Getting to GO Stations & Stops
We know there’s more to your daily commute than just riding with GO Transit. We’re here to help make your journey to and from GO stations and stops as smooth and easy as possible.
Do you take transit to your GO station or stop? We’re striving to make connections easier by teaming up with local GTHA transit operators to offer increased accessibility options, discounted fares, and start-to-finish trip planning through Triplinx.
It’s a sweet ride for cyclists getting to GO! You can bring your bike on GO buses or trains, sign up for reserved bicycle parking and take advantage of bike lockers, storage and local bike-share programs.
If you live or work fairly close to a GO station or stop, walking is the best option to get you to where you’re going and to get you there on time.
Driving & Parking
Most GO stations offer free customer parking on a first-come, first-served basis. Find out if your GO Station has parking options available.
Free overnight parking is also available at most GO transit stations. You may park in any free (non-reserved) parking space for a maximum of 48 hours. Find out more about Free Parking at GO Transit stations.
Reserved parking lets you rent an affordable parking space at most GO Transit stations for use Monday to Friday, excluding weekends & holidays. With a reserved parking permit, you’ll have exclusive access to a parking space solely designated for your registered vehicle. You can park in your GO reserved parking space at any time of day, for a maximum of 48 consecutive hours.
Learn more about GO Transit reserved parking with detailed information on parking guidelines, payment options, transferring or cancelling your spot.
If you drive to a station with one or more passengers and your station has carpool parking, you can apply for a free carpool parking permit.
Carpool parking spaces are available for your morning commute on a first-come, first served basis. Ready to carpool or need more information? Find out more about GO carpool parking, and which GO stations are currently accepting carpool applications.
GO Transit has partnered with Metrolinx to offer you more travel options beyond your last GO stop. We have Zipcars available at select GO Transit stations in Toronto, Hamilton and across the GTHA. Now you can hop off the bus or train and continue on your journey.
Our Local Transit Partners
Taking local transit is a great option, especially if you’re looking to avoid the stress of driving to and from GO stations. Did you know that GO Transit offers discounts to customers riding to or from GO stations with local transit partners? Many local transit systems also offer comprehensive assisted travelling and wheelchair-accessible services.
Learn more about our local transit partners and always use your PRESTO card to take advantage of savings. PRESTO automatically calculates your discount and applies it to your account when you connect to/from GO Transit and your local transit service.
Riding your bike is another convenient way to get to GO stops and stations! Not only can you bring your bike on GO trains and buses, free parking is available at all stations. Reserved bicycle parking options, bike storage and bike parking available at select stations.
Bringing Your Bike on GO Trains and Buses:
All GO buses can carry up to two bicycles. You can also bring your bike aboard GO trains, with the exception of morning and evening rush hours on trains that are typically busy during these times. You may bring your bike aboard a GO train or bus during peak hours if you are travelling in the opposite direction of a rush. Foldable bikes (that are folded up) are allowed on all GO trains and buses.
You may not bring bikes on GO trains arriving at Union Station between 6:30am to 9:30am, or on trains leaving Union Station between 3:30pm to 6:30pm.
Please see our FAQ page for additional information.
E-bikes on GO Transit
We welcome e-bikes on our GO Transit system. To ensure your safety and the safety of other customers and staff, here’s what you need to know before traveling with us:
- Only traditional bicycle-style e-bikes are allowed onboard GO trains and buses (pedal-driven with exposed fork-and-frame appearance).
- E-bikes that resemble mopeds, motor scooters, or motorcycles are not permitted onboard trains or buses, on platforms, or in tunnels.
When traveling by GO train:
- Like regular bicycles, you cannot bring your e-bike onto trains arriving at Union Station between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m. or on trains leaving Union Station between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
- Look for bicycle decals to show you where to board. Staff will not be able to assist you with bringing your e-bike onto the train
- Please stay with your e-bike while onboard. Keep your e-bike out of the aisles to ensure other customers can move freely and safely through the train
- The accessibility coach is prioritized for customers with disabilities
- During the warmer months, seasonal bike coaches are available on some trips. Your e-bike can be left in this coach during your trip if it can be securely attached to the fixtures in the bike coach. However, please do not use outlets on trains to charge your e-bike or e-scooter.
When traveling by GO bus:
- Please secure your e-bike to the bicycle rack on the front of the bus. Only e-bikes with a maximum weight of 25kg can be carried in the bicycle rack
- Only e-bikes that can be folded can be brought on-board GO buses, and only on double-decker buses
- If you have questions about how to travel with an e-bike if your bus’s bicycle rack is full, please speak to your driver.
At GO stations:
- Please do not ride your e-bike while on platforms, in tunnels, or in station buildings, either with electric power-assist or with pedals
- You may park your e-bike anywhere bicycles can be parked, however, you cannot plug them into station receptacles for charging
- E-bikes that resemble mopeds, motor scooters, or motorcycles can be used to travel to and from our stations but must be parked in motorcycle or regular vehicle parking spots and cannot be brought onboard our trains.
E-scooters are permitted on the GO Transit system, including onboard buses if they can be folded and placed safely under a seat. However, customers must follow all provincial and local laws when traveling with us. None of this information is intended to override any provincial or local law or bylaws. Customers are encouraged to check local laws before planning their trip.
If you live or work fairly close to a GO transit station, walking to your GO train or bus is always the best way to get you there on time. Shake up your routine by walking 1 or 2 days a week, unwind from your day, catch up on your favourite podcast and get a few steps in too!
Ready to embark on your next adventure? See our picks for the top 6 best hiking trails that are easily accessible by GO trains or buses!