Clipper on Wheels

About Clipper

Clipper is the Bay Area’s reloadable card for paying transit fares. A Clipper card keeps track of the value on it and automatically deducts the right fare, including transfers and discounts. You can load a Wheels pass onto a Clipper card, a pass from another agency, cash value, or all of the above!

Why Clipper?

Get on the bus faster. Clipper can make your daily commute more convenient, and more secure. With a Clipper card, you can:

  • Stop carrying multiple forms of payment (exact change, tickets, or passes)
  • Automatically add value when your card balance is low, with the Autoload feature that you set up yourself with Clipper Customer Service
  • Replace registered cards and restore the card’s balance for a small fee, if your card is lost, damaged, or stolen

Where Clipper?

Your Clipper Card is all you need to travel on these partner transit services:

County Connection, Tri Delta Transit, WestCAT and, of course, Wheels

You can also use Clipper on these Bay Area transit services:

AC Transit, BART, Caltrain, City Coach, FAST, Golden Gate Transit and Ferry, Marin Transit, SF Muni, SamTrans, San Francisco Bay Ferry, SolTrans, The VINE and VTA

What’s On Clipper?

You can use a 31-Day Pass or cash value on a Clipper card.

Minimum Balance

When paying with cash value, you must have a minimum balance of $1.75 on an adult or Youth card or 75 cents on a Senior or RTC Clipper card. No minimum cash value balance is required if you are using a 31-Day Pass.

31-Day Passes

A 31-Day Pass gives you unlimited rides on designated routes. You have the following options for 31-Day passes:

Pass Accepted on  Price
Wheels 31-Day Pass
  • All Wheels routes
 $60

 

East Bay Regional Local

31-Day Pass

  • County Connection except routes 250/260 and the Alamo Creek Shuttle
    (upgrade fee for adults and youth on express routes)
  • Tri Delta Transit
  • WestCAT except Lynx transbay and local service
  • Wheels
 $60

 

 

East Bay Regional Express

31-Day Pass

  • County Connection except routes 250/260 and the Alamo Creek Shuttle
  • Tri Delta Transit
  • WestCAT except Lynx transbay and local service
  • Wheels
 $70

All 31-Day passes are available for adult, youth, seniors and RTC customers.

Day Passes

A Day Pass gives you unlimited rides on a single day ($3.75 for adults and youth/$1.75 for senior and RTC customers). The Day Pass is a regional pass that is good on most Wheels, County Connection, Tri Delta Transit and WestCAT routes. You get the Day Pass discount automatically. Once you pay $3.75 in fares in a day ($1.75 for senior and RTC customers) on any combination of the participating transit services, your rides will be free of charge for the rest of that day. Free transfers and fares paid on WestCAT Lynx transbay service do not apply toward a Day Pass.

Transfers

Clipper automatically grants you one free transfer from other Wheels, County Connection, Tri Delta Transit and WestCAT routes within a two-hour window.

When transferring from BART to Wheels, Clipper grants one discounted transfer for adult and youth riders only, followed by one additional free transfer to other Wheels, County Connection, Tri Delta Transit and local WestCAT routes within a two-hour window.

If you are transferring to a transit service that does not accept Clipper, you must request a paper transfer.

 

Buy Clipper

Wheels accepts Clipper Cards for fare payment as well as paper passes and tickets.

Tri-Valley Safeway stores do not, however, sell Clipper Cards but continue to sell Wheels paper passes and Fare Buster tickets.

The following Tri-Valley locations are available to purchase Clipper cards and/or add value:

  • Wheels Livermore Transit Center at 2500 Railroad Avenue, Livermore;
  • Wheels Administrative Offices at 1362 Rutan Ct., Suite 100, Livermore;
  • Walgreens at 1620 First Street, Livermore;
  • Walgreens at 1763 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton;
  • Walgreens at 21001 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon;
  • Whole Foods at 5200 Dublin Boulevard, Dublin;
  • Online at www.clippercard.com

Add Value only at the East Dublin/Pleasanton and West Dublin/Pleasanton BART Stations

Note:  If your Clipper Card has not been used in 6 months or more, you will need to reactivate it at any of the above locations or by contacting Clipper Customer Service.

Clipper Questions?

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