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SEPTA Adds 3-Day, 24-Trip Passes to Travel Wallet Options

Riders can use up to 24 trips on septa buses, subway trains and trolleys over three days with the $18 passes, by dan stamm • published october 20, 2020 • updated on october 20, 2020 at 8:01 am, what to know.

  • SEPTA riders who might not be riding the bus, subway and trolley as much these days now have an option for a bunch of rides at a discounted rate.
  • The transit agency on Tuesday began selling three-day passes good for up to two dozen rides on SEPTA bus, subway or trolley lines.
  • The 3-day passes cost $18 and must be loaded on a SEPTA Key card.

SEPTA riders potentially taking the bus, subway train or trolley fewer days due to working at home or visiting the city for a few days now have a new option to save money on trips.

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia-area transit agency began selling Three-Day Convenience Passes to SEPTA Key Card users .

The $18 Travel Wallet passes can be used for up to 24 trips over a 72-hour period on any SEPTA bus, subway or trolley lines. One ride normally costs $2 with a SEPTA Key Card.

“The Convenience Pass is ideal for individuals who travel on SEPTA Transit routes less than five days a week and visitors and tourists enjoying a multiple day stay in Philadelphia,” SEPTA said on its website .

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The three-day passes can’t be used on Regional Rail or Route 78, SEPTA said. The pass is activated upon the first trip.

SEPTA is also selling a One-Day Convenience Pass for up to eight trips for $9.

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July 01, 2020

SEPTA riders can soon use Travel Wallet feature for Regional Rail trips

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SEPTA has started to resume regular service across the Regional Rail system amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regional Rail riders will be allowed to pay for single trips with SEPTA Key’s Travel Wallet beginning July 13.

Turnstiles at all five Center City stations will be activated for tap-to-exit service, as riders will be required to tap in and out to start and end their respective trips. Customers with weekly or monthly passes will be required to tap in and out, too.

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The purpose of tapping in and out is to ensure that riders receive the correct fare on their Travel Wallet and are paying correct fare zones on their weekly and monthly passes. The Travel Wallet provides a discount that was previously only available when buying a package of 10-trip tickets.

Customers are encouraged to register their Key Cards in case they get lost or stolen, as it allows riders to avoid penalties if they are unable to tap in. Customers who do not register their cards and forget to tap in and out could be charged up to the maximum for a single-trip fare.

Cash payments are not being accepted on trains due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so customers without a SEPTA Key Card, pass, or valid ticket upon boarding will need to purchase a Quick Trip at an exit kiosk inside the turnstiles at Center City stations. Previously purchased paper tickets will still be accepted.

Key Cards can be purchased at a number of Regional Rail ticket offices. Customers can also add funds to their Travel Wallet at those locations, by phone or online via SEPTA’s mobile app.

The contact-free travel option is meant to enhance safety and convenience for riders and employees by reducing the need for in-person transactions, the transit authority said.

"As the region's COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease and SEPTA prepares to welcome back customers, we are expanding the options for using the contactless Key Card on Regional Rail," SEPTA General Manager Leslie Richards said. 

"The Key Card gives customers added convenience and flexibility, and by using Travel Wallet, they will always receive the fare with the greatest discount."

Customers can also begin purchasing Cross County TrailPasses and Weekly Cross County Passes on July 13. August monthly passes can be purchased starting July 20.

SEPTA began ramping up its Regional Rail service on Monday . Since early June, all SEPTA riders have been required to wear face coverings to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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SEPTA Key’s Travel Wallet, allowing riders to pay per trip, is coming to Regional Rail

Upon their return to commuting, Regional Rail riders will also need to adjust to a tap in, tap out method slowly rolled out before the pandemic.

Morning commuters on Regional Rail arrive at Suburban Station in Center City Philadelphia.

Riders who avoided SEPTA’s Regional Rail during the pandemic will notice something a bit different whenever they resume their commutes.

