Taking public transit to school can be a good option for students who live too far to walk or bicycle, or who don’t have the option of riding a yellow school bus. Plan your route ahead of time and learn about tips to practice good transit riding. Check out the links below to get more information on riding the bus, schedules, and fares.
Get Excited for your Transit Trip!
Before a bus trip, review Spare the Air Youth's Riding the Bus Etiquette and Taking Your Bike on the Bus Etiquette for helpful tips for a smooth ride.
For help navigating the nine Bay Area counties by bus, train, trolley, cable car and ferry, MTC's Getting There on Transit (MTC) brochure offers maps, directions, and important contact information.
Transit is also a great way to get out an explore nature. The Transit & Trails Website is a tool that can be used to locate nearby trail heads and the transit routes that can take you there.
Plan the Route
511.org allows you to enter your origin and destination in the transit planner and discover useful trip information for 22 systems in the Bay Area. Use it to obtain multimodal travel all over the Bay Area.
Clipper is an all-in-one transit card that coordinates passes and values that you load onto it, while applying applicable fares, discounts and transfer rules. Clipper can be used to ride any participating transit system. Visit these transit agencies linked with Clipper learn about routes, schedules and fares:
Youth age 17 and under are eligible for discounted youth passes at certain agencies. Use these links to see if you qualify: