Previously, NJ TRANSIT only sold SEPTA tickets to three destinations in Center City Philadelphia. Under the new agreement, tickets are available for Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware county locations, as well as popular destinations such as Philadelphia Airport. Regional rail connections are available at the newly renovated Trenton Transit Center.
"Commuters, students, tourists and all riders can now travel between the Philadelphia metropolitan area to Rutgers in New Brunswick, Prudential Center events in Newark and to Broadway with convenient one-stop shopping for both their SEPTA and NJ TRANSIT tickets," said SEPTA General Manager Joseph Casey.
"We already have New Jersey customers purchasing their SEPTA connecting tickets to and from 84 locations on our system, and this will give our customers more travel options throughout the region," said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Richard Sarles. "With gas prices driving people to transit, we want to offer customers more local connecting options at affordable prices."
Joint SEPTA/NJ TRANSIT tickets are now available for travel to any SEPTA regional rail station, including those beyond or via Center City Philadelphia. Customers can purchase return tickets when purchasing their original fare.
Tickets for both SEPTA and NJ TRANSIT are now available through NJ TRANSIT’s rail ticket vending machines and sold at rail ticket windows at Trenton Transit Center and across the rest of the system. NJ TRANSIT tickets are sold at SEPTA ticket windows at Suburban and Market Street East stations and via ticket vending machines at 30th Street Station.
Sarles said at today’s NJ TRANSIT Board meeting in Newark that he will be working with Casey to expand regional travel options through joint ticketing and other enhancements.
Sample NJ TRANSIT/SEPTA
Connections and Combined Fares
Philadelphia – New York: $20.50
Hamilton – Philadelphia Airport: $11.50
Tacony – New Brunswick: $10.25
Paoli – Princeton: $14.00
Cornwells Heights – Newark Liberty Airport: $18.25
Includes $5.50 Airport Access Fee
About NJ TRANSIT
NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing nearly 865,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 11 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 164 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.
SEPTA is the sixth largest public transportation system in the country with 153 rail stations, 75 light rail stations, 52 subway stations and more than 15,000 bus stops linking the greater Philadelphia metropolitan region. The Authority provided more than 317 million trips in Fiscal Year 2008 on 119 bus routes, eight light rail lines, two subway-elevated lines and 13 commuter rail lines.