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How do I reserve a space for my bike?

Taking a bike on the train is free in the UK. Depending on which Train Operating Company (TOC) you’re travelling with, you might need to reserve a space for your bike.

National Rail have created a leaflet with lots of information about cycling by train

 You can contact the Train Operator direct or we can arrange this for you.

  • If you’ve already got a booking and you’d like to add a bike space, you can do so by phone on 0333 202 2222 (or 0044 333 202 2222 if you’re calling from outside the UK), chat or email. For data protection, we can only talk to the lead booker.
  • If you’re making a new booking and you’re planning to bring a bike with you, call us on 0871 244 1545 (Calls cost 13p a minute plus your phone company’s access charge. Calls from outside the UK may cost more.)

For business account holders, call us Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 18:00 on 0870 3333 555 (Calls cost 2p per minute plus your phone company’s access charges. Calls from outside the UK may cost more.)

For answers to other questions you might have, read our blog – 6 things you need to know about taking your bike by train in the UK.

For travel on Eurostar only folding bikes can be taken on the train, as long as they’re smaller than 85cm when fully folded. Before going through check-in, they’ll also need to be in a protective case that covers the whole bike. For all other bikes please contact Eurostar direct to book your bike into their luggage service.