CalTrain

About the time table below:

The table below shows, for a selected list of useful timepoints, all the trips for both the Highway 17 Express and Caltrain, with special attention to how the 17X trips connect with the Caltrain trips. Also, 17X trips colored  ochre  connect with Capitol Corridor trains. As of March 14, 2013, connections (interlining) with both the Caltrain and the Capitol Corridor trains are much improved, and on weekdays, six new 17X trips have been added—the largest increase since 2004.

For detailed instructions on how to get to San Jose, the San Jose Airport, the San Francisco airport or San Francisco, see the pages so labeled in the dropdown menu above.

The photo above, taken by Tpaullee in October, 2010, shows the Caltrain at the Sunnyvale station.

Detailed notes, including the fare schedule, follow after the table. A pdf of this table is available here.

Weekdays Northbound
Hwy 17 Express Caltrain
SOQSCSVSJ SJSClMillSFTr#
4:304:355:336:01101
5:055:106:086:36103
4:455:005:37 5:456:24 6:42305
5:576:026:59 7:19207
5:055:205:57 6:036:45 7:02309
5:255:406:17 6:206:257:17 7:48211
5:405:556:32 6:457:24 7:42313
6:50 7:57215
6:006:156:52 6:577:027:59 8:19217
7:037:45 8:02319
6:207:10 7:187:238:17 8:48221
6:457:35
6:356:507:37 7:458:24 8:42323
7:50 8:57225
7:007:50
6:507:057:52 7:558:028:59 9:19227
8:038:45 9:02329
7:107:258:12 8:208:259:17 9:45231
7:307:458:32 8:408:459:41 10:02233
7:558:108:57 9:109:1510:1310:41135
8:308:459:32 9:409:4510:41 11:02237
9:059:2010:00 10:1010:1511:1311:41139
10:0510:2011:00 11:1011:1512:13 12:41143
11:0011:1511:55 12:1012:151:13 1:41147
12:00 12:1512:55 1:101:152:13 2:41151
1:10 2:00 2:102:153:13 3:41155
2:402:453:41 4:02257
2:002:50 3:053:124:10 4:38159
2:252:403:20 3:443:494:43 5:03261
3:003:154:00 4:054:104:57 5:29263
4:235:05 5:24365
3:303:454:30 4:31 5:39267
4:394:445:43 6:02269
4:455:25 5:44371
4:004:50 5:055:105:57 6:29273
4:204:355:20 5:236:05 6:24375
5:31 6:39277
5:395:446:43 7:02279
4:404:555:40 5:456:25 6:44381
5:005:50 6:056:106:57 7:29283
6:237:05 7:24385
5:255:406:25 6:31 7:39287
6:457:41 8:00289
6:506:557:53 8:21191
6:056:207:05 7:307:358:33 9:01193
7:158:05 8:308:359:33 10:01195
8:158:309:15 9:309:3510:33 11:01197
9:3510:20 10:3010:3511:33 12:01199
Weekdays Southbound
Caltrain Hwy 17 Express
Tr#SFMillSClSJ SJSVSCSOQ
6:026:406:55
1024:555:196:176:26
1045:255:496:476:56 7:027:428:02
2066:11 6:297:24
2086:24 6:487:347:43 7:478:278:47
3126:57 7:157:58
2106:44 7:017:568:06
3147:14 7:328:13 8:309:109:30
2167:19 8:28
2187:24 7:488:348:43
3227:57 8:158:58
2207:44 8:018:569:05 9:159:5510:15
3248:14 8:329:13
2268:19 9:28
2288:24 8:489:349:43 9:4510:2510:45
3328:59 9:179:58
2308:44 9:019:5610:05
1349:079:3110:2910:38 10:4511:2511:45
2369:37 9:5510:5111:00
13810:0710:3111:2911:38 11:5012:3012:50
14211:0711:3112:2912:38 12:451:251:45
14612:07 12:311:291:38 1:452:252:45
1501:07 1:312:292:38 2:453:253:45
3:103:504:10
3:304:104:40
1522:07 2:313:293:38 3:554:405:05
2542:37 2:553:514:00 4:104:555:20
4:405:255:55
1563:07 3:314:294:39 4:505:356:05
2583:37 3:554:515:00 5:055:506:15
3604:09 4:255:06 5:105:556:25
5:256:106:40
2624:19 5:27
3664:33 4:495:32 5:456:30 6:50
2644:27 4:565:495:57 6:057:00
3705:14 5:306:11
2684:56 5:146:086:16 6:257:057:25
2725:20 6:28
3765:33 5:496:32 6:457:257:45
2745:27 5:566:506:58 7:057:438:03
3806:14 6:307:11
2785:56 6:147:087:16 7:258:038:23
2826:20 7:28
3866:33 6:497:32 7:458:23 8:38
2846:27 6:567:497:57
2886:56 7:148:048:12 8:159:00
8:509:289:43
1907:30 7:548:529:01 9:2510:0310:18
10:0010:3810:53
1928:40 9:0410:0210:11 10:5211:3011:45
1949:40 10:0411:0211:11
19610:4011:04 12:0212:11
19812:0112:251:231:32
Weekends & Holidays Northbound
Hwy 17 Express Caltrain
SOQSCSVSJ SJSClMillSFTr#
7:007:058:08 8:36421
6:406:557:35 8:008:059:089:36423
7:558:45 9:009:0510:0810:36425
8:459:009:45 10:0010:0511:0811:36427
10:3511:2111:39801
9:5510:45 11:0011:0512:08 12:36429
10:5511:45 12:0012:051:08 1:36431
11:4512:0012:45 1:001:052:08 2:36433
12:551:101:55 2:002:053:08 3:36435
1:402:30 3:003:054:08 4:36437
2:402:553:40 4:004:055:08 5:36439
3:404:30 5:005:056:08 6:36441
5:356:21 6:39803
4:404:555:40 6:006:057:08 7:36443
5:406:30 7:007:058:08 8:36445
6:406:557:40 8:008:059:08 9:36447
8:008:50 9:009:0510:08 10:36449
9:059:2010:05 10:3010:3511:38 12:06451
Weekends & Holidays Southbound
Caltrain Hwy 17 Express
Tr#SFMillSClSJ SJSVSCSOQ
7:408:30
9:009:359:50
4228:158:399:439:51 10:0010:50
4249:159:3910:4310:51 11:0011:4512:05
42610:1510:3911:4311:51 11:5512:45
42811:15 11:3912:4312:51
80211:59 12:151:03 1:051:55
43012:15 12:391:431:51 2:002:453:05
4321:15 1:392:432:51 3:003:50
4342:15 2:393:433:51 4:004:455:05
4363:15 3:394:434:51 5:005:50
4384:15 4:395:435:51 6:006:457:05
4405:15 5:396:436:51 6:557:408:00
4426:15 6:397:437:51
8046:59 7:158:03 8:058:55
4447:15 7:398:438:51 9:059:4510:05
4468:15 8:399:439:51 10:1010:5011:10
4489:15 9:3910:4310:51 10:5511:3511:55
45010:15 10:3911:4311:51
45412:01 12:251:291:37
Fares from/to Santa Cruz
To/FromRegularSenior1
1 Seniors are 62 or over on the Highway 17 Express; 65 or over on Caltrain.
2 Pay the bus driver for the Highway 17 Express fare. Exact change is required.
3 SJC is the San Jose Airport. The free “Airport Flyer” leaves SCl every 15 minutes for the 12-minute ride to SJC.
4 Caltrain tickets are most easily obtained from the machines on the station platforms. These machines accept either cash or credit cards, and also make change.
5 SFO is the San Francisco Airport. BART trains leave Millbrae every 15 minutes and take 12 minutes to the airport, via a timed-transfer at the San Bruno station. The fare (from the machine) is $4.25.
6 This fare assumes seniors will pay the regular BART fare of $4.25. For a BART senior discount (reducing the fare to $1.55), a special “Clipper” card is required.
San Jose$5.002$2.502
Santa Clara/SJC3$8.004$4.004
Millbrae$12.004$6.004
SFO5$16.25$10.106
San Francisco$14.004$7.004
Detailed Notes:

