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Taking your bicycle on the train

Take your bicycle on the train

Like on the Belgian domestic network, we offer special facilities and measures to allow you to travel with your bicycle on international trains as well. If you'd like to explore your holiday destination by bike, depending on the type of train, there are several options for taking your bike - or even your tandem!


ATTENTION: If you are travelling to France with Thalys or TGV, or you are travelling with Eurostar, your luggage must have a label with your name and seat number.

On board the Thalys, a bicycle is only allowed if both wheels have been removed.  and if the bicycle is packed in a special bicycle cover (maximum measurement: 135 x 85 x 30 cm). Packed bicycles must be transported in the luggage spaces available at the end of each carriage. Travellers with a bike are kindly requested to be on the platform 30 minutes before departure.

Folding bicycles are considered as regular luggage if measurements are max. 75 x 53 x 30 cm.

Your bike can be carried free of charge as "hand luggage", on condition that it is dismantled (wheels removed) and placed in a special cover for bike transport with maximum dimensions of 1.2 x 0.9m. When it is packed like this, your bike can be stowed in one of the spaces available at the ends of each carriage.

The possibility to transport bicycles on domestic TGV® services in France depends on the kind of train used on each connection.

Bicycles are not allowed on board of ICE.

In some traditional trains, travelling by day or night, you can take your bike or a tandem. As the number of places is restricted, we highly recommend to avoid peak times (boarding and unloading of the bike/tandem is the passenger's responsibility).


Here's a look at the possibilities and prices:


Destination Train types Price per bicycle*
Belgium > The Netherlands

IC-trains with a luggage compartment or baggage carriage

€ 12


€ 12

All trains bound for Maastricht

(only available at SNCB Mobility points of sale)

€ 5 (one way)

€ 8 (1day)

 Belgium > Germany

IR-trains between Liège and Aachen

€ 12

Belgium > France

Cross-border trains (via Blaindain and Tourcoing to all stations between the Belgian border and Lille)

€ 12



* These proces are valaid for journeys departing from Belgium (for a tandem, 2 bicycle tickets are issued). For departures from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg the prices are set by CFL, from the Netherlands by NS, from Germany by DB and from Switzerland by CFF/SBB. When departing from a French station, the fares for the transport of bikes will be paid to the on-board attendants.

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