SEPTA Fares Will Increase This Weekend

You’ll have to fish out a little more cash for tokens, quick trips and Regional Rail passes.

In case you missed it, forgot, or wanted to pretend it wasn’t true: SEPTA fare hikes will go into effect this weekend.

The price increases were proposed in March (just before SEPTA unveiled its budget plan) and approved last month. They’ll become official this Saturday, July 1st. 

Changes include:
  • The price of a SEPTA token will rise by 20 cents – from $1.80 to $2.
  • The price of cash/quick trips will increase by 25 cents – from $2.25 to $2.50.
  • Regional Rail passes will rise by as much as $13.

Fare increases are typical every three years – but we’re overdue. The last occurred in 2013; the SEPTA key rollout postponed price hikes in 2016.

Fare increases, per SEPTA’s website:
  • Weekly TransPass: From $24 to $25.50 (up to 56 trips for one customer)
  • Monthly TransPass: From $91 to $96 (up to 240 trips for one customer)
  • Weekly TrailPasses: Currently $27.25-$53, depending on zone; Increase to $28.25-$55.75 (up to 56 trips for one customer)
  • Monthly TrailPasses: Currently $101-$191, depending on zone; Increase to $105-$204 (up to 240 trips for one customer)
  • Disabled Fare: From $1 to $1.25
  • Paratransit/Shared Ride: $4 to $4.25
  • Convenience Pass: From $8 to $9
  • Independence Pass: Individual – $12 to $13; Family – $29 to $30
  • Ten Trip Discounted Fares for Regional Rail: Currently $38-80 depending on zone; Increase to $40-$82.50. (Please note: Ten-Trip Tickets will be replaced upon implementation of the SEPTA Key)
  • Parking: Regional Rail surface lot daily parking fee will increase from $1 to $1.25 with implementation of the SEPTA Key. Surface lot monthly permits will increase from $20 to $25.
SEPTA fare hikes by railroad division:
Railroad Division Current Proposed SEPTA Key Fare Kiosk
Weekly TrailPass Zone 1 $27.25 $28.25 $28.25 $28.25
Weekly TrailPass Zone 2 $36.50 $39.00 $39.00 $39.00
Weekly TrailPass Zone 3 $44.00 $47.00 $47.00 $47.00
Weekly TrailPass Zone Anywhere $53.00 $55.75 $55.75 $55.75
Monthly TrailPass Zone 1 $101.00 $105.00 $105.00 $105.00
Monthly TrailPass Zone 2 $135.00 $144.00 $144.00 $144.00
Monthly TrailPass Zone 3 $163.00 $174.00 $174.00 $174.00
Monthly TrailPass Zone Anywhere $191.00 $204.00 $204.00 $204.00

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