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Sale of Paper Transfers Ended July 31: Transfers Only Available on Key Card Effective August 1, 2018

When riding on a City or Suburban Transit service, exact fare must be used. On Regional Rail, the 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.


TRANSIT: (For all bus, trackless trolley, subway, and trolley) $2.50. Exact Cash Fare ONLY - Operators and Cashiers will not make change.


REGIONAL RAIL: Fares are based on zones. Knowing the zone of the station you are boarding and traveling to will help you determine the correct fare. Refer to the SEPTA Regional Rail System and Zones map Cash not accepted for PM Weekday travel (Monday-Friday 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.) from Temple, Jefferson, Suburban, 30th St, or University City.


Tokens are no longer available for purchase as part of the full transition to the SEPTA Key fare program.

Please visit 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 Locations Page.

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

Customers can continue to use Tokens to pay for travel on bus, subway, trolley, and trackless trolley.

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Starting Wednesday, August 1, 2018, customers must have a SEPTA Key Card with money loaded on the Travel Wallet to pay for and use a transfer ($1.00). Customers eligible for the Reduced Fare program must have a SEPTA Key Reduced Fare Card with money loaded on the Travel Wallet to pay for and use a transfer ($.50). Read more

Fare Interchanges

There are three locations where customers may transfer between services. Signs and announcements often refer to this as a free interchange.

  • 30th Street provides a free interchange between the Market-Frankford Line and Trolley Lines

Up to two transfers are permitted for each one-way trip, and transfers are not permitted on trips near the trip's origin


$4.00 | SEPTA transfer from PATCO FREEDOM machine only

PATCO and SEPTA have separate fare instruments and policies. However, riders can save money and time by purchasing a reduced-fare, round-trip SEPTA ticket from any FREEDOM automated vending machine in New Jersey PATCO stations.

The SEPTA ticket is printed in two portions, one for each trip. The first portion must be used on SEPTA within 60 minutes of being purchased. The second portion of the ticket remains valid for up to 24 hours, time restrictions are not valid on weekends or major holidays. Effective August 1, 2018, SEPTA will stop selling paper transfers at Cashier Booths and on Buses and Trolleys. PATCO customers wishing to purchase a transfer for connecting travel at the time they present their PATCO/SEPTA Ticket trip will have 2 options:

  • Purchase a SEPTA Key Card and load funds in the Travel Wallet. Tap Key Card at the farebox or turnstile Validator for connecting trip ($2.00)
  • Pay Cash Fare ($2.50) to Operator or Cashier

The SEPTA/PATCO Joint Ticket is valid for travel on the following SEPTA Routes:

  • Market Frankford and Broad Street Lines
  • Trolley Routes 10,11, 13, 34, and 36
  • Bus Routes 2,4,9,12,16,21,23,27,32,33,38,42,44,45,47,47M, 48, and 61

For additional PATCO information, visit