Discounted Muni Fares Support the Community

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Person boarding a bus from a bus stop on the sidewalk with an adult and child walking down the street
Find out if you qualify for discounts below.

Did you know that the SFMTA offers a number of discounted fares for our riders? From youth to seniors to people with low incomes, there are options to fit a variety of needs. 

For adult riders whose income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Limit, the SFMTA offers 50% discounts on single ride fares and monthly passes. The single ride fare discount can also be used on most Bay Area transit, including BART and Caltrain, at a discount of 20% or 50%. Please visit the Clipper START webpage for more information about the discounts provided at other transit agencies. 

In 2013, the SFMTA began offering Free Muni rides for youth in San Francisco from median to low-income households. The Free Muni Program then expanded to include San Francisco seniors and people with disabilities
In 2021, SFMTA expanded the Youth Program to make it free for all young people, regardless of income or residency. Youth are now no longer required to have proof of payment – they can simply get on and ride. 

The latest SFMTA discount fare is the Access Pass, which provides free rides to people experiencing homelessness. The Access Pass is only available to those who are actively engaged with San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH).  

To learn more, visit the Fares webpage (