Walking is one of the simplest ways to connect with your GO station.
The benefits of walking are great – not only does it save you time,
money, and improve your health, it’s also a sustainable method of
transportation that helps reduce your carbon footprint.
To find out how to access your station on foot, visit our website’s
Stations section and select your GO station. Many of our stations are
accessible from more than one location and direction. The station’s
street address may not show the shortest walking distance – that’s why
finding out about the local area can present the best route for you.
If you live within two kilometres of your GO station, try walking
just once or twice a week. Or, get a ride in the morning to your
station’s convenient kiss & ride and walk home in the evening to relax
and unwind after a long day.
Over 21% of people walk from home to their GO Bus stop or terminal.
About 65% of GO Bus customers outside downtown Toronto also walk to
their trip destination, with a further 30% transferring to another GO
service or to local transit.
Almost 10% of GO Train riders walk to their station.
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. To learn more, please visit the Carpool to GO page.
We’re making it easier to combine biking and GO Transit travel by
offering new amenities and services to our customers.
To help put your plans in motion, here are a few links to cycle
Reserved bicycle parking at Burlington and Hamilton
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.
Bike racks on buses
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.
Bikes on trains
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, you may not take them 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. Bicycles
are also prohibited inside Union Station during those times.
Bicycles are permitted on all other trains, including weekday
off-peak, and those travelling opposite to peak direction.
For example, you may bring your bicycle on trains travelling away
from Union Station in the morning peak period as long as you do not
board at Union Station. Similarly, you can bring your bicycle on
trains travelling towards Union Station in the afternoon peak period
as long as you get off the train before it arrives at Union.
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?
Folding bicycles 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
- 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.
Bike shelters and lockers
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 Stations section.
For more information about the City of Toronto’s bicycle locker program, visit http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/locker.htm.
Bicycle Station at Union Station
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 http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/locker.htm.
Paths and routes
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
Cycling rules of the road
- 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.