Lancaster 1Lancaster is a city in as well as the county seat of Fairfield County, in the U.S. state of Ohio. The city is currently home to a population of over 38,700 residents spread out over just under 19 square miles. Founded in 1800, the city was officially incorporated in 1831 and for a number of years was a prosperous agricultural community, thanks in large part to connections to the Hocking and Ohio and Erie Canals. Today, Lancaster is the home of the University of Ohio – Lancaster campus and has a mixed economy of agriculture, retail, government, manufacturing, industry and healthcare.

Basic Facts About Lancaster

  • Current population: 38,700
  • Current mayor: David S. Smith
  • Total area: 18.9 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: Fairfield County
  • Founded in: 1800
  • Zip codes: 43130
  • Area codes: 740

Auto Transport Tips to and from Lancaster

Lancaster sits about twenty miles or so southeast of Columbus, the largest city in Ohio, and places it firmly within the Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area, which by population is the third-largest in the state. This is good news when trying to find car transport services into or out of Lancaster, as it makes it more likely that carriers will be willing to run routes through the city. Car transport companies want to ship cars through major cities along major interstate highways to stick as close to major population centers as possible. In this way, they can easily get from one customer to another, thus earning them more money in a less amount of time and freeing them to offer more competitive (read: lower) prices to their customers.

At the same time, Lancaster sits about twenty miles or so southeast of Columbus, but access is restricted to state highways and local access roadways. While most state highways are able to accommodate trucks the size of auto transport carriers, not all local roads are capable of that. Plus, being that far away from a major interstate can make some shippers hesitate, though at the same time car shipping companies have a wide variety of different locations they can go to out of Lancaster, along with several routes that can take them to a major interstate, so on the whole its location should not affect your prices or your services all that much. If they do, you may be able to find a carrier more quickly by moving your pickup or delivery location closer to Columbus, or at least a major interstate.

If you are interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Lancaster, and are trying to find a company that can help you do it, take a minute to fill out our free online car shipping quote request form. While we won’t ship your vehicle, filling out our form will net you multiple quotes from companies that can. You’ll receive multiple free quotes from top-rated auto transport companies in your email inbox within about an hour, with the first ones usually coming in within minutes of submission. You can compare top companies against one another to find the right shipper for your needs, all from the comfort of your own home or office. You can also contact one of our own live agents any time by calling us toll-free at 800-930-7417, should you have questions, concerns, or need some help getting your quotes.

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