Bristol 1Bristol is a borough located in Bucks County, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, that is currently home to a population of over 9,700 residents. Bristol was first incorporated in 1720 and though it’s charter was revised in 1905, its original charter is still in effect, making it one of the oldest continually-inhabited communities in Bucks County. Located just over 20 miles northeast of Philadelphia, Bristol was originally a shipbuilding and manufacturing town, though in more recent years – and thanks in part to the wave of deindustrialization that hit the U.S. starting in the late 1960’s – it has switched to a more residential area as opposed to industrial.

Basic Facts About Bristol

  • Current population: 9,700
  • Current mayor: Joseph Saxton
  • Total area: 1.9 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: Bucks County
  • Founded in: 1720
  • Zip codes: 19007
  • Area codes: 215

Auto Transport Tips to and from Bristol

Bristol, as mentioned, sits only 23 miles northeast of Philadelphia, which really makes it a lot easier for auto transport carriers to get to and from. Auto shippers prefer to run routes into and out of major metropolitan areas, generally bedroom cities that surround major cities, such as Philadelphia. Bristol’s location makes it a lot easier for auto shippers running routes into and out of Philadelphia to include it in their run, which tends to keep your prices a bit lower and pickup/delivery windows a bit shorter.

It really helps that Bristol sits along Interstate 95, one of the most heavily-traveled interstate highways in the entire United States and one of the most prominent routes for auto shippers to take – it gives them access to the two largest auto transport markets in the country in New York and Florida, which is great for customers because it generally means lower prices and faster pickup and delivery times. You may be able to save some money by moving your pickup or delivery out of Bristol and somewhere closer to where the carrier is actually going, but you’ll want to discuss that with a live representative for more information.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Bristol, Pennsylvania, make sure to take a minute and fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. If you do, you’ll get multiple free quotes emailed to you from top auto transportation companies completely free of charge, and once you have your quotes you can then begin to compare prices and services to find the right shipper for your needs. We clear every company that will send you a quote for dependability and reliability, so you can rest assured your quotes will come only from top auto shipping companies. You can also speak to one of our own live agents any time by contacting us toll-free at 800-930-7417.

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