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Location is everything…and you can definitely get there from here! Northampton County’s position in the Lehigh Valley provides easy access to major highways and byways! {Photo By Hub Wilson} Lehigh Valley International AirportEaston, Bethlehem and all of Northampton County are located almost directly on one of the most important Interstate highways in the mid-Atlantic region – I-78. Both cities are also located on a major 4-lane arterial highway that parallels I-78 - Route 22, which provides residents with quick access to schools and colleges, health care, and shopping throughout Northampton County.

When your business or home is located in Northampton County, you are literally minutes from your destination, whether that’s the regional distribution center or hospital where you work, or from a golf or tennis club, or from baseball or soccer for your children. Thanks to an ever-improving network of connecting roads that lead to I-78 and Route 22, the families that live and work in Northampton County are never more than minutes from their destinations; getting around this beautiful part of Pennsylvania could not be easier.

In terms of the various transportation options that make your business efficient, Northampton County’s highway, rail and air infrastructure are comparable to all of the major metro areas nationwide. Our proximity to all the Northeast metro markets and our superb transportation system provide a perfect combination for companies that need to deliver (or get deliveries) on time.

Highway Distances from
Easton, the County Seat
Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) 14 Miles
Center City Philadelphia 58
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) 81
Newark International Airport (EWR) 61
Manhattan 71
Harrisburg 98
Baltimore 160
Washington, DC 196
Boston 285
Pittsburgh 296

A business location in Northampton County offers unbeatable access to every market in the Northeast; and four of the nine major U.S. markets (45% of U.S. manufacturers and 41% of U.S. domestic trade and service industries) are within a day’s drive of Northampton County.

You’ll find getting around Northampton County and beyond is convenient and easy; whether by car, bus, rail or air.

Residents of Northampton County have almost immediate access to four high-speed highways - Route 22, I-78, I-80 and I-476. Competitive common carrier rates are available to every business. If you’re traveling by bus, Greyhound provides direct or connecting service to all parts of the nation. Bieber Tourways and Trans-Bridge Lines offer daily commuter service to various cities, including Philadelphia, New York City and Atlantic City, as well as to the Newark and JFK International Airports. Valley Rapid Transit – Silverline EXPRESS provides efficient service throughout the Lehigh Valley - Easton to Allentown - with stops at Palmer, Westgate and Lehigh Valley Malls, at a cost of just $2.00 for the entire day.

The Lehigh and Northampton Transit Authority (LANTA) provides public bus service to Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and their suburbs. LANTA serves more than four million passengers annually with a network of 26 fixed bus routes; providing daily, later evening and weekend service. According to LANTA, more than 380,000 people live within walking distance of a metro route.

Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) is centrally located just off Route 22, just five miles from downtown Bethle-hem and fourteen miles from downtown Easton. ABE is served by Air Canada’s Air Georgian, Continental Connection, Continental Express, Delta Connection, Northwest AirLink, Northwest Airlines, Southeast Airlines, United Express, US Airways, and US Airways Express – with as many as fifty departures per day to destinations throughout the Northeast and to Canada, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and numerous destinations in Florida.

Three taxi companies provide 24/7 service throughout all of Northampton County.





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