Bicycles On Trains In Spain?

Bicycles On Trains In Spain
On our cycle tours cyclists often like to bring their own bike for comfort. We hope you find this article helpful for organising the best way of transporting your bike to the starting point of a tour, and you can also use it as reference if you would like to cycle around Spain by yourself.

This guide explains the policies of the different train operators in Spain; explaining the restrictions on taking a bike on a train. In general all trains allow bikes if they are packed away in a small enough bag, but you are only allowed to wheel your bike onto certain trains.

We make every effort to keep this guide up to date, but it is for information purposes only. We advise you to contact the train operator beforehand to confirm the current situation regarding taking bicycles on trains. Last Updated May 2021.

Can you bring a bicycle on the train?

Part of the joy of a journey by train is the ability to explore the stops along the way, and what better way to do that than by bike? If you’d like to ride our rails with your bike, we offer a number of different services to transport your bike onboard.

Each train has different equipment and loading procedures that dictate what service will be offered. The capabilities of your origin and destination station also determine how bikes are handled, so check out all the details here before you book your trip.

If you still have questions, check out the Bike FAQs. Carry-On/Trainside: Bicycles up to 50 lbs. Standard bicycle sizes apply. Maximum tire width: 2″ Checked : Bicycles up to 50 lbs. and 70″ x 41″ x 8. 5″

  • Standard full-size bicycles may be carried on and stored onboard in bicycle racks on these select certain trains. On short-distance routes in the Northeast, passengers must remove the front wheel before storing their bike. Specially Designated Spaces Only Bicycles must be stored in the designated racks/areas inside Coach passenger cars. On trains with unreserved carry-on bicycle service, racks are available at a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Folding bicycles under the dimensions of 34″ x 15″ x 48″ (860 x 380 x 1120 mm) will be allowed onboard all trains in lieu of a piece of baggage. Only certain passenger cars can accommodate folding bicycles as carry-on baggage, otherwise they must be checked. Only true folding bicycles (bicycles specifically designed to fold up into a compact assembly) are acceptable. Generally, these bikes have frame latches allowing the frame to be collapsed, and small wheels.

    When the racks are full, bikes will no longer be accepted onboard. Regular bikes of any size, with or without wheels, are not considered folding bikes, and may not be stored as folding bikes aboard trains.

    You must fold up your folding bicycle before boarding the train. You may store the bike only in luggage storage areas at the end of the car (or, in Superliners, on the lower level). You may not store bikes in overhead racks.

  • Standard full-size bicycles may be transported in bicycle racks located in the baggage car. This service is only available at select stations. Advance reservations are required. When you get to the station, check in with the station agent, get a claim check/baggage tag for your bike. At unstaffed stations, check in with the conductor on the platform.
    • Passengers are not allowed in baggage cars, so you will hand your bicycle up to an Amtrak crew member inside the baggage car when boarding and they will store and secure your bike in the bike racks;
    • Before handing your bicycle to an Amtrak crew member, remove any large seat/saddlebags, handlebar bags, baskets or panniers;

    These items must be consolidated and either checked or carried with you onto the train.

  • Bicycles may be checked on Amtrak between all cities where checked baggage is offered. Not all trains or locations are equipped to handle checked baggage. Find your station(s) to see if this service is available. Bicycles/bicycle trailers may be checked in a bicycle container for $10, in lieu of a piece of baggage. Bicycle boxes are sold at most staffed locations for $15 per box.

    Customers may supply their own bicycle container. Recumbent, tandem, and special bicycles over the standard bicycle dimensions and will not fit in a standard bicycle box are prohibited. Gas-powered motorized bicycles are prohibited The fee for checking a bike as baggage is $10.

    00. This is subject to change without notice.

    • Check your bicycle at the station at least an hour before departure.
    • Bicycles/bicycle trailers may be checked in a bicycle container for $10. 00, in lieu of a piece of baggage. Bicycle boxes are sold at most staffed locations for $15. 00 per box.
    • Bicycles must be partially disassembled in order to fit in an Amtrak bicycle box. Loosen and turn the handlebars sideways, and remove the pedals. Amtrak does not supply tools for disassembling.
    • It may be helpful to disassemble and reassemble your bike before your trip to avoid any surprises. Some parts, especially pedals, may be especially difficult to remove.
    • Attach your name and address to the box.
  • Reclaim your bike at the baggage car and remove it from the train before transferring to your new train. Station personnel can assist you with any questions or directions. If you have a lengthy layover at a station with a baggage room, you may store your bicycle in the baggage room free of charge; just make sure to retrieve your bicycle in time to take it to your departing train.
  • Bicycles are accepted on the Auto Train at no additional fee. Bicycles should be placed on racks attached to the back of your vehicle. Bicycles on racks loaded on the roof are not permitted. See the Auto Train Vehicle Requirements for more details.

