Facts and usage statistics about public transit in Philadelphia, United States

Commute patterns by Light Rail, Subway, Train & Bus in Philadelphia - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transit Index helps anyone discover how people in Philadelphia get around each day with public transit compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transit and the average distance people in Philadelphia walk each day. See which Light Rail, Subway, Train & Bus and stations are most popular in Philadelphia, and more!

Philadelphia has 4 transit type(s), including: Light Rail, Subway, Train & Bus, operated by several transit agencies, including SEPTA Subway, SEPTA Trolley, Port Authority Transit Corporation, SEPTA Rail, SEPTA, NJ TRANSIT RAIL-Rail, NJ TRANSIT RAIL-Tram & NJ TRANSIT BUS

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In Philadelphia, the average amount of time people spend riding public transit is 50 min. Over 51% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
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How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in Philadelphia each day? Commuters wait on average 15 min, but over 44% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within Philadelphia is 4.35 mi. Yet 39% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
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The percentage of public transit riders who transfer lines at least once in Philadelphia is 29%. On average, 40% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in Philadelphia, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.43 mi? Approximately, 21% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time in Philadelphia

How long do people usually commute in Philadelphia by public transit everyday?

The average amount of time people in Philadelphia spend commuting with public transit, for example to and from work, on a weekday is 50 min.

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How many people have a long commute every day with public transit in Philadelphia, United States?

The percentage of transit riders in Philadelphia who ride public transit, including Light Rail, Subway, Train & Bus for more than 2 hours every day is 51%.

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Waiting Time in Philadelphia

How long do people usually wait at a station in Philadelphia every day?

The average amount of time people in Philadelphia wait at a stop or station for their Light Rail, Subway, Train & Bus line on a weekday is 15 min.

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How many people in Philadelphia usually wait a long time at a transit station?

The percentage of people in Philadelphia who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transit line every day, for example to and from work is 44%.

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Trip Distance in Philadelphia

How far do people usually commute each way with public transit in Philadelphia?

The average distance people in Philadelphia usually ride in a single trip, for example to or from work, with public transit including Light Rail, Subway, Train & Bus is 4.35 mi.

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How many people have a long commute every day in Philadelphia?

The percentage of people in Philadelphia that usually travel for over 7.46 mi in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transit is 39%.

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Number of Transfers in Philadelphia

How many people perform single line trips in Philadelphia?

The percentage of people in Philadelphia who don't need to transfer during an average commute trip (one way) is 29%.

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How many people transfer twice during a single trip in Philadelphia?

The percentage of people in Philadelphia who make exactly two transfers when traveling to a certain destination on a single trip is 29%.

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Walking Distance in Philadelphia

How far do people usually walk per trip in Philadelphia?

The average distance people in Philadelphia walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work is 4.35 mi.

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How many people walk for more than 0.62 mi in Philadelphia?

The percentage of people in Philadelphia who walk for over 0.62 mi each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work is 39%.

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Most popular Bus lines

  • 47 - Whitman Plaza to 5th-Godfrey
  • 57 - WhitmanPlaza to RisingSun-Olney&FTC
  • 60 - 35th-Allegheny to Rich-Westmoreland

Most popular Bus stations

  • Olney Transportation Center
  • Arrott Transportation Center
  • 69th St Transportation Center North Terminal

Most popular Subway lines

  • BSL - Broad Street Line
  • MFL - Market-Frankford Line
  • NHSL - Norristown High Speed Line

Most popular Subway stations

  • City Hall
  • Olney Transportation Center
  • Frankford Transportation Center

Most popular Bus lines

  • 47 - Whitman Plaza to 5th-Godfrey
  • 57 - WhitmanPlaza to RisingSun-Olney&FTC
  • 60 - 35th-Allegheny to Rich-Westmoreland

Most popular Bus stations

  • Olney Transportation Center
  • Arrott Transportation Center
  • 69th St Transportation Center North Terminal

Most popular Subway lines

  • BSL - Broad Street Line
  • MFL - Market-Frankford Line
  • NHSL - Norristown High Speed Line

Most popular Subway stations

  • City Hall
  • Olney Transportation Center
  • Frankford Transportation Center

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