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Clipper – The Bay Area’s all-in-one, reloadable transit card

Clipper is currently accepted on Muni, BART, AC Transit, VTA, SamTrans, Caltrain and Golden Gate Transit and Ferry, and will eventually be accepted on all forms of Bay Area public transit. For information on using Clipper, please visit

A Clipper card can hold passes, discounted tickets, ride books and cash value. Any ticket or pass that you load onto a Clipper card has the same rules and functionality as a paper version. Any cash value that you load works the same as cash, and can be used to pay your fare on every Clipper-participating transit system. Plus Clipper automatically applies all appropriate transfers and discounts and keeps track of your cash balance.

You can get a card or add value online at, over the phone by calling 877.878.8883, at dozens of retail locations including Walgreens, and at transit ticket offices. You can even set your Clipper card up for Autoload at, so that your card will automatically load cash or a monthly pass when your balance is low, or your pass expires. And if you ever lose your registered Clipper card, your card can be replaced and your balance restored, for a small fee.

To use Clipper, tag the Clipper card by touching it to the card readers located in transit stations or vehicles, and Clipper will automatically acknowledge the pass or deduct the correct fare, including any appropriate discounts and transfers.

For more information, visit