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Dedicated trip - Ottawa to Toronto - from $700


Ottawa movers offering express delivery service from Ottawa to Toronto and the GTA. Also moving to Mississauga, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Belleville, Kingston, Brockville, Cornwall and other towns along the 401 corridor. The fully-equipped truck and driver service allows for substantial savings compared to a regular move and usually allows for same day delivery.

The cost of the express delivery service within Ontario is broken into two parts:

  • A flat rate charge per kilometer to cover driver wages, fuel, and basic cargo insurance ($0.60/Lb).
  • An hourly rate for labour to assist with loading and unloading the truck if required.

Example:      (rates vary depending on the date involved and truck size required)
You want move the contents of your apartment to Scarborough from Barrhaven and the distance is figured out to be 400 kilometers. You and friends load the truck with the help of the driver who makes sure that items are loaded properly and secured on the truck. It takes 1.5 hours to load the truck and 1 hour to unload at the destination. Your costs would be as follows:

Travel Charge: 400km x $1.75/km = $700
Labour: 2.5 hours x $60/hr = $150
Combined Total = $850

How does this compare to renting a truck and doing everything yourself?
A typical 16' moving truck will cost anywhere between $425 and $575 to rent for a trip from Ottawa to Toronto, including mileage charges, insurance and tax. Fuel will cost between $150 and $200 depending on exact distance travelled and whether the truck runs on gas or diesel. The average total cost will end up between $650 and $700, including fuel.

The Bottom Line:
You will never be able to get your move done for less than you can do it for yourself with a rental truck. However, for less than a couple hundred extra, the following are some reasons that might make OttawaTorontoExpress a preferable option for you:

  • No picking up or dropping off rental truck or worrying about a ride to do so
  • No long drive in an uncomfortable rental truck on the highway
  • No worrying about how to load, protect, and secure your belonings
    Our drivers are professional movers and will assist you with this
  • Trucks are equipped with professional-grade equipment: dollies, blankets, bungees, and straps.
  • Less stress


Thank you for considering our moving services. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information ragarding the Ottawa Toronto Express service.

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