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Transporting Bicycles on the Train

ČD Bike Valid from 14 December 2014

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

Those who like to spend their holidays on bikes or to take a bicycle trip can transport their bicycles on board a train using the services below.

Transporting a bicycle as oversized luggage

Transporting bicycles as oversized luggage is permitted on all ČD trains in carriages marked with a bicycle symbol. ČD trains with expanded capacity for transporting bicycles as oversized luggage are marked in the timetable with a bicycle symbol in the heading of the train. Such transport is further allowed on local (Os) trains, limited-stop (Sp) trains, fast trains (R), higher-quality fast trains (Rx) and express (Ex) trains (unless these trains offer the oversized luggage transport service or the luggage storage during transport service) 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 technical or safety reasons. Under no circumstances can bicycles be transported on trains which are marked with a crossed-out bicycle in the timetable.

For selected ČD trains, it is possible to reserve a place for a bicycle (such trains are marked in the timetable with a bicycle in a circle). For some trains, such a reservation is required (marked with a bicycle in a frame). For trains with required reservations for places to transport bicycles, it is always necessary to purchase a reservation in advance at a ČD ticket counter or in the ČD eShop. A reservation for a bicycle transported as oversized luggage can be purchased as a separate reservation for a bicycle or as a seat reservation with a reservation of a place for a bicycle (a seat reservation for a passenger and at the same time a reservation of a place for a bicycle). These reservations can be usually purchased for 2nd carriage class in which spaces have been reserved for transporting bicycles attended to by the passenger. On certain trains, places can be reserved for transporting bicycles for passengers in 1st carriage class as well.

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

Price list for transporting oversized luggage

Oversized luggage
Tariff kilometres / zone Document for luggage
1 - 50 CZK 25
51 - 100 CZK 35
101 - 150 CZK 45
151 - 200 CZK 55
201 - 250 CZK 60
251 - 300 CZK 65
301 - 350 CZK 70
351 a více CZK 75

More about transporting oversized luggage

Luggage storage during transport

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. When 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 do not need to attend to your bicycle during the journey (it is under the conductor’s supervision), nor do you need to find a seat near your bicycle. The service thus functions similarly to luggage storage at the station.

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 frame). The suitcase symbol can also be found on the service carriage or compartment where bicycles or other items can be stored.

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 price for the transport of oversized luggage) and a one-off storage fee in the luggage storage during transport service. The one-off storage fee in the luggage storage during transport service is paid for each train separately and can be purchased at the ČD ticket office counter, in the eShop (from announcement) or from the conductor on the train.

Luggage storage during transport Price
one-off storage fee for one train CZK 10

More about the luggage storage during transport service

Around Prague with a Bicycle

In the City of Prague, it is possible to transport a bicycle as oversized luggage free of charge with a Prague Integrated Transport (PID) travel document on ČD trains integrated into the PID system. If you are travelling in Prague with a ČD travel document, you will pay the fee for oversized luggage to transport your bicycle. With a PID travel document, it is also possible to transport a bicycle in Prague by metro, tram, funicular railway and ferry, whereas the use of a Cyclobus is always subject to a fee.

Reservations for a Bicycle

On designated ČD trains, bicycles may be transported with the option of reserving a place for a bicycle (bicycle symbol in a circle) or on the basis of a required reservation of a place for a bicycle (bicycle symbol in a frame). For trains with required reservations for places to transport bicycles, it is always necessary to purchase a reservation in advance at a ČD ticket counter or in the ČD eShop. A reservation for a bicycle transported as oversized luggage can be purchased as a separate reservation for a bicycle or as a seat reservation with a reservation of a place for a bicycle (a seat reservation for a passenger and at the same time a reservation of a place for a bicycle). These reservations can be usually purchased for 2nd carriage class, in which spaces have been reserved for transporting bicycles attended to by the passenger. On certain trains, places can be reserved for transporting bicycles for passengers in 1st carriage class as well. A reservation of a place 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 places 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 places for bicycles always ends at the time of the train’s departure from the passenger’s boarding station.

Along with the reservation document, it is also necessary to present to the conductor a transport document for a bicycle.

Price List for Bicycle Reservations

Reservation document Price level ** Price
ČD Ticket office ČD eShop
SC reservation for 2nd carriage class with a reservation for a bicycle transported as oversized luggage I. CZK 0 CZK 0
II. CZK 35 CZK 35
III. CZK 70 CZK 70
IV. CZK 100 CZK 100
V. CZK 125 CZK 125
VI. CZK 150 CZK 150
VII. CZK 175 CZK 175
VIII. CZK 200 CZK 200
IX. CZK 250 CZK 250
Reservation for 1st or 2nd carriage class (according to carriage type) with a reservation for a bicycle transported as oversized luggage CZK 35 CZK 0*
Separate reservation of a space for a bicycle transported as oversized luggage
On train nos. 780 – 795 and 6963, it is only possible to reserve a space for a bicycle transported as oversized luggage; it is not possible to purchase a seat reservation with a reservation of a space for a bicycle transported as oversized luggage.
CZK 35 CZK 0*
Reservation of one space for a bicycle in the luggage storage during transport service. CZK 35 CZK 0*
Fee for reserving a space for a bicycle as oversized luggage or in the luggage storage during transport service CZK 20 -
Fee for reserving one space for a bicycle as oversized luggage in special / supplementary carriages dispatched on the basis of a passenger order CZK 30 -
Fee for reserving one space for a bicycle as in the luggage storage during transport service in special / supplementary carriages dispatched on the basis of a passenger order CZK 50 -

* If a reservation is not purchased together with a ticket, the price of the reservation is CZK 35.
** The price of an SC reservation depends on the day on which the reservation is purchased, the day of the journey, the train used and the remaining number of available seats.

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. The price for the reservation of a place for a bicycle is included in the price of an SC seat reservation.

Overview of symbols for transporting luggage

expanded capacity for oversized luggage, especially bicycles (until full capacity)
expanded capacity for oversized luggage, especially bicycles; bicycle reservations available
expanded capacity for 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

You can find tips for an excursion with your bicycle on www.cd.cz/zazitky and also on www.ceskojede.cz.

Customer Support

Tel.: +420 840 112 113
E-mail: info@cd.cz

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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


left luggage storage


storage lockers