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Philly Phlash

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Address: 600 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
Phone Number: +1 484-881-3574
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Description: 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 and is just $2 each time you board! So hop-on and hop-off to see Philadelphia in a PHLASH!
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Great way to hit all the tourists spots

Costs less than a ride on the metro and visits all the main tourist sites, couldn't ask for more. Not sure how often it runs, but only waited 5 minutes

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2014
Jono L
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

this is basically a tourist bus, but with no commentary, it is a hop on, hop off bust that does a loop & operates from 10-6 every day its great value at $5 fron an all day ticket

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Wellington, New Zealand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Costs less than a ride on the metro and visits all the main tourist sites, couldn't ask for more. Not sure how often it runs, but only waited 5 minutes

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Sydney, Australia
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176 reviews 176 reviews
88 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

I paid $27 for a proper tour the day before and waited for 35 minutes in the cold to be picked up from one stop. On Phalsh, I paid $5 for the au and waited no more than 15-20 minutes for a bus. You may not get the history etc from a guide but if you know what you want... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We had great service. Very cheap. $5 for full day pass. It's so convenient especially traveling with kids and getting to the sights without moving the car. Major tip: we got free passes for one day at the independence center information desk just for filling out a survey.

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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The price is great; $5 for an all day pass. Takes you to all the main tourist sights. Unfortunately, our first bus was absolutely freezing cold (in June). All of the passengers were shivering and huddled together, trying to stay warm. We asked the driver if he could turn down the air conditioning. His response, delivered in a very impolite... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were in Philly for just one night to quickly see the sights. This was very useful getting to places that were a little far to walk to. The stops were easily spotted and in great locations. The price was unbeatable compared to other modes of transportation ($2 one way or $5 all day). They came frequently and the drivers... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

All day pass for $5 or $2 one way takes you all the way from Penns Landing to the Art Museum district! A great and fun cheap way to explore the city of brotherly love. Drivers are also very friendly and helpful.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
22 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I purchased an all day pass at Independence Visitor Center on Labor Day weekend. They gave me a map with all the stops. They said the first stop by the visitor center was at 10:05 AM. It did not show up until 10:15 AM. Although I purchased an all day pass I only was able to use it for one... More 

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Albert L, Public Relations Manager at Philly Phlash, responded to this review

My name is Albert L and I serve as the Communications Manager for the Independence Visitor Center which owns and operates the Philly PHLASH. I sincerely apologize for your terrible experience on our vehicle and would like to offer you a full refund for your trouble. Our Visitor Services Staff should have informed you of our detours due to the... More 

Mechanicville, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We traveled from Upstate New York to Philadelphia via Yankee Trails on August 9th. They dropped us off at the Visitor's Center, but we wanted to visit the zoo, which is on the other end of the city. We bought two full day passes on the Philly Phlash for $5 each, which turned out to be an excellent way to... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is a cheap efficient way to travel around the city without getting lost. My only complaint is that it does not start till 10 and ends at 6. But it is cheaper than public transit.

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