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Written By Jessica Hurtault|Last Updated: February 05, 2024

The vibrant city of San Ramon, California has residents who rely on the services of a professional moving company when relocating. A professional moving company can make your move easier in San Ramon's sometimes hot temperatures. We've listed the top moving companies in San Ramon below.

Here are the top moving companies for local and long-distance relocations within and beyond San Ramon.

Top Pick
  • Best Overall
  • Full-Service Mover
  • Worldwide Availability
Most Experienced Mover
  • Experienced Crews
  • Binding Estimates
  • Price-Matching Policy
Most Customer-Oriented
  • No-fuss estimates
  • Nationwide moves
  • Donates to St Jude Children's Research Hospital

Top-Rated Moving Companies in San Ramon, CA

Custom Moving & Hauling Logo

Custom Moving & Hauling

Based on 80 customer reviews.

Services Offered

StorageArt And AntiquesPacking


  • Free quotes
  • Helps educate customers
  • Good customer service
185 Front St Suite 207b, Danville, CA 925-895-4411 custommovehaul.com
JC Express Movers, Inc. Logo

JC Express Movers

Based on 45 customer reviews.

Services Offered



    2121 N California Blvd Ste 290, Walnut Creek, CA 925-400-5886 jcexpressmovers.com
    Upline Moving Logo

    Upline Moving

    Based on 23 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    PackingArt And AntiquesInterstateLong DistanceStorageAppliances


    • Transparent pricing
    • Helps educate customers
    • Punctual service
    13 Dutch Mill Ct, Danville, CA 510-973-4450 uplinemoving.com
    Magic Moving & Storage, Inc Logo

    Magic Moving & Storage

    Based on 43 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    InterstatePackingInternationalAppliancesLong DistanceStorage


    • Transparent pricing
    • Reliable service
    • Helps educate customers
    712 Bancroft Rd #330, Walnut Creek, CA 925-943-2123 magicmoving.com

    More Local Moving Companies

    Red Carpet Moving & Storage, Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    1255 Treat Blvd suite 300
    Walnut Creek, CA 94597

    West Coast Moving Systems

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    745 85th Ave Suite M
    Oakland, CA 94621

    Move Happy

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    1968 Williams St Unit C
    San Leandro, CA 94577

    Ontrack Moving Company Hayward

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    22950 Clawiter Rd
    Hayward, CA 94545

    CA - NY Express cross country movers SF

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    745 85th Ave Suite L
    San Francisco, CA 94621

    Load Bearers Moving and Junk Removal Services

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    4498 Treat Blvd #1063
    Concord, CA 94521

    Big Family Movers - Moving Company

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    3955 Whittle Ave
    Oakland, CA 94602

    Macy Movers, Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    1617 Whipple Rd Unit B
    Hayward, CA 94544

    Movers 'N' Shakers

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    25 Crescent Dr
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

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    Facts about San Ramon
    Median Age:41.0 years
    Median Rent:$3,442
    Median House Value:$1,536,120
    Cost Of Living Percentile:99.9%
    Median Income:$173,519

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    How to Choose the Best Local Mover in San Ramon

    Consider each company's cost, licensing, services, and customer reviews before picking.

    Determine Your Budget

    Local movers in San Ramon charge an average hourly rate of $117. A two-bedroom move in the area costs around $4,575 in total. Factors that affect your actual cost include move distance, the season, your home size, and any additional tasks you need done.

    We suggest getting quotes from a minimum of three reputable movers in your area. Get written estimates, which should detail your total cost and the hourly rate or flat fee. Hold onto your moving company's estimate until your move is finished.

    Read Customer Reviews

    Customer reviews hold significant value when looking for a mover. Take the time to read customer reviews on sites such as social media, Yelp, Google Reviews, the Better Business Bureau, and Trustpilot to find moving companies that prioritize positive customer experiences.

    Ensure Proper Licensing

    Moving companies in San Ramon must follow different licensing requirements depending on their service area. If you are moving from one California city to another, choose a company that carries a California Bureau of Household Goods and Services license. You can verify a company's state license using the Transportation Carriers Lookup tool.

