Cycles on public transport

Folded cycles

You can take folded cycles anywhere, at any time on all our transport services. However, on buses the driver can decide not to let you travel if it's too busy.

Electric scooters - folded or not - are not allowed.

Non-folded cycles

You can take non-folded cycles on some services at specific times.

Tube

On the lines listed below only:

  • Allowed Monday to Friday before 07:30, between 09:30 and 16:00, and after 19:00
  • Allowed anytime on weekends and bank holidays
Line Stations allowed
Bakerloo Between Queen's Park and Harrow & Wealdstone 
Central Between Leyton, Epping and Newbury Park (via Hainault only) 
Between White City, Ealing Broadway and West Ruislip 
Circle Anywhere 
District Anywhere
Hammersmith & City Anywhere
Jubilee Between Stratford and Canning Town 
Between Finchley Road and Stanmore 
Metropolitan Anywhere 
Northern Between Golders Green and Hendon Central 
Between Colindale and Edgware 
Between East Finchley, Mill Hill East and High Barnet 
Piccadilly Between Oakwood and Cockfosters 
Between Barons Court, Hounslow West and Uxbridge 

London Overground

  • Allowed Monday to Friday before 07:30, between 09:30 and 16:00, and after 19:00
  • Allowed anytime on weekends and bank holidays

You can also take non-folded cycles on trains:

  • Leaving Liverpool Street station going towards Chingford, Enfield Town or Cheshunt, between 07:30 and 09:30
  • Arriving at Liverpool Street station from Chingford, Enfield Town or Cheshunt, between 16:00 and 19:00

Elizabeth line

Non-folded cycles are allowed Monday to Friday:

  • Arriving at Liverpool Street (from the east) before 07:30 and after 09:30
  • Leaving Liverpool Street (eastbound) before 16:00 and after 19:00
  • Arriving at London Paddington (from the west) before 07:45 and after 09:45
  • Leaving London Paddington (westbound) 16:30 and after 19:00
  • Between Paddington and Abbey Wood before 07:30, 09:30-16:00 and after 19:00

Weekends and bank holidays: Anytime

You cannot take non-folded cycles onto the Tube at some Elizabeth line stations:

  • Tottenham Court Road
  • Bond Street
  • Paddington - onto the Bakerloo line
  • Liverpool Street - onto the Central and Northern lines
  • Stratford - onto the Central line

DLR

  • Allowed Monday to Friday before 07:30, between 09:30 and 16:00, and after 19:00
  • Allowed anytime on weekends and bank holidays

National Rail

Use PlusBike to find out where you can take cycles on National Rail services.

Bus and tram

Non-folded cycles cannot be taken on buses and trams.

River

Most river services allow non-folded cycles but you should check with them before you travel.

Emirates Air Line

You can take a non-folded cycle at any time.

Coaches

You need to check with the coach company to see if you can take a non-folded cycle.