Carbondale 1Carbondale is a city located in Lackawanna County, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The city is a part of the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Metropolitan Statistical Area, the fourth-largest in Pennsylvania.

Carbondale was first founded in 1824, primarily as a mining town. It was the home of the first deep-vein anthracite coal mine in the United States and quickly grew into a major manufacturing and distribution area in the region.

Over time, the anthracite coal industry has floundered, and though the city still sees some coal mining today most of its economy is now based on retail and other service-based industries.

Basic Facts About Carbondale

  • Current population: 8,900
  • Current mayor: Justin M. Taylor
  • Total area: 3.2 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: Lackawanna County
  • Founded in: 1824
  • Zip codes: 18407
  • Area codes: 570

Auto Transport Tips to and from Carbondale

Carbondale sits about 15 miles north of Scranton, well within the Scranton-Wilkes Barre metro area. This bodes well for car shipping services into and out of Carbondale, as auto transport carriers can quickly get into and out of the area without having to go too far off the beaten path.

Scranton itself is fairly large, all things considered, which means it sees its fair share of auto transport traffic. Carbondale, given its size, does not, but its proximity to Scranton may make it a bit cheaper and faster to ship a vehicle to or from anyway.

At the same time, Carbondale sits along no major interstate highways, and Scranton only sits along I-81, which to be fair is a pretty busy interstate. At the same time, its route takes it through areas in western Maryland, Virginia and down south into Tennessee, and there are no major cities it hits except Harrisburg and Knoxville.

This makes the route less cost-effective for carriers, as it takes them through less popular vehicle shipping areas. This can raise prices into and out of Scranton, and Carbondale as a result, but you’ll want to discuss it with your auto transport company for more information.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Carbondale, take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. When you do, you’ll receive a free quote to ship your vehicle right away. If you have questions, would like a quote over the phone, or are ready to ship your vehicle, take a minute to talk to one of our own live representatives at 800-930-7417 any time.

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