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“Smart!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Philly Phlash

Philly Phlash
600 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA (City Center East)
+1 484-881-3574
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Ranked #30 of 122 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!
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Smart!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I think the Phlash buses are absolutely brilliant. What a great, economical way to get around downtown Philadelphia. This little purple bus took us to all the museums and sites we were visiting. Waits for the buses were not bad at all, I don’t think we had to wait over 10-15 minutes any of the times we rode it. Drivers were extremely nice and very helpful, announcing stops and the attractions associated with them ahead of time so you could be prepared to leave the bus. Service is cut back after Labor Day, Friday, Saturday, Sunday’s only and after October I don’t think they run at all– which is a shame. I agree with another reviewer that it would be nice to have them operating from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM or so.

Visited August 2012
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California
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“Great shuttle for visiting Philly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Though Philly is very walkable, it is convenient to have shuttle around that one can hop on and off. My parents are seniors (80 & 75), so they could ride for free. I bought a family pass for me and my child. Drivers were very friendly and helpful. They announce the stops so you wont' miss yours.

The bus was no luxury, and the driver could slam the brake and honk, but it's just convenient.

I wonder if they are hybrid as they do run around often sometimes with only a handful of people. There are many tour buses, shuttles like these in Philly. How about reducing air pollution?

One thing I wish is that it ran earlier and later. The hours were from 10-6pm. If it were 9-7, it'd help us out. We did not want to venture far from our hotel to have dinner because we'd have to walk in the dark.

I think after the summer (tourists season), it will only run over weekends? So, check the schedule.

Visited August 2012
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cleveland
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“what a deal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

every city should do this! 2 bucks to go anywhere on the tourist circle area around the city, seniors are free! every 15 minutes or so, the purple and gold trolley comes rolling by. super campy, but fantastic! i think the service is limited after labor day. only runs 10am-6pm when the attractions are open.

Visited August 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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“Not reliable”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We waited 45 minutes at the Zoo stop(12) in the scorching heat. Just when we gave up, the trolley showed up and we had to run back to catch it. It’s a basic bumpy unreliable ride with no air flow.

And the guy after us didn’t ride because the driver did not have change for a 20. Obviously, customer service is not a priority for this company.

Visited September 2012
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Wheeling IL
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“Seniors ride free”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Old trolley takes you to all the tourist locations in Philly. Runs about every 15 minutes. Goes only on weekends in Sept anad Oct. Daily rates and family rates also available

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