Bicycles, skis and prams

Bicycles, skis and prams can be transported on trains. Storage locations vary depending on the train type. Read more about transporting bicycles, prams and skis on trains on this page.

It is possible to transport bicycles and skis in most long-distance trains and commuter trains.

Skis can be transported in all trains if they do not cause nuisance to other passengers.

Prams are carried free of charge both in long-distance trains and commuter trains. Please, fold prams when travelling on board. You can ask for assistance from the conductor when lifting prams to the train.


See the bicycle transportation fees and purchasing locations below.

Kick scooters and kickbikes

Foldable kick scooters can be transported free of charge as hand luggage. Larger, unfoldable kickbikes are transported like bicycles and bicycle transport fees apply.


Bicycle transport fee


Please note!

InterCity-trains (long-distance)

5 €

A bicycle space must be booked in advance.

Customers should bring the bicycle to the bicycle space in the double-decker wagon of InterCity trains where it is possible to lock the bicycle with a 50 cent coin. The coin is returned when the bicycle is removed from the bicycle stand after the journey.

Luggage carrying express night trains

Bicycle transport fee 5 €
tandem bicycle or Bicycle + trailer 10 €

Purchased at a VR station 


Commuter  trains

Free of charge


Kickbikes are equalled with bicycles.

Trains to Russia

Free of charge

Bicycles may be transported if they are packed into a luggage-sized casing (60x100x40 cm). Bikes may have to be disassembled to fit within these dimensions.

Without the casing bicycles may not be transported.


Buying a bicycle ticket

Passengers who travel with a season ticket or multi-tickets can purchase an additional bicycle ticket at VR Stations or by calling VR Customer Care, tel. 0600 41 900 (1.99 €/answered call + local network charge).

Folded cycles

Transport a folded cycle as hand luggage without a cycle fee in long-distance and commuter trains.
If the folding cycle fits on the luggage rack please remember to use a plastic bag to prevent staining of other passengers' luggage.

Train Location Please note!
Pendolino There are large luggage lockers, one per car in the vestibule  
InterCity-trains in the service car's luggage locker or in the open lockers in car no. 5. Please note, that the lower locker is reserved for prams.
Express and regional trains as hand luggage without a cycle fee  
Railcars in the vestibule  
Commuter trains in the vestibule  
Trains to Russia: Allegro luggage space in car end may be transported if they are packed into a luggage-sized casing (60x100x40 cm).
Trains to Russia: Tolstoi can be transported in the sleeping compartments.  

The biggest folding cycles do not, however, fit on the luggage rack or in the IC train luggage lockers.


Skis can be easily transported in trains. The storage location varies depending on the train type.



Please note

Please note


as hand luggage free of charge if they do not cause nuisance to other passengers

Pendolino trains do not have specific transport space for skis.



in lockable storage spaces. Ski storage spaces are located in the InterCity train service car.

The storage space can hold five pairs of skis and two snowboards which can be locked to the wall with a mechanism operated by a 50 cent coin.

do not need to be booked in advance

Night express trains

in sleeping-cars, under the bed, or in end compartments, as fastened on the wall with straps

The skis can also be transported in the luggage car (note luggage fee per ski bag).



a special space for oversize baggage such as skis in vestibule

Free of charge


Commuter train

in the vestibule

Free of charge

without time limits

Trains to Russia: Allegro

luggage space in car end

Free of charge

Skis may be transported
provided that they are in a ski bag.

Trains to Russia: Tolstoi

can be transported in the sleeping compartments.

One pair of skis or a snowboard

Skis may be transported
provided that they are in a ski bag



Transport prams on long-distance and commuter trains free of charge. Ask for assistance for lifting the pram from the conductor.




There is space for prams in the service car (car 2).


There are two places for prams in service car (cars 4 or 14). If these are reserved, rest of the prams should be folded at the corridor of the service car.

Express and regional trains

Prams should be carried in the luggage van. You have to transport the prams to the van yourself.


There is space for prams at the end of the trainset.

Commuter trains

Prams should be carried in the vestibule.

Trains to Russia: Allegro

Prams should be carried in the luggage space at the end of car.

Trains to Russia: Tolstoi

Prams can be transported in the corridor of the coaches. There is no space for prams in sleeping compartments.



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Frequently asked questions

Can I purchase a ticket for my bicycle for a long-distance train?

Bicycle transport on InterCity trains must always be paid (€5) before the trip because of the limited number of bicycle transport spaces. You can take bicycles directly to the luggage van of blue trains and pay the bicycle transport charge to the conductor. However, groups must agree on bicycle transport beforehand.

Can I transport a bike on commuter trains?

You can transport bicycles free of charge on commuter trains.

I would like to take my bicycle with me on a long-distance train. Is that possible?

You can transport a bike as hand luggage. The bicycle fee is EUR 5. Transporting a bike is possible on most long-distance trains (InterCity trains, night/day express trains that transport luggage, and some regional trains). The possibility to transport a bike is indicated in timetables with a bike icon (InterCity trains) or a suitcase icon (blue trains). InterCity train bicycle space should be purchased in advance.

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