Caltrain Schedules for Holidays, Plus Free Rides on New Year’s Eve

Caltrain Schedules for Holidays, Plus Free Rides on New Year’s Eve

Get a jump start on your New Year’s resolution by taking public transportation during the holiday season.

Trains will run regular weekday schedule on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Caltrain will operate a Sunday schedule on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  

New Year’s Eve, Caltrain will offer free rides starting at 11 p.m. to encourage partygoers to use the train as their designated driver.  And to accommodate those who want to keep partying until the ball drops, Caltrain will add four extra post-midnight, southbound trains.  The extra trains will depart the San Francisco station at 12:45 a.m., 1:15 a.m., 1:45 a.m. and 2:15 a.m., making all local stops to the San Jose Diridon station.  The 2:15 a.m. train is expected to be exceptionally crowded.  Riders who are able to take an earlier train are advised to do so.

Redi-Wheels and RediCoast, the San Mateo County Transit District’s paratransit services, also will offer free rides between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Caltrain does not allow open alcohol containers on trains after 9 p.m. following special events. Disruptive passengers will be asked to detrain.

For help planning your trip or for more information about fares and schedules, call the Customer Service Center at 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448) or check Like us on Facebook at: and follow us on Twitter @Caltrain_News.

Upcoming Caltrain Holiday Schedules 2012-2013




Christmas Eve

Monday, Dec. 24, 2012

Regular weekday schedule

Christmas Day

Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012

Sunday schedule

New Year’s Eve

Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

Regular weekday schedule

New Year’s Day

Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013

Sunday schedule


Media contact: Christine Dunn, 650.508.6238