Getting Around Bethlehem

Whether arriving by air or by highway, getting to the Lehigh Valley is easy, and so is getting around while you are here. Lehigh Valley International Airport and is conveniently located between Allentown and Bethlehem. A number of car rental and car service companies have airport locations. The city is also served by Queen City Municipal Airport, a two-runway general aviation facility that was awarded General Aviation Airport of the year by the Eastern Region of the Federal Aviation Administration in 2006. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is a major airport that is about two hours away. As it is a hub for several national airlines, it is easy to get from many airports to Philadelphia non-stop, although it is sometimes cheaper to fly directly to the Lehigh Valley.

US Highway 22 is a main thoroughfare, being a 4 lane limited-access highway with a speed limit of 55 miles per hour through all of the Lehigh Valley except Easton. Drivers coming from points east will want to note that all of the major bridges across the Delaware River (from New Jersey) are free eastbound, but require tolls westbound. Locating the free bridge in Phillipsburg is possible, but not recommended to those unfamiliar with the area. It is called Northampton Street for the adventurous, and only adds about half a mile to the trip (assuming you don't get easily lost). From the southeast and northwest, PA Route 309 provides fairly quick access and is a good road to travel. Interstate 78 and Interstate 476 (PA Turnpike; tolled) intersect very close to the city of Allentown, going in all directions north, south, east, and west. PA Route 33 is the best approach for travelers from I-80 in Mount Pocono and points east.

In the downtown areas, attractions, restaurants and shops are within walking distance of major hotels. A number of buses, tour operators, and taxicabs also provide convenient transportation.

The bus company that gets around in Bethlehem is PAM.