Take SEPTA to Montgomery County

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SEPTA has teamed up with Visit Valley Forge to help promote how EASY it is to get from Philadelphia to Montgomery County on SEPTA. Looking to explore Montco? You've come to the right place! With 49 SEPTA Stations located in Montgomery County, there is a stop for everyone!  From Ambler to Ardmore, Norristown to Narberth, SEPTA has you covered. There are 49 station stops located across the entire county, which makes getting to Montgomery County VERY easy! So, go ahead, hop on SEPTA, and #MakeItMontco. 

Getting There

Getting to Montgomery County and all of its beauty is so quick on SEPTA! 

If you're taking Regional Rail from Center City, you can catch a train to Montgomery County at all five Center City Stations. They are: University City, 30th Street, Suburban Station, Jefferson Station, and Temple University Station

The following lines will connect you to  SEPTA stations in Montgomery County: Cynwyd Line, Lansdale/Doylestown Line, Manayunk/Norristown Line, Paoli/Thorndale Line, Warminster Line, and West Trenton Line

You can connect to the Norristown High Speed Line at 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby.  If you're coming from Center City, just hop the Market-Frankford Line Westbound to 69th Street Transportation Center. If you're coming from Delaware County, the Route 101 and 102 take you to 69th Street Transportation Center, where you can connect. You can also connect via SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 30, 65, 68, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 120, 123, and 126

Once you're there, be sure to check out these Perks

 

Montco Stations

Norristown High Speed Line

Norristown -  Swede & Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA 19401

Bridgeport -  5th & Merion Streets, Norristown, PA 19401

DeKalb St - Ford Street & Crooked Lane, Norristown, PA 19401

Hughes Park -  Crooked Lane & Yerkes Road, Upper Merion, PA 19087

Gulph Mills - Trinity Lane & Crest Way, Gulph Mills, PA 19087

Ardmore Ave - Ardmore Avenue & Haverford Road, Ardmore, PA 19003

Ardmore Junction - Hathaway Lane & Haverford Road, Ardmore, PA 19003


Paoli/Thorndale Line 

Rosemont - 43 Airdale Road, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Bryn Mawr - 54 N. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Haverford - 43 Haverford Station Road & Station Road, Haverford, PA 19041

Ardmore - 39 Station Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003

Wynnewood - 67 E. Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096

Narberth - 211 Elmwood Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072

Merion - 293 Idris Road, Merion, PA 19066


Cynwyd Line 

Cynwyd - 1 E. Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Bala - Bala & City Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004


Manayunk/Norristown Line

Norristown - 793 Markley Street, Norristown, PA 19401

Main Street Norristown - 305 W. Main Street at Markley Street, Norristown, PA 19401

Norristown Transportation Center - Lafayette & Swede Streets, Norristown, PA 19401

Conshohocken - 10 Washington Street, Conshohocken, PA 19428

Spring Mill - 98 Station Avenue, Conshohocken, PA 19428

Miquon - 1096 River RoadMiquon, PA 19452


Lansdale/Doylestown Line

Link Belt - 3367 E. Walnut Street, Chalfont, PA 18914

Colmar - Bethlehem Pike & Walnut Street, Colmar, PA 18915

Fortuna - 101 Cowpath Road, Lansdale, PA 19446

9th Street - 141 West 9th Street, Lansdale, PA 19446

Lansdale - 80 W. Main Street, Lansdale, PA 19446

Pennbrook - 1114 Church Road, Lansdale, PA 19446

North Wales - 605 Beaver Street & Wissahickon Avenue, North Wales, PA 19454

Gwynedd Valley - 521 Plymouth Road, Ambler, PA 19002

Penllyn - 908 Pershing Rd. Blue Bell, PA 19422

Ambler - 35 W. Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002

Fort Washington  - 7299 Station Avenue, Fort Washington, PA 19034

Oreland - 1502 Bruce Rd. Oreland, PA 19075

North Hills - 85 Station Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038

Glenside - 49 W. Glenside Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038

Jenkintown-Wyncote - 2 Greenwood Avenue, Jenkintown, PA 19046

Elkins Park - 7876 Spring Avenue, Elkins Park, PA 19027

Melrose Park - 900 Valley Road, Melrose Park, PA 19027


Warminster Line 

Hatboro - 40 S. Penn Street, Hatboro, PA 19040

Willow Grove - 215 Davisville Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090

Crestmont - 2198 Rubicam Avenue, Abington, PA 19001

Roslyn - 1095 Easton Road, Abington, PA 19001

Ardsley - 2620 Jenkintown Road, Glenside, PA 19038


West Trenton Line:

Philmont - 106 Tomlinson Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Bethayres - 500 Station Avenue, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Meadowbrook - 1430 Old Valley Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046

Rydal - 1470 Susquehanna Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046

Noble - 801 Old York Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046


The stations in pink represent each of the stations in Montgomery County. For a PDF [larger] version of the map, click here

How to Pay 

Regional Rail:

The best and most cost-effective option is to buy your ticket ahead of time from a SEPTA Sales Office. Tickets purchased from there will cost $5.25 and $6.75 on weekdays, and between $4.25 and $5.25 on weekends.  A one-way ticket purchased from a conductor costs between $6 and $8 (depending on your zone) on weekdays and between $5.00 and $7 on weekends.