Come July 13, SEPTA Key card’s Travel Wallet, or pay-as-you-go feature, will finally launch for Regional Rail customers as the authority adopts a “tap-ride-tap” method for riders to use on the system.

Passengers traveling to and from SEPTA’s five Center City stations will need to open their trips by tapping Key cards at the platform or turnstile validators, and tapping out at their destination. SEPTA General Manager Leslie Richards said the changes will make the “system easier, more convenient” to use.

SEPTA expanded the “tap to exit” feature at Center City stations earlier this year, well before stay-at-home orders were put into place, in an attempt to get riders used to the new routine. Signage and platform announcements will be added to remind passengers of the process as they resume riding, she said.

“People have seen the equipment appear, so this should not be a surprise,” Richards said, “but we know that people need to be reminded when we’re asking them to change their behavior.”

While Travel Wallet is already an option for transit riders, the rollout onto Regional Rail has been slow . The feature lets users load funds onto their Key card and pay by trip, instead of buying a pass.

The tap in and out method ensures that the authority charges customers the correct zone fare. While SEPTA officials plan to be lenient with penalties as riders adjust to the changes, Travel Wallet customers could eventually be charged up to a Zone 4 default fare of $6.50 per ride if they don’t tap in or out. Rail conductors will also be able to validate fare with handheld devices.

The authority touted the hygienic benefits of using the Key card, a contactless travel option.

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SEPTA currently isn’t accepting cash on board because of the coronavirus but is still taking previously purchased paper tickets. Those without a valid form of payment onboard will need to pay fare upon reaching a Center City station.

SEPTA is still “working on the schedule” for when it will be able to roll out mobile payment, said Rich Burnfield, SEPTA’s treasurer and deputy general manager. Last year, the authority outlined a $4.4 million plan to replace more than 4,000 card readers that would allow riders to pay with a credit card, app, or digital wallet.

The Key card also has yet to be added to CCT Connect, SEPTA’s paratransit operation.

“I will never say that the Key implementation is complete because it is an ongoing process and that is one of the best attributes of the Key card system,” Richards said, “is that it grows with us and it gives us flexibility as we continue to improve our system.”

The authority began to boost Regional Rail service earlier this week , anticipating the region’s entry into a “green” reopening phase . Regional Rail was the first service SEPTA reduced in March to accommodate dwindling ridership during stay-at-home orders. About 95% of riders use Regional Rail to get from outlying stations to Center City stations.

SEPTA has not yet set a timeline for a return to more “normal” schedules. On Wednesday, the authority implemented some changes of its latest fare proposal, including free fare for children under age 12 across the system .

SEPTA requires its passengers to wear face masks to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

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Fare information.

  • Bus and Metro
  • Regional Rail
  • CCT Connect

Bus and Metro Pay-Per-Ride Fares

$2.00 | septa key.

1st and 2nd Transfer: Free

$2.50 | Quick Trip Ticket

1st and 2nd Transfers: $2.50/each

$2.00 | Key Tix

1st Transfer: Free | 2nd Transfers: $2.00

$2.50 | Cash

$2.00 | contactless payment.

Credit, Debit or Mobile 1st and 2nd Transfer: Free

Children and Seniors

Children under age 12 accompanied by a fare-paying adult ride for free. Senior citizens ages 65 and older ride for free with a valid Senior Fare card .

Riders with Disabilities

Riders with disabilities are eligible for half fare travel and two free transfers on SEPTA services with use of a  Reduced Fare card .

Transfers occur when a rider takes a single one-way trip and then changes to a different line or service within two hours of that trip. There are three locations where customers may transfer services without paying an additional fare:

  • 15th Street/City Hall Station Market-Frankford Line Broad Street Express Broad Street Local Route 10 Route 11 Route 13 Route 34 Route 36
  • 13th Street Station Market-Frankford Line Route 10 Route 11 Route 13 Route 34 Route 36
  • William H. Gray III 30th Street Station Market-Frankford Line Route 10 Route 11 Route 13 Route 34 Route 36

Bus and Metro Passes for Frequent Travel

  • $6.00 | One Day Convenience Pass
  • $15.00 | Three Day Convenience Pass
  • $25.50 | Weekly TransPass+  Valid on weekends and major holidays. 
  • $96.00 | Monthly TransPass+ Valid on weekends and major holidays. 

