Youth/Senior Cards

Yes, you'll be able to transfer your plastic youth/senior card into Clipper on your phone. You can add Clipper to your iPhone directly through Apple Wallet. You can add Clipper to your Android phone using the Clipper app. Learn more on the Clipper On Your Phone page.

Clipper accepts the following for proof of birth date:

  • Birth certificate or passport
  • State-issued driver’s license or identification card
  • Matricula consular/consular identification card
  • SF City ID Card
  • Student identification card with date of birth
  • Military or military dependent card with date of birth
  • Medical benefit card with date of birth

Starting on the day you are no longer eligible for a youth discount according to the policy of the transit agency being used, Clipper will charge you adult fares for that agency.

  • If your card has cash value, Clipper will automatically begin charging you the adult fare.
  • If your card has a youth pass, the pass will be cancelled the day you are no longer eligible for youth discounts. This will happen even if it is the beginning or middle of a pass.
  • If you’re about to be ineligible for youth discounts and your card is set up for automatic reloading (Autoload), you should disable Autoload before Clipper loads the new pass to prevent a product from being loaded that you will not be able to fully use.
  • If you would like to purchase adult passes online or with Autoload, you will need to get a new adult card.
  • If your youth card is on your iPhone or Apple Watch, you may still use it to pay with cash value after you are no longer eligible for a youth discount. To transfer your unused cash balance to a new card, you need to purchase a new adult Clipper card on your device and then call Clipper Customer Service at 877.878.8883 to request a balance transfer.

To request a balance transfer, please contact Clipper Customer Service at 877.878.8883 (TTY/TDD 711 or 800.735.2929). Note: We can only transfer cash value; monthly passes and discount tickets cannot be transferred.