Can I take a bike on the train Barcelona?

In Barcelona we are lucky to be quite well connected with other cities/towns by train. There is not a better way to reach the starting point of your ride if you want to cycle inland or to ride in the north coast, maybe reach Girona or even reach the Pyrenees. The train system is good but you need to know how it works. First you should know the different type of trains we have in Barcelona and surroundings: In town you can use the metro , tram and funiculars. Every system has different roules regarding to bikes, let’s see the differences: In the city:

  • Barcelona metro (subway): You are allowed to enter in the metro net with your bicycle in working days (Mon to Fri) from 5:00 to 6:30, from 9:30 to 16:30 and from 20:30 till the end of the service. Saturday, Sunday, Holidays and the months of July and August you are always allowed to get in with your bike. Usually there is a special place to leave the bikes.
  • Tram: It is allowed to carry the bikes always except if it is too crowded. You have to enter and leave the tram using the doors specially assigned to bikes.
  • Funicular: There’s a funicular that goes to Montjuïc , you can go there with your bike on the same times as the metro. There is another funicular to go to Tibidabo, it is allowed to go there with the bike from 11:00 until 15 minutes after the amusement park closes. The funicular that goes to Vallvidrera also allows bikes all day but not more than 4 at the same time.

Outside the city:

  • FGC: This train net goes to the surroundings of Barcelona and the center of Catalonia (Montserrat, Manresa …). It is allowed to carry the bikes always except if the train is too crowded. Usually there is a special place to leave the bikes at the end of the train.
  • Rodalies (Cercanias): This train net covers a larger zone than the FGC. It is allowed to carry the bikes always except if the train is too crowded.
  • Medium Distance: It’s free to carry the bike for journeys less than 100km, when it exceed 100km there’s an extra cost of 3€. There may be a limit of 2 bikes per train and it’s not allowed to go on the train with the bike if it’s too crowded. Some trains have special place for the bikes, on these trains the limit number depends on the specific space.
  • AVE, Long Distance: These trains do the largest ways and usually only stop in big cities. It is not allowed to carry bikes unless they are dismounted and inside a carrying case which dimensions do not to exceed 120 x 90 x 40 cm. The pedals must be removed and the handlebar turned to 90º

A part from the exposed above the folding bikes can be carried in all trains as they are considered as hand luggage. Visit the city of Barcelona, take advantage of our train system and enjoy biking in the surroundings while helping to protect the environment. We use cookies to ensure we give the best user experience on our website. Your continued use of this site assume that you agree.

Can you take bikes on trains in Mallorca?

On most trains you can also take your bicycle with you.

Can you put bikes on buses in Spain?

  • Rent a car in Spain
  • Train and bus in Spain
  • Sending a bike by parcel service in Spain

Rent a car in Spain We have many years of experience in renting a car in Spain. We always rent via www. easyterra. com We have never been able to catch a mistake on that one before. Renting from Easyterra is always cheaper than renting locally or via the website of the individual landlords. Picking up the car from the rental company at the airport in Spain can be annoying.

  1. You’ve completed your flight and want to move on as quickly as possible;
  2. When it’s busy at the landlord’s desk, it’s no fun;
  3. And if that desk is not at the airport itself, but in a parking lot outside it (which happens to the budget landlords), it certainly isn’t at all;

It becomes even more annoying when the people behind the desk try to make you unsure about the insurances. Do you think you have arranged everything well at home, they come up with stories about things that are not insured? Damage to rims and glass, for example.

Or the hoisting of your car in the event of a breakdown. Out of uncertainty, and to get rid of everything, many people at such a desk choose for an extra insurance. At Easyterra, you can already choose the worry-free option at home.

In that case, you can say resolutely at the bar in Spain that you do not need extra insurance. Sometimes we choose for worry-free and sometimes we don’t. We don’t mind having a certain deductible. As long as we know what the maximum deductible is when things go wrong.

Train and bus IN Spain To get to the starting point of a cycle route in Spain, to avoid roads with heavy traffic, or to cross boring stretches, you can use buses and trains that allow bicycles. Planning a train trip is easier than planning a bus trip, because there are many different bus companies with their own rules.

