You can take your bike on the train from Mississauga to Niagara Falls for $10
Published June 24, 2022 at 2:59 pm
As gas prices hit all-time highs, affordable summer getaways might be harder to find.
But there is a cheaper and more environmentally friendly option. Metrolinx recently announced the Bike Train, a GO Train that runs between Union Station and Niagara Falls Station with stops at Port Credit, Oakville and Burlington.
Bike Trains are 12-car trains that have special ‘bike coaches’ with racks for 18 bicycles.
Bike Trains to Niagara Falls GO station on the Lakeshore West leave Union Station at 8:51 a.m., 12:51 p.m. and 4:51 p.m. on weekends. The return trips back to Toronto departs at 11:15 a.m., 3:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
The best thing is these trips can be really cheap.
Those travelling on Saturday, Sunday or statutory holidays can buy a special, online tickets — either a $10 one-day pass or $15 unlimited weekend pass. The passes must be purchased online, in advance.
Those heading to Niagara Falls GO can ride one block to the Niagara River Recreation Trail, a primarily off-road 56 kilometre paved path. Or cycle north on a beautiful 20 kilometre ride to see the Niagara Gorge, abundant wineries and historic Niagara-on-the-Lake. Cycle south on the path to see the magnificent Niagara Falls, and beyond to Fort Erie.
BIKE TRAIN to NIAGARA: *THIS WEEKEND* June 25-26 ☀️🌊 #PortCredit GO Stn 🚉 is only stop in #bikeMississauga 🚲 Runs 3x day 🔄 from Union Station and Exhibition in #bikeTO. (3) coaches 🚃🚃🚃 outfitted for 18 bikes ea ➡️ Info 🔗: https://t.co/DIvk12aHGX GO Status: @GOtransitLW https://t.co/lws3FHcXc3
— Mississauga Cycling Now! (@MissCyclingNow) June 24, 2022
If you don’t feel like heading all the way to Niagara Falls, there are other bike trails accessible from GO Train and bus stations.
St. Catharines station is located a short ride from the city’s compact downtown. It is also a great starting point to explore Port Dalhousie, the historic Welland Canal, 20 valley wine routes and mountain biking trails around the Niagara Escarpment.
The Burlington Waterfront trail is about a 10 minute ride from the Burlington GO station.
Toronto-bound trains can access Toronto’s extensive bike network or explore the city. See the Cycling in Toronto page for more Toronto information.
The Bike Train runs until Thanksgiving weekend, Oct. 10.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies