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Philly PHLASH

Philadelphia, PA
+1 484-881-3574
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Great way to see the sights

For $5 you can hop on and off all day. Buses were clean. I’m usually not big on public... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Casey9968
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Albany, New York
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HO-HO All the Way!!

You are likely familiar with a HO-HO (hop on/hop off) bus. Why pay those prices when you can get... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ttaylor2u
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Illinois
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The Philly PHLASH® Downtown Loop is a seasonal transit program managed by the Independence Visitor Center Corporation. 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 good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“day pass” (79 reviews)
“ride free” (10 reviews)
“per ride” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Philadelphia, PA
City Center East
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"great tourist"
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"family pass"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For $5 you can hop on and off all day. Buses were clean. I’m usually not big on public transportation, but would definitely do it again. Drivers were very friendly, with one exception. One of the female drivers did not make a complete stop at...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You are likely familiar with a HO-HO (hop on/hop off) bus. Why pay those prices when you can get an ALL DAY pass for $5 on the PHLASH? It will take you to several popular stops for a fraction of the cost and the bus...More

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Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

We bought tickets from the rudest women ever at the information centre. All she want was our money. If we asked a question she rudely and abruptly answered. But she wasn't listening to what we were asking. She kept barking the price at us. We...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

Good points: the $5 all-day ticket is good value if you make at least three trips; and the buses are a warm haven on a cold winter's day. Bad points: the stops are not very visible on the street; the timetable counts for nothing when...More

1  Thank phutty
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

$5/day per person allows hop on and hop off all day - good route, extending from the east (Penn's Landing) all the way to philadelphia museum of art in the west - 19 stops at alot of the major sites - or at least in...More

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Reviewed December 29, 2017

Not a tour bus, just transportation along tourist routes. Large, clean buses with pleasant drivers, a great way to get to the tourist spots in central Philly.

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Reviewed December 7, 2017

We just needed to get from the Visitors Center to the Barnes Museum. Quick and cheap. Recommended way to go. It's not a tour, it's a city bus, so there is no information about what you're seeing as you drive by. It's transportation.

Thank Sondra S
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

Every 15 minutes this bus stops at many incredible places in a downtown loop. It costs only $5 to ride all day or $2 per ride. I only wish it offered late night hours so I could safely visit more sites.

Thank Cordial1
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

Took the PHLASH line, the Blue LIne, out to the Park. Also took the PHLASH line in town. Great ride, nice drivers, helped us with tourist points, was FREE for seniors, loved it. On the Blue Line think the driver's name or nickname was "Cruisin",...More

Thank Joe G
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Reviewed November 28, 2017

This bus service goes round all the major sites and at only $5 for a day pass is an absolute bargain. Wish we had discovered in on our first day rather than our last! We did the downtown loop and there are additional sections you...More

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March 1, 2018|
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Response from SalvatoreCandiano | Reviewed this property |
I think not : Philly PHLASH: 2018 Service Schedule March 29 - April 29: Weekend Service (Friday - Sunday) May 1 - September 3: Daily Service September 7 - November 18: Weekend Service (Friday - Sunday) November 23... More
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wellwell
November 22, 2017|
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Response from IVCC | Property representative |
PHLASH map routes are available online, at the Independence Visitor Center, City Hall Visitor Center, and many local hotels, in Where magazine.
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huskeynugget
January 30, 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
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