Sunnyvale CalTrain to SF

PwC 1stJob
Apr 14 11 Comments

I recently moved to North San Jose and need to commute to San Francisco on a daily basis. I see Caltrain from Sunnyvale is an option (which is 20 mins drive from where I live). Is this the best route? Any tips from experienced commuters will help, best commute times, free parking near CalTrain station, carpooling etc..

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  • Cruise Automation trainstop
    This commute sucks. Did similar, depending on your commute time in SF you'll likely be looking at 3-4hrs total commute a day.
    Apr 142
    • PwC 1stJob
      OP
      3-4 hours? My office is 2 miles from cal train station. I was planning to rent a scooter from sf station
      Apr 14
    • Cruise Automation trainstop
      Yea, prolly 3 hr for you. If it's 20 min drive to station, 10 min buffer for train schedule, 1hr for Caltrain, and 5-10min to scooter to office.
      Apr 14
  • Amazon trattt
    The best route is make a move again to somewhere near SF to take the bart instead. Go through this pain once to make you not punish yourself with that commute everyday.
    Apr 142
    • PwC 1stJob
      OP
      Unfortunately, my lease is for another 8 months. I drove by the street and looked at few apartment communities, but the place in general looked shady. Any good apartments communities you suggest, if you know already. I will keep checking.
      Apr 14
    • Google bogleheads
      Something in Pleasanton or Dublin may work too, close to Bart station
      Apr 14
  • Google go ogle
    Bart from Warm Springs is another option
    Apr 141
    • PwC 1stJob
      OP
      I am looking at this option too, parking is the pain point from what I was told.
      Apr 14
  • Make sure to always tag on and off or you will get ticketed.
    Apr 141
    • PwC 1stJob
      OP
      What is tag on and off? Is this for parking?
      Apr 14
  • Google praise
    Yes. Lawrence would be closer but the limited stock one doesn't stop there. So Sunnyvale is the best option. There are a few parking lots around caltrain station for free parking, I wouldn't recommend it daily. Best time actually varies from person to person. I used to take the 7 am train to the city and 5 pm return one.
    Apr 140

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