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Caltrain & Sam Trans Are Free on New Year’s Eve 2020/21

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Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 8:00 pm to 5:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Caltrain and SamTrans will provide free rides starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, until the end of service

San Francisco Caltrain Station | 700 4th Street, San Francisco, CA


In order to ensure that those needing a safe ride home at the end of their evening will have one, Caltrain and SamTrans will provide free rides starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, until the end of service as it has in years past.

Thursday, December 31, 2020 – New Year’s Eve

Caltrain and SamTrans will be operating their regular weekday service, with free fares after 8 p.m. The last southbound train departs San Francisco at 12:02 a.m.

  • Caltrain: Please note that unlike previous years, there will be no special late night service. 
  • SamTrans resumes collecting fares at 5am on January 1st.

Caltrain Schedule | SamTrans Schedule

Friday, January 1, 2021 – New Year’s Day

Caltrain and SamTrans will operate a Sunday schedule. SamTrans’ will resume collecting fares at 5 a.m., Caltrain will be collecting fares when service begins at 8 a.m.

Both agencies advise that everyone respect public health orders and avoid large gatherings in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Caltrain does not allow open alcohol containers on trains after 9 p.m. Disruptive passengers will be asked to leave the train.

The administrative offices of the San Mateo County Transit District, which manages Caltrain and SamTrans, will be closed on New Year’s Day. Caltrain customer service is available on New Year’s Eve, December 31, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on New Year’s Day, January 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 1.800.660.4287.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


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Cost: FREE*
*Caltrain and SamTrans will provide free rides starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, until the end of service
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Address: 700 4th Street, San Francisco, CA