Department of Transportation

Trains, Buses and Ferries

Bicyclists need to know how they can be accommodated on buses, trains and ferries in New Jersey.

Currently, half of NJ TRANSIT buses are equipped with pull down bike-carrying racks or allotted space in the undercarriage. To learn how to use a bike-carrying rack, watch the video below

Bikes on Buses Video
Bicycles are permitted in under carriage storage area of long haul commuter buses. In South Jersey (Trenton, Princeton, Atlantic City and south) bicycle racks are provided on the front of commuter buses. Each rack accomodates two bicycles. No peak hour restrictions. No permit required.
Private Bus Lines

Check with individual private bus lines for their bicycle carriage regulations.

NJ TRANSIT - Atlantic City Rail Line, Main/Bergen Line, Morris & Essex Line, Northeast Corridor Line, North Jersey Coast Line, Raritan Valley Line
Up to two standard frame bicycles, per assessible rail car are accepted during off-peak hours and all day Saturday and Sunday. Collapsible bicycles are accomodated at all times. Peak travel period regulations and other information can be on NJ TRANSIT's Web site.
Boonton Line, Pascack Line
Full size bicycles are not permitted, since there is no off-peak service on these lines. Collapsible bicycles are allowed at all times, on all lines.
PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson)
Full size bicycles are permitted during off-peak hours. Collapsible bicycles are allowed at all times. Information is available by calling (201) 216-2677.
Collapsible bicycles are permitted in passenger cars at all times. Non-collapsible bicycles must be boxed and stored in baggage cars, and therefore can only be accepted at stations where baggage service is available. For more information check with AMTRAK, (800) USA-RAIL.
River LINE Light Rail
The River Line light rail system offering service between Trenton and Camden allows bicycles on board. Bikes must be secured to racks in the cars (maximum of six bikes per car),
Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and Newark City Subway
Bicycles may be carried aboard the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and Newark City Subway during off-peak hours only (weekdays from 9:30 am to 4 pm and 7 pm to 6 am and on Hudson-Bergen Light Rail cars all day Saturday, Sunday and state holidays).
PATCO-Lindenwold Line
Bicycles are allowed at all times.
Passenger Ferry
NJ/NY Ferry Service For more information:
All ferry service embarking in New York City are required to provide transportation of bicycles by the New York Waterway Ferry Company. Permits issued by the New York City of Transportation. (800) 53-FERRY
Cape May Lewes Ferry For more information:
Cape May New Jersey to Lewes Delaware
Bicycles permitted at current fare.

Cape May Lewes Ferry
PO Box 827
North Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 886-7200
Lewes Terminal
PO Box 517
Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 644-6030
For reservations:
(800) 64-FERRY

Riverlink Operated by:
Delaware River Ferry between
New Jersey Aquarium in Camden, NJ and Penn’s Landing, PA
Bicycles permitted.
Columbus Boulevard at Walnut Street
Penn’s Landing Corp. Site Office
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-LINK
Fort Mott State Park (NJ Ferry) For more information:
Pea Patch Island to Delaware City, DE
This is the only crossing of the Delaware River between the Ben Franklin Bridge and the Cape May Lewes Ferry.

Bikes are not allowed to disembark on Pea Patch Island. Seasonal.
(302) 834-7941
Staten Island Ferry  
Staten Island to Manhattan
Open to bicyclists for regular fare.

Last updated date: October 6, 2020 3:35 PM