May I take my assembled bike in a train from Paris to Berlin?

I am planning a trip in Germany with my bike. Is ornate possible to travel by train from Paris to Berlin with an assembled bike?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) July 21, 2017 18:34
    Hi Céline,

    When traveling such long distances and/or making multiple trips, travelers with bicycles would want to have a purpose-designed bike bag that measures no more than 120cm x 90cm. A bike fits in such a bag with the wheels and pedals detached and the handlebars parallel to the frame. There is no charge to bring your bike on board when contained within one of these bags.

    The most feasible/fastest connections from Paris to Berlin take 8.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once along the way in either Mannheim or Karlsruhe; however, assembled bikes are not allowed on board any of the trains comprising of such a connection. To take a bike on any of these trains, it would have to be in the bike bag. Also, there is no charge to take your bike on board in one of these bags.

    Direct trains from Paris to Mannheim and Paris to Karlsruhe are 'France-Germany High Speed' trains.

    Trains from Mannheim to Berlin and Karlsruhe to Berlin are high-speed ICE (InterCity Express) trains.

    You would purchase tickets by searching the route under 'Find Train Tickets' on our homepage, For a trip from Paris to Berlin, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment (i.e. one search for trains from Paris to Mannheim and then another search for connecting trains from Mannheim to Berlin).

    Generally, the France-Germany High Speed trains can be booked once within 90-120 days of an intended departure, while these ICE trains can be booked 180 days in advance of a departure.
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