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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:

  • PHLASH runs from May–December
  • Weekend service only September 5–November 23, 2014
  • Expanded Holiday Service: Daily, November 28-December 31, 2014

Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

The super-popular Philadelphia Marathon returns with a weekend of weekend fun from November 21-23. Runners participating in the marathon and additional races during the weekend event can ride the PHLASH FREE when they show their racing bib. Friends, family or those just attending the marathon can ride the PHLASH for only $2 per ride or $5 all-day.


PHLASH Holiday Service

Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, November 28, PHLASH will resume daily service to popular Philadelphia attractions through the holiday season. PHLASH service will be available every 15 minutes from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. until December 31, 2014.


Catch the PHLASH bus between Penn’s Landing and the Please Touch Museum from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Stops along the PHLASH route include:

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

Download the PHLASH Holiday 2014 route map

Holiday Evening Loop

New for the 2014 holiday season, the Holiday Evening Loop offers expanded nighttime service for families as they explore the city’s holiday attractions. Operating every 15 minutes from 6-10 p.m., PHLASH buses will run along the normal route (excluding stops 7-15 and 16) and will offer five additional stops near popular holiday attractions:

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Single tickets ($2 per person) and all-day passes ($5 per person) can be purchased aboard the PHLASH with exact change only. PHLASH tickets and passes can be purchased at participating hotels and all Visitor Center locations below:

  • Independence Visitors Center, 6th & Market Streets
  • Sister Cities Park Visitor Center, 18th Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Fairmount Park Visitor Center, 16th Street & John F. Kennedy Boulevard
  • City Hall Visitor Center, Broad & Market Streets, Room 121

Purchase PHLASH passes online, in advance using the buttons below.

Buy Single Ride Pass

Buy All-Day Pass

Note: Children 4 and under, seniors, and holders of SEPTA TrailPass, TransPass, one-day Independence Pass or Family one-day Independence Pass ride FREE.

Find PHLASH On-The-Go

Find the closest PHLASH bus to your location when you’re on-the-go at View the PHLASH Route Map on your mobile phone to get real-time updates on the location of each PHLASH bus and get an approximate time to their next stop.

view real-time Phlash Map

Park & Ride Discounts

Park, ride, and save with discounted parking rates* at the following Philadelphia Parking Authority garages when you show your PHLASH Pass:

  • AutoPark: 2nd & Sansom Streets – $7.00
  • AutoPark: 5th & Market Streets – $10.00
  • AutoPark: 8th & Filbert Streets – $8.00
  • AutoPark: 10th & Ludlow Streets – $7.00
  • AutoPark: 10th & Filbert Streets – $6.00

*Please Note: Through November 23, you must enter the parking garage after 9 a.m. and depart by 7 p.m. to receive the discounted parking rate. From November 28-December 31, you must enter by 9 a.m. and depart by 11 p.m. for the discounted rate.


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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