Fares and passes
AC Transit's adult, youth, senior and disabled riders can pay their fares with Clipper. Fares can be paid with cash value, a 31 – Day pass (local and transbay) or, for senior and RTC cardholders, a monthly discounted pass. For a complete list of fares and pass prices, please visit actransit.org.
If you have an adult 31 – Day local pass, a Youth 31 – Day pass or a Senior/Disabled monthly pass and would like to take a transbay trip, you will need to have cash on your card to pay the difference between the local and transbay fare. The Clipper system will automatically calculate the fare difference and deduct it from the cash value on your Clipper card. Please see the FAQ for more information about using your Clipper card for a transbay trip. You can store up to $300 in cash value and three 31 – Day passes on your Clipper card at one time.
A Day Pass gives you unlimited rides on local routes on a single day ($5 for adult/$2.50 for youth, senior and disabled). Cash customers have to choose to buy a paper Day Pass from the driver before their first trip, or each trip they take will cost the full fare. But Clipper customers have total flexibility: You get the Day Pass discount automatically, only if you need it. Once you pay $5 in local fares in a day ($2.50 for youth, senior and disabled riders), you won't be charged any more and you'll still get unlimited local rides the rest of the day.
Clipper automatically calculates the appropriate transfer fare between AC Transit buses and between AC Transit and BART. Cardholders transferring to AC Transit local service from BART within 1.5 hours of exiting the BART system receive a 50 – cent discount on their AC Transit fare.
To purchase youth AC Transit passes, you must have a Youth Clipper card. For information about getting a youth card, please click here.
For seniors and persons with disabilities:
Starting October 22, 2012, AC Transit's Senior/Disabled monthly pass will be available for most seniors on the Senior Clipper card. Seniors will no longer be required to have a Regional Transit Connection (RTC) Discount card in order to enjoy the discounts of AC Transit's Senior/Disabled monthly pass. For information about getting a senior card, please click here.
Note: You can load an AC Transit pass onto your Senior Clipper card on clippercard.com and at all Clipper locations except Muni and Golden Gate Ferry ticket machines. For more information about your options for adding value to your Clipper card, click here.
Disabled passengers with a Regional Transit Connection (RTC) Clipper Card can use the Clipper features of their card to pay their fares on AC Transit.
Eligible passengers with disabilities requiring a photo identification are invited to apply for an RTC Clipper Card to receive discounted fares on AC Transit and other Bay Area transit agencies. Passengers can obtain an application by calling AC Transit at 510.891.4706 (TDD 510.428.2266) and submitting the application in person (1600 Franklin Street, Oakland). The fee for a new card is $3.