Traveling with bicycles on Swedish trains

A variety of service providers and differing policies has made traveling by train in Sweden with a bicycle a challenging undertaking. The national rail operator SJ currently does not allow bicycles unless they are dismantled and packed into travel bags, but many smaller operators allow a restricted number of bicycles per train for a small fee. In some cases bicycles may even be brought along for free with certain restrictions.

Rail providers which allow bicycles:

    • SL (FREE on commuter trains [except Roslagsbanan] with restrictions at Central Station and during rush hour, no bikes on the subway)
    • Arlanda Express (Stockholm airport, free)
    • Mälartåget (Mälaren/Stockholm region, 6 bikes per train)
    • UL (Upplands Lokaltrafik)
    • Västtrafik (Västra Götaland, Halland. Bicycles are carried on trains free of charge, subject to space)
    • FlixTrain (Stockholm-Göteborg, 4 bicycles for a fee)
    • Öresundståg (West coast, 9 bikes per train)
    • Tåg i Bergslagen (Central Sweden, 2 free bikes per train)
    • Pågatågen (Skåne, 6 bikes per train)
    • Krösatågen (Southern Sweden, 10 bikes per train)
    • Norrtåg (routes Sundsvall – Storlien and Sundsvall – Umeå, a fee is applied)
    • Tågab (Västra Götaland, Värmland, Dalarna)
    • NSB (Norwegian rail, 5 bikes per train)
    • X-Tåg (Gävleborg, 2 bikes per train)
    • Värmlandstrafik (a fee is applied)
    • Inlandsbanan
    • Östgötatrafiken (not during rush hour)
    • Snälltåget (Night train Malmö – Swedish mountain destinations)
    • Lennakatten, Östra Södermanlands Järnväg (steam trains, free)

    Besides SJ, these providers forbid bicycles:

      • Blå Tåget (Stockholm – Göteborg)
      • Snälltåget (Daytime Stockholm – Malmö)
      • Kustpilen (Linköping-Västervik, Linköping-Kalmar)
      • MTR Express (Stockholm – Göteborg)