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Philly Phlash

600 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA (City Center East)
+1 484-881-3574
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Ranked #30 of 120 Activities in Philadelphia
Type: Trams, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: 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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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Recently visited my homnetown of Philadelphia and played "tourist", staying in Center City. Getting around to as many of the attractions and venues in the downtown area was made MUCH easier using the Phlash. It was clean and economical, and allowed me to see a lot of places I hadn't seen in decades. It also saved me the wear and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

$2 one ride, $5 for the daily pass. Go fr the latteria if you nave a whole day to spend around the it's attractions. But remember that it stops running after 6PM.

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Va, Usa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Cheap, clean transportation around tourist areas, but the buses stop running at 6:00pm, and last pick up at your stop could be much earlier. Be sure to pay attention to the times posted on the signs at the stops.

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Bowling Green KY
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91 reviews 91 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Purchased a 12.00 septa independence card, traveled from the airport and back, used the subway and all over the city with the Phlash. The Phlash was timely, clean and really convenient! Also other travelers shared their tour and sightseeing experiences which really was fun!

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