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R-net l Bringing a bicycle onto the train

If you want to take your bicycle with you on the R-net train, simply book a place for your bicycle in the NS app. If you will be travelling during rush hour, remember to purchase a GouweTicketFiets as well as your valid train ticket.


How do I book a place for my bicycle?

You can book a place for your bicycle easily prior to your journey by means of the Travel Planner in the NS app or on the ns.nl website (remember to update the app first!). You can also make a booking through customer service.

Booking a place for your bicycle online in three steps

  1. Open the Travel Planner in the NS app or on ns.nl and plan your journey.
  2. Select your desired departure time and click Treinreis aanmelden (Register train journey).
  3. Choose the number of bicycle places that you want to book and confirm your train journey.

If you are logged in to Mijn NS, you will automatically receive an e-mail confirming your booking. This includes a link that you can use to cancel your booking if you do not make your planned journey. If you are not logged in or do not have a Mijn NS account, you must provide an e-mail address when booking your bicycle place.

If you do not yet have a Mijn NS account, it's very easy to create one or to activate your Mijn NS Zakelijk account.

Booking a bicycle place

If you are planning a journey on the R-net between NS Stations Gouda and Alphen a/d Rijn between 7 March and 7 June 2022, both during and outside off-peak hours, you must make a booking for all bicycles except folding bicycles and bicycles used as an aid. Please always place your bicycle in the designated area in the train.

You can book from two weeks before your departure to right up until the moment you leave. If you are planning to travel during rush hour, remember to purchase a GouweTicketFiets as well as a valid train ticket.

Rush hour is from 6.30 – 9.00 am and 4.00 – 6.30 pm. During off-peak hours and on weekends you can take your bicycle on the R-net trains free of charge. However, it is still mandatory to book a place for your bicycle.

Where can I purchase a train ticket?

You can purchase your tickets quickly and easily in the ticket machines at the stations Alphen a/d Rijn, Boskoop, Boskoop Snijdelwijk, Waddinxveen Noord, Waddinxveen, Waddinxveen Triangel and Gouda.

Where can I place my bicycle aboard an R-net train?

Please only place your bicycle in the designated area aboard the train. An icon on the outside of the R-net train compartment shows which entrance is for bicycles. If the bicycle space is full, then unfortunately you cannot bring your bicycle on the train.

Can I cancel my booking?

If your journey doesn't go ahead, you can change or cancel your booking using the link in your confirmation e-mail.