Weekly Trips From NYC To California For An Affordable Rate

Moving across the country to and from California and New York can be stressful, and a hassle. Oz’s coast-to-coast moving services will make it easier, guaranteed.

Oz has become an industry leader in coast-to-coast moving due to our dedication to developing great service from New York to Los Angeles and Los Angeles to New York.

Our signature yellow Oz Moving trucks will pick up and drop off your belongings with exceptional care, care that is extended to them during their cross-country road trip. Let us show you what years in the moving business have taught us about providing quality and timely service when you’re moving between New York and California.

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Certified Oz employees load up your stuff into our signature yellow trucks and deliver them in both New York and California (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and the bay area) in the same signature trucks. This means you won’t incur shuttle service expenses with Oz.

We treat your long-distance move with the same precision and care as a local move. Oz will help you load the truck at your origin and unload it at your destination, allowing you to relax during this stressful move.


Because Oz offers moving AND storage, we are able to offer faster delivery and flexibility to all of our customers in New York, Los Angeles, San Fransisco, and other cities nearby.

We will schedule our delivery window based on your needs; you tell us when we can deliver your belongings.

Oz even offers guaranteed delivery day service as a premium add-on. Need your items to come on a specific day? Just let us know in advance and we’ll take care of you.

Have any questions or concerns? We’re available to help you every step of the way.

How To Prepare For A New York To California Move?

Ditching the east coast for the west coast? We got you covered. From the greater New York City area (Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Upstate) to California (San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Bay Area), OZ can get you cross-country. However, life on the other side is quite different so here are some tips.


The move typically takes 10-14 days, depending on the destination, which means that you have to prepare for your arrival accordingly. 10 days to LA, 14 to SF, but this depends on several other factors. Keep this mind because you may be in your new home for some time without your belongings. Obviously, certain necessities are replaceable and you can buy them once you get to your destination; however, pack accordingly, putting aside only the belongings that you may not need in that initial 2-week period (furniture/sport & exercise equipment/ kitchen appliances).

Think about what items you will need in the short term v the long term, as this move will be a long process. It’s also possible to schedule your belongings to arrive before you do, and then retrieve them out of storage. All of this can be coordinated and discussed with your movers.


The journey is long-- unlike moving to another neighborhood in your town, your furniture and belongings will be in transit for quite some time. See if your moving company offers a professional packing service. Having professionals pack your belongings may feel costly, however, the cost of damaging your possessions may be greater in the long term. You want to ensure that your stuff is safely packed for the trip there, as things can break in transit if not packed correctly. Leave stuff behind! There is no need to take everything you own, especially if you are moving to a new climate like California. Be mindful of how you pack!


While New Yorkers may not need a car, a car in California is usually a necessity. If you already have a car in NYC, you have to decide how best to transport your car across the United States. You can either drive it cross country yourself (and pack it with some stuff) or pay a service to ship the car for you. A car is a greater expense in CA than in NYC. You may end up having to deal with higher insurance costs, more parking tickets, more gasoline purchases, longer travel time, and so on. Be sure to keep this in mind when you are planning your move.

Moreover, you may have to get a new car to adjust to California life, as California car culture is quite different. For one, in California, there is a Car-Pool lane, which means that tiny 2-seater cars aren’t as helpful as they are in NYC. In NYC it is often better to have a tiny car in order to find parking in the city. In CA, this isn’t necessarily the case. There are many parking lots and Valet services to assist you with parking. Also, in NYC you may need a car with a 4-Wheel drive for the snow, while in California you won’t have to worry about that. Maybe consider getting a hybrid car or electric vehicle. There are many charging stations throughout the state, which means that you can forgo paying for gasoline and help the planet. 

Finally, our last tip regarding cars is to register your car within 10 days of your arrival and apply for a California driver’s license. The California DMV has strict regulations for new residents and instructs new residents to register their vehicle within 20 days of their move. 


Lucky for you, New York has some of the highest property taxes in the country, which means that California property taxes should come as a relief (depending on what area of CA you are moving to, some localities’ taxes may end up being around the same).

Another thing to consider about California living is emergency insurance. California is a state prone to natural disasters (earthquakes, wildfires, flooding). You want to be prepared for any disaster situation, which means the added cost of home insurance. 

California's climate is far different from New York's. It tends to be warmer and less humid which means that some can go without A/C and heating, as it doesn’t get too hot or too cold. Obviously, this depends on the person and the location of the home.

Moving long distance from CA to NY or NY to CA is tough, but Oz is the best at these long-distance moves. We work hard to make your move as easy as possible. Get a Free Quote Today!

What Our Clients Say...

This is my third use of Oz in the last two years. This current move was for a fragile item that they packed like surgeons, and I was extremely satisfied with the overall process. The movers were very professional

Jimmy Caspi


I highly recommend this moving company . I’ve used their services about 4 times so far. They are very professional and fast !

Kyriaki Savrani


I’ve used OZ twice and I can’t thank them enough for their professional services. From scheduling the packing and moving, to their communication with the building, sending a certificate of insurance, being on time and offering an overall great service, I look forward to my next move with OZ.

Marcela Gomez


I have used Oz for many moves and they are ALWAYS EXCELLENT! They are on time, the movers are great and lovey to deal with - you can’t go wrong with OZ!

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Full Service Moving Services

Oz is constantly evolving and expanding the array of services we offer to best meet customer needs. Many of our employees are specialists, providing expertise in areas such as storage services, antique restoration, assembly and disassembly, packing services, packing supplies, unpacking, custom crating, white glove moving, piano moving, last minute moves, office moving and more.


storage solutions

We know there are many reasons to move items into storage. That's why we offer short- and long-term options at our three locations in NYC, NJ and CA--all with the peace of mind that comes with our full-service storage and competitive pricing.


commercial moving

Whether our team is moving a start-up out of a co-working space or a corporate headquarters with a hundred desks, we pay the same attention to detail, organization, and hard work that made us New York’s favorite residential moving company.


local movers

No residential move is too big or small for our experienced moving team at Oz Moving & Storage. We treat every moving job with the utmost care with quality packaging material, skilled residential movers, and premier customer service.


long distance moving

Given our long history of helping people move in New York, it should come as no surprise that Oz Moving & Storage are also the best long distance movers in NYC. We remove the hassle from your moving experience to provide peace of mind at competitive rates.


last minute moves

Oz Moving & Storage happily provides same day moving services for clients in tough last minute situations. If there is nothing physically preventing Oz from performing the move, we will be able to offer the customer our services, even on short notice.


Packing Service

Whether you need a full packing service where you never lift a finger, or you need help only with your largest and most fragile belongings, we can provide a packing package to suit your needs and allow you to concentrate on other aspects of your move.

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