Average Cost To Move A 3 Bedroom House In Ireland

Moving in Ireland can either be a fairly stress-free process, or it can be an absolute nightmare!

Knowing what to expect and how to prepare for moving your 3-bedroom house across the country will help this process go a lot smoother.

Aspects to consider while moving in Ireland are the following:

  • Transport means and transport costs
  • Distance considerations
  • The amount of assistance you can get from family and friends
  • Moving your pets
  • The ease and logistics of moving furniture out of and into two respective buildings

Let’s take a look at each of these more closely.

Transport Means and Transport Costs

There are three ways you can decide to move your furniture in Ireland:

  • Your own existing transport (only your fuel costs, but a high amount of effort)
  • Hiring a moving truck and driving it yourself (less effort, but around 40€ for the day)
  • Hiring a moving company (approximately 1200€ and minimal effort)

Each one of these has its own pros and cons, so depending on your budget, which one works best for you?

Distance Considerations

The distance between where you’re moving from and where you’re moving to will also play a part in your fuel costs, or the amount you will be charged by a moving company.

Work this into your budget, and also consider how much time it will take you to move. If you’re hiring a truck and driving it yourself, you may want to budget in for two or three days if the distance is longer.

The Amount of Personal Assistance in Moving

Getting your family and friends to help you move will not only speed up the moving process, but also cost you significantly less.

Although this isn’t always an option, consider owing your friends a favour for helping you out with your move. (It’s also a huge stress mitigator when you have someone going through this with you.)

Moving Your Pets

If you have pets that need to be moved across Ireland, you may also want to consider the costs involved in this.

Moving more than one pet can be quite a process—especially if they are large pets. Some dog owners sedate their pets during the move to make the process less traumatic—for everyone involved.

Pet paraphernalia should also be considered. Kennels, bedding and food accessories take time and space during the moving process, so factor this in depending on the means you decide on.

The Ease And Logistics Of Moving Furniture

If you’ve decided to hire a moving company, chances are they will charge you extra for moving heavy furniture up a flight of stairs.

Moving into a flat will cost more, especially if you are on a high floor, since moving companies factor this into their costs according to the number of stairs they have to move up or down.


Keeping in mind that budget plays a large role in your moving, mentally and financially preparing for a move across Ireland will mitigate the stress more than you realise.