Can I take my bike with me on-board the train?
Yes, we love greener ways to travel so your bike can be carried free of charge on all Virgin Trains East Coast services as long as you have a valid ticket of course! However we don't have room for hundreds, so all bike spaces are subject to availability.
Save a space for your bike on your next journey when you book online at virgintrainseastcoast.com. Just enter all of your journey details as normal (departure station, destination station, dates and times, etc) