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
  • 24 hour dropoff

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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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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

Joyce D. on 5/3/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Bring truck back from time you picked it up. No problem to report.

MICHAEL E. on 5/3/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Man at the counter who gave me the truck was polite and efficient. I dropped the truck off and received an inaccurate fuel charge of $7 which I couldn't contest in person as I dropped the truck off overnight.

Nafeesa A. on 5/3/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Job well done..

Cynthia P. on 5/3/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

You have good customer service.

Michael K. on 5/2/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Never do a double booking. I booked a 17 inches truck for 24 hours on Saturday, April 23rd to pick up on Saturday, April 30th but was told I could not have for 24 hours because someone has booked it earlier that it has to be returned 2:30pm the following day causing unnecessary stressful situation and still charging the standard fee! How can you do a double booking ( an unjust and unprofessional practice) and still charge the standard fee?

IRENE M. on 5/2/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Store was busy when I went to pick up my rental, but the three employee's handled the busy atmosphere very well. I had a small problem with my online rental but the young man checking me out handled it very smoothly and I was out the door in 15 minutes. Great staff!

tekoah j. on 4/28/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

This is by far the worst experience I have ever had with any U-haul Center. Upon renting my truck (20 foot) the lady advised me to drop it off at any center, even though I had specifically asked her for an exact drop-off location since I was doing an out of state on-way trip. After moving in, we googled a drop off location and proceeded to take the truck. When we arrived and asked for help the man behind the window told us rudely that he could not accept the truck because they were at capacity and if we left the truck he would have to charge us a fee. I called U-haul and spoke to customer service, detailing what was happening. I was upset at this point but I was doing my best to be positive in hopes to find a solution. Customer service gave me a 2nd location to drop off (20 minutes away) and we were on our way. We arrived at an obscure, desolate looking parking lot at the corner of a tiny residential block that was gated and had been locked up for the night. First off, it took an extreme amount of time and patience to even turn the 20 foot truck onto this super tiny block; I literally missed scraping the side of another car just by the skin on my teeth. Then, there was literally NO WHERE TO PARK THE TRUCK!!! I had pulled the truck into a "no parking" zone across the street and once again called customer service. I explained my situation and the woman on the other line basically said "I don't know what to tell you". So I asked her who would know what to tell me??? I spoke to her for about 10 minutes then decided that the conversation was a waste of breath and bad for my blood pressure so I politely ended the call. My SO, God bless his sweet soul, suggested that we take matters into our own hands and drop it off at an actual Center and simply drop the keys into the drop box on-site. So that is what we did. Needless to say, I will NEVER use U-Haul ever again for anything.

Sharon C. on 4/28/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

If you book on line for 24 hours they should accomidate you and not make you bring it back early

Ali B. on 4/27/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The whole experience was great and smooth. No time wasted. Thanks for your great company and staff at this location.

SHARIDA G. on 4/26/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Not a Thing....Totally and utterly satisfied.Looking forward to my next rental.Thank you f o r your fine customer service.

Kevin Y. on 4/26/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I originally made my reservation online. I had to change the actual moving date twice due to working commitments. The rate I had on my reservation was $.59 per mile for my truck. This rate remained each time that I changed the date online. When I was about to change my reservation online for the final time, I received a phone call from the location 1st. They changed the reservation so I didn't have to go online to do so. But, when I arrived I learned that they were charging me $.89 per mile. They increased my cost per mile by thirty cents. I feel this was very unprofessional and tacky. Other than being sneakily overcharged, I would have easily recommended the location to others. Now I can't in good conscience recommend them at all.

Sylvia A. on 4/23/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

We received great customer service

Sharida G. on 4/18/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Just steady the course. Supreme customer service is given at this location. Customer wait time is understandable when knowing when it's your turn you will be given the same 1 on 1 experience.Thank You.Management should be proud.

Sharida G. on 4/18/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Windshield wiper fluid. Picture perfect sunny skies.The van is state of the Art , yet there was a lot of sun glare. I will ask Uhaul staff to show me how to press the release for windshield wiper fluid. My Uhaul experience was a delight.The design of this Uhaul vehicle i makes it FUN to drive.Thank you

Elena L. on 4/17/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

So far, so good. Like that you recycle boxes and have that available for others.

Clara Mae V P. on 4/17/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

All were very helpful and addressed all of my inquiries thoroughly. Very pleasant group of people.

Bryce R. on 4/16/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Every Van should be equipped with trailer hitch gear and a locking mechanism.

Catrina S. on 4/13/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The service was fine,however I recommend that the sales associate notify the customer as to where to return the vehicle when returning. The man seemed annoyed when I parked it where the truck was picked up from

nizam h. on 4/13/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Its a great location to rent from....they are always stock with vehicles so far as i know ??

Deborah T. on 4/10/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Nothing...I was in and out quickly for both pickup and drop off. The staff was very friendly and pleasant.

Sharida G. on 4/10/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Not a thing.Helpful and courteous staff. Vehicles were well maintained and clean.I liked the leather seats in the truck this trip.Looking forward to my next rental, which will be soon. Thanks

Earnest M. on 4/4/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I was in and out in 15 minutes Extremely efficient

CARMELITA W. on 4/2/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Your company is great as usual. I appreciate the convenience ofor many locations and the fastate and courteous service the employees give me.

sharon s. on 4/1/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I rented from this location in the past and has always been satisifed with my experience. Thank you, again.

tamika s. on 4/1/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

They need to have more employees because they were so crowded in the store