Travel to Bethlehem by different means. When you’re getting in, you can do that by plane, bus, or a private car on a road trip. So let us discuss all the modes of transportation going in and around Bethlehem, PA.
Great news for those who plan on taking a vacation or simply visit Bethlehem; the Lehigh Valley International Airport is located nearby, specifically just about ten to fifteen minutes north of the city’s downtown. This airport serves a large portion of the Lehigh Valley (region) metropolitan area. It is currently served by several legacy carriers like Continental Express, Delta Connection, United Express, and the US Airways. Good thing is the airport is just on the outskirts north of the town. You can take Airport Road south and then reach Route 22 east, get off at the exit for Schoenersville Road. At this point, you just have to make a left as soon as you reach the end of the ramp. Follow the road until you reach Elizabeth Avenue. Just like that, you’re now in Bethlehem!
But aside from the Lehigh Valley International Airport, there are also other airports near or within the vicinity of the city of Bethlehem. These are Philadelphia International Airport and the Newark International Airport.
If you hate flying, good news is you can actually get to downtown Bethlehem with utmost convenience by car. You can also come from all sorts of directions when going on a road trip. If you come from New York and Newark, just take I-78 East to Exit 67, then turn right into PA-412 North. In four miles, you will reach the South Side of Bethlehem.
If you come from Philadelphia, simply take the I-476 and reach the Lehigh Valley Exit to US-22 East, and to PA-378 South. The expressway will then end at bridge between downtown and south side of the city of Bethlehem.
Supposed you’re coming from Poconos; in this case, take PA-33 South to its terminus to I-78 East to Exit 67. At this point, turn right going to PA-412 North. PA-412 then enables you to reach the South Side of the city.
There are daily coach services to Bethlehem if you don’t have the luxury of driving your own car. Buses usually depart from the Park & Ride at I-78 and Route 412 in the south of the city. Bieber Tours have buses for Bethlehem and Philadelphia; Trans-Bridge Lines cater to several points in New York.
Getting Around the City
If you limit your visit to the downtown areas of the city, you can simply enjoy the views and lights while on foot. But if you want to visit residential neighborhoods as well as neighboring towns, then you can instead drive your car around, call a taxi, or go for a tourist bus within the city. If you’re taking your car with you, don’t worry because Bethlehem has several lots and public garages where you can safely park your vehicle. So that’s it. All you have to do right now is start packing your bags and decide on how to go about your visit to Bethlehem.