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SEPTA Key Program

The SEPTA Key Fare Program is a the most convenient way to pay to ride on SEPTA. The Key Card is a reloadable, contactless chip card that can be customized with the fare option that best suits your travel needs. Key Cards can be purchased at SEPTA Transit and Regional Rail Sales Locations, outlying Regional Rail Station Ticket Offices, and Station and Bus Loop Fare Kiosks.

Key Card Fare Options for Travel on Transit & Regional Rail

Weekly TransPass (good for 56 rides)
Monthly TransPass (good for 240 rides)

  • Good for travel on Bus, Trolley, Trackless Trolley, Market Frankford, Broad Street/Broad Ridge Spur, and Norristown High Speed Lines. NOT valid on Regional Rail on Weekdays

  • Valid on Regional Rail Weekends & Major Holidays as an ANYWHERE Pass


One Day Convenience Pass

  • Good for 8 rides on Transit Routes ONLY taken by one person in one day

  • NOT valid for travel on Regional Rail or Route 78


Three Day Convenience Pass

  • Good for 24 trips on any bus, trolley, or subway route taken over 72 hours by one person

  • NOT valid for travel on Regional Rail or Route 78. Each pass is activated upon first tap at the farebox or turnstile Validator


Travel Wallet (Use funds like tokens/transfers)

  • Discounted fare deducted from Travel Wallet
    • Second Transfer
    • Time window to use Transfer - 2 hours

  • $1.00 minimum load at a Fare Kiosks/SEPTA Sales Offices/SEPTA Key Website

  • $5.00 minimum load at Outlying Regional Rail Ticket Office

  • $250 maximum load


1st Transfer Free

Transit Quick Trip (Valid ONLY on Market Frankford/Broad Street Lines, Trolley Stations and Norristown High Speed Line at 69th St)

Only good for travel from ANY Transit Station on date of purchase for travel from ANY Transit Station)

  • Purchase from Fare Kiosk at StationSingle ride use ONLY (no transfer/no reload)

  • NOT Valid for use on Buses or Regional Rail

  • Same fare as paying cash

  • Fare kiosks accept cash, credit/debit cards

Weekly TrailPass Zone 1,2,3 Anywhere (good for 56 rides)
Monthly TrailPass Zone 1,2,3 Anywhere (good for 240 rides)
Weekly Cross County Pass (good for 56 rides)
Monthly Cross County Pass (good for 240 rides)

  • SEPTA Key Card loaded with a Weekly or Monthly TrailPass Zone 1, 2, 3, Anywhere or Weekly/Monthly Cross County Pass
Varies based on Zone

One Day Individual Independence Pass

Good for 10 rides on Regional Rail & Transit taken on a single day


Independence Pass 3 Pass Bundle

  • Offers purchase savings and gives you Three (3) One Day Independence Passes

  • Each Independence Pass in the bundle is activated by the first tap. Any unused trips on an active Independence Pass from the bundle will expire at 2:00 a.m. on the following day

  • Each Pass good for 10 rides on Regional Rail & Transit taken on a single day

  • The remaining Passes in the bundle can be used at any time and will be activated when the Key Card is tapped at a farebox or turnstile Validator

  • Travel To/From New Jersey: Customers using Regional Rail to/from New Jersey will pay an additional charge of $3.75 for an Independence Pass on a Key Card, per Individual pass in each direction of travel


Only good for travel from Airport Line Terminals & Center City Stations on date of purchase

Regional Rail Quick Trip

  • From Center City Stations: Purchase at Station Fare Kiosk for travel from Center City to an outlying Station. Not valid for travel from an outlying station for travel towards Center City (except on Airport Line)

  • EXIT Quick Trip: Purchase at a Station Fare Kiosk inside the paid area at one of the 5 Center City Regional Rail Stations - replaces Cash fare payment onboard the train
    • Weekday Exit Quick Trip - $6.75

    • Evening/Weekend Exit Quick Trip - $5.25

    • Purchase an Exit Quick Trip then Swipe at the turnstiles to exit the station

  • From Airport Line Stations Terminal A-E/F: Purchase at Terminal platform Fare Kiosks for travel towards Center City

  • Single ride use ONLY (no reload) NOT Valid for use on Transit

  • Same fare as paying cash

  • Fare Kiosks accept cash, credit/debit cards

Varies based on Zone

Senior Key Card
(Senior Citizen - 65 and older)

  • Transit Routes & Regional Rail Destinations in Pennsylvania

  • On Regional Rail
    • To/From NJ/DE

  • Seniors may also use a valid Driver License/Non-Driver ID with a magnetic stripe on the back that can be swiped at a turnstile or fare box Validator


50% of Weekday Fare

Reduced Fare Key Card
(Use Travel Wallet Feature to load funds to pay for Transit Transfer)

  • On Transit Routes
    • Cash or Travel Wallet funds

    • First Transfer
      • Second Transfer

  • On Regional Rail
    • Show Key Card - purchase Ticket or load funds in Travel Wallet



50% of Weekday fare By Zone

Key Card Travel Tips

Regional Rail

Tap On/Tap Off
The fare for travel on Regional Rail is based on the zone you are riding to/from. With SEPTA Key, this means that you need to Open and Close your trip by tapping your Card at a Validator. Platform Validators are located at outlying stations and the Center City stations have turnstile Validators for entry/exit. This is very important if you are using the Travel Wallet feature to ensure that you receive the proper and most discounted fare. The same applies if you have a Weekly or Monthly TrailPass on your Key Card – you need to Tap On/Tap Off so that the Key system can validate that you are riding with the correct zone Pass. So please remember - TAP*RIDE*TAP.

Managing Your Key Card

As soon as you get your Key Card, go to or contact the SEPTA Key Call Center, set up an account, and register your Key Card. This will protect your Travel Wallet funds/Pass Products in the event the Card is ever lost or stolen, and set you up for the Tap Forgiveness benefit

  • Register to protect your Card and Fare Products
    • $4.95 purchase price credited to Card Travel Wallet if registered within 30 days of purchase

Load/Reload Your Key Card
The SEPTA Key program offers a range of options to load/reload Passes & Travel Wallet:

Contactless - Save Time/Contact Free


  • SEPTA Key app

  • SEPTA Key Customer Call Center (1.855.567.3782) - agent or automated system
    • If you select the online or Call Center option you can set up an auto-load account and your Travel Wallet funds will be automatically reloaded without having to go online or stand in line


  • Regional Rail - Center City/Outlying Station Sales Offices & Fare Kiosks

  • Transit Sales Offices & Station Fare Kiosks

  • External (non-SEPTA) neighborhood/community Retailers

Learn more about the SEPTA Key Program