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The Philadelphia Auto Show

Auto show 2023

Explore the automotive industry’s latest creations at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the 2023 Philadelphia Auto Show January 28 through February 5!

Get your motor revving with more than a half of a million square feet of wood grain, leather and steel. Even if you're not in the market for a vehicle, this nine-day (and into night) fantasy camp on wheels welcomes you to study and sit in the newest, sportiest and most elegant rides. From the new breed of luxury small cars to the latest gen of muscle cars, super-smart eco-rides and heavy duty trucks there's something for everyone at the Philly Auto Show!

And here's the most important part - you DO NOT NEED A CAR to get to the Philadelphia Auto Show! We're running extra service for the event!

Show Hours

January 28, 2023 - February 5, 2023

Saturdays 9AM – 9PM
Sundays 9AM – 7PM
Weekdays 12NOON – 9PM

Tickets

Adults (age 13+): $17.00
Children (age 7-12): $11.00
Children 6 & under: FREE with ticketed adult
Seniors (age 62+, ID required): $11.00
Military (ID required): $14.00
Group e-tickets (20+): $13.50 (Click here to order physical group tickets)

Each ticket is valid for any day of the Auto Show but can be used only once. Please note: there is NO RE-ENTRY for the 2023 Show.

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: We're running more trains - more often! Check out this special schedule! 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 the game - remember to load your SEPTA Key card or purchase a Quick Trip from a Fare Kiosk. Or use a credit or debit card to download a QR-code “ticket” that can be read at fareboxes and turnstiles. Best part - SEPTA Key Tix gives families and friends traveling together the capability to scan once and pay fares for up to five riders using a single barcode! SEPTA Key Tix does not replace SEPTA Key cards - but instead provides a simple solution for occasional riders without a SEPTA Key card that want to enjoy the same benefits as cardholders - including a $2 fare and one free transfer per transit trip. Available in the official SEPTA App - SEPTA Key Tix is a new and convenient way to pay using your smartphone! Not available on Regional Rail - yet!

Note - paper One Day Independence Passes are no longer available for purchase. You can add a One Day FleX Pass to your SEPTA Key card. You can do this at a Regional Rail Station Fare Kiosk (you'll find these at Jefferson Station, William H. Gray III 30th Street Station, Suburban Station, Temple University Station, Penn Medicine 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.

BIG NEWS! You can use a credit card onboard Regional Rail.

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 January or February TrailPass, January or February TransPass (weekends only), SEPTA Key Senior ID Card/Current driver’s license with magnetic stripe (customers 65+ only), SEPTA Key Reduced Fare Card, a legacy/paper January or February TrailPass, legacy/paper January or February TransPass (weekends only), or SEPTA Regional Rail Quick Trip.

Last but not lease - Kids under 12 RIDE FREE when accompanied by an adult.

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

Cards issued or renewed are by appointment only.

Appointments can be made by phone or online.

Cards will be issued on the day of your appointment. 

  • Call 215-580-7145 - press #6 Call Center Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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, 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.