SamTrans Offers Hourly Bus Service for Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay

SamTrans Offers Hourly Bus Service for Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay


Don't be haunted by traffic and parking goblins. Ride SamTrans and travel in good spirits to the 49th Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival this weekend, October 19 and 20. Large crowds are expected for this popular Coastside event, which features the world’s biggest gourds, fantastical pumpkin carvings and live entertainment, so public transportation is recommended.

SamTrans Routes 17 and 294 drop off and pick up hourly just a couple blocks from the festival. Route 294 runs along CA-92 serving passengers between Hillsdale in San Mateo and Downtown Half Moon Bay. Route 17 runs along CA-1 between Pacifica and Pescadero.

For residents traveling on Caltrain, Route 294 offers an easy, direct connection from the Hillsdale Caltrain Station. SamTrans also provides service from the Colma and Daly City BART stations – Routes 112 and 110 – that connect with Route 17 service in Pacifica to get festival attendees to Half Moon Bay.

A full list of the SamTrans service plans for the Pumpkin Festival, including details on connection options from other transit systems, is available here.

Because of the heavy crowds, passengers should expect delays during the weekend. Traffic will be congested, but passengers on SamTrans can relax and enjoy an air conditioned ride instead of dealing with the headache of driving.

For more information or assistance planning your trip, call SamTrans Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448) or visit


About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 70 routes throughout San Mateo County.  Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976.

Follow SamTrans on Facebook and Twitter.

Free translation assistance is available. Para traducción llama al 1.800.660.4287; 如需翻譯,請電 1.800.660.4287.


SamTrans News 


October 15, 2019

Media Contact: Alex Eisenhart, 650-622-7850