Caltrain Provides Transportation for Portola Music Festival

Caltrain is a best way to get to and from Portola, a two-day music festival hosted at San Francisco’s Pier 80 on Saturday, September 30, and Sunday, October 1, at 1:00 p.m. 

To ensure festivalgoers have convenient travel options, Caltrain's commitment to providing reliable and efficient transportation underscores its dedication to enhancing the overall festival experience for patrons. 

Caltrain will be operating its regular weekend service along the Peninsula for the event, which is a short walk from the 22nd Street Station. Parking near the venue is limited and there is no dedicated event parking, making Caltrain the best option for concert-goers coming into town for the show. The last two southbound trains for the evening depart 22nd Street Station at 11:03 p.m. and 12:10 a.m. 

Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system; tickets are not sold onboard trains but can be purchased at station ticket machines or via mobile ticketing before boarding. Day Passes purchased through the mobile app are valid on the day of purchase through the end of the service day. Attendees traveling as a group can save money as part of Caltrain’s package of fare discounts, by ordering a Group Day Pass. Clipper START riders can ride for 50% off a standard fare. 

Parking at Caltrain stations costs $2.25 for the day thanks to a Caltrain promotion, 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. 

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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