    If you're moving to or from another state, the regulations are different. Choose a company licensed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). It should also have active United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and Motor Carrier (MC) numbers, which you can use on the FMCSA’s mover registration search tool to look up a mover’s registration status and complaint history.


    Assess whether your chosen mover can provide the specific services you need when requesting quotes. Take inventory of your belongings before getting quotes and note down any basic or add-on services that might be necessary to ensure accurate pricing. Furthermore, inform your moving company representative about any special conditions or specific needs you may have to evaluate the company's capacity to provide suitable service.

    Types of Moving Services

    Full-service movers will provide the following moving services in the base price for standard moves:

    • Basic wrapping materials for furniture protection
    • Loading and unloading
    • Released liability coverage for loss or damage

    When requesting a quote from your moving company, disclose any additional services you need. Services that lead to increased pricing include the following:

    • Crating for art or antiques
    • Extra flights of stairs
    • Long carries
    • Packing
    • Piano moving
    • Storage
    • Unpacking
    • Vehicle shipping

    Tips To Consider When Moving in San Ramon, CA

    Here are some additional tips to consider for your San Ramon move.

    Schedule an Early Move

    San Ramon usually gets congested with traffic during rush hour. Maneuvering through it can be more challenging in a moving truck compared to a personal-use car. Movers caught in traffic may lead to delays and a higher cost since local movers charge by the hour. Planning your move for the early morning ensures that your movers arrive before rush hour and make the trip to your new home in the middle of the day when traffic is limited.

    Avoid Busy Season

    Moving season is the busiest between May and September. In San Ramon, this time overlaps with very hot summer weather, which can worsen your move. Plan ahead and book your preferred mover at least eight weeks in advance. You should also be prepared for the potential challenges the hot summer weather may pose to your movers during a summer move.

    Pack in Advance

    We recommend you begin packing about six weeks in advance to avoid rushing to pack on your moving day. Packing some items each day can make the process less stressful. Most moving companies won't transport items that haven't been packed by the time your move begins.

    How Much do Movers Cost in San Ramon, CA

    Movers in San Ramon cost $2,756 on average for moves less than 250 miles. It can cost up to $8,612 to move a larger 4 bedroom house the same distance. See the chart below for more moving estimates, and contact a moving company for a more accurate quote specific to your situation.

    DistanceStudio-1 Bedroom2-3 Bedroom4+ Bedroom
    Less than 250 miles$2,756$3,747$8,612
    250-999 miles$3,376$4,443$11,945
    1,000-2,499 miles$3,432$5,030$12,927
    2,500+ miles$3,454$6,128$15,134

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Moving in San Ramon

    What is the housing market like in San Ramon?

    The housing market is an important factor to consider when moving . Housing costs in San Ramon fall into the top percentile. The latest U.S. Census data estimates that the median home value was $1,536,120 and the median rent was $3,442.

    Does San Ramon have good schools?

    The National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation's Report Card, assesses student achievement in the U.S. It scored public primary schools in San Ramon as 32 out of 55 in math and 33 out of 55 in reading. The total academic score is 33 out of 55.

    How much do movers cost in San Ramon?

    Movers in San Ramon charge between $242 and $362 per hour on average. This figure was derived using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and considers a two-bedroom apartment or home and prevailing rates in the city.

    When should I begin contacting moving companies?

    Contacting movers six to eight weeks before you plan on moving gives you enough time to compare companies and secure one. During this process, you can gather quotes, assess the services offered, and read reviews to get a sense of customer satisfaction.

    How long should my move take?

    Several factors can influence how long your move will take, such as how many belongings you have, the distance between your current and new residence, and the size of your home. You can generally expect it to take around 3-5 hours for a one-bedroom home, 5-7 hours for a two-bedroom home, and 7-10 hours or more for a three-bedroom home when moving locally. For interstate moves, the time it takes depends on the distance between your state and the one you're moving to.

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