Back-to-School season is upon us, and if you’ve got a young person who’ll be using transit, make sure their school supplies include a Youth Clipper Card. With it, you’ll receive discounts on monthly passes, ride books, tickets, cash value fares and transfers. The Youth Clipper Card is available for riders ages 5 and up for the following transit operators only: AC Transit, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit and Ferry, Muni, SamTrans, and VTA. The maximum age varies by transit agency (e.g. BART’s ‘youth’ age range is 5-12 while AC Transit’s is 5-18). You can call 511 to check individual transit agency rules.
How it works: When you use cash value on a Youth Clipper Card, Clipper automatically calculates the discounted fare and applies any applicable transfer discount. For information on the discounted fares offered by each transit agency, click here.
How to get a Youth Clipper Card:
- a) Download and complete the application form.
- b) Make a photocopy of one of the proof-of-eligibility documents: a birth certificate, passport, state-issued ID card or any of the other options listed on this page.
- c) Submit the completed application form and proof of eligibility to Clipper by mail, fax, or in person at one of these locations. (If you apply in person, you will get your card on the spot. If you apply by fax or mail, Clipper Cards typically arrive by mail within 7 days.)
For more information: Visit the Youth Clipper Card page.