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

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  • October 18, 2017 17:05
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow">Berlin</a>, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/berlin/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/berlin/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/berlin/</a>.<br /><br />If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a> for multiple days and plan on using the Métro and RER to get around the city, you may also want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html">Paris Visite</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html">Paris Pass</a>' covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>' just covers local transportation in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html</a>.<br /><br />There is also the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html">Paris Museum Pass</a>', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html">Paris Museum Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> can be found here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/</a>..
  • October 18, 2017 16:58
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to A connection that would enable you to travel with an assembled bicycle takes about 15.5 hours in duration and involves 4 train changes along the way; once in Chalons en Champagne, once in Metz, once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/strasbourg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Strasbourg</a>, and then once in Offenburg. The segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/offenburg-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Offenburg to Berlin</a> is an overnight train.<br /><br />To ensure an assembled bike will be allowed on board, you would just have to be sure to take a regional 'TER' train for the segments from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to Chalons en Champagne, Chalons en Champagne to Metz, and Metz to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/strasbourg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/strasbourg/index.html">Strasbourg</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv/how-to-bookhtml">TGV</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to Chalons en Champagne might also allow you to take an assembled bike on board, but the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv/how-to-bookhtml">TGV</a> trains on the other segments will not.<br /><br />Note: If ever a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html">TGV</a> allows assembled bikes on board, the space would have to be reserved at an additional cost and that can only be done locally when you're there. On the TER trains, you can just walk right on board with your bike.<br /><br />On the night train from Offenburg to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/indexhtml">Berlin</a>, a special ticket and reservation would be needed to take an assembled bike on board. The bike reservation can be purchased by calling us; however, the bike ticket is only able to be purchased locally at the station. Space for assembled bikes is limited, so you would want to call us for that reservation as soon as you can, should you wish to travel with your bike still assembled. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays. You can then just get the bike ticket locally at the station before you board.<br /><br />Currently, schedules are not able to be viewed on our website for the TER trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a> to Chalons en Champagne, Chalons en Champagne to Metz, and Metz to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/strasbourg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Strasbourg</a>. Therefore, you would need to call us if you wish to inquire about these schedules for planning. Only schedules for the TER trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/strasbourg-to-offenburg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/strasbourg-to-offenburghtml">Strasbourg to Offenburg</a> are currently able to be viewed on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our website</a>. The night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/offenburg-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/offenburg-to-berlinhtml">Offenburg to Berlin</a> is also able to be viewed and booked through our website..
  • October 18, 2017 16:56
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to A connection that would enable you to travel with an assembled bicycle takes about 15.5 hours in duration and involves 4 train changes along the way; once in Chalons en Champagne, once in Metz, once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/strasbourg/index.html" rel="nofollow">Strasbourg</a>, and then once in Offenburg. The segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/offenburg-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow">Offenburg to Berlin</a> is an overnight train.<br /><br />To ensure an assembled bike will be allowed on board, you would just have to be sure to take a regional 'TER' train for the segments from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to Chalons en Champagne, Chalons en Champagne to Metz, and Metz to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/strasbourg/index.html" rel="nofollow">Strasbourg</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html">TGV</a> trains from Paris to Chalons en Champagne might also allow you to take an assembled bike on board, but the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html">TGV</a> trains on the other segments will not.<br /><br />Note: If ever a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> allows assembled bikes on board, the space would have to be reserved at an additional cost and that can only be done locally when you're there. On the TER trains, you can just walk right on board with your bike.<br /><br />On the night train from Offenburg to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html">Berlin</a>, a special ticket and reservation would be needed to take an assembled bike on board. The bike reservation can be purchased by calling us; however, the bike ticket is only able to be purchased locally at the station. Space for assembled bikes is limited, so you would want to call us for that reservation as soon as you can, should you wish to travel with your bike still assembled. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays. You can then just get the bike ticket locally at the station before you board.<br /><br />Currently, schedules are not able to be viewed on our website for the TER trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a> to Chalons en Champagne, Chalons en Champagne to Metz, and Metz to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/strasbourg/index.html" rel="nofollow">Strasbourg</a>. Therefore, you would need to call us if you wish to inquire about these schedules for planning. Only schedules for the TER trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/strasbourg-to-offenburg.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/strasbourg-to-offenburg.html">Strasbourg to Offenburg</a> are currently able to be viewed on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">our website</a>. The night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/offenburg-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/offenburg-to-berlin.html">Offenburg to Berlin</a> is also able to be viewed and booked through our website..
  • October 18, 2017 16:28
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Céline,<br /><br />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.<br /><br />The most feasible/fastest connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html">Berlin</a> take 8.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once along the way in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/mannheim/index.html" rel="nofollow">Mannheim</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/karlsruhe/index.html" rel="nofollow">Karlsruhe</a>; 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.<br /><br />Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-mannheim.html" rel="nofollow">Paris to Mannheim</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-karlsruhe.html" rel="nofollow">Paris to Karlsruhe</a> are '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-est/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-est/how-to-book.html">France-Germany High Speed</a>' trains.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/mannheim-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow">Mannheim to Berlin</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow">Karlsruhe to Berlin</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html">InterCity Express</a>) trains.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching the route under 'Find Train Tickets' on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow">Berlin</a>, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment (i.e. one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-mannheim.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-mannheim.html">Paris to Mannheim</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/mannheim-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow">Mannheim to Berlin</a>).<br /><br />Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-est/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-est/how-to-book.html">France-Germany High Speed</a> trains can be booked once within 90-120 days of an intended departure, while these <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html">ICE</a> trains can be booked 180 days in advance of a departure..

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