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Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
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ACE Commuter Service
ACE trains stop at the Amtrak Great America stop, just a few blocks east of the Santa Clara Convention Center beneath Tasman Avenue. ACE runs Monday - Friday except holidays three times in the mornings and three times in the evenings between San Jose and Stockton via Pleasanton, Livermore, Tracy and Lathrop/Manteca stations. For more information, call 1-800-411-RAIL or visit www.acerail.com.
There is an Amtrak station in Santa Clara at Tasman Ave. and Great America Parkway underneath the Tasman Avenue overpass. The Great America Santa Clara stop is on the Capitol Corridor route with service from/to Sacramento. There are three trains daily. (877) 974-3322
Monday - Friday train schedule to/from Santa Clara:
Trains arrive in Santa Clara from Sacramento and points in between four times daily at 8:18 a.m., 9:08 a.m., 3:33 p.m., and 8:33 p.m.
Trains depart Santa Clara for Sacramento and points in between at 6:50 a.m.; 9:52 a.m.;12:52 p.m., and 5:52 p.m.
Weekend - Saturday - Sunday schedule to/from Santa Clara:
Trains arrive in Santa Clara from Sacramento and points in between at 10:33 a.m., 1:33 p.m., 3:33 p.m., 5:33 p.m., and 8:33 p.m.
Trains depart Santa Clara for Sacramento and points in between at 7:57 a.m., 9:57 a.m., 12:57 p.m., 2:57 p.m., and 5:57 p.m.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.www.amtrakcapitols.com
CalTrain is a commuter train along the peninsula from San Francisco to San Jose. It has stops at every city along the way. Caltrain is currently operating seven days a week. (800) 660-4287. www.caltrain.org
You can take CalTrain from San Francisco to Santa Clara. From San Francisco, take CalTrain south to the Santa Clara station. The Santa Clara station is located directly across from Santa Clara University.
If you are going to the Santa Clara Convention Center or Paramount's Great America theme park, you will have to transfer at CalTrain's Mountain View station. At CalTrain's Mountain View station, take the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Light Rail to Santa Clara's Great America station.
Alternative Bus Service
Caltrain provides limited stop bus service on weekends. Route RRX serves the San Jose, Palo Alto, Hillsdale and San Francisco Caltrain stations; the buses depart the terminals at the same time trains on the regular weekend schedule would originate out of San Francisco and San Jose. However, the buses begin their last run at 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Valley Transportation Authority
Bus service and light rail serving Santa Clara and the rest of Silicon Valley. For information and fares, visit www.vta.org or call (408) 321-2300.
Light rail is a medium-capacity electric powered transit system that runs on a track in the middle of existing streets in the cities of Santa Clara and San Jose. It stops in front of the Santa Clara Convention Center and Paramount's Great America theme park at the GREAT AMERICA STATION. Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) bus #59 stops directly in front of the Santa Clara Convention Center and across from Paramount's Great America theme park.