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Shipping A Piano Across the Country With TSI

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Personalized and Affordable Piano Shipping with TSI

Pianos are large, heavy, and delicate—not to mention expensive—and that can make them especially daunting to ship across the country (or the state). Whether you’re moving an heirloom upright piano or a concert-sized grand piano, TSI makes long distance piano shipping easy. With access to a nationwide network of professional piano shippers, TSI’s logistics specialists will create your customized plan for moving or shipping a piano.
All of TSI’s piano shipping solutions have professional packing and preparation available to ensure your piano arrives undamaged. This may include custom crating, air-ride suspension, and climate-controlled trucks if needed. Request a piano shipping quote for more information. We can move or ship pianos across the country or any distance longer than 150 miles, including:

"Thanks for your service in delivering our piano to my daughter in Baltimore. She is the 4th generation of our family to have this heirloom and TSI did a great job!"
- Steve H., TSI Piano Shipping Customer

Piano Shipping Services & Options

If you are shipping a piano across the country, our White Glove Consolidated shipping service is often the best option. If you need a faster delivery or have an entire home’s worth of stuff to ship, our live shipping experts may recommend our Full Service Expedited moving service. The exact cost of your shipment will depend on the size of pianos you’re shipping, the distance it will travel, and any special considerations such as custom crating or air-ride suspension.

Service for Grand Pianos

  • Certified piano movers
  • Dedicated climate-controlled trucks—your piano will only travel with other pianos
  • Professional preparation of the piano
  • Indoor pickup and delivery
  • Limited liability coverage

Service for Other PIanos

  • Professional packing
  • Indoor pickup and delivery

Customer Opinions Matter

They help us serve you better. See what our customers have to say about our Piano Shipping services below. You can read more reviews here

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I used TSI White Glove service to ship several items from Georgia to Washington D.C. and was very pleased with the service on both ends of the move. The crews on both ends were very professional and provided superb service. I would highly… More ›

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I reached out to TSI after a bad experience with movers contracted through U-Haul's website. I was provided with a quote and answers to questions in a timely manner. The movers picking up and delivering the furniture were helpful,… More ›

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Piano Shipping FAQ's

What kinds of pianos can you ship?

TSI can ship all kinds of pianos, including upright pianos, baby grand pianos, grand pianos, and digital pianos. We can also ship antique or heirloom pianos, as well as other large instruments.

Can I ship a grand piano?

Yes, you can ship a grand piano. The logistics experts at TSI will work with you to create a customized plan for your shipment.

Can I move a piano myself?

Yes, you can move a piano yourself, but it is not recommended. If you choose to move a piano yourself, be sure to take the appropriate precautions and thoroughly research the correct packing and moving methods, as well as any risks you might encounter along the way.

Hiring professional piano movers is always recommended. Professional piano movers will have the experience and expertise to safely pack and move your piano. For short distance moves, look for a local piano mover in your city. For long distance moves, White Glove shipping is the safest option. Look for providers like TSI who have extensive experience moving pianos.

Can I lay a piano on its back?

No—a piano should never be set on its back, under any circumstances. This significantly increases the likelihood of damage to the internal components.

What’s the best way to ship a piano across the country?

The best way to ship a piano across the country is to use White Glove consolidated freight shipping services. TSI’s White Glove service includes indoor pickup and delivery, transport on temperature-controlled vehicles, air-ride suspension, and loading and unloading by hand or crane (instead of a forklift) to ensure that your piano stays safe throughout its entire journey.

How much does it cost to ship a piano?

The cost of shipping your piano will depend on the size and value of your piano, as well as the distance traveled, and any special considerations. Piano shipments start at around $1,500 for a standard upright piano, and can go higher than $2,500 or more for high-value or grand pianos.

How long does it take to ship a piano?

Because we consolidate items going in the same direction onto the same truck, you can expect it to take up to 15 business days for pickup and up to 20 additional business days for delivery. If your pickup and delivery locations are in well-traveled areas, this timeline could be much quicker. We also offer priority pickup options.

How do I pack a piano for shipping?

Packing a piano requires great attention to detail. It is always recommended that you work with a professional piano mover to ensure that your instrument is transported safely and securely. 

If you are packing your piano yourself, you will generally follow these steps:

1. Measure the piano to ensure you have adequate space and a clear path out of your house. Prepare the area by laying down ramps or plywood to make it easier to roll the piano over carpet, grass, cobblestones, or sand.

2. Take pictures of your piano from all angles. Note existing damage that might cause problems during the move.  

3. Close the lid and lock it if possible. If there’s no lid, cover the keys in moving blankets, ensuring no tape comes into contact with the piano. Cover the entire piano, including the pedals, in moving blankets, taped securely in place with high quality packing tape.

4. Hoist the piano onto a four-wheeled dolly. Secure the piano on the dolly using moving straps or rope.

5. Gently roll your piano to the truck or moving vehicle.

For detailed instructions, read our comprehensive How Do I Ship a Piano? guide.

Get a Piano Shipping Quote

Request a piano shipping quote online to see your moving options and get instant pricing for shipping a piano. One of our logistics experts in Wayne, PA will reach out to you to get all the details about your move or fragile items, including details about each piece, final destination requirements, pickup conditions, and more.

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