law, Atlas is prohibited from moving certain items, such as many household cleaning chemicals, fireworks, and guns. View the complete list of non-allowable items for moving here: What are Non-Allowables?

Yes, your local Atlas mover can provide professional packing services to lift the stress when you go to new places. Our packers are trained to work efficiently and use best practices to ensure your belongings are ready to travel safely. 

If you prefer, you can do your own packing—or ask your local Atlas mover to only pack particular items for you. Find out more about Atlas packing services here: Atlas Professional Packing

Atlas uses professional grade packing materials to prepare your belongings for transport. We also offer these materials to you at competitive prices if you prefer to do your own packing. Here are some of the packing supplies we routinely provide for customers: Packing Materials.

We want to ensure every member of your family has a good moving experience. While Atlas is not authorized to transport live animals, your local Atlas mover can recommend providers who specialize in this service. Alternatively, you can move your pet yourself. Here’s a guide to help you decide: Moving with Pets.

The answer depends on several factors, such as the type of plants, the distance they will travel, and the time of year/weather conditions. We’ve published this how-to guide to help you ensure your house plants arrive alive and well: How to Move Plants

For large appliances, like your washing machine, be sure to empty, clean, dry, and unplug the unit before moving it. Secure moving elements such as doors or knobs with tape to prevent motion. Refer to this article from The Spruce for more information: Preparing Major Appliances for Your Household Move.

Atlas takes great care to prevent loss or damage to your goods. However, should something unforeseen happen, we recommend Full Value Protection. Technically, it’s not insurance—it provides coverage to repair or replace anything that may be lost, damaged, or destroyed while in our care. Read more about coverage here: Atlas Valuation Options

All shipments are automatically afforded a minimal protection, valued at 60 cents per pound. However, Atlas recommends Full Value Protection (FVP), which ensures repair or replacement in the event an item is lost or damaged. This page explains your protection options: Atlas Valuation Options.

If an item is lost, damaged, or destroyed in the move, you can file a claim. Atlas will offer a settlement to compensate for this loss or damage, so long as the claim is submitted within nine months from the day of shipment delivery. Access claim information here: Atlas Claims Services.

Your local Atlas mover will collect payment before unloading at your destination, or you can pay at the time your goods are loaded onto the truck. Atlas accepts cash, credit cards, or checks. Here’s a detailed description of accepted payment methods: Paying for your Relocation.

Atlas determines the cost of your move based on its weight and the distance it will travel. Our online instant quote approximates a price for all moving costs. For a precise estimate, your local Atlas mover will walk through your home, noting everything to be transported. Here are budgeting tips to help you move with an accurate estimate: Estimate Moving Expenses.

When moving with Atlas, you choose between a binding or non-binding estimate. A non-binding estimate provides an approximate estimate of moving costs, so the final amount may vary. A binding estimate guarantees you won’t be charged more than the initial estimate. Learn more with this guide: Important Information for When You Move.

Professional moving companies have specialized equipment to make the process smoother, offer insurance options to secure your belongings, and provide the necessary moving expertise to ensure a stress-free move. Hiring a professional moving company, such as Atlas, ensures you are entrusting your belongings to a professional and ethical company. For your reassurance, every local Atlas mover belongs to the American Trucking Associations’ Moving and Storage Conference. This industry designation attests to ethical and responsible business conduct.

The time it takes to move depends on several factors, such as the size of your move, where you are moving to, and the time of year. Talk to your local Atlas mover about your timing requirements. We want to meet your expectations.

Yes, Atlas routinely moves cars, trucks, campers, motorcycles, and other large or special items across the country and the world. Here’s more information about our capabilities: Moving Special Items.

Storage goes hand-in-hand with moving. Atlas offers secure storage, for as long as you may need, in Atlas warehouses from coast to coast. Read about Atlas’ storage services here: Atlas Storage Options.

Atlas recommends you take small, high-value items and belongings with personal or sentimental value with you when you move. Here’s an explanation and list of items you should transport yourself when you relocate: Moving Personal Items & Family Heirlooms.

As an Atlas customer, you have access to Atlas® Customer Portal, a free online application where you can build your profile, track your shipment, make a payment, and access moving documents.

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