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Heads Up: Muni Fare Increases Coming July 1

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Starting July 1, Muni fare rates will increase for single-trip fares using cash and Limited Use Tickets. We understand that fare hikes are never popular, but they are necessary to keep the system running. A big part of this adjustment is intended to encourage customers to use a more efficient payment method when riding Muni.

As part of Muni fare changes, single-trip fares paid with the MuniMobile® ticketing app or a Clipper Card will cost 50 cents less than onboard cash fares and Limited Use Tickets purchased through Muni Metro station ticket vending machines. These discounts are meant to encourage quicker fare payments that allow Muni customers to spend less time boarding at stops - and more time getting to their destinations.

July Fare Changes Include:

  • Reduced Fare Single Rides, including youth, seniors, people with disabilities and Medicare recipients.
  • Fare increase for Single Ride.
  • Fare increases for monthly “A” and “M” passes for unlimited travel for Muni and BART within San Francisco and discounted monthly passes for Senior, Youth and People with Disabilities not participating in the Free Muni programs.

    Type of Fare

    Fare Price as of July 1, 2019

    Adult Single Ride Fare (Cash/Limited Use Tickets)


    Reduced Fare Single Ride (Cash/Limited Use Tickets)


    Adult Single Ride Fare (Clipper/MuniMobile)


    Discount Single Ride (Clipper/MuniMobile)


    Reduced Fare Monthly Pass (Muni only)


    Adult “M” Monthly Pass (Muni Only)


    Adult “A” Monthly Pass (+BART in SF)


    We will continue to offer free and discounted Muni fare programs, which include discounted Lifeline passes for low-income adults and Free Muni programs for youth, seniors and people with disabilities. The agency conducted a thorough analysis to determine whether these changes would unfairly impact parts of the city population. Findings show that the cash fare increase will not disparately burden minorities and those with low income. Currently, it is estimated that 12 to 14 percent of Muni customers pay with cash or limited-use paper tickets. The fare increases allow the agency to keep pace with labor and other risings costs to ensure the same level of Muni service for all customers.

    Single ride tickets paid for with MuniMobile, Clipper Cards and numerous other fares remain the same.  Monthly passes provide a great value and are the most convenient way for frequent riders to get unlimited access to Muni service, including cable cars. Monthly passes are currently only available on Clipper®, which is a convenient and secure way to manage your Bay Area transit fares and transfers in an easy-to-use, all-in-one, reloadable card.

    MuniMobile can be downloaded to smartphones free of cost, with the ability to store multiple tickets to be purchased for individuals or groups. Clipper can be used on multiple transit systems and can be obtained at any Muni Metro Ticket Vending Machine, the Clipper Card Center at the Embarcadero Muni Metro/BART station and more than 75 third-party vendors including most Walgreens stores in San Francisco. You can also purchase the $5 Day Pass with MuniMobile, which is good for unlimited trips on Muni buses, trains and historic streetcars all day long.

    Here is a comprehensive overview and description of these changes.


    How to Use Muni Mobile