TransPass+ is valid on all Regional Rail during weekends and major holidays. Learn more about Weekly and Monthly Passes.

SEPTA Key Tix

SEPTA Key Tix is the new and convenient way to pay for transit using your smartphone!

Riders can use SEPTA Key Tix for Bus and Metro. For more information, click the links below.

How to use SEPTA Key Tix

SEPTA Key Tix: How To Guide

What is SEPTA Metro?

The SEPTA Metro system provides frequent, around-the-clock subway, elevated train, and trolley service on the following lines. Learn about Metro .

Market-Frankford Line

Broad street line, trolley lines, media/sharon hill line, norristown high speed line, regional rail pay-per-ride fares, $3.75 – $8.75 | septa key.

Details below

$4.25 – $9.25 | Quick Trip Ticket from Sales Office

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$5.00 – $10.00 | Cash/Credit Onboard Train

Fare pricing explained.

Fares for Regional Rail vary based on trip details including the zone of your start and end stations, the day of the week, time of day, and payment method.

Each Regional Rail station belongs to a fare zone as shown in the map below. Zones are used to determine distance when calculating fares.

  • Zone 1/Center City: Stations in or near Center City
  • Zone 2: Philadelphia and nearest suburbs
  • Zone 3: Outlying areas of Philadelphia and nearby suburbs
  • Zone 4: Distant suburbs, Philadelphia International Airport, and Delaware
  • NJ: New Jersey

SEPTA Regional Rail fare zones

Fare Zone Map

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Fare Pricing Tables

Weekday fares are charged Monday through Friday between 4 am and 7 pm

Evening fares are charged Monday through Friday starting at 7 pm and continue through the final service of the day.

Weekend fares are charged all day Saturday, Sunday, and on major SEPTA holidays including New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Local trip rates apply when you board and exit from stations outside Center City without passing through a Center City station.

Extended trip rates apply when you board and exit from stations outside Center City but pass through Center City on your trip. This includes trips where you change trains at a Center City station.

Local Trips

SEPTA Key: $3.75 Quick Trip: $3.75 Cash: $4

Extended Trips

SEPTA Key: $6.50 Quick Trip: $9.25 Cash: $9.25

Travel rates on the Airport Line from Philadelphia International Airport apply at all times. They are based on the station you go to and your payment method. The same rates apply to reverse trips out to the airport.

Eastwick Station

Center city stations.

SEPTA Key: $6.50 Quick Trip: $6.75 Cash: $8

All Other Stations

Children under age 12 accompanied by a fare-paying adult ride for free.

Senior citizens ages 65 and older ride for free with a valid SEPTA Senior Fare card on Regional Rail as long as their departure and arrival stations are located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

For trains to or from New Jersey or Delaware, half fare is charged for senior travel. The reduced fare may be paid on board the train at the time of travel using cash or major credit card.

Senior Fare Card

Learn more about senior fares and discounts.

Regional Rail Passes for Frequent Travel

(Includes Bus and Metro travel)

  • $10.00 | One Day Neighborhood FleX Pass Travel up to Zone 2. Purchase 3 passes at $27.00.
  • $13.00 | One Day Anywhere FleX Pass Travel anywhere. Purchase 3 passes at $35.00.
  • $25.50-$55.75 | Weekly TrailPass Valid on weekends and major holidays.

Learn more about Weekly and Monthly Passes.

Customized Community Transportation Connect Fares

Customized Community Transportation , or CCT, provides paratransit service to individuals with disabilities and senior citizens.

