Muni Fare Changes Effective July 1

When July passes go on sale on June 17, prices will increase as follows:

Pass Type Current Price New Price Effective July 2019
Adult “M” Muni-Only Monthly Pass $78 $81
Adult “A” Monthly Pass
(+ BART within SF)
$94 $98
Youth/Senior/Disabled Muni-Only Monthly Pass $39 $40

Muni is increasing its fares for riders who pay with cash or limited-use tickets. However, adult customers who use cash value on Clipper will save 50 cents on single-ride fares. Youth, seniors and riders with disabilities will now save 25 cents.

Prepare for these changes:

Manage your transit benefits by contacting your provider or logging into your transit benefit account to ensure your benefits cover these increases.

Make sure your Autoload payment method has sufficient funds available to cover these increases. Clipper recommends adding a backup credit card for your Autoload purchases if you haven’t already done so. Log in to update your Autoload settings.

No refunds will be granted for costs resulting from blocked Clipper cards. Please manage your Clipper account to prepare for these upcoming fare increases.

Questions about these fare changes? Visit Muni for details.

Using Clipper on Muni

You can use Clipper on all Muni bus, historic streetcar, Muni Metro light-rail and cable car service.

Clipper automatically figures out the cost of your ride, including all discounts and transfers. See Fares and passes for more information on the types of value available.

If you are paying for your ride with cash value, you must have a minimum balance of $2 on an adult Clipper card or $1.25 on a Senior, Youth or RTC Clipper card. No minimum cash value balance is required if you are using a monthly pass or Passport.

To use your Clipper card on most Muni services, locate a card reader on the vehicle or fare gate. Tag your card by holding it flat against the Clipper logo on the reader, and wait for the beep and green light. The card reader will verify your monthly pass or Passport, and display the expiration date. Or it will deduct the cash fare, and show your remaining balance and transfer time.

If your card balance is low, the reader will beep twice and display a yellow light. You can still board, but you will need to add value to your card before your next trip. If you do not have enough value on your card, the reader will beep three times and display a red light, and you will not be able to pay your fare with Clipper.

When boarding a cable car, simply hand your Clipper card to the conductor, who will use a handheld card reader to deduct the correct fare from your card or confirm that you have a valid pass.


Whether you are paying your fare with cash value, a monthly pass or a Muni Passport, you must tag your Clipper card to the card reader on a Muni vehicle or at a station fare gate every time you board. Your tag is your proof to operators and fare payment officers that you have either paid your fare or are within the free transfer period.

Find additional information on how to use Clipper and ways to add value. Clipper also works with a variety of transit benefits programs.

Get Muni news.


Get a Discount Clipper card

Clipper Customer
Service Center

Phone: 877.878.8883
TDD/TTY: 711 or 800.735.2929
Fax: 925.686.8221

Mon – Fri: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat – Sun: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact Us    |    Forms


The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, as a public agency responsible for Clipper®, is committed to operating its programs and services in accordance with federal, state and local civil rights laws and regulations. Please click below for more information on:



Copyright ©2017, Metropolitan Transportation Commission. All rights reserved.