Biking Rules on Public Transit

Here is a basic guide to bringing a bike on NYC's public transit system. The Big Apple has one of the most progressive bikes on transit programs in the world, but Transportation Alternatives is working hard to make it even better. Get involved.

Bikes on NYC subways:
Bikes allowed on all lines 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Be considerate of other subway riders to keep this policy going.

Visit the MTA's Bike & Ride page for more information.

Bikes on NYC Buses:
Folding bicycles are permitted aboard local and limited buses at all times. Folding bikes are not allowed on express buses. All other bicycles are prohibited.

Visit the MTA's Bike & Ride page for more information.

Metro-North/LIRR:
Lifetime $5 permit required. Rush hour restrictions apply. Folding bicycles are allowed at all times and do not require a permit.

Visit the MTA's Bike & Ride page for more information.

New Jersey Transit:
No permit required. Peak-period/ peak-direction restrictions apply. Folding bikes always permitted.

Visit NJ Transit for more information.

PATH:
No bikes allowed 6-9:30 am (inbound to NYC) and 3-6:30 pm (outbound from NYC) on weekdays.

Visit The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for more information.

New York Water Taxi:
No permit required, no rush hour restrictions.

Visit New York Water Taxi for more information.

New York Waterways:
$1 fee. No bikes allowed between Port Imperial-Weehawken and Wall Street. Folding bikes allowed on all ferries with no charge.

Contact New York Waterways for more information.

Staten Island Railway:
Rush hour restrictions apply. Folding bicycles allowed at all times.

Visit the MTA's Bike & Ride page for more information.

Staten Island Ferry:
Bicycles allowed at all times, bicyclists subject to security screening at the ferry terminals.

Visit the Staten Island Ferry for more information.