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FARES

RIDER ALERT - Value Cards are no longer being sold effective July 1, 2015. They will continue to be accepted as fare payment until further notice. Click here for information on obtaining a Clipper card, which provides a similar 10% discount.

RIDER ALERT - Effective July 1, 2015, definition of "Youth" has changed to ages 5-18.

Fares for travel within Marin County on Marin Transit and Golden Gate Transit services. Passengers can pay regional fares on Marin Transit services.

Fare Type

Cash Fares

Stored Value

CardClipper

1 Day Pass 7 Day Pass 31 Day Pass

Adult

$2.00 $1.80 $5.00 $20.00 $80.00

Youth (5-18)

$1.00 $1.00 $2.50 $10.00 $40.00

Seniors (age 65+)

$1.00 $1.00 $2.50 $10.00 $25.00

Persons with Disabilities*

$1.00 $1.00 $2.50 $10.00 $25.00

Children Under 5

(up to two per adult)

Free Free Free Free Free
Dillon Beach/Tomales Dial-A-Ride,
Point Reyes Dial-A-Ride
$2.50        

Paratransit

(within service area)

$2.00        

Paratransit

(extended trips outside service area)

$2.50        

*For discount you may show a DMV Disabled Placard ID, RTC Discount Card, Medicare Card, or ID card for persons with disabilities from another transit service. Personal service assistants are eligible for 50% off the adult cash fare only when accompanying a person with disabilities who has an attendant logo on his/her RTC Discount Card.

RIDER ALERT - Click here for information on Muir Woods Shuttle fares.

cash fares

Full cash fares and 1 Day passes can be purchased with cash onboard vehicles.

Change cards are issued for amounts over $1.00. Change cards have no cash value and can be used for future travel.

Advise the driver of your destination when boarding the bus, and if you need a transfer to continue your trip, be sure to ask for one when paying your fare.

stored value cards

RIDER ALERT - Value Cards are no longer being sold effective July 1, 2015. They will continue to be accepted as fare payment until further notice. Click here for information on obtaining a Clipper card, which provides a similar 10% discount.

How to Use Your Value Card


  1. Dip Your Card
    Dip your Value Card in the farebox, similar to how you use an ATM card. The appropriate fare will be deducted and the remaining balance will be printed on the back of the card. Remember to retrieve your Value Card before taking a seat. You will always receive the appropriate discount fare when using a Value Card.

  2. Take Care of Your Card
    Value Cards are printed on sturdy paper, but it is very important to keep cards clean and dry. They should not be folded, scratched, torn or cut. Nor should they be written on or laminated. Value Cards are non- refundable and not exchangeable.

passes

If you are a frequent rider, passes provide a discount and are good for unlimited rides on Marin Transit and Golden Gate Transit routes within Marin County during the applicable time period. Day, Week, and Monthly passes are magnetic passes validated by the fareboxes. Week and Month passes are activated at first use and good for 7 or 31 days. Prices are listed above. For more information on passes, click here to download a brochure.

Where to Purchase Passes

  • Day passes can be purchase when you board your first bus for the day
  • Weekly and Monthly Passes can be purchased online at http://store.goldengate.org
  • By phone by calling toll-free 511 (say "Marin Transit," then "Operator"), TDD 711 or 415-455-2000.
  • Weekly and Monthly passes can be purchased at the Customer Service Center at the San Rafael Transit Center (890 Tamalpais Ave, San Rafael)

In addition to the new magnetic passes, Marin Transit will continue to offer the school based youth pass. Unlike the other passes, the school pass youth pass is NOT VALID on Golden Gate Regional routes. This includes Route 70, 80 & 101.

School Based Youth Pass*$175 for six months
 $325 for one year

* Free for students from income qualified households
* Not good on regional routes including Routes 30/40/70/101
more information

transfers

Marin County Local riders can get free transfers between all Marin Transit and Golden Gate Transit routes within Marin County. As of July 1, 2009, passengers can pay regional fares to San Francisco, Sonoma, or Contra Costa on Marin Transit services (including Ferry service).

Advise the driver of your destination when boarding the bus and, if you need a transfer to continue your trip, be sure to ask for one when paying your fare.

Transfers have the following restrictions:

  1. Travel must be in the same direction within three hours from time of issuance or otherwise indicated on the transfer
  2. Transfers are issued by bus operator or ferry ticket agent only at time fare is paid. Advise driver or agent of your destination and intention to transfer when boarding
  3. Transfers cannot be used to make a round trip
  4. A transfer can be used only by the person to whom it is issued

clipper®

RIDER ALERT – Always make sure to tag off when exiting the bus so that you are charged the correct fare for your trip.


Clipper smart cards can be used on all routes operated by Golden Gate Transit, and is accepted on all Community Shuttle and West Marin Stagecoach routes. At this time, Clipper is not available on the Muir Woods Shuttle (Routes 66 & 66F).

You may order a regular Adult Clipper card online, or obtain one in person at the San Rafael Transit Center Customer Service Center or any Walgreens. More information on Clipper is available at www.clippercard.com.

Youth & Senior Discounts

Clipper Youth and Senior cards are specially encoded to automatically calculate the discounted fare each time you use the card. To apply for a card, download and complete the appropriate application linked below. Be sure to identify which form of eligibility you are submitting and provide the document's number. You must send a copy of your eligibility document with your application. Only send photocopies. Do not send original documents.

You can submit your application by mail, email or fax. To get a card immediately, you can apply in person at a Clipper Customer Service Center, such as a the San Rafael Transit Center Customer Service Center, or at a participating transit partner location (see in-person locations here).

Clipper Customer Service will mail your card directly to the address you provide on your application. Cards mailed by Clipper Customer Service typically arrive within seven days.

Youth and Senior Clipper cards are automatically registered when they are issued. If your card is ever lost or stolen, contact Clipper Customer Service to obtain a new card and restore your balance. If you wish to set up an online account to manage your card, call Clipper Customer Service at 877.878.8883.

Clipper Youth Application
Clipper Senior Application

regional transit connection (rtc) discount card

The Regional Transit Connection (RTC) Discount Card is available to qualified persons with disabilities and senior citizens 65 years of age or older. The card makes it easier for you to demonstrate your eligibility for reduced fares on fixed-route transit, bus, rail and ferry systems throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Applications are accepted at all San Francisco Bay Area transit systems and then forwarded to a central office where applications are reviewed, information is verified and an eligibility determination is made. An RTC Discount ID Card will be mailed to eligible applicants within 21 days.

To apply, please visit the Customer Service Center at the San Rafael Transit Center, Monday - Friday, 7 am to 6 pm, or call 415-455-2000.

More information on this regional program can be found at 511.org.

Download an applications:
RTCDCP Basic Application
RTCDCP Permanent Renewal Application