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**Click this link for Information on January 2018 Fare Changes and Outreach Events**


Cash Fares (exact change or Clipper Cash only)       Prepaid 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 (for regular bus lineslight rail or Community Bus Service) click to see routes by type $2 $4 $1.25 $6 $70 $770
Adult Express (for express line serviceclick to see express routes $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.
  • There are no transfers on VTA so a single ride must be paid for each route. If your travels require 3 or more lines a day pass on Clipper® is needed.
  • A one way light rail ticket is valid for 2 hours in any direction (light rail only)
  • Community Bus Fares are for Community Bus Lines
  • Express Fares are for Express Bus Lines​​​
  • 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
  • ​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.