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Routes

trolley iconTrolley Routes 11, 36, 13, 34

Station: Throughout Baltimore, Chester, and Woodland Avenues
Route: 13th Street Station to West Phialdelphia
Frequency: Every 15-30 minutes
Destinations:
  • 30th Street Station
  • Center City Philadelphia
  • Train/Bus to New York City
  • Train to Philadelphia International Airport
  • Shopping Destinations
  • Museums, Art, and Cultural Venues

mfl iconMarket-Frankford Line

Station: 30th Street Station
Route: 69th Street Station to Frankford Station
Frequency: Every 10 minutes or less
Destinations:
  • FREE Transfer from Trolley Routes 11, 36, 13, 34 to Market Frankford Line at 30th Street!
  • The Market Frankford Line is a high speed subway/elevated line serving neighborhoods.
  • West Philadelphia, University City, Center City, Old City, and North Philadelphia.

bsl iconBroad Street Line

Station: City Hall - 15th Street Station
Route: Fern Rock Station to AT&T Station
Frequency: Every 10 minutes or less
Destinations:
  • FREE Transfer from Trolley Routes 11, 36, 13, 34 to Market Frankford Line at 15th Street!
  • The Broad Street Line is a high speed subway line serving neighborhoods.
  • South Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, Temple University, South Street, and Sports Stadiums.

Fares

Mode SEPTA Key Tickets Cash
Single Vehicle*
Bus, El, Subway, Trolley, NHSL
$2.00 ** $2.50
With Transfer*
Bus, El, Subway, Trolley, NHSL
$3.00 ** $3.50
Independence Daily Pass
UNLIMITED travel for 1 day
Bus, El, Subway, Trolley, NHSL,
Zone 1-4 Regional Rail
*** $13.00 $13.00
Zone CC Regional Rail E/W
To PHL Airport VIA Center City
*** $9.25 $10.00

Peak = Weekday Daytime Fare
E/W = Evening (Weekdays after 7pm), Weekend, and Major Holiday Fares
* A free transfer between Subway and El and Trolley routes are available at 30th St, 15 St/City Hall, and 13th St. No additional transfer fare is required.
** Tokens are being phased out, but you can continue to use them. Each token covers $2.00 of your fare and cannot be used on Regional Rail.
*** Support for SEPTA Key on Regional Rail is coming soon.

Save money by purchasing tickets and tokens before travel at SEPTA Sales Locations, Ticket Offices, and the SEPTA Website.
Traveling on Regional Rail? Purchase an Independence Pass for $13. It’s valid for travel all day and provides unlimited travel on all SEPTA services.

Navigate on the Go

The offical SEPTA apps and many third-party apps are available for your smartphone. Apps allow you to check schedules, plan trips, view fares, and even see train/bus locations on a real-time map.

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SEPTA Instant

No smartphone? Text the Stop ID to 41411 on a bus sign for next departures, or view the signs posted in all train stations.

Need travel assistance?

SEPTA Customer Service is ready to help: There are also additional resources online:

'Tap' into SEPTA Key!

Say goodbye to tokens: A SEPTA Key tap card is the new way to pay for fares! It is currently being rolled out across the SEPTA sysyem.

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Riding Tips

Make the Safe Choice Make the safe choice!
  • Stay behind the yellow line or curb at all times and wait for the vehicle to stop before boarding.
  • Board only at designated stops and stations and stay within the view of the operator.
To make your trip easier
  • Have your fare ready for inspection or deposit into the farebox.

What is the SEPTA YAC?

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Composed of young riders from Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties, the Youth Advisory Council is SEPTA’s primary outreach group to riders ages 14 to 22. The Youth Advisory Council advocates student needs to SEPTA leadership, assists SEPTA in creating promotions, provides outreach to the region’s youth, and educates peers about services and special events.

The YAC was first convened in September 2009, after a competitive application process that drew interest from college and high school students across the Delaware Valley. The youth serving on the YAC represent Philadelphia and suburban youth from a variety of universities and high schools. Membership is open to those between 16 and 23 years of age who reside or attend school in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, or Montgomery counties.

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