PlusBike by National Rail

At National Rail we want to make it easier for you to stay connected, and we know getting from point A to B often takes a few types of transport.

If you are a cyclist and have questions about bringing your cycle on your train journey PlusBike is here to help.

PlusBike is a free resource tool with all the information you need to plan a seamless journey when you take the train and you plan to cycle along the way. Whether you are travelling with your own bike or looking to hire one at some point in your journey PlusBike can help.

You can access information on facilities at the station including cycle parking spaces, cycle hire schemes and information about taking your bike with you on a train. 

What information can you get with PlusBike?

Bike parking the number of parking spaces, along with bike facilities at station including CCTV security, type of storage and location.
Bike-hire at stations or nearby with links directly to them
Bikes on trains on board carriage rules about taking bikes on train specific to your rail journey, how many parking spaces are available and what types of bikes are allowed.
Bike reservations whether a bike needs to be reserved to take on board

​​​​​​​Where can you access PlusBike?

Access PlusBike for free via the National Rail website online, mobile app across Apple and Android, and tablets.

Simply use Journey Planner to plan your journey to view the information or search by station.

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PlusBike is a free tool available within the National Rail website and mobile app.


For tailored information specific to your journey:

1. On the home page, enter your journey information under 'Trains times | Buy tickets'

and click

2. Click on 'Details' for the journey

3. Scroll down to 'additional info' on the far right

click on the 'PlusBike' icon




Information is shown specifically to your journey or by station and includes:

1. Use Stations Services & Facilities to look up a station on the National Rail network

2. Click on 'Getting to and from the station' to view information.


National Rail mobile app - download free

For tailored journey information specific to your journey:

  1. Enter your journey information in 'Planner' and select the journey you wish to make.
  2. Scroll down to 'Travelling with bicycle' and select 'Cycle hire/parking'.

For information specific to a station:

  1. From the menu bar at the bottom select 'More...' and click 'Cycles'.
  2. Click on 'Station cycle facilities' and search by station name.
  3. View information by clicking on 'Bicycle Hire - PlusBike' and 'Bicycle Parking'.​​​​​​​

The PlusBike leaflet is easy to download and print for quick reference.

Last updated:   09 March 2022