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VTA to Avaya Stadium

Get to Avaya Stadium the Easy Way!

Take VTA on game/event days and avoid the stadium traffic and parking hassles. You can enjoy a pre-game meal in downtown San Jose, then head out with other fans for a fan-tastic trip to the game!

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Remember, the key to a great game day experience is to plan ahead:
  1. Call VTA Customer Service for your personalized trip plan at (408) 321-2300 or use VTA's online Trip Planner (above);
  2. Purchase your Clipper card and load with cash or purchase your mobile ticket through VTA's mobile app, EventTIK (Android and Apple phones only. Download the App now and pre-purchase your fare. 
  3. Hop on board and enjoy the ride!

special event preloaded clipper card

Bus Service

Line 10 (Santa Clara Transit Center to Metro Airport LRT Station via San Jose International Airport) -  Regular service operates every 30 minutes on evenings and weekends when most Avaya Stadium events will be held with connections to VTA Light Rail and Caltrain.

Line 231 (Downtown San Jose to Avaya Stadium) - Special pre-event buses operate every 15 minutes starting 2 hours before the event, with post game service operating until 1 hour after the event and connects to VTA Light Rail at First St. & Santa Clara St. After the event, buses pick up on Earthquake Way (view route map).  

 

Line 231 Schedule

7:30 p.m. Game Time (May 11 and May 18)

Santa Clara & 1st Street

Market Street & St. John

Coleman and Spring Street

Coleman & Earthquake Way

5:07

5:10

5:13

5:27

5:22

5:25

5:28

5:42

5:37

5:40

5:43

5:57

5:52

5:55

5:58

6:12

6:07

6:10

6:13

6:27

6:17

6:20

6:23

6:37

6:27

6:30

6:33

6:47

6:37

6:40

6:43

6:57

6:47

6:50

6:53

7:07

6:57

7:00

7:03

7:17

7:07

7:10

7:13

7:27

7:17

7:20

7:23

7:37

 

 

How to Pay Your Fare on Game Day:

When riding VTA Bus Line 231 to the stadium, you can use your Clipper card or Cash to pay for each ride.

Pass Type

Adult 

Youth 

Senior/Disabled 

Line 231 Single Ride (one-way):  

$2

$1.75

$1

Line 231 Round Trip - Regular Bus Fare (EventTIK only): 

$4

$3.50

$2

Line 231 Day Pass - Regular Bus/Light Rail Fare (Clipper only):  

$6

$5

$2.50

Single Ride - Purchase a single ride fare onboard a VTA bus.  

Clipper Card - Day Passes are available only on Clipper Cards. Passes and cash value* can be added to Clipper Cards at light rail Ticket Vending Machines, most Walgreens stores, and VTA's Downtown Service Center and River Oaks Administrative officeEach rider must have their own Clipper Card and make sure you have enough value* loaded to get to and from the game. 

EventTik - You can download VTA's EventTIK mobile fare app* and purchase a round trip pass or a VTA Day Pass for everybody who are traveling together. There is a 50 cent service fee for each transaction. You can download the app now and pre-purchase your fare for any game listed.

*In Addition, you can add value to your card by visiting clippercard.com or by calling (877) 878-8883. Please register your Clipper card. For lost or stolen cards please contact Clipper Customer Service at (877) 878-8883.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the postgame schedule for my bus?
A: Return service will begin after the end of the event to get customers back to their starting point. Also, once a bus leaves, another will be by shortly after to fill and keep people moving. This service will be available on Bus Line 231 until 1 hour after the game. Bus Line 10 will run on a normal schedule. 

Q: Will there be enough buses for each of the times listed to accommodate everyone who shows up?
A: Yes, we will use multiple buses as needed to ensure that everyone gets a ride to and from the stadium.

Q: I have never used VTA before. Will there be any VTA staff out on the event day in case I have questions?
A: Yes, we will have ambassadors at the stadium at key bus locations answering questions and helping customers reach their destination. You can plan your trip by calling VTA Customer Service before game day.

Q: I am coming from Caltrain, where can I connect with VTA to get to Avaya Stadium?
A: VTA connects with Caltrain at the Mtn. View, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara Stations. You can transfer from the Santa Clara Caltrain Station to VTA Bus Line 10 to get to the stadium.A special Caltrain/VTA Day Pass is available for purchase at the Caltrain platform. Please go to www.caltrain.com/events for more information. 

Q: How do I pay for my fare?
A: We suggest getting a Clipper card which you can load cash value to use on all VTA services. Each rider must have their own Clipper card and make sure to have enough value loaded to get to and from the game. A second option is to download VTA's EventTIK mobile fare app and purchase a VTA Day Pass or Round Trip Regular Bus Fare for everybody who is traveling together. There is a 50 cent service fee for each transaction. A third option is to purchase a single ride fare on board the bus.

 

  • Overview
  • Get to Avaya Stadium the Easy Way!

