Bike transport

See all the conditions about carrying your bike on our trains.

Apart from the special conditions that apply to each service, bike transport on CP has to meet the following conditions:

  • each customer can only take one bike;
  • CP is not liable for any damage caused to the bikes and/or third parties during the journey;
  • the bike owners are responsible for putting the bikes on and off the trains;
  • the bikes must be transported so as not to block the doors or to hinder other passengers boarding or disembarking;
  • no cycling is allowed in the stations, concourse underpasses or overpasses;
  • bike transport is only allowed on the permitted services and carriages;
  • the ticket inspector may refuse the transport when, given the number of passengers on the train, the bike could cause danger or damage to the train or injure people or when it could disturb normal service;
  • outsized bikes (e.g. long bike or tandems) are not allowed;
  • electric bikes are allowed (maximum power of 0.25 kW), so long as their size/space (not considering the battery) are similar to normal bikes;
  • bikes can only be carried under normal operating conditions. This does not include replacement bus services or similar. 

Bikes can be transported so long as they are disassembled and properly packed as luggage that is no larger than fits in the luggage rack or under the seats, the space corresponding to the seats you have the right to, maximum one piece of luggage per person. This transport is free. 

The supports in the carriages do not have padlocks.

Lisbon – Oporto / Braga / Guimarães Intercidades trains

The 2nd class carriages on these trains have proper supports for traditional bikes, allowing 2 bikes to be taken in each carriage.

Conditions:

  • Only one bike per passenger;
  • The bike must weigh 15kg or less;
  • The carriage of bicycles is limited to the space available - places 15 and 17 in the 2nd class carriages on the northern line Intercidades Lisbon-Oporto/Braga/Guimarães and places 12 and 18 in the 2nd class carriages on the Beira Alta, Alentejo and Sul line trains. If these places are not available, only bikes than can be folded or disassembled and stored as hand luggage can be carried. No more than one bike per person.
  • Transport is free in any case.

Nota: These places are only available on the Beira Alta, Alentejo and Sul lines as of 21 March 2018.

Beira Baixa (Lisboa – Castelo Branco - Covilhã) Intercidades trains

Passengers are limited to one bike per train on the Beira Baixa Intercidades trains.

Conditions:

  • Only one bike per passenger;
  • Bike transport is limited to the availability of the space – seat 3 in carriage 2. (The bike is transported in carriage No. 1 in the proper place). If this place is not available, only bikes that are folded and packed as luggage can be taken and again, no more than one bike per passenger..

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Beira Alta, Alentejo and Southern line Intercidades - Bikes can be transported so long as they are disassembled and properly packed as luggage that is no larger than fits in the luggage rack or under the seats, the space corresponding to the seats you ave the right to, maximum one piece of luggage per person. This transport is free.

The Regional, InterRegional and Coimbra urban trains allow you to take your bike. On the platform before boarding, go to the ticket inspector, who must issue the ticket (the passenger's) and say whether the bike can go on board as the space is limited depending on the kind of rolling stock.

There are temporary restrictions on bikes on the Regional and InterRegional trains.

It is advisable to use the carriages and spaces indicated on the regional trains.

Bike transport is free every day and at all times on the Lisbon and Oporto urban trains on all lines. 

You can also leave your bike at one of the bike parks at the stations on the Sintra, Cascais, Azambuja, Sado, Aveiro, Braga, Guimarães and Marco lines.

Bikes can be taken for free but are only allowed in sleeping compartments and no more than two per compartment on the condition that the compartment is sold as a family room and the bikes are properly packed and measure no more than 1.20x0.90 m. 

Bikes can be carried so long as they are disassembled and properly packed so they can be taken as hand luggage, only one per passenger and the do not measure more than 120x90x40 cm.

Bikes can also be taken for free if they are not dissembled, one per passenger and a maximum of three per train. This transport is limited to the available space on the train, so it is the ticket collector who says whether you can take your bike and who issues the ticket.