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SEPTA Key Senior Fare Card Application by Appointment Only

With the full transition of the SEPTA Key fare system, PA issued Senior Citizen Transit ID Cards ARE NO LONGER VALID FOR TRAVEL on SEPTA.

Senior Citizens, age 65 and older, with a valid ID, ride FREE at all times on all Transit Routes (Bus, Trolley, Trackless Trolley, Broad Street/Broad Ridge Spur Line, Market Frankford Line/Norristown High Speed Line) and on Regional Rail for travel to/from stations located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Half Fare (50% of the Weekday Fare) for travel to/from New Jersey and the State of Delaware remains in effect.

To Ride, Seniors Must Use One of the Following Valid Forms of ID:

PA Driver License
PA Driver License
Licenses issued by PennDOT after July 2017 cannot be tapped at the Validator or swiped at the reader - not valid for Senior travel
PA Non-Driver Identification Card
PA Non-Driver Identification Card
ID's issued by PennDOT after July 2017 cannot be tapped at the Validator or swiped at the reader - not valid for Senior travel
SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card
SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card
(Tap at farebox and turnstile for free travel on Transit and Regional Rail. Visit the SEPTA Key microsite Senior ID Cards FAQ's for additional information)

SEPTA Headquarters (Lower Lobby)
1234 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


By Appointment Only*

SEPTA Accessible Travel Center
Room 109 Suburban Station
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Temporarily Closed

Participating Pennsylvania Senate and House offices in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties (please check with your legislator)

Applying for a SEPTA Key Card

We are offering same day service by appointment ONLY, at SEPTA Headquarters 1234 Market St., Philadelphia Pa. 19107. To make an appointment:

  • Call 215-580-7145 - press #6 Call Center Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Expiring SEPTA Key Senior Cards

Due to the current COVID-10 social distancing protocols and the desire to minimize non-essential travel, ALL SEPTA Key Senior Cards that expired in 2020 and those set to expire in 2021 have been extended through the end of calendar 2022.

Replacement of Lost Cards

To replace a lost or stolen SEPTA Key Senior Card you must immediately call the Key Customer Call Center at 855-567-3782 (this is not SEPTA Customer Service). The customer service representative will provide information on how to replace the Card. During the COVID-19 pandemic, replacements for lost or stolen Senior Key Cards will only be processed by return mail.