Bikes on Nor-Cal Public Transit

Bikes on Transit

Bicycles are allowed on all Bay Area ferries and nearly all rail lines. Exceptions are San Francisco Muni Metro, historic streetcars and cable cars.

Nearly all Bay Area public transit buses are equipped with bicycle racks. Exceptions are a number of San Francisco Muni bus routes, AC Transit small bus vans and certain routes of other transit operators.


Listed below are Bay Area public transit agencies with direct links to their bicycle information Web pages:

AC Transit

Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry: Bikes allowed on board - bicycle racks available.

Alameda/Oakland Ferry Service

Altamont Commuter Express

Amtrak California/Capitol Corridor

Angel Island / Tiburon Ferry

BART: Bikes are allowed on most trains, except those highlighted in the BART schedule. Bikes are never allowed on crowded cars. Bicyclists must yield to all other passengers and yield priority seating to seniors and persons with disabilities. It is the bicyclist's responsibility to know the BART schedule and BART's Bicycle Rules.

Benicia Breeze


Dumbarton Express

Emery Go-Round  (510) 451-3862

Golden Gate Transit:

Napa County Transportation & Planning Agency

Petaluma Transit: All buses are equipped with bicycle racks


San Francisco Muni

Sonoma County Transit

TriDelta Transit

Vallejo Transit:

VTA (Valley Transportation Authority)



bikes and buses do mix

How to use a bus bike rack

All Bay Area public transit buses use bicycle racks that can accommodate two bicycles. The methods vary depending on the transit provider. For instructions on how to load and unload your bicycle, click here.

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