The timepoint abbreviations are as follows: SOQ: the Soquel Park and Ride, next to Dominican Hospital; SC: the Santa Cruz Metro Center, on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz; SV: the Scotts Valley Transit Center; SJ: the San Jose Diridon Station; SCl: the Santa Clara Caltrain Station; Mill: the Millbrae and BART Station; and SF: the San Francisco Caltrain Station.

On weekends, the last stop for the Highway 17 Express is the San Jose Diridon Station, which serves not only the Caltrain, but also Amtrak, the San Jose Light Rail (route 902) and the weekday ACE (Altamont Commuter Express) trains. On weekdays, the Highway 17 Express continues to downtown San Jose and San Jose State University—another 8 minutes. Each bus can accommodate three bicycles in its front rack.

Local Caltrains (train numbers in the 100s or 400s) take about an hour and a half between San Jose and San Francisco. Caltrains highlighted in  yellow  (train numbers in the 200s) are “limited service” trains, which take less than an hour and a half between San Jose and San Francisco. Caltrains highlighted in  green  are also “limited service” trains, but involve a timed six-minute transfer at Redwood City. Caltrains highlighted in  pink  are “baby bullet” trains, which take approximately one hour between San Jose and San Francisco. Weekend Caltrains highlighted in  aqua  are Saturday Only trips.

17 Express trips highlighted in  ochre  connect with Amtrak's Capitol Corridor trains.

These tables and fares are current as of March 13, 2014. For complete current schedules, see Highway 17 Express schedule, Caltrain schedule, BART schedule and Capitol Corridor schedule. For current fares, see Highway 17 Express fare, Caltrain fares, BART fares and Capitol Corridor fares.