Moving from
Austin to Houston

With more than 40 years of experience as an agent for North American Van Lines, we understand the challenges involved with relocating. From pianos to medical equipment and everything in between, we take the utmost care to make sure your move is as seamless as possible.

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    Award-Winning Movers

    Customized Moving Plans

    Our range of services include household, commercial, corporate or international moving.
    The average cost of moving depends on your specific needs and items to be moved.

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    Full-Service Packing & Unpacking

    Allow us to prepare your belongings for the move and unpack them in your new location, faster, more efficiently, and with less stress than doing it on your own.

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    Appliances and Furniture Moving

    Safely and conveniently move your appliances and furniture to your new home or apartment. We take care of all the packing, transport, and unpacking of these items during your relocation.

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    Accurate Moving Costs

    Save yourself the stress of variable moving costs with the mover who takes care of every detail for you. From carefully moving your belongings to safely storing them, we ensure that your move goes smoothly, and according to budget.

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    Stressless moving from
    Austin to Houston

    Relocating can be stressful, but the move itself doesn’t have to be. Our team of experienced moving professionals can handle any type of move, including residential, corporate, military, and commercial moves. That experience equips us to handle any move without stressful complications or accidents that can slow down the process or damage your belongings.

    Our professional-strength movers are prepared to help you overcome common moving obstacles. Trust us to assist you with problems such as: Last-minute storage needs, Pet transportation, Move date variations, Last-minute relocations (Including military moves), Oversized furniture or appliances, Delicate or special care items, and more.

    Our Moving Services

    Regardless of whether it’s your home or office that’s changing addresses, our range of
    moving services can accommodate any need.

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    Residential Moving

    When you are ready to relocate, contact us for help every step of the way. Our comprehensive residential moving services include everything from packing to storage.

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    International Movers

    We don’t just help you move across the country. We help you move anywhere in the world with professional support that takes care of every detail.

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    Corporate Moves

    Are you looking to execute a corporate move? Then choose Ward North American-Our corporate moving services include a dedicated relocation team to help you through every step of the process.

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    Military Moving

    If you are relocating as part of the military, the U.S. government-approved service providers of Ward North American are proud to help, with efficient, cost-saving services.

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    Commercial Relocation

    The commercial relocation experts at Ward North American help with your unique needs, including hotel relocations, office moving, warehousing, furniture installation, and more!

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    Moving & Storage

    Let us help you store your belongings securely in our short and long term storage facilities. Security features include electronic tracking systems, 24-hour security, and camera surveillance.

    Why Move With Us?

    Here at Ward North American, our teams of moving experts work together to ensure simple, smooth, and stress-free moves anywhere you need to go. Our state-of-the-art moving services are solutions-oriented and dedicated to YOUR success.

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    Excellence-Driven Efficiency

    Efficiency is our priority so you can complete your move on time and on budget. Our efficient services ensure quality and speed for truly excellent service.

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    Professional Service

    Professionalism defines all of our moving services. Expect prompt and clear communication, careful packing of your belongings, high-quality packing materials, industry best practices, and a streamlined, stress-free move.

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    Highest Safety Standards

    Your belongings are safe with Ward North American. We utilize strict safety practices to prevent any damage to your belongings and to keep them secure until they are safe in your new location.


    Have more questions about moving? Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions.

    • When is the best time to move to Houston?

      Houston has very hot summers, with temperatures exceeding 90 degrees. In order to enjoy mild weather, consider moving in the winter, between the months of January and April. The average temperatures during this time of year are in the 60s, creating a comfortable environment in which to load and unload your belongings.

    • Who regulates the move?

      Depending upon the type of move you undertake (i.e. Interstate, international, military, etc.), and other factors, such as whether or not you hire movers, your move may be guided by certain rules and regulations. These rules are in place to protect you, the mover. It is the responsibility of your mover to understand and comply with the regulations that apply to your situation. At Ward North American, we are familiar with and in compliance with the regulations governing every move. We will also comply with any special instructions you may have to ensure your peace of mind during the move.

    • What is the average cost of moving from Austin to Houston?

      The average cost of a move between Austin and Houston is $1,300 to $4,900. Other factors will influence the exact cost of the move. For example, your moving expenses may fluctuate depending upon the number of items you plan to move, specialty items, and the exact distance you are moving. We can provide you with an accurate estimate based upon your circumstances.

      Studio Apartment 1 Large Bedroom 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
      $1,300 to $1,620 $1,450 to $2,455 $1,620 to $3,100 $2,000 to $3,432 $2,690 to $4,902
    • Where to stop along the move between Austin and Houston?

      The two-and-a-half hour trip between Austin and Houston can be completed in one day. As a result, you should not need to stop overnight. However, you may require fuel, food, or a break on your way. Our moving teams will suggest a location for any necessary stops during the trip. A good stopping point between the two cities is Brenham, which is almost exactly halfway along the route.

    • Where is the best place to live in Houston?

      In Houston, the best place to live is close to your job. The sprawling city covers 669 square miles, and is known for having heavy traffic during rush hours. You could easily commute several hours a day if you pick a location far from your job. Even a peaceful suburb may not appeal after a few months of a long commute. In order to find the best place to live in Houston for you, narrow your search to the side of the city where your job is located, then consider other factors to choose your preferred neighborhood.

    • How long does it take to move from Austin to Houston?

      The two-and-a-half hour drive from Austin to Houston makes the trip easy to complete in a single day. However, the length of your move will be determined by other factors as well, such as the time it takes to pack your belongings, load the truck, and unload once we arrive at your destination. If you need to leave items in storage, you will also need to plan time into your schedule to do so. When we meet with you, we can provide you with an accurate timeframe for your move depending upon your unique circumstances and needs so you can plan with confidence.

    • Do road conditions affect moving?

      Certain road conditions can affect the timing of your move. Depending upon the severity, for example, snow, ice, and rain can make the move more difficult. Traffic can also slow the trip, and your moving schedule. In order to avoid these problems, we will evaluate our route options ahead of time and select a route that allows for an efficient and seamless relocation.

    • What to expect when moving from Austin to Houston?

      Austin and Houston are similar in many respects. For example, traffic jams and a vibrant night life are defining characteristics of both cities. One of the biggest differences between the cities is the absence of a vibrant outdoor culture in Houston. However, you can expect to find lots of fine dining and a large airport that makes traveling out of Houston easy.

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