Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties
Senior Citizens may use one of the valid forms of ID shown below OR they may use a valid PA Driver's License or PA photo ID Card to ride on SEPTA. AT THIS TIME, IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO COME TO 1234 MARKET STREET TO HAVE YOUR PHOTO TAKEN TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE TRAVEL ON SEPTA TRANSIT SERVICES.
Senior Citizens, age 65 and older, can ride FREE, at all times, on SEPTA Bus, Trolley, Subway, and Norristown High Speed services (see below for Regional Rail).
PA Driver License
PA Non-Driver Identification Card
Railroad Retirement Card
PA Senior Citizen
Transit ID Card (Female)
PA Senior Citizen
Transit ID Card (Male)
SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card
(Tap at farebox and turnstile for free travel on Transit and present to Conductor when paying fare
to ride Regional Rail. Visit the SEPTA KEY microsite for additional information)
$1.00 for all seniors with a valid form of ID (see above examples).
The application for a Senior Citizen Transit Identification Card is available to download or may be obtained in person at the Customer Service location at 1234 Market Street.
If you prefer to download, print and complete the Senior Citizen Transit ID application ahead of time, please make sure all fields above the words "This Section To Be Completed By Transit Agency" on the application are filled in. You may contact Customer Service at (215) 580-7800 to request an application by mail, or visit a Customer Service location.
Applicants for a Senior Citizen Transit Identification Card must appear in person to complete the application process. You will have your photo taken as part of the registration process.
Visit the location in the lobby at SEPTA Headquarters:
1234 Market St., Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Applicants are required to show at least one form of accepted identification along with a completed application.
Accepted Forms Of Identification
Armed Forces Discharge/Separation Papers
Veteran's Universal Access ID Card
Resident Alien Card
Yellow PACE Card (Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly)
Pennsylvania ID Card (Non-Driver)
Photo Drivers License
Statement of Age Verification from the U.S. Social Security Administration
Lost or Stolen Senior cards will be replaced one (1) time at no cost. A second replacement card will not be issued until one (1) year elapses from the date of the original replacement.
The attachments below are available to view in PDF (Portable Document Format)