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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
  • Runs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Evening hours from 6-10 p.m. (through Dec. 31)
  • Christmas Eve (Dec. 24): 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Christmas Day (Dec. 25): Closed

PHLASH Holiday Service – New Daytime and Evening Holiday Service for 2014

On Friday, November 28, 2014 – the day after Thanksgiving – PHLASH will resume daily service to popular Philadelphia attractions for the remainder of the holiday season. And the brand new Holiday Evening Loop offers expanded evening service for visitors as they explore the city’s holiday lights and other nighttime attractions. More info below.

PHLASH Daytime Holiday Route

Nov. 28 – Dec. 31

PHLASH Holiday Daytime service will be available every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the following 20 stops.


PHLASH Evening Holiday Route

Nov. 28 – Dec. 31

PHLASH Holiday Evening service will be available every 15 minutes from 6 – 10 p.m. at the following 15 stops.

The five stops marked H1 through H5 are the new stops added for the evening PHLASH route that will take visitors to attractions with evening holiday activities like Franklin Square.

Download the PHLASH Holiday 2014 route map

Holidays in Philadelphia

Philadelphia offers plenty to do during the holidays, including the traditional Macy’s Christmas Light Show in Center City and outdoor family fun at the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest at Penn’s Landing. Plan your holiday experience with our complete guide to the holidays. For our top picks, must-see attractions and more, click the button below.

View holiday attractions in philadelphia



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: From November 28-December 31, you must enter the garage by 9 a.m. and depart by 11 p.m. to recieve 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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