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Philly PHLASH

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: Philadelphia, PA
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The PHLASH is the quick, easy and inexpensive connection to key...

The PHLASH is the quick, easy and inexpensive connection to key Philadelphia historic attractions and cultural institutions. The PHLASH bus is one the best ways to get around to more than 20 key locations in Center City. So hop-on and hop-off to see Philadelphia in a PHLASH!

PHLASH is a seasonal transit program. It runs daily from May - Labor Day, and from Black Friday - New Year's Eve. In Spring and Fall, it runs Friday, Saturday, Sunday service.

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Used the Phlash for two days, goes to all the sites, drivers friendly and professional. Day pass is good value. The only problem we had was waiting for the bus outside Loews going... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Used the Phlash for two days, goes to all the sites, drivers friendly and professional. Day pass is good value. The only problem we had was waiting for the bus outside Loews going back towards Pennsport, waited for ages in the heat but the entire city centre was at a standstill so not really down the operators. Coming back from... More 

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Long Island, N.Y.
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96 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just recently decided to try the Phlash bus with my family. Being that SEPTA transit is at best ($1.80 per token / ride), we were spending a fair amount of transit money during our stay in Philly. At $5 per person for an all day pass on Phlash to get you to all the main attractions, you couldn't go wrong...... More 

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Thank Gary O
IVCC, Manager at Philly PHLASH, responded to this review

Hi, @GaryO. We are sorry to hear about your recent experience. We would like to address your concerns and offer you a refund. Please email more details about your experience, including the exact date you used our service, to PHLASH@phlvisitorcenter.com. Thank you. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as I walked up behind my husband who boarded directly in front of me less than 10 min ago today, the driver shut the door in my face. Reopened the door viewed my day pass and before I could walk two steps took off and I fell forward. Thank God my husband and adult daughter was in front... More 

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1 Thank Lisa W
IVCC, Manager at Philly PHLASH, responded to this review

Hi, @LisaW. We are sorry to hear about your recent experience. We would like to address your concerns and offer you a refund. Please email more details about your experience, including the exact date you used our service, to PHLASH@phlvisitorcenter.com. Thank you. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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131 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No doubt, this was the best way to get around Philly and see all the historical sites. Hop on and off all day long. Seniors and children free I think. We had a blast riding the bus, and catching a glimpse of several historical sites.

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1 Thank JRG F
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561 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

easy way to traverse the city and enjoy your time in downtown and uptown philadelphia pa it is fun on philly phlash

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

pay the $5 for a day pass as opposed to the $2 each ride option. This is a very good value and great city center access. The drivers were all willing to give any info I asked for and always told me what stop was for my attraction. GREAT VALUE

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Melbourne, Victoria
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165 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were going to originally purchase the Big Bus tickets for a 1-day hop on, hop off bus tour, but the Phlash was only $5 pp compared to about $30 It has a slightly more limited route than the big bus, but given our time restrictions, that was fine for us. There was one stop that we waited a very... More 

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Linden, United States
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best and most inexpensive way to get around the city. You can hop on or hop off at 21 different stops around the city. You can pay $2 for each trip or get a $5 all day pass. The Phlash comes to each stop every 15 minutes.

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Needham, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

In theory, the Philly PHLASH is a great idea. For a very reasonable price you can get unlimited transportation to many of the sights in Philadelphia. My wife and I used it to visit the Zoo and planned to also take it to the area where the historic sights such as the Liberty Bell are located. Unfortunately, things did not... More 

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Thank rockwood13
IVCC, Manager at Philly PHLASH, responded to this review

Hi, @Rockwood13. We are sorry to hear about your recent experience. We would like to address your concerns and offer you a refund. Please email more details about your experience, including the exact date you used our service, to PHLASH@phlvisitorcenter.com. Thank you. More 

Columbia, MO
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is the best way to get to all the tourist sights...a multi use day pass get you close to everything. Drivers are pretty helpful too.

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