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Caltrain

San Francisco Caltrain Station

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Mission Bay, San Francisco
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  • Pat H.
    "Commute hour service isn't local, just express or bullet stops!"(9 Tips)
    Salvador T.
    "Come early if you need to do anything with your clipper card"(17 Tips)
    Colin T.
    "There are way more seats in the bike car than capacity for bikes."(13 Tips)
    Dj Slick D
    "This is the best way to get to the SF Giants game."(6 Tips)
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  • Michael G.
    Michael GeerJuly 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The guy who runs the concession stand at this station exudes so much positivity that everyone goes away smiling. Quite a cool example of how we all can be and the effect it would have on the world.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezJuly 3, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    What to do on new train: 1. Exit window 2. Power outlet 3. Table for laptop 4. Shade side to avoid sun left side south bound in evenings and left side north bound in mornings
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezMay 30, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Monthly clipper card people! Don't forget to tag on and off at the beginning of the month. They do give two refunds back every six months but it is much it is much easier to tag.
  • GG
    GGMarch 7, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The seats up top directly behind the double seat have the least amount of leg room on the train!
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganSeptember 29, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Spatial awareness, people!! Please watch where you tote your oversized backpack, lest you slam it into a sitting passenger's face!
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezMay 30, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The side where you don't see people going is typically less full, more comfortable, and more pleasant. Don't be a sheep, try something different and move away from the pack!
  • Monica Uthappa M.
    Monica Uthappa MaleyandaSeptember 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try and get here atleast 10 mins early during game day....or u will definitely miss the train..esp ppl who have to take the baby bullet..!!it gets crazy crowded. .
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezApril 28, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't forget to Tag off. It could cost you a lot more to travel if you have the Monthly Pass or the 8-Ride...One of these days, Clipper will come up with a better way.
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyAugust 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    There are quite a few bike placement micromanagers. Remember to smile when they provide guidance on where to place your bike.
  • Leanne W.
    Leanne WaldalJuly 27, 2012
    if you miss the train, panera has faster free WiFi and more comfy seating and is quieter than the creamery, but if you want tech gossip, wait for the next train at the creamery
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezMay 30, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Monthly clipper card people! Don't forget to tag on and off at the beginning of the month. They do give two refunds back every six months but it is much
  • Aki Y.
    Aki YamakawaJune 13, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Use a coat hook to hang your bag - no more heavy bag sitting on your lap or putting it on the rack - easier to manage your stuff
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin StubeFebruary 2, 2015
    Don't be an ass. If you are alone, don't take the two seats facing each other and put your feet up on the other seat
  • Jesse A.
    Jesse AtkinsonJanuary 10, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    In the mornings sit on the west side of the train and when coming back in the evenings sit on the east side. Otherwise you risk being sweaty and blind when you arrive.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezDecember 11, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    When sitting in the double facing seats. The person there first gets first right to sit the way they want.
  • Kathy 👩🏻‍💻 L.
    Kathy 👩🏻‍💻 LinAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    If you get the Caltrain monthly pass on a Clipper Card you only have to tag on / off once a month.
  • Tantek Ç.
    Tantek ÇelikMarch 19, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Please don't merge individual trains into this venue. Individual trains are legitimate venues per foursquare.com/info/venueguidelines - "Ok: ... Subways, buses, and trains ...". Safe travels! -Tantek Read more
  • Martyn H.
    Martyn HaighJuly 12, 2013
    I love your accents, you lovely American people. You make even mundane things, like train service announcements, awesome.
  • General Electric
    General ElectricNovember 28, 2012
    Train on time? The Industrial Internet connects intelligent data to locomotives, jet engines, and other machines, helping customers cut costs, save fuel, and boost efficiency. Read more
  • Zach C.
    Zach ColeMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Commuter tip: if you sit on the top level in the morning heading south, sit on the right side to avoid being blinded by the sunrise.
  • Nick P.
