Explore more of your favorite destinations when you add a bike to your next Pacific Surfliner trip. Simply make a free reservation for your bike when booking a trip.

How to Ride

  • Each Pacific Surfliner train has room for seven bicycles. Book early with a bike reservation to avoid spaces being sold out, especially if traveling on a weekend or holiday.
  • Arrive early to give yourself plenty of time to find the platform. There is a dedicated car for bike storage located at the end of the train opposite from the locomotive – it is on the north-facing end of the train for trips starting south of Los Angeles and on the south-facing end of the train for trips starting north of Los Angeles.
  • Once on board the train, locate the bike racks (on the lower level at the end of the train), and secure your bike before heading to your seat. Remember that you must have a bike reservation for the train you are riding.
  • Head down to the bike storage area a few minutes before the train is scheduled to arrive at your destination so you are ready to retrieve your bike when the train stops. Remember that station stops are brief.

How to Book:

  1. Select the train you’d like to ride
  2. Add your traveler details
  3. Proceed until you see the option to customize your trip
  4. Add a free bike reservation

Contact 800-USA-RAIL if you need to modify your reservation


Bike Trips

Traveling with your bike is easier than you might think, and doing so opens the door to more possibilities at your favorite destinations.

Take in scenic views on an easy, flat route along the bay, with great stops along the way such as the Embarcadero District, Gaslamp Quarter, and more.
Visit San Diego

Routes for cyclists of all levels, including an easy trail along the boardwalk to the harbor or through natural landscapes to a historic mission.
Visit Oceanside

Ride past public art and beautiful landscaping on the way to North Hollywood, and connect to other bike paths in the Los Angeles area.
Visit Burbank

Pedal along the beach on paved, flat trails, or head into the hills for some mountain biking with stunning ocean views.
Visit Ventura

Enjoy easy paved trails along the waterfront to the harbor and zoo, or take more challenging routes that go into the hills.
Visit Santa Barbara

Follow bike paths that wind through the historic Downtown area, or take a long trip into the hills or to Morro Bay.
Visit San Luis Obispo

Bike FAQs

Onboard Amenities

Enjoy an upgraded experience with extra perks such as guaranteed seating, free snacks and drinks, a dedicated attendant, and more.


Small pets are allowed on the Pacific Surfliner with a $29 advanced reservation.

Visit our Market Café to enjoy a variety of snacks, sweets, light meals and beverages.