Bicycles on public transport

Bicycles are allowed on public transport, in some cases during specific time bands which vary according to the operators involved. However, as a general rule, the time restrictions are according to the particular circumstances of each train, numbers of people, etc.

For intermodal travel, bear in mind that a folding bike is really useful inside stations and other facilities, as well as minimising the risk of annoying other users.

And remember you can also combine various means of public transport with Bicing bikes.

  • Bikes are allowed at the following times:
    • Working days between 5 am and 7 am, 9.30 am and 5 pm, and 8.30 pm till the service finishes.
    • Working days in July and August for the entire duration of the service.
    • Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
  • You must use the designated areas for bikes. When the train arrives, look for the sign showing where bikes have to go. If you see you will cause problems for other users, wait for the next train.
  • Folding bikes that are properly folded can be used without any of the above restrictions, provided they are not a nuisance to other users.
  • You can travel on a bus with a folding bike, provided it is folded

Rodalies de Catalunya

  • Bikes may be transported on all lines, without restrictions, provided there is room. Any person taking a bike must keep an eye out at all times to ensure the safety and comfort of other passengers. RENFE staff may make an exception and not allow bikes on trains if they are crowded.
  • Folding bikes are regarded as hand luggage, so they can always be carried folded up, as long as they do not cause a nuisance to other passengers or damage railway equipment.


  • No restrictions, unless the number of passengers dictates otherwise. All trains have specially designated areas for bikes.
  • Bikes can be taken on trams, provided the number of passengers at any given moment allows it. You should avoid rush hours. Trams have designated areas for bikes.

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