Caltrain Offers Special Service to Fleet Week in San Francisco This Weekend

Fleet Week returns to San Francisco’s waterfront this week, and Caltrain is reporting for duty. Events began yesterday, October 3, and will continue through Tuesday, October 11. Air shows will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, October 7, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. over the weekend.

Caltrain will be running its regular service throughout the week, and will be providing an additional morning train over the weekend.

Upon arrival at Caltrain’s San Francisco Station, riders can either walk or transfer to Muni’s 30-Stockton bus for a connection to the Marina Green, where most of the week’s festivities will take place.

San Francisco’s Fleet Week includes a parade of naval ships, tours of vessels, and of course, aerial shows from the world famous Blue Angels flight exhibition team.

Given the large crowds expected, riders are encouraged to purchase a Day Pass through the Caltrain mobile app or use Clipper to avoid lines at ticket vending machines. Riders using the mobile app must purchase their ticket on the day of the event for it to be valid. Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system; tickets are not sold onboard trains but can be purchased at station ticket machines and riders should keep their tickets ready for fare inspection.

Parking at Caltrain stations costs $5.50 for the day, and permits can be purchased using the Caltrain mobile app or through ticket machines onsite. The mobile app can be used immediately after parking, as it requires a space number. Paid parking rules are enforced throughout the day.

Caltrain reminds customers that open alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the trains beginning at 9 p.m. on special event days and nights. Caltrain encourages riders to wear a face covering while on board.

For more information about Caltrain schedules and fares or for help planning your trip, call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448) or visit


About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with commute service to Gilroy. Serving the region since 1863, Caltrain is the oldest continually operating rail system west of the Mississippi. Looking to the future, Caltrain is set to electrify the corridor by 2024, which will reduce diesel emissions and add more service to more stations while advancing the agency’s equity goals.

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