There are plenty of other apps and websites to help you SEPTA Philly. This is a list of our favorites.
The official SEPTA app brings our entire transit network directly to you with convenient access to schedule information, real-time updates, trip planning, fare options, Perks, social media connections, and Customer Service.
Based on your feedback, the latest update (available 10/22/18 at 6p) gives you the option to receive push notifications to your phone with important service information. Choose the routes and lines that you want to receive notifications about, as well as the days and times you would like to receive them.
We've also added more station sorting options - when searching for a station, you now have the ability to sort by alphabetical order or by schedule order. Reverse the order of your Next to Arrive search by clicking the arrows next to your start and destination in order to quickly and easily view a return trip.
Since TransitView is one of the features most used, it is now integrated into the app, allowing for a cleaner and easier user experience. You can select up to 3 bus or trolley routes, then save your selections as favorites for next time.
When a new schedule is available, you'll simply receive a notification that will allow you to download the latest schedules whenever and wherever is convenient for you. Previously, some customers needed to download the latest version of the app in order to see the new schedules.
You can now expand and collapse your Favorites screen. You'll also notice the word "Edit" appears in the top right corner with the release of the app. Tapping on the word "Edit" gives you the power to drag and drop your Favorite trips into the order that is most convenient for you. If you no longer want a trip to appear in your Favorites, simply swipe to the left of the trip and tap on the red "Delete" button.
Twitter is just one of the convenient tools available to customers to check the status of service on the SEPTA system. We are now offering enhanced access to real time information with the option to customize your SEPTA Twitter feeds. For example, if you're only interested following the Route 10 Trolley, or the Norristown High Speed Line, or the Trenton Regional Rail Line, you can select those specific routes. Build your own customized SEPTA service feed using these links:
This new app has incident-reporting features that allow SEPTA riders to discreetly share safety & security tips with SEPTA Transit Police. The SEPTA Transit Watch app is available as a free download on both the Apple and Android stores. TThe app’s features include: Incident reporting - Including photo/video, a description of what is being observed, and the GPS location of the problem; Discretion - Riders may choose to send reports anonymously and a rider’s smartphone flash is automatically turned off when taking a photo; Two-way communication – SEPTA Police dispatcher may ask questions or provide instructions to the rider; BOLO alerts – “Be On the Look Out” messages may be sent to riders, regarding a person of interest being sought, such as a missing person or a criminal suspect. SEPTA Transit Watch is not just for customers with smartphones. Those with old-style flip phones can use “Text A Tip,” which allows them to reach SEPTA Transit Police with a simple text message to (215) 234-1911.
Philadelphia's Office of Emergency Management implemented a new system for city alerts called ReadyPhiladelphia. It's a change from Philadelphia's previous system, ReadyNotifyPA, so users will have to create a new account with ReadyPhiladelphia. Philadelphians can receive notifications about SEPTA delays, including trains, trolleys, buses and subways — via text, email or app alerts through ReadyPhiladelphia. You can sign up here, where everything is customizable, including time and geography. Users can add up to five addresses, and choose whether they want alerts 24/7 or just between business hours.ReadyPhiladelphia will also send alerts for other matters like: City of Philadelphia Government Closings, Delaware River Flooding Alerts, Emergency Alerts, Informational Alerts, PES Refining Complex Alerts, Phila Prison System Community Alerts, Philadelphia Court Closings, Philadelphia Health Information, Philadelphia Police Alerts, Schuylkill River Flooding Alerts, Weather Alerts 24x7 and Weather Alerts 7a - 9p.
SEPTA Transit (bus/trackless trolley, trolley, and high speed/subway) customers can get the next four scheduled trips - anywhere, anytime - by using a text message enabled cell phone. The service follows a "request-response" format. You make a request for information by sending a text message and the SMS service sends back a response by text message. Getting started is very simple. To sign up for the SMS Text Message System:
1. Open a new text message
2. Type the word septa (all lower case) in the message box
3. Send the text to 41411
4. You will receive a return text giving you the option to subscribe
5. Confirm by texting 'Y' so you can start receiving schedule information by text
Once your account is set up, you need the STOP ID number to get schedule information for a specific location which you can find here. STOP ID numbers can also be found on all SEPTA bus stops across the region and are also listed under the stop names on the text version of schedules on the web but please remember our timetables only show key time points not every stop on a route. To get route schedule information for a specific stop:
1. Open a new text message and type 'septa' and the STOP ID number
2. Send the text to 41411
3. Receive a return text with the next four scheduled trips
The PATCO Speedline, also known colloquially as the PATCO High Speed Line, Lindenwold High Speed Line, or simply PATCO, is a rapid transit system operated by the Port Authority Transit Corporation, which runs between Philadelphia, PA, and Camden County, NJ. The Speedline runs underground in Philadelphia, crosses the Delaware River on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, runs underground in Camden, then runs above ground in New Jersey until the east end of the line. The Port Authority Transit Corporation and the Speedline are owned and operated by the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA). The line transports over 38,000 people daily.
