SEPTA fare hike starts Saturday

It’s about to get more expensive to ride SEPTA.

Across-the-board fare increases proposed earlier this year go into effect on Saturday.

The increases affect all modes and payment methods in transit system.

Among the major changes:

  • Cash fare and Quick Trip rides increase to $2.50, from $2.25
  • Single rides with a SEPTA Key card or token increase to $2, from $1.80
  • Weekly TransPasses rise to $25.50, from $24
  • Monthly Transpasses go up to $96, from $91
  • Disabled fares increase to $1.25, from $1
  • Paratransit and shared rides go up to $4.25, from $4

Regional Rail prices vary by zone. Transfers will remain $1.

A full list of fares under the increase are available on SEPTA’s website.

The fare hike was supposed to happen last year, but was delayed as the agency rolled out its long-delayed SEPTA Key payment system. At hearings this spring, riders voiced concerns about the increase, saying it hit city transit riders the hardest.