More than one-third of the nation's population is within overnight highway delivery from Schuylkill County.

The lush, bountiful beauty of Schuylkill County's majestic mountains and green pastures make it easy to forget that the county is situated in one of the most convenient locations in the state.

With backdoor access to Interstates 78, 80, and 81, and a short commute to Interstates 76 and 84, Schuylkill County makes it easy to reach a multitude of destinations. In addition, State Routes 61, 209, and 309 serve all sections of the county and are part of the National Highway System road network.

 

Railroads - Schuylkill County is served by the Reading and Northern Railroad, headquartered in Port Clinton. This 315 mile regional railroad serves eight counties in the state and handles over 23,000 carloads of freight a year. The Reading and Northern owns a fleet of nearly 800 freight cars and 22 modern locomotives. The railroad provides daily service on 133 miles of track in Schuylkill County and interchanges to both Norfolk Southern Railroad and Canadian Pacific Railroad to connect Schuylkill County to the entire international transportation market. Rail service by Reading and Northern is available to several industrial development sites in Schuylkill County.

 

Airports/Air Services - The Schuylkill County Airport, located outside of Minersville, has a 4,600-foot paved runway capable of handling medium transport, passenger and small jet aircraft. The airport is operated by the Schuylkill County Airport Authority. Air freight and commercial air services are available within 60 minutes in Allentown, Harrisburg, Avoca, and Reading. The Philadelphia International Airport is a 2.5 our drive over our Interstate Highways and Turnpike System.

Package Delivery - In addition to post offices within the communities, Schuylkill County is served by all of the major package handlers. United Parcel Service has distribution terminals near Pottsville and Tamaqua.

Mass Transportation

  • Taxi - Available in larger communities
  • Bus- The Schuylkill Transportation System (STS) provides bus service to most sections of the county, both on a mass transit and demand response basis.