Train & bike
Getting around by train with your bike along the route
- Most French regional (TER) trains have specially dedicated spaces for cyclists carrying their bikes.
- Certain French high-speed (TGV) and intercity trains have a few spaces for bicycles, but you generally have to book these well in advance (paid service)
- On Lyria high-speed trains between France and Switzerland, you can take your bike for free, without a reservation, as long as your bike is bagged up.
- On our website, you can see where train stations are located on the route maps, while you can get practical information on train stations under the ‘In detail’ paragraphs in the stage descriptions.
- Do check carefully before you set out that the trains you want to use do accept bikes.
- You can find in-depth details on train lines and train times on the websites for the regional TER train services concerned:
- Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Transport tandems, tricycles, scooters bikes, recumbent bikes and three-wheel trailer attached to the back of a bicycle is not allowed.
Warning bikes are not allowed in the TER buses
plus you can find out specific information on travelling with your bike on French trains on www.velo.sncf.com
For your own comfort and that of other passengers:
- avoid travelling with your bike at rush hours, prefer to travel between 9:30 and 16h
- locate the relevant coaches that take bikes using the helpful pictograms
- arrive in plenty of time for your train, at least 20 minutes before the train departure
- don’t cycle in train stations, but steer your bike by hand
- travel light!