Prepare now for Golden Gate Transit and Ferry fare increases on July 1
On July 1, 2013, Golden Gate Transit and Ferry fares will increase. Exact price changes vary, but keep in mind, higher fares will draw down your Clipper value more quickly.
Don’t get caught short! Prepare for these changes:
- Manage your transit benefits
Contact your transit benefit provider or log in to your transit benefit account to make sure your benefits cover these price increases starting in July.
- Check your Autoload funding source
Make sure that the funding source linked to your Clipper card has sufficient balance to cover any additional cash value that you Autoload or your card could be blocked. Log in to adjust your Autoload settings now.
*Note: No refunds will be granted for costs resulting from blocked Clipper cards. Please manage your Clipper card account to prepare for these upcoming fare increases.
Questions about these fare changes? Call 511 and say “Golden Gate Transit and Ferry” or press 13 from your touchtone keypad.
Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary commemorative cards available now at the Golden Gate Customer Service Center in the San Rafael Transit Center or from the Golden Gate Bridge Online Store. Order today!
IMPORTANT: New minimum cash balance requirements
Starting December 14, you must have a minimum cash value balance of $4.25 on your Clipper card to ride Golden Gate Ferry.
Using Clipper on Golden Gate Transit and Ferry
Clipper is available for all Golden Gate bus and ferry routes. Golden Gate Transit and Ferry customers can add cash value to their Clipper cards and automatically receive the Ride Value or Frequent Ferry Rider discounts.
Using Clipper on Golden Gate Transit ferries:
In addition to Clipper cards, customers riding Golden Gate ferries can purchase limited-use Clipper tickets from the newly installed ticket vending machines at Sausalito, Larkspur and San Francisco terminals. Available in one-way and round-trips, these tickets can only be used on Golden Gate ferry routes and are available in adult, youth and senior fares. If you're visiting the area or only ride the ferry occasionally, we recommend purchasing a limited-used ticket instead of a Clipper card.
For ferry service to AT&T Park, customers can use their Clipper cards or purchase limited use tickets at the ticket vending machines.
Clipper card readers are installed at the Larkspur and San Francisco Ferry Terminal fare gates. Before entering the Ferry Terminal, look for the gate for your ferry route and tag your card to the correct card reader by placing it flat against the Clipper logo on the card reader and holding it there until you hear the beep. The card reader will show the remaining balance on your card.
Please note: Passengers on the Sausalito Ferry to San Francisco will tag the card reader as they leave the ferry terminal in San Francisco.
Using Clipper on Golden Gate Transit buses:
When riding the bus, you must also tag off when exiting. This ensures that you are charged the correct amount. Otherwise, you may be charged the highest discounted fare in the Golden Gate Transit system.