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California Ave Caltrain Station

Train Station and Platform
101 S California Ave (at Park Blvd.), Palo Alto, CA 94306, United States
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
    • 3:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • None
  • Sun
    • 7:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 AM–Noon
    • 4:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes

Zone 3 - Milepost 31.8 Transit Connections VTA: 22, 89, 522, DB Express Shuttles: Deer Creek, Stanford Marguerite Wheelchair Accessible Bicycle Parking: 5 Bike racks 42 Lockers - Reserve: 650.508.6350 Parking 185 spaces; pay @ ticket vending machine.

5.2/10

Based on 34 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

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    Jim R.
    "The tunnel is South of the tracks."(5 Tips)
    Tom L.
    "the bathrooms on the train are mobile."(4 Tips)
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24 Tips

  • Vivian J.

    The weird ocean-themed tunnel that does not lead you to the northbound side of the tracks, smells of piss and bad dreams.

    Vivian Johnston · October 9, 2013
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  • Michael M.

    On the Northbound platform there are two readers for your Clipper card but otherwise no ticket vending so buy your ticket on the Southbound side.

    Michael M. · April 14, 2013
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  • Sarah C.

    If you see sharks and dolphins, you're in the wrong tunnel!

    Sarah Cornwell · December 15, 2012
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  • Jason G.

    Trains, planes and automobiles - no, wait - just trains.

    Jason Grosse · December 6, 2012
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  • Nataraj D.

    Look out towards the east side of the train and you will see a funny statue!

    Nataraj Das · November 29, 2012
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  • Lubo S.

    Boring station , pick Starbucks on way here to have at least warm boring waiting time

    Lubo Star · October 11, 2012
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  • Anthony R.

    Just get on the train already.

    Anthony Rallo · April 5, 2012
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  • Sougata

    If ur looking for Caltrain shuttle stop not the stanford - adjacent to southbound parking lot.

    Sougata · February 27, 2012
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  • Waste of T.

    No ticket machine on the northbound platform. Buy parking and train tickets before going through the tunnel.

    Waste of Time · December 2, 2011
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  • Leanne W.

    The underpass to get to the northbound side is not well marked. It's south of the ticket bldg, mid-parking-lot.

    Leanne Waldal · October 6, 2011
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  • John B.

    Nice spot to catch the train

    John Berrang · October 4, 2011
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  • Diego S.

    Look for the running car.

    Diego Sanchez · October 1, 2011
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  • Lakeshia H.

    Try walking. You'll get there faster. Seriously

    Lakeshia Hardy · August 16, 2011
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  • Joshua C.

    Grab a snack/drink at the market at the end of Cal Ave right near the station!

    Joshua Covey · July 19, 2011
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  • Jim R.

    Don't be fooled by the old tunnel North of the station -- it doesn't go to the North-bound tracks! The tunnel is South of the tracks.

    Jim R · July 12, 2011
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  • Rikke J.

    No ticket dispenser on the northbound side... duh!

    Rikke Johansen · May 15, 2011
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  • Bhaumin S.

    They've got the subway on the wrong end of the platform, have to walk so much.

    Bhaumin Shah · September 24, 2010
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  • Vandita W.

    I like to sit on the benches and have lunch.

    Vandita Wilson · August 7, 2010
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  • Vandita W.

    great private (for now) place to have lunch. sit at the end and look down cal ave towards the hills

    Vandita Wilson · July 13, 2010
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  • shahriar

    Very nice nice.

    shahriar · March 9, 2010
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  • Tom L.

    the bathrooms on the train are mobile.

    Tom Lieber · January 12, 2010
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  • Christina W.

    If you need a bathroom run over to Mollie stone's. The bathrooms on the train are brutal.

    Christina Wodtke · December 21, 2009
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  • Tom L.

    they have bathrooms on the train.

    Tom Lieber · November 25, 2009
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  • Sarah

    Why don't more trains stop here?

    Sarah · November 16, 2009
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