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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 provide a discount off our Cash Fare and cost $2.00 each. Tokens ONLY sold in packs of 5 or 10 at External Sales locations.

  • 5 pack - $10.00
  • 10 pack - $20.00

Tokens available for bulk purchase at SEPTA Transit Sales Offices or through

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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A transfer may be purchased for an additional $1.00 when a trip requires more than one transit service in the same direction of travel.

A re-transfer may also be purchased for an additional $1.00. The purchase of a transfer must occur when a customer boards the first service used; a re-transfer is purchased on the second service. Exact fare is required ($1.00 bill or $1.00 in coins).

Transfers can be purchased on board a bus, trolley, trackless trolley or Norristown High Speed Line at the start of your trip from the Operator onboard; and from a Cashier booth attendant on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street Lines.

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.

Customers who frequently use more than one Transit service for a single trip may find a SEPTA Key Card loaded with a One Day Convenience Pass or Weekly/Monthly TransPass, which offer greater convenience and cost savings.


$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. For additional PATCO information, visit