    Take VTA on game/event days and avoid the stadium traffic and parking hassles. You can enjoy a pre-game meal in downtown San Jose, then head out with other fans for a fan-tastic trip to the game!

    preview

    Remember, the key to a great game day experience is to plan ahead:
    1. Call VTA Customer Service for your personalized trip plan at (408) 321-2300 or use VTA's online Trip Planner (above);
    2. Purchase your Clipper card and load with cash or purchase your mobile ticket through VTA's mobile app, EventTIK (Android and Apple phones only. Download the App now and pre-purchase your fare. 
    3. Hop on board and enjoy the ride!

    special event preloaded clipper card

    Bus Service

    Line 10 (Santa Clara Transit Center to Metro Airport LRT Station via San Jose International Airport) -  Regular service operates every 30 minutes on evenings and weekends when most Avaya Stadium events will be held with connections to VTA Light Rail and Caltrain.

    Line 231 (Downtown San Jose to Avaya Stadium) - Special pre-event buses operate every 15 minutes starting 2 hours before the event, with post game service operating until 1 hour after the event and connects to VTA Light Rail at First St. & Santa Clara St. After the event, buses pick up on Earthquake Way (view route map).  

  • Bus Line 231
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    Line 231 Schedule

    7:30 p.m. Game Time (May 11 and May 18)

    Santa Clara & 1st Street

    Market Street & St. John

    Coleman and Spring Street

    Coleman & Earthquake Way

    5:07

    5:10

    5:13

    5:27

    5:22

    5:25

    5:28

    5:42

    5:37

    5:40

    5:43

    5:57

    5:52

    5:55

    5:58

    6:12

    6:07

    6:10

    6:13

    6:27

    6:17

    6:20

    6:23

    6:37

    6:27

    6:30

    6:33

    6:47

    6:37

    6:40

    6:43

    6:57

    6:47

    6:50

    6:53

    7:07

    6:57

    7:00

    7:03

    7:17

    7:07

    7:10

    7:13

    7:27

    7:17

    7:20

    7:23

    7:37

     

     

  • Fares
  • How to Pay Your Fare on Game Day:

    When riding VTA Bus Line 231 to the stadium, you can use your Clipper card or Cash to pay for each ride.

    Pass Type

    Adult 

    Youth 

    Senior/Disabled 

    Line 231 Single Ride (one-way):  

    $2

    $1.75

    $1

    Line 231 Round Trip - Regular Bus Fare (EventTIK only): 

    $4

    $3.50

    $2

    Line 231 Day Pass - Regular Bus/Light Rail Fare (Clipper only):  

    $6

    $5

    $2.50

    Single Ride - Purchase a single ride fare onboard a VTA bus.  

    Clipper Card - Day Passes are available only on Clipper Cards. Passes and cash value* can be added to Clipper Cards at light rail Ticket Vending Machines, most Walgreens stores, and VTA's Downtown Service Center and River Oaks Administrative officeEach rider must have their own Clipper Card and make sure you have enough value* loaded to get to and from the game. 

    EventTik - You can download VTA's EventTIK mobile fare app* and purchase a round trip pass or a VTA Day Pass for everybody who are traveling together. There is a 50 cent service fee for each transaction. You can download the app now and pre-purchase your fare for any game listed.

    *In Addition, you can add value to your card by visiting clippercard.com or by calling (877) 878-8883. Please register your Clipper card. For lost or stolen cards please contact Clipper Customer Service at (877) 878-8883.

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  • F.A.Q
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: What is the postgame schedule for my bus?
    A: Return service will begin after the end of the event to get customers back to their starting point. Also, once a bus leaves, another will be by shortly after to fill and keep people moving. This service will be available on Bus Line 231 until 1 hour after the game. Bus Line 10 will run on a normal schedule. 

    Q: Will there be enough buses for each of the times listed to accommodate everyone who shows up?
    A: Yes, we will use multiple buses as needed to ensure that everyone gets a ride to and from the stadium.

    Q: I have never used VTA before. Will there be any VTA staff out on the event day in case I have questions?
    A: Yes, we will have ambassadors at the stadium at key bus locations answering questions and helping customers reach their destination. You can plan your trip by calling VTA Customer Service before game day.

    Q: I am coming from Caltrain, where can I connect with VTA to get to Avaya Stadium?
    A: VTA connects with Caltrain at the Mtn. View, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara Stations. You can transfer from the Santa Clara Caltrain Station to VTA Bus Line 10 to get to the stadium.A special Caltrain/VTA Day Pass is available for purchase at the Caltrain platform. Please go to www.caltrain.com/events for more information. 

    Q: How do I pay for my fare?
    A: We suggest getting a Clipper card which you can load cash value to use on all VTA services. Each rider must have their own Clipper card and make sure to have enough value loaded to get to and from the game. A second option is to download VTA's EventTIK mobile fare app and purchase a VTA Day Pass or Round Trip Regular Bus Fare for everybody who is traveling together. There is a 50 cent service fee for each transaction. A third option is to purchase a single ride fare on board the bus.

     

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