Friday, May 27 is National Road Trip Day! But be warned - if you have any summer road trip plans, you may want to look at your budget. Gas prices continue to soar in the Philadelphia area. As of today - the average in the Philadelphia five-county area is $4.89 per gallon! In New Jersey, it’s $4.73. Meanwhile, in Delaware, it’s $4.62.
And AAA says gas prices will keep rising as the busy summer travel season approaches.
According to AAA, over 465,000 people in the Philadelphia area will travel at least 50 miles during the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend - which is near pre-pandemic levels. AAA adds Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the more expensive summer gasoline blend, and demand are what's driving prices up - and they may continue to rise.
The good news. For less than half of the cost of a gallon of gas, you can ride the Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line, Norristown High Speed Line, buses, and trolleys - to all of these places - and more!
And did you know SEPTA has one of the largest regional rail systems in North America - and is the only one with a downtown through-running tunnel? Making it easy to take a one-seat trip from Doylestown to Ardmore!
Check out our How to Ride page for tips. Don't forget - we now offer FREE TRANSFERS on transit and kids under 12 ride FREE! We also now accept credit cards for payment on Regional Rail - and if you have a TransPass on your SEPTA Key card - it becomes an Anywhere TrailPass on weekends and holidays! You're trip is covered!
And for any first mile/last mile issues - we have more good news! Parking is FREE - yes free - at all SEPTA-owned lots through December 31, 2022. And we allow bikes on SEPTA! Check out this post for more info.
Check out what's happening and the way to go on SEPTA - here!