SEPTA implemented a new way to pay for bus and Metro (includes BSL, MFL, NHSL & Trolley). Riders can simply tap any credit/debit card or Apple/Google/Samsung Pay on the reader and hop on. Avoid card clash by removing the card you wish to use from your wallet and tap.
Contactless payment is the future of public transit. This seamless way to travel is a great method to improve customer experience by allowing visitors, tourists, and infrequent passengers to ride the system with ease, add convenience to SEPTA’s loyal customers, and grow ridership. Riders get the best value for their trips without having to worry about buying tickets or passes ahead of time. This feature speeds up service during peak commute hours, lower carbon emission by reducing vehicle idle time when boarding, and improve rider experience.
Simply tap your Contactless bank card (either physical card or in Apple/Google/Samsung Pay) at the reader. It costs the same as the Travel Wallet ($2) and includes two free transfers, as long as you tap the same card. When using your physical card, remove it from your wallet first to ensure the proper card is charged.