There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here for a full list of fare options.
One way fare on a bus and on the Broad Street Line is $2.50 cash. You must have exact change if paying the operator or cashier. They cannot make change.
Your best bet, is a SEPTA Key Card. Available from SEPTA Sales Offices or from Fare Kiosks located in all Broad Street and Market-Frankford Line Stations. The SEPTA Key Travel Wallet allows you to pay as you go and you'll receive a discount for each ride ($2 versus the $2.50 cash fare). It's just like using a token without all that heavy metal in your pocket or purse, and it's certainly much better than paying with cash. You can use cash, credit, debit or tokens [$2 value each] to add funds to your Travel Wallet. Plus it's reloadable and reusable.
You can register your SEPTA Key at https://www.septakey.org/ this way if you lose it, you don't lose the value on the card. And while you're there, set up auto reload so your SEPTA Key is ready to go all season long! Please note, 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.
Quick Trips are also available from Fare Kiosks located in every station on the Broad Street Line and Market-Frankford Line. The kiosks accept credit/debit cards, cash [no exact change needed!] and tokens [one token will get you one Quick Trip]. You can purchase one-way Quick Trip tickets for travel at any MFL/BSL station for use at any MFL/BSL station. This allows you the flexibility to buy two Quick Trips at one time – one for the start of your trip, and the second for your return trip. All Quick Trip tickets must be used on the date of purchase. Unlike SEPTA Key, Quick Trips are not reloadable or reusable.