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Caltrain is a regional rail line serving San Francisco, San Jose, Gilroy, and stations in between.

Currently Caltrain operates 92 weekday trains providing local, limited stop, and Baby Bullet express services between San Francisco and San Jose Diridon Station . Six trains are operated between San Jose and Gilroy during weekday peak hours only. Hourly local service is provided on weekends and holidays between San Francisco and San Jose.

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Fare Types

There is no special discount for SJSU students and employees.

Caltrain offers one-way, day-pass, 8-ride (valid 30 days from date of purchase), and monthly (valid month of purchase) tickets. Frequent Caltrain riders are recommended to purchase 8-ride or monthly tickets. Caltrain fares are based on the number of zones that are partially or wholly traveled through by the passenger.


Clipper card is a reloadable fare payment card that can be used to store Monthly passes, 8-ride tickets and cash. The card reader at train stations deducts the cost of a ride. A new Adult Clipper card will cost $3. Clipper will waive the $3 fee if you purchase your card online and sign up for Autoload at the same time. If you purchase a card at a Muni Metro or Golden Gate Ferry Clipper vending machine, you will need to load a minimum amount of value to your new card. At other locations and on , there is no required minimum for new cards. At SJSU, you can buy a Clipper card from the VTA Customer Service office or from Walgreens at First and E. San Fernando streets.

Clipper Tips:

  • Must have $1.25 on card
  • Monthly Pass customers only tag on and off first trip of the month
  • Cash and 8-ride Ticket customers must tag on and off for every trip

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Inter-Agency Transfers

SamTrans and VTA - Caltrain monthly pass with two zones or more is valid on SamTrans and VTA local buses and light rail routes.

MUNI - Customers who load a Caltrain Monthly Pass on their Clipper Card can purchase a special Muni pass that allows Caltrain passholders unlimited rides on all Muni services (except cable cars) for a monthly cost of $57.  The special pass is not valid on BART.

Purchase Caltrain tickets at stations before boarding trains. No tickets sold on board.

Caltrain Fare information (Fare Chart)


Belmont, Tamien, Capitol, Blossom Hill, Morgan Hill and Gilroy stations - Free parking
4th & King, 22nd Street, College Park - no station parking

All other stations - $5 daily fee or a $50 monthly permit (available only to passengers purchasing monthly pass or two 8-ride tickets).
San Francisco & the Peninsula to SJSU

Access to SJSU:
From San Jose Diridon Station , take DASH (Downtown Area Shuttle) to the west edge of campus on 4th Street, or take eastbound VTA buses 63 or 64 to the northern edge of campus along San Fernando Street.

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Service description: 15-30 min. peak, hourly midday, 30-60 min. night


(Southbound) Weekday , Weekend & holiday

Interactive schedule

SJSU to the Peninsula & San Francisco

Access to Caltrain:
From SJSU, take DASH (Downtown Area Shuttle) on 4th Street by San Fernando Street or Paseo de San Antonio, or take westbound VTA buses 63 or 64 from stops on San Fernando Street by 5th or 7th streets.

Service description: 15-30 min. peak, hourly midday, 30-60 min. night


(Northbound) Weekday , Weekend & holiday,   
Interactive schedule

Transit connections to Caltrain after 7:00pm on weekdays:

 Because line 63 and 64 are not timed with Caltrain departures after 7:00pm, it is recommended to take Light Rail to San Jose Diridon Station.

 To connect with northbound train departing at 7:30pm:

 To connect with northbound train departing at 8:30pm:

 To connect with northbound train departing at 9:30pm:

 To connect with the last northbound train departing at 10:30pm:

Caltrain to Sharks home games:

The last weekday and Saturday northbound train departs the San Jose station at 10:30 p.m. or 15 minutes after the game ends, whichever is later.