A new Adult Clipper card will cost $3. Clipper will waive the $3 fee if you purchase your card online and sign up for Autoload at the same time. If you purchase a card at a Muni Metro or Golden Gate Ferry ticket machine, you will need to load a minimum amount of value to your new card. At other locations and on clippercard.com, there is no required minimum for new cards, but your transit agency may require a minimum balance to ride. To learn how to get a Senior, Youth or RTC Clipper card, click here.

Clipper® is the all-in-one transit card that keeps track of any passes,discount tickets, ride books and cash value that you load onto it, while applying all applicable fares, discounts and transfer rules. This lets you customize your card for your own transit needs. You can also use Clipper to pay for parking in a limited number of locations.

The Clipper card can hold multiple passes, ride books or tickets (which are specific to the transit system being used), as well as up to $300 in cash value at one time and up to $250 in parking cash value. Cash value on your Clipper card can be used to ride any participating transit system.

You can add value (in the form of both passes and cash value) to your card as you go, or for added convenience, you can set up your card to automatically reload whenever your pass expires or your cash balance falls below $10 or your parking cash balance falls below $40.

Clipper can be used on Muni, BART, AC Transit, VTA, SamTrans, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit and Ferry, and San Francisco Bay Ferry.

Limited use tickets

Paper tickets that use Clipper's payment technology are currently being used on Muni and Golden Gate Ferry. These tickets are available for purchase through ticket vending machines at transit stations and ferry terminals. Unlike the Clipper card, the tickets:

  • can only be used on the issuing transit system (e.g., Muni tickets can only be used for trips on Muni)
  • are purchased for single or round-trip rides
  • expire 90 days from the date of purchase

Sample Muni limited use ticket