$4.25 | Program Member

One-way trip within service region Group of Three or More: $3.90 per person

$4.25 | One Escort

One-way trip within service region with one program member Group of Three or More: $3.90 per person

$75.00 | General Public

One-way trip within service region Group of Three or More: $68.35 per person

Registered paratransit customers also pay $4.25 for a one-way trip within the service region. An additional $0.75 charge may apply if the trip is more than three miles into an adjacent county or if the trip is more than 10 miles. Not more than $5 total will be charged. Learn more about the CCT eligibility and registration process here.

SEPTA Key Logo

SEPTA Key is a reloadable, contactless chip card with a host of options for seamless travel.

Key Account Login

SEPTA Sales Offices

Sales Kiosk & Retail Locations

How to Use the Card

SEPTA Key FAQs

Ways To Pay

We offer several ways to pay based on your needs:

Quick Trip Ticket

Contactless

Pass Programs

The better value for customers depends on their needs.

Partner Programs

Reduced Fare Program

Student Key Pass

University Key Pass

City of Philadelphia Zero Fare

Our Customer Service Center answers common questions about fares, passes, rider discounts, routes, services, advisories, and more. To learn more, visit our FAQ page .

Website Feedback

Help us provide a great online experience by reporting issues and sharing ideas for improvements.

Send Feedback

Thank you for visiting our newly redesigned beta website. SEPTA is excited for the future launch of this project and improving your transit experience. We invite you to click around, plan a trip, and provide some feedback using this link. Survey participation helps us identify and fix areas of concern prior to the launch of the official website.

Please note, this site is still in the beta phase; continue to refer to SEPTA.org for the most up to date information, accurate schedules and active alerts & advisories.

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Destination

Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia International Airport is the largest airport in the Delaware Valley region and in the state. Located a few miles south of the city, the airport is a major international hub for American Airlines.

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The best travel option when traveling between Center City Philadelphia and Philadelphia International Airport is SEPTA Regional Rail. SEPTA’s Airport Line stops at all major Philadelphia International Airport terminals and is just a 25 minute ride from Center City with one intermediate stop. The Airport Line runs every 30 minutes from 5am to midnight on weekdays and hourly on weekends.  

The Airport is also served by three bus routes - Route 37 ,  Route 108 , and Route 115 .

For travel from Center City to PHL , a SEPTA TrailPass, TransPass (weekends only), and the One Day FleX Pass are valid for travel between Center City Philadelphia and the Airport. This includes TrailPasses, TransPasses, and One Day FleX Passes loaded on your SEPTA Key card. You can also use Travel Wallet on the SEPTA Key card. Travel Wallet allows you to pay as you go versus using a daily, weekly or monthly pass. If you don't have a SEPTA Key card - they are available at SEPTA Sales Offices and SEPTA Key Fare Kiosks. The initial cost of the card is $4.95. Airport fare is $6.50 when using Travel Wallet.

You can also purchase a Quick Trip using cash, credit or debit from a SEPTA Key Fare Kiosk located at Jefferson Station, Suburban Station, Temple University Station, William H. Gray III 30th Street Station, and Penn Medicine Station. A Quick Trip is valid for one-way travel between PHL and Center City Philadelphia via SEPTA's Airport Line. The cost is $6.75.

Or if you're tight on time - you can pay $8 cash or credit onboard the train.

If you're coming from the airport - you can purchase a Quick Trip using cash, credit, debit card from the SEPTA Key Fare Kiosks located at each Airport Line Terminal Stop. The cost is $6.75. Or if you are planning to use SEPTA beyond this trip, you can purchase a SEPTA Key card from the Fare Kiosk (cost is $4.95) and load Travel Wallet - this allows you to pay as you go (fare is $6.50 with Travel Wallet). 

Fare can be purchased onboard the train but is $8 cash or credit only. Please be sure to tell the conductor your final destination when you get on the train. 

Click here  to learn which fare is best for you.

The main campus of the famed Philadelphia institution, near the corner of Broad & Cecil B. Moore.