    Nick PerryJune 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Cyclists: If you don't have a destination tag, ask other cyclists where they are getting off the train and position your bike with other bikes that are going to or near your destination.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Put a tag on your bike and try and put it in the crate that is going where you are going or begins those getting off before you.
  • Michelle N.
    Michelle NguyenApril 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    All the trains leave on time, exactly as scheduled. That extra ten minutes of sleep is NEVER worth running after and jumping onto the train Indiana Jones style. Especially in heels.
  • Michael U.
    Michael UlrichApril 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Caltrain staff is super nice! They are very good at informing passengers about the stops they're taking and times.
  • Claire W.
    Claire WhiteMarch 5, 2015
    If you're not familiar with Caltrain, don't worry. It's simple. It will tell you what zone you're in and zone of your destination. Simply pay for what zone you're going to.
  • Neil M.
    Neil MansillaJune 26, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Share my aversion for the droves of drunk dudes? Ride in the bike car. Seating is sparse and too spread out for bro-borg collective.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BulkowskiJune 11, 2015
    Citybike share has a huge rack right outside, grab a bike to anywhere in soma or fidi instead of fighting the bike crowd
  • Stephen F.
    Stephen FoxAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    I think the machine that reloads Clipper Cards runs on a landline with a dial-up connection. If you’re planning on reloading your Card before a trip, leave yourself plenty of time.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MarksSeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The bike car in the new trains has power outlets and enough space between seats to sit opposite someone you aren't dating #progress
  • Peggy L.
    Peggy LiJuly 23, 2017
    Been here 50+ times
    If you have some time to kill, grab snacks at Safeway across the street or Philz Coffee a couple of blocks away.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezOctober 18, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The coveted power supply seat in the old train! upper level between 6-7 seat!
  • Brian S.
    Brian SAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Pretty sure this station was designed and is run by a bunch of toddlers. It's the most disorganized big city train/subway station I've experienced.
  • Cuba D.
    Cuba DuboisDecember 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    They need to add a third bike car for limited-stop trains. Caltrain won't let your bike on if the two bike cars are full and there is plenty of standing room for non-bicyclists.
  • Cody T.
    Cody TolmasoffFebruary 4, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    If you purchase your monthly pass from the clipper card machine at this station, you don't have to tag on and off on the first day of the month.
  • Christina C.
    Christina C.September 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    For a charge while cruising the peninsula, look for outlets on the second story of the old trains near the middle of each car.
  • Mark L.
    Mark LewisSeptember 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't sit on the right side of the train going southbound. It gets pretty hot sitting in the sun for an hour.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezMarch 17, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    If you are using your ClipperCard to start here, make sure you tag off, for heaven sakes, because it is a very expensive charge from this location $12.75....
  • Emily T.
    Emily T.August 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't forget to tag on and off! Otherwise you'll be charged for the entire ride!
  • Michael M.
    Michael M.February 15, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Clipper users: if you are using eCash or an 8-ride ticket, always tag off at your arrival station.
  • Neil M.
    Neil McCarthyNovember 10, 2010
    Check out the opera singers that song for money sometimes during the morning commute. Also, don't sleep on the breakfast at Subway!
  • Wilson F.
    Wilson Favre-DelerueAugust 31, 2016
    Home of creaky, loud and, particularly egregiously, slow trains. If you've ever enjoyed (proper) train service in Europe or Asia, give up hope. Or lobby your government.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BortokJune 29, 2013
    Need a car for a day or a couple of hours down the way? Go to @getaround to rent one of those waiting next to every Caltrain station. You'll have wheels in 5 min
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Sit and enjoy a bottle of wine with a friend! It's almost like a "happy hour" type of commute!
  • Kiran B.
    Kiran BhattaramOctober 26, 2013
    Be on time. Watching the train pull out as you arrive is heartwrenching
  • Deep G.
    Deep GujralOctober 21, 2013
    Free wifi and you can find power outlets on the top cars about 5-6 rows in.
  • Nick D.
