Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties
When riding on a City or Suburban Transit service, exact fare must be used.
The base cash fare for bus, trackless trolley, subway, and trolley service is $2.00. Cash is accepted for travel on all services. Exact fare must be used.
Regional Rail fares are based on zones. Knowing the zone of the station you are boarding and traveling to will help you determine the correct fare.
The base cash fare for Paratransit and Shared Ride service is $4.00.
Tokens provide a discount off our base cash fare and cost $1.55 each.
Tokens may only be purchased in packs of two or more. Two cost $3.10; five are $7.75, and a ten pack costs $15.50. They are also available for bulk purchase.
Tokens may not be returned at any time for a refund.
A transfer may be purchased for an additional $1.00 when a trip requires more than one transit service in the same direction of travel. A re-transfer may also be purchased for an additional $1.00. The purchase of a transfer must occur when a customer boards the first service used; a re-transfer is purchased on the second service.
Transfers are sold on a bus, trolley, trackless trolley or Norristown High Speed Line onboard; and from a cashier booth attendant on the Market-Frankford Line and Broad Street Line.
There are three locations where customers may transfer for free between services. Signs and announcements often refer to this as a free interchange.
15th Street/City Hall Station provides a free interchange between the Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line and Trolley Lines
13th Street/Juniper Station provides a free interchange between the Market-Frankford Line and Trolley Lines
30th Street provides a free interchange between the Market-Frankford Line and Trolley Lines
Up to two transfers are permitted for each one-way trip, and transfers are not permitted on trips near the trip's origin.
Customers who frequently use more than one service for a single trip may find a daily, weekly or monthly pass a more valuable option.
Some bus routes and the Norristown High Speed Line have fare zones based upon the distance traveled.
The first zone is always covered by the base fare.
Customers using a TransPass must pay a $.50 zone charge for each additional zone traveled. A TrailPass allows for travel through the same number of zones as the number printed on the front of the pass. Cross County Pass riders can travel through any fare zones outside the City Of Philadelphia without additional cost, however when traveling to the City of Philadelphia a zone fare must be paid.
$2.60 | SEPTA transfer from PATCO FREEDOM machine only
PATCO and SEPTA have separate fare instruments and policies. However, riders can save money and time by purchasing a reduced-fare, round-trip SEPTA ticket from any FREEDOM automated vending machine in New Jersey PATCO stations.
The SEPTA ticket is printed in two portions, one for each trip. The first portion must be used on SEPTA within 60 minutes of being purchased. The second portion of the ticket remains valid for up to 24 hours. Time restrictions are not valid on weekends or major holidays. For additional PATCO information, visit ridepatco.org