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Senior Fare

VTA will be implementing new senior fares starting January 1, 2018. 

Senior Fares

  • Single Ride - $1.00(Regular & Express & Limited Stop Buses, Light Rail)
  • Community Bus - 50¢
  • 8-Hour Light Rail Pass - $2.00
  • Day Pass (Senior Clipper)- $2.50 (Clipper Only)
  • Monthly Pass (Senior Clipper) - $25.00 (Clipper Only)
​​Day and Monthly Passes are available only on Clipper Cards. Passes and cash value can be added to Clipper Cards at light rail Ticket Vending Machines, most Walgreens stores, and VTA's Downtown Service Center and River Oaks Administrative office. In Addition, you can add value to your card by or by calling (877) 878-8883. Please register your Clipper card. For lost or stolen cards please contact Clipper Customer Service at (877) 878-8883.

Passengers aged 65 and older qualify for the discounted senior fare when riding VTA. Proof of age is required when paying the discounted senior rate. Acceptable proof of age are:

  • California Driver’s License
  • California ID Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport (U.S. or Foreign)
  • Alien Registration Card
  • Valid Senior/Disabled card from another California transit agency
    Senior Clipper Card

Seniors can pay cash for a single ride on bus or light rail. Passengers can also pre-pay using the Senior Clipper Card.

Clipper Cards

Persons who are 65 and over can get  Senior Clipper Card that can be loaded with a Senior Monthly Pass or Clipper cash value. The cash value can be used to pay for single rides as needed or earn a Day Pass through the Day Pass Accumulator feature. Passengers can load value to their Senior Clipper Card at a variety of locations including any Walgreens store and any VTA Light Rail ticket vending machine.

RTC Cards

Senior Clipper CardSeniors who qualify to travel with an attendant at the discounted rate must use a Regional Transit Connection (RTC) card. Passengers can apply for the RTC card at our Downtown Customer Service Center or the administrative offices at River Oaks.   


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Notices & Service Alerts

Last update: 12/15/2017

Holiday Trolley: VTA's Holiday Trolley will not operate on Sunday, December 17 due to a Levi's Stadium event.

Fare Changes: begin Monday, January 1st

Bus & Light Rail Service Changes: begin Monday, January 1st

Reroute of Downtown San Jose Lines: due to TiVo Santa Run Sun 12/17