Alerts

Bay to Breakers

Don't bother driving to the race! Take Caltrain to the 2019 Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers footrace on Sunday, May 19 starting at 8 a.m. There will be four special pre-race trains to San Francisco and one additional local train after the race from San Francisco to San Jose. See schedule below.

Nobody likes long ticket lines! Be smart, Caltrain heavily encourages you to pre-purchase a Bay to Breakers Day Pass ticket starting May 13 by downloading the Caltrain Mobile Ticket App and purchase the special Bay to Breakers ticketRegular Caltrain tickets can also be purchased from any station ticket machines race morning. 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 641, 645 and 647 departing Palo Alto at 6:10 a.m., 6:26 a.m., and 6:52 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 paper or mobile ticket before boarding. Those without a valid ticket are subject to citation and/or ejection  from the train. 

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.

2019 Bay to Breakers Northbound Special Train Service
Special Trains
Train Number 641 643 645 647
Zones Station
San Jose Diridon - 5:50 AM 6:00 AM 6:25 AM
4 Santa Clara - - - -
Lawrence - - - 6:33 AM
Sunnyvale - 6:03 AM 6:13 AM -
Mountain View - 6:08 AM 6:18 AM 6:41 AM
San Antonio - - - 6:45 AM
3 California Ave - 6:15 AM - -
Palo Alto 6:10 AM - 6:26 AM 6:52 AM
Menlo Park - 6:21 AM 6:31 AM -
Atherton - - - 6:57 AM
Redwood City 6:18 AM - 6:37 AM 7:01 AM
San Carlos - 6:28 AM - -
Belmont - - - 7:07 AM
Hillsdale 6:26 AM - 6:43 AM -
2 Hayward Park - - - -
San Mateo - 6:35 AM - 7:13 AM
Burlingame - - - 7:18 AM
Broadway* - 6:45 AM - -
Millbrae 6:35 AM - 6:55 AM 7:24 AM
San Bruno - 6:53 AM - -
South San Francisco - - - 7:33 AM
1 Bayshore - - 7:12 AM -
San Francisco 7:00 AM 7:10 AM 7:25 AM 7:49 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,
 one additional local train will depart San Francisco at 1:22 p.m. and will make regular local weekend stops to San Jose Diridon. Caltrain will also provide extra post-event capacity. 

Legend
6 Special Train
- Train bypasses station
* Station not wheelchair accessible
Schedule subject to change without notice
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