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:

Besides SJ, these providers forbid bicycles:

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