Bastrop 1Bastrop is a city in as well as the county seat of Bastrop, County, in the U.S. state of Texas. Home to a population of just over 7,200 residents, Bastrop is a minor part of the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos Metropolitan Statistical Area, a major metro area in the state of Texas that is commonly known as Greater Austin. The town was originally platted in summer 1832. It was incorporated in 1837. Bastrop has remained a small town on the outskirts of Austin despite several major factors contributing to the growth of almost the entire rest of the metro area, but residents of Bastrop tend to enjoy the quiet life and the small-town atmosphere. Bastrop was one of the first cities founded in Texas, and today has 131 different buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, which makes Bastrop one of the most “historical” cities in the state.

Basic Information About Bastrop

  • Current population: 7,200
  • Current mayor: Ken Kesselus
  • Total area: 9.1 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: Bastrop County
  • Founded in: 1832
  • Zip codes: 78602
  • Area codes: 512, 737

Auto Transport Tips to and from Bastrop

Bastrop sits well away from Austin proper, and really sits on the outskirts of the entire metropolitan area, accessible only by state highways. This is kind of a double-whammy when it comes to trying to ship a vehicle into or out of Bastrop, and why most carriers will likely charge more to get it to or from the city. Areas like Austin are generally popular auto transport locations, and many of their bedroom cities share that ease of access, but Bastrop is out in the boonies, more or less, acessible only via state highways and local roads, which makes it more difficult to get to quickly and cheaply.

That said, you may be able to shorten your pickup and delivery windows and also save some money by moving your pickup or delivery location out of Bastrop and into Austin proper, or somewhere else in the metropolitan area that your carrier can fill you in on. This is a great cost-saving move, and saves everyone time and effort since you’re making your shippers’ job that much easier. They don’t have to drive out of their way and waste time and fuel, so prices tend to go down, and since you’re showing you’re picking up or delivering in Austin, it’s more enticing for carriers to haul it.

Of course, it depends on what company you book your shipment with, what carriers they tend to use, the routes the trucks are running and the time of year, but you can get all that information and a price by filling out our free online quote request form. It’s fast and easy ,and when you do you’ll get quotes from multiple different auto transport companies that can ship your vehicle from or to anywhere in the United States. It’s completely free, takes only a minute, and you can get in touch with direct representatives of those companies and discuss your shipment with them directly, and you can also call us with questions or concerns at 800-930-7417 any time to speak to one of our live agents.

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