Caltrain

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.

Two trains are operated from Gilroy to San Jose Diridon on weekway mornings, and two trains are operated from San Jose to Gilroy on weekday evenings. Local service is provided on weekends and holidays between San Francisco and San Jose.

Tickets

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. Caltrain is a member of the Clipper START program, which provides a 50% Caltrain discount to eligible low income San Francisco Bay Area residents. Check your eligibility for the program on the Clipper START website.

To SJSU

From San Jose Diridon Station, take the VTA Rapid 500, 64A, 64B, or 68 to the vicinity of SJSU.

From SJSU

From Santa Clara and 5th Street, take the VTA Rapid 500, 64A, or 64B, to Diridon Station. From 2nd Street and Paseo de San Antonio, take the 68 to Diridon Station.

Schedules

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.

Fares

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 

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