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!

$19.95 Pickup truck and cargo van rentals


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

Customer reviews

BARRY M. on 5/28/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The young woman on staff at 4 pm yesterday was polite, professional and very proficient

GARY A. on 5/28/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

All good.

ALJIA D. on 5/28/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Stop requiring broom sweeping at return and treating to charge 30.00 service fee if not completely clean. Moving sometimes cresting dome residue (dirt,dust,sand).;and a broom is not handy. But worse to make a customer sweep at return check in under a threat to charge a service fee is not customer friendly

Danielle M. on 5/27/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I didn't go inside, just dropped off with attendant outside, and she was good!

MARCOO K. on 5/27/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

More cargo trucks to choose from, In case of sudden change in personal cargo.

Zakiya N. on 5/26/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I would recommend hiring more employees and making the counter area larger.

richard H. on 5/25/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The employees at UHaul, 48th and Chestnut are terrific. They were all friendly, helpful and efficient. Its a pleasure doing business with such a great truck rental facility and its so close to the city!

SHAWN M. on 5/23/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Quick and Easy for both Check-In & Check Out. No hassels at all. Customer Service was professional and Facility is clean.

linnae h. on 5/22/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Less of a wait time

austin j. on 5/20/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Charges on u-haul contract were unclear and am not sure how to read how much was charged on my credit card.

FIRAS S. on 5/19/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Truck was not clean from inside, tire pressure light was going off even the tire pressure was fine. It helps to have the navigation as an option.

DARRYL L. on 5/18/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I have used U-Haul auto carriers many times. I like the size and ease of use. I had booked to a differnt location but was advised the day before the carrier would be at the Chestnut location. They only had one carrier. Both safety chains were missing (front and rear). I proceeded to the location where I was picking up the car. I passed the other U-Haul location (less than a mile from my pick-up) and observed auto carriers (2or 3). Upon loading I used some 500lbs tie downs as safety and to keep the rear end in place. Twice I stopped because they broke. An hour later I broke another one. After 4 hours of travel I stopped in my town. Upon pulling away I observed the cars rear moved to the side and had slipped one of the front tire straps. This could have been a very dangerous situation without any safety chains. Your employee in Vestal stated that trailer should never have gone out.

Neshemah K. on 5/17/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Getting the u-haul van isn't as competitive with the market. It's cheaper to get a zipcar van or enterprise carshare van than the u-haul van. You have to pay for gas, the mileage, other taxes, and the flat u-haul rate when you can get all of those things included (with no additional charges) if you have a zipcar or carshare plan and need to reserve a canto move things.

JOHN D. on 5/17/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Have more vehicles that aren't just the 24hr city rental.

Lerence M. on 5/17/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

price for a $19.99 9' van rental was much higher than expected for small short distanced move job that took a little over an hour...ridiculous!

VINCENT B. on 5/16/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

After returning the vehicle and handing the keys directly to a staff member, I went home assuming my uhaul experience was concluded. Two days later, I received a rather frantic voicemail asking when I intended to return the vehicle. I was unable to reach a human at this location to explain that the vehicle had been returned two days earlier. Instead, I could only speak with call center staff who indicated they would "make a note of it." Eventually, I received an emailed confirmation that the vehicle was returned (quite unlike the frantic / rude voicemail I received earlier). How do you make a van disappear? Take up magic or find work at this uhaul. "One star, zero if I could."

Samantha W. on 5/13/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The only issue we had was that the mirrors on the truck didn't stay in place. They moved whenever the truck went over a bump. It made it difficult to see, but we managed. We reported the issue when we dropped off the key. Hopefully, it will get fixed.

MARY W. on 5/13/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Very convenient layout, efficiently run. I also appreciated the 800-number customer service - very helpful and very effective.

OLUFEMI S. on 5/10/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Grate service

Willie W. on 5/10/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I was quite please with professionalism of staff, and my request for rental was handled more than satifactorily. wmw

GEORGE M. on 5/10/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

The mileage rate on the weekend is very high

Bobby W. on 5/9/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

no comments

KENYATTA M. on 5/9/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

U haul rep asked me for cash when I showed his I paid in full with my card than he charged me card a 2nd time! I called customer service and they did not help me and hung up!!!!!

DAWN K. on 5/7/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Customer service was great. Long wait due to under staff. Vehicle was in ok condition. Bad odor.

VERNICE L. on 5/6/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I've rented from them in the past overall they are an excellent location. However the truck had very hot heat near the driving pedals which made the driving uncomfortable. if I had to drive a long distance I couldn't have driven that truck