VTA fares

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VTA accepts cash and Clipper cards. All monthly passes are available on Clipper cards only.

All types of tokens and monthly passes are available at the VTA Customer Service Center in downtown San Jose and at the VTA administrative offices at .

Day pass can be purchased onboard buses and at light rail stations.


Local bus, Community bus, Light Rail routes

One way Community Bus one way* 8-hour light rail pass** Day pass Monthly pass
Adult $2.00 $1.25 $4.00 $6 $70.00
Youth (5-17) $1.75 $0.75 $3.50 $5 $45
Senior (65 or over) and Disabled $1.00 $0.50 $2.00 $3 $25 (requires RTC Discount card)

To ride light rail, pay fare at the ticket machine before boarding and keep the ticket for the whole trip. The one way light rail ticket is valid for 4 hours throughout the system (no need to get another ticket when transferring between light rail).

* Fares apply only on Community Bus routes.

** 8-hour light rail pass is available at all light rail stations and is not valid on buses.

Express bus routes

Single ride Express day pass Express Monthly pass
Adult $4.00 $12 $140
Youth (5-17) $1.75 $5 local pass applies
Senior (65 or over) and Disabled $1.00 $3 local pass applies

Express day and monthly passes are valid on local, Community Bus and light rail routes. Riders with a valid local day pass or monthly pass receive fare credit on express routes.


VTA offers tokens for local adult and youth day passes. They are sold in a package of 5. Tokens cannot be used for fare upgrades or substituted for cash.

Package of 5 tokens
Adult $27.00
Youth (5-17) $22.50

Interagency transfer arrangements

The following passes are accepted for local fare credit on all VTA routes anywhere:

Passengers with any valid ACE ticket or pass can ride free on all VTA local and express routes anywhere.

Capitol Corridor passengers can request a transit transfer from a conductor that is accepted as local fare credit on VTA.

SamTrans, AC Transit and Dumbarton Express passes are accepted as local fare credit 2 hours after the first tag.

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