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Do I need a bike bag / box to put my bike on the Eurostar?

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Asked by: Lorenzo Moten

They have to be carried in a bag, and the maximum length is 85cm. (There’s no other maximum dimension, as long as they’re not taller/wider than 85cm!) This covers most folding bikes with 20-inch wheels, such as Bike Fridays and many Dahons/Terns, as well as 16-inchers like Bromptons.

Can I take a bike bag on Eurostar?

You can still bring a folding bike or children’s bike on board as long as it’s no longer than 85 cm in length and it’s carried in a protective bag which covers the whole bike. This is to protect your bike, other people and their luggage both at the station, on board and going through security.

How do I add a bike on Eurostar?

You buy your Eurostar ticket and then contact EuroDespatch to book your bike. We suggest calling EuroDespatch first, confirming bike space availability on your preferred train AND THEN booking your own train seat and calling EuroDespatch straight back to book your bike.

Can I just take my bike on a train?

Yes, you can. Although the types of bikes allowed on trains can vary. Fully folding bicycles are allowed on all trains without restrictions or reservations. Reservations are sometimes required for full-size bicycles on certain services, and there are also restrictions on Peak-time travel.

Are bags searched on Eurostar?

There is a bag check and metal detector to go through before you board, but that is about it. None of the restrictions that airlines have about what you can take on board. 4.

How do I travel with a bike in Europe?

The bicycle/rail combination is a popular mode of transportation through Europe and bicycles are easily accommodated on the trains between destinations. You can select one-country passes for travel within a specific country or choose a pass that will allow travel to up to 22 European countries for maximum freedom.

Can you bring a bike on a train in Europe?

As on many trains in Europe, you can take it for free if it’s in a special bike carry case not exceeding certain dimensions (80 x 110 x 40 cms in this case). Most stations will look after your case for 24 hours for you, while you go off and explore.

Can you board a bike?

Is “board” used in spoken language? One gets on and off a bike, but one doesn’t board a bike. People board plane, boats, trains (i.e., things that take you on a journey.

Can I take bicycle on train in France?

Your bike travels free aboard daytime Intercités trains not requiring reservations, except on the Quimper-Nantes-Bordeaux-Toulouse line. On that line, you must book a space for your bicycle and pay a €5 fee to bring it aboard trains nos.

Can I take bike on train UK?

Can You Take Bikes on Trains? First the good news: bikes are allowed free of charge on most British trains at most times of day. However there’s usually a limit of two to six bikes per train, and you may need to reserve a space.

How can I carry my bike in train bag?

Make sure your bike is taken to the right platform and loaded in the train you travel. After you reach the destination station, go the luggage office, submit the luggage receipt and endorsement of your ticket. The office authorities will provide a delivery or dispatch receipt.

Can you take a bike bag on a train?

On all domestic trains you can carry your bike for free when it is folded and stored in a bike bag. The bike will have to be placed in the allocated luggage compartments found in each carriage.

Can you take a folding bike on the tube?

In summary: Folded bicycles can be taken free of charge on the tube at all times. Non-folding bicycles can be taken free of charge on some sections of the tube outside peak times. Peak times are 07.30 – 09.30 and 16.00 – 19.00, Monday to Friday, except for public holidays.

How big is a bike box?

43x11x32 inches

How Big Is a Standard Bike Box? The bike box size of 43x11x32 inches is the most common because it fits within the 130 inches (330 cm) international shipping size limit. This means it fits within the economical domestic and international rates, normally making shipping cheaper.

How do you pack a bike in a hard case?


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How do you travel with a bike?

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Can you take a bicycle on a train in France?

Your bike travels free aboard daytime Intercités trains not requiring reservations, except on the Quimper-Nantes-Bordeaux-Toulouse line. On that line, you must book a space for your bicycle and pay a €5 fee to bring it aboard trains nos.

What is EuroDespatch?

If you’d like to take more, special or larger luggage, the EuroDespatch luggage service is at your disposal on the Brussels, Lille or Paris to/from London routes (at a charge).

Can I take a bike on TGV?

You can bring your bicycle with you on all TGV INOUI, international, TER, INTERCITES and OUIGO trains. You have three options: You can bring your fully assembled bicycle on board and store it in a designated bicycle storage space onboard our trains.

Can you take scooters on Eurostar?

You can bring a battery-operated mobility scooter free of charge, as long as it’s no more than 70cm wide by 120cm long. This is to make sure it fits in lifts, on ramps and in one of our onboard wheelchair spaces.

Can you take your own food on Eurostar?

Can you take food on the Eurostar? You’re welcome to bring your own food from home. Unlike airlines, there are no restrictions on liquids so you can even bring a bottle of bubbly.

How early do I need to arrive for Eurostar?

45 minutes

How long is Eurostar check-in? The check-in procedure for Eurostar train journeys takes roughly 20 minutes from start to finish, so it’s recommended that you arrive at least 45 minutes before your Eurostar train leaves.