How do I pay for my BART ticket?

Asked By: Yahui Nunez | Last Updated: 11th February, 2020
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The most convenient way to pay for your BART ride is to use the ClipperSM card. This all-in-one transit card is accepted on major Bay Area transit systems, including BART. For more information, visit www.clippercard.com. BART TICkeT venDInG mACHIneS BART ticket machines are located at the entrance to each station.

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Also, how do you pay for BART tickets?

Most BART stations sell tickets and Clipper cards through automatic vending machines that accept nickels, dimes, quarters and $1 coins, as well as $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills. There is a one-time $3 per card purchase charge from Clipper. Credit and debit cards may be used at all stations in select machines.

Furthermore, does Bart check tickets? BART currently has six fare inspectors who work during the day on weekdays. In January, BART Police started enforcing a new Proof of Payment Ordinance allowing fare inspectors to check for valid fare inside the BART system. Since March, 3,813 citations have been issued.

One may also ask, how much is a BART ticket?

BART Tickets: Purchase a minimum $2.50 ticket to a maximum $69 in 5-cent and $1.00 increments. Each credit card is limited to 2 transactions per card per rolling day and a rolling 2 day limit of $69. You can purchase up to 5 tickets per transaction.

How do BART tickets work?

When you enter a BART station, you will find pay stations with charts listing fares to each station. Respective costs going to stations will be reflected from every station. You can also use the fare calculator to find how much fares are beforehand. Machines take bills up to $20 as well as credit and debit cards.

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How do I get discounted BART tickets?

You must apply for an RTC Clipper card in person at a participating transit agency. See Clipper Discounts for more information. BART discount tickets are only sold through the mail and in person at selected retail vendors throughout the Bay Area.

How much is a Clipper card?

Adult Clipper cards cost $3. Clipper waives this fee if you set up Autoload when you order your card online. If you buy a card at a Muni Metro or Golden Gate Ferry ticket machine or a SMART fare machine, you must add a minimum value to your card.

Do BART tickets expire?

For all practical purposes BART tickets are "cash." They don't expire, the amount is just deducted for each trip and, when you end up with a balance of zero, the turnstile "eats" the ticket. Actually if you are 65 or older, or between 5-12 yrs old, there are discounts ($24 for 9).

Is there a Clipper card app?

The new Clipper system, they said Friday, will allow riders to use their mobile phones to pay fares or add value to their cards. The mobile app is scheduled to arrive in 2021, with all existing readers and other equipment replaced the same year.

Is Bart safe?


Yes, it is generally very safe to ride BART. Some stations are dingy or have transients (Civic Center, 24th Street) but you will be safe on the train itself during normal hours. BART is perfectly safe during commute-hours / day-time.

Does Bart have a day pass?

Q: Does BART have/why doesn't BART have a monthly pass? A: BART fares are calculated on the distance traveled, and there are no "time-based" passes for BART. Shorter-distance riders would unfairly bear the burden of the trips taken by daily, long-distance riders using a monthly pass.

Is there an official Bart app?

BART Watch is a free mobile app for both iOS and Android that allows you to quickly and discreetly report criminal or suspicious activity directly to BART Police. The app is also available in Spanish and Chinese.

Can I use BART ticket on bus?

Using your Clipper card, you can transfer from BART to a local AC Transit bus at BART stations, and Clipper will automatically discount your first ride within 90 minutes by 50 cents. BART-to-Bus transfers are not valid for a discount on transbay fares.

Can you pay for BART with a credit card?

Yes, you can add cash value to Clipper cards at all BART ticket machines. BART ticket machines accept cash, credit cards and debit cards as payment. BART Add Fare machines only accept cash.

Can you combine BART tickets?


Ticket Consolidation Options
Riders can consolidate small blue tickets to buy a single $5, $10 or $20 blue ticket or use the cash value from a damaged ticket as credit toward the purchase of a new ticket.

What is a BART Clipper ticket?

Clipper is the easiest way to get a discount on your BART fare. You can use cash value, a High Value Discount (HVD) ticket and—within San Francisco—a Muni "A" Adult Fast Pass to ride BART with your Clipper card.

How much is Bart senior discount?

Seniors and people with disabilities will continue to get a 62.5% discount. Get a Senior/Disabled Clipper card free online to get the discount and avoid the added fare for green or red tickets of 19 cents per ride.

How do you get senior BART tickets?

The cards themselves are free to seniors when obtained through participating transit agencies or through Clipper and then must be loaded with value. Please go to http://www.bart.gov/tickets or https://www.clippercard.com to apply for a Card and load BART fare on it.

Does Bart go to Union Square?


Exiting BART for Union Square
Take BART to the Powell Street exit in San Francisco. If you want to go closer to the Union Square Park or Macy's, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Barneys, etc. then take the exit that says either Ellis Street, Stockton Street or O'Farrell Streets.

What does BART stand for?

Bay Area Rapid Transit

What happens if you don't pay BART ticket?

If you don't pay your ticket they can get a bench warrant to bring you before the court to pay your bill. Parking tickets in California go to the DMV and a lein goes on your car registration. The next time you pay your registration you will find that ticket on your bill.