Greater Philadelphia residents looking to “Explore America” can do just that without leaving the city and with help from SEPTA.
The 2016 Philadelphia International Flower Show celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service, paying homage to parks and historic sites from across the United States. Visitors can “trek” through Yellowstone, the Great Smoky Mountains, Appalachian Trail and more, starting their travels simply by riding a SEPTA bus, train or trolley to the Flower Show, which will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center March 5-13.
SEPTA makes it easy for riders to experience the beauty of the Flower Show: the “One Day Independence Pass” and “Family Independence Pass” offer customers convenient, economical and unlimited one-day travel on all SEPTA trains, trolleys and buses. The Flower Show is open Saturday, March 5 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, March 6 from 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Monday-Friday, March 7-11 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, March 12 from 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Sunday, March 13 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Showgoers can beat the morning and evening commuter crowds by traveling to the Convention Center before and after rush hour. Independence Passes are not valid on Regional Rail trains arriving to Center City before 9;30 a.m. on weekdays.
The One Day Independence Pass costs $12 per person. The $29 Family Independence Pass provides unlimited travel for one family of up to five people, traveling together on any one day, on all regularly scheduled SEPTA service (at least one person, but no more than two, must be 18 years of age or older). While additional fees apply on Regional Rail travel to and from Trenton and West Trenton, NJ, customers still save when purchasing Independence Passes over individual rail tickets.
Passes can be purchased in advance – they are not activated until the date they are punched by a SEPTA operator, cashier or conductor. Independence Passes are sold at all SEPTA Regional Rail Ticket Offices, SEPTA Sales Offices, the Transit Gift Store at 1234 Market Street and online. Independence Passes can also be purchased on board SEPTA Regional Rail trains.
As an added bonus, SEPTA customers can purchase discounted Flower Show tickets – $28 for adults and $15 for children ages 2-16- at all major SEPTA Transit Sales Offices and Regional Rail Ticket Offices.
For more information on tickets, passes and schedules, click here or call SEPTA Customer Service at (215) 580-7800