Bringing a bicycle onto the train
With a Bicycle ticket off-peak, you can bring your bicycle with you in the train on weekdays between 09:00-16:00 and after 18:30. These restrictions do not apply during the weekend or the months of July and August.
Travelling during off-peak hours with a special ticket
With a Bicycle ticket off-peak, you can bring your bicycle / recumbent / road bike or tandem with you onto the bicycle compartment of the train for only € 6.20 per day. The following rules apply:
- You must have a Bicycle ticket off-peak.
- You are permitted to take your bicycle with you onto the train from Monday-Friday between 09:00-16:00 and after 18:30.
- This means you are not permitted to bring your bicycle during peak hours due to the limited space available. This rule also applies if you checked in before rush hour, but are traveling during rush hour.
- During weekends in July and August, you can bring your bicycle onto the train the whole day, even during peak hours.
- You can bring your bicycle onto domestic NS trains and the Intercity direct.
- You may also bring your bicycle on the domestic sections of the IC Berlin and IC Brussels trains. Reservations are usually not necessary. In the months of July and August, other rules apply for the IC Berlin and IC Brussels to prevent overcrowding on these trains:
- IC Berlin: international bicycle ticket and reservation required.
- IC Brussels: international travellers with an international reservation for their bicycle take precedence over domestic travellers. If the bicycle spots are all reserved, you will be asked to kindly use a domestic train instead.
- Make sure to remove any luggage (bike bags, etc.), to make as much room for other bicycles as possible!
- Folding bicycles can be brought onto the train for free, as long as they remain folded, even during rush hour.
At all times, there must be sufficient space available in the train. In the summer, especially, the train can become very crowded, and it may not be possible to allow all bicycles on the train.