New Promotional Fares
SMART is kicking off its Welcome Back celebration with new reduced fares available only on the SMART e-Tickets app until September 2021, when the reduced fares will also be available on Clipper. The promotional fare will run through May 31, 2022, and offer riders over 40% off the price of fares.
SMART has reduced its weekday fares to a $1.50 base for travel within 1 zone and $1.50 for each additional zone traveled. Seniors, youth, low-income, and passengers with disabilities will receive a 50% discount rate of $0.75 for the first zone and $0.75 for each additional zone.
SMART is also pleased to offer a Weekend Day Pass to our weekend travelers – a fantastic deal for families with children or grandparents. The Weekend Day Pass is $10.00 for adults & 5.00 for seniors, youth, passengers with disabilities, and low-income passengers. The Weekend Day Pass offers unlimited rides for the entire day. This promotional pass will be available on the SMART e-Tickets app beginning Saturday, June 5, 2021.
In September 2021, SMART will offer a discounted 31-day pass providing unlimited rides for $135 for adults and $67.50 for youth, seniors, and passengers with disabilities. The 31-day pass is not available on SMART’s eTicket app.
How to Pay Your SMART Fares
- Pay fares with Clipper®: Adult Clipper cards and fares can be purchased at SMART stations through the fare vending machine. An instructional video on how to use the fare vending machine is available: here. Adult and discount Clipper cards can be obtained online at clippercard.com; SMART's office at 5401 Old Redwood Highway, Suite 200, Petaluma; or at other participating transit agency ticket offices.
- SMART eTickets app: The mobile ticketing app is available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. See our Mobile App FAQs for additional information.
- No cash payment accepted on the train.
SMART uses Clipper, the Bay Area’s all-in-one transit card, for payment. You can use the following types of value on Clipper to ride SMART:
- Cash value – accepted on all participating Clipper transit agencies.
- SMART 31-day pass – good for unlimited rides on SMART for 31 consecutive days from the date of first use. Pricing information is below.
Clipper is also accepted on Golden Gate Transit, Marin Transit, Petaluma Transit, Santa Rosa CityBus and Sonoma County Transit, as well as all other Bay Area transit agencies.
Get a Card: You can get an adult card at any SMART fare machine, online at clippercard.com, or at participating transit agency ticket offices and retailers.
Youth (5-18), seniors (65 and over) and passengers with disabilities can apply for a Clipper discount card to receive a 50 percent discount on standard fares and the SMART 31-Day Pass. Visit https://www.clippercard.com/ClipperWeb/discounts.html for information on how to apply for a discount card.
Adults (19-64) living in the Bay Area who meet low-income limits qualify for a 50% discount on single-ride fares through the Clipper START program. To apply, visit ClipperSTARTcard.com.
Add Value: Add cash value or a 31-day pass to an adult, youth, senior or RTC Clipper card at any fare machine at SMART stations, online at clippercard.com, or at participating transit agency ticket offices and retailers.
Transfer Discounts: SMART passengers who pay with Clipper receive a $1.50 discount ($0.75 for youth, seniors and passengers with disabilities) when transferring to Golden Gate Transit, Marin Transit, Petaluma Transit, Santa Rosa CityBus or Sonoma County Transit. The same discount applies when you transfer from one of these public transit providers to SMART and pay with cash value. Transfers are not available with the SMART mobile app.
$12 Sail & Rail Combo Ticket
Traveling between Marin, Sonoma, and San Francisco just got easier and more economical. For a flat rate of $12, riders can purchase a one-way combo ticket for travel on both ferry and train. Riders can now connect to and from San Francisco for much less than the cost of gas, bridge tolls and parking fees. The new combo ticket is ideal for travel during noncommute hours and for leisure trips.
The Sail & Rail combo ticket may be used anytime on Weekends and Holidays.
On Weekdays the SAIL & RAIL combo ticket is available during the following non-peak commute times:
Weekdays southbound departing Larkspur by ferry any time after 8:20 AM
Weekdays northbound departing San Francisco any time before 3:30 PM
The Sail & Rail combo ticket is only available for purchase using SMART e- Ticket App. Download the app at Apple or Google Play stores.
For riders who do not need to transfer, but wish to purchase tickets for multiple riders, or might not have a Clipper card, we recommend the use of SMART’s eTickets App. The mobile ticketing application is available on the majority of iOS or Android devices and requires the use of a credit card and an email address for receipt delivery. 31-day passes are currently unavailable on the Mobile App. See our Mobile App FAQs for additional information.
SMART offers a 31-Day Pass for unlimited rides for 31-consecutive days from the date of first use. The 31-Day Pass is available through Clipper and is an excellent option for frequent riders like commuters.
|Pass Type||31-Day Pass Price|
|Discount (seniors, youth, and passengers with disabilities)||$100|
SMART’s Eco Passes are unlimited, flat rate passes available only to employers, colleges or institutions to load onto Clipper cards for their employees, students, or members. Eco Passes qualify as an employer-sponsored transit benefit, which means employees can use pretax wages to purchase them. Passes are available in four, six, or twelve month increments. To learn more, see our Eco-Pass FAQ page, Eco-Pass Fact Sheet, or email us at info@SonomaMarinTrain.org.
|Number of Passes Purchased||Eco-Pass Monthly Price|
|Up to 50||$213|
|College Students and Veterans’ Groups||$138|
Fares are non-refundable. However, in certain extenuating circumstances, the customer can request a refund review. For fares purchased using Clipper, the Clipper customer service team must be contacted directly at: 877-878-8883 for determination. For fares purchased through the SMART App, complete the SMART Refund Request Form and submit it to SMART by mail, fax, or email. SMART does not offer refunds on the 31-Day Pass or Eco-Pass.