Clipper and Ticket Vending Machines

Clipper and BART Ticket Vending Machines are in most BART stations and provide a variety of cash, credit and debit card purchasing options. Not all vending machines accept credit and debit cards. 

In Summer of 2019, BART started a pilot program that expanded the number of stations where the only fare product available for purchase is the Clipper card. Stations without ticket vending machines include Embarcadero, Powell Street, 19th Street, Downtown Berkeley, Pittsburg Center and Antioch. Find answers to frequently asked questions here.

Credit Cards:

BART accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. 

Clipper: Clipper cards are dispensed 1 card per transaction. You can purchase 1 Clipper card at a time with a credit card at a BART Clipper vending machine, and you can use the same credit card up to 5 times over 2 days up to a rolling 2 day limit of $115 to purchase more Clipper cards individually and to load value on your Clipper card. 

BART Tickets: Purchase a minimum $2.50 ticket to a maximum $69 in 5-cent and $1.00 increments. Each credit card is limited to 2 transactions per card per rolling day and a rolling 2 day limit of $69. You can purchase up to 5 tickets per transaction. 

ATM Cards:

BART accepts Star, Interlink, Maestro, NYCE and Accel.

Clipper: Clipper cards are dispensed 1 card per transaction. You can use that debit card 5 times per day to purchase Clipper cards individually, so you can purchase a maximum of 5 Clipper cards in a day with the same debit card. 

BART Tickets: Purchase a minimum $2.50 to a maximum of $69 in 5-cent and $1.00 increments. NOTE: You can purchase up to 5 tickets per transaction but you are limited to 3 transactions per debit card per day.


$1, $5, $10 or $20 bills up to a maximum of 15 bills. Coins and bills accepted.

Clipper: Clipper cards are dispensed 1 Clipper card per transaction. Multiple Clipper cards can be purchased with cash using multiple individual transactions.

BART Tickets: BART Blue - Available in $2.50 to $69 denominations in 5-cent and $1.00 increments .

Discount tickets are only sold at selected retail sales locations throughout the Bay Area and through the mail.

Group Sales:

Visit our Ticket Sales page for information about purchasing Group Tickets or School Sponsored Field Trip tickets.