    Nick D'AmbrosiMarch 13, 2013
    One seat on each side of the upper level has power outlets!
  • Graham H.
    Graham HarbisonOctober 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    #protip Power outlets in middle of upper level.
  • Jarrett W.
    Jarrett WMay 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Subway is open late in the station in case youre hungry. Food and drink are allowed on CalTrain!!
  • Helio M.
    Helio MedeirosApril 30, 2017
    Pay attention because there's a different schedule for weekends
  • Erik C.
    Erik CoxDecember 30, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    If you miss your train don't fret. Walk a block down Berry St. to Philz & get an awesome cup of coffee.
  • Duane S.
    Duane SoubirousAugust 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Safeway's always a good place to wander to when you've missed your train and have to wait an hour for the next local.
  • @Roem
    @RoemJuly 26, 2011
    Grab a drink or sandwich before you board the train. Makes the ride much nicer. Don't forget to tag off at your destination with your Clipper Card! Read more
  • William D.
    William DiazJuly 21, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Do the bicyclists a favor, DO NOT SIT IN THE BIKE CAR unless you are transporting a bike with you! There are 3 dedicated cars for non-bikers which have plenty of seats. Please respect your fellow pass
  • Paulina
    PaulinaAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Get here with some time to spare. Caltrain people always check Clipper Cards when there's only a minute before train departure.
  • Lizzie N.
    Lizzie NgoFebruary 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The upper level seats have outlets somewhere in the middle seats (:
  • Pat H.
    Pat HealyAugust 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you check to ensure that you're on the right train. Commute hour service isn't local, just express or bullet stops!
  • Jordan G.
    Jordan GMay 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to leave a long time to use the Clipper machine because it is slow and may have a line
  • David ☕️ K.
    David ☕️ KleinFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Buy a beer to get a free bottle opener
  • Suko Q.
    Suko QJune 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    only sit in the bike car if you have a bike, bikers need to be close by to move their bikes
  • Emmanuel Q.
    Emmanuel QuarteyApril 5, 2015
    Ticket dispenser only takes cash and credit cards - no debit cards - but there's an ATM.
  • GG
    GGOctober 8, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Take note of where the sun is before hopping on the train. Sit on the other side. Nothing worse than the sun in your eyes the whole trip.
  • Janet F.
    Janet FoutsFebruary 6, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Take a minute to look around inside before you rush to the trains. It's a beautiful station.
  • Candice D.
    Candice DayoanJanuary 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get on your train before you check in on Foursquare...don't want to miss it!
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezSeptember 5, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Toilet cars stink especial in the older trains. They are nearly unbearable when hot!
  • Franz H.
    Franz HurtadoMay 16, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you plan to sleep, sit away from the front of the train. The horn will keep you up the whole trip.
  • Dj Slick D
    Dj Slick DApril 8, 2011
    Coming from the Peninsula or South Bay? This is the best way to get to the SF Giants game.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezJune 7, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    You can get a bottle of water at the small newsstand inside for $1
  • Hartej S.
    Hartej SinghSeptember 19, 2011
    At least its better than njtransit. Hopefully one day american mass transportation will catch up to the rest of the world.
  • Jesse A.
    Jesse AtkinsonJanuary 10, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Sometimes the SF Opera folks come and sing and it's absolutely amazing.
  • Teri T.
    Teri TemmeSeptember 21, 2012
    Sit in the upper seats if there is room - less people standing over you on busy trains
  • Govind K.
    Govind KabraAugust 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Avoid sun-tan by taking the seat on opposite side to Sun... west side in morning and east side in evening
  • Nick P.
    Nick PerryJune 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Cyclists: Don't ride in the station or on the sidewalk. Wait till you are on the street.
  • Ari C.
    Ari CMarch 3, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Remember what the roller coaster operator tells you, "stay seated until the train comes to a complete stop!" Unless you wanna throw your back or lose a tooth.
  • Ari C.
