Travelling with your own bicycle
Load your bicycle yourself or simply send it ahead
Do you want to take your bicycle with you on your travels? No problem, as you can either take your bicycle with you directly and load it onto the public transport vehicle yourself, or send it as luggage two days ahead and then travel behind in comfort without being weighed down.
Load your bicycle yourself
Load your bicycle, get on board and disembark wherever your cycling tour begins.
With a valid bike ticket, you can transport your bicycle on all BLS trains and boats, and so reach the starting point of your cycling tour quickly and safely together with your bicycle.
Depending on the type of vehicle, our trains, buses and boats have room for two to twelve bicycles. In case of high passenger volumes, there is unfortunately not always enough space for transporting bicycles. The best thing to do is check the capacity of the relevant trains in the online SBB timetable before embarking on your journey.
If you are travelling with a group of more than 10 people and bicycles, it is not possible to load the bicycles yourselves. We recommend that you hire them or send them as luggage.
On the train
On the train doors, a bicycle pictogram shows you where to find bicycle hooks or platforms for securely stowing bicycles. Please use the mounting fixtures on the train and make sure your bicycle does not block the path of other passengers. You are responsible for your own bicycle during the journey.
Please factor in enough time for boarding and changing to another service.
In our buses, you can take your bicycle along on the following lines:
- 468 Burgdorf–Heimiswil–Kaltacker(–Lueg)
- 271 Langnau–Signau–Röthenbach(–Chuderhüsi)
- 471 Hasle-Rüegsau–Affoltern-Weier
- 493 Huttwil–Wyssachen
Position your bicycle on the bus’s central platform and keep a firm grip on it during the journey. Busland AG accepts no liability for any damages.
The bicycles are transported in the passenger area. Space is therefore limited. During peak times, passengers in wheelchairs or with pushchairs have priority.
Aboard our boats
The self-loading of bicycles is possible to a limited degree. During peak times, passengers in wheelchairs or with pushchairs have priority.
Sending bicycles as luggage
Simply drop off your bicycle as luggage at the railway station. This allows you to travel unhindered and saves you from having to find an empty bicycle compartment.
With a ticket or travelpass valid for the entire route, you can drop off your bicycle at any railway station with a luggage counter and collect it at a railway station of your choice. Bicycles dropped off by 19.00 hours are ready for collection two days later from 9.00 hours.
Groups of 10 people or more must register to send their bicycles as luggage at least 5 working days ahead of departure. Information is available at your railway station or around the clock from Rail Service on +41 (0)848 44 66 88 (CHF 0.08/min.)
- CHF 18.00 Conventional bicycles / e-bikes up to 25 kg
- CHF 18.00 Bicycle trailers, unloaded, up to 25 kg
- CHF 36.00 Special bicycles such as tandems, reclining bikes, tricycles max. 2.40 L x 0.9 B x 1.1 H m