2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival
On Saturday & Sunday, July 28 & 29, Caltrain on behalf of the 40th Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival will charter a roundtrip Garlic Train to get festival goers to the event without the hassle of driving and parking. The Garlic Train will depart at 10 a.m. and express from San Jose Diridon station to Gilroy station.
Getting to the Garlic Festival from the Peninsula:
Passengers traveling southbound from the Peninsula to the garlicky celebration should take Train 422 to the San Jose Diridon Station, which arrives at 9:52 a.m. From there, the Garlic Train will depart San Jose Diridon at 10 a.m. and will get riders to the Gilroy Caltrain Station at 11 a.m. From there, riders can hop on a short shuttle ride to the festival entrance.
Returning back to the Peninsula from San Jose Diridon:
For the return trip, shuttles will begin operating back to Gilroy station to connect with the Garlic Train at 2:45 p.m., with the last shuttle at 3:40 p.m. The northbound Garlic Train will depart the Gilroy Station at 4 p.m., arriving at the Diridon Station by 5 p.m. From there, passengers can hop on Train 803 or 435 to take them to their destinations up the Peninsula. See weekend schedule.
Caltrain and Garlic Train Tickets:
Garlic Festival attendees taking the train to San Jose Diridon can purchase a Caltrain day pass or one way ticket for their trip by using the Caltrain Mobile Ticket App, a station ticket machines or by using their Clipper card. Garlic Train tickets are sold separately and can be purchased in advance at gilroygarlicfestival.com through Eventbrite. Garlic Train tickets include shuttle service to and from the Gilroy station to the festival, and includes festival admission. Charter train tickets will not be sold the day of the event.
Parking is enforced at all station 7 days a week. Parking permits can be purchased at the station ticket machine and not available on the Caltrain Mobile Ticket App.
7/16/18 - jsn