This week’s Route of the Week is SEPTA’s Route 33, which is a Night Owl Bus Route. Streetcars originally travled the 33 via Arch Street. However, in 1955 Buses took over and the routing eventually changed to Market Street. In 1992 the Route was extended to Penn’s Landing, which is the 33’s current terminus.
After leaving Penn’s Landing, the 33 travels down Market Street through Center City, and eventually winds it way through North Philadelphia to SEPTA’s 23rd and Venango Bus Loop.
Current Route 33 map
SEPTA’s Route 33 make’s it easy to stop at a number of our Pass Perks Partners. Whether you’re stopping by Reading Terminal Market, or heading to an exhibit at the Franklin Institute, SEPTA’s Route 33 can get you there. Some other Pass Perks locations along the Route 33 are the Eastern State Penitentiary, Summerfest at the Blue Cross RiverRink and Sonny’s Famous Cheesesteaks. You can also connect with SEPTA Regional Rail at Jefferson and Suburban Station’s.
On a typical weekday, SEPTA’s Route 33 carries 13,537 passengers and travels 1,531 miles. So, whether you’re looking to explore all that Center City has to offer, or looking for a convenient connection to North Philadelphia, let SEPTA’s Route 33 take you there.