How to Buy

Monthly Passes
SamTrans Monthly passes are available only on the Clipper Card and may be purchased between the 21st of the month prior to the month the pass is valid until the 15th of the month the pass is valid.  The Monthly passes may be loaded on to the Clipper Card at SamTrans headquarters, from any Clipper retail outlet or online at (takes up to five days to load). 

Tokens / Local Ride tickets / Paratransit Ticket Books
There are several ways to purchase:

  1. At any of our sales outlets. (tokens only)
  2. By mail or fax using the ticket order form
  3. SamTrans headquarters (1250 San Carlos Ave., 2nd Floor, San Carlos, open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

Day Passes
Day passes are available for purchase only on the bus.  They may be purchased with cash, Change cards or a combination of both.  Day passes carry a local fare value.

SamTrans headquarters accepts credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express), personal checks, cashier checks and money orders. Checks and money orders should be made payable to SamTrans.

SamTrans also accepts transit vouchers from the following transit benefit providers: TranBen, Commuter Check, TransitCenter, Inc. and WageWorks.

12/29/15 - mw