Mt. Airy

Mt. Airy was incorporated into the city of Philadelphia in 1854. And like many other neighborhoods, it has held on to its separate sense of identity ever since. Unlike Germantown (with its connections to Colonial and Revolutionary history, for instance) or Chestnut Hill (with its history as a railroad suburb), Mt. Airy has a separate sense of history for different reasons, namely for all hard work that has gone to make it a diverse and integrated community that it is today.

Mt. Airy’s main thoroughfare is Germantown Avenue, which SEPTA's Route 23 runs up and down. Often referred to as just “The Avenue”, Germantown Avenue is the hub of the community and commercial activity in the neighborhood.

How to get there

The Chesnut Hill East Line services Mt. Airy, Sedgwick, Stenton, and Washington Lane Stations in East Mt. Airy. The Chestnut Hill West Line services Allen Lane, Carpenter, Upsal and Tulpehocken Stations in West Mt. Airy. Bus routes 23, H, and XH also serve the area.


Regional Rail Zone 2:

A one-way ticket purchased from a conductor is $6.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends. If you buy your ticket from a SEPTA sales office beforehand, the fare is $5.25 on weekdays and $4.25 on weekends.


One-way fare is $2.50 cash. You must have exact change if paying the cashier. The cashier cannot make change.

Your best bet is a SEPTA Key Card. 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.  

Best part – your SEPTA Key gets you more than just a ride. Flash it for discounts on food, drink, museums, sports, shops and more. Click here for a full list of Partners.

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