    Ari CFebruary 9, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you use clipper direct (clipper's version of commuter check), you can't do one time orders for caltrain monthly passes anymore. It has to be recurring every month.
  • James G.
    James GuigayomaMay 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Clipper Monthly Pass users: remember to tag on and off on your first ride of the month.
  • Amanda
    AmandaOctober 14, 2011
    Use the band of the day iPhone app to make your journey awesome
  • Pat H.
    Pat HealyAugust 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The 10, 30, 45, 47, 82X, 83X, 91, and Amtrak shuttles stop on townsend St. N and K stop on king St!
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengJune 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    AT&T Park is really close by! Yas SF Giants!! ⚾️⚾️
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezJune 25, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    There are no power crossing the lower level on the new cars.
  • Emily B.
    Emily BOctober 29, 2013
    Clipper reload machine on the right is broken. USE the reload machine on the LEFT!
  • Salvador T.
    Salvador TovarJanuary 8, 2013
    Come early if you need to do anything with your clipper card
  • Amy A.
    Amy Arambulo NegretteAugust 7, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    It doesn't matter how many Giants fans are clogging the platform out or how badass you think you are, the cops will catch you if you jump off the platform to leave through a different door. It will be
  • Ali-John S.
    Ali-John SondossiApril 27, 2011
    7th seat back on either side of the top deck are power outlets. Secrets out sorry power hoarders >:D
  • Kelley Y.
    Kelley YJanuary 14, 2015
    Stop by the avenue for lunch or dinner spots
  • Jennifer E.
    Jennifer EvansFebruary 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Pretty nice station with a subway and snack bar.
  • Mari H.
    Mari HanikatOctober 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    No drinking of alcoholic beverages after 9pm. if you're caught drinking, next stop will be your stop.
  • Kat
    KatMarch 20, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Check Twitter for latest updates on delays. #Caltrain and @Caltrain_News are helpful
  • Ben D.
    Ben DruckerMarch 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy your ticket in the station. No mobile ticketing and no buying tickets on the train.
  • Bennett W W.
    Bennett W WongJuly 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    A usual train station - a great way to travel between San Francisco, San Mateo and San Jose!
  • Govind K.
    Govind KabraAugust 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    No need to take your clipper card out of wallet. The readers on stations and on train can read it through the wallets.
  • Michael J.
    Michael JohnsFebruary 25, 2012
    Good way to get from San Jose to SF. Not as confusing as some other mass transits
  • Eleanor E.
    Eleanor EApril 22, 2012
    Find a seat on the second level and take a nap.
  • jaireh t.
    jaireh tFebruary 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The bombardier trains have outlets for your laptop usually the 8.59 southbound trains have them. On 4th and king there is free wifi
  • Amanda
    AmandaOctober 14, 2011
    Sit on the right side in the a.m if you don't want the sun blaring in your face
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Pay attention to the days that the Giants play home games. Avoid Caltrain accordingly. Read more
  • William D.
    William DiazSeptember 1, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Riding bike on Townsend to/from Caltrain? Stop at the 5th Street Stop Sign! Cops on motorcycles WILL ticket you for failure.
  • Xiulung
    XiulungFebruary 9, 2014
    Give yourself at least ten minutes to add value to your clipper card. Those machines take forever.
  • Nikhil C.
    Nikhil ChopraJanuary 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Regular old trains have power outlet on upper floor at 4th or 5th seat
  • @SDWIFEY
    @SDWIFEYMay 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Bring a book to read on your nice Caltrain ride :)
  • Kyle F.
    Kyle FowlerOctober 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Taking anything but a bullet train can be torture if you live in San Jose
  • Marlon E.
    Marlon EApril 30, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    If you're in a hurry and need to make a Clipper Card transaction, go to the Walgreens across the street. The machines at the station are super slow.
  • Kathleen R.
    Kathleen RobbinsApril 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't get here any earlier than you have to. It's cold and drafty and the enclosed waiting room area is a hobo encampment.
