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California Avenue Station

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{{{accessibility}}} No Public restroom   City: Palo Alto |  California Ave east of Park Blvd

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Points of interest


Caltrain schedule

This station is served by Caltrain local/limited stop trains.

Caltrain ticket machines are located on the southbound platform and Clipper card readers are located on both platforms. All riders must have a valid ticket or tagged Clipper Card before boarding Caltrain and train crews may inspect for fares onboard. Riders using Clipper should "tag off" after exiting the train.

This station features side platforms. Use the pedestrian underpass to access the northbound platform from the parking lot and southbound platform. A separate pedestrian tunnel (not wheelchair accessible) connects the train station with areas east of Alma Street.

Southbound to San Jose/Gilroy Northbound to San Francisco
Real time departures:
Next Station: San Antonio Next Station: Palo Alto

Caltrain service advisoryData provided by 511.org



California Avenue Caltrain - Palo Alto VA Hospital


Parking requires a $5.50 daily fee or a Caltrain monthly parking permit. To pay the daily parking fee, remember the stall number and pay at the Caltrain ticket machines located on the station platforms.


Bike racks and lockers are available at the station. Call City of Palo Alto at 650-329-2520 to sign up for lockers.