Caltrain Delays Fare Increases

Caltrain has extended the 20% Caltrain monthly pass discount through December 31, 2023 to encourage more riders to return to the system.  

In 2022, Caltrain adopted an updated Fare Structure that included a schedule of fare increases and changes. Two of those fare increases, a 50-cent base fare increase and an increase of the Monthly Pass Trip Multiplier from 24 trips to 30, were planned to go into effect July 1, 2023. However, Caltrain Executive Director Michelle Bouchard has implemented a promotional fare discount that will keep fares at their current levels until December 31, 2023. 

Many transit agencies around the country are making similar decisions, including The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and New Jersey Transit. 

Caltrain will continue to assess the situation to inform future decisions about any fare or service changes. Caltrain continues to run its highest ever service levels of 104 trains per weekday, including enhanced off-peak service.  

For more information about Caltrain schedules and fares, call 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448) or visit


About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with commute service to Gilroy. 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. 

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