  • GG
    GGMarch 7, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The most legroom on the train is up top, in the back, in the isle.
  • Gilbert L.
    Gilbert LewDecember 16, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    There is a Subway sandwich here at this station. In the morning you are greeted to the smell of fresh baked bread in the air.
  • MVQ
    MVQApril 10, 2013
    There are outlets in some cars on the train!
  • Zak S.
    Zak SantiagoMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you're just gonna stand around in the middle of station that's fine, just move out of the way of people trying to cath their train.
  • Craig B.
    Craig BernsteinAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Call ahead to wherever you are going to let them know you will be five minutes late.
  • Reny C.
    Reny ChenSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You can catch the express train to San Carlos after each Giants game.
  • Drew D.
    Drew DillonMarch 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Stretch your legs out straight on Bombardier trains, because someone should have to buy you dinner before they can get as close as the people across from you sit.
  • Ray L.
    Ray LJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Leave the bike car to the cyclists so they can watch their bikes.
  • Amanda V.
    Amanda Van WestDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Bring me + noise-canceling headphones for the most pleasant ride of your life
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyMarch 17, 2015
    Just hold out your elbows and push through. Every man for themselves. Nothing's taken personally during rush hour and no one wants to stand during a commute.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezJuly 2, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    When Bart strikes get here early;)
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezJune 18, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Watch out for suicides, accidents, hostage situations because all trains stop.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SudanoFebruary 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Find the coveted electrical outlets on regular train cars 6-7 seats in on the upper level.
  • Pat H.
    Pat HealyJanuary 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here before 915 pm sundays. That's the last southbound train for the day!
  • Betsey T.
    Betsey TerryJuly 20, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Leave your stinky onion filled Subway sanwiches for eating in the station or the comfort of YOUR OWN home/vehicle
  • Steven K.
    Steven KekichMay 20, 2013
    Head right across the street to the light rail if you want to head downtown!
  • Derrick
    DerrickSeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a cup good coffee for only a dollar.
  • Jerrie U.
    Jerrie UriasJanuary 21, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Watch out for the bird poo... Even when your "inside." The birds have a funny sense of humor.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MenjivarJune 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Clipper card. The only way to travel across the bay. Big necessity
  • keith n.
    keith nortonDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Upper deck seats are the lifeblood of this journey
  • Jimmy J.
    Jimmy JabroniNovember 5, 2011
    The ticket-takers are retarded, especially the one that looks like Laquita.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezJune 5, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Old trains are good for being along.
  • Nikhil C.
    Nikhil ChopraDecember 13, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    usually new cabin style, make sure to use bike tags if u have a bike
  • Rupesh K.
    Rupesh KumarMarch 25, 2017
    Train is comfortable, has attached toilet.
  • Cris P.
    Cris PearsonJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Restrooms are pretty good considering!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LozanoMay 20, 2012
    When You Go Threw The Tunnels Yell Out Were Gonna Die Really Loud Lol
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HancockSeptember 26, 2011
    Bring something to keep yourself occupied. Or face the consequences! I'm lookin' at you kid who keeps asking me questions.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezMay 2, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    No feet on the seats please;( you walk in dirty places and no matter how clean you think they are, they are still dirty.
  • Tantek Ç.
    Tantek ÇelikNovember 16, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    find one of the rare power outlets on the upper level of a train car.
  • Elizabeth D.
    Elizabeth DoughertyFebruary 17, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If you buy an 8-ride ticket, remember you need to validate it at the separate machine each time you ride.
  • Martien S.
    Martien SFDecember 14, 2011
    Nice trips, soon i am coming back for good..:)
  • Colin T.
    Colin TeubnerJanuary 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    There are way more seats in the bike car than capacity for bikes.
  • Gabi K.
    Gabi KellyDecember 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't forget to tag on/off. Trust me.
  • Julio L.
    Julio LoredoDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Grab a couple vodka shots from the station vendor - for you and fellow passengers.
  • Eli R.
