Using Clipper on BART

You can use cash value or a High Value Discount (HVD) ticket to ride BART with your Clipper card. Clipper offers discounts for youths, seniors and disabled passengers with an appropriate discount card. Visit the Discounts page for information about how to obtain a Youth, Senior or RTC Clipper card. You can also link your Clipper card to a parking account on BART for greater convenience. Visit the BART Parking page for more information.

To use Clipper on BART, find the card reader with the Clipper logo on the top of the fare gate or on the side of the accessible fare gate. Tag your card by holding it flat against the reader until the BART fare gate displays "OK" and opens. You'll need to tag your card again at the end of your trip. The display will show your remaining balance. Tag your card each time you enter and exit the fare gates. Even if the fare gate is open when you approach, make sure to tag your card.

If paying with cash value, you must have at least $1.75 on your card to enter BART. If your Clipper card does not have enough value on it to exit the station, you can add the cash value you need to exit at the BART Add Fare machines located inside the paid area. Add Fare machines accept cash only—no credit/debit cards—and provide up to $4.95 in change.

View the video below for a step-by-step explanation of using Clipper on BART.

Find additional information on how to use Clipper in general and on BART specifically at: How to use your Clipper card, Ways to Add Value, Fares and Passes and BART FAQs. Clipper also works with a variety of transit benefits programs.

Download the BART customer guide.

Using Clipper for BART Parking

Linking your Clipper card to an EZ Rider parking account is the most convenient way to pay for parking at BART. Visit the BART FAQs page for more information about parking.

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