Underneath the famous Reading Terminal Market and adjacent to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Convenient connections to Greyhound and NJ Transit bus services at 10th & Filbert Station. Steps away from major downtown hotels.

Located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, nearby to a number of major corporations, the Art Museum area and Ben Franklin Parkway. Major transfer point for other SEPTA Regional Rail services.

Convenient connections to Amtrak and NJ Transit rail services ; BoltBus and MegaBus services. Nearby other SEPTA transit services including the Market-Frankford Line, Trolley lines and Center City destined bus routes.

Walking distance to University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, University of the Sciences, CHOP, shopping and restaurants.

Nearby to SEPTA bus routes, PNC Operations Center, and more Airport hotels.

The station platform connects to the east portion of the terminal. Access to west gates may require customers to walk outside. East Gate: Aer Lingus, American Airlines, American Airlines including all flights to Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW) and Miami (MIA) West Gate: Icelandair, British Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, American Airlines International & Caribbean service

The Marriot Hotel is a short walk from the station platform. Airlines: American Airlines Domestic Service

Visit Terminal D featuring a renovated shopping plaza of modern retailers. Airlines: American Airlines, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, United Airlines

The end point of all Airport Line trains. Terminal F is a short, indoor walk from the station platform. E Airlines: JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines F Airlines: American Eagle (formerly US Airways Express)

Philadelphia International Airport boasts one of the nation's finest airport food, beverage, and retail programs. Marketplace at the Airport, consisting of more than 160 national and local shops and restaurants offering food, beverages and merchandise at "street pricing," has won numerous industry awards for quality, diversity and innovation. Philadelphia International Airport was named "Airport with the Best Concession Management Team" in the Large Airport Division in the 2011 Airport Revenue News (ARN) Best Airport & Concessions Awards.

In addition, to enhance the traveler's airport experience, PHL offers an Exhibitions Program showcasing unique and fascinating artworks created by local artists; a year-round Performing Arts Program featuring a variety of entertainment; a Volunteer Program assisting travelers in navigating the Airport; and a Hospitality Program providing stranded travelers with refreshments and comfort items.

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SEPTA Key Travel Wallet will soon work on Regional Rail, allowing riders to pay per trip

Starting july 13, septa rail riders will be able to tap in and out at card readers at stations and on platforms..

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Regional rail stations were nearly empty on March 17 in the wake of the coronavirus shutdown. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

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Many SEPTA Regional Rail users have been getting charged double for trips into Center City.

Over a dozen regional rail riders told Billy Penn they noticed duplicate charges on their Key cards only after logging into their online account and viewing their trip history.

Several who noticed the extra charges said they have a monthly pass, but saw the separate fare in their Travel Wallet, a prepaid balance on each Key card that is used like a debit account.

“I have a monthly and two weeks ago I got stopped in Jefferson because of a $6+ charge,” one frequent regional rail customer told Billy Penn. “They claimed it’s because I didn’t ‘tap out’ — but I always do. So I had to pay and was told to dispute it, but I know I’ll never see that $ again.”

Riders who said they’d submitted fare disputes reported mixed results, with some refunds issued and others not addressed.

“I was told there was nothing wrong on repeated occasions, only to find out later a duplicate charge had been applied,” said a rider who was incensed by the issue.

After Billy Penn reached out to SEPTA, the transit authority acknowledged the problem and blamed a software bug.

About 1,600 customers were affected, according to spokesperson John Golden.

“The issue of duplicate fare charges on SEPTA customer Key cards was triggered by a bug in the software, causing some fare validators to go off-line. The result was that some accounts incurred a negative card balance,” Golden said.

SEPTA has put a software fix in place and so far issued refunds for about half of the affected customers, he said.

Riders with weekly or monthly passes are being credited automatically, with the remaining customers to be refunded by the end of next week, per Golden, but for travel wallet riders, the SEPTA Key Call Center is reviewing sales individually.

Golden claimed the fare validators were offline for about two weeks. It’s unclear when the transit authority discovered the issue, how long it was working on a fix, or why customers weren’t alerted.

