Clipper is the easy and convenient all-in-one transit card useable on all Bay Area transit agencies, including Golden Gate Transit and Golden Gate Ferry. Clipper is not valid when riding Golden Gate Ferry to Oracle Park.
To use your Clipper card on Golden Gate Transit, locate the card reader at the front of the bus. "Tag" your card by holding it flat against the Clipper logo on the reader and wait for a beep and a green light. The card reader will deduct the maximum cash value fare and show your remaining balance.
If your card balance is low, the reader will beep twice and display a yellow light. You can still board the vehicle, but you will need to add value to your card before your next trip. If you do not have enough value on your card, the reader will beep three times and display a red light, and you will not be able to pay your fare with Clipper.
Clipper offers adult, youth, senior, and Regional Transit Connection (RTC) cards. For retail locations, visit the Clipper website.
Note: A Clipper card may not be used for group travel - one card per passenger per trip.
Always Tag Off!
You must tag off when getting off Golden Gate Transit. This ensures you are charged the correct fare. When you tag on when boarding, Clipper deducts the maximum fare from your starting zone and then refunds the difference when you tag off at the card reader when getting off the bus. Note: most Golden Gate Transit buses have only one Clipper card reader located at the front of the vehicle and will should exit at the front of the bus to tag off.
To request a refund or adjustment or to report a lost or damaged card, visit the Clipper Customer Support webpage.