Fares

2 Hours of FREE Transfers when you purchase a single-ride fare using EZfare or Clipper

Please have exact change ready when boarding.

Adult

Cash Fares

(exact change)
Single Ride
$2.50
8-Hour Light Rail Pass
$5

Prepaid Fares

(Clipper Card or EZFare)
Clipper/EZFare Day Pass
$7.50
Clipper Monthly Pass
$90
Annual Pass Subscription
$990
Adult Express

Cash Fares

(exact change)
Single Ride
$5
8-Hour Light Rail Pass
N/A

Prepaid Fares

(Clipper Card or EZFare)
Clipper/EZFare Day Pass
$15
Clipper Monthly Pass
$180
Annual Pass Subscription
$1980
Senior & Disabled

Cash Fares

(exact change)
Single Ride
$1
8-Hour Light Rail Pass
$2

Prepaid Fares

(Clipper Card or EZFare)
Clipper/EZFare Day Pass
$3
Clipper Monthly Pass
$30
Annual Pass Subscription
$330
Youth

Cash Fares

(exact change)
Single Ride
$1.25
8-Hour Light Rail Pass
$2.50

Prepaid Fares

(Clipper Card or EZFare)
Clipper/EZFare Day Pass
$3.75
Clipper Monthly Pass
$35
Annual Pass Subscription
$385

Regional Transfers

VTA works closely with other area transit operators to provide convenient transfers for regional trips, including regional transfer locations and inter-operator transfer or fare agreements.

 

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Day Pass Accumulator

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.

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 visiting the Santa Clara County Superior Court's website.

2 hours of free transfers

Payment for a single ride with Clipper or EZfare (VTA's Mobile ticketing App) will be valid for 2 hours of FREE transfers across VTA buses and light rail. Express bus fare is required for any trip that includes express service.  Adult passengers traveling from a local bus to an express bus will have to pay a surcharge of $2.25: 

  • Clipper card users must pay the surcharge in the form of Clipper cash (only).  
  • EZfare users must pay the surcharge in the form of cash.
  • Youth and Senior/Disabled riders who transfer from local to express service WILL NOT have a surcharge.
Monthly Passes

Monthly passes are valid for the calendar month purchased. They are not 31-day passes.

Monthly passes are available for purchase from the 16th of the previous month through the 15th of the pass month. For example, a monthly pass for July is available for purchase from June 16 through July 15.

Express Fares

Express Fares are for Express Bus routes only. Youth and seniors pay their regular fare on Express Buses.