Have a paper TransPass or TransPass loaded on your SEPTA Key? You're in luck! You can use your TransPass on ALL SEPTA Regional Rail Lines on weekends!

You can also purchase an Independence Pass for $13 (one person) or $30 (families). This allows you unlimited one-day travel on SEPTA Buses, the Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line, Trolleys, Norristown High Speed Line, and Regional Rail. Independence Passes can be purchased beforehand at a SEPTA Sales Office, or on-board a Regional Rail Train from your Conductor.

Norristown High-Speed Line:

One-way cash fare is $2.50 cash. 

You may want to consider a  SEPTA Key Card. The SEPTA Key is a reloadable, reusable card that is available from Fare Kiosks at 69th Street Transportation Center. The SEPTA Key Travel Wallet allows you to pay as you go and you'll receive a discount for each ride ($2.00 versus the $2.50 cash fare). You must load a minimum of $10 [which will get you 5 rides]. Funds in your Travel Wallet can only be used to pay for one (1) person. It cannot be tapped multiple times to pay for anyone traveling with you. 

A SEPTA One Day Convenience Pass is good for rides on all BusesMarket-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line, and Trolleys  - including the Norristown High Speed Line. Valid for eight rides in one calendar day by one person for $9.00. It is NOT valid for travel on Regional Rail. The pass is activated upon its first presentation to a SEPTA Operator or Cashier. A One Day Convenience Pass can be loaded on a SEPTA Key Card at a Fare Kiosk, or at a  SEPTA Sales Office.

You pay for the NHSL when you enter the train. Walk through the front door of the train and make sure to tap your SEPTA Key or swipe your SEPTA Pass at the validator or fare box next to the Operator. If you have exact change, make sure to place the change into the fare box next to the Operator. 

Montco Perks

Psst... You've got Perks! Check out a list of Montco spots where your SEPTA Key [or Pass] gets you more than just a ride! Check back often, as we are always adding more Perks! For more information on Perks, click here

Gypsy Blue - Located in Ambler, Gypsy Blue is an inviting neighborhood restaurant and bar with 24 beers on tap, 8 wines on tap, specialty cocktails, and delicious food. To get here, hop the Lansdale/Doylestown Line to Ambler Station


Wild Lilies Jewelry - Located in Ambler, Wild Lilies Jewelry sells trendy, chic, sophisticated, and classic earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, and more! To get here, hop the Lansdale/Doylestown Line to Ambler Station


Denney Electric Supply - Located in Ambler, they are consistently ranked as a Top 200 distributor, Denney Electric Supply also engages in a wide variety of commercial lighting projects. To get here, hop the Lansdale/Doylestown Line to Ambler Station


Dunkin' Donuts - Located all throughout Montgomery County, there's no better way to start a Tuesday than by participating in Transit TuesDDay! Find your nearest Dunkin, then click here to PLAN YOUR TRIP! 


Ambler Theater - Located in downtown Ambler, this movie theater specializes in art & foreign films, plus kids' events & guest lecturers. To get here, hop the Lansdale/Doylestown Line to Ambler Station.


Hiway Theater -  A nonprofit, community-based movie theater located in Jenkintown, that specializes in independent, art, and foreign films. To get here, hop the Warminster, West Trenton, or Lansdale/Doylestown Lines to Jenkintown-Wyncote Station. 


Xtra 101 - A fun, friendly place for women (and men) to shop for clothing and accessories, located in downtown Ambler. To get here, hop the Lansdale/Doylestown Line to Ambler Station.


Robeks Fresh Juices & Smoothies -  Blended juices, protein shakes & smoothies in a bright setting located in Suburban Square in Ardmore. To get here, hop the Paoli/Thorndale Line to Ardmore Station. Or hop the Norristown High Speed Line to Ardmore Ave. Suburban Square is just a short walk from both stations. 


Elmwood Park Zoo - This famous zoo located in Norristown currently maintains a collection of over 100 species primarily indigenous to the Americas. To get there, take SEPTA's Manayunk/Norristown Line or Norristown High Speed Line to Norristown Transportation Center. From there, Bus Routes 90, 96, and 98 get you within walking distance. 


