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

Shawn M. on 1/22/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Staff was very professional and helpful. The person checking in the vehicles took great pride in his work and the maintenance and upkeep of the vans! Great overall experience.

MOYURUDDIN H. on 1/20/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

My miles for the truck rental was only 8 miles but the clerk listed it as 10. Are the miles rounded up to the nearest tenth?

JOLANDA W. on 1/19/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great store manager

Pamela B. on 1/14/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Please inspect all dings and dents, including front windshield.

Jada R. on 1/14/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I had a great experience. The manger and the worker that was there was very helpful.

Roxanne H. on 1/12/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

my service was exceptional. I have no concerns.

sharida g. on 1/12/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The employees are very courteous . Patience is a virtue and they practice it at University City U-Haul Respect is given to the customer even on rainy days when a customer might not be SO sunshiney .That you for a good experience. Look forward to my next visit.

GONZALO M. on 1/9/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

dirty and low maintenance truck

NICO D. on 1/9/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

When I arrived to drop off an auto transport there was a long line that did not move. The staff here seem very slow and unresponsive. Customer service is not their strong point, nor is efficiency. I recognize they can get very busy at times but the Athens, GA, location gets just as busy and handles it much better -- plus the Athens folks seem to actually care and be motivated, unlike the folks at this Philadelphia location. I wish the folks here in Philly would learn a thing or two about efficiency and customer service from the folks in Athens!

DARREN H. on 1/5/2015
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Please take me out.of your data base as I will no longer be using your business, thank you in advance.

Tiffany B. on 1/5/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Smooth sailing the lady at the counter was well informed and friendly considering it was a rainy cold Sunday.

BILLY W. on 1/5/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I would avoid this location. The attendant took a long time to help me. I had to wait 15 minutes even though there was no one else there. Then I had to hook the trailer up by myself because the attendant(s) helped a Muslim woman who was a regular customer, fill 6 propane tanks even though she arrived after I did. When I finally did get assistance it was bare minimum. I would advise avoiding this location if picking up equipment

TreVai P. on 12/29/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The cab of the truck smelled intensely of cigar smoke and triggered my asthma.

David J. on 12/23/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Mileage payment was not accurate, which I did not notice until arriving at home-- I was billed for too many extra miles, effectively erasing the "milage credit" I was given at pick-up.

HORACE S. on 12/22/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The workers are customer service friendly which is very important for business. The equipment was good. This branch is pretty good.

RUSSELL B. on 12/22/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Excellent customer service and advice for our move from Philly. The manager was very helpful and handled all the customers in the office and paperwork. I found the truck to be ready at the pre-arranged pickup time and was in and out of the rental office in preparation for a long-haul trip in no time.

sharida g. on 12/20/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I had a pick up between 7:00am-7:15. I was running a little late. It takes about 10 - 15 minutes to go over contract information. Questions & options have to be discussed and written. U-Haul manager Laneesha H.was very thorough in explaining policy in a swift fashion. I didn't look at the clock constantly but she knew that I was pressed for time. We exchanged small holiday talk to make the time fly while she was processing the contract. I will continue using U-Haul of University City. Blessed Holiday season to the staff and management. Thank You.

N LEE K. on 12/20/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My favorite aspect of the West Philadelphia location is that it is accessible by public transportation. It would have helped me if there had been better instructions for how to adjust the side-view mirrors. U-Haul should change their policy and allow one-way rentals of the vans.

HECTOR C. on 12/20/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

The lady who was there as the manager or customer rep. was so rude and unprofessional and should be sent for a proper training and or be made to be under someone who can really apply managerial skills. She does not qualify to be on that position.

Ikia B. on 12/16/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Air out or febreze vehicle. Clean windows and mirrors.

JAMES H. on 12/15/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great service

Robert W. on 12/8/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

guy rushed up on me calling sir feom several feet away instead of just approaching professionally and beginning his process of taking reads re return of vehicle . i checked him on it & left him the keys i was highly offended at his below average acumen

BARRY L. on 12/8/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The staff was very nice.

Jasmine S. on 12/8/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Sundays are always busy very busy days, but there's never enough staff to help the flow of customers. People wait almost an hour in line. Need a little more staff on Sundays.

Olivia P. on 12/4/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The staff was pleasant, efficient and knowledgeable. I use this location every time that I need to rent a truck..