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Getting Here & Getting Around
Lehigh Valley, PA is conveniently located within a day’s drive of nearly one-third of the total U.S. population. We’re 90 miles from New York City, 60 miles from Philadelphia, and accessible by air to 15 nonstop destinations via the Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE). ABE is a convenient, family-friendly airport offering daily nonstop flights to leisure and business destinations served by Allegiant, American, Delta, and United Airlines.
Your neighborhood airport provides the perfect travel environment for you and your family, with a children’s play area, sensory room, therapy dog program, and “take a book, leave a book program.” Nonstop Destinations to/from Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago Midway, Chicago O’hare, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Myrtle Beach, Nashville, Newark, Orlando Sanford, Philadelphia, Punta Gorda, Sarasota, Savannah/Hilton Head, and St. Pete-Clearwater.
Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANTA) provides accessible daily bus and paratransit service throughout Lehigh and Northampton Counties, with destinations to major employment centers, as well as cultural, recreational, and entertainment venues. LANTA’s My Stop bus tracker app provides real-time trip planning information. Bus service to the nearby metro areas is available via Trans-Bridge Lines, Inc., a family owned and operated Lehigh Valley motorcoach company. The company offers daily service to New York City, Newark Airport (EWR), JFK Airport, pier transportation to Cape Liberty Pier in Bayonne & Manhattan Cruise Terminal, as well as weekday commuter service to Midtown, Wall Street, and Jersey City. Charter bus service throughout the U.S. & Canada is available.
In addition to regional public transit, Uber & Lyft services are prevalent in Lehigh Valley.
General & Event Parking
Up-to-date and general vehicle parking by city is as follows:
- Allentown, please visit the Allentown Parking Authority.
- Bethlehem, please visit the Bethlehem Parking Authority.
- Easton, please visit the Easton Parking Authority.
Please note that the most up-to-date parking information for each event is best found directly on each event’s website.
SteelStacks™ parking for all events (except Musikfest) is free and open to the public in the three large lots along 1st Street. Most events held at SteelStacks™ have onsite parking that attendants can direct you to after dropping off passengers at the main entrance. Additional parking information is available on ArtsQuest website.
Musikfest®, please visit the Musikfest website.
Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem & Christmas City, please visit the Christkindlmarkt Trip Guide.
Motorcoach / RV Parking by City
There are not any off-street or long-term public parking lots or garages that fit motorcoaches or RVs located in downtown Allentown. Three street parking spaces can be reserved in advance with the Allentown Parking Authority. Location will be determined when reserving the space; call the Allentown Parking Authority at (610) 841-9090.
For more information or questions regarding parking in downtown Allentown, please visit the Allentown Parking Authority.
There are not any off-street or long-term public parking lots or garages that fit motorcoaches or RVs located in downtown Bethlehem. Motorcoach buses or RVs (any noncommercial trucks) less than 20 feet in length can park in any commercial, institutional, or residential zone. Motorcoach buses and/or RVs over 20 feet in length are limited to 72 hours in the block that is parked in.
For more information or questions regarding parking in downtown Bethlehem, please visit the Bethlehem Parking Authority.
There are not any off-street or long-term public parking lots or garages that fit motorcoaches or RVs located in downtown Easton. Motorcoach buses or RVs can park on Larry Holmes Drive in downtown Easton. The spaces on Larry Holmes Drive are all standard-size parking spaces. Multiple parking spaces will likely need to be reserved for Motorcoach buses or RV parking. Parking spaces can be reserved and paid for on the “Park Mobile App”.
For more information or questions regarding parking in downtown Easton, please visit the Easton Parking Authority.
Visit a Lehigh Valley Visitors Center for In-person Service
Stop in at any of our convenient Visitor Centers and speak with a knowledgeable and friendly services staff. With two locations in Bethlehem, the Historic Bethlehem Visitors Center (505 Main St.) and at SteelStacks™ (711 E. First St.).
Allentown's Visitor Center is located at America On Wheels (5 N. Front St.). If you're in Easton, visit the The Sigal Museum (342 Northampton St.), or if you happen to be closer to Nazareth, the friendly staff at the Nazareth Area Visitors Center (201 North Main St.) would be delighted to help you.
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