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San Francisco Caltrain Station

Train Station · Mission Bay
700 4th St (btwn King & Townsend St), San Francisco, CA 94107, United States
Open until 12:05 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 4:50 AM–12:05 AM
  • Sat
    • 8:15 AM–12:05 AM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)

Zone 1 - Milepost 0.2 Vendors: Caffe DíAmore, Subway sandwich, Bow-K Flowers, Warm Planet Bikes


Based on 415 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    Zach C.
    "Commuter tip"(9 Tips)
    Govind K.
    "No need to take your clipper card out of wallet."(17 Tips)
    Colin T.
    "There are way more seats in the bike car than capacity for bikes."(15 Tips)
    Dj Slick D
    "This is the best way to get to the SF Giants game."(6 Tips)
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  • commute
  • baby bullet
  • mountain views
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  • coffee
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  • beer
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  • quiet
  • lattes
  • sandwiches
  • good for a late night
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  • power outlets
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  • Caroline D.

    AT&T Park is really close by! Yas SF Giants!! ⚾️⚾️

    Caroline Deng · June 27, 2015
  • Brian B.

    Citybike share has a huge rack right outside, grab a bike to anywhere in soma or fidi instead of fighting the bike crowd

    Brian Bulkowski · June 11, 2015
  • Ashley S.

    Always crazy!

    Ashley Spears · May 4, 2015
  • Emmanuel Q.

    Ticket dispenser only takes cash and credit cards - no debit cards - but there's an ATM.

    Emmanuel Quartey · April 5, 2015
  • Ben D.

    Buy your ticket in the station. No mobile ticketing and no buying tickets on the train.

    Ben Drucker · March 26, 2015
  • Ashley M.

    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.

    Ashley Mowrey · March 17, 2015
  • Claire W.

    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.

    Claire White · March 5, 2015
  • stavin l.

    Always on time when I traveled

    stavin lawrence · February 23, 2015
  • Jennifer E.

    Pretty nice station with a subway and snack bar.

    Jennifer Evans · February 16, 2015
  • Dave F.

    Where can I go dancing around here?

    Dave Fontenot · February 13, 2015
  • Kevin S.

    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

    Kevin Stube · February 2, 2015
  • Kelley Y.

    Stop by the avenue for lunch or dinner spots

    Kelley Y · January 14, 2015
  • Melissa D.

    Spatial awareness, people!! Please watch where you tote your oversized backpack, lest you slam it into a sitting passenger's face!

    Melissa Dagdagan · September 29, 2014
  • Christian D.

    With clipper cards is better

  • Paulina

    Get here with some time to spare. Caltrain people always check Clipper Cards when there's only a minute before train departure.

    Paulina · August 12, 2014
  • Brian S.

    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.

    Brian S · August 9, 2014
  • Kathy 🎉 L.

    If you get the Caltrain monthly pass on a Clipper Card you only have to tag on / off once a month.

    Kathy 🎉 Lin · August 8, 2014
  • Stephen F.

    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.

    Stephen Fox · August 7, 2014
  • Michael G.

    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.

    Michael Geer · July 25, 2014
  • Jon S.

    No feet on the seats please;( you walk in dirty places and no matter how clean you think they are, they are still dirty.

    Jon Sanchez · May 2, 2014
  • Jon S.

    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.

    Jon Sanchez · April 28, 2014
  • JP V.

    Don't have a cell phone conversation on the train if you can avoid it.

    JP Vasellina · April 23, 2014
  • Jon S.

    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....

    Jon Sanchez · March 17, 2014
  • Lizzie N.

    The upper level seats have outlets somewhere in the middle seats (:

    Lizzie Ngo · February 27, 2014
  • Xiulung

    Give yourself at least ten minutes to add value to your clipper card. Those machines take forever.

    Xiulung · February 9, 2014
  • Cody T.

    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.

    Cody Tolmasoff · February 4, 2014
  • Jesse A.

    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.

    Jesse Atkinson · January 10, 2014
  • Jesse A.

    Sometimes the SF Opera folks come and sing and it's absolutely amazing.

    Jesse Atkinson · January 10, 2014
  • Gabi K.

    Don't forget to tag on/off. Trust me.

    Gabi Kelly · December 19, 2013
  • Jon S.

    When sitting in the double facing seats. The person there first gets first right to sit the way they want.

    Jon Sanchez · December 11, 2013
  • Tobi W.

    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.

    Tobi Whaley · November 23, 2013
  • Erik C.

    Don't sit in the bike car if you don't have a bike with you! Everyone else thinks you're a jerk.

    Erik Cox · November 22, 2013
  • Emily B.

    Clipper reload machine on the right is broken. USE the reload machine on the LEFT!

    Emily B · October 29, 2013
  • Kiran B.

    Be on time. Watching the train pull out as you arrive is heartwrenching

    Kiran Bhattaram · October 26, 2013
  • Deep G.

    Free wifi and you can find power outlets on the top cars about 5-6 rows in.

    Deep Gujral · October 21, 2013
  • Jon S.

    The coveted power supply seat in the old train! upper level between 6-7 seat!

    Jon Sanchez · October 18, 2013
  • Graham H.

    #protip Power outlets in middle of upper level.

    Graham Harbison · October 11, 2013
  • Joseph K.

    Pay Atention!-

    Joseph K · October 11, 2013
  • Dan E.

    Ah. Nothing in life beats the invigorating smell of tuna and onion in the morning. :(

    Dan Eyman · October 2, 2013
  • David G.

    Avoid the 5:37 baby bullet south. Standing room only.

    David Gwartney · September 24, 2013
  • Mark L.

    Don't sit on the right side of the train going southbound. It gets pretty hot sitting in the sun for an hour.

    Mark Lewis · September 17, 2013
  • Monica Uthappa M.

    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. .

    Monica Uthappa Maleyanda · September 10, 2013
  • Sahana U.

    Hold your breath while you walk by Subway.

    Sahana U · September 10, 2013
  • Jon S.

    Toilet cars stink especial in the older trains. They are nearly unbearable when hot!

    Jon Sanchez · September 5, 2013
  • Emily T.

    Don't forget to tag on and off! Otherwise you'll be charged for the entire ride!

    Emily T. · August 24, 2013
  • Duane S.

    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.

    Duane Soubirous · August 1, 2013
  • Cris P.

    Restrooms are pretty good considering!

    Cris Pearson · July 28, 2013
  • Jon S.

    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.

    Jon Sanchez · July 25, 2013
  • Bennett W.

    A usual train station - a great way to travel between San Francisco, San Mateo and San Jose!

    Bennett Wong · July 18, 2013
  • Martyn H.

    I love your accents, you lovely American people. You make even mundane things, like train service announcements, awesome.

    Martyn Haigh · July 12, 2013

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