How much does it cost to move a piano?

Ray Victor
Last Updated:
September 25, 2023

Relocating to a new house can seem like a frightening task with so much stuff to do. In addition, the costs involved with the entire process can be another pickle in the whole situation.

If you are moving soon, you may be contemplating the question of how to move the piano and what would be the cost of driving one. Of course, the costs will differ if you plan to move the piano yourself or hire a professional piano removal service. 

The latter, in this case, is always a better option since pianos are extremely heavy and oversized pieces of furniture that professionals should only handle. In addition, they also consist of many delicate parts such as keys, pedals, and strings that are pretty expensive to replace.

Your best bet is to hire professionals to protect yourself and the piano: This may be slightly more expensive than moving it yourself, but it is the right option. Homeowners are not experienced or trained like expert piano removal services and don’t have the right equipment to move it themselves. In addition, a piano is a significant investment that can get damaged easily if not driven with care and diligence. Hiring professionals will eliminate the chance of damage and protect all the delicate parts.

How much does it cost to relocate a piano with expert help?

You will have to ask the company you’re hiring to give you a breakdown of the costs since they may vary from company to company. But generally, the following features will determine the final prices:

  • Type and size of the piano
  • Distance to the new location
  • Where the piano is located currently (i.e. on the ground floor or upper portion of the house)
  • Time and date of the move

The costs can also differ if the company uses an hourly or fixed rate for the move. You will get the exact rate after calling the company directly. In 2022 the general estimate of moving a piano is:

Piano type

Average price

Upright piano locally

£90 - £200

Upright piano long-distance moves

£200 - £450

Grand piano local

£200 - £300

Grand piano long-distance moves

£350 - £650

Our charges

I like to move it removals provides an expert piano relocation service that the staff has perfected from years of relocating. You can rely on them for a seamless pack and move. You can book them for your piano relocation any day at affordable costs. Here is the general estimate they offer:

Standard Upright Piano

 £180+ VAT Ground Floor to Ground Floor+ £40 for Each Floor

For other types of pianos and distance calculations, you can get in touch to get the correct quote.

What is the cheapest way to move a piano?

The cheapest way to move a piano would be to move it yourself, but this can be risky. It is not uncommon to find homeowners in the emergency room or rendering irreplaceable loss to their pianos.

If you move the piano yourself, you will only have to work out the packing equipment costs and hire a ramp and a transport vehicle.

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