Local, Long Distance and Overseas Moves

Moving can be a very exciting time in your life, whether it's for a job relocation or just a change of scenery. However, there's a lot to do and learn. If you're moving, it's in your best interest to hire a professional and reliable moving company, but before diving into any plans, it's important that you're educated on all of the different types of moving and their respective terminology.

There are three different types of moving. Each one contains specifics that are vital to know before hiring a moving company. Here are the differences between local, long distance and overseas moves:


Local moving is when your new residence will be in the same province you're currently living in. It could be 5 miles away from your home or 50. In general, a local move does not cross any provincial borders during the process.

Local moves are generally more affordable than long distance moves (and definitely less pricey than international relocation), because of the lack of distance. Moving costs vary by the time required to pack, move and unpack your belongings. The cost of your move will depend on the number of men required, the size of the truck that is needed and the time it will take from start to finish. Other factors that can affect the price are whether you are moving to a house or an apartment building, the time of year you are moving and accessibility for the moving truck.

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Long Distance

Moving to another part of the country can be a daunting experience. Trust your move to King’s Transfer Calgary. We have been moving people across Canada for over 90 years. 

Before you move, we provide you with a free, in-home survey and estimate. The in-home survey determines the weight of your shipment as long distance charges are based on the weight of your shipment and the distance to your new location.

If you have items stored at another location, be sure to let your personal moving consultant know. The moving consultant will explain packing services, replacement value protection for your goods while they are in transit, transit times to your new location and storage options if that is required.


No matter where you are moving to, you want the assurance of being served by an expert in international relocation, not only at origin, but at destination as well.

At King's Global Forwarding, a division of King’s Transfer Van Lines Calgary, we make an overseas move a process that is as seamless, easy and as stress-free as possible. These are not just words or a statement; it is our guarantee to you because we know that moving overseas can turn your life upside down.

Moving is a stressful process whether your relocation is local, interstate or international. That's why it's vital that you hire a professional moving company like Kings to get all your items from your old home to your new one, safely.