1) Trains Most trains are in the hands of one organisation, the state-owned company Renfe. On their website you will find departure and arrival times and prices of trains that allow bicycles. With the so-called Cercanías and the MD-trains (= media distancia, also called Regionales) you have a good chance, the latter with the exception of the TRD which does not allow bicycles.

  • Cercanías are local trains near the big cities;
  • An ideal way to get out of the city;
  • Bicycle is free of charge;
  • The MD’s /Regionales are less often stopping, regional trains;
  • If you see the logo of a bike on the side of a Regional, then you know that you are sitting well;

At the place where the bike logo is located you can (easily) ride your bike inside. There is officially room for 3 bikes, but if the train is not too full, the conductor usually doesn’t mind if there are a few more. Bicycles are free of charge for distances up to 100 km.

  • In addition, there is a surcharge of 3 Euro;
  • The long-distance trains (AVE, Largas Distancias and AVANT) are not adapted to bicycles;
  • On these train a bike is seen as special lugage;
  • You have to take of the pedals and pack it;

Maximum size of the pack 120x90x40 ( The bottom line is that you have to have your bike transported as a separate shipment and pack it For times and prices of trains: https://www. renfe. com/EN/viajeros/index. html 2) Buses Spain has a dense network of bus lines.

All medium-sized and large towns have their own bus stations, which are often run by several bus companies. The regular services between larger villages and towns are usually provided by buses with sufficient luggage space.

Usually two or three bikes can be used for this. It’s often free of charge. If it is not, you pay a supplement of a few euros up to a maximum of a tenner. However, services between small, remote villages are provided by minibuses. With one bike, the luggage space is usually already full.

Unfortunately on some routes there are also buses without luggage space that do not allow bicycles. It is difficult to make a statement about taking your bike with you on the bus that applies to all companies in Spain.

Still, you can hold on to the following: A bike in the boot of a bus is almost always possible if you take out the front wheel and pack the bike+wheel in one way or another. You can do this by buying some (bulky) plastic to protect your bike. With a roll of tape you keep the plastic in place.

A visitor to our site wrote: Bicycle transport in buses?  Indeed: there is a lot you can do in the cargo space, if you remove the pedals, steer flat, remove the front wheel. We then wrapped our bikes in a (unrolled) roll of garbage bags-with-tape.

Later we got the tip: cling film! Then you don’t need tape. The only thing that matters is that the chain + sprockets are protected, both for your own bike and for the luggage of others. Bicycle by parcel service in Spain Do you want to transport your bike by courier within Spain? SEUR company is experienced in this field.

Their standard packaging goes up to 20 kilos. The site on which you fill in all your data is in English and you can pay by credit card. If you get the Spanish site in front of you, click on idiomas and choose a language that you find easier.

Costs for transport of a bicycle in Spain are around € 50,-. SEUR has offices in a large number of locations. You can check there if they can arrange bike boxes for you. http://www. seur. com/en/index. do. SEUR can also ship you bike to your homeland. This is what they claim on their website: At SEUR we transport your bicycle wherever you like, for €49. Bicycles On Trains In Spain.

Is it OK to stay on your bicycle on a train platform?

It is OK to stay on your bicycle on a train platform.

Do you board a bike?

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Take, get, board, alight (transport) Please correct me if I am wrong. ============================= Usage relating to going into/out of a transport: If going into a public transport Take a bus/taxi Get on [NOT into] a bus/lift; Get into a taxi Board a bus/taxi If going out of a transport Take off a bus/taxi Get off [NOT out of] a bus/lift. Joined Sep 26, 2004 Member Type English Teacher Native Language English Home Country United States Current Location Japan

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I could get into and out of an elevator/lift. I could board a bus but not a taxi. And alight from a bus, not a taxi. This is a Canadian American opinion. Joined Sep 21, 2003 Member Type Other

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Hi. Thanks for your answer. Further questions: About “board” Is it the same as “get on/off”? “Get on/off” is used with large transport, something that you can just walk in without bending your body. The antonym is “Get into /out of”. Is “board” used in spoken language? take off An example is http://www.

