Clipper® | Operate + Coordinate | Our Work


Clipper® is the Bay Area’s transit-fare payment card.

Senior holding clipper card at ferry dockside
Noah Berger
Clipper works on buses, trains and ferries.

Your Clipper card can hold cash value, transit passes or a combination.

So while the Bay Area's complex transit network includes more than 20 different transit agencies, Clipper makes it easy to move from system to system.

Clipper offers many convenient ways to add value, and you can even set it up to automatically reload using a credit/debit card or bank account.

Find out how to get a card and more details at the Clipper card website.

Youth, seniors and people with disabilities can get Clipper cards for discounted rides.

MTC operates Clipper in partnership with the region’s 20-plus different transit agencies.

To keep up with fast-changing technology, we’re now planning together for the next generation of Clipper to handle future growth.


Clipper has more than 3.3 million active customers and is used for almost 900,000 trips on weekdays.

Clipper is accepted by 22 transit agencies that account for nearly all Bay Area transit trips.