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Caltrain Fare Changes

The Caltrain Board of Directors is considering changes to its fare structure in order to keep the system adequately funded and in a state of good repair.

Unlike most transit systems, Caltrain does not currently receive dedicated funding to support its operations. The cost of operating and maintaining the service has increased due to the challenge of accommodating changing ridership demand and maintaining an aging diesel system in a state of good repair. The Board invites public comment on the following potential changes at its August 1 meeting. A final proposal will be presented for Board action on September 5, 2019.

 Effective Date  Fare Change  
 Pending Launch Date   Caltrain participation in the regional means-based fare program. 
 Wednesday, April 1, 2020   

Adult Clipper one-way discount reduced from 55 cents to 25 cents. Eligible Discount Clipper one-way discount remains at 15 cents. Monthly Passes will be adjusted accordingly (30 times the One-way fare)

 Wednesday, July 1, 2020  

50 cent increase to the base fare. All the associated products will be adjusted accordingly (One-way, Day Pass, Monthly Pass)

 Saturday, January 1, 2022  

5% increase to the price of the Go Pass Program

 Friday, July 1, 2022  

25 cent increase to the zone fare. All the associated products will be adjusted accordingly (One-way, Day Pass, Monthly Pass, Zone Upgrade)

 Monday, January 1, 2024  

5% increase to the price of the Go Pass Program

 Monday, July 1, 2024  

50 cent increase to the base fare. All the associated products will be adjusted accordingly (One-way, Day Pass, Monthly Pass)


More information on the changes can be found in the June 2019 Board Meeting Agenda Packet (PDF, 20.8MB, June 2019)