Public Transportation


The PHLASH is the quick, easy and “green” connection to Philadelphia historic attractions and cultural institutions – including the Zoo! Leave your car at home and get to the Zoo in a PHLASH. Download a map of the PHLASH Route (PDF).


The PHLASH runs from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on the following schedule

Weekends-Only Service (Friday - Sunday): March 24 - May 1
Daily Service: May 1 - Labor Day
Weekends-Only Service (Friday – Sunday): Labor Day - November 20
Daily Service: November 25 - Saturday, December 31

Rider Details

As part of the PHLASH service, an updated Philadelphia Zoo and Please Touch Museum transfer loop will provide service every 15 minutes departing from the Philadelphia Museum of Art between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. For a map and full listing of PHLASH stops, visit the PHLASH website.

PHLASH remains the inexpensive and easy way to see Philadelphia’s numerous attractions, with fares at just $2 per single ride. Seniors and children (4 and under) ride free, and use of the SEPTA TrailPass, TransPass, One Day Independence Pass or Family One Day Independence Pass will be honored.

The all-day PhlashPass is also available, with an individual all-day pass for $5. All-day passes are available for purchase at all Visitor Center locations including the Independence Visitor Center (6th & Market Streets), Sister Cities Park Café & Visitor Center (18th & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway), Fairmount Park Welcome Center at Love Park (16th & John F. Kennedy Boulevard) and the City Hall Visitor Center (City Hall, Room 121).


Catch the distinctive purple PHLASH bus between Penn’s Landing and the Please Touch Museum. Stops are as follows:
  • Penn’s Landing (Chestnut Street Overpass)
  • 3rd & Market Streets
  • 6th & Market Streets
  • 12th & Market Streets
  • 16th Street & John F. Kennedy Blvd.
  • Sister Cities Park, 18th Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • 22nd Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • 22nd Street & Fairmount Avenue 
  • Fairmount & Pennsylvania Avenues
    • Use stop #11 to transfer for Philadelphia Zoo, Please Touch Museum and Fairmount Park
  • 26th Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway 
  • 34th Street & Girard Avenue
  • Memorial Hall, 4231 Avenue of the Republic
  • 34th Street 
  • Eakins Oval
  • 20th Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Logan Square, 18th Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • 16th Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • 12th & Market Streets
  • 6th & Market Streets
  • 2nd & Market Streets


The Philadelphia Zoo is serviced by SEPTA via Route #15 bus and the nearby Route 38 bus.