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Bicycle Tickets

Bicycle reservations

All our trains carry bicycles free of charge, providing you reserve a space beforehand when you buy your ticket using our online booking system or by contacting the Guest Service Centre.

Bicycles are carried in secure accommodation next to the Train Manager’s office. Bicycle accommodation is limited to six on each service (except for three on the Inverness to Euston service, which also carries fresh seafood to London’s restaurants daily). However, if our trains are busy, we’ll courier your bicycle from your starting station to your destination station, at no extra charge. If we need to do this our Guest Service Centre will contact you before your journey, and you will need to be able to present your bike up to two hours before departure time (links to Cycles & Pets page).

Please note that, if you are travelling on a service to or from Fort William (or any station on the West Highland line) you will need to move your bicycle from one coach to another at Edinburgh, as there is no through coach for bicycles between London and Fort William.

Because of space limitations, we can only carry bicycles that are for one person. Sorry, but we can’t carry tandems, motorised bicycles, mopeds, motorbikes or motability scooters.

Booking and refunding rules:

  • Buy up to 12 months before travel
  • Available up until just before train departure
  • Your reservation is only valid for the specified date
  • No refund – there is no charge for a bicycle reservation

Where to buy:

  • Online on this website 
  • From our Guest Service Centre call 0330 060 0500
    between 08.30am and 18.00pm seven days a week
  • Major stations

Included in your Bicycle Reservation:

  • Secure reserved accommodation for your bicycle (either on train or with our courier service – we will advise you which before travel)
  • 2 tickets - one to attach to the bicycle and one guest copy

How to get your Bicycle Reservation:

  • Collect from a ticket vending machine at over 1,000 stations
  • First class post (UK only)
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery (UK only)