Bicycles can be carried for free on V/Line trains, if there is space available.
Space for bikes is generally available on reserved, locomotive-hauled services, arriving and departing from Albury, Bairnsdale, Shepparton, Swan Hill or Warrnambool.
Space is limited on Sprinter and VLocity trains arriving and departing from:
V/Line conductors will determine whether there is enough space for you to take bikes on these trains.
Look for the sign below on VLocity and Sprinter trains to know which door to enter with your bike:
Bikes must not obstruct passageways or doorways and must not inconvenience other customers. As space for bicycles is limited, bear in mind you may not be able to travel with your bike on the particular service you plan to take.
You are strongly advised to travel at off-peak times and avoid weekday services that:
Where possible, we recommend you box your bicycle in cardboard to avoid damage. Cardboard is not available at V/Line stations.
- arrive into Melbourne between 7:00 and 9:30 am
- depart Melbourne between 4:00 and 7:00 pm.
On scheduled coachesBikes are not permitted on timetabled V/Line coach services with the exception of folding bikes (see folding bicycles below).
On rail-replacement coachesSometimes it is necessary to replace trains with coaches.
If a rail replacement coach operates bikes can be carried, subject to space in the luggage area.
Note: this does not apply to the lunchtime rail replacement coache services between Melbourne and Albury.
Folding bicyclesFolding bikes can be carried free on V/Line trains and coaches and must:
A folding bicycle has small wheels and frame latches allowing the frame to be collapsed. Regular bicycles of any size, with or without wheels, are not considered folding bicycles and are subject to the conditions above regarding carriage of bicycles on V/Line.
- not exceed the dimensions of 82 cm long x 69 cm high x 39 cm wide
- have wheel rims no more than 20 inches (51 cm) in diameter
- be folded up and stored inside a bag or cover before boarding.
Note: folding bicycles cannot be stored in overhead luggage racks.
Leaving your bike at a stationBike lockersBike lockers are available at selected V/Line and Metro stations and can be rented free after paying a bond.
These lockers can be used to store your bike and items including helmets clothes and shoes.
Bike cagesBike cages are gradually being installed at stations across the state. More than 20 bikes fit in these cages which require swipe cards to enter and exit.
To find out where bike cages are available, call V/Line on 1800 800 007.
Please note: bicycles are carried on V/Line services and stored at stations at your own risk.
- Bicycle Victoria for information about how to store your bike at a "Parkiteer" cage