All AC Transit riders can use cash value on a Clipper card. Adult riders can also use a 31-day pass (local or transbay), youth can use a 31-day pass (local only), and seniors and disabled riders can use a local monthly pass on Clipper.

You can save money when you pay with Clipper instead of cash. AC Transit gives adult customers a 10-cent discount on the local fare. Youth, senior and RTC Clipper customers get a 5-cent discount on local fares. For a complete list of fares and pass prices, please visit AC Transit.

Day Passes

If you use cash value on your Clipper card to pay your AC Transit fare, you can earn a Day Pass good for unlimited rides on local routes on a single day. Once you pay $5 in local fares in a day ($2.50 for youth, senior and disabled riders), you automatically will get unlimited local rides the rest of the day. Just load cash value to your card, and tag your card every time you board an AC Transit bus!

31-Day Passes

A 31-day pass gives you unlimited rides on AC Transit transbay or local routes for 31 consecutive days. You have the following options for a 31-day pass:

  • Adult Local 31-day pass – for use by adults on all local routes
  • Adult Transbay 31-day pass – for use by adults on all transbay and local routes
  • Youth 31-day pass – for use by youth customers age 18 years and younger on all local routes

You can purchase a 31-day pass at any time. The pass will become active the first time you use it to pay your AC Transit fare. Visit the FAQ for more information about managing your 31-day passes.

Monthly Pass

Customers with an RTC or Senior Clipper card can purchase a monthly pass up to 10 days prior to the start of the pass month through the 15th of the month (for example, you can purchase a July pass from June 21 through July 15). A monthly pass is valid for the first three days of the following month.

Upgrades

Adult riders with a 31-day local pass, youth with a 31-day pass, and senior/disabled riders with a monthly pass can use cash value on their Clipper cards to pay the difference on transbay routes. You cannot pay the difference in cash to the driver. If you do not have enough cash value on your Clipper card to pay the difference, you will have to pay the entire cost of the ride with cash. Please see the FAQ for more information about using your Clipper card for a transbay trip.

Transfers

Clipper automatically calculates free or discounted transfers when you transfer between AC Transit local and transbay routes and other transit services that accept Clipper.

If you are traveling from:

You are eligible for:

AC Transit transbay routes

One free transfer to AC Transit transbay or local routes within 2 hours of the start of the first transbay ride

AC Transit local routes

One discounted transfer to AC Transit transbay routes within 2 hours when you pay an upgrade fee with cash value on Clipper

BART

One 50-cent discount on the AC Transit local fare within 1-1/2 hours of exiting BART

Caltrain (monthly passes for two or more zones only)

One free transfer to the local portion of AC Transit route M or one discounted transfer to the transbay portion of AC Transit route M within 2 hours of tagging off on Caltrain

Golden Gate Transit Route 40

One free transfer to AC Transit local routes or one discounted transfer to AC Transit transbay routes within 2-1/2 hours of tagging off on Golden Gate Transit

SamTrans (monthly passes only)

One free transfer to the local portion of AC Transit route M or one discounted transfer to the transbay portion of AC Transit route M within 2 hours of boarding SamTrans

San Francisco
Bay Ferry

One free transfer to AC Transit local routes or one discounted transfer to AC Transit transbay routes within 1-1/2 hours of tagging off on SF Bay Ferry’s Oakland, Alameda-Main Street or Alameda-Harbor Bay terminals

Union City Transit

One free transfer to AC Transit local routes or one discounted transfer to AC Transit transbay routes within 1-1/2 hours of boarding Union City Transit

VTA (monthly passes or EcoPasses only)

One free transfer to AC Transit local routes or one discounted transfer to AC Transit transbay routes within 2-1/2 hours of boarding VTA

WestCAT local routes or local portion of Lynx route

One free transfer to AC Transit local routes within 1 hour of boarding WestCAT

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