Can I take my bike on Eurostar?
The Eurodespatch department is currently closed because of the Coronavirus pandemic and we will not be taking luggage bookings at present. For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org Booking duration before departure 121-180 days 61-120 days 60 days or less Boxed £30 £35 £40 Boxed - Cycling UK Members £25 £30 £35 Fully assembled £35 £45 £55
Folding bikes can be taken on any Eurostar train, as long as they’re smaller than 85cm when fully folded. Before going through the ticket gates, they’ll also need to be in a protective case that covers the whole bike. If not, your bike will need to be sent with EuroDespatch, our registered luggage service.
All non-folding bikes or those over 85cm long will need to travel with EuroDespatch.
Between London, Paris and Brussels, we are able to transport your bike on most direct services between these stations. If you are traveling at the beginning or end of the day or on a service to Brussels that continues to Amsterdam (9114 and 9148) we may not be able to book your bike on the same train as you but we should be able to get it on to a train arriving within a few hours of yours.
On these routes there are a couple of options:
1. In a bike bag or box
Using a padded bike bag or bike box is the best option for protecting your bike. If you don’t have your own, EuroDespatch will provide a box for you, the cost of which is included in the fee. If you choose this option, we recommend arriving at least 90 minutes before you train departs, to allow you time to dismantle your bike.
2. Fully assembled
If you’d prefer to keep your bike in one piece, EuroDespatch has a limited number of spaces for fully assembled bikes, usually two per train.
From London to Lille we have a limited number of spaces per train to take bikes in a bag or box, we cannot transport bikes fully assembled, this can be pre-booked. If you are traveling from Lille to London, we only offer a walk-up service, although this cannot be pre-booked, we guarantee that your bike will arrive in London within 24 hours.
Travelling with a bike to and from Amsterdam
Travelling direct from London to Amsterdam:
We’re able to take a maximum of two fully assembled bikes on our morning trains which leave London at 07:16 (bikes to be dropped off the night before) and 11:04. On arrival, the bikes can be collected straight away from our partner MacBike. Please book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Travelling direct from Amsterdam to London:
It is possible to take your bike when you travel on our direct services from Amsterdam to London, however at present we cannot guarantee it will travel on the same train. Instead, your bike will be ready to be picked up in London within 24 hours. Please ensure that you pre-book by calling 03448 225 822 or by emailing email@example.com.
Travelling indirect from Amsterdam to London via Brussels (with Thalys and Eurostar):
Thalys allow bikes on board if they’re packed in a bicycle case (check the Thalys website for dimensions and full conditions).
Please make sure to give yourself at least 90 minutes in Brussels to drop off your bike at EuroDespatch for onward travel to London. You can call us to pre-book your bike on the Eurostar leg of the journey.
Travelling indirect from Amsterdam to London via Brussels (on two separate Eurostar trains):
We can take a maximum of two bikes on our 16:48 train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussels-Midi/Zuid. They’ll then be transferred onto the next direct London-bound Eurostar train. Bikes can only travel fully assembled and pre-booking is essential.
The price range for taking non-folding bikes with us is below.
To check availability or make a booking for any of these options, please call 0344 822 5822 between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. For general enquires you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately, even if they’re in a protective box or case, bikes larger than 85cm long can’t travel to or from
Lyon Part-Dieu, Avignon TGV,
On routes where you're taking a connecting train
If you’re travelling to any of these destinations, our partner First Luggage may be able to help. As a Eurostar customer you’ll receive an exclusive discount.
If your trip involves a connecting train (for instance TGV or Thalys), it is best to check the train operator’s website to ensure you are able to take your bike on board their trains before you book.
For anything else please see our dedicated bikes page.
The Eurodespatch department is currently closed because of the Coronavirus pandemic and we will not be taking luggage bookings at present. For further information please email email@example.com
Booking duration before departure
60 days or less
Boxed - Cycling UK Members