When planning your GO trip, keep in mind that there are many ways to get to a GO station or stop. You can:
- Take local transit
- Drive and park, including electric vehicles
- Use Zipcar
If you live within 2km of your GO station, try walking just once or twice a week. It's a fantastic way to get exercise and unwind.
Take Local Transit
If your GO station's parking lot is crowded, you may want to consider taking local transit. Many transit systems offer discounts for GO customers.
PRESTO automatically calculates your discount and applies it to your PRESTO account when you connect to/from GO Transit and your local transit service.
For a list of transit agencies that our GO Trains and Buses connect with and how much it costs to connect:
- Barrie Transit - FREE for trips to GO Stations within 30mins of a train
- Bradford West Gwillimbury Transit - $0.50 by showing PRESTO card with taxi-to-GO
- Brampton Transit- $0.80
- Brantford Transit
- Burlington Transit- $0.70
- Durham Region Transit- $0.80
- Grand River Transit- $0.50 only during train times at Kitchener GO Station
- Guelph Transit- $0.60 only during train times at Guelph Central GO
- Hamilton Street Railway (HSR)- $0.60
- Milton Transit- $0.75
- MiWay- $0.80 with a PRESTO card
- Niagara Falls Transit
- Oakville Transit- $0.80
- Orangeville Transit
- Peterborough Transit
- St. Catharines Transit Commission
- Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)- $1.60 with a PRESTO card
- UP Express (UP)
- York Region Transit/Viva (YRT/Viva)- $1.00
To plan your local transit route, use Triplinx.
If you are unsure which GO station or stop to use you can Find a Station or Stop.
Bringing Your Bike on Buses and Trains
All our buses can carry up to two bicycles. So you can bring your bicycle anywhere our buses go.
Our trains are bike-friendly, too. You can bring your bike aboard except when it's super busy - like during rush hour.
When you CAN bring your bike on a train:
- Weekdays, anytime except during rush hour
- Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays
- If you're travelling in the opposite direction during rush hour
- Anytime if it's a foldable bicycle and it's folded up
When you CAN'T bring your bike on a train:
- On trains arriving at Union Station between 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
- On trains leaving Union Station between 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where to Keep Your Bike at GO Stations
Visit the page for your station to see if it offers bicycle storage. Some stations even have bike lockers.
Some stations also offer reserved bicycle parking, letting you rent a space in an enclosed bike storage area for a 1-year period.
Biking to Union Station
Because Union Station is the busiest transit hub in Canada, bicycles aren't allowed inside the station during rush-hour times:
Monday to Friday
- 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
- 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Foldable bicycles that are folded up are allowed in the station anytime.
City of Toronto bicycle parking stations are available at Union Station, offering protected indoor parking with 24-hour video surveillance. Learn how to get a membership for bicycle parking.
Carpooling to GO is an economical, convenient, and environmentally sustainable way to travel to your station. Share the cost of driving and reduce parking hassles.
If you drive to a GO Station with one or more passengers, learn about the free carpool parking permit.
Drive & Park
Most GO stations offer customer parking. Visit the page for your station to see if it has parking.
We offer free parking on a first-come, first-served basis. You can park in any space for a maximum of 48 hours.
We also offer reserved parking in many of our parking lots for a monthly fee.
The pilot to test out electric vehicle (EV) charging at select GO stations is ending on November 20, 2018. The EV chargers will be unavailable for use as of November 21 and will be removed starting that date.
During the pilot, we evaluated usage and financial viability of having EV charges at our stations. We found low demand for the charging stations, and the program’s costs were greater than any revenue.
We aim to balance our commitment to sustainability while providing the best value to customers. To learn more about our green initiatives, click here.
Zipcars are another environmentally friendly way to get to GO, or to use once you arrive at a station.
Visit the page for your station to see if it offers Zipcars.