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Cash and Transfers

Cash and Transfers

When riding on Transit (Bus, Trolleys, Trackless Trolley, and Market Frankford, Broad Street, and Norristown High Speed Lines), EXACT fare must be used. On Regional Rail, the Conductor will make change for a cash sale but please remember, the on-board fare and Exit Quick Trip (purchase from an Exit Fare Kiosk at all Center City Regional Rail Stations) are higher than the cost of a pre-purchased fare.

Cash

Transit | $2.50 EXACT fare ONLY - Operators and Cashiers will not make change

  • Effective November 1, 2020 Cashiers will be accepting cash at the booth

  • Customers may purchase a Transit Quick Trip ($2.50 cash, credit/debit) at Market Frankford, Broad Street and select Trolley Line Station Fare Kiosk. Fare Kiosks will dispense change for cash sales. Quick Trips are NOT valid on Buses


Transfers | ONLY available with a Key Card

Customers must have a SEPTA Key Card with money loaded on the Travel Wallet to pay for a transfer

  • Effective July 1, 2020 the first transfer is FREE

  • The second transfer is $1.00
    • The time to use a transfer is 2 hours
  • Customers eligible for the Reduced Fare program must have a SEPTA Key Reduced Fare Card with money loaded on the Travel Wallet to pay for a transfer

  • Effective July 1, 2020 the first transfer is FREE.

  • The second transfer for Reduced Fare is $.50.
    • The time to use a transfer is 2 hours

Free Transit Interchanges
There are three locations where customers may transfer between services without paying an additional fare. 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

Tokens

  • Tokens are no longer available for purchase except for CCT customers

  • CCT customers can continue to buy Tokens at SEPTA Transit Sales Offices by presenting their current CCT Card at the time of purchase

  • Tokens continue to be accepted to pay for travel on bus, and to purchase a Quick Trip from a Trolley or Subway Station Fare Kiosk

Please visit www.septakey.org to learn about the SEPTA Key Card, and the Travel Wallet feature. SEPTA Key Cards are available at over 500 locations. For a complete list of SEPTA kiosks and Key sales locations, please visit the Sales Location Page.

Regional Rail | Fare based on Zone of destination station

  • Conductor will make change for a cash sale but please remember the on-board fare is higher than the cost of a pre-purchased fare

  • $50/$100 bills no longer accepted for on board Regional Rail cash sales. $20.00 is the largest denomination that will be accepted.

  • Customers exiting at one of the five Center City Regional Rail Stations (Temple, Jefferson, Suburban, 30th St, or University City) without a fare must purchase an Exit Quick Trip at the Exit Fare Kiosk located inside the fare line

  • Cash not accepted for PM Weekday travel (Monday-Friday 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.) from Temple, Jefferson, Suburban, 30th St, or University City

  • For a single ride, a SEPTA Key Regional Rail Quick Trip can be purchased at a Center City Station or Airport Line Terminal Fare Kiosk (cash, credit/debit) Fare Kiosks will dispense change for cash sales. Regional Rail Quick Trips not valid for travel on Transit services (Bus, Trolley, Market Frankford, Broad Street, or Norristown High Speed Lines)

  • SEPTA Key Cards with Travel Wallet funds loaded is a convenient alternative to using cash and offers the lowest available fare when you ride. Key Cards can be loaded at Fare Kiosks and SEPTA Sales Offices (cash, credit/debit accepted for payment).

Please visit www.septakey.org to learn about the SEPTA Key Card, and the Travel Wallet feature. SEPTA Key Cards are available at over 500 locations. For a complete list of SEPTA kiosks and Key sales locations, please visit the Sales Location Page.

Paratransit & Shared Ride Service | $4.25