Bethlehem 1Bethlehem is a city located in both Lehigh and Northampton counties, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Home to a population of over 74,900 residents, Bethlehem is the seventh-largest city in the state of Pennsylvania and the second-largest in the Lehigh Valley Metropolitan Area, which is anchored by Allentown, the third-largest city in the state. Bethlehem was founded in 1741, though its current boundaries came around after a merger of Bethlehem with two other townships adjacent to it in 1917. At one point during the mid-20th century Bethlehem was home to one of the largest steel manufacturers in the United States, second only to Pittsburgh, though it closed its doors in 2003.

Basic Facts About Bethlehem

  • Current population: 74,900
  • Current mayor: Robert J. Donchez
  • Total area: 19.4 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: Lehigh, Northampton counties
  • Founded in: 1741
  • Zip codes: 18015-18018, 18020, 18025
  • Area codes: 484, 610

Auto Transport Tips to and from Bethlehem

Bethlehem sits just east of Allentown, the third-largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. Not only that but it sits maybe 50, 60 miles north of Philadelphia, making it that much easier for car shipping carriers to get around the area. This has a positive on your auto transport prices and services, namely in the fact that pickup windows should be shorter and prices should be more competitive. Carriers want to run routes into and through major cities and metropolitan areas, and while Allentown can’t rival Philadelphia or Pittsburgh in size, it’s still fairly large, and Bethlehem sits right next to it.

The main interstate that connects Bethlehem to the rest of the country is I-78, an east-west interstate that connects Harrisburg, the capital, with the Allentown metro area and continues east into New York City. This connects Bethlehem to some of the most heavily-traveled interstates in the U.S. including I-95 near New York City and I-76 near Harrisburg. Not to mention other interstates like I-476 and I-83 that they connect to as well. This ease of access helps keep prices lower, as carriers are more easily able to run profitable routes through the region.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, take a minute to fill out our free online car shipping quote request form. When you do, you’ll receive multiple free quotes in your email inbox from top-rated auto transport companies. Once you have your quotes, you can then compare them against one another to find the right shipper for your specific needs. compare prices and services, talk to a live agent, and find the one that fits your budget and needs. You can also contact one of our own live agents any time by calling us at 800-930-7417, if you have questions or need some help getting your quotes.

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