VTA fares are changing effective January 1, 2019!

See the table below for detailed fare and pass price changes. (Please note that fares for seniors and people with disabilities are not changing.)

VTA Fares
Effective January 1, 2019
(January pass)
Adult Local Fares
Local Single Ride $2.50
Local Day Pass $7.50
Monthly Pass $90
Adult Express Fares
Express Single Ride $5
Express Day Pass $15
Express Monthly Pass $180
Youth Fares (local and express routes)
Single Ride $1.25
Day Pass $3.75
Monthly Pass $35

Prepare for these changes:

Manage your transit benefits by contacting your provider or logging into your transit benefit account.

Make sure your Autoload payment method has sufficient funds available. 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.

Questions about these fare changes? Visit VTA for details.


Using Clipper on VTA

You can use Clipper on all VTA bus and light-rail routes.

To pay your fare with Clipper on a VTA bus, locate the Clipper card reader on the bus. 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 either will verify that you have a valid pass and display the expiration date or will deduct the cash value fare and show your remaining balance.

If your card balance is low, the reader will beep twice and display both green and yellow lights. You can still board the bus, 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.

To use Clipper on VTA light-rail routes, locate a Clipper card reader on the station platform near the ticket machines. You must tag your card before boarding the light-rail vehicle. Tag your card by holding it to the Clipper logo on the reader until you hear it beep and see the green light. The reader will show your remaining cash balance or pass expiration date.

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

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