Beat the Holiday Traffic Crunch By Taking SamTrans or Caltrain to Travel

Beat the Holiday Traffic Crunch By Taking SamTrans or Caltrain to Travel

Reports are indicating that this could be a record year for holiday travel, so plan ahead and avoid the traffic and parking hassles by taking SamTrans or Caltrain to the airport.  Public transit for holiday travelers to the San Francisco or San Jose airports is convenient and inexpensive.

To San Francisco International Airport:

SamTrans buses deliver holiday travelers to the curb at four airport locations:

  • Terminal 2, Level 1, Roadway Center Island
  • Terminal 3, Level 1, Courtyard 4
  • International Terminal, Level 1, Courtyard A
  • International Terminal, Level 1, Courtyard G

SamTrans provides service from the Peninsula and San Francisco to SFO on three routes: 292 (San Mateo to San Francisco) and KX (Palo Alto to San Francisco) and 397 (Palo Alto to San Francisco).  Passengers traveling between the airport and San Francisco with more than a carry-on are advised to take Route 292 because of a luggage restriction on Route KX. The luggage restriction does not apply south of the airport.


Caltrain passengers can get to SFO on weekdays by transferring at the shared Caltrain-BART Millbrae Intermodal Station to BART for a quick trip to the San Bruno station. Once there, travelers will board an SFO BART train.  Evenings and weekends, BART offers direct service from Millbrae to the airport.


To Mineta San Jose International Airport:

For passengers flying out of San Jose, Caltrain connects with Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's free Route 10 Airport Flyer bus at the Santa Clara Caltrain Station.


For information about fares and schedules, call 1-800-660-4287

(TTY 650-508-6448), or visit or “Like” SamTrans and Caltrain on Facebook at and and follow us on twitter @SamTrans_News and @Caltrain_News.



Media Contact: Jayme Ackemann, 650.508.7934