You can use cash value on a Clipper card. Adult customers receive a discount for using Clipper instead of cash on all routes except short hops (Alameda/Oakland and Pier 41/Ferry Building. Passengers with a Youth, Senior or RTC Clipper card receive the same 50 percent discount they do when paying with cash. For a complete list of fares, visit SF Bay Ferry.

Minimum Balance

You must have a minimum balance of $1.60 on an adult card or 80 cents on a Youth, Senior or RTC Clipper card.


If you transfer from the ferry to Muni or SolTrans, you do not need a paper transfer. Clipper keeps track of your rides and automatically grants you appropriate transfer discounts.

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