U-Haul of University City

U-Haul of University City

Share |


4857 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19139

(215) 471-4137

(Btwn 48th & 49th)
Driving directions


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

View Rentals

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!

Get FREE moving truck, pickup truck and cargo van rental quotes at U-Haul of University City

Zip/postal code or city, state/province
Zip/postal code or city, state/province

Available Trucks

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

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

Dick M. on 8/18/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

It was in a pretty tough part of Philadelphia. They were swamped when I happened to come in to drop off.

JAMAL C. on 8/18/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Get more staff to alievate the lonnnng lines. Also I stood there while the person at the desk told a customer their wasn't any cargo vans left for rental, then goes into the system which I believe he deletes my reservation. When I get to the counter my reservation is magically canceled. Poor customer service!!!!!

TAMARA S. on 8/18/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Each employee displayed very prompt & curious service. Excellent customer service.

TOM S. on 8/18/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Have what is reserved 7 days in advance available. The trailer was not locked down correctly and came off on the highway nearly causing a multi-car accident. If we would have received the truck ordered there wouldn't have been a need for a trailer!

Nicholas G. on 8/17/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I was scammed, the gas tank read full when I got it so I was instructed to return it as full. I only drove 14 miles and to fill the tank was 6 gallons of gas or $22. There's no way the UHaul cargo van gets 2.33 MPG, absolute rip off, will never use UHaul EVER again.

Amber E. on 8/17/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I would first like to say that usually, I have good service at Uhaul but yesterday was a whole new ball game. This morning I reserved an auto transport dolly at the N. 13th location in Philadelphia, PA. When I arrive, they state the dolly I want is not available at that location. The person was helpful and gives me a number to call so I did not have to call all over the city for. Long story short, I find the dolly at the university location, 48th & chestnut, Philadelphia, pa. When I arrive, I had to wait 30 minutes before being seen due to a line of only 3 people ahead of me but one cashier who did not know what he was doing. When I get him, he tells me they have this dolly I need but my reservation is not in the system for this location. I explained the situation and he states its fine; walk outside and they can hook-up the dolly. After getting the dolly hooked, I had to go back in and wait in line all over again. Now I finally get him after 20 minutes this time around. When I get him, he has to do everything all over in the system again. This took another 30 minutes which was upsetting but was happy to finally be finished. Now this was all to yesterday; I decided that I only needed it for a few hours instead of 24 hours. I return it and they tell my husband that I will be charged $70 instead of $59.35. This is upsetting because the extra cost could not be explained. Now I would like to make a complaint against this location and have the manager's name. I would to know what the extra cost is for as the charge hold is $59.35. Uhaul process of how they handle there customers at this location is very poor and needs improvement. I will be writing my review and will not be good. This was a nightmare and I have a 19 month old daughter so my time is very crucial. Thank you, Amber Ettienne

Sean M. on 8/16/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Most of the staff was very helpful, however the truck was not prepared at the respective pickup time because they were just beginning to process some repairs on it. Additionally, one of the managers (at least she seemed to be a manager from the way other people reacted to her) was extremely rude when we noticed a discrepancy in how much fuel was in the car.

OLUWASEUN E. on 8/16/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

The staff had a bad attitude and my overall experience was unsatisfactory. I am very dissatisfied with the quality of service that was provided to me.

GERALD A. on 8/15/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I returned the rental and they called me the next day to say what time I was going to bring the rental back I told them I already returned it

Michelle M. on 8/15/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Service was excellent and fast. Sales Associate was very efficient and courteous. Van was clean and this location was very well supplied with equipment to meet the consumers needs. I would recommend them to friends.

JEFF E. on 8/15/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

It was good experience overall.

SARA B. on 8/14/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Nothing- staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

SABINA J. on 8/13/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I want to thank the staff for providing assistance to the best of their ability.

JOHNNY L. on 8/13/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

I go to this location to rent truck from you 3 to 4 times a month and every time I go there is always only one or two people working and it takes 45 minutes either check your truck in 45 minutes to get one right out.... Why is this Location starting to go down with customer service it used to be so good.

BRENDA ANN C. on 8/12/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I never received an e-mail letting me know the final cost.

MATT W. on 8/12/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

I made a reservation 1 week in advance for a 9 am Sunday pickup in Havertown PA. Then I received a phone call in the afternoon the day before moving telling me that my reservation was changed to 12 pm in Philadelphia. After calling customer service the agent was able to get a truck for 9 am as originally requested, but said I would still have to drive down into the city (where i was very nervous about driving a large truck). When we arrived to pick up the truck the manager was nice but we had to wait because the truck was not ready. With the stress of moving this last minute change was very frustrating.

MATTHEW S. on 8/12/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Perform basic maintenance on your trucks.

milton m. on 8/12/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Service was very good. The people you have at that location know their business. I enjoy doing business there.

perry J. on 8/11/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

The young lady Kelly that works at this location is very unprofessional and rude. I didn't know that your employees are allowed to cruse at your customers.

SHELLEY R. on 8/11/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My mileage charge was inaccurate- overcharged by one mile.