Parking is available for Caltrain customers at most Caltrain stations. Caltrain requires that all parking customers have a Daily Parking ticket or a Monthly Parking Permit to park in all Caltrain-owned lots 24/7.
A Daily Parking Permit may be purchased for $5.50 from a Ticket Vending Machine (24-hour limit from time of purchase) or the Caltrain Mobile app. After parking, take note of your parking stall number and then follow these procedures:
- Go to the Ticket Vending Machine.
- Select Daily Parking.
- When prompted, type in your parking stall number.
- Insert cash or credit card.
- Take your receipt from the bottom tray of the TVM.
At the Millbrae station, customers may use the Caltrain lot on the west side of the station or the BART lot and garage on the east side of the station. BART parking rules and fees apply to the eastside lots.
Higher rates are charged at the San Jose Diridon Caltrain Station during SAP Center events. Caltrain Monthly and Daily parking permits aren't valid when the SAP Center is managing the lots. Caltrain customers already parked before the SAP Center rates go into effect aren't impacted by the higher rate. The SAP Center rates begin approximately two-and-a-half hours before SAP Center events; however, the higher prices can't start before 9 a.m. on weekdays.
Stations south of San Jose Diridon offer free parking.
Monthly Parking permits cost $82.50 and are only sold in conjunction with a Monthly Pass. The permits are not available for purchase separately unless you have a Clipper card with the correct Caltrain ticket loaded on it. Once you receive your Monthly Parking Permit from the station ticket machine, display it on the driver's side of the dashboard. Motorcyclists may want to buy a locking permit holder (view a sample). Parking permits may be purchased through ticket vending machines or at Caltrain headquarters, 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos between the 21st of the previous month that the parking permit is valid until the 15th of the month the permit is valid.
If you receive a Monthly Parking Permit from your employer/commuter benefit provider and there's an issue, you must contact your benefit provider directly. Caltrain doesn't have access to your account.
The parking fee is waived for cars displaying a disabled California license plate or parking placard issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Vehicle must fit within individual parking space; no oversized vehicles allowed. Multi-day parking is not permitted.