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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Simply click on each moving truck shown above to view individual truck specs including: safety features, towing capacity, fuel economy and of course, the available space-per-truck size. Each rental truck is individually priced to help save you money, time and energy on your move to or from Philadelphia, PA.

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

Chan Woo P. on 9/1/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Everything was very very slow. We came at 2:15 but we had to wait almost hour to get our car.

Richard L. on 8/31/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The line to pick the vehicle up was slow and took a good 15 to 20 minutes. The personnel were OK, but that's as far as I'd go. They were in no hurry to move the line along and were curt. The truck was "tired" to say the least...made a noise when driving that if I wasn't just moving in town I'd have brought it back. Some sort of thumping sound that appeared to be coming from the drive-train. That truck should either be retired from service or properly maintained...does anybody at U-haul EVER test-drive these vehicles. Also I mentioned the noise it was making when I returned it but I'll bet there's no mention of it anywhere in the record (the guy that took my return was nice enough but didn't seem all that concerned with my comments about the way the truck drove).

TROY J. on 8/31/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

did not receive truck there had to do to new location and did not get discount for having to change locations

THOMAS J B. on 8/30/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

To stop stating that trucks are available, when they are not available.

Monica G. on 8/30/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Service was fast and the van was readily available. Maybe it would be nice to clean it on the inside a little bit, there was a funny smell in the van. Otherwise, everything was perfect.

Michael S. on 8/29/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great! Clean and close by. However it was a bit strange that I had to get my own handtruck and pads and put them in the truck myself... I had thought that when you preordered them as part of your package, that they set up your truck for you that way....

cynthia h. on 8/26/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


LAURA L. on 8/25/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

well first of all....dont make me stand in line for 20 minutes and then tell me we need to hook the trailer up....and then get back in line again.... post a sign telling customers what to do if they are there to: • Pick up a truck • Pick up a trailer • Make a reservation • Return a truck • Return a trailer • Buy Supplies Also note their parking is very limited, could they open up a spot near the back to allow customers to drive in and get off the street also...we were running a late...we called and were told there would not be an extra charge...so i am not sure why i was billed 26.95 instead of 18.95...

Christopher A. on 8/25/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Waited for half an hour in line. Van suspension was terrible.

CATHERINE R. on 8/25/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

We returned the truck after hours and had trouble knowing where to park. The lot was over-crowded and there was not good signage to indicate where to leave the vehicle. Otherwise, our experience was excellent.

Judy N. on 8/25/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Abdullah was very helpful which made my transaction smooth.

AARON L. on 8/25/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

The line to check out my reservation took over 40 minutes. Then once there, the representative wasn't able to pull up my reservation so he had to create a new one. Overall the check-out process was so bad that I will probably not use the location again.

CONSTANCE J. on 8/25/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Truck was not in proper order, the light was hanging and it took me 2 times to get some assistance, the store manager was horrible, she sat in her seat drinking coffee and would not move to assist. She has a very smart mouth, and when I asked her to repeat what she said she mumbled under her breath, when I asked to get another truck she told me know and I would have to wait until someone fixed it. I was at the store at 7:15, when you order items shouldn't they be checked before the customer picks up the truck, and as the manager, I would have expected her to offer any assistance she could not just sitting laid back and drinking her coffee. I will be putting this information on the BBB website

NORMAN W L. on 8/25/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

It took a while for the line to move when picking up the vehicle, although that may have been because it was a Sunday.

PAUL U. on 8/24/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Check out seemed quite slow.

ANTONIO U. on 8/24/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The original reservation was made three weeks ahead of time. Two days before the move I was told I could not have a van and the pickup location changed. When I got to the pickup location, they did not have my truck so I had to get it from yet another location. Since it was a truck and not a van, I had to take truck routs. The fact that we had to take another vehicle to Philly and back because there was no three across seating as advertised cost me a lot more money.

JACQUELINE P. on 8/24/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

My rental truck had not been checked in properly from the previous renter. The mileage and gas in the vehicle were not the same as on the contract. The truck had only 1/8 tank of gas, which should have been corrected when the prior renter returned the vehicle.

Michael S. on 8/24/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Friendly check in staff. Felt like they did not want to be there. Have used this before and staff was outstanding. Return staff was awesome

BARBARA A. on 8/23/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

no problems either picking up or dropping off.... Good experience.Made the change online without any problems.

NORTON G. on 8/23/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

We called and were told that someone would be there until 7pm. Arrived at 6:30 -- no one there. Of course, the website said hours were 9-5 or some such, but you'd think a person on the phone at the site would know. Otherwise OK.

WARREN W. on 8/20/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Worst moving experience I have ever had in my life. The customer service when I had a problem was even worse. I rented a trailer to drive across the country. As soon as I got on the highway it was clear that the trailer was not safe to drive anywhere near legal highway speeds with my car even though uhaul certified it could safely tow the trailer. Uhaul claims that their trailers have to be driven below legal highway speeds (less than 45 mph) to be safe in some situations. Going down hill at 40 miles an hour my car was almost pushed off the road. When I returned the trailer and asked for a refund because I obviously could not use it to tow across the country I spent a week getting transferred around customer service before I was promised only a partial refund. The refund was never processed and they won't return my phone calls to find out why. Absolutely the worst customer service I have ever experienced. Uhaul should be embarrassed, apparently they have my money and do not care. I will never use Uhaul again.

Jonathan I. on 8/19/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Service was very good. Thank you.

NICHOLAS G. on 8/19/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The staff were nice but the policies of U-Haul were not--too many nitpicky fees. The people at the store, however, held up well under the constraints of an unreasonable system.

tiffany b. on 8/19/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Everal was very friendly and nice...

SERENA h. on 8/19/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Everything was great their ppl were nice when I went to return the truck . It's was fast and simple didn't even know I was done it was that fast .. Will use again