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Philly Phlash

12th Street and Market Street, Philadelphia, PA (City Center East)
+1 215-965-7676
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Ranked #35 of 79 activities in Philadelphia
Type: Trams
Owner description: The Phlash is the quick, easy and inexpensive connection to key Philadelphia historic attractions and cultural institutions. The bright purple trolley... more » Owner description: The Phlash is the quick, easy and inexpensive connection to key Philadelphia historic attractions and cultural institutions. The bright purple trolley is one the best ways to get around to more than 19 key locations in Center City and is just $2 each time you board! So hop-on and hop-off the purple trolley and see Philadelphia in a Phlash! « less
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Rib Lake, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We purchased the all-day tickets at the Independence Mall Visitors Center for $12/person. It allowed us to get on and off the trolley which looped around downtown from Penn's Landing all the way out to the Art Museum. If you wanted to go out to the Please Touch Museum or the Zoo, you could transfer trolley's at the Art Museum.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

I discovered the PHLASH trolley this past Wednesday while visiting Philly with my son. It stopped very conviently close to my hotel on Penn's Landing. The price of $2.00 was an unbelievable bargain. The drivers that I encountered were extremely courteous and knowledgeable of the area. It was much better than driving through the crazy city traffic myself, trying to... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
14 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The Phlash is the best way to access key tourist destinations! The price is nominal and seniors are free! We stayed on for the entire loop and then got off at our top sightseeing venues!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Cheapest way to get around main tourist area of Philadelphia. Drivers were really nice and told us about the city. Highly recommended.

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NYC
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106 reviews 106 reviews
17 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

We loved the Philly Phlash, and were so happy that indeed, the buses came 'round frequently. I loved the air conditioned trolleys, and nice safe drivers...we really "did the town" thanks to Phlash. We loved visiting the Rodin Museum and Garden, the Philadelphia Art Museum and wanna say "Thanks Phlash!!!!"

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews 88 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We did a complete circle on the Phlash to see the sites of Philadelphia before deciding on where we wanted to spend our limited time in the city. It was a great way to sightsee from Penn Landing all the way to the Museum and much cheaper than the open and tour buses. Just look for the purple and gold... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

We used the Phlash during our one-day visit to Philadelphia after reading reviews online. First of all, the deal has changed slightly, it's still $2 a ride or you can buy 7 tickets for $10 at the Indepedence Visitor Center. You can't get the $5 'all day rider' style ticket anymore but you can still get money off your parking... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I read about the Phlash Trolley before we left for Philly but we did not know where to get it or where it went in the city. We spotted a brochure in the Visitor's Center near the Liberty Bell Center. We found out the purple & gold trolley stops right outside. It costs $2 ride, but if you are a... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Put them on the Phlash! They can see all the sights without your being there to hand-hold. Later you may opt to take them back to whatever they express most interest in. I've used this several times. Reasonably priced. My guests love it.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

It's okey if you don't get carsick easily, otherwise, be ready to feel queasy with the ride. The discount you get for parking is a joke, the bus runs from 10-6 but in order to get the discout, you need to check out of the garage before 6 pm. And you don't find out until you're a the garage. I... More

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