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Kindergarten through 12th Grade Students

Welcome to the SEPTA Key Student Fare Card Program

SEPTA is happy to work with the various School Districts in Southeastern Pennsylvania to help students eligible for transportation. The School Districts in which a student resides is responsible for the student's transportation to and from school, within the guidelines set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Student fares are available to all school districts within the SEPTA service area. The information below will be in effect for the upcoming 2021-22 Academic year, it does not apply to students attending summer programs.

The initial distribution of Key Student Fare Cards will occur during the first few days of schools. School Administrators will assign cards to students and transmit the card number to activate the card. The same card will be used throughout the school year; underclasspersons may continue to use the same Student Key Card during the next school year.

There is no cost to the Student or Parent/Guardian for this card, which can be used for travel on bus, trolley & subway.

Student Fare Cards are:

  • Distributed by your school to eligible students. You cannot get a Student Fare Card directly from SEPTA

  • Good for up to 8 trips per School Day, between 5:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
    • This includes taps for transfers, so it is up to 4 vehicles each way

    • Valid for travel to and from school only. The daily trip limit is set by your school
    • Student Key Cards are tapped at a farebox or turnstile validator

  • Valid for multiple School years

  • Valid for use only by the eligible Student to whom the card is issued

Lost or stolen cards must be reported to your School’s Administrator to get a replacement

School Districts will determine the travel rights for each card defining both the number of daily trips and if the card is valid on Regional Rail. Students receiving cards without Regional Rail trips can upgrade their card each week at one of nine (9) SEPTA Sales locations listed below. The upgrade fee is about $10.00 per week and it is recommended that students complete the upgrade before the valid week of class.

For more details about student fares, contact the Administrator at your student's school.

SEPTA Key Student Fare Card Upgrade Locations
Zip Station Name Location Hours of Operation
19082 69th St Sales Office 69th & Market Sts Mon-Fri 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sat 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
19102 Suburban Station 16th & JFK Blvd Mon-Fri 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
19102 15th St Sales Office 15th & Market Sts Mon-Fri 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
19104 30th St (Amtrak) 30th & Market Sts Mon-Fri 6:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
19107 Jefferson Station 10th & Filbert (B Section)
12th & Filbert (A Section)
Mon-Fri 6:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Mon-Fri 6:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.
19107 SEPTA Headquarters 1234 Market St – Lobby Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
19122 Temple Station 10th & Berks Sts Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
19124 FTC Sales Office Bridge St & Frankford Ave Mon-Fri 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sat 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
19141 Olney Sales Office Broad & Olney Mon-Fri 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sat 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.