This week’s Route of the Week is the Route 33, which runs between Penn's Landing and 23rd & Venango. Streetcars originally traveled on the Route 33 via Arch Street. However, in 1955, buses took over and the routing eventually changed to Market Street. In 1992, the Route 33 was extended to Penn’s Landing, its current terminus.
After leaving Penn’s Landing, the Route 33 travels down Market Street through Center City, and eventually winds it way through North Philadelphia to SEPTA’s 23rd and Venango Bus Loop.
The Route 33 makes it easy to stop at a number of our Perks Partners. Whether you’re stopping by Reading Terminal Market, or heading to an exhibit at the Franklin Institute, the Route 33 can get you there. This Memorial Day Weekend, the Route 33 can take you to Sail Philadelphia on the Delaware River Waterfront, and you can get 20% off with your Key or Pass! Some other Perks along the Route 33 are the Eastern State Penitentiary, Momo's Tree House and Sonny’s Famous Cheesesteaks. You can also connect with SEPTA Regional Rail at Jefferson and Suburban Station’s.
On a typical weekday, the Route 33 carries 13,061 passengers and travels 1,531 miles. So, whether you’re headed to Penn's Landing, exploring all that Center City has to offer, or looking for a convenient connection to North Philadelphia, let the Route 33 take you there!