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Don’t Miss Out, Get the New 50% Youth Discount Fare on BART

BART expanded the age range for its youth discount fare.

Starting in 2018, BART expanded the age range that’s eligible for its youth fare.  Now BART riders between 5-18 years old are eligible for a 50% discounted youth fare on BART. Now that BART is charging an extra 25₵ a ride for youth paper tickets, there’s never been a better time to get a Youth Clipper card.

A Youth Clipper card is free and simple to get; but you can’t get them at vending machines in the station.  Instead, download and complete the application and then submit it along with a photocopy or scan (no originals) of just one of the documents listed below to demonstrate your youth fare eligibility:

  • Student identification card with date of birth
  • Medical benefit card with date of birth
  • State-issued identification card or driver’s license
  • Permanent resident card ("Green Card")
  • Birth certificate or passport
  • Military dependent card with date of birth
  • Matricula consular/consular identification card
  • SF City ID Card

You can submit your Youth Clipper application by mail, email or fax. To get a card immediately, you can apply in person at the BART Customer Service Center at the Lake Merritt Station, a Clipper Customer Service Center or other 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.

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