What is considered a local vs long-distance move?

A local versus long-distance move is a 100 km or a one-hour drive from London, ON, is a local move. You’ll pay only immediate area pricing. See the list of towns within a 100 km radius of London below.

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Local versus long-distance moves: Local towns and cities within 100 km (or approximately one hour) from London, ON:


North of London –

  • St. Marys, Fullarton, Lucan, Mitchell, Exeter, Hensall, Clinton, Blyth


Northeast of London –

  • Stratford, New Hamburg, Ayr, Kitchener


East of London – 

  • Woodstock, Innerkip, Norwich, Simcoe


Southeast of London –

  • Port Burwell, Tillsonburg, Port Bruce, Aylmer, Delhi, Port Rowan  


South of London –

  • St. Thomas, Port Stanley, Fingal, Sparta 


Southwest of London – 

  • Wyoming, Thamesville, Bothwell, Dresden, Ridgetown, Dutton


West of London –

  • Strathroy, Sarnia, Petrolia, Forest


Northwest of London – 

  • Dashwood, Grand Bend, Goderich, Thedford, Port Franks, Zurich 


Make a senior’s move easy 

Downsizing is a daunting task for everyone. And when your move means relocating to another town, using a packing and unpacking service can make things less concerning. 

A-Zip Moving & Cartage help a lot of seniors and their adult children in the London area with their moves and often provides services with packing and unpacking



Moving to the big city of London (or the smaller one, depending on your city of origin) can feel overwhelming.

If you are moving to the London area for the first time, don’t miss reading about all the advantages London, ON has to offer, Moving to Beautiful London, Ontario, Checklist. Choose an established and family-owned mover that has helped many first-time Londoners settle in with their long-distance move.

London’s longtime CityMatch helps relocate newcomers and find the neighbourhood and community within London that make the most sense for them and their families.


One thing about a move, whether a local vs long-distance move, is you don’t want to leave anything behind.

Arriving with all your belongings after a 100 km move, you want to embrace your new location and move forward. 

When you turn a new leaf, start a new life, or strike out on your own, you don’t want to go back, especially any great distance, and not the next day because you forgot something. Read our post, 6 Great Things About Moving to a New Place.

  • Book a moving truck large enough to hold all your possessions for a local move outside the city. You don’t want to go back, especially if friends or family helping to settle you are available for a limited time.
  • Get your address changes and terminations done well before you move outside the city. Out of sight and out of mind applies to moving too.


A local or short-haul move using A-Zip Moving & Cartage is within 100 km or an hour’s drive from London.

Local moves are the most common relocations that people make. A local move still requires planning, but arranging, packing, and moving is easier. A few factors determine the cost of your move; read What Do Movers Cost?


Before you call a mover to ask them for a quote for a local vs long-distance move:

  • Consider the number of beds, dressers, sofas, tables, and free-standing cupboards and the approximate number of boxes you may take. This will help the movers know the truck’s size, how many crew members are required, and how long your move will take.
  • Read their online reviews. Note reviews that mention how carefully they move people’s special things.
  • Read their Better Business Bureau (BBB) reviews. A-Zip Moving & Cartage has a BBB rating of A+ since its accreditation in 1987.


See the range of services A-Zip Moving & Cartage provides for local and long-distance moves.

Feel confident moving with A-Zip – you’ll receive quality and caring help from a happy and patient crew of movers.


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