Today - December 15, 2022 - SEPTA launched a mobile ticketing pilot program that offers riders an easy-to-use option to purchase tickets for one or more people using a smartphone.
SEPTA Key Tix is available within the SEPTA app for trips on buses, trolleys, the Broad Street Line, Market-Frankford Line, and Norristown High Speed Line. The Authority plans to expand the program to Regional Rail in 2023.
Customers can use a credit or debit card to download a QR-code “ticket” that can be read at fareboxes and turnstiles. Note: You cannot use Travel Wallet to purchase a SEPTA Key Tix.
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.
This program 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.
More than 1,200 people have already tested the program during a closed pilot in Fall 2022 and the beta is now open for anyone to join.
Interested customers can participate in the SEPTA Key Tix pilot by downloading the Android or Apple version of the SEPTA app. Detailed instructions and FAQs are available here.
In the coming months - SEPTA will also accept contactless bankcards and credit cards for trips on buses, trolleys, the Broad Street Line, Market-Frankford Line, and Norristown High Speed Line. This feature will give riders the capability to tap their personal bank/credit card or phone with mobile payment services such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay.
More information about this upcoming pilot program will be announced soon. Stay tuned!