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Travelling by train with your bike

  • On Frecce trains

    Now you no longer need to leave your bike at home!  
    You can bring a single bike free of charge (disassembled and contained in a bag or a fully closed folding bike) with you when you travel by train by placing it in the spaces provided for luggage. If there is not enough space, you can place it elsewhere, as long as it does not obstruct or inconvenience other customers or train staff. 
    In any case, the size should not exceed 80 x 110 x 45 cm.

  • On Intercity trains

    If you wish to take your assembled bicycle with you on Intercity trains:

    • first, select your preferred Intercity train and then, if the service is available, please purchase the bike supplement. Each passenger may bring one bicycle only with them on board the train, subject to mandatory prior booking, at a supplementary price of €3.50.
      If you have a National Youth Card, bicycle transport services are free of charge. To purchase your bike supplement on this website or the Trenitalia app, add the “Travel with your bicycle” service to your cart before you purchase your tickets.
    • In coach 3, there are 6 bicycle spaces where you can store your assembled bicycle on a bike rack in a vertical position, plus 2 e-bike charging ports.

    You may also bring a folding bicycle with you, provided it is disassembled or fully folded, stored in a bag and securely stowed in one of the spaces provided for luggage. This service is free of charge for one bicycle only.  

  • On regional trains

    On regional trains marked with the special symbol, and limited to available spaces, each passenger can take an assembled bicycle on board with them  – including pedal-assist bikes – up to a maximum length of 2 metres, for a daily supplement rate of €3.50, which is valid until 11:59 p.m. on the date indicated on the ticket or, alternatively, another second class single ticket.

    On all regional trains – even those not marked with the special symbol – passengers are permitted to travel with a fully closed folding bicycle (even if not in the special bag) free of charge, provided that the size does not exceed 120 x 80 x 45 cm and does not cause danger or inconvenience to other passengers.

    Train staff may not permit passengers to bring their bikes on board the train in the event that the transportation of your bike is deemed to be detrimental to the train service.

  • On international trains

    You can also bring your bike with you on some international trains in a designated carriage or in the specific spaces provided in passenger carriages.  This excludes internal national routes. 

    International connections from Italy with “bike-on-board” services

    Trains between Italy-Switzerland

    On certain Eurocity connections between Italy and Switzerland, you can travel with your assembled bicycle; specifically, on lines to and from: GenevaZurich and Basel.

    To check whether the service is available on your train, look for the special symbol on the official timetable.

    Due to the limited space available for bikes on board, we recommend enquiring about availability and booking your bike space before departure. Each passenger can bring a maximum of one bicycle.

    The bike supplement costs €12.00 and can be bought together with your ticket on this website, on the Trenitalia App, and from Trenitalia ticket offices and travel agencies .
    It can also be purchased on board the train at the same price, once the availability of remaining bike storage spaces has been checked, and only for departures from Italy (pre-reservation is mandatory for departures from Switzerland).

    To purchase the bike supplement on this website:

    • Select your Eurocity train and, before paying, add the "Travel with your bicycle" service to your cart.
    • A bike space will be automatically assigned in one of the carriages designated for this service: you can see the carriage and the space in the summary of your cart before paying.

    It is also possible to bring folding bicycles on Eurocity trains between Italy and Switzerland if they are folded or disassembled and stored in a bag no larger than 80x110x45 cm. The bike should be placed in the spaces provided for luggage, as long as it does not create an obstacle for other travellers or on-board personnel. This service is free of charge for one bicycle only.


    Trains between Italy-Germany and Italy-Austria

    Night train services from Italy-Austria and Italy-Germany do not offer the “bike-on-board” service.

    Daytime trains offering the “bike-on-board” service between Italy, Austria and Germany on the Brenner line (e.g. Verona to Innsbruck or Munich and vice versa) are specifically indicated with the special symbol on the official timetable. 
    This service cannot be purchased at Trenitalia points of sale.

    For trains departing from Italy, passengers should contact the points of sale of the German (Deutsche Bahn-DB) and Austrian (Österreichische Bundesbahnen-OBB) railway companies both to check the availability of the service on the date you wish to travel, and to book and purchase a ticket for your bike. (Given the limited space for bikes on board, it is mandatory to book this service).

    If available, you can purchase the bike transport service directly on board the train, subject to the remaining availability of bike storage spaces (maximum one bicycle per passenger), at a price of €12.00.
    For departures from abroad, you will need to purchase the bike ticket from the railway company of the departure station of your train.