The official SamTrans Mobile ticketing app lets you use your phone to pay your fare and plan trips using SamTrans and other Bay Area public transit systems. Just download the free app, register your debit/credit card in our secure system, and we’ll get you where you need to go.
Real time bus tracking will come in the October update!
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS APP:
Pay bus fare using your phone without having to carry cash or worry about exact change
Buy and use fares instantly using a debit/credit card for a single fare or multiple fares for a group of riders. Mobile tickets must be used within thirty days
Learn more about how to use SamTrans and other transit systems to get around San Mateo County and beyond.
HOW IT WORKS
Go to Buy Tickets
Choose mode of travel
Add tickets to cart
Activate ticket when bus arrives
Show ticket to driver
Enter start and end destinations
Search through available times that fit your schedule
Save locations as favorites for future trips
How do I pay for my tickets in the SamTrans Mobile app?
Debit or credit (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) cards are accepted.
Can customers use a commuter debit card?
Yes, provided you have funds in your account. If the card is denied, it will take three to five business days before the funding will appear back on your card.
If I am having a problem loading the application, who should I call?
Please call customer service at 1-800-660-4287. All problems should be directed to customer service which is available: weekdays 7am – 7pm, weekends & holidays 8am – 5pm.
Do I need an internet connection to buy or use tickets?
You will need an internet connection to buy and activate bus passes. However, if you save the purchased tickets in your device, you will not need to have internet connection to activate them.
Do I need to create an account to use the Trip Planner?
No. You only need to create an account if you are using the SamTrans Mobile app for purchasing tickets.
Don’t uninstall the SamTrans Mobile app or erase your phone while you have active tickets on it. This will cause you to lose your tickets. Your tickets are stored on your phone (which makes it possible to use them without a cellular network or a wireless Internet connection). Before uninstalling the app or resetting your phone move tickets to the cloud (See Frequently Asked Questions for info).
Activate your ticket right before boarding
Show your ticket to the driver upon boarding
Watch your battery level. You cannot board without showing your ticket.
Ratings and Reviews
Where is my bus?
Where is my bus?
Bought four can’t send to my friends
Bought four adult day pass tickets can’t send to my friends
Needs support for Apple calendars
I live this app, but, it has one major issue that needs to be fixed. When planning a trip, I should be able to add a trip plan to my calendar without having to login to google or yahoo. Please fix it... then you’ll have the best replacement for the old 511 SF Bay Area app that died several years ago!
Get all of your passes, tickets, cards, and more in one place.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.