Cycling in a foreign city is a very fascinating and fun experience. To move around with the bike from one side of the city to another can be useful to know the local public transport policies.
Here are the main guidelines for bike transport in the metro in the most popular European cities.
Folding bicycles are always allowed, so the following norms apply to regular bikes.
Bicycles are allowed on the subway on Saturdays and public holidays with no time restrictions. On weekdays, however, they can be transported between 10am and 12:30pm and from 9pm to end of service. Bikes must be accommodated in the first train car.
Children’s bikes are always welcome as they are considered as luggage.
During the months of July and August it is possible to carry the bike without restriction. The rest of the year the bicycle is allowed on holidays from 5am to 7am, from 9:30am to 5pm and from 8:30pm to the end of service.
Bicycles are generally allowed on all trains, trams and metro of the city in special wagons. Occasional travelers, such as cyclists, have to add at the cost of the ticket a supplement of few euros (up to € 3). However, Berlin is also provided with a large number of parking lots where to park the bicycle and take public transport.
Bike transportation is free but only possible for some sections of the city subway. The time allowed is 7:30am to 9:00am and 4:00pm to 7:00pm to the end of service. On Saturdays and Sundays these restrictions do not apply.
In the city, bicycle transport on public means is forbidden, except for Metro Line 1. The latter allows the transport on holidays until 4:30 pm, and on weekdays it is allowed to start at 6:30 am, from 9:00am to 4:30pm and after 7:00pm.