San Francisco Bay Ferry
Fare Changes

On July 1, 2017, SF Bay Ferry fares are increasing, which will draw down your Clipper card balance more quickly.

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. This includes transit benefit debit cards. 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 SF Bay Ferry for details.

Using Clipper on SF Bay Ferry

Clipper is accepted on the following SF Bay Ferry routes:

  • South San Francisco/Alameda/Oakland
  • Alameda Main Street/Oakland/San Francisco
  • Alameda Harbor Bay/San Francisco
  • Mare Island/Vallejo/San Francisco

SF Bay Ferry does not accept Clipper on its AT&T Park route. Please visit SF Bay Ferry to find out how to purchase tickets for this route.

You can use cash value on your Clipper card to ride the ferry. You must have a minimum balance of $5.10 on an adult card or $3.40 on a Youth, Senior or RTC Clipper card. Clipper automatically figures out the cost of your ride, including all discounts and transfers.See Fares and passes for more information.

Tagging On and Off

To use Clipper on SF Bay Ferry, locate the Clipper card reader at the ferry terminal. Tag your card by holding it flat against the Clipper logo on the reader, and wait for the beep and green light. Then continue to board.

When you exit the ferry, tag off at a card reader at your destination terminal. This ensures Clipper charges you the correct fare.

At Pier 41, a ferry employee will help you tag on and off with a handheld card reader when boarding and exiting.

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

Download the Clipper on SF Bay Ferry guide.

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