Gilroy Garlic Festival

On Saturday & Sunday, July 27 & 28, Caltrain on behalf of the 41st Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival will operate a roundtrip charter service to get festival goers to the event without the hassle of driving and parking. The Garlic Train will depart San Jose Diridon station at 10 a.m. and express to Gilroy station on both days. 

Caltrain and Garlic Train Tickets: 
Garlic Train tickets are sold in advance at through Eventbrite. Tickets are not available for purchase from Caltrain or at the train station.

The Garlic Train ticket includes the round-trip Caltrain ride from San Jose Diridon Station to Gilroy, bus transportation service to and from Gilroy station to the Festival grounds, Festival admission and connecting trips on Caltrain Peninsula Weekend Service trains 422, 435 or 803 on same day of event. Garlic Festival attendees can either catch the Garlic Train at San Jose Diridon station or take the train to San Jose Diridon from the Peninsula. 

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. Passengers will need to transfer to the Garlic Train which 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 grounds. 

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 3:00 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 will need to transfer to northbound Caltrain Train 803 departing at 5:21 p.m. or Caltrain Train 435 departing at 5:38 p.m. to take them to their destinations up the Peninsula. See weekend schedule.

Station Parking: 
Parking is enforced at all station 7 days a week. Daily parking permits can be purchased at station ticket machine.

7/2/19 - jsn