    Eli ReyesMay 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Take this train if you work in Redwood City or any other city south of downtown SF, you'll save yourself some time and gas money.
  • Lissa W.
    Lissa WilkinsonApril 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    On rainy days, try to be courteous when and where u opening up ur umbrella. I hate getting poked by clueless morning commuters.
  • Mike J.
    Mike JansonMay 14, 2011
    Not nearly as nice as the original Southern Pacific station at 3rd and Townsend that was demolished back in the 70's.
  • Jon T.
    Jon TyburskiJune 21, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    checking fare pre-boarding now, have your ticket or card ready
  • Eddie D.
    Eddie DaRozaJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    When going to Giants game bring a tall can!
  • Anna R.
    Anna RamosSeptember 14, 2011
    Watch out for the weird guy who likes to caress women's hair!
  • Ben B.
    Ben BDecember 9, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    When delayed, always have Guinness and Jameson on hand... Ahh... I no longer have the urge to kill.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LozanoMay 20, 2012
    Take The Express From The Giants Game To San Jose
  • Yvette M.
    Yvette MazonJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Make friends with other Giants fan on the San Carlos express :)
  • Mohit K.
    Mohit KMay 22, 2013
    Follow @Caltrain_News on Twitter to keep upto date with train delays in real time.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezJune 7, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    SF examiner is free. There is always a guy in the morning giving them away.
  • Karen C.
    Karen ChuJanuary 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Never sit on the lower level when wearing a V-neck. Well, unless you're an exhibitionist. That's cool. No judgement here.
  • Michelle N.
    Michelle NicholsonMay 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't sit on the bike car if you don't have a bike. This is how people's bikes get stolen.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezJune 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The 514 pm bullet is always full.
  • Tommy L.
    Tommy LeepDecember 23, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Bike to the train and leave your bike at Warm Planet next door. They'll valet park it for you for free all day.
  • Tim E.
    Tim ErbilDecember 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    When the drunk guy sits next to you and offers you a beer in exchange for tales of how his father worked on the train tracks, take him up on his offer.
  • Tiffani B.
    Tiffani BellJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Careful! The pigeons anoint random passengers with poop. Soooo degrading lol.
  • Nabeel
    NabeelJuly 1, 2011
    Ride the upper level and put your stuff over the walkway
  • Scott C.
    Scott CarpenterOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit upstairs. Way more fun!!
  • Verna
    VernaOctober 31, 2011
    Do not use big bills in the ticket machines... You get your change all in coins.
  • Sahana U.
    Sahana USeptember 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Hold your breath while you walk by Subway.
  • Satindar
    SatindarMay 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    great place to hop on a train
  • Eddie D.
    Eddie DaRozaJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sing as loud as you can when listening to your headphones!
  • Phillip K.
    Phillip KidwellMay 11, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Beware, sometimes these trains leave a few minutes early!
  • Ashley A.
    Ashley AJune 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Bring headphones to tune out the crazies, the loud phone talkers, & annoying loud obnoxiousness.
  • Charles M.
    Charles MagnusonSeptember 4, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    definitely bring a few beers for the ride south. as long as you are not belligerent you are cool to drink on Caltrain
  • Richie W.
    Richie WeldonJuly 10, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    BoA ATM inside the station, pretty handy.
  • Danny S.
    Danny SanchezMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't be late, because Caltrain doesn't wait for anybody!
  • Suko Q.
    Suko QJune 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    please please let people off the train before boarding
  • Manoj
    ManojMay 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Always tip the subway worker
  • Sherwin G.
    Sherwin GonzalesFebruary 12, 2012
    Don't get a seat in the same cart as the restrooms.
  • Scott H.
    Scott HAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Be angry at a conductor for doing a lackluster job.
  • David ☕️ K.
    David ☕️ KleinJune 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Tough day at work? Buy a beer before getting on the train.
  • Pat H.
    Pat HealyJanuary 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Megabus now Takes passengers to LA union station from caltrain!
