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Clipper Card

Getting Around San Francisco

Clipper is the all-in-one transit card for the Bay Area. The easy-to-use, reloadable Clipper transit fare card can hold transit passes, cash value, parking value or any combination thereof. Monthly passes or cash value can be loaded on a Clipper Card which is accepted by all Bay Area public transit agencies (i.e, AC Transit, BART, Caltrain County Connection, FAST Golden Gate Transit & Ferry Marin Transit, Muni Petaluma Transit, SamTrans Santa Rosa CityBus, SF Bay Ferry, SolTrans Sonoma County Transit The VINE, Tri Delta Transit Vacaville City Coach, VTA WestCAT and Wheels.

Using your Clipper card is as easy as tapping the card on the card reader as you step into the vehicle. You will hear a loud beep once to register your payment and the balance remaining on your card will be shown on the reader.

When using a Clipper Card on cable cars, a conductor will tag your card on a hand-held Clipper reader.

Getting a Clipper card

Clipper Card

In Person
You can get an adult card in person at:
Walgreens, Whole Foods and other retail locations
Transit agency ticket offices and Clipper Customer Service Centers
Muni Metro and Golden Gate Ferry ticket machines (minimum value required)

Order a Clipper Card by Mail
You can order an adult Clipper Card online or by phone at 877-878-8883 (TDD/TTY 711 or 800-735-2929 and type "Clipper"). Allow up to 10 days for delivery.

Note: Adult Clipper cards cost $3. Clipper waives this fee if you set up Autoload when you order your card online.
If you buy a card at a Muni Metro or Golden Gate Ferry ticket machine, you must add a minimum value to your card.

2021 Muni Fares & Passes - (Muni Bus & Rail)

Muni Single Ride - Adult

MuniMobile - $2.50
Clipper Card - $2.50
Cash - $2.75
A single ride fare on Muni is good for 90 minutes of travel and can be used on a single route or a trip with multiple transfers across buses and light rail.

Muni Monthly Pass - Adult

Clipper Card - $75.00
"M" Pass: Muni (includes Cable Car)

Clipper Card - $94.00
"A" Pass: Muni (includes Cable Car) + BART within SF

*Muni Single Ride - Discount Fare

Single Ride - discount fare is available to Youth (ages 5-18), Seniors (65+), and people with disabilities
MuniMobile - $1.25
Clipper Card - $1.25
Cash - $1.35
Metro Ticket Machine - $1.35
Note: Eligible Youth and Seniors must apply for and receive a Clipper card before they can purchase the discount monthly pass.

*Muni Monthly Pass - Discount Fare

Muni Monthly discount fare is available to Youth (ages 5-18), Seniors (65+), and people with disabilities
Clipper Card - $38.00
Valid on all Muni vehicles including cable cars.

* - ID required
You must have a minimum balance of $1.75 for adult Clipper cards and $1 for Youth, Senior and RTC Clipper cards if you are paying for your ride with cash value.


Clipper automatically calculates free transfers on Muni buses, light-rail vehicles and historic streetcars. You must tag your card each time you transfer, so the card reader can confirm the 90-minute transfer period is still in effect. The card reader will display the remaining transfer time that you have left on your card.

When you transfer from BART to Muni within an hour using your adult Clipper card, you will automatically receive a 50-cent discount.

Muni Visitor Passport

Muni Visitor Passport gives you unlimited rides on Muni, Muni Metro light rail, historic streetcars, and cable cars for 1, 3 or 7 consecutive days.

Passports are the same price for all ages and abilities.

Muni Passports are good on Muni only. They are not valid on BART, other transit systems, tour buses, or for transportation to or from San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Passports expire at 11:59 pm. on the first, third or seventh day of use, and must be used by January 31 of the year following the year printed on the cover of the Passport.

A new adult Clipper card costs $3.
Clipper will waive the fee if you order your card online and sign up for Autoload.

Clipper discounts for youths, seniors and customers with disabilities

Clipper offers discounts for youths, seniors and customers with disabilities.

Youth Clipper card

Senior Clipper card

RTC Clipper card (for customers with disabilities)

Cash fare discounts for Seniors (age 65 and over) and people with disabilities
Seniors (age 65 and over) and people with disabilities are eligible to pay the discounted cash fare to ride Muni. On buses, streetcars and light rail vehicles operating on the surface, you must show a valid ID to pay a discount cash fare. On the Muni Metro underground, you must purchase a reloadable discount ticket from a ticket vending machine to enter the system through fare gates or via the elevator.

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