San Mateo Station

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Accessible by elevators No Public restroom   City: San Mateo |  1st Ave west of S Railroad Ave

Directions to and from San Mateo Station  |  Nearby



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

Caltrain ticket machines and Clipper card readers are located on the train platforms. 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.

This station features side platforms. Use the pedestrian tunnel (elevator access available) or walk across the tracks at the south end of the station to get from one platform to another.

Southbound to San Jose/Gilroy Northbound to San Francisco
Real time departures:
Next Station: Hayward Park Next Station: Burlingame

Caltrain service advisoryData provided by



School days only: Hillsdale/Norfolk - Aragon High
San Mateo Station - College of San Mateo


Parking for train riders is available at the Transit Center on the west side of tracks (surface and underground), accessed from 1st Ave or North B St, and at a surface lot by 2nd Ave on the east side of tracks.

Transit Center lot 2nd Ave lot
8am - 6pm $0.25 per hour/$2.50 all day $5.50 fee
after 6pm free $5.50 fee

Caltrain monthly parking permit is accepted at both lots.

To pay for parking at the transit center, remember the stall number and go to a gray pay station located in the parking area. The pay station accepts coins and $1 bills.

For the 2nd Ave lot, pay the daily parking fee by remembering the stall number and pay at the Caltrain ticket machines located on the station platforms.


BikeLink lockers are available at this station. All are located on the west side of tracks.