Caltrain + Muni Pass: $2 Price Increase Begins with July Pass

Due to a Muni pass price increase, the price of a Caltrain + Muni pass will increase by $2 beginning with the July pass.

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 fare increases starting with your July pass.
  • Check your Autoload funding source
    Make sure your Autoload funding source has sufficient funds available to cover these fare increases. This includes transit benefit debit cards (see above). If you have not done so, Clipper recommends adding a backup credit card for your Autoload purchases. Log in to adjust your Autoload settings now.

Note: Clipper will not grant refunds for costs resulting from passes blocked due to insufficient funds. Please manage your Clipper card account to prepare for this upcoming price increase.

Monthly Pass and Monthly Pass Plus Muni: Monthly Passes can be purchased on the 21st of each month for the coming month through the 15th day of the valid month. This change also means that customers who Autoload their Caltrain monthly passes will be able to load their new pass by tagging on and off Caltrain until the 15th of each month.

Clipper is available to all Caltrain customers. Customers can pay for rides on Caltrain by adding a Monthly Pass, 8-ride Ticket or cash to their cards. Please see the "Fares and Passes" page for more information on the types of value available. You can add value to your card online, by calling customer service or by visiting a retailer, like a participating Walgreens. Please note that if you add value online or over the phone, it can take up to 3-5 days for the value to be available to be added to your card. For more information on the timing for adding value, click here.

Important reminders for using Clipper on Caltrain:

  • You must always have $1.25 in cash value on your card.
  • Please remember to tag off. Learn more about these tips.
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To use Clipper on Caltrain, locate the Clipper card reader on the station or platform. Tag your card by holding it to the Clipper logo on the reader, making sure to hold the card flat. Wait for the beep and the green light. You must tag off at your destination station by holding your card to the Clipper logo on the card reader. Doing this ensures that you are not overcharged for your trip and that any passes or tickets on your card are properly acknowledged.

You will tag your card at the beginning and end of each ride if you are paying with cash or an 8-ride ticket. If you are using a monthly pass, you will tag at the beginning and end of your first ride of the month.

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