SamTrans is dedicated to helping young people travel throughout San Mateo County safely and conveniently. We serve many destinations throughout San Mateo County and parts of San Francisco and Palo Alto.

SamTrans offers discounted fares for passengers 18 and younger, which applies to cash fares, Clipper Card or the free SamTrans Mobile ticketing app. Clipper cards are free for youth.

Find out more on our Fares page.


Local Fare

Express Fare

  Cash or Mobile# Clipper# Day Pass (Cash or Mobile) Monthly
Pass (Clipper)
Cash or Mobile# Clipper# Monthly Pass (Clipper)
(Age 18 & younger)

$1.10 $1.00 $2.00 $27.00 $2.25 $2.00 N/A

*Local fares are paid on all routes that are not mentioned in the above fare chart.


Youth Get to School
Get 2 School

Service changes effective Aug. 7

Youth Clipper
SamTrans Fares

Fares, tickets and passes

Youth Unlimited

Free SamTrans fares for SED students

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.