Bay to Breakers

Sit back and relax! Take Caltrain to the 2016 Bay to Breakers footrace starting at 8 a.m. There will be four extra pre-race trains to San Francisco and three express trains after the race to San Jose. See schedule below.

One-way and Day Pass tickets to the Bay to Breakers will go on sale starting May 12 at any station ticket machine. Just select the "Bay to Breakers" button. You also will be able to purchase a special day parking permit at the same time.

Group of 25 or more save 10% by ordering in advance with a group ticket.       

Alcohol is prohibited on the special trains.

Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system. Customers must have a valid ticket before boarding. Those without a valid ticket are subject to citation. 

Customers with Clipper® cards also can buy a parking permit early from the ticket machines by pressing the “Bay to Breakers” button and following the screen prompts. Clipper customers also should remember to tag on before boarding and to tag off for their trips.

The starting line is about 1.4 miles from the San Francisco Caltrain Station at Fourth and King streets. Participants can walk to the starting line or take the Muni T-Third light rail.

Caltrain would like to remind customers that Bay to Breakers does not allow alcohol and floats.

2016 Bay to Breakers Special Train Service

Special Trains
Station        A*   B*   C   D
San Jose Diridon   - 5:50a  6:04a 6:31a
Santa Clara   -   -  - -
Lawrence   -  -  - 6:40a
Sunnyvale   - 6:03a  6:17a -
Mountain View  - 6:08a  6:22a 6:49a
San Antonio   -  - - 6:53a
California Ave   -   6:15a - 6:57a
Palo Alto 6:12a   -  6:30a 7:01a
Menlo Park -   6:21a  6:33a -
Atherton -   -  - 7:06a
Redwood City 6:20a   -  6:39a 7:10a
San Carlos -   6:28a  - -
Belmont -   -   - 7:16a
Hillsdale 6:26a   -  6:45a -
Hayward Park   -  - - -
San Mateo   -  6:35a - 7:23a
Burlingame   - - - 7:28a
Millbrae 6:35a - 6:55a 7:35a
San Bruno - 6:47a - -
Bayshore -  - 7:09a -
San Francisco 6:55a  7:04a 7:21a 7:55a
* - Will be 10-car trains for extra capacity. 

Special trains will depart and pick up passengers only from the above listed stations. Regular Sunday northbound service departs San Jose Diridon at 8 a.m.

After the race, three express trains to Belmont will depart San Francisco at 1:10 p.m., 2:10 p.m. and 3:10 p.m. and then will make regular local weekend stops to San Jose Diridon.