SmartPass Clipper Card Overview

With the Associated Students SmartPass Clipper card and SJSU Tower Card, students and employees can have unlimited rides on Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Local & Rapid buses, Limited routes, and Light Rail lines. The SmartPass Express bus riders can board Express buses by paying a surcharge of $2.50 per ride as E-Cash loaded onto the clipper. You will receive only one SmartPass Clipper card. The card's serial number is linked to your name and Tower Card. 

With your SmartPass Clipper card you'll also have the ability to add other passes and fare from other Bay Area transit agencies onto one convenient card. Just load the Clipper card with additional funds. The pre-loaded SmartPass on Clipper card is valid only on VTA Bus and Light Rail lines.

The pre-loaded SmartPass on a Clipper card is valid only on VTA and is NOT valid on:
ACE, Amtrak, BART, Caltrain, AC Transit, Highway 17 Express, Dumbarton Express, Monterey-Salinas Transit, SamTrans and other non VTA services
As displayed on the VTA Clipper Card readers, all current SmartPass Clipper cards will expire on December 31, 2019 until reprogrammed.

How can I get a Smart Pass Clipper?

Direct Lines to SJSU

VTA Bus 22- EastridgePalo Alto via King, Santa Clara St, El Camino

VTA Bus 23  - De Anza CollegeAlum Rock Light Rail Station 

VTA Bus 63  Camden Ave & Almaden Expressway - San Jose Diridon Train Station - SJSU

VTA Bus 64 McKee & White - SJSU 

VTA Bus 65 13th & Hedding - SJSU (E. San Fernando & 7th) 

VTA Bus 66 Milpitas (Dixon Landing & Milpitas Blvd) - SJSU (Paseo de San Antonio) 

VTA Bus 68 San Jose Diridon Train Station - SJSU - Gilroy

VTA Bus 72 Downtown San Jose (1st & Bassett) - SJSU - Monterey & Branham (via Monterey & Senter)

VTA Bus 73  Downtown San Jose (Bassett & 1st) - SJSU - Snell & Capitol Expressway

VTA Bus 81  Moffett Field/Ames Center - San Jose State University

VTA Bus 82  Westgate to Downtown San Jose

VTA Bus 201 DASH Downtown Area Shuttle 

VTA Express Bus 168 Gilroy Transit Center to San Jose Diridon Transit Center

VTA Express Bus 181  Warm Springs BART Station to San Jose Diridon Transit Center

VTA Rapid Bus 522  Palo Alto Transit Center to Eastridge Transit Center