INTRODUCING THE TRAVEL WALLET & SEPTA KEY FARE PROGRAM FOR SENIOR RIDERS
Click on the buttons below to learn more about the newest features of the SEPTA Key program.
UPDATE: New Key Cards with the Travel Wallet have been distributed. Customers can continue to load/reload funds to the Travel Wallet at the SEPTA Sales Office and the 2 Fare Kiosks located in the lobby of 1234 Market St.
The next feature of the SEPTA Key program to rollout is the Travel Wallet. This is the perfect option of customers who currently use cash or tokens and transfers for their regular travel. It's also a convenient choice for riders who may only need SEPTA a few days a week or month as well as occasional transit customers because it eliminates the need to go out and buy tokens or have exact change. Your SEPTA Key Card loaded with money in the Travel Wallet will always have the correct fare to pay for your ride. For added convenience, you can load and reload money to the Travel Wallet using the same contactless chip Card. There won't be any need to get a new Card until it expires.
As soon as you put money in the Travel Wallet on your SEPTA Key Card you can tap at the Red Validator pad on a SEPTA Bus, Trolley, or Trackless Trolley farebox or Market Frankford, Broad Street/Broad Ridge Spur, or Norristown High Speed Line turnstile. If your trip requires a transfer, you can seamlessly tap your Key Card at the Validator pad for your connecting trip and the $1.00 transfer cost will be deducted. Right now the Travel Wallet cannot be used to pay for a Regional Rail fare.
Early Adopters Travel Wallet Program
Customers who already have a SEPTA Key Card can load/reload money to their Travel Wallet at the 1234 Market Street Sales Office or Fare Kiosks at 1234 Market Street. The 1234 Market Street SEPTA Sales Office is open 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 P.M., Monday-Friday; the 1234 Market Street Lobby is open 6:00 - 6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday and 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday - CLOSED.
During the first weeks of the Early Adopters Travel Wallet program, the locations noted above will be the only places to load/reload money to an existing SEPTA Key Card. $10.00 is the minimum and $250 is the maximum amount that can be put in the Travel Wallet, in a single transaction. In the later phases of Travel Wallet you will be able to load/reload your Travel Wallet at all SEPTA Sales, Offices, Station and Bus Loop Fare Kiosks, online through the SEPTA Key e-commerce website or the SEPTA Key Customer Call Center.
Funds in your Travel Wallet can only be used to pay for one (1) person, including transfers. It cannot be tapped multiple times to pay for anyone traveling with you. You can have both a current TransPass and money in a Travel Wallet on a SEPTA Key Card but you will not be able to access the Travel Wallet funds if there are still rides left on your Weekly or Monthly TransPass.
Please don't forget to register your SEPTA Key Card to protect the funds in your Travel Wallet in the event your Card is ever lost or stolen.
Additional Information: Travel Wallet FAQ's
We are pleased to announce the launch of SEPTA Key for Senior customers (age 65 years and older). The first of the new SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Cards have been mailed out and more Cards, for Seniors who already had their photo taken, will be sent out over the next several weeks.
This ID is good for FREE travel on all SEPTA Transit routes - bus, trolley, trackless trolley, and Market Frankford, Broad Street, and Norristown High Speed Lines.
The new SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card will replace the other forms of identification - PA Senior Citizen Transit ID, Railroad Retirement Card, Medicare Card, PA Driver License, or PA Non-Driver Identification Card - you may currently be using to validate your eligibility for Senior travel privileges. If you are using the PA Senior Citizen Transit ID - please destroy your paper card immediately.
The new SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID is a Contactless Chip Card. To use it, for travel on Transit you don't need to show it to the Operator or Cashier - just tap the Card at the red Validator pad on a vehicle farebox or at the new fareline turnstiles and you're ready to start your trip. When traveling on Regional Rail, present the Card to the Conductor and pay the appropriate reduced Senior fare ($1.00 for destinations in PA, 50% of Weekday Fare for stations in NJ/DE).
Seniors who have not yet had their picture taken for their new SEPTA Key Photo ID can either contact their State Legislators or visit SEPTA Headquarters, 1234 Market St, Lower Lobby, Philadelphia, PA, Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Additional Information: Senior ID Card FAQ's
The newest feature of the SEPTA Key program - Quick Trips - are now available to purchase from all Market Frankford and Broad Street/Broad Ridge Spur Line Station Fare Kiosks. A Quick Trip is a single ride fare, for 1 person, (no transfers). It's only good for travel from station purchased on the day it's purchased and the fare is non-refundable. Quick Trips cannot be used on buses.
The Quick Trip is not a round trip fare and you can't purchase a Quick Trip at one station and use it at another station. Remember: Buy it Here - Use it Here.
Quick Trips don't offer a discounted fare - it's the same as paying cash ($2.25) - but you won't need exact change and the Fare Kiosk will accept a Credit or Debit Card, Cash, or a Token to purchase this fare (Fare Kiosk will dispense change for a cash transaction). Please don't forget: a Quick Trip cannot be used if you need to purchase a transfer to complete your trip. If you need a transfer, please see the cashier -- pay your fare and purchase a transfer, just as you do today.
Quick Trips can only be used at the new SEPTA Key turnstiles. Swipe your Quick Trip through the reader next to the red validator pad and you are ready to ride.
Quick Trips are not reusable or reloadable so please, help us keep the SEPTA system clean and throw your used Quick Trip in the station trash can before you board the train.