Bike and trainTransport conditions and bike hiring
Conditions of carriage for bicycles on TILO trains
With a bike ticket you can load bicycles by yourself in most TILO trains. Collapsed and packed in a suitable carrying bag, you can even take it with you as a hand luggage.
Depending on the volume of traffic - especially during the main hours - the capacities for bicycle self-loading can be scarce on individual connections. It is very important to check the online timetable to see if bike transportation is allowed on the selected route. For more information on bicycles transport in Ticino or Switzerland, visit arcobaleno.ch or sbb.ch.
In Lombardy the terms of carriage for bicycles of Trenord apply. The extra charge for the bike is available on the e-store of Trenord.
SBB Rent a bike
You can find modern and perfectly maintained rental bikes for the whole family at 200 hire points across Switzerland, 80 of which are located at SBB railway stations. You can return your hired bikes and e-bikes to the same station or even to a different hire point if convenient.
You can reserve rental bikes in advance on the Rent-a-Bike website, via telephone or at your chosen hire point (please check the Rent-a-Bike website for the telephone numbers), or directly at any SBB railway station with a hire point. If you want to hire a bike at the station, you must first visit the ticket or luggage counter where you will be given the hiring agreement. Please bring your ID card, Half-Fare travelcard, GA travelcard or credit card. Once you have the hiring agreement, you can pick up your rental bike at the luggage counter.
You can even return the bikes and e-bikes you hire at the station to a different hire point if convenient. Please check the hire point opening times in advance.