Taking your bike on public transportation

Many modes of public transportation allow you to take your bike along, but some offer only a small window of opportunity. Find out what your options are.

Having a bicycle at your disposal makes you extremely mobile and flexible, even allowing you to travel to faraway places.

Trams and buses

Normal bicycles may be taken on the RandstadRail trams (line 2, 3, 4 and 19) from Monday to Friday after 19.00 hrs. and all day on the weekends for free. Passengers may take standard folding bicycles with them anytime free of charge. Tandems, mopeds and bicycles with a trailer are not allowed. Bicycles cannot be taken on the new R-net trams.

Only folding bicycles are permitted in The Hague’s other trams and buses. You need to use the special baggage compartment available in all the trams and buses. During especially busy times, it may be difficult to find space for a bicycle. In cases of doubt the driver has the right to decide whether you may take your bicycle with you.

More info: www.htm.nl.

Domestic trains

You can take your own bicycle on the train during off-peak hours. To do this you need to purchase a Bicycle Day Ticket (Dagkaart fiets) and take it with you into a specially designated place in the train marked with a small bicycle symbol. The Bicycle Day Ticket allows you to travel anywhere within the Netherlands.

A Bicycle Day Ticket allows you to take a normal bicycle, tandem, reclining bicycle or e-bike. You do not need to purchase a ticket for a standard folding bicycle as they are free of charge on the train (provided they meet the terms and conditions).

For more information visit www.ns.nl.

International trains

Would you like to take your bicycle with you on an international train within Europe? It’s possible to take a regular bicycle, mountain bike, track bike, recumbent bicycle or tandem on trains using the train’s special bicycle compartments. If you board the train in The Hague, you may take your bicycle with your for a surcharge.

Visit www.nsinternational.nl.

Published: 4 January 2016Modified: 19 June 2020