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PHLASH Downtown Loop

See Philadelphia in a PHLASH


The PHLASH is the quick, easy and inexpensive connection to key Philadelphia historic attractions and cultural institutions. Credit: J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia


Dates & Hours:

  • Daily service: April 23-September 7; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday-Sunday only: September 11-November 22; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Daily service: November 27, 2015-January 3, 2016; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Special Weekday PHLASH Schedule for the Pope Visit and World Meeting of Families

The PHLASH, the signature bright purple bus offering quick and convenient transportation to Philadelphia’s top attractions, will be operating on a special weekday schedule during the World Meeting of Families (WMOF). Please note the PHLASH will not be in service the weekend of Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia, September 25-27, 2015.

  • WMOF Service: September 21-24: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with some detours, especially on and around the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • No Service Friday, September 25, Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27

For the most current information on any potential changes to the PHLASH route in the week leading up to the papal visit, click the button below.



Click the button below to purchase single ride or all-day passes in advance of your trip online at the Independence Visitor Center.

buy all-day pass online

buy single ride pass online

PHLASH Route Stops (Non-holiday)

  1. Penn’s Landing (Chestnut Street Overpass)
  2. 3rd & Market Streets
  3. 6th & Market Streets; Independence Visitor Center
  4. 12th &Market Streets
  5. 16th Street & John F. Kennedy Blvd.
  6. Sister Cities Park, 18th Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  7. 20th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  8. 22nd Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  9. 22nd Street & Fairmount Avenue
  10. Fairmount & Pennsylvania Avenues
  11. 26th Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway – Use this stop to transfer for Philadelphia Zoo, Please Touch Museum and Fairmount Park
  12. 34th Street & Girard Avenue (Philadelphia Zoo)
  13. Memorial Hall, 4231 Avenue of the Republic (Please Touch Museum)
  14. 34th Street
  15. Eakins Oval
  16. 20th Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  17. Logan Square, 18th Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  18. 17th & John F. Kennedy Blvd.
  19. 16th & Market Street
  20. 12th & Market Streets
  21. 6th & Market Streets; Independence Visitor Center
  22. 2nd & Market Streets

View Full Route Map

Click the image below to view the full PHLASH route map.

Download Route Map

Visitor Center Locations

Need assistance or information during your visit to Philadelphia? Head to the nearest visitor center for attraction information, guides and purchase passes for the PHLASH. Visitor centers are located at:

  1. Independence Visitor Center, 6th & Market Streets
  2. Sister Cities Park Visitor Center, 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  3. Fairmount Park Welcome Center, 16th Street & John F. Kennedy Blvd. (LOVE Park)
  4. City Hall Visitor Center, City Hall, Broad and Market Streets, Room 121

Park & Ride

Present a PHLASH Pass to the garage management office and receive a discounted daily parking rate at five area PPA parking garages. View participating garages and rates* below (note: you must enter the parking garage after 9 a.m. and depart by 7 p.m.).

  • AutoPark at 2nd & Sansom Streets: $7.00
  • AutoPark at Independence Mall, 5th & Market Streets: $10.00
  • AutoPark at 8th & Filbert Street, 801 Filbert Street: $8.00
  • AutoPark at Jefferson, 10th & Ludlow Streets: $7.00
  • AutoPark at The Gallery, 10th & Filbert Streets: $6.00

*Rates are subject to change, please check with garage upon arrival.


All PHLASH vehicles are wheelchair accessible.

For visitor information, contact a Visitor Services representative at (800) 537-7676 or visit For PHLASH customer services, operated by Krapf’s Coaches, call (484) 881-3574.

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