Ways to Pay

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SEPTA Key: The Easy Way to Pay

SEPTA Key is a reloadable, contactless chip card with a host of options for seamless travel. The card costs $4.95, but when you register it at septakey.org, the card’s cost is refunded to your card’s travel wallet for spending on future travel or parking payment. 

Key cards can be purchased from SEPTA Sales Offices, Station Fare Kiosks or from retailers located throughout the service area.

Cards can be loaded via any sales venue including Fare Kiosks located at stations. Kiosks accept cash, credit, debit, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay.

  • Accepted on all SEPTA services
  • Integrated with several fare products and pass programs
  • May be reloaded online to save time; auto-reloading is available.
  • Qualifies customers for discounts from area businesses and venues

The SEPTA Key card can be loaded with Daily, Weekly or Monthly Passes and/or funds stored to the Travel Wallet portion of the card.

Commuter Passes

  • Multiple pass types available
  • Best value for customers traveling frequently
  • Potential employer subsidy or federal tax benefits

Travel Wallet

  • Charged on a per trip basis
  • Trips offered at best price
  • May include free transfers on transit
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Quick Trip Ticket

Customers may purchase a Quick Trip card for a single one-way ride on the Broad Street Line, Market-Frankford Line, Norristown High Speed Line and select Trolley lines. Transit Quick Trips are not valid for bus rides.  

Quick Trips are available from station Fare Kiosks and are valid on the day purchased until 2 am the following day. Customers attending events in the sports complex area are encouraged to purchase a Quick Trip for their return trip prior to the event. Free and discounted transfers are not available with Quick Trip. 

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SEPTA accepts cash for travel on any of its services. Exact fare is required for transit trips. 

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SEPTA accepts contactless payment (credit/debit card or Apple/Google/Samsung Pay) for travel on bus and Metro (BSL, MFL, NHSL & Trolley). 

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SEPTA Key Tix is the new and convenient way to pay for transit using your smartphone!
Riders can use SEPTA Key Tix for Bus and Metro. For more information, click the links below.
How to use SEPTA Key Tix
SEPTA Key Tix: How To Guide

Amtrak Tickets as Fare

Amtrak paper tickets and e-Tickets, purchased for the same date of travel and presented for inspection, will be accepted as a fare to ride on Regional Rail trains between William H. Gray III 30th Street Station and Jefferson Station.

Customers with e-Ticket confirmations should present their personal device (iPad, laptop computer, smart phone, etc.) to the barcode reader located at the Wheelchair Accessible gate and to the conductor on the train for visual confirmation of the Amtrak fare.

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