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

Caltrain currently operates 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.


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

NOTE: There is no special discount for SJSU students and employees.


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.


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 to San Jose Diridon Station


To find information regarding the Caltrain schedule, you can visit the Caltrain website and gain access to all current schedules for WEEKEND and WEEKDAY trains.


All information regarding fares, fare types and how to purchase tickets can be access from the Caltrain website, under Fares.    

Students with a SmartPass Clipper Card are eligible to load money onto their card for access to the Caltrain. Simply visit your nearest Walgreens location, light rail, or BART station to add the appropriate funds.

How To Ride

Need assistance on how to ride?

To find information on planning, purchasing tickets, and boarding, visit their website and follow the five steps listed under How To Ride


Parking is available for Caltrain customers at most Caltrain stations.  Caltrain requires that all parking customers have a Daily Parking ticket or a Monthly Parking Permit to park in all Caltrain-owned lots 24/7.

To find information on parking at your nearest Caltrain station, you can visit the website under Parking