Can I take my bike on Eurostar?
Folding bikes can be taken on any Eurostar train, as long as they’re smaller than 85cm when fully folded. Before going through check-in, 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.
This is available from London, Paris, Lille and Brussels, and 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 60 to 90 minutes before you train departs, to allow us 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 per train. To check availability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03448 225 822.
Unfortunately, even if they’re in a protective box or case, bikes larger than 85cm long can’t travel to or from Ashford International, Ebbsfleet International, Calais Fréthun, Disneyland® Paris, Lyon Part-Dieu, Avignon TGV, Marseille Saint-Charles or our ski destinations.
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.
These requirements only apply to Eurostar, and EuroDespatch fees are non-refundable. If your trip involves a connecting train (for instance TGV or Thalys), it’s best to check you can take your bike on board their trains before you book.
For anything else please see our dedicated bikes page.