San Jose Diridon Station

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Accessible by ramps Available inside the main station building   City: San Jose |  Downtown  |  Cahill St south of Santa Clara St

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station building

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.

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Caltrain schedule

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This station is served by all Caltrain local/limited stop and Baby Bullet trains.

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.
Southbound to Tamien/Gilroy Northbound to San Francisco
Real time departures:
Next Station: Tamien (Weekdays only) Next Station: Santa Clara, College Park (limited service)

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Sharks games

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.

Tickets must be purchased ahead of time. An ACE 20-ride validator is located in the outer lobby. Trains generally depart on track 1 (the platform adjacent to the station building).

ACE Fare Calculator
ACE line at San Jose Diridon Station
Next stop Next stop
Santa Clara
North to Stockton
Altamont Corridor Express

This station is served by Capitol Corridor and Coast Starlight trains, along with Thruway buses to Stockton and San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara.

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 [1]
Amtrak lines at San Jose Diridon Station
Adjacent stop Adjacent stop
Santa Clara
North to Sacramento/Auburn
Capitol Corridor
Oakland Jack London Square
North to Seattle
Coast Starlight
South to LA

VTA Light Rail G platforms 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.

South to Winchester G North to Old Ironsides G
Real time departures:

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Next Station: Race Next Station: San Fernando
Amtrak Thruway (California)
Pacific Surfliner, Capitol Corridor connections
San Joaquins connection
Service to Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco. Ticket sales is available at this location. Buy bus tickets from the Greyhound ticket machine inside the building. Board buses on street across Cahill in front of station. Current bus status
Santa Cruz - San Jose Diridon Station (Weekday/weekend) - San Jose State University (Weekday selected trips)

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.

Eastridge Transit Center - Palo Alto Station
McKee & White - Ohlone-Chynoweth Station
McKee & White - Almaden Expressway & Camden
San Jose Diridon Station - Gilroy Transit Center
Rapid: San Jose Diridon - Downtown San Jose - Berryessa BART
Rapid: Palo Alto Transit Center - Eastridge
Rapid: Gilroy Transit Center - San Jose Diridon Station

Real time VTA Bus info at San Jose Diridon Station

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.

Nearby parking

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.

BikeLink lockers and racks are available at this station.

Bay Wheels operates a self-service bike share station near the station.

The station is also a popular e-scooter hub for multiple companies.