“Customers are encouraged to contact the SEPTA Call Center if credit is not received within a reasonable time frame,” Golden said. “SEPTA apologizes for any inconvenience. Customers should contact SEPTA Key Customer Service at 1-855-567-3782 with further questions or concerns including those issues related to possible fare overcharges. SEPTA is committed to addressing the concerns of our customers.”

Why tap and also scan?

The duplicate fares on regional rail is “just another one of the issues of the current Key system,” said Yasha Zarrinkelk, an organizer at Transit Forward Philadelphia.

Advocates have been pushing for SEPTA to drop Key and move toward a more modern system, he said, like the contactless technology now rolling out in New York’s transit system .

The payment system allows riders to use one Key card to pay for all their rides on SEPTA — regional rail, Subway, El, bus and trolley. They can buy one of several multi-ride pass options that are loaded onto the card, or load the Key with money and use it as a debit card for each trip.

SEPTA has been using Key for Regional Rail since 2020 and for other transit modes since 2017 . The payment program has been plagued with issues since its conception in 2007, including extended delays and setbacks in the process of setting it up, and a sluggish, clunky website once it was operational.  

Regional rail riders are supposed to tap their Key cards on a sensor at their local station before boarding and present the card again to a conductor while riding the train. When this works properly, the conductor’s scanning device shows that the person has already tapped in at the regional rail station and they are not charged again.

But in some instances, riders have noticed two charges within a few minutes of each other — one at the regional rail station and another from the scanner on the train.

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The scan on the train is seemingly meant to prevent people from riding for free if they neglect to tap in at the station. Center City stations like Jefferson and Suburban have turnstiles to keep people from boarding without tapping their Key, but outlying stations don’t have that equipment.

In cases where people skip the tap, whether on purpose or inadvertently, the conductor’s scanner would charge the travel wallet.

“I don’t get why we scan at the station and on the train, and then in order to not be charged … you have to complete the trip by scanning again on your way out,” said rider Brittany Salerno.

The dual system exists because Regional Rail fares increase the further a station is from Center City. The conductor’s scanner doesn’t know where each rider boarded. Riders who don’t tap in at a station and wait to be scanned on the train may be paying a higher fare than necessary.

For instance, a rider who boards the Manayunk-Norristown Line at East Falls, but does not tap in, might see a Zone 2 charge on their SEPTA Key card, even though East Falls is in Zone 1.

Thank you for clearing up this mystery! I have been charged twice on many trips in April and May, and @SEPTA never reached out or responded to my multiple inquires about the issue. — Karla Irwin (@karlarchivist) June 29, 2022

SEPTA’s big challenges

This regional rail issue is taking place alongside some major challenges and undertakings for SEPTA.

The system is struggling with low ridership, which is at 52% of pre-COVID levels , SEPTA representatives said in budget hearings last month.

SEPTA’s ridership recovery rate as of April (49%) was behind all but one of the 25 similarly sized transit agencies in the country, according to TransitRecovery.com, which uses data from the National Transit Database. Service offered, however, is 89% of what it was before the pandemic. For Regional Rail in particular, service is about 75% restored, TransitRecovery.com said.

For the coming fiscal year, which starts Friday, SEPTA is projecting revenue of $316 million, which is 61% of annual revenue pre-COVID, and that’s partially based on regional rail ridership being 75% of pre-pandemic levels. It’s also reducing Regional Rail fares for Zone 1 effective July 1, in hopes of increasing ridership.

Zarrinkelk, of Transit Forward Philadelphia, made note of those efforts, but ridership recovery is hindered by problems with accessibility and convenience, he said. Duplicate charges on Key cards fall into that category.

“SEPTA can do a lot in trying to … incentivize riders to come back onto the system by fixing all these little bugs,” he said.

The agency has been working on various other short-term and long-term plans to improve ridership for all of its transit offerings. It has been surveying people in the area to figure out what would make them use SEPTA more.

