We offer several options for transporting your bicycle with you on your Amtrak journey.
Full-size bicycles may be carried on certain trains with designated walk-on bicycle service. See below table for details. Starting June 1, 2013, the bicycle slots on the Pacific Surfliner will be available by reservation only.
|Number of Spots||Reservations Required||Checked Service Available||Bicycle Fee**|
|Amtrak Cascades*||6 per train||Yes||Select Stations||$5|
|Capitol Corridor||6 per train||No||No||--|
|San Joaquin||6 per train||No||Select Stations||--|
|Pacific Surfliner||6 per train||No||Select Stations||--|
|Downstate Illinois Services||4 per train||Yes||No||$10|
|Missouri River Runner||4 per train||Yes||No||$10|
|Downeaster||8 per train||Yes||No||$5|
|Piedmont||6 per train||Yes||No||--|
* Excludes trains 510/517, which offer bikes as checked baggage only.
** Effective September 10, 2012 the bicycle checking fee will increase from $5 to $10.
For trains with reserved bicycle space, bicycle racks may be reserved when booking travel; service fees may apply. Tickets must be supplied when tickets are collected onboard.
Passengers are responsible for supplying their own cords and locking devices.
Bicycles must be stored in the designated racks. Trains with unreserved walk-on bicycle service, racks are available at a first-come, first-serve basis. When the racks are full, bikes will no longer be accepted onboard.
Amtrak disclaims liability for loss of or damage to bicycles carried onboard and stored in bike racks.
Bicycles may be checked on Amtrak between all cities where checked baggage is offered. Not all trains or locations are equipped to handle checked baggage. Find your station(s) to see if this service is available.
The fee for checking a bike as baggage is $10.00. This is subject to change without notice.
Folding bicycles may be brought aboard certain passenger cars as carry-on baggage. Only true folding bicycles (bicycles specifically designed to fold up into a compact assembly) are acceptable. Generally, these bikes have frame latches allowing the frame to be collapsed, and small wheels. Regular bikes of any size, with or without wheels, are not considered folding bikes, and may not be stored as folding bikes aboard trains.
You must fold up your folding bicycle before boarding the train. You may store the bike only in luggage storage areas at the end of the car (or, in Superliners, on the lower level). You may not store bikes in overhead racks.
We cannot carry automobiles with bicycles loaded on the roof. See the Auto Train Vehicle Requirements for details.
Regular bicycles and unicycles may be shipped on Amtrak Express. Bicycles are generally exempt from Amtrak Express size requirements.