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Bringing Your Bike on the Train

Follow these tips for a smooth ride on the MBTA subway or Commuter Rail with your bike:

  • Enter the station through the widest fare gate.
  • Walk or carry your bike on the stairs, or use the elevator to get to the platform.
  • Don't take your bike on the escalator.
  • Don't ride your bike in the station.

Boarding Trains

subway  Subway

Board at the ends of the cars. Only two bikes are allowed on each car, one at either end.

commuter rail  Commuter Rail

Follow the conductor's instructions to board with your bike.

Please wait for the next train if:

  • It's too crowded
  • There are already the maximum number of bikes on board
  • A senior or person with a disability needs the priority space on the car

In an emergency, leave your bike on the train, clear of the exits so other passengers can evacuate.

If there's a service disruption, bus shuttle service may not have bike racks available.

Things to Know

  • Cyclists under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Riders with disabilities may bring bikes on subway and Commuter Rail vehicles at all times when used to accommodate their disability.
  • Seniors and people with disabilities have priority over bicycles.
  • Riders who fail to abide by these rules or who refuse to follow instructions from MBTA officials may be removed from the system.

Bikes on the Bus

A person secures a bicycle on the bike rack on the front of a bus at Haymarket station

You can also bring your bike on the bus by securing it to the bike racks on the front of each vehicle. 

Register your bike

A closed pedal and park bike station with bikes parked inside at Forest Hills station

Fill out our online form to register your CharlieCard and use Pedal and Park facilities.

Bike Parking

A pedal and park bike facility with bikes locked inside at Back Bay station

There are various options for parking your bike at MBTA stations, including regular bike racks, covered bike racks, and Pedal and Park facilities.

Bikes on the Bus

A person secures a bicycle on the bike rack on the front of a bus at Haymarket station

You can also bring your bike on the bus by securing it to the bike racks on the front of each vehicle. 

Register your bike

A closed pedal and park bike station with bikes parked inside at Forest Hills station

Fill out our online form to register your CharlieCard and use Pedal and Park facilities.

Bike Parking

A pedal and park bike facility with bikes locked inside at Back Bay station

There are various options for parking your bike at MBTA stations, including regular bike racks, covered bike racks, and Pedal and Park facilities.