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Travelling with Bicycles

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Passengers may take a bicycle as luggage on all AVE, Larga Distancia (Long Distance), Avant, Media Distancia Convencional (Conventional Mid-Distance), Cercanías (Commuter) and Feve services.

General Conditions of Carriage for luggage on-board trains.

Folded or disassembled bicycles in a case

shall be deemed “hand luggage”:

  • Folded or disassembled bicycles in a case no larger than 180 cm are allowed on AVE, Larga Distancia (Long Distance) and Avant services. Folded bikes can travel without a cover on Media Distancia Convencional (Conventional Mid-Distance), Cercanías (Commuter) and Feve trains.

shall be deemed “special luggage”:

  • Folded or disassembled bicycles in a case no larger than 120 x 90 x 40 cm (length-height-width).
  • Pedals must be removed and the handlebars turned 90º.
  • • In sleeping accommodation, berths and beds:
    • For sleeping compartments, a maximum of two bicycles per compartment with be allowed where the compartment is purchased by a single group.
    • Bicycle transport is free, although the corresponding ticket must be obtained.

Bicycles do not need to be transported in a case on Media Distancia Convencional (Conventional Mid-Distance), Cercanías (Commuter) and Metric Gauge trains.

Only one bicycle deemed a special luggage may be transported. Additionally, in this instance passengers may carry hand luggage not exceeding 55 x 35 x 25 cm (height-width-depth).

Bicycles not folded or disassembled

There is a limit of one bike per passenger and only on Media Distancia Convencional (Conventional Mid-Distance), Cercanías (Commuter) and Feve services in the following conditions:

  • On services without reserved seating:
    • The number of bicycles per train may be limited.
    • On those services where no maximum number of bicycles per train is set, the sole limitation is that they do not inconvenience other passengers. The onboard staff will have the authority to limit bicycle access based on train occupancy.
    • Bicycle transport costs 3 euro for journeys over 100 kilometres on Media Distancia Convencional (Conventional Mid-Distance) and Feve-Media Distance (Mid-Distance) services. Transport is free on journeys under 100 kilometres €.
  • On Media Distancia Convencional (Conventional Mid-Distance) services with reserved seating
    • The number of bicycles per train will be limited. Bicycles will only be allowed on those trains that have a designated area or enough space to carry them. Therefore, the number of bicycles per train is limited.
    • Bicycle transport costs 3 euro for journeys over 100 kilometres.
  • Cercanías
    • The passenger carrying the bicycle must have a valid ticket and will not pay extra for the service.
    • If train occupancy is high and passengers carrying a bike are unable to take their journey or where the bike may inconvenience others, they may select another train or a full refund of their ticket.
    • Bicycles will be transported in designated areas. If there are no signs, the designated areas for transport and storage will be the entry areas on authorised trains, without this in any way blocking passageways or non-tip-up seating areas.

The maximum number of bicycles per access platform will depend on the available space at all times, with Customer Service criteria prevailing.

Rodalíes de Catalunya

The entry and marketing conditions for these trains are set by the Generalitat de Catalunya. Therefore, the rules set out on this page do not apply for these trains.

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