Get out of a taxi Alight a bus/taxi ============================= If all are correct, please send a message to confirm. If any mistake, it would be very grateful if you can point it out. ijs. si/ijs/ijs-find.

html. (search for “take off”) I searched the web a bit on how people say about leaving transport. Very usually, it is “get off” 1 is “go off” 1 is “take off” Q: – is “go or take off” correct? Or does the author use wrongly? Get on or get into a lift I think it should be get on. htm

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alight Its frequency I made a search relating to its frequency. http://www. google. com/search?num=50. zh-TW|lang_en There are 295,000 entries to return. (NB: the number may not be really reliable because some entries might not use “alight” in the sense of “stepping down from a vehicle”. And some entries might skip in the Google search) I deem “alight” can still be seen in written language.

To my knowledge, “get on” is used for a transport which you can walk in without bending your body. So a lift is a candidate. An example is: http://www. eeggs. com/items/12697. html http://www. uwpd. wisc. edu/crimeprv/elevator.

But I wonder if it is used in spoken language. Its usage Relating to the usage pattern of alight: – somebody alights (from) a vehicle From what you say, alight seems to be equal to “board”, “get on”. Right? By the way, sometimes I wonder why uncommon words are still often used.

To me, the main use of language is to communicate and facilitate communication. Using uncommon words (which can be replaced by plain words) are no good to communication. Meaning of a word is not obvious indeed if people do not know what it means.

What’s more, it burdens non-native language learners. They have to spend more time to learn more difficult/uncommon words in order to understand one’s passage. So it seems bad for a train station to use “alight” instead of “get off”. Anyway, my little opinion. Joined Sep 21, 2003 Member Type Other

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Wai_Wai said: Hi. Thanks for your answer. Further questions: About “board” Is it the same as “get on/off”? “Get on/off” is used with large transport, something that you can just walk in without bending your body. The antonym is “Get into /out of”. Is “board” used in spoken language? One gets on and off a bike, but one doesn’t board a bike. Wai_Wai said: take off An example is http://www. ijs. si/ijs/ijs-find. html. (search for “take off”) I searched the web a bit on how people say about leaving transport. Very usually, it is “get off” 1 is “go off” 1 is “take off” A plane takes off (the ground), so does a rocket. In that sense, take off means go up.

  • People board plane, boats, trains (i;
  • , things that take you on a journey;
  • They have floor boards one can walk on: get on board ~ walk on board);
  • Boats and taxis and cars and trains and bikes, and even people, ‘take off’ but in that sense it means, leave;

Idiomatic: Take off! means, get lost!, go away! Try, incorrectly , not *wrongly. 😉 Wai_Wai said: Get on or get into a lift I think it should be get on. To my knowledge, “get on” is used for a transport which you can walk in without bending your body. All the best,

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One gets on and off a bike, but one doesn’t board a bike. People board plane, boats, trains (i. , things that take you on a journey. They have floor boards one can walk on: get on board ~ walk on board). Thanks. So I should add 1 more conditions when using “board” – walk in without bending + taking public transport A plane takes off (the ground), so does a rocket.

  1. So a lift is a candidate;
  2. Get on ~ walk on; lift your body up onto (i;
  3. , a motorbike);
  4. Get in ~ Get inside the space (i;
  5. , a taxi cab, an elevator, a bus, a car, and so on;
  6. In that sense, take off means go up;
  7. Boats and taxis and cars and trains and bikes, and even people, ‘take off’ but in that sense it means, leave;

Idiomatic: Take off! means, get lost!, go away! But can “take off and go off” be used with leaving public transport? Eg: I take off the bus/taxi. I go off the bus/taxi. Try, incorrectly, not *wrongly. I have a similar queston related to the above. See https://www. Sorry, what do you really mean? Do you mean “get on/into // off/out of a lift” is possible depending on what you emphasise? If so, does it imply that I can even say “get into // out of a bus/train/plane”? Joined Sep 21, 2003 Member Type Other

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Wai_Wai said: But can “take off and go off” be used with leaving public transport? Eg: I take off the bus/taxi; I go off the bus/taxi. Try, I get off the bus. (step down) I get out of the taxi. (step out of) Try, incorrectly, not *wrongly. I have a similar queston related to the above. See https://www. usingenglish. com/forum/viewtopic. php?p=41955#41955 [/quote] Notes and replied to. 😉 Wai_Wai said: Do you mean “get on/into/off/out of a lift” is possible depending on what you emphasize? get off the lift (OK) (walk off) get in(to) the left (OK) (walk into the space) get out of the lift (OK) (walk out of the space) jack said: If so, does it imply that I can even say “get into/out of a bus/train/plane”? These are subject to dialect and idiolect: get in(to) a bus (OK) get out of a bus (OK) get in(to) a train (OK) get out of the train (OK) get in(to) the plane (OK) get out of the plane (OK) All the best, .

