How to: take your bike on the tube

Tube train

Want to squeeze your mountain bike on the tube at rush hour? Forget it. But there are times and ways you can get most bicycles round London by public transport.

TfL's easy peasy page

TfL has handily gathered information on cycle carriage on the public transport network here. This covers not just tube, but buses, river crossings and even Emirates Air Line. For a map of all tube lines see this PDF.

Do note though: you cannot take bicycles onto moving escalators anywhere.

Folded bicycles can be taken free of charge on the tube at all times. Non-folding bicycles can be taken free of charge on some sections of the tube outside peak times. Peak times are 07.30 - 09.30 and 16.00 - 19.00, Monday to Friday, except for public holidays. In certain cases, as listed, non-folding bicycles may also be taken during rush hour in the opposite direction to the majority of travellers.

The same rules apply for DLR, but don't expect to be allowed off at Bank (due to safety concerns), most Overground services and TfL Rail. River services take bikes as does the Emirates Air Line, but buses and trams are out for all but folding cycles.

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