Multi-modal trips that combine cycling and transit usage can cover great distances. Learn about how the TTC, GO Transit, Toronto Island Ferries, and the City of Toronto are working to include cycling and transit.
Bicycles are allowed on TTC subways, streetcars and buses (if space permits) during weekday non-peak hours, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., and anytime on Saturday and Sunday at the discretion of vehicle operators.
Most TTC buses are equipped with bike racks. The racks hold two bicycles each, and can be used at any time of day at no extra cost. Please note that all accessories must be removed from the bicycle prior to loading as they may impede operators’ sight lines.
Motorized bicycles and electric bicycles are not permitted on TTC vehicle racks.
The City of Toronto provides bicycle lockers at key transportation hubs and destinations. Each locker is designed to hold one bicycle and bicycle gear, such as panniers, locks, and lights.
The City of Toronto also operates several bicycle stations, providing secure indoor parking. Locations include: Union Station, Finch West Subway Station, and Victoria Park Subway Station.
Learn more about bicycle access and amenities at TTC subway stations, including two-tier bicycle racks and bicycle repair stands.
Many GO Transit stations offer covered bicycle parking, storage and lockers. Locate a station or stop to learn more about bicycle parking options offered. Reserved bicycle parking is also available to rent on a one-year term.
Only bicycles or pedal-assisted bicycles (pedelecs only) with a wheel diameter of 26″ or larger are allowed on the ferries to the Toronto Islands.
There are no fees to bring your bicycle on a ferry boat.
Visit Toronto Island Park for more information and to view ferry schedules.
Bicycles are permitted in the racks on the front of all GO Transit buses and aboard GO trains, with the exception of morning and evening rush hours; however, bicycles are permitted aboard a GO train or bus during peak hours when travelling in the opposite direction of a rush.
Foldable bikes (that are folded up) and pedal-assisted or “pedelec” electric bicycles are allowed on all GO trains and buses.
Please note that bicycles and electric bicycles are not permitted on GO trains arriving at Union Station between 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., or on trains leaving Union Station between 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
For more information about cycling to GO Transit stops and stations, please visit Biking and GO Transit..
Originally launched in partnership with VIA Rail Canada between Toronto and Niagara in 2007, the Bike Train Initiative introduced bike racks onboard select passenger rail trains (Toronto-Niagara) and services both passenger and bicycles to destinations across Ontario, making cycling holidays easy and accessible.
Bike Train is an initiative of Transportation Options, a non-profit organization dedicated to building vibrant communities through sustainable transportation and tourism programs and innovations.
Bike Train service is provided by passenger rail partners, including GO Transit.