Announcing SamTrans's transition of all monthly passes to Clipper-only availability starting January 2012.

Starting January 2012, SamTrans monthly passes will only be available on Clipper - the Bay Area's easy-to-use, reloadable transit card. To continue buying your monthly pass, simply:

  • Get a Clipper card. If you have a Regional Transit Connection (RTC) Discount ID Card, you don't need to get a new card. Your RTC ID card is already an RTC Clipper Card. You can add a pass to it and start using it right away.
  • Buy a SamTrans monthly pass online, at a Clipper retailer (like participating Walgreens stores), over the phone, or through your transit benefit provider.
  • Tag it to the Clipper card reader every time you board the bus. To tag your card, simply touch your Clipper card to the Clipper card reader onboard the SamTrans bus.
  • Reload your card with a new pass at the beginning of the next month.

Clipper is also accepted on Muni, BART, AC Transit, VTA, Caltrain and Golden Gate Transit and Ferry. If you ride multiple transit systems, just load your card with Clipper cash value (accepted on all participating transit agencies) or a pass/ride book valid for that transit agency, and you can pay your fare with just one card!

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Learn more about Clipper
Order an Adult Clipper card
Apply for a Senior, Youth or RTC Clipper card
Buy a pass for your Clipper card
Learn more about using Clipper on SamTrans