Transportation Guide: Caltrain

Caltrain Station Mapcaltrain.com

Caltrain is a relaxing, scenic ride for you (and your bicycle) from San Francisco all the way down to San Jose. The train stops at various cool towns in the South Bay and along the Peninsula, with connections to SamTrans, bus shuttles and more.

On weekdays, limited stop trains are available to speed up commutes. On weekends and weekdays, the even faster “baby bullet” trains provide express service to Millbrae, San Mateo, Hillsdale, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale.

The Basics
Hours:  4:55 a.m. – Midnight weekdays; 8:15 a.m. – Midnight Saturday; 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 p.m. Sunday
Cost: Cost goes up incrementally by zones traveled (see below for the ticket price of each zone)

San Francisco Stations

  • China Basin (4th Street at King Street)
  • Potrero/Dogpatch (22nd Street at Highway 280)

Destinations

Zone 1 ($2.75)
  • Bayshore (10 minutes)
  • South San Francisco (16 minutes)
  • San Bruno (20 minutes)
Zone 2 ($4.75)
  • Millbrae Transit Center (24 minutes)
  • Burlingame (28 minutes)
  • San Mateo (34-40 minutes)
  • Belmont (43 minutes)
  • San Carlos (46 minutes)
  • Redwood City (52 minutes)
Zone 3 ($6.75)
  • Atherton (56 minutes)
  • Menlo Park (59 minutes)
  • Palo Alto (1 hour and 3-7 minutes)
  • Mountain View (1 hour and 11-15 minutes)
  • Sunnyvale (1 hour 19 minutes)
Zone 4 ($8.75)
  • Sunnyvale (Lawrence stop, 1 hour 21 minutes)
  • Santa Clara (1 hour 26 minutes)
  • San Jose (1 hour 19-58 minutes)
Zone 5 ($10.75, weekday commuter service)
  • San Jose (1 hour 45-48 minutes)
Zone 6 ($12.75, weekday commuter service)
  • Morgan Hill (2 hours 4 minutes)
  • Gilroy (2 hours 21 minutes)

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