The Independence Pass is ideal for individuals looking for the independence [ha!] of convenient and economical travel on SEPTA for one day.
With an Independence Pass, you can travel on all SEPTA modes - Regional Rail, Trolleys, Buses, Broad Street Line, Market-Frankford Line, and the Norristown High Speed Line - to restaurants, shopping, casinos, sporting events ⚽️ 🏀 🏈 ⚾️ 🏒 and other attractions in the Greater Philadelphia region.
One Independence Pass gets you ten (10) rides. All rides on an Independence Passes must be taken in one day. Cost is $13.00. If you're coming from the suburbs that's $1 cheaper than buying your round-trip ticket on board the train! And you get 8 more rides!
Effective September 3, 2019, One Day Individual Independence Passes are no longer available for purchase from a Conductor on board a Regional Rail train. Paper Independence Passes still available for purchase at Transit and Regional Rail Station Ticket Offices.
Best bet is to load an Independence Pass on to a SEPTA Key card. You can do this at a Regional Rail Station Fare Kiosk (you'll find these at Jefferson Station, 30th Street Station, Suburban Station, Temple University Station, University City Station, and at Philadelphia International Airport), SEPTA Transit/Regional Rail Sales or Ticket Window, or online at septakey.org. And yes - a SEPTA Key card initially costs $4.95 but when you register the card at septakey.org, $4.95 is added to the card's Travel Wallet which you can use for future rides or towards the purchase of another pass.
Paper Independence Passes and Independence Passes on Key Cards can be purchased ahead of time. They become active the first time they are used.