Are you ready for some football? If the answer is yes, then Caltrain remains the best way for 49ers fans to get to Levi’s Stadium.
Kickoff for the first regular home opener of the season against the Detroit Lions is set for this Sunday, September 16, at 1:05 p.m., and Caltrain will be providing one special southbound express trains to the Mountain View Caltrain Station, departing from San Francisco at 10:45 a.m. The train will make stops at Millbrae, San Mateo, Hillsdale, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View and San Jose Diridon. Caltrain will also operate its regular weekend service along the Peninsula.
From the Mountain View station, fans will be able to board Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light-rail vehicles to the stadium.
Following the game on Sunday, Caltrain will operate a special northbound train, which will depart Mountain View station approximately 75 minutes after the game, or when full. That train will make all local stops to San Francisco, including the Atherton and Broadway stations. Additional details about service on 49ers’ game days can be found here.
In order to avoid the long lines that often accompany major events, passengers are encouraged to use the convenient Caltrain Mobile ticketing app and purchase an Adult Joint Caltrain+VTA Day Pass valid on Caltrain until the last train and on VTA local buses and light rail until 3 a.m. Tickets bought on the mobile app are valid as soon as they are purchased, and cannot be stored for a future date. Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system; tickets are not sold on board trains and also can be purchased at ticket machines at the stations. Caltrain riders with a Clipper Caltrain Monthly Pass (adults with 2 or more zones and Eligible Discount with any zone) receive a free transfer to VTA local and light rail.
Caltrain reminds fans to drink responsibly and to remember that alcohol is not allowed on game-day trains beginning at 9 p.m. Food and beverage aren’t allowed on VTA.
Parking at Caltrain stations costs $5.50 for the day, and permits can be purchased at Caltrain station ticket machines. Caltrain paid parking rules are enforced all day.
For fare and schedule information, visit www.caltrain.com or call 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448.)
About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with limited commute service to Gilroy. Caltrain has enjoyed more than five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 65,000 average weekday riders earlier this year. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.