Bay to Breakers

Let us give you a lift! Take Caltrain to the 2018 Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers footrace on Sunday, May 20 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.

Avoid the long ticket lines in the morning! Caltrain heavily encourages you to pre-purchase a Bay to Breakers Day Pass ticket starting May 13 by downloading the NEW Caltrain Mobile Ticket App. Pre-sale Bay to Breakers tickets can also be purchased from any station ticket machines beginning May 16. Select the "Bay to Breakers" button. Expect long lines the morning of the race. Daily Parking must be purchased through the ticket machine. Staff will be at San Jose Diridon and Palo Alto early to assist customers. NOTE: Northbound Trains S01, S05, S07 departing Palo Alto at 6:10 a.m., 6:26 a.m., and 6:43 a.m. will depart from southbound track (opposite platform).

Alcohol is prohibited on the special trains dedicated for Bay to Breakers.

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 must tag on and tag off. Clipper card holders with a Monthly Pass can travel for free through all zones on weekends. 

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.

2018 Bay to Breakers Northbound Special Train Service
Special Trains
Train Number S01+ S03 S05+ S07
Zones Station
San Jose Diridon - 5:50 AM 6:00 AM 6:15 AM
4 Santa Clara - - - -
Lawrence - - - 6:23 AM
Sunnyvale - 6:03 AM 6:13 AM -
Mountain View - 6:08 AM 6:18 AM 6:31 AM
San Antonio - - - 6:35 AM
3 California Ave - 6:15 AM - 6:39 AM
Palo Alto 6:10 AM - 6:26 AM 6:43 AM
Menlo Park - 6:21 AM 6:31 AM -
Atherton - - - 6:48 AM
Redwood City 6:18 AM - 6:37 AM 6:52 AM
San Carlos - 6:28 AM - -
Belmont - - - 6:58 AM
Hillsdale 6:26 AM - 6:43 AM -
2 Hayward Park - - - -
San Mateo - 6:35 AM - 7:04 AM
Burlingame - - - 7:09 AM
Broadway* - 6:45 AM - -
Millbrae 6:35 AM - 6:55 AM 7:15 AM
San Bruno - 6:53 AM - -
South San Francisco - - - 7:24 AM
1 Bayshore - - 7:12 AM -
San Francisco 7:00 AM 7:10 AM 7:25 AM 7:40 AM

Special trains will depart and pick up passengers only from the above listed stations. Regular Sunday northbound service departs San Jose Diridon at 8:38 a.m.   

Post-Race Service:

After the race,
three express trains to Belmont will depart San Francisco at 1:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. and then will make regular local weekend stops to San Jose Diridon.

Legend
S Special Train
+ Will be 9-car trains for extra capacity
- Train bypasses station
* Station not wheelchair accessible
Schedule subject to change without notice
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