The agency is expecting revenue to continue growing in the coming years, reaching 83% of pre-COVID levels by 2028. Federal relief funding that has propped up SEPTA’s budget for the past few years will run out at the end of 2024. The projected budget for 2025 and on shows state subsidies making up the difference through the SEPTA Service Stabilization Fund.

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  1. SEPTA Key Travel Wallet on Regional Rail

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  2. SEPTA Key’s pay-per-trip Travel Wallet comes to Regional Rail on July 13

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  3. SEPTA Adds 3-Day, 24-Trip Passes to Travel Wallet Options for Philly-Area Riders

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  4. SEPTA Key Explained: Full Regional Rail Rollout, Travel Wallet Expands

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  6. Take a Quick Trip [on SEPTA]

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  1. Ways to Pay

    SEPTA Key: The Easy Way to Pay. SEPTA Key is a reloadable, contactless chip card with a host of options for seamless travel. The card costs $4.95, but when you register it at septakey.org, the card's cost is refunded to your card's travel wallet for spending on future travel or parking payment.

  2. SEPTA Key Travel Wallet on Regional Rail

    August 7, 2020 Travel Wallet launched on Regional Rail on Monday, July 13, 2020. Using Travel Wallet on the contactless SEPTA Key card enhances both safety and convenience for riders. And not only does Travel Wallet give customers added convenience and flexibility, you will always receive the fare with the greatest discount.

  3. How does the Quick Trip work : r/Septa

    Fares are cheaper and if you register the card after you buy it, the purchase price ($4.50) is credited to your trip wallet. blehe38 • 2 yr. ago I wouldn't necessarily recommend it. Not all suburban stations sell them, and it wouldn't be worth the cost if OP's only going for a day trip.

  4. SEPTA Key

    Travel Wallet allows you to pay as you go versus using a weekly or monthly pass. The benefit of the Travel Wallet is that you'll receive a discount for each ride and when riding Transit (bus, trolley, subway/elevated, and high speed) and two free transfers .

  5. Take a Quick Trip [on SEPTA]

    A Quick Trip is a disposable magnetic strip ticket that customers can swipe at new Key turnstiles. A Quick Trip is valid for one-way travel from the station where it is purchased, and must be used on the day it is purchased. Also, a Quick Trip cannot be used in combination with a transfer.

  6. Customer Service FAQs

    You can use the SEPTA app, Trip Planner, or call 215-580-7800 for Customer Service and for help planning your trip. ... A Quick Trip is the same as paying cash for a single-ride fare for one person (no transfers). All Quick Trips must be swiped at the turnstile. ... The opt-in benefit program offers monthly fare products and Travel Wallet for ...

  7. SEPTA Key Explained: Full Regional Rail Rollout, Travel Wallet Expands

    SEPTA Key Explained: Full Regional Rail Rollout, Travel Wallet Expands Major developments and expansion of the SEPTA Key are happening, starting Aug. 1. Here's what SEPTA riders need to know...

  8. SEPTA Key Travel Wallet Launches For Early Adopters

    Published November 14, 2016 SEPTA is expanding the SEPTA Key Early Adopters program to include the Travel Wallet feature beginning today. The Travel Wallet enables riders to load Key cards with cash value and pay as they go on all buses, trolleys and the Market-Frankford and Broad Street Lines.

  9. How to Ride

    Travel Wallet allows you to pay as you go with easy reload options. If the office is not open, you will need to purchase a fare onboard the train or at your destination so that you can exit the station. Conductors accept cash and credit on the train. On weekends, you can use a TransPass to ride Regional Rail.

  10. Quick Trip Flexibility Expands on Market-Frankford & Broad ...

    A Quick Trip is $2.50, the same as SEPTA's regular cash fare. The Quick Trip has added flexibility for riders by allowing them to use credit and debit cards for single-trip travel. The kiosks also give customers change if they use cash and don't have exact fare. Here are some other important notes about Quick Trips for SEPTA customers:

  11. SEPTA Key Explained: Regional Rail Rollout, Travel Wallet Expands

    SEPTA Key Explained: Regional Rail Rollout, Travel Wallet Expands Major developments and expansion of the SEPTA Key are happening. Here's what SEPTA riders need to know By Brian X....

