Trains and buses can be combined perfectly with your next bicycle tour and simplify your trip. You can easily extend your reach of action or have an alternative when it comes to a sudden change in weather. Please note that the capacity for bicycles is limited on trains and buses. The following directions will help you plan your trip.
You can take your bike on most trains operating regional services in NRW without prior reservation. However, if you are travelling in a group an early reservation is recommended. Especially during the summer months the capacity limits are reached quickly. Be sure to take this into account when planning your trip. You can make free reservations until 5.00pm the prior day of your trip.
(14ct/min on calls from German landlines, max. 42 ct/min for calls from mobile phones)
(6 ct per call from German landlines, calls from mobile phones may vary)
Please note that bicycles will only be accepted on board of regular public service vehicles with the necessary free capacities.
This year four bicycle bus lines are operating which run every Saturday, Sunday and on holidays from May 1st to October 3rd. You can easily store your bike in the bicycle trailer which can accommodate up to 20 bikes. If you are travelling in a group please make reservation at the BBH-customers-hotline (05251/20130). With a valid ticket for yourself, taking your bike on board of the bicycle bus is free of charge.
If you want to take your bike on regular public service vehicles, such as buses or trains, you need an extra ticket for your bicycle. On buses you can get your ticket from the driver. However, this does not apply for the bicycle buses in the Hochstift area as your bike transport is free of charge in this case. On trains of the NordWest Bahn, WestfalenBahn and Eurobahn tickets are available at a ticket machine on board. If you are travelling on a train of the Deutsche Bahn AG or use long-distance routes you need to buy your ticket at the DB-terminals or at the DB travel center.
On our page recreational attractions/cycling we have put together the most interesting bike routes in the Hochstift area for you. Furthermore, you will find information on the combination of bicycle and public transportation here: