Freedom Fare System


The smart choice for PATCO frequent riders
It's a “stored-value” card (like an E-ZPass) with a tiny computer chip and mini-antenna inside. Available for purchase for $5.00 at any PATCO ticket vending machine with cash or a debit/credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). Seniors, Disabled persons and TranServe Transit Benefit customers must visit a FREEDOM Service Center to receive their card. FREEDOM Cards are only accepted at PATCO fare gates.


The smart choice for PATCO & SEPTA riders
These cards have the same benefits of FREEDOM Cards but have the added convenience of being accepted at SEPTA Key Card readers. These cards are only available at a FREEDOM Service Center

PAPER Tickets

Paper Tickets
Occasional rider?
If you ride occasionally, paper tickets may be a better option for you. These magnetic stripe paper tickets are valid for 3 days from the date of purchase and they can be purchased with cash, debit/credit card or a FREEDOM Card from the ticket vending machines.

After you’ve purchased your FREEDOM Card, become a power-user with this Optional Autoload Feature.

With FREEDOM Connected, you’ll never have to visit an Automated Vending Machine in the stations again!

  • Set up an account Online, register your card and take advantage of balance protection. Simply log onto or call the FREEDOM Card Service Center at 877-373-6777.
  • Choose your Predetermined Autoload Amount (minimum $30)
  • When your balance goes below the $5 threshold value, your Predetermined Autoload Amount is automatically debited from your credit card.
  • View your balance and a history of your last ten transactions Online or at any PATCO Vending Machine.

Balance Protection (optional)

If you lose your FREEDOM card, simply call the FREEDOM Card Service Center (877-373-6777) and report the card missing. The service center can then disable that FREEDOM card and preserve the value that is stored on the card. You can obtain a new FREEDOM card which will include the previous balance. The Service Center will issue a new card for a $5 replacement fee.


Register Online


Attention TRANServe Transit Benefit Riders

PATCO now has a new Fare Product to accommodate our TRANServe Transit Benefit riders. Learn more by visiting the full website.