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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 #26 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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MA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

End to end of the major tourist sites. This is the tour bus to start with 1st. The bus comes approximately every 15-20 mins. Get a day pass so you don't have to hassle with paying for every trip. There are $2 off coupons in the tourist magazines. If you're a family of 3, three is a family pack for... More

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Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We walked from Penn's Landing to Rodin Museum, with the Reading Terminal Market and Mutter Museum in between. The Philly Phlash was a good choice to make sure we could fit Eastern State Penitentiary and the Philly Art Museum in the same afternoon, plus a ride back. We had several nice drivers on clean comfortable buses. $5 for an all... More

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Sanford, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We parked our car downtown, had lunch and then went to the Independence Hall visitor center. We couldn't get tickets for Independence Hall until 5:00. Rather then move our car, we bought the all day pass for 5 dollars. The buses come often and the stops are well marked. We took the bus out to the Museum area. We only... More

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Horn Lake, Mississippi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Listen closely! This was the best thing I did in Philly. There is a bus called the Phlash. It is usually medium blue and it logos are located at the stops. It runs from one end of downtown to the other. Please ask your hotel concierge about it. You don't have to take the expensive tour buses when this bus... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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171 reviews 171 reviews
70 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Make sure you get a map before you get on as they had run out of them when we boarded. It's hard to hear the driver - there is no speaker system, he just calls out the stop number and attraction. We were in the back so it was hard to hear. Smooth ride, very tall windows so you get... More

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tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

$5 pp for all day off/on. Good deal. Map is easy to understand for stops. Gets you to all typical tourist parts.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This bus takes you to best sights of the city and is very inexpensive. We had a great driver full of info to help us even though we live in the city.

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Anaheim, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is an inexpensive, convenient way to get around, the route will get you within walking distance of many of the major sites in Philly. It's an on and off again bus, both of our drivers were friendly and knowledgeable. Check out the route maps and do some planning, you can connect with the trolley also. It runs from 10... More

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Rib Lake, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Afton, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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