Bicycle transportation

The bicycle transportation service is aligned with Regulation 782/2021 of the European Union, according to which railway companies shall enable bicycle transportation, provided that bicycles are easy to handle, the transportation complies with the requirements of the specific service and the bicycles are transported in trains with relevant capacity.


The bicycle transportation in the trains of Hellenic Train remains follows:


Α. In the long distance trains of Hellenic Train, bicycles are transported as registered luggage, in the luggage van, provided that there is enough capacity, applicable to registered luggage:

  • Trains on Athens-Thessaloniki-Athens route (Trains with ETR rolling stock are excluded). From 22 September 2023 and until further notice, passenger transport  is operated by train on the Athens-Lianokladi-Athens section and by bus on the Lianokladi-Thessaloniki-Lianokladi section.


  • Athens -Kalambaka – Athens route (882/887). From 15 September 2023 and until further notice, passenger transport is operated by train on the Athens-Lianokladi-Athens section and by bus on the Lianokladi-Kalambaka-Lianokladi section.


Bicycle transport as registered luggage, on the above itineraries,  is possible only on the Athens-Lianokladi-Athens section of the route. The provisions of paragraph C apply to the remaining part of the route (Lianokladi-Kalambaka-Lianokladi and Lianokladi-Thessaloniki-Lianokladi).


A fare  of 5€ per bicycle is charged. Up to 5 bicycles are accepted as registered luggage on each train.


Β. Up to 3 bicycles are accepted as hand luggage, on the trains* of  the following  routes, without any charge, provided that there is enough capacity inside the coaches and the bicycles can be transported without impeding other passengers:


  • Athens-Chalkida

  • Piraeus –International Airport «Elefterios Venizelos» – Kiato – Aigio
  • Larisa- Volos 
  • Larisa-Thessaloniki-Larisa. The  trains 11599, 12593, 11592, 11596 and 11598 are excluded  due to increased passenger traffic.
  • Katakolo - Pyrgos - Olympia line
  • Suburban line of Patras     

Special cases of routing emergency rolling stock, which cannot accept bicycles, are excluded.


The following routes are currently operated by bus. Therefore, the carriage of bicycles is performed as specified in paragraph C:

  • Thessaloniki-Platy-Edessa-Florina
  • Athens-Leianokladi
  • Lianokladi – Stylida 
  • Palaiofarsalos-Kalambaka
  • Thessaloniki-Serres
  • Thessaloniki-Drama
  • Thessaloniki-Alexandroupoli
  • Alexandroupolis-Ormenio Line


The passenger-owner of the bicycle is solely responsible for the bicycle’s transportation and its placement in the coach, as well as the security of the bicycle during the journey and the avoidance of damage to the rolling stock. The placement of bicycles between the seats is not allowed.


C. Buses of Hellenic Train

The transportation of one (1) foldable bicycle is possible in each route, without any charge. The passenger-owner of the bicycle is responsible for the whole procedure of the bicycle transportation.


The bicycle  should be placed in a suitable storage case and the bicycle dimensions should be up to 100 x 60 x 25 cm.


During the journey the bicycle is placed in the luggage space of the bus.

On the following touristic trains bicycles are  not accepted:

Ano Lekhonia-Milee route (train of Pelion)

Diakofto-Kalavryta route (Rack railway)