Expats Guide: Companies that Offer Moving/Relocation Services in Manila

After finally deciding where to live in Metro Manila, the next hurdle to face is transferring your things there. In short, looking for the best relocation service companies in Manila. Actually, you have lots of relocation options here, depending on your budget.


Only Essentials

As traveling light is smart so with relocating. It’s important to take only few essentials and leave the rest behind. Anyway, you can always buy what you need in the Philippines and it’s cheaper with relocation service companies in Manila when you ship light. So forget about taking your favorite bed and fridge along.


From Overseas to Manila

For extra relocating convenience, try international companies that help you move from overseas to Manila. After deciding on a place to live here, contract a relocation company to ship your things. Basically, it works like this: while still abroad pack your things there and leave them with a relative, trusted neighbor or at your office. Here in Manila, ask for a quote and book online.

The international relocation company, like SendMyBag.Com which relocates from any part of the globe, will pick them up and ship to Manila. You may then track your things as they’re being shipped by logging on to your account on their website. Some companies deliver right to your doorstep, some at the Customs.

Other Companies



It’s a company in Makati offering both international relocation and long distance moving within the Philippines. It boasts of large storage units and rentals and transporting large and heavy items. It even has car storage, in case you decide to take your favorite car along. For business and offices, it offers commercial and corporate moving. For inquiries you may visit their site and send an email to inquiry@asia-relocation.com. Or visit their office:

Makati Cinema Square
116B, MCS Tower
Makati City, 1231 Metro Manila
Makati City
Landline: (02) 8104977



Some companies offer transfer to Manila only from a specific country overseas, like Japan. Anyway, a lot of foreigners deciding to reside or retire in the Philippines are from Japan. Thus, Japanese companies like Nippon Express Philippines Corp., decided to put an offshore office here, considered among popular international relocation service companies in Manila. Nippon Express Philippines is an affiliate of Nippon Express Co. Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan offering air, marine and truck modes of transport as well as rail and haulage.

Aside from Japan to Manila relocation, Nippon also offers relocation from and within the Philippines. For inquiries, visit them online. Or drop by their office:

Lot 85 A & B Avocado Road, FTI Complex, East Service Road, Taguig City
Landline: (02) 837-3415 or (02) 403-1106
E-mail them at myamauchi@nittsu.com.ph



It started business locally in 1977 offering household and office moving and relocation, among other things. Among their satisfied clients are Abbott, Citibank and LufthansaTechnik, Philippines. They take care of details from inquiries, booking, pick-up and delivery. Visit their website or office address:

Unit 20-D, Rufino Pacific Tower,
6784 Ayala Avenue cor. V.A. Rufino Street, Makati City 1223
Landline: (63-2) 837 0932
E-mail: info@asiantigers-philippines.com



This business started in 1984 offering small household or big office relocation, here and abroad. They move items from anywhere you are in the country to any destination, though they are based in Makati. Visit their site or Makati office:

SMS Building, 213 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue,
Makati City, Metro Manila 1201, Philippines
Tel +63 (2) 813 4279
+63 (2) 894 5447
Fax +63 (2) 817 5947
E-mail at classic@classic-movers.com or classic@skyinet.net



Among relocation service companies in Manila is Sta. Fe which offers expats a wide variety of services. Moving individuals or companies to, within, or from Manila to any part of the world is just one of them. Other services include visa and immigration services and real estate. Visit their site for more details or check out their physical location:

Warehouse 2 & 3, Southern Luzon Complex, Purok 3 Barangay Batino, 4027 Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines
Phone: +(63) 2 838 1761
Fax: +(63) 2 838 8190
Email: Manila@santaferelo.com



For really cheap but dependable deals, you may opt for “lipat-bahay” (house-transfer) services which small local household movers offer. But you’re often limited to relocation within localities. Inter-localities may be possible but may cost a bit more. Yet, lipat-bahay is still relatively cheaper compared to big-time transporters.

Moreover, with lipat-bahay deals you may ask for discounts or strike deals at a bargain. Services like this are the cheapest relocation service companies in Manila. But how reliable are they?

To make sure you get quality service, you need to personally supervise the transfer, from pickup to delivery at your doorstep. And yes, you go with the truck during delivery.

Basically, here’s how it works. You rent the truck and hire the driver and two helpers and tell them where to go. As simple as that. Rates are based on destinations, distance, time and traffic. Make sure to ask if rates include gasoline and toll fee, if needed. They often offer six-wheeler, 14-footer trucks. An example is Sure Savings Lipat Bahay budget truck rentals. See them online or contact them:

Contact Numbers: 0916-702-6181 / (02)357-3551


Neighborhood Lipat-Bahay

Finally, there’s the friendly neighborhood lipat-bahay. If you have a neighbor who owns a long-enough public jeep or L300 van, you may ask a relocation favor for a low, neighborly rate. They’re not really in this business but they may grant your request for friendship’s sake.



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    I appreciate this helpful expat guide. Sir, I have sent this to my boss when doing research for him – and he thanked you with all his heart. God bless for helping us Filipinos get more amazing expats here.

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    I do trust all of the concepts you’ve introduced in your post.
    They are very convincing and will certainly work. And us Filipinos, we appreciate you sharing the beauty of our country with the rest of the world. thank you sir

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    Thanks for sharing helpful information about relocating to the Philippines. I plan to travel in the next few months. I wonder what happens if my things are lost in transit?

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