We’re making it easier to combine biking and GO Transit travel by
offering new amenities and services to our customers. Please keep in mind that bikes need to be folded while walking through Union Station during rush hour.
To help put your plans in motion, here are a few links to cycle
GO Transit offers reserved bicycle parking spots at the
Burlington and Hamilton GO Stations. A secured bicycle parking
enclosure is available to customers who register for a reserved bike
spot. Customers are issued a key fob that gives them access to the
designated area for $50 per year.
To sign up for a reserved bicycle parking spot, please pick up an
application form at Union Station Customer Service, Burlington or
Hamilton GO Stations, or
download the form now.
For additional information on the reserved parking program,
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (416) 869-3200.
Our entire bus fleet, including our highway and double decker
buses, is equipped with bike racks. This means that you can bring
your bike anywhere the GO Bus goes.
The racks are on the front bumper of the bus, and each one can
carry up to two bicycles. There is no extra charge to use the bike
racks. Availability is on a first come, first served basis. If the
rack is full, please wait for the next bus. Customers are
responsible for loading and unloading their own bikes.
Folding bicycles in proper carrying cases can be stored in the
underfloor luggage compartment (not all buses have one).
This cycle-friendly service lets our customers take their bikes
on our buses any time of day.
For more information, please download our
GO Bike by Bus brochure.
When can I take a bicycle onto a GO Train?
You may take a bicycle on any GO Train on a Saturday, Sunday, or
On weekdays, due to rush-hour crowding, upright or non-foldable
bicycles are not permitted on trains scheduled to arrive at Union
Station between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m. or that leave Union Station
between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Non-foldable bicycles are also prohibited
inside Union Station during those times. Foldable bicycles, however,
are permitted on inside Union Station and on peak-hour trains.
Bicycles are permitted on all other trains, including weekday
off-peak, and those travelling opposite to peak direction.
What if, for example, I got on at Whitby GO Station
during the morning rush but got off at Rouge Hill station. Can I
bring my bike then?
No. During the morning rush, if you are travelling on a train
towards Union Station, you cannot bring your bicycle on any part of
the trip. The same applies if you are on a train that leaves Union
Station during the afternoon rush, regardless of where you get on.
Can I bring a folding bicycle onto a GO Train?
Foldable-style bicycles, once folded up, are allowed on all GO
Trains, including during peak-period travel times and within Union
Station at any time.
Can I bring an electric bicycle onto a GO Train?
Due to safety concerns, we only allow some e-bikes onto our GO
- display a manufacturer’s label
- meet federal motor vehicle safety regulations
- resemble a conventional pedal bike but with an incorporated
electric motor. Larger models that resemble mopeds can present
safety concerns on moving trains and are not permitted.
- follow the same rules as conventional bicycles, as outlined
Where should I put my bicycle on the train?
Four bicycles fit on each regular GO railcar, two just inside
each set of doors. Bicycles are not permitted in doorways next to
the washroom. These doorways are indicated with a “no bike” symbol.
Bicycles are not allowed on wheelchair-accessible train cars.
You can leave your car at home because we’ve installed covered
bicycle storage areas to provide better security and protection from
the elements. We have bike shelters at most stations, and enclosed
bicycle facilities at both Hamilton and Burlington GO Stations. We
also have bike lockers at Eglinton, Exhibition, Guildwood, Finch Bus
Terminal, Long Branch, Rouge Hill, and Scarborough GO Stations.
To see if your station has a bike rack, visit our
For more information about the City of Toronto’s bicycle locker
The City of Toronto’s Bicycle Station at Union Station provides a
secure, indoor bicycle facility. It also functions as an information
centre where customers can get information on bicycling, walking,
and public transit in Toronto. For more information, please visit
City of Toronto’s web page.
Although every effort is made to monitor the bicycle parking
areas at our stations, complete uninterrupted observation is not
Here are some tips that will help secure your bike:
- Buy a good lock! The investment is worth it – even an
expensive lock will cost less than replacing your bicycle. Ask
your local bicycle store about what makes a good quality lock.
- Place your bicycle in the rack so that you can lock both your
frame and at least one wheel. Not only will this make your
bicycle less vulnerable to theft, it will also keep it more
upright and prevent accidental damage. If possible, bring an
extra cable lock so you can secure both wheels.
- Remove any easily removable parts such as lights, saddle bags
or panniers, and anything attached with a quick-release
mechanism. If you do have a quick-release on your seat post,
consider having it replaced with a bolt that can only be removed
by using a wrench, or take your seat with you when you lock up.
- Make your bike unique and identifiable with stickers or paint.
This will make it less attractive to steal.
- Record the serial number of your bicycle and register it with
your local police department. The serial number is unique to
your bicycle and is typically engraved in the frame, often
underneath the bottom bracket where your pedals attach.
- Do not leave your bicycle locked overnight at any GO station.
The City of Toronto has installed secure bicycle lockers at these
GO stations: Eglinton, Exhibition, Guildwood, Finch Bus Terminal,
Long Branch, Rouge Hill, and Scarborough. Lockers located at Kennedy
Subway, and Scarborough Civic Centre are also close to GO stations
and stops. For more information about the City of Toronto’s bicycle
locker program, visit
GO makes it easier for you to explore the Greater Golden
Horseshoe by bike. You can learn more about combining bicycling and
transit travel by visiting the
- Always check maps to give you an idea how far and long you
will be travelling.
- Research the road conditions of the area or path where you
will be riding.
- Wear bright and reflective clothing, especially if you’re
planning to do any cycling on the road. Bring lights if you
think you might be out after dusk.
- Don’t forget to bring water, snacks, a cell phone, and maps.
- If you’re planning a trip that parallels a GO Transit route,
such as the Waterfront Trail that goes along the Lakeshore East
and Lakeshore West lines, you’ll have many opportunities to jump
back onto the GO Train if you get tired, encounter bad weather,
or have mechanical problems.
Carpooling to GO is an economical, convenient and environmentally
sustainable way to travel to your station. Carpooling to GO allows you
to share the cost of driving and reduce parking hassles with designated
parking. GO customers can find a carpool partner on the
Commute tool, a free ride-matching website.
apply online for a free carpool parking permit.
Click here for a station map of carpool spots.