You can add a BART High Value Discount (HVD) ticket, cash value (accepted by all participating transit agencies) or a Muni "A" Fast Pass® to ride BART with Clipper. Learn more about fares and passes below.

BART no longer sells HVD, Red or Green tickets at most retail locations. For a complete list of BART fares, including discounts, visit the BART website.

PLEASE NOTE: You must have $1.75 in cash value on your Clipper card to enter the BART system—even if you have an HVD ticket on your card. (Minimum cash value requirement for youths, seniors and RTC customers is $0.65.)

High Value Discount Ticket

Clipper is the easiest way to get a discount on your BART fare! You can get a 6.25% discount on BART rides ($45 for a $48 ticket or $60 for a $64 ticket) when you load BART HVD tickets on your Clipper card. HVD tickets are only valid for fare payment on BART. HVD tickets can only be loaded to your card through Autoload and through many transit benefit programs. You cannot purchase HVD tickets at Clipper retailers or Customer Service Centers, transit agency ticket offices or ticket machines. The HVD balance on your Clipper card cannot exceed $250. For more information about BART HVD, visit the BART FAQs page.

Cash Value

Cash value on your Clipper card works just like cash and is deducted from your balance on a per-ride basis. You can use cash value on all agencies that accept Clipper. Clipper automatically calculates the cost of your ride, including all discounts and transfers to other transit systems (e.g., Muni or AC Transit).

You can add cash value to Clipper cards at all BART ticket machines. BART ticket machines accept cash, credit and debit cards as payment. Some ticket machines give change (up to a maximum of $4.95).

If you enter the BART system but do not have enough fare on your Clipper card to exit, you can add the cash value you need at a BART Add Fare machine. The Add Fare machines only accept cash (no credit or debit cards) and give up to $4.95 in change.

PLEASE NOTE: Cash value and BART HVD balances are separate. They cannot be combined to pay a fare (e.g., $1 of BART HVD and $0.75 of cash value). The full BART fare will be deducted from either BART HVD or cash value.

Muni "A" Fast Pass

You can use a Muni "A" Fast Pass on a Clipper card for trips on BART between the following stations in San Francisco:

  • Embarcadero
  • Montgomery
  • Powell
  • Civic Center
  • 16th Street/Mission
  • 24th Street/Mission
  • Glen Park
  • Balboa Park

For travel outside of these BART stations (from 24th Street/Mission to the Coliseum/Oakland Airport station, for example), Clipper will deduct the appropriate fare from your HVD ticket or cash value balance.


Clipper automatically calculates transfer discounts between AC Transit, VTA or Muni and BART. You do not need to get a transfer from the transfer machine. Simply tag your Clipper card to the card reader when boarding the vehicle or entering the station.

For frequently asked questions about using Clipper on BART, please visit the BART FAQs page.

Have additional questions? Call the Customer Service Center at 877.878.8883 (TDD/TTY 711 or 800.735.2929) or email