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VTA OPERATORS DO NOT CARRY CHANGE
PLEASE HAVE EXACT CHANGE READY WHEN BOARDING
Cash Fares (exact change only)       Prepaid Fares

VTA FARES
Valid fare required while onboard

Single Ride 8-Hour Light Rail Pass Community Bus Single Ride Clipper  Day Pass Clipper Monthly Pass Annual Pass Subscription
Adult $2 $4 $1.25 $6 $70 $770
Adult Express $4 N/A N/A $12 $140 N/A
Youth (5-18) ★ $1.75 $3.50 .75¢ $5 $45 $495
Senior/Disabled/Medicare ★ $1 $2 .50¢ $2.50 $25 $275
             
Seniors (65+)/Disabled/Medicare Reduced Fare: To qualify for the S/D/M fare, you must present one of the following: a Medicare Card, Regional Transit Connection (RTC) Discount Card or a valid card from another California transit provider, DMV Disabled License Plate registration, DMV Disabled Parking Placard printout, or proof of age (65 and older).
★ A valid picture I.D. may be required. May ride VTA Express Bus service without an upgrade. Children under 5 years ride free.
The Day Pass Accumulator feature ensures the Clipper® cash rider will never pay more than the price of a Day Pass.
Just load your Clipper card with cash, tag it upon boarding, and once you’ve paid the equivalent of a Day Pass, any further local rides that day will be free.
       

Notes:

  • Monthly passes are valid for the calendar month purchased; they are not a 31-day pass
  • Monthly passes are available for purchase from the 16th of the previous month through the 15th of the pass month.
    (i.e. a monthly pass for July is available for purchase from June 16th through July 15th)
  • Monthly passes purchased on or after the 16th of the month are valid for the following month only
  • Express Fares are for Express Bus Lines​​​
  • ​Customers must have valid fare before boarding light rail

Fare Compliance

Failure to comply with VTA's fare policy is in violation of California Penal Code 640.  Violation of California Penal Code 640 is punishable up to the maximum penalty allowed by law.

If you have been cited for not having valid fare and need information on how to pay the fine, you can use the Santa Clara County Public Access Traffic Case Information Website. Information can be found by citation number or searching by name.

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Last update: 03/17/2017

Eastbound 17th BRT Station Maintenance: Temporary Relocation of Eastbound 17th BRT Bus Stop

April Service Changes: take effect on Monday, April 10, 2017.

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