San Jose Diridon Station
San Jose Diridon Station is a major transit hub in the South Bay, with bus and train connections throughout the South Bay and California. The station is named after Rod Diridon, a former Santa Clara County Supervisor who is considered the "father" of the VTA light rail system.
- Altamont Corridor Express
- VTA Light Rail
- Intercity bus
- Local, regional bus
Ticket machines are located by tunnel entrances to the platforms. Clipper Card readers are located in the outer lobby and inside the tunnel (none on the platform). Riders can purchase new Clipper cards and add values/passes to the card from selected Caltrain ticket machines (as well as all VTA Light Rail ticket machines) at this station. All riders must have a valid paper/mobile ticket, or tagged Clipper card/mobile device before boarding Caltrain. Train crews may inspect for fares onboard. Riders using Clipper should "tag off" after exiting the train.
Ticket counter in the main building does not sell Caltrain tickets.
This station features multiple center platforms. Use the tunnel to access the platforms. There are signs inside the tunnel showing the track for departing trains. Check the display or with conductors for train departures.
- Northbound trains to San Francisco depart on track 2, 3, 4, or 5.
- Most trains toward Tamien or Gilroy arrive on track 6.
Last train of the day on weekday or Saturday may be delayed by 15 minutes on Sharks game nights if the games go late. Caltrain does not delay the departure for concerts at SAP Center.
Altamont Corridor Express trains serve this station during weekday peak hours only.
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North to Stockton
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Amtrak tickets are sold at the ticket counter in the main building, or via QuikTrak machines in the outer lobby. Checked baggage service is available for Coast Starlight and Thruway bus passengers at the ticket counter. Most Capitol Corridor trains to Sacramento/Auburn depart on track 1 or track 4. Listen to announcement or ask a station agent where to board the Coast Starlight. All Thruway buses stop at the bus plaza north of the building.
- Amtrak station code: SJC 
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North to Sacramento/Auburn
|Oakland Jack London Square
North to Seattle
South to LA
VTA Light Railplatforms are located on the west side of the station by Cahill Park Drive. From the station building, use the pedestrian tunnel and walk all the way to the other end.
Ticket machines and Clipper card readers are located on each light rail platform. Buy ticket or tag card before boarding. This station features side platforms. Riders transferring from Caltrain using Clipper should "tag off" at a Caltrain reader in the tunnel before tagging on at the light rail platform.
Amtrak Thruway (California)
VTA provides local transit in Santa Clara County. Lines 22 and 522 stop on Santa Clara Street. All other buses stop at the bus plaza just north of the station building.
Daily parking is available east of the station, accessible from Cahill St and Montgomery St. There's only one parking lot for the disabled and it is located between the station building and the corner of Cahill and San Fernando. Long term parking for Amtrak riders is also available.
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 by the pedestrian tunnel to the platforms.
Amtrak long term parking
A lot located south of the station is reserved for Amtrak riders. A special permit from the Amtrak ticket office is required.
SAP Center events
Special rate (up to $30) is charged 2 hours prior to events at SAP Center. Parking fee is collected by attendants at parking lot entrances.
A parking lot on the south side of San Fernando by Montgomery Street (Stephens Meat Products) is available to riders for a daily fee of $5. To pay for parking, remember the spot number and pay at one of the gray parking machines by San Fernando Street. Credit card is accepted for payment.
A parking lot one block south of the station (at 150 S Montgomery Street) is available to Caltrain riders for $35 a month. Call Standard Parking, the lot operator, at 408-293-6115 for information.
On Street parking near the station is available for $2 before 6:00pm. Remember the space number and pay at the nearby pay station.
Commuter parking is also available at the SAP Center lot for weekdays (except during events). Call SAP Center at 408-999-5799 for information.
Bike lockers and racks are located on the south side of the station building. There's no vacancy for bike lockers at this station.
Bay Wheels operates a self-service bike share station near the station.