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The Philadelphia Auto Show

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Explore the automotive industry’s latest creations at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the 2020 Philadelphia Auto Show.

The Philadelphia Auto Show features more than 700 concept, classic, luxury and exotic cars on display, with every major vehicle manufacturer represented. All vehicles are arranged by category, making it easy to navigate the 700,000-square-foot display floor. Visitors can get up-close and personal with the newest vehicle models that will soon be at dealerships around the region. Check out the latest green vehicles or explore exotic vehicles, both old and new.

And here's the most important part - you DO NOT NEED A CAR to get to the Philadelphia Auto Show!

Show Hours

The show runs Saturday, 2/8/20 through Monday, 2/17/20 during the following hours:

Weekdays: 12noon – 10pm

President's Day: 9am – 5pm

Saturdays: 9am – 10pm

Sundays: 9am – 8pm

Tickets

Beginning Friday, 1/17/20, you can buy DISCOUNTED tickets to the Philadelphia Auto Show at all major SEPTA Transit Sales Offices and SEPTA Regional Rail Ticket Offices. Regular, adult admission price is $14. The SEPTA discounted price is $11. The discounted Auto Show admission tickets sold by SEPTA are valid for admittance to weekday shows only. Additional payment may be required on gate admittance on weekends. Seniors (62+) and kids (7-12) cost $7.

More ticket info here.

Getting There

Here's the most important part - you DO NOT NEED A CAR to get to the Philadelphia Auto Show! The Convention Center is a short walk from Jefferson Station, or you can ride the Market-Frankford Line to 11th or 13th, the Broad Street Line to City Hall or hop Routes 4, 16, 17, 23, 27, 33, 38, 44, 45, 48, 61, 78, 124 or 125.

Regional Rail: All trains stop at Jefferson Station, located beneath the Convention Center - you do not have to go outside to reach the show!

Market-Frankford Line: Take train to 11th Street Station. From there you can walk through Jefferson Station to reach the Convention Center. Again - you do not need to go outside! You can also ride the Broad Street Line to City Hall Station and either transfer to the Market-Frankford Line or walk to the Convention Center.

Bus: Routes 17, 23, 33, 38, 44, 45 & 48, and Routes 4, 16, 124 & 125 are within walking distance.

City Hall Station on the Broad Street Line is also nearby.

Click here for more info.

Before you head out, remember to check System Status for a complete view of the SEPTA system to see if service is running according to schedule or if there is any alteration in service. Also - download the Official SEPTA App for iPhone and Android (it's free!).

Fare Info

There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you. ‚Äč

For easy travel to-and-from the show on transit (Bus, Trolley, Broad Street Line, Market-Frankford Line, and Norristown High Speed Line), remember to load your SEPTA Key card or purchase a Quick Trip (Broad Street and Market-Frankford Line only) from a Fare Kiosk. If you opt for a Quick Trip, your best bet is to purchase two tickets before the show to avoid lines on the way home.

During the Auto Show, the One Day Independence Pass is valid on all SEPTA modes all day long (10 trips max). The One Day Independence Pass costs $13 per person and is available on the SEPTA Key card. You can load an Independence Pass on to a SEPTA Key card at a Regional Rail Station Fare Kiosk (you'll find these at Jefferson Station, 30th Street Station, Suburban Station, Temple University Station, University City Station, and at Philadelphia International Airport), SEPTA Transit/Regional Rail Sales or Ticket Window, or online at septakey.org. And yes - a SEPTA Key card initially costs $4.95 but when you register the card at septakey.org, $4.95 is added to the card's Travel Wallet which you can use for future rides or towards the purchase of another pass.

Please note - you can no longer buy a One Day Independence Pass on board the train.

Please note, if you are heading home after the show from Jefferson or Suburban Station, you need to pre purchase your ticket in order to move through the turnstiles before proceeding to the train platform. Accepted fares include a SEPTA Key card preloaded with a February TrailPass, February TransPass (weekends only), or One Day Independence Pas, SEPTA Key Senior ID Card/Current driver’s license with magnetic stripe (customers 65+ only), SEPTA Key Reduced Fare Card, a legacy/paper February TrailPass, legacy/paper February TransPass (weekends only), SEPTA Regional Rail Ticket, and legacy/paper One Day Independence Pass.

Seniors

We no longer accept Medicare Cards.

We no longer accept the paper PA Senior Citizen Transit ID Card.

We still accept valid Pennsylvania Driver's Licenses and Non-Driver IDs with a magnetic stripe on the back. But we do not accept the new licenses issued by PennDOT on or after July 2017 without magnetic stripes.

Seniors need a SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID card to receive free rides on Transit and Regional Rail.

You can apply for a SEPTA Key Senior ID Card at:

SEPTA Headquarters (Lower Lobby)

1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

SEPTA Accessible Travel Center

Room 109 Suburban Station

Participating Pennsylvania Senate and House offices in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties (please check with your legislator).

If you come to 1234 Market or to the Accessible Travel Center, you will receive your SEPTA Key Senior Card that same day. If you prefer to go to your legislator's office, you will receive your card in the mail in approximately 4 weeks.