Calling all cyclists! You can take your bike on most TER trains for free. And that’s not all: we offer a variety of parking solutions, and you can hire a bike for transport before or after your rail journey. Here’s everything you need to know.
50,000 kilometres of cycling paths in France
Travelling with a bike
On most TER regional trains, your bike travels for free, stowed in a designated area. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be booked ahead.
Guidelines may vary from region to region. For example, you may not be allowed to take a bike on board at peak periods, and you may be able to book a space on some TER lines during the summer. Please check the TER website for your region.
Renting a bike
Want to hire a cycle when your train reaches its destination? Here’s how.
Hire a bike at a bike-share docking station or from a rental company
Choose from two options:
- go to one of our self-service docking stations. They’re available 24/7.
- use a rental company. Contact our partner, France Vélo Tourisme, to access Accueil Vélo, its nationwide rental network¹.
Use the SNCF app
In Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Grenoble and Bordeaux, the Assistant SNCF app lets you book with the Pony, Zoov and Jump via Lime dockless bike-share systems.
The app also displays bike-share stations in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Grenoble, Bordeaux and Toulouse.
Parking a bicycle
Need an easy way to get to and from your station by bike? Check out our parking solutions:
- bike racks and stands
- cycle shelters
- secure individual bike stands
- full-service vélostation bike hubs
Regional parking facilities
Across France, SNCF stations offer more than 25,000 parking spaces for bikes.
Choose your region
Want a bike of your own?
Get a discount from us when you buy a folding bike from our partner Easybike.
¹ Accueil Vélo guarantees a superlative experience and quality service tailored to the needs of bike tourists across France. In addition to bike hires, Accueil Vélo provides information on nearby cycle routes, as well as all the equipment you’ll need, from toolkits to secure bike hangars.