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Philadelphia, PA
+1 484-881-3574
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For $5.00 you can purchase an all day pass that will take you to all of the popular sites. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Barbara M
Well worth it!!!

Needing a WC accessible form of transportation, this is the only hop on-off bus that has it! Cost... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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The Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop™ is a seasonal transit program managed by the Independence Visitor Center. The PHLASH is the most affordable and convenient way for visitors to get around Philadelphia, with 22 stops located near popular attractions, from the Delaware River Waterfront to Fairmount Park. The PHLASH provides weekend service (Friday – Sunday) from March 23 – April 30 and September 8 – November 19; and daily service from May 1 – September 4 and November 24 – December 31. The PHLASH operates from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., providing service to each stop every 15 minutes.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Philadelphia, PA
City Center East
+1 484-881-3574
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Reviewed yesterday

For $5.00 you can purchase an all day pass that will take you to all of the popular sites. The buses run every 15 minutes and are easy to spot.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Needing a WC accessible form of transportation, this is the only hop on-off bus that has it! Cost is only $5/day and it stops at all the places you want to see. The drivers are amazing!! Very clean buses, friendly drivers. Frequent buses for on-off...More

Thank pelalem
Reviewed 6 days ago

Used this to get around the city, easy and comfortable. driver was very helpful. You can't beat the value.

Thank eurotrip55
Reviewed 1 week ago

The buses are clean, comfortable, and the drivers are friendly. For $5.00 you can ride all day. The buses arrive and depart quite frequently. You can get on and off near most of the points of interest in downtown Philadelphia and in and around the...More

Thank daverich
Reviewed 1 week ago

This really is a great way to get between the attractions in Philly, particularly if you are over 65; its free! The frequency is not that good but nonetheless it works!

Thank Leslie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our check-in at our hotel, one of the staff cheerily volunteered to make reservations for us for a bus tour of the city for a combined cost of $70. When we visited the Independence Visitor Center, we learned that the Philly Phlash made a...More

Thank JustPeachy4576
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very reasonably priced way to get around to all the historic and tourist attractions in Philadelphia. The buses make a circuit of about 20 stops, along Market from the historic waterfront area all the way past the Philadelphia Art Museum. Definitely the...More

Thank Phillip K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bus takes the same route as the hop on hop off that have commentaries. No commentary here but just a small fraction of the cost.

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Used Philly Phlash for 3 days whilst in Philly. The scheduled times I think are a bit 'aspirational', so the best way to see where and when the busses will arrive at the stops (which are also shown), is by the website on a smartphone....More

Thank Jambungo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a deal. Seniors ride free!! Pleasant and helpful drivers. Covers a lengthty area. Can "hop on and off."

Thank wiscandsd
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
If I arrive on a Sunday will there be someone in the garage management office to give my ticket to for reduced parking? Also to get reduced parking must I purchase my phlash pass in advance to arriving at a parking garage?
30 January 2017|
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Response from IVCC | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! As a reminder, the Philly PHLASH resumes service for the season on March 23, 2017. The PHLASH "Park & Ride" Discount program is available at 5 area PPA parking garages. In order to take... More
Jessica D
if i purchase tickets online, do i need to print them out? can my phone be scanned?
10 December 2016|
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Response from IVCC | Property representative |
Hi, Jessica, You may present your PHLASH e-ticket on your phone to the driver for redemption if you purchase it the day you will be using it.
How long does a round trip take?
12 August 2016|
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Response from lms275 | Reviewed this property |
I would say about 45 minutes to an hour depending on how many people are getting on and off and the time of the day and week and is very prompt. When we was using it the four days in Philadelphia our family was visiting in... More