In an effort to relieve traffic and congestion due to street closures, we offer a free shuttle with convenient parking with multiple shuttle service locations.

The Shuttle runs from 8:30 A.M. until 5:30 P.M.

Shuttle Bus Parking

Pickup and free parking can be found at Fluidmaster located at 30800 Rancho Viejo Road, SJC and at the Capistrano Business Plaza located at 30250 Rancho Viejo Road on the east side of Interstate 5 (use the Junipero Serra Exit)

The Shuttle Bus Drop Off

At the Old Fire Station site at the corner of El Horno and La Matanza streets for the short walk into downtown San Juan Capistrano.

Shuttle bus riders may return to the Old Fire Station El Horno/La Matanza site throughout the parade until 5:30 P.M. for return back to their respective shuttle bus parking locations.

Metrolink Train

For those traveling to San Juan Capistrano for the Swallows Day Parade and Mercado, the Metrolink train is the preferred travel alternative. In preparation for the parade, the streets will be closed at 7 a.m. and parking will be difficult. The train drops you off within walking distance of the parade.

Catch the early train, grab a great viewing spot along the route, and enjoy the parade from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Metrolink’s $10 Weekend Day Pass is valid system-wide on either Saturday or Sunday. Metrolink monthly pass holders ride free and kids 5 and under ride free with a paying adult (up to 3 kids per adult).

For schedules and more information, visit OC Metrolink’s Swallows Day Parade website at

Street closure for the parade is at 10:00 A.M. with the parade starting at 11:00 A.M.
The Mercado Street Faire is open from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.