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

Caltrain fares are based on the number of zones that are partially or wholly traveled through by the passenger (zone map).

Full fares will apply to all customers 19 years of age or older except those who qualify for an Eligible Discount ticket, which is approximately 50 percent of the full-fare price. View the fare descriptions and ticket types.

Be prepared to show ticket or Clipper® fare to the conductor or fare inspector upon request. They also may request proof of age or eligibility.

Adult Full Fare Chart

Ticket Type* How to Buy Travel within
1 Zone 2 Zones 3 Zones 4 Zones 5 Zones 6 Zones
One Way Ticket Machine $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+ Ticket Machine $7.50 $12.00 $16.50 $21.00 $25.50 $30.00
Zone Upgrade Ticket Machine $2.25 per zone
Monthly Pass+ 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


Eligible Discount Fare**+ Levi's ® Stadium, Caltrain is offering a joint adult Caltrain + VTA 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. 

++ Customers with a two-zone or greater Caltrain Monthly Pass get free local rides or free local ride credits on SamTrans. 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 Ticket Machine $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 Ticket Machine $3.75 $6.00 $8.25 10.50 $12.75 $15.00
Zone Upgrade Ticket Machine $1.00 per zone
Monthly Pass+ 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
Fare Evasion Policy

Description of our fare evasion policy

Fare Structure

Legal document setting the fares for Caltrain

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Ticket Types

Description of the various Caltrain tickets and passes

Regional Transfer Discount

Regional Transfer Discount

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Caltrain: How to Buy

Different ways to purchase Caltrain tickets and passes.

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Caltrain Refunds

Refund Policy