Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

Photo © Kelsey Jones for Campus Philly

Photo © Kelsey Jones for Campus Philly

Greater Philadelphia’s public transit system includes bus,trolley, elevated train, subway and Regional Rail lines. Check out the easy Trip Planner option available online, powered by Google Transit or Plan My Trip. / 215.580.7800

Regional Rail Lines
SEPTA service to surrounding suburbs and the airport. Late-night service is available on select trains on Friday/Saturday evenings. Prices vary according to destination, and tickets are available on board (cash only), online or at SEPTA stations. There are local and express trains, so be sure to note which you need in advance.

Broad Street Line
Commonly referred to as the subway, it runs north to south, passing La Salle, Temple, Center City and the sports complexes in South Philly. Free interchange to the Market-Frankford Line at City Hall Station. Please note there are local and express trains.

Market-Frankford Line
Also known as the El, it runs west to northeast, passing 69th Street Terminal, Penn, Drexel, Center City
and Frankford Transportation Center. Free interchange to the Broad Street Line at 15th Street Station.
Note that there are A and B skip-stop stations during rush hour.

Subway/Surface Lines (trolleys)
10, 11, 13, 34 and 36 serve West Philly. Route 15 operates along Girard Avenue between Fishtown and West Philly, including University City campuses.

Norristown High Speed Line /
Runs between 69th Street Terminal and Norristown Transportation Center.There are local and express trains.

There are more than 100 bus routes in the region; each has a number or letter. Schedules are available at

Web & Mobile SEPTA Resources

  • SMS Schedules
  • Schedules To Go
  • TransitView
  • Trip Planner (via Google Transit or Plan My Trip)

More information about how to use these resources can be found at