Travelling with your bike on Eurostar
We accept bikes in certain stations and on certain Eurostar routes, so take a look at the information below to find out more.
Tour De France – Walk up Bike Service 23rd July – 30th July
Owing to the high volume of bikes that we receive at the end of the Tour De France we cannot guarantee our 24 hour bike service. During this period all Walk- up bike services will become a 48 hr guaranteed service. We will of course endeavour to send your bikes as early as possible but please bear with us during this period of high volume. Please remember for your additional convenience you can drop your bikes off as soon as you have finished with them at our Gare Du Nord Luggage office and we will keep them until your arrival at the London office.
Folding bicycles 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.
All non-folding bikes or those over 85cm long will need to travel with our registered luggage service, Eurodespatch. This is available from London, Paris, Lille and Brussels, and we have a couple of options for you to choose from.
- You can put your bike in a padded bike bag or bike box. We can provide a box for you, which is included in the service price and this is the best option for protecting your bike.
- If you’d prefer to keep your bike fully assembled, Eurodespatch has a limited number of spaces per train, so you’ll need to call us for availability.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept any non-folding bikes or those over 85cm long to or from Ashford, Ebbsfleet, Calais, Disneyland® Paris and our ski destinations.
Book in advance (bike travels on your train) £30
Book on the day (bike travels on the first available train) £25**
To book your bike before you travel, email our Eurodespatch team at email@example.com or call 03448 225 822. To book on the day, go straight to Eurodespatch when you arrive at the station.
** While we’ll always do our best to make sure your bike travels on your train, please note that spaces are subject to availability. We guarantee that your bike will arrive at its destination station with 24 hours.
Our Lyon-South of France route
We’re not able to accept non-folding bikes or those over 85cm long on Eurostar trains between London or Ashford and Lyon, Avignon and Marseille, but we can arrange for your bike to be picked up and delivered at your destination with our partner First Luggage. As a Eurostar traveller, you’ll get an exclusive discount.
These requirements only apply to Eurostar. So, if your trip involves a connecting train with another train company, it’s best to check with them before you book.