Welcome to SEPTA Key

SEPTA Key is a very different take on our legacy magnetic stripe passes, tokens, and transfers. It is the future of fare payment with one, reloadable, contactless chip card that offers a host of options for seamless travel and self-service flexibility. Read more about the SEPTA Key Program.

July 23, 2018 | SEPTA Key Turnstiles Now in Service at 30th Street Station

Key Validator

As we begin the introduction of SEPTA Key on Regional Rail, the turnstile roto-arms have been put in place and all fareline entrances, including the ADA gates, have been activated at 30th Street Station as of Monday, July 23.

July 31, 2018 | Sale of Magnetic Stripe Trans/TrailPasses ENDING at External Retail Locations

Key Validator

The next steps towards the full transition of the SEPTA Key Fare program include the end of magnetic stripe TransPasses and TrailPasses at External Retail Locations.

Augsust 1, 2018 | Sale of Tokens Ending at Regional Rail Stations

Select stations will continue to sell SEPTA Tokens and SEPTA Regional Rail fare products until August 1, 2018.

August 1, 2018 | Sale of Paper Transfers Ends July 31: Transfers Only Available on Key Card Starting Aug. 1

As the full transition of SEPTA Key for Transit continues, the sale of paper transfers for continuing travel on buses, trolleys, trackless trolleys, and subways will be permanently discontinued at the end of the service day on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

September 1, 2018 | Fare Collection Changes at Center City Stations

SEPTA Key turnstiles at Center City Stations

The turnstiles and ADA gates at Temple, Jefferson, Suburban, 30th St., and University City Stations are now fully operational and fare collection and fare validation at the turnstiles will be in effect Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. at these stations.

September 1, 2018 | PA Issued Senior Citizen Transit ID Cards No Longer Accepted for Travel & $1.00 Fare for Regional Rail Travel to Stations in Pennsylvania Eliminated

With the full transition of the SEPTA Key fare system, starting September 1st, PA issued Senior Citizen Transit ID Cards will NOT BE VALID FOR TRAVEL on SEPTA.

October 1, 2018 | Fare Payment Changes at Market Frankford & Broad Street Line Stations

Cashiers will become Customer Attendants at Stations & cash and tokens will no longer be accepted at the booth window.

October 1, 2018 | 19th/22nd Street Trolley Stations SEPTA Key Turnstiles Going into Service

The turnstiles roto-arms and ADA gates will go into operation at these Westbound Trolley Stations for travel towards West and Southwest Philadelphia.

October 1, 2018 | SEPTA Key Regional Rail Early Adopters Program Launching for Zone 3 Riders

Starting October 1, 2018, customers can purchase a SEPTA Key Card and Zone 3 TrailPass. The SEPTA Key Mobile Fare Kiosk will be out between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. at select Zone 3 Stations in September and October.

October 1, 2018 | PA Issued Reduced Transit Fare ID Cards No Longer Accepted for Travel

With the full transition of the SEPTA Key fare system, starting October 1st, PA issued Reduced Transit Fare ID Cards will NOT BE VALID FOR TRAVEL on SEPTA.