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HancockOctober 5, 2011
    Try the train. There's no traffic on the train!
  • Bay Area D.
    Bay Area DadDecember 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Go for a train ride
  • Jess K.
    Jess KilzDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Only sit in the bike car if you have a bike.
  • Alyssa S.
    Alyssa SarmientoJanuary 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I'm a Clipper Card advocate. It helps when you're running late.
  • Franz H.
    Franz HurtadoMay 17, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Baby bullet good. Baby bullet after Giants game, not so good.
  • David G.
    David GwartneySeptember 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid the 5:37 baby bullet south. Standing room only.
  • William D.
    William DiazJuly 21, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Postgame Local trains are moving objects, which are not venues, however the stations themselves are venues.
  • Dave F.
    Dave FontenotFebruary 13, 2015
    Where can I go dancing around here?
  • Nic Y.
    Nic YuMarch 9, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    remeber to bring your beer
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezJune 11, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    514 pm train fills up very fast
  • Scott
    ScottApril 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    No need to bring ur weed, just inhale.
  • Paris B.
    Paris Buttfield-AddisonMarch 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Do try the trains!
  • Keegan Y.
    Keegan Y-VAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Bring booze, start the party!
  • Malte G.
    Malte GoescheJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't get on the train. Stay in the city.
  • Florencia P.
    Florencia Pettigrew PradaJanuary 25, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The 82x is THE bus to get to the financial district from Caltrain. Avoid the 10.
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SpearsMay 4, 2015
    Always crazy!
  • stavin l.
    stavin lawrenceFebruary 23, 2015
    Always on time when I traveled
  • Jason B.
    Jason BerrangMay 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Weekend bullet trains leave from track 1.
  • Tobi W.
    Tobi WhaleyNovember 23, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    If you don't have a bike please don't sit in the bike car. There's not enough room a lot of time for this of us that have bikes, and we'd like to keep an eye on them.
  • Rahul S.
    Rahul SenNovember 25, 2012
    Get your tickets BEFORE you board a train.
  • John B.
    John BerrangNovember 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Drink stand is cash only.
  • Nikhil C.
    Nikhil ChopraOctober 29, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    try to catch train with new boogies, they are way nicer
  • Gray P.
    Gray PowellSeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't buy a ticket then talk your way out of the 200$ fine
  • Louie 李景雲 L.
    Louie 李景雲 LeeJuly 10, 2013
    Take the bullet train.
  • Dan E.
    Dan EymanOctober 2, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Ah. Nothing in life beats the invigorating smell of tuna and onion in the morning. :(
  • David E.
    David EdmundsSeptember 7, 2011
    Never commute on the train the same day as a giants game. Fans/passengers are idiots
  • Braunson C.
    Braunson ChavezNovember 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Coffee went up to $1.25 .. wtf!
  • Āndrew Å.
    Āndrew ÅvizaNovember 13, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    I like the crazy hippie conductor who is on sb 220. he's amazing!
  • Shan L.
    Shan LuJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Clipcard is great!
  • Darshil V.
    Darshil VoraJuly 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The only way to skip delay is to get on the earliest bullet!
  • Seamus H.
    Seamus HarteApril 2, 2010
    4/2/10 pedestrian hit on caltrain at San Bruno. All trains SB from San Francisco delayed indefinitely.
  • Soul I.
    Soul IncredibleApril 28, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    BEWARE: of the pigeons.. !
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CynamonJuly 5, 2011
    Take the express!
  • @themayorpete
    @themayorpeteDecember 20, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Get attacked by roaming indoor pigeons.
  • John Huan V.
    John Huan VuJanuary 11, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't forget to get on the Clipper Card!
  • Bernard F.
    Bernard FungOctober 6, 2012
    Drunk train back to SJ
  • Jose T.
    Jose TJuly 18, 2010
    Haha stupid kids tried to cut the line and were sent to the back of the line!
  • Katherine S.
