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Join ViaRhôna

By train or by bike, join ViaRhôna

Reaching the ViaRhôna itinerary by train

The main TER lines along the route:

To find out more about travelling by train with your bike, please consult this page.

To book you can use the regional TER websites directly:

Best practice for travelling with your bike on TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and TER Sud trains

Bicycles are accepted on TER trains and coaches subject to availability. Access is free and reservation is not required.

Exception: from 1 May to 29 September 2024, thanks to free BUT compulsory reservation, access for your bicycle is guaranteed on board at weekends and public holidays on the following lines:


All the information: on the TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes website : Boarding with your bike on board  

or on the TER Sud website: Réservation vélo (only for the 3 South lines)

Loading only in defined and dedicated areas:  Trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles (hooks or spaces). Depending on their composition, trains have between 3 and 11 seats (for a short train). Bicycles must only travel in these spaces. For safety reasons, they must not be stored elsewhere.

The spaces are indicated by bicycle pictograms on the doors and on board. Luggage and accessories must be removed.  
However, bicycles that have been dismantled and stored in a 90x130 cm maximum cover are considered as luggage and can be placed in the spaces provided.

On TER coaches, bicycles travel in the hold, up to a limit of 3 and subject to available space. Only standard bicycles are accepted.

Tandems, tricycles, scooters, 3-wheel recumbents and trailers are not permitted.

Preferable times: It is advisable to arrive 20 minutes before departure to make it easier to load your bike. It is advisable to travel at the least busy times. In the event of heavy traffic, the ticket inspector may restrict access to bicycles for safety reasons.


Cycle down to the sea and back in a comfortable vehicle - Palisse coaches site

You can use the Ardéchois network: PLAN - free transport for bicycles

This summer, the Southern Region will be trialling the use of bicycles on certain regional coach lines.

The following lines will be equipped with bicycle racks for travel from Port-Saint-Louis to Arles
- 703: Arles - Port Saint Louis du Rhône
- 707: Avignon-Saint Rémy de Provence (with lifting aid)
- 915: Avignon - Apt (with lifting aid)

Users are strongly advised to contact the carrier 36 hours in advance. Contact: 04 42 55 83 19


In the Vaucluse (84)

The following lines accept bicycles up to a limit of 4 per vehicle.


Bicycles can be transported in the hold if loaded by the owner. In all cases, contact the transport company.


In Bouches-du-Rhône (13)


A route connected to other routes

ViaRhôna is connected to several other cycle routes. This makes it possible to imagine additional combinations or excursions.

Here are the main routes connected from north to south:

TRAINLINE has developed a resource on SNCF railcards to help you travel and save on train tickets. On this site you will find the SNCF Railcard best suited to your train journeys. https://www.thetrainline.com/fr/compagnies-ferroviaires/sncf