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Posted by Lucia  November 13, 2016  Rating 100.00%  Leave a comment

Are you planning to travel by train with your bicycle? Slovak Rails offers you a bike-transfer within the whole Slovakia and it is also possible to take your bike with you while visiting Budapest or Vienna.

Bicycles in trains

Most of the trains can transport bicycles, there are just different conditions while transporting. These conditions includes: where the bike can be placed (number of the particular carriage), who loads and unloads the bike as well as if the reservation of place is necessary. Each train is marked with some of the following pictograms, in order to know the conditions for bike transport in trains. If you look for your train on the internet you can see particular pictogram next to the train name and number. Here is the list of pictograms and its explanations:

Mobile Luggage Storage

The traveler is responsible for loading and unloading bicycle. Bicycles can are transported in a selected area in a particular carriage until the space availability. Reservation is not compulsory, but during the seasonal months might be busy, so we recommend you to make a reservation, while buying a train ticket. There can be transported only 2 bikes in particular carriage.

Mobile Luggage Storage - required reservation

This type of wagon can be found in the trains that require purchasing compulsory reservation ticket (IC trains, EC trains). The traveler is responsible for loading and unloading bikes. Bicycles are transported in a selected area in a particular carriage until the space availability.

Mobile Luggage Storage is set in trains: EC, IC, Ex, R and Zr category. You can find these kind of trains operating on international connections.

Simplified Luggage Transport

Extended bike transport controlled by the traveler. The traveler is responsible for loading and unloading bicycle. Bike can be transported in all trains marked with this sticker, there is possibility to load the bike in particular carriage (usually the first or last one) until the space is available.

Simplified Luggage Transport - possible reservation

Extended bike transport controlled by the traveler with optional reservation.

Simplified Luggage Transport - required reservation

Extended bike transport controlled by the traveler with mandatory reservation.

  Bike transport excluded

Carrying bikes is not possible on in such a train.

Prices:

One way bike ticket 1.5€
One day bike ticket 2.5€
One week bike ticket 6€

+ Reservation of place for bike: 1€ 

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