    Katherine SeippAugust 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Opt for a bullet train
  • Julie L.
    Julie LoganNovember 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get on the right train -_-
  • Christian D.
    Christian DomínguezAugust 30, 2014
    With clipper cards is better
  • William J.
    William JamiesonApril 24, 2013
    Baby bullet!
  • Martien S.
    Martien SFDecember 26, 2011
    nice peopel
  • Nikhil C.
    Nikhil ChopraOctober 29, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    try to catch the train with new boogies
  • Satindar
    SatindarJune 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Cans of 21st amendment for $2.75.
  • Leslie B.
    Leslie BretonJune 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Trains are running late this evening, due to a train/pedestrian accident. So sad. Keep your cool.
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FuhrmanMay 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Have a wunnerful
  • Oliver N.
    Oliver NguyenOctober 2, 2011
    I am here waiting for time
  • Mike K.
    Mike KrassMay 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Local train routes are miserable when you're hungover. Avoid at all costs.
  • Barry B.
    Barry BuckAugust 8, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    POS Clipper Card machines rarely work here.
  • John K.
    John KilpatrickDecember 2, 2009
    If you sit in a seat for the disabled and are not disabled then when someone who IS disabled gets on you MOVE.
  • Dennis C.
    Dennis CrespoSeptember 13, 2011
    Don't sit backwards
  • Anthony R.
    Anthony RogersSeptember 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Kate.D is hot!
  • Scott H.
    Scott HAugust 25, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Be glad Caltrain doesn't smell as bad as BART or Muni.
  • JP V.
    JP VasellinaApril 23, 2014
    Don't have a cell phone conversation on the train if you can avoid it.
  • Harold Miller 4 San Francisco mayor N 2011 w.
  • Arlo H.
    Arlo HemphillJanuary 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Take a train the hell out of Frisco!
  • andy f.
    andy fordApril 1, 2011
    Anyone else think this sounds like "Cow-Train"? That'd be a messy train...
  • Garry T.
    Garry TanMarch 20, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring a case of tallboys for your morning commute. Beer is OK on caltrain, as are laptops. Neither are OK on busses, incidentally.
  • Jess S.
    Jess SafiariAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Local trains suck.
  • leslie m.
    leslie mileyAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The 5:13 train sucks! Too many people.
  • JFP
    JFPFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't get on a train
  • Katie W.
    Katie WhiteJune 11, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Being a jerk doesn't earn karma points. Be courteous. Don't sit in the bike car without a bike. Certainly don't do it then argue that it's a ”free country.”
  • apple r.
    apple ratanaJanuary 10, 2010
    Train closes at nine pm on sundays.
  • Dana O.
    Dana OshiroOctober 14, 2009
    conductors hate you more if you're arguing to get on late with a recumbent bike. so does everyone else.
  • Veronica P.
    Veronica P.November 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Worse customer service ever with the clipper card why does it take 5 bus days to cancel your pass really Caltrain get with the times!!!!
  • David ☕️ K.
    David ☕️ KleinMay 14, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the cherry nut latte. It's delicious.
  • Thomas H.
    Thomas Hunter IIJanuary 30, 2012
    The bathroom smells like it is where hobos go to die.
  • Jon F.
    Jon FJanuary 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get on a train
  • Erik C.
    Erik CoxNovember 22, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't sit in the bike car if you don't have a bike with you! Everyone else thinks you're a jerk.
  • Mark J.
    Mark JansenOctober 10, 2010
    The restrooms at this train station are awful.
  • Christina W.
    Christina WodtkeDecember 22, 2009
    Dont ride on the car with the toilet if you can avoid it.
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CiaMay 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Way too many accidents
  • Alexander A.
    Alexander AristovFebruary 21, 2014
    Привет из России.
    Upvoted Nov 27, 2017
  • Dmitriy G.
    Dmitriy GeraninDecember 7, 2017
    Подошёл, купил билет и поехал. Двухэтажные поезда - зачёт.
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