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Fares, Tickets & Transfers

Fares, Tickets & Transfers

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Cash Fares
Fare Type Adult
(Age 19 - 64)
Youth
(Age 5 - 18)
Senior
(Age 65+) &
Disabled
Local Single Ride $2.50$1.25$1.25
Day Pass* $5.50$2.75$2.75
Transbay Single Ride $6.00$3.00$3.00
Local to Transbay Upgrade $3.50$1.75$1.75

* Day Passes are only available on board the bus for general purchase when paying cash. Each fare must be paid with exact change. Other methods of payment are unable to be combined with cash fares. If you are paying cash and only taking two trips during the day, you will not need a Day Pass. Just pay the Single Ride fare on each trip. But if you will be taking three or more trips, buy a Day Pass. Valid for unlimited local rides from time issued until 3:00 a.m. and may be used for Transbay ride with additional upgrade fare payment. See fare table above.

Clipper Fares
Fare Type Adult
(Age 19 - 64)
Youth
(Age 5 - 18)
Senior
(Age 65+) &
Disabled
Local Single Ride $2.25$1.12$1.12
Day Pass* $5.00$2.50$2.50
Transbay Single Ride $6.00$3.00$3.00
Local to Transbay Upgrade $3.75$1.88$1.88

* Day Passes are only available on board the bus using your Clipper card. Other methods of payment (such as cash, mobile app, etc.) are unable to be combined with Clipper fares.  When using Clipper, just tag your card upon boarding each trip to get credit for any applicable transfers; your third trip will automatically activate the Day Pass. Valid for unlimited Local Rides from time issued until 3:00 a.m. and may be used for a Transbay Ride with additional upgrade fare payment. See fare table above.


PASSES WITH CLIPPER

The 31-Day Passes and monthly discount passes for AC Transit are available for purchase with a Clipper card. With a pass on Clipper, you can save big when you ride a lot, and you don’t need to carry exact change to get on the bus. Clipper cards and most passes can be obtained at clippercard.com, by phone at (877) 878-8883, or at various retail outlets including Walgreens, Whole Foods and others.

Click on Pass type for more information:

Adult 31-Day

Adult Local 31-Day pass is valid for 31 consecutive days; not a calendar month for $84.60. The pass provides unlimited local rides within the East Bay and may be used for Transbay rides with an upgrade fare (see Local to Transbay Upgrade fare above).

Transbay 31-Day

Transbay 31-Day pass is $216.00 and valid for 31 consecutive days; not a calendar month. The pass provides unlimited Transbay rides to and from the East Bay, and all local East Bay travel.

Youth 31-Day

Youth 31-Day passes are for riders ages 5 – 18 for $34.00. This pass allows unlimited local rides within the East Bay and is valid for 31 consecutive days from day first used - not a calendar month. The pass may also be used to ride Transbay with the additional Local to Transbay Upgrade fare indicated above.

Senior Monthly

Senior Monthly passes are for riders age 65 or older for $34.00. This pass allows unlimited local rides within the East Bay and is valid for the specific calendar month. The pass may also be used to ride Transbay with the additional Local to Transbay Upgrade fare indicated above.

Disabled (RTC) Monthly

Disabled (RTC) Monthly Stickers are available only to Regional Transit Connection (RTC) discount Clipper cardholders and can be purchased for $34.00. The sticker is affixed to the RTC Clipper card and provides unlimited local rides within the East Bay and may be used for Transbay rides with an upgrade fare (see Local to Transbay Upgrade fare above).

Mobile App
Fare Type Adult
(Age 19 - 64)
Youth
(Age 5 - 18)
Senior
(Age 65+) &
Disabled
Local Single Ride $2.25 $1.12 $1.12
Day Pass* $5.00$2.50 $2.50
7-Day Pass** $22.50$11.25$11.25
Transbay Single Ride$6.00$3.00$3.00

* Day Passes are available through Mobile App purchase only. Valid for unlimited local rides from the time pass is activated on the mobile app until 3 a.m. May be used for Transbay ride with additional upgrade fare payment in cash upon boarding. Local to Transbay Upgrade is $3.75 for Adult and $1.88 for Youth, Senior, or Disabled.

**7-Day Passes are exclusively available through mobile app purchases. Valid for unlimited Local Rides from the time pass is activated on the mobile app until 11:59 pm on the 7th day. May be used for Transbay Rides with additional upgrade fare payment in cash upon boarding. See fare table above.

Transfers

AC Transit Transfers between Local and Transbay Buses Using Clipper:

Riders who have first paid a Transbay fare can transfer to one Local Ride for free. The transfer is automatically applied on the local bus ride if boarded within two hours.

Riders who have first paid a local fare can transfer to a Transbay Ride with the payment of a Local to Transbay Upgrade fare as described above. See Interagency Transfer Chart for details.


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Transfer between Owl and Tempo Routes:

Effective November 9th, 2020 : For passengers on any 800 Owl line transferring to the Tempo, ask the Owl Operator for a ‘fare free transfer’ and you will be issued a ‘fare free transfer’.  This transfer must be in your possession upon boarding Tempo.

For passengers on the Tempo line transferring to any 800 Owl schedules; the passenger just needs to show their Tempo ticket to the 800 Owl Operator upon boarding.

Approved School/Agency Forms

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AC Transit temporarily enabled rear-door boarding and paused fare collection from March 15 through October 18, 2020.  Now that protector shields have been installed near the operator and farebox area, riders are expected to board at front doors and pay fares as customary.  (Please remember, face coverings are required to ride until further notice.) 

Also, upon conclusion of the promotional “introductory free fare” period, the cost to ride Tempo Line 1T, effective 11/9/20, is the same as other AC Transit local service. 

Note:  The BART-to-Bus paper transfer ticket has been discontinued because it became outdated due to advanced technology on Tempo. Transfer discounts (from BART-to-Bus) & savings from multiple rides (bus-to-bus) are automatically received when using a pass &/or Clipper Card.  For more information about operational changes, check the COVID-19 pandemic page.

Contactless fare payment is more efficient and greatly reduces bus boarding times. Mobile ticketing has been introduced as a payment option. Use the AC Transit Official Mobile App to access the mobile ticketing platform, or Clipper to pay fares upon boarding without using cash.  

Keep using your Clipper card for automatic transfer discounts, as well as, for overall best value.  If you don’t have one already, consider purchasing a Clipper card for the convenience of cashless fare payments and for the reduced costs for single rides, transfers or passes. Adult Clipper cards for most AC Transit fare types are available at Walgreens, Whole Foods and other participating retailers. Clipper cards can also be ordered online or by phone. For information on how to obtain a discounted Youth, Senior, or Disabled (RTC) Clipper card, click here. Once you have your card, cash value can be added at retail locations and all BART stations.

To purchase 31-day passes, or obtain a Clipper card, visit the AC Transit & Clipper Customer Service Center:

AC Transit & Clipper Customer Service Center
1600 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA  94612
Business Hours:  From 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, excluding holidays.

Additional Clipper information:

Rates listed for all fare types (including passes), effective January 1, 2020:

Need help? Go to FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) ON FARES

For information on how to claim a refund, go to REFUNDS.

AC Transit Customer Service representatives are ready to answer fare questions and provide additional assistance by phone at (510) 891-4777, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.