Passengers must have a valid ticket before boarding the train or they will be subject to citation and fine. 

Fares

With flexible ways to pay, riding Caltrain is easy.  

And, for a limited time, take advantage of discounted fares!

Pay your way. 
  • Digitally. Add a Clipper card to your mobile wallet (using Apple Pay, Google Pay, the Clipper or Caltrain mobile app) to tap on with ease. 
  • Purchase physical passes at the ticket machines (at any station) or Caltrain headquarters. 
  • Parking, tickets and the special passes available on Caltrain Mobile. 
Get on board. 
  • Find your Fare: View the fare charts to select your trip cost based on zones traveled and type of ticket that works for you. View the fare descriptions and ticket types. 
  • Enjoy the Ride: Additional tips and tricks
Find your zone. 

Caltrain fares are based on the number of zones that a passenger travels through.  

For example, if you travel from SF to Palo Alto station, you’ve traveled three zones.  

 

New Fares Promotion!


New Fall Fares Promotion

Zone Map

Adult Full Fare

(19-64 years old)

Ticket Type* How to Buy Travel within
1 Zone 2 Zones 3 Zones 4 Zones 5 Zones 6 Zones
One Way
One way, valid for
use within four hours
of the date and time
sold.
Ticket Machine,
Caltrain Mobile
$3.75 $6.00 $8.25 $10.50 $12.75 $15.00
Clipper Card $3.20 $5.45 $7.70 $9.95 $12.20 $14.45
Day Pass+
Unlimited travel
within zone limits.
Ticket Machine,
Caltrain Mobile
$7.50 $12.00 $16.50 $21.00 $25.50 $30.00
Zone Upgrade
Upgrade your ticket;
Valid only when 
accompanying another
valid ticket and cannot
be used alone. Valid for
use within four hours of
the date and  time sold.
How to buy Clipper

 
Ticket Machine,
Caltrain Mobile
$2.25 per zone

Monthly Pass+
Valid for use for the
calendar month for which
issued unlimited trips
between zones on pass.
Weekends & holidays,

unlimited trips between
all zones. 

Clipper Card $96.00
$76.80
$163.50
$130.80
$231.00
$184.80
$298.50
$238.80
$366.00
$292.80
$433.50
$346.80

*VTA-Caltrain Day Pass - Available on the Caltrain Mobile app the Caltrain portion is valid to Zone 3 and costs an additional $7.50 compared to a Caltrain Day Pass. The joint pass is valid on Caltrain through the last train of the night, and on VTA buses and light rail until 3 a.m.  
** Customers with a two-zone or greater Caltrain Monthly Pass get free local rides or free local ride credits on SamTrans. Visit the Visit the SamTrans Inter-Agency Transfers page for details. VTA (Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority) offers Caltrain customers with a two-zone or greater Caltrain Monthly Pass free transfers to VTA local, limited stop bus, bus rapid transit and light rail. For more information visit the VTA Caltrain Fares page.
 


Eligible Discount Fare Chart (Senior / Disabled / Youth / Medicare Cardholder)

Senior / Disabled / Youth / Medicare Cardholder Definitions

Ticket Type* How to Buy Travel within
1 Zone 2 Zones 3 Zones 4 Zones 5 Zones 6 Zones
One Way
One way, valid for
use within four hours
of the date and time
sold.
Ticket Machine,
Caltrain Mobile
$1.75 $2.75 $3.75 $4.75 $5.75 $6.75
Clipper Card $1.60 $2.60 $3.60 $4.60 $5.60 $6.60
Day Pass*
Unlimited travel
within zone limits
Ticket Machine,
Caltrain Mobile
$3.75 $6.00 $8.25 $10.50 $12.75 $15.00
Zone Upgrade
Upgrade your ticket;
Valid only when 
accompanying another
valid ticket and cannot
be used alone. Valid for
use within four hours of
the date and  time sold.
 How to buy Clipper

 
Ticket Machine,
Caltrain Mobile
$1.00 per zone
Monthly Pass+
Valid for use for the
calendar month for which
issued unlimited trips
between zones on pass.
Weekends & holidays,

unlimited trips between
all zones.

 
Clipper Card $48.00
$38.40
$78.00
$62.40
$108.00
$86.40
$138.00
$110.40
$168.00
$134.40
$198.00
$158.40

Eligible Discount Fare **+
*TA-Caltrain Day Pass - The Caltrain portion is valid to Zone 3 and costs an additional $7.50 compared to a Caltrain Day Pass. The joint pass is valid on Caltrain through the last train of the night, and on VTA buses and light rail until 3 a.m.