  12. SEPTA Adds 3-Day, 24-Trip Passes to Travel Wallet Options

    The $18 Travel Wallet passes can be used for up to 24 trips over a 72-hour period on any SEPTA bus, subway or trolley lines. One ride normally costs $2 with a SEPTA Key Card.

  13. SEPTA Key Travel Wallet Launches on Regional Rail July 13

    SEPTA will launch the Travel Wallet on SEPTA Key for Regional Rail customers starting on Monday, July 13. Using Travel Wallet on the contactless Key Card will enhance safety and convenience for riders. "As the region's COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease and SEPTA prepares to welcome back customers, we are…

  14. SEPTA what is the difference between the Travel Wallet and ...

    Yep, I had actually called SEPTA about it because I was panicked that I may have lost a large amount on my commuter debit card (I transferred the full balance to my Septa Key, and that's when it showed up under 'Travel Benefit' rather than in Travel Wallet).

  15. SEPTA Key

    The SEPTA Key card is a smart card that is used for automated fare collection on the SEPTA public transportation network in ... On July 13, 2020, the Travel Wallet feature launched on Regional Rail, replacing ... The system also has a Quick Trip feature allowing a single fare for the Broad Street Line or the Market-Frankford Line to be ...

  16. SEPTA Key's Travel Wallet to become available on ...

    Starting July 13, Regional Rail customers will be allowed to pay for single-trip rides with SEPTA Key's Travel Wallet. Riders will be required to tap in and out to start and end their respective ...

  17. SEPTA Key's pay-per-trip Travel Wallet comes to Regional Rail on July 13

    Come July 13, SEPTA Key card's Travel Wallet, or pay-as-you-go feature, will finally launch for Regional Rail customers as the authority adopts a "tap-ride-tap" method for riders to use on the system. Passengers traveling to and from SEPTA's five Center City stations will need to open their trips by tapping Key cards at the platform or ...

  18. Answers for all your SEPTA Key questions

    (Emma Lee/WHYY) On Monday, SEPTA will stop selling tokens at subway stations, taking a long-awaited leap forward in the neverending game of hopscotch that is the rollout of its new fare payment system, SEPTA Key.

  19. Fare Information

    NJ. $8.25. $9.25. $10.00. Senior Fare Card. Send Feedback. SEPTA offers a variety of fares and passes for travel, including SEPTA Key, Quick Trip Ticket, and cash options. Free for children under 12 and seniors.

  20. One Million Quick Trips

    In April 2017, SEPTA expanded Quick Trip sales to Regional Rail, installing fare kiosks at each Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) terminal stop, for travel between PHL and anywhere on the SEPTA Rail system. These Quick Trips range in price from $6.75 to $9.25. We sell an average of 5,000 Quick Trips per day. As of Monday, July 10, 2017 ...

  21. Philadelphia International Airport

    The cost is $6.75. Or if you are planning to use SEPTA beyond this trip, you can purchase a SEPTA Key card from the Fare Kiosk (cost is $4.95) and load Travel Wallet - this allows you to pay as you go (fare is $6.50 with Travel Wallet). Fare can be purchased onboard the train but is $8 cash or credit only.

  22. Regional Rail will accept SEPTA Key Travel Wallet

    (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY) Your SEPTA KEY Travel Wallet will soon work on Regional Rail. Starting Monday, July 13, rail riders will be able to tap in and out at card readers located at turnstiles or on platforms of SEPTA rail stations for single trips.

  23. SEPTA has been double-charging Regional Rail riders' Key cards, with

    About 1,600 customers were affected, according to spokesperson John Golden. "The issue of duplicate fare charges on SEPTA customer Key cards was triggered by a bug in the software, causing some ...