Do I need to be able to stand over my bike?

Bicycles On Trains In Spain The bicycle standover height is really important! If you can’t stand over the top tube without touching it, you run the risk of hurting yourself when you stop quickly. If the top tube is higher than you are, i. you have “negative” clearance, you’re an accident waiting to happen. Landing hard on a piece of steel, aluminum or carbon fiber tubing isn’t going to be a pleasant experience. You won’t “get used to it. ” Bicycles On Trains In Spain Feet firmly on the ground with room to spare over the top tube! Even if you just graze the top tube when you stand over the bike, you may still run into problems. The road surface isn’t always smooth. If you stop and put your foot into a divot in the road, you’ll be that much lower and you’ll run into the top tube. I know, you can always “lean the bike over”, but if you’re stopping unexpectedly, will you always remember to do that? It’s too bad so many manufacturers neglect the petite rider.

After all, she’s serious about her sport too and deserves the same good equipment as everyone else. Occasionally, a customer comes to me who is still an inch or so shy of fitting my smallest stock design.

Ah, the beauty of a custom bike. Since I build to order, tweaking the geometry to fit that rider isn’t a problem, nor does it cost any more. You can’t put a price on your health and safety, so if you’re in the petite fit boat, consider a custom bike.

Can I take my bike on the high speed train?

Bikes as Baggage – It’s possible for even a full-size bike to be considered luggage, if it’s dismantled and inside a bag. This is impractical for commuting, however, and it’s tough to meet size requirements. The National Conditions of Carriage state that you’re allowed to take two pieces of luggage onto a train for free: one measuring 90x70x30cm, another measuring 50x40x20cm.

If your bagged bike is bigger than that but no more than 100cm in any dimension, the guard can charge you half the adult fare for it. If it’s bigger than 100cm in any dimension, the guard can refuse it. If you want to be able to travel on any train at any time without a reservation, you need a folding bike.

Compact folders  are the best option as they’re carried without restriction, even on replacement buses. They meet – or come close to – the 90x70x30cm luggage size requirement. Some companies require the folding bike to be bagged, but most don’t. Bigger folding bikes might be classed as full-size bikes or oversized luggage by a rules-minded guard, even though the Association of Train Operating Companies seems to have dropped its requirement that a folding bike’s wheels be ‘20in or smaller’.

What is Alvia train in Spain?

Alvia High-Speed Train The Spanish Alvia trains combine both a long distance and a high-speed service to connect major cities across Spain. The Alvia offers many routes such as connections from Madrid to Gijón, Alicante and Castellón and from Barcelona to Bilbao, A Coruña and Vigo.

How do you use cercanias in Madrid?

Is there a train service in Mallorca?

Mallorca has a small railway service that connects the capital, Palma, with several towns and villages on the island. It’s divided into three routes which run between Palma and Inca, Sa Pobla, Manacor, Marratxí, Santa María, Consell, Binissalem, Lloseta, Muro, Sineu and Petra.

Can I take my bike on the high speed train?

Bikes as Baggage – It’s possible for even a full-size bike to be considered luggage, if it’s dismantled and inside a bag. This is impractical for commuting, however, and it’s tough to meet size requirements. The National Conditions of Carriage state that you’re allowed to take two pieces of luggage onto a train for free: one measuring 90x70x30cm, another measuring 50x40x20cm.

  • If your bagged bike is bigger than that but no more than 100cm in any dimension, the guard can charge you half the adult fare for it;
  • If it’s bigger than 100cm in any dimension, the guard can refuse it;
  • If you want to be able to travel on any train at any time without a reservation, you need a folding bike;

Compact folders  are the best option as they’re carried without restriction, even on replacement buses. They meet – or come close to – the 90x70x30cm luggage size requirement. Some companies require the folding bike to be bagged, but most don’t. Bigger folding bikes might be classed as full-size bikes or oversized luggage by a rules-minded guard, even though the Association of Train Operating Companies seems to have dropped its requirement that a folding bike’s wheels be ‘20in or smaller’.

What is Alvia train in Spain?

Alvia High-Speed Train The Spanish Alvia trains combine both a long distance and a high-speed service to connect major cities across Spain. The Alvia offers many routes such as connections from Madrid to Gijón, Alicante and Castellón and from Barcelona to Bilbao, A Coruña and Vigo.

Can you take an electric bike on a train?

Can I take my bike on the 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.