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Cash, Tokens, Transfers

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 and Transfers


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.


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


SEPTA/PATCO Paper Tickets No Longer Accepted
Effective October 1, 2018

PATCO is launching a new Freedom Share Card for PATCO customers who also use SEPTA. The Freedom Share Card will be good for travel on all SEPTA bus, trolley, and subway routes - it is not valid for travel on Regional Rail.

Each ride on SEPTA using the Freedom Share Card is $2.00. For more information about this new PATCO Cards and where to get it visit

PATCO riders who do not make the switch to the Freedom Share Card will have the option to either purchase a SEPTA Key Card and load funds in the Travel Wallet. The Transit fare is $2.00. If the trip on SEPTA includes a connection to another route, the $1.00 Transfer fare will be deducted when the Key Card is tapped at the second vehicle validator or station turnstile. Cash may also be used ($2.50 - exact fare only).