Youth Riders

SamTrans is a safe, clean and convenient way to get to school. With buses traveling throughout San Mateo County, students and parents have come to rely on SamTrans for arriving at school on time.

SamTrans offers discounted fares for passengers 18 and younger.  Find out more on our Fares page.

Youth can get Clipper cards free, please click here to get to the application.  Directions are on the pdf form.

In partnership with the San Mateo County Office of Education, SamTrans provides free bus fares for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged (SED) students, as defined by the California Department of Education by swiping their pass in the farebox.  Click Youth Unlimited to learn more.

Find which routes serve your schools.  The 2-digit routes are School Oriented Routes that may be tied to schools' bell schedules.  The 3-digit routes are our Community, Local, and Frequent routes that cannot be tied to a school bell schedule.



Cañada College 278
College of San Mateo 250
Menlo College ECR
Notre Dame 260
San Francisco State 122
Skyline College 121, 141



School Oriented

Community, Local, & Frequent

Aragon 5659 ECR
Burlingame   292, ECR
Capuchino   ECR
Carlmont     60, 61, 62 260, 295
Design Tech   260
El Camino  35 122, 130, ECR
Half Moon Bay  1518 117, 294
Hillsdale 5157 250294, 295, ECR
Jefferson   121, 130, ECR
Menlo-Atherton  8186 296
Mills   ECR
Oceana 1049 112
San Mateo    292
Sequoia   296, 398, ECR
South San Francisco  28 ECR
Summit Shasta  24 112, 120, 121
Terra Nova  10, 1449  
Westmoor 24 120, 121
Woodside 7887  



School Oriented

Community, Local, & Frequent

Abbott MS   250251294295ECR
Alta Loma MS 35, 37 ECR
Bayside Stem Academy 50 260
Belle Air ES 41  
Ben Franklin IS 25 122
Borel MS 5353P58 ECR
Bowditch MS 54 251
Burlingame IS 46  
Charter Learning Center 61  
Clifford School 73  
Corte Madera School 85  
Encinal ES 88  
Fernando Rivera IS   120
Hatch ES 1518 117294
Hillview MS 82, 83  
Ingrid B. Lacy MS 1219, 40 112
John F. Kennedy ES 30  
John F. Kennedy MS 79  
Lipman MS 29  
Manuel Cunha IS 1518 117294
Mariposa Upper ES 61  
Ormondale ES 8587  
Parkside IS 41, 42  
Ralston MS 60, 67, 68 260
Shelby Spanish Immersion ES 72  
Thomas R. Pollicita MS 30  
Tierra Linda MS 61 260, 295
Westborough MS   122


If you’d like a SamTrans representative to attend a school or campus outreach event, please contact or the Customer Service Center at 1-800-660-4287 or (TTY only) 650-508-6448.

Youth Clipper
SamTrans Fares

Fares, tickets and passes

Youth Unlimited

Free SamTrans fares for SED students

Samtrans Clipper

How to use Clipper on SamTrans

Face coverings are recommended when riding or waiting for the bus, in accordance with public health guidance.

As a reminder, please make sure that you are riding behind the limit line at the front of the bus.

Please visit the Safe Routes to School website for more information on how students can get to school safely by walking and/or biking.

Status of routes can be found on the Timetable Updates page.