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Company Overview

Looking for the best cross-country movers? Look no further than Colonial Van Lines. With a 50-year history in long-distance moving, this family-run company is our top pick. Colonial handles roughly 12,000 long-distance moves annually, making them a trusted and experienced choice.

Colonial van Lines has locations in 48 states across the continental U.S., and their network of 200 agents means they're well-equipped to handle any cross-country move.

Colonial is a great choice for long-distance moving because they offer a range of convenient and comprehensive moving services, including packing and storage.

And with transparent pricing available through their mobile app, you can rest easy knowing you won't be hit with any unexpected fees or charges.


  • ➡️ Packing services
  • ➡️ Specialized moving
  • ➡️ Vehicle shipping
  • ➡️ Long and short-term storage
  • ➡️ Moving supplies
  • ➡️ Corporate relocation services


  • Free moving estimates
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Mobile app
  • Storage in transit options
  • Full-service storage
  • Insurance for damaged items
  • High level of experience with interstate moves
  • Great customer support


  • No shipment tracking
  • May subcontract moving jobs
  • Colonial charges by weight which can cause discrepancies between quotes and actual pricing
  • Not available in Alaska and Hawaii

Why we recommend Colonial Van Lines

The mobile app simplifies the moving process

Colonial Van Lines stands out from other moving companies due to their streamlined booking process.

An experienced agent will then use these visuals to provide you with a comprehensive and transparent estimate. The best part? You can get a quote for moving services at absolutely no charge.

You can also use the app to do the following:

  • 🚚 Leave specific directions about how you would like your items to be handled
  • 🚚 Order additional moving boxes
  • 🚚 View a moving checklist to keep

Professional packing services

Colonial Van Lines has been in the moving industry for many years and has gained expertise in ensuring your belongings remain safe and secure during long-distance moves. They offer three distinct packing options for their customers:

📦 Single-item packing

The single-item packing option is perfect for fragile items such as pianos and entertainment stands that can be difficult to pack.

📦 Kitchen packing

The kitchen packing option ensures that all homeware items, including glassware, silverware, and pots and pans, are packed carefully for safe shipping.

📦 Full-pack option

Finally, the full-pack option is the most comprehensive option and takes care of every aspect of packing for you, from disassembling and reassembling basic furniture to packing each box.

💡 Tip: Bonus Feature: With the Colonial Van Lines app, you can take pictures and videos of all the items and belongings you wish to move. With a virtual inventory of your items, it’s easier to keep track of your things while relocating. This process is made simple with an easy-to-use interface.

Wide range of storage options

For those who are dealing with a complicated long-distance move, temporary storage may be necessary while figuring out the logistics.

Colonial provides flexible storage solutions, including full-service storage, storage in transit, and commercial storage, to ensure your belongings are taken care of until you're ready to move them to their final destination.

📦 Full-service storage

In case you need to store your belongings for an extended period, such as when relocating internationally, Colonial Van Lines provides a range of storage options.

Colonial will transport your possessions to a secure storage facility for short or long-term storage, and their team of movers will handle the loading and unloading of your items.

📦 Storage in transit 

Colonial provides a convenient short-term storage solution that offers a secure location for your belongings during the gap between moving out of your old space and into your new one.

This flexible storage option lets you keep your items safe until you can move them into your new home.

📦 Commercial storage

Colonial's storage solutions are not limited to personal use, as their business storage space is also available for commercial and office storage needs.

This can include storing office furniture, equipment, documents, or excess inventory. Their flexible storage options can accommodate businesses of all sizes, providing safe and secure asset storage.