ACE Discount Program
ACE discount program
  Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) Discount Program  
50% off ACE tickets for students and employees

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Altamont Corridor Express Discount Program for SJSU students and employees - Established in fall 2009, the fare discount program provides a 50% discount on 20-Ride tickets and monthly passes. The discounted tickets are only available at the Associated Students General Services / Transportation Solutions Center located in the  Student Union building (9th Street Plaza), Room 1800.

20-Ride tickets are good for any 20 one-way trips without expiration date.

Note: The 20-Ride tickets must be validated at the station Ticket Validator before boarding the train.

Monthly passes are good for unlimited trips in the calendar month.

  Inside Train  

Only SJSU employees and currently enrolled students are eligible for the ACE Discount Program.


Effective January 2, 2019, ACE will implement a fare increase.
New fares:

Adult passes
(to/from San Jose)
20-Ride tickets
Monthly passes
Stockton (SKT)
Lathrop/Manteca (LAT)
Tracy (TRC)
Vasco (VAR)
Livermore (LVA)
Pleasanton (PLD)
Fremont/Centerville (FMT)

Terms and Conditions

Discounted tickets can only be purchased at the Associated Students General Services / Transportation Solutions Center located in the Student Union (9th Street Plaza) Room 1800 during office hours.

Per ACE Rail's policy, only ONE 20-Ride ticket can be purchased per month. The 20-Ride tickets are sold beginning the 16th of every month (non-weekend or holidays) thru the 15th of the following month per customer regardless of distance. There are no exceptions for lost or stolen passes.

No more than ONE Monthly pass can be purchased within a single month. There are no exceptions for lost or stolen passes.

ACE ticket sale cycle dates
For Month of   Begin sale End sale
January December 16th January  15th
February  January 16th February 15th
March  February 16th March 15th
April March 16th April 15th
May April 16th May 15th
June May 15th  June 15th
July June 16th July 15th
August July 16th Augusth 15th
September August 16th September 15th
October September 16th October 15th
November October 16th November 15th
December November 16th December 15th

TS Center accepts only CASH from University students & employees. ATMs are available outside the Student Union building for your convenience.

TS Center does not sell tickets to the general public at the regular price. Regular tickets are available directly through ACE.

No discounts are available for one-way and round-trip tickets, as well as all tickets and passes that do not include San Jose Diridon Station.

Discounted tickets are not transferrable.

Train ticket inspectors may request appropriate identification (e.g. Tower Card ID) from riders using SJSU discounted tickets.

ACE Loyality Reward Program applies to monthly passes only (purchase 11 consecutive monthly passes, get the 12th month free).

Riders purchasing tickets with the intent to resell or evade fare will have the discount privilege removed, along with additional disciplinary action by Office of Student Conduct & Ethical Development or SJSU HR and criminal prosecution.

  Notice of last fare incrase:  
  Effective October 3, 2016, the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission increased its fares by 5.25%. The fare increase has raised the price of the ACE Discount Program at SJSU by 2.6%. ACE will accept the pre fare incrase tickets through December 30, 2016. For more information visit ACE Fare incrase - October 2016