Taking your bicycle with you
Do you want to take your bicycle with you on an international train within Europe? And what kind of bike is it: a regular bicycle, a mountain bike, a track bike, a recumbent bicycle or a tandem? It's possible to take your bike on those trains that have special bike area's.
Regulations per train operator
On board Thalys, a bicycle is only allowed if its front wheel has been removed and if the bicycle is packed in a special bicycle slipcover (maximum dimensions: 120x90 cm). The bicyle is then considered a bagage item. A folding bike is permitted as long as it is folded and packed.
On board TGV, a bicycle is only allowed if its front wheel has been removed and if the bicycle is packed in a special bicycle slipcover (maximum dimensions: 120x90 cm). Tandems are not allowed.
You may have your bicycle transported with you on Eurostar. You do, however, need to deliver it to the luggage offices in Brussels South, London St Pancras or Paris Gare du Nord; the bicycle can be collected at the station of arrival, 24 hours later. This service costs € 25.
The possibilities of taking your bike with you on ICE International are very limited. Only folding bikes contained in a bag are allowed (maximum dimensions: 120x90 cm). For more information please call our service number (0900-9296 € 0.35 per minute) or go to a Tickets & Service office.
In IC Berlin, you are allowed to take along a bicycle without meeding to removing the front wheel; however, you have to make a reservation beforehand.
City Night Line
On CityNightLine, you are allowed to take along your bicycle. Please note: you have to make a reservation beforehand.
In the Netherlands
If you board the train in the Netherlands, you may take your bicycle with you for a surcharge of € 12.
Cycling in Paris
Cycling in Paris is becoming more and more popular in the French capital. Try it yourself.
Cycling is the ideal mode of transportation to get to and from the train station. That is why we offer you various bicycle services at all NS Hispeed stations.
What kind of luggage are you permitted to take on the train? Each train company has its own regulations.