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Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties

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Seniors Ride Transit Free on SEPTA

Senior Citizens may use one of the valid forms of ID shown below OR they may use a valid PA Driver's License or PA photo ID Card to ride on SEPTA. IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO COME TO 1234 MARKET STREET TO HAVE YOUR PHOTO TAKEN TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE TRAVEL ON SEPTA TRANSIT SERVICES. CHECK WITH YOUR STATE SENATOR OR REPRESENTATIVE FOR DETAILS ABOUT COMPLETING THE SEPTA KEY SENIOR ID CARD APPLICATION PROCESS AT THEIR LOCAL OFFICE.

To Ride, Seniors Must Show One of the Following Valid Forms of ID:

Senior Citizens, age 65 and older, can ride FREE, at all times, on SEPTA Bus, Trolley, Subway, and Norristown High Speed services (see below for Regional Rail).

PA Driver License
PA Driver License
PA Non-Driver Identification Card
PA Non-Driver Identification Card
Railroad Retirment Card
Railroad Retirement Card
Medicare Card
Medicare Card
PA Senior Citizen Transit ID Card
PA Senior Citizen
Transit ID Card (Female)

PA Senior Citizen Transit ID Card (Male - Blue)
PA Senior Citizen
Transit ID Card (Male)

SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card
SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card
(Tap at farebox and turnstile for free travel on Transit and present to Conductor when paying fare
to ride Regional Rail. Visit the SEPTA Key microsite Senior ID Cards FAQ's for additional information)


Regional Rail rides within the State of Pennsylvania

$1.00 for all seniors with a valid form of ID (see above examples).


To obtain a Pennsylvania Senior Citizen Transit Identification Card

The application for a Senior Citizen Transit Identification Card is available to download or may be obtained in person at the Customer Service location at 1234 Market Street.

If you prefer to download, print and complete the Senior Citizen Transit ID application ahead of time, please make sure all fields above the words "This Section To Be Completed By Transit Agency" on the application are filled in. You may contact Customer Service at (215) 580-7800 to request an application by mail, or visit a Customer Service location.

Applicants for a Senior Citizen Transit Identification Card must appear in person to complete the application process. You will have your photo taken as part of the registration process.

Visit the location in the lobby at SEPTA Headquarters:
1234 Market St., Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Applicants are required to show at least one form of accepted identification along with a completed application.

Accepted Forms Of Identification
Armed Forces Discharge/Separation Papers
Baptismal Certificate
Birth Certificate
Resident Alien Card
Yellow PACE Card (Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly)
Passport/Naturalization Papers
Pennsylvania ID Card (Non-Driver)
Photo Drivers License
Statement of Age Verification from the U.S. Social Security Administration

Replacement of Lost Cards

Lost or Stolen Senior cards will be replaced one (1) time at no cost. A second replacement card will not be issued until one (1) year elapses from the date of the original replacement.

Additional Information

The attachments below are available to view in PDF (Portable Document Format)

Senior Fare Information | Chinese | Spanish