U-Haul of University City

U-Haul of University City

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4857 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19139

(215) 471-4137

(Btwn 48th & 49th)
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Standard Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am - 8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am - 5 pm

Storage access

  • Mon-Sun: 7 am - 7 pm


  • Free towing inspection
  • Propane pay at pump

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Moving Truck Rental in Philadelphia, PA at U-Haul of University City

Moving to or from Philadelphia, PA, 19139? Get FREE truck rental rate quotes at U-Haul of University City. U-Haul rental trucks are specifically engineered from the ground up to assist moving families, not freight. Our moving trucks have more safety features than other moving trucks in the industry including gentle ride suspension and high visibility mirrors to assist the driver. Whether you are moving a smaller apartment or a large four-bedroom house, U-Haul truck rentals in Philadelphia, PA will provide you with the moving truck rental you need to get from point A to point B. Find the perfect size moving truck to assist with your move, U-Haul is home of the $19.95 rental truck!

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Cargo vans and pickup truck rentals in Philadelphia, PA

U-Haul cargo van rentals and pickup trucks in Philadelphia, PA are perfect for home improvement projects, deliveries and other small loads. Rent cargo vans or pickups to save money on local moving or deliveries. Cargo van and pickup truck rentals are popular with local business, college students and smaller housing moves in Philadelphia, PA, 19139. Our moving van rentals include air conditioning, rub rails to protect your belongings and come equipped with a hitch to tow a trailer rental. U-Haul is the home of the $19.95 cargo van rental in Philadelphia, PA, reserve a van for your moving needs from U-Haul of University City!

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  • Automatic transmission
  • Air conditioning
  • Gentle-Ride suspension
  • Fuel-efficient V-8
  • SRS/air bags

Customer reviews

Tracy S. on 7/2/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I use This Location all the Time....I got Friends That use this u Haul Location ....Cuz I Told Them about it. I always Recommend This Location,,Never a long Wait your in and out in about 15 Min.....anyway I like it.

LESTER G. on 7/2/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

All four employees I interacted with during take-out and return of a truck were courteous and efficient.

DANIELLE G. on 7/2/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Since it was such a busy moving day, this location was very congested. Perhaps there can be more staff on hand in the future on high volume days.

Sebastian S. on 7/1/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Everything was absolutely wonderful! Staff was courteous and welcoming and the vehicle was well kept and clean. Much better service than any other location I've visited.

Carol S. on 6/29/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

have more people doing intake info. line was a little slow.

Colin H. on 6/29/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Tamika was very friendly and processed our reservation and return quickly.

KARTHIK R. on 6/29/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Maybe have more people at the check-out desk closer to closing time, but other than that it was great.

Joseph K. on 6/29/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Very good experience. Friendly and helpful clerk. Long line to rent truck, but it was bearable. Would def rent again!

Anne M. on 6/28/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

long wait time

ALfred j. on 6/27/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The manager and her staff was friendly, professional and accurate with the necessary information I needed.

John C. on 6/26/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I think $19.00 per day for van rental is a bit of an underestimate. The actuality was around $76.00, or nearly 4 times as much.

RACHEL W. on 6/25/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Very displeased with communication. Made my reservation 2 weeks in advance in person, for a n 830am pickup. The lady didn't say anything to me at that, just made the reservation. Confirmation email the day before said my pick up was 10am. So I called to see why. Lady on the phone said "Oh that must have been more convenient for them, but I can change it for you." WHO DOES THAT? Change a reservation without even talking to the customer?! So I told her I needed the truck at 8:30 because my movers were coming at 9am. She said ok. After we hung up I got another confirmation email....for 9am!! I said 8:30!! So I showed up at 8:30 anyway, hoping they would have the truck ready....only to find that the place didn't even open till 9. Which EVERYONE I had previously spoken to NEGLECTED to tell me. So my time was wasted as well as some of my mover's time. Terrible experience.

kian s. on 6/24/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I rented trucks from U-Haul in Philadelphia and Austin. One thing is similar in both. The agents are not respectful people. They get angry soon.

MARVIN M. on 6/22/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

nothing everything was great pick up no problem return no problem in and out in no time...

CHRISTA C. on 6/21/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The location was out of book boxes for an entire week. Other than that, my experience with renting a truck and interactions with the employees was fantastic.

KIM H. on 6/19/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


MARIA C. on 6/19/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

More vans available for walk ins.

Matthew C. on 6/19/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I called Uhaul to make a reservation at a specific location that was convenient to public transportation from my house. They transferred the reservation to another location (from 13th street to University City). So I had to find a friend with a car to take me out there. Once I arrived, they told me that my equipment wasn't there and that there wasn't anything they could do about it. This was really frustrating, and even more after they told me to call the Uhaul customer service line, which just sent me on a loop of call center employees. As I was being put through this loop, I paced around the Uhaul parking lot and noticed that the equipment in question was indeed there. I told an attendant, who said that I wasn't able to rent that equipment because even though it wasn't being used, it was already checked out by someone else. The lady inside the Uhaul store seemed more concerned about closing up than helping, but agreed to let me use this equipment. What a mess. Just the lack of service alone was enough to have me look to other means next time I have to move something. This simple transaction took me from around 4pm until 7pm. Not a great time.

TOM A. on 6/17/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


SHARIDA G. on 6/15/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Friendly - customer service oriented rating is SUPREME! The AIR wasn't working which made the experience unbearable for my MOM , yet I enjoyed the fact that it wouldn't run so much off the gas. We simply ROLLED the windows down. Thanks for being in West Philly thanks for servicing the community.

MARGARET Z. on 6/15/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Faster processing of customers would improve the experience. Having sufficient dollies for rental would also have been nice.

RACHEL W. on 6/12/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The person who helped get me my reserved truck was VERY professional.

VERONICA T. on 6/12/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

a couple of chairs while you wait would be great

TODD U. on 6/10/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Quick and super easy drop off with friendly staff.

LESSIE B. on 6/9/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Although the wait in line was not extremely long, I would suggest you have seating available for those who wait, especially the elderly and handicapped.