Combining bike and transit can expand your commuting and recreational options.
You do not need a bike permit, and there is no charge for the bike. Many SEPTA rail stations have bike storage racks or hitching posts, and more are added every year.
SEPTA buses have bike racks that hold up to two bikes at a time. The racks, on the front of the bus, are user accessed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Commuter trains and subway trains allow bikes on board except at rush hour (we’ve observed that the rush hour restriction is not always enforced; it depends on the staff and on how crowded the particular train is).
The Subway-Surface trolley lines (City Hall to West/Southwest Phila.) and Rte. 15 Girard Ave. cannot accommodate bikes.
Tip: Consider a folding bike for bike-transit commuting. You can carry a folded bike on any transit vehicle anytime, so long as there is sufficient space on board.
Before your first trip, check the SEPTA website bike page for more information: http://www.septa.org/service/bike_ride.html