Written by Luke H.

Reviewed by Sander B.

One of the most frequently asked questions regarding electric scooters is if they are portable and can be carried on the metro or other transport systems like cars, trains, and planes.

Fortunately, we have done our research and can provide you with all the answers you need. Still wondering if you can take your scooter with you on that bus, train, or car ride? Here are the answers:

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Electric scooters are a fun way to commute to nearby locations without breaking a sweat. In many urban cities, this two-legged contraption is a popular means of transport for going to school or even work.

Does an electric scooter fit a car trunk?

The simple answer to this is “Yes!” You should be able to place most scooters in a moderately-sized car trunk.

However, I realize that some cars with tiny trunks may not accommodate a regular-sized scooter.

Also, if you have a scooter that is way bigger than the regular size, it may only fit into very spacious trunks.

But, these cases are more an exception than the norm. If you are like most people, you probably own a regular electric scooter that should be able to fit into your trunk without much of a hassle.

Does an electric scooter fit in an elevator?

Like with the earlier question, it’s essential to understand that not all elevators have the same size.

If you are entering a building with a much older elevator design, getting in with your electric scooter may cause a lot of difficulties as their small sizes usually mean that you would be required to fold your scooter.

Luckily, most buildings have modern elevators, which are generally spacious and shouldn’t pose much of a problem for someone riding an electric scooter.

Can you carry an electric scooter up stairs?

Yes, you can. However, the ease with which you do this depends on the model of the electric scooter you own.

Some scooters are designed in a way that makes carriage easy, while for others, attempting to carry them across moderate to long distances by hand seems almost impossible.

If you have such a scooter, there’s no need to worry. All you need to do is purchase a carry handle to lessen the burden, and you can easily carry your scooter up the stairs.

Can you take an electric scooter on a bus?

Taking an electric scooter with you on a bus is very possible although it may be really inconvenient and cause a lot of awkward looks from other passengers.

The biggest problem you will likely face with this is getting your scooter in without hitting or damaging anything.

Doing this is even more complicated if you have a scooter that is heavy and more difficult to lift.

However, it can be done if you are willing to constantly fold your scooter, carry it with extreme care, and do not mind the occasional bump or scratch along the way.

Can you take an electric scooter on the subway or the train?

You should be able to carry your electric scooter into a train or subway without much stress. The only challenge with electric scooters and subways is getting through stations that have revolving doors.

For such stations, you would not be able to roll your scooter through and may have to fold and carry it before you can get across. Once on the train, you can keep your folded scooter under the seats.

Do you need to pay extra to bring your electric scooter with you on public transport?

No, you don’t. Most public transport vehicles consider electric scooters personal baggage, meaning you have already covered the costs of carrying your scooter in your ticket fee.

Can you bring your electric scooter on a plane?

It is uncommon to find an airline that allows passengers to have electric scooters on board.

On the rare occasion that this happens, it may only be for tiny scooters with batteries under 160 watt-hour batteries, a criterion that most adult scooters don’t meet.

How much do electric scooters weigh?

An average electric scooter weighs between 22 – 41 lbs. However, some outliers weigh in at over 100 pounds.

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So, in summary, apart from planes, if you have a regular-sized scooter, you should be able to carry it with you everywhere – cars, buses, elevators, and even the subway – without much difficulty.