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Transporting Bicycles on the Train

ČD Bike Valid from 13.12.2015

A bike and the railway are a good combination. Bicycle touring is the most popular recreational sport in the Czech Republic. And ČD accommodates its enthusiasts as well…

Those who like to spend their holidays on bikes or take cyclíng excursions can transport their bikes on board a train using the oversized luggage transport service or the Luggage Storage During Transport service, including the option to reserve a space for a bike.

Transporting a bicycle as oversized luggage

Transporting bicycles as oversized luggage is permitted on trains marked in the timetable with the “bicycle” symbol (see the overview of symbols at the end of this page), which have carriages with special spaces for transporting bicycles. These carriages are marked with the same symbol. Such transport is also allowed on regional (Os), regional fast (Sp), fast (R), higher-quality fast (Rx) and express (Ex) trains (unless these trains have declared the oversized luggage transport service or the Luggage Storage During Transport service – see below) in the entry areas of the first and last doors of the train, where a maximum of two bicycles may be transported at the same time, unless this is excluded for technological or safety reasons. Under no circumstances can bicycles be transported on trains which are marked in the timetable with the symbol of a crossed-out bicycle.

Children’s trailers pulled behind a bicycle can be transported as oversized luggage as well, although they must be detached from the bicycle during transport. They must also be attended to during transport like children’s strollers or prams, and are transported free of charge.

Tandem and multiple-seat bicycles may not be transported as oversized luggage.

Price list for transporting bicycles as oversized luggage

Tariff kilometres / zone Document for luggage
1 - 50 CZK 30
51 - 100 CZK 40
101 - 150 CZK 50
151 - 200 CZK 55
201 - 250 CZK 60
251 - 300 CZK 65
301 - 350 CZK 70
more than 350 CZK 75

On the Pendolino with a bicycle

On SC Pendolino trains, it is possible to transport a limited number of bicycles as oversized luggage with a required reservation of a space for a bicycle.

More on transporting oversized luggage

Transporting bicycles using the Luggage Storage During Transport service

The Luggage Storage During Transport service is provided on ČD trains marked in the timetable with the symbol of a suitcase (or the symbol of a suitcase in a circle or box). The suitcase symbol can also be found on the service carriage or compartment where bicycles or other items can be stored in this manner.

When using the Luggage Storage During Transport service, the depositor hands over his/her bicycle directly to a ČD employee in the marked carriage of the train. After disembarking, you will retrieve your bicycle from a ČD employee right at the train. When transferring to a different train, the passenger must ensure the transfer of the luggage to the next train himself/herself. The main advantage of the Luggage Storage During Transport service is that you need not attend to your bicycle during the journey (it is under the conductor’s supervision), nor need you find a seat near your bicycle. The service thus functions similarly to luggage storage at the station.

Before depositing a bicycle in the Luggage Storage During Transport service, it is always necessary to remove all easily detachable parts.

Price for depositing a bicycle in the Luggage Storage During Transport service

For every transported bicycle, it is necessary to pay the price of a document for luggage (the same price as for the transport of oversized luggage) and a one-off storage fee of CZK 10 in the Luggage Storage During Transport service. The one-off storage fee for the Luggage Storage During Transport service is paid for each train separately, and can be purchased in advance at a ČD ticket counter (and from the date of a forthcoming announcement also in the ČD eShop) or directly from the conductor on the train.

More on the Luggage Storage During Transport service

Reservations for a Bicycle

To ensure a carefree train journey with your bike, you can in most cases reserve a space for your bike in advance, generally together with a reservation for you in 2nd carriage class (a passenger seat reservation and a reservation of a space for a bike can be combined on a single document). If it’s possible to reserve a space for a bicycle on the train, the symbol for oversized luggage (a bicycle) or Luggage Storage During Transport (a suitcase) appears in a circle; if such a reservation is required, this symbol appears in a box. Purchase your reservation of a space for a bicycle (either together with a passenger seat reservation or as a separate reservation for a bicycle) in advance at a ČD ticket counter, in the ČD eShop or no later than from the conductor of the previous train. Only on SC trains is it possible to purchase an SC reservation with a reservation of a space for a bicycle on the same train, if such a space is still available (always consult with a conductor from the train in question before boarding).

A reservation of a space for a bicycle can be purchased in advance sales up to 60 days prior to travel. The sale of reservations for trains on which it is possible to reserve spaces for bicycles always ends two hours prior to the train’s departure from its originating station. The sale of reservations for international trains with required reservations for bicycles usually ends at the time of the train’s departure from the originating station. The sale of reservations for inland trains with required reservations of spaces for bicycles always ends at the time of the train’s departure from the passenger’s boarding station.

In addition to the reservation document mentioned above, you must understandably also have a transport document for the bicycle or a payment receipt for the one-off storage fee in the Luggage Storage During Transport service.

Price list for bicycle reservations

1) Seat reservation for a passenger with a reservation of a space for a bicycle transported as oversized luggage, separate reservation of a space for a bicycle transported as oversized luggage or a reservation of one space for a bicycle in the Luggage Storage During Transport service purchased in the ČD eShop together with a ticket or seats reserved using the booking system for transporting groups of passengers with bicycles = CZK 0.

2) Seat reservation for a passenger with a reservation of a space for a bicycle transported as oversized luggage, separate reservation of a space for a bicycle transported as oversized luggage or a reservation of one space for a bicycle in the Luggage Storage During Transport service purchased at a ticket counter or separately without a ticket in the ČD eShop = CZK 35 .

3) SC (Pendolino) reservation for a passenger with a reservation of a space for a bicycle transported as oversized luggage = CZK 0 – 250 according to the price level valid for the specific train and date.

4) Seat reservation with a reservation of a space for a bicycle or a separate reservation of a space for a bicycle transported as oversized luggage purchased from a conductor on the train (per the rules for purchasing reservations on the train) = CZK 50.

5) SC (Pendolino) reservation for a passenger with a reservation of a space for a bicycle transported as oversized luggage purchased from a conductor on the train (per the rules for purchasing reservations on the train) = CZK 50 – 250 according to the price level valid for the specific train and date.

Around Prague with a bicycle

In the City of Prague, it is possible to transport one bicycle as oversized luggage free of charge on ČD trains integrated into the Prague Integrated Transport (PID) system when using a PID travel document. With a PID travel document, it is also possible to transport a bicycle in Prague by metro, tram, funicular railway or ferry, although the use of cyclobuses is always subject to a fee.

Overview of symbols for transporting luggage

transport of oversized luggage, especially bicycles (until full capacity)
transport of oversized luggage with optional reservation of a space for a bicycle and a seat for the passenger (only a space for the bicycle is available on certain trains) until the train’s capacity of spaces is exhausted; thereafter only with the conductor’s approval
transport of oversized luggage, especially bicycles, reservations required for bicycles and for passengers with bicycles
luggage storage during transport (until full capacity)
luggage storage during transport, reservations possible for bicycles
luggage storage during transport, reservations required for bicycles
bycicles as oversized luggage not allowed

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transporting oversized luggage


transporting oversized luggage with reservations available


transporting oversized luggage with reservations required


bycicles as registered luggage not allowed


luggage storage during transport


luggage storage during transport with reservations available


luggage storage during transport with reservations required


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