How to Buy

One-way tickets and Day passes can be purchased only at the station Ticket Machine on the day of travel due to validity period. Monthly passes and 8-ride tickets are available only on the Clipper® card, the regional fare payment system.

Ticket Machine:
The station ticket machines accept coins, bills and credit or Visa/Mastercard debit cards.

Clipper:
A regional fare payment system.

Parking Permit
Caltrain customers who have a Monthly Pass or 8-ride Ticket loaded on their Clipper cards may purchase one Monthly Parking Permit from the station ticket machine. Parking permits may be purchased from the 21st of the previous month that the permit is valid until the 15th of the month the permit is valid. Parking permits are not sold at retail outlets. Click here for information.

Caltrain Headquarters
Customers may load Clipper cards and purchase Monthly Parking permits (with eligible transit products) at Caltrain's administrative office in San Carlos (1250 San Carlos Ave.).  Sales are available weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. American Express, MasterCard, Discover and Visa credit cards, ATM debit cards, prepaid transit benefit cards and paper transit benefit checks, such as Commuter Checks, may be used to purchase the items.

Prepaid transit benefit cards or checks may only be used for the designated product indicated on the card or check: transit or parking. For instance, a transit card/check cannot be used to purchase parking. Check with your employer's transit benefit coordinator for details.

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