Elmwood Park Zoo - Treetop Adventures - Norristown: Features over 50 challenge games and zip lines that span up to 50 feet above the ground in the trees of the Zoo. To get there, take SEPTA's Manayunk/Norristown Line or Norristown High Speed Line to Norristown Transportation Center. From there, Bus Routes 90, 96, and 98 get you within walking distance. 


Roberts Block Restaurant - An American dining & a solid cocktail list in a rustic-chic space located in Glenside, right next to SEPTA's Glenside's train station. To get there, hop the Warminster or Lansdale/Doylestown Line to Glenside Station


 

Montco Destinations 

Montgomery County is made up of a number of small, downtown areas, that help to make the county unique. Below you can find a list of those towns, how to get to each of them on SEPTA, main attractions, and even SEPTA Perks! 

Ambler - Boasting some of the best dining in Montgomery County, Ambler's walkable downtown features a wide range of restaurants, as well as theaters, shopping, and tons of events! To get here, hop the Lansdale/Doylestown Line to Ambler Station. For more info on Perks and Local Happenings in Ambler, click here


Ardmore - Nicknamed the “Main Street of the Main Line,” Downtown Ardmore is home to some of the area's best dining, shopping, and nightlife. To get here, hop the Paoli/Thorndale Line to Ardmore Station. Or hop the Norristown High Speed Line to Ardmore Ave. For more info on Perks and Local Happenings in Ardmore, click here


Conshohocken - A unique and vibrant community located on the banks of the Schuylkill River, it's located just 15 miles from Center City. To get here, hop the Manayunk/Norristown Line to Conshohocken Station. For more info on Perks and Local Happenings in Conshy, click here


Fort Washington - A charming and beautiful suburb of Philadelphia. In addition to preserving its history, Fort Washington is also home to some of the best golfing and gardens in the area. To get here, hop the Lansdale/Doylestown Line to Fort Washington Station. For more info on Perks and Local Happenings in Fort Washington, click here


Jenkintown - One of the oldest boroughs in Montgomery County, Jenkintown is filled with history, shops, restaurants, bars, and an impressive art scene. So easy to get here on SEPTA! Just hop the Warminster, West Trenton, or Lansdale/Doylestown Lines to Jenkintown-Wyncote Station. For more info on Perks and Local Happenings in Jenkintown, click here


Lansdale - A community on the rise! Its dining scene continues to grow with award-winning restaurants dotting its main street. First Fridays are a great time to discover this hidden gem near the center of Montco. Get here on SEPTA's Lansdale/Doylestown Line - just hop off at Lansdale Station. For more info on Perks and Local Happenings in Lansdale, click here


Narberth - Known for its walkable and charming downtown, Narberth has everything from dining, nightlife, shopping, and family-fun entertainment. To get here, take SEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale Line to Narberth Station. You can also get here via SEPTA's Bus Route 44. For more info on Perks and Local Happenings in Narberth, click here


Norristown - Home to many diverse restaurants in town, shopping in close proximity, miles of nature trails, Norristown Arts Hill district, and so much more. For more info on Perks and Local Happenings in Norristown, click here


King of Prussia  - Located 25 miles northwest of Philadelphia, King of Prussia is home to the largest retail mall on the East Coast. For more info Perks and Local Happenings in KOP, click here


Valley Forge - Featuring unparalleled history at Valley Forge National Historical Park, Valley Forge is a great place to explore! For more info Perks and Local Happenings in Valley Forge, click here

About Visit Valley Forge 

The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board is a private, non-profit membership sales and marketing organization which actively promotes the Valley Forge area and Montgomery County as a convention site and leisure visitor destination by promoting patronage of its member hotels, restaurants, attractions, and services.

About SEPTA

SEPTA is the nation’s sixth largest public transportation system and the largest in Pennsylvania with a vast network of fixed route services that include buses, trains, and trolleys. Our service operates over 2,200 square miles and transports over one million passengers in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties and in Trenton and West Trenton, New Jersey, Newark and Wilmington, Delaware. SEPTA service also provides riders with access to regional, national and international travel via Amtrak, NJ Transit, the Port Authority Transit Corporation High Speed Line and airlines serving Philadelphia International Airport. For schedules, maps, fare info, and more - click here

About Perks

SEPTA Perks is a rider loyalty program. No need to sign up - if you have a SEPTA Pass or SEPTA Key you get you discounts on food, drink, museums, sports, shops and more! Use your valid SEPTA Key, TrailPass, TransPass, or One Day Independence Pass and receive discounts to any of our Perks Partners. It’s that easy! No special coupons or member cards needed. Just flash your SEPTA Pass or Key and you’re an instant VIP.