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Fares

  • Single Ride - $2
    (Regular & Limited Stop Buses, Light Rail)
  • Express Single Ride - $4
  • Community Bus - $1.25
  • 8-Hour Light Rail Pass - $4
  • Day Pass - $6 (Clipper Only)
  • Express Day Pass - $12 (Clipper Only)
  • Monthly Pass - $70
  • Express Monthly Pass - $140
  • Annual Pass Subscription - $770
  • ***Boarding an express bus with a regular
    $70 dollar monthly pass will require
    a $2 dollar charge using Clipper E-Cash***
  •  

clipper card image

Day and Monthly Passes are available only on Clipper Cards. Passes and cash value can be added to Clipper Cards at light railTicket 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 visitingclippercard.com 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.

  • Single Ride - $1.75
    (Regular, Limited Stop & Express Buses, Light Rail)
  • Community Bus - 75¢
  • 8-Hour Light Rail Pass - $3.50
  • Day Pass - $5.00 (Clipper Only)
  • Monthly Pass - $45.00
  • Annual Pass Subscription - $495.00
  • **Children under 5 years old ride free
    when traveling with a paying adult.**
  •  

clipper card image

Day and Monthly Passes are available only on Clipper Cards. Passes and cash value can be added to Clipper Cards at light railTicket 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 visitingclippercard.com 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.

  • Single Ride - $1.00
    (Regular, Limited Stop & Express Buses, Light Rail)
  • Community Bus - 50¢
  • 8-Hour Light Rail Pass - $2.00
  • Day Pass - $2.50 (Clipper Only)
  • Monthly Pass - $25.00
  • Annual Pass Subscription - $275.00
clipper card imageDay 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 visitingclippercard.com 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.

The following forms of identification is accepted for the purpose of verifying discount cash fares for seniors (65 years old or older) and Certified Disabled Persons:

  • Regional Transit Connection (RTC) Discount Card
  • Medicare Card
  • DMV placard computer print-out
  • California Driver’s License
  • California ID card
  • DMV disabled license plate registration
  • Birth certificate
  • Passport (US or Foreign)
  • Alien Registration Card
  • Valid Senior/Disabled card from another California transit agency
  • Valid Monterey-Salinas transit courtesy card
  • AdultAge 19 - 64
    • Single Ride - $2
      (Regular & Limited Stop Buses, Light Rail)
    • Express Single Ride - $4
    • Community Bus - $1.25
    • 8-Hour Light Rail Pass - $4
    • Day Pass - $6 (Clipper Only)
    • Express Day Pass - $12 (Clipper Only)
    • Monthly Pass - $70
    • Express Monthly Pass - $140
    • Annual Pass Subscription - $770
    • ***Boarding an express bus with a regular
      $70 dollar monthly pass will require
      a $2 dollar charge using Clipper E-Cash***
    •  

    clipper card image

    Day and Monthly Passes are available only on Clipper Cards. Passes and cash value can be added to Clipper Cards at light railTicket 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 visitingclippercard.com 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.

  • YouthAges 5 - 18
    • Single Ride - $1.75
      (Regular, Limited Stop & Express Buses, Light Rail)
    • Community Bus - 75¢
    • 8-Hour Light Rail Pass - $3.50
    • Day Pass - $5.00 (Clipper Only)
    • Monthly Pass - $45.00
    • Annual Pass Subscription - $495.00
    • **Children under 5 years old ride free
      when traveling with a paying adult.**
    •  

    clipper card image

    Day and Monthly Passes are available only on Clipper Cards. Passes and cash value can be added to Clipper Cards at light railTicket 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 visitingclippercard.com 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.

  • Sr./DisabledAge 65+
    • Single Ride - $1.00
      (Regular, Limited Stop & Express Buses, Light Rail)
    • Community Bus - 50¢
    • 8-Hour Light Rail Pass - $2.00
    • Day Pass - $2.50 (Clipper Only)
    • Monthly Pass - $25.00
    • Annual Pass Subscription - $275.00
    clipper card imageDay 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 visitingclippercard.com 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.

    The following forms of identification is accepted for the purpose of verifying discount cash fares for seniors (65 years old or older) and Certified Disabled Persons:

    • Regional Transit Connection (RTC) Discount Card
    • Medicare Card
    • DMV placard computer print-out
    • California Driver’s License
    • California ID card
    • DMV disabled license plate registration
    • Birth certificate
    • Passport (US or Foreign)
    • Alien Registration Card
    • Valid Senior/Disabled card from another California transit agency
    • Valid Monterey-Salinas transit courtesy card

Notes:

  • Exact fare required when paying cash on a bus, operators do not carry change​
  • 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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