San Bernardino 1San Bernardino is a city located in the Riverside-San Bernardino Metropolitan Area, also known as the “Inland Empire.” Located in San Bernardino County, it is home to over 209,000  residents, is the second-largest city in the Inland Empire area, after Riverside, and serves as the county seat for all of San Bernardino County. The city is one of the oldest cities in the state of California, first established in 1810, and was primarily a trading hub in southern California, though to start it was little more than a few scattered farms. It would not be until after incorporation in 1857 that the city began to grow and really establish itself in the newly-formed Inland Empire. Today, San Bernardino is one of the poorest cities in the United States, next to Detroit, Michigan, and also the poorest in the state of California.

Basic Facts About San Bernardino

  • Current population: 209,000
  • Current mayor: Carey Davis
  • Total area: 56.6 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: San Bernardino County
  • Founded in: 1810
  • Zip codes: 92401-92408, 92410-92415, 92418, 92420, 92423, 92424, 92427
  • Area codes: 909

Auto Transport Tips to and from San Bernardino

San Bernardino got big on the back of the transportation industry, and it makes sense that they would have a well-built and established infrastructure for moving goods in and out of the city. This heritage makes auto transportation to and from the area easier for carriers, which is great news for you. It helps to keep prices lower and pickup and delivery turnaround times quicker in the long run.

San Bernardino sees two major interstates pass through it in Interstate 10, running east-west, and Interstate 15, running north-south. Both interstates link up to major metro areas themselves (Los Angeles and San Diego, respectively), and that makes it easier for carriers to get into and out of the area. San Bernardino also has an auxiliary interstate of I-15, Interstate 215, servicing the eastern parts of the city.

Despite these bonuses, San Bernardino’s prices will likely be higher due to the fact that it sits in the Inland Empire, which is an area not all that popular for carriers because it’s so out of the way. Though it is a major metropolitan area in the state of California, the Inland Empire is nonetheless rather remote as far as major cities goes, and this can cause some prices to jump depending on the route your shipper is taking. We recommend speaking with an auto transport professional regarding the most current pricing and up to date route information for the most reliable quotes possible.

Local References

San Bernardino Zip Codes Include:

92401, 92402, 92403, 92404, 92405, 92406, 92407, 92408, 92410, 92411, 92412, 92413, 92415, 92418, 92423, 92427