The SEPTA Market–Frankford Line connects to PATCO at the 8th Street Station, which is two blocks away from SEPTA's Jefferson Station, where all but one of SEPTA's Regional Rail trains stop. SEPTA's Broad Street Line connects to PATCO at the Walnut–Locust station via a short underground walkway to PATCO's 12th-13th & Locust, and 15-16th & Locust stations. The Broad-Ridge Spur connects to PATCO at the 8th Street Station via a pedestrian walkway.
Penn Transit's comprehensive system provides effective, efficient and safe integrated transit on and around campus within specific service boundaries. Transit Services are free of charge to all Penn community members holding a valid PennCard. Individuals with an I.D. from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia can also access Penn Buses or Shuttles at no charge. Persons with Drexel I.D. can access the bus service only.
Penn Transit’s shuttles and buses can help you travel, to, from and around campus safely and efficiently. When used with other options throughout University City and with specified service boundaries that extend into Center City, riders can utilize an integrated transit system that is accessible year round. Penn Shuttle Service operates 7 days a week, year-round and provides transportation to and from campus to West Philadelphia, Center City (late nights and weekends only) and Powelton Village within defined boundaries. Penn Bus East and Penn Bus West operate Monday through Friday year round, with the exception of all holidays observed by the University, and operate on a fixed schedule and an established route, picking up and delivering passengers at designated stops on campus and at any intersection with a stop sign or light along its route off campus.
Penn’s compact urban campus is well served by an extensive network of subway, bus, regional rail, national rail, car-sharing, and trolley lines that are located around the campus where public transit stops are never more than a five-minute walk from any part of campus. The University provides a number of programs to encourage faculty, staff, students and visitors to utilize public transportation. For more info, visit the SEPTA Travel Center @Penn to "ask a human" all of your SEPTA questions.
Loop through University City (LUCY®): A SEPTA-operated shuttle makes multiple stops between Penn’s campus and 30th Street Station, Monday – Friday, excluding major holidays, from 6:10 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This shuttle service is managed by the University City District, and is free for students, faculty and staff at University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Health System, University City Science Center and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia who present their institutional ID cards. All others can ride LUCY with standard SEPTA fare. Lucky for you, SEPTA tokens can be purchased in many locations across campus. Click here for LUCY schedule and route information. Click here for SEPTA information.
The City of Philadelphia launched Indego in 2015 as the city’s newest form of public transportation. It’s simple – with hundreds of self-service bikes and and more than 70 stations, Indego offers 24/7 access to the City on your schedule. Whether you use Indego for transportation, recreation, fitness, fun, or just to hang with friends – Indego is for you! So, where are you Indegoing?
This SEPTA travel feature offers Regional Rail riders real-time, point to point, schedule train information for trips between any two stations on our Regional Rail system. NTA is based on real time schedule information and will show the trips closest to the time you submit a request. If there are no trains ready to depart, then trip options based on scheduled train departures will be provided. For more info, click here.
Aside from services provided within the five county region, SEPTA works with neighboring transportation agencies to ensure connecting services, where possible, help travelers wishing to set out and explore more distant destinations. The agency websites linked here are all providers whom connect from SEPTA stations and extend the reach of our transportation network.
Amtrak: Serving points nationwide from 30th Street Station, Ardmore, Paoli, Trenton and Wilmington
NJ Transit: Serving points all around the State of New Jersey (including the shore) from Market Street in Philadelphia, 30th Street Station and Trenton Transit Center
PATCO: Providing service through Camden County on the high speed line to Lindenwold
DART First State: Serving points throughout the State of Delaware from Claymont, Wilmington, Churchman's Crossing and Newark
RushBus: Operated by the Bucks County TMA to provide connections from Bristol, Trevose, Warminster and Woodbourne
PART: Providing bus service in the Pottstown area
Route A: Operated by Krapf Bus and serving Coatesville, Exton, and West Chester
Never miss your SEPTA bus again. Open up the app and boom: upcoming departure times for all nearby transit lines are displayed in big text and bright colors. Plan your trip, set reminders, get notifications about disruptions. You can even request an Uber, reserve a car2go or grab the closest bike share.
GoPhillyGo is a new online mapping tool for the Greater Philadelphia area. There are two (2) easy ways to use the map: Explore Nearby Locations or Help Me Find Directions. The goal is to get you around the Greater Philly area by bike + foot + public transportation, combined. GoPhillyGo. Travel farther.