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SEPTA's Mann Loop

The Way to Go to the Show on SEPTA!

Heading to a show at The Mann? Forget driving - because SEPTA IS THE PHILLY WAY TO GO!

The Mann Loop takes you from Center City directly to The Mann via 7 conveniently located stops. 

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Getting from Center City to The Mann in Fairmount Park has never been easier, thanks to The Mann Loop! The Loop drops you off right out front of The Mann with time to spare before the show. Stopping at major locations in Center City, The Mann Loop provides an easy and convenient one seat trip to the show.

The Mann Loop is a special route created specifically for select shows at The Mann. The Loop picks you up from 7 different stops in Center City and takes you directly to The Mann. The stops include Locust & W Rittenhouse Square, Broad & Locust Street, Broad & Chestnut Street, Juniper & Commerce Street, 15th & JFK, 20th & JFK, and 26th & Ben Franklin Parkway. Forget parking or other expensive alternatives, SEPTA's Mann Loop is the cheapest and best way to see a show at The Mann!

The Mann Loop does not run for daytime events. SEPTA Bus Routes 38, 40 and 43 stop within walking distance of the Mann. The stop for Routes 40 and 43 is located at 49th Street and Parkside Avenue. The stop for Route 38 is located at the intersection of Belmont Avenue and Avenue of the Republic (formerly North Concourse Drive) or South Concourse Drive. You can also take the Route 15 to 45th & Girard.

Ways to Pay

You pay for The Mann Loop the same way you would for any other SEPTA ride. The loop accepts ALL regular base SEPTA fares. There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you.

For easy travel to the show - remember to load your SEPTA Key card or use a credit or debit card to download a QR-code “ticket” that can be read at the farebox. Best part - SEPTA Key Tix gives families and friends traveling together the capability to scan once and pay fares for up to five riders using a single barcode! SEPTA Key Tix does not replace SEPTA Key cards - but instead provides a simple solution for occasional riders without a SEPTA Key card that want to enjoy the same benefits as cardholders - including a $2 fare and one free transfer per transit trip. Available in the official SEPTA App - SEPTA Key Tix is a new and convenient way to pay using your smartphone! Not available on Regional Rail - yet!

ICYMI SEPTA customers can tap now their contactless credit card, debit card, smart phone or watch to ride SEPTA buses, trolleys, and subways. Regional Rail will follow in Summer 2024. Riders on SEPTA’s city and suburban buses, trolleys, Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line, and Norristown High Speed Line can simply tap any credit or debit card, in physical form or through apps like Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay at a turnstile and as they board a bus or trolley. Contactless does not replace SEPTA Key cards – however it provides a simple solution for occasional riders who want to enjoy the same benefits as cardholders including a discounted $2 one-way fare and up to two transfers.

And remember - if you're transferring from one transit mode to another - your first two transfers are FREE if you're using Travel Wallet or SEPTA Key Tix! 

And yes - a SEPTA Key card initially costs $4.95 but when you register the card at, $4.95 is added to the card's Travel Wallet which you can use for future rides or towards the purchase of another pass.

Don't forget - kids under 12 and seniors 65+ RIDE FREE!

Stops, Schedules & Map 

The Loop stops around different locations within Center City. Schedule times change based on the show time. Leave yourself plenty of time when waiting for the Mann Loop. You should arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled times. Please note the Mann Loop does not run for every show.

Check out the stops on the map below:

Mann Loop Dates/Shows

HERE is the Mann Loop's 2024 schedule!

The Mann 2024 Event List 

Click HERE for a list of all shows at The Mann.

About The Mann 

The Mann has served for many decades as the City of Philadelphia’s premier outdoor summer performing arts festival, presenting a wide array of cultural programming and popular events that has created a lifetime of memories for generations of Philadelphians. At its 20-acre home in West Fairmount Park, the Mann is poised to launch an exciting, creative and comprehensive plan for the future that will position it with all Philadelphia residents and visitors alike as the Delaware Valley’s town square—the “go to” place for consistently high-quality, compelling, accessible and fun, communal entertainment events, as well as powerful educational experiences.