Paying your fare on VTA has just gotten easier! Clipper is now accepted for fare payment on VTA buses and light rail vehicles. Load a Clipper card with cash value to pay-as-you-go or purchase a monthly pass.
Using Clipper on VTA buses
To pay your fare with Clipper on a VTA bus, find the Clipper card reader at the front of the bus. Tag your card by holding to the Clipper logo on the reader, making sure to hold the card flat. Wait for the beep and the green light. The reader will show your remaining cash balance or your pass's expiration date. Remove your card and continue to your seat.
Using Clipper on VTA's light rail
Card readers for VTA's light rail routes are located on the station platforms, so you must tag your card before boarding the light rail vehicle. Tag your card by holding it to the Clipper logo on the reader until you hear it beep and see the green light. The reader will show your remaining cash balance or your pass's expiration date. Remove your card and board the vehicle.
NOTE: Customers riding VTA light rail are allowed up to 2 hours to complete their trip. The 2-hour period begins once your card is tagged to a reader at a light rail station. Do not tag your card again within this 2-hour period or you will be charged another fare. Your trip must be completed within this 2-hour window.