Summer has arrived, but there is still time for younger passengers to pick up an all-you-can ride pass for SamTrans.

The Summer Youth Pass is a great deal for passengers 18 years old or younger, with the fare offering unlimited rides from June 1 to August 31 for just $40. That amounts to savings of $41 when compared to three Youth Monthly passes.

The Summer Youth Pass will be available for purchase from May 21 through July 15. Details on how it can be purchased are below:

  • From the SamTrans new online “store.” The pass can be bought with a credit or debit card, or PayPal account. The store will go active on May 21, and will be available at
  • To order by mail or fax, fill out the order form here.
  • Visit the SamTrans headquarters at 1250 San Carlos Ave. in San Carlos, which is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Summer Youth Pass is not available on the Clipper card.

Youth passengers have opportunities to travel to the many great and exciting destinations that SamTrans serves every day.

A list of some of the more popular events and locales are available in the SamTrans Fun Destination Guide here.


About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with limited commute service to Gilroy. Caltrain has enjoyed more than five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 60,000 average weekday riders earlier this year. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.

About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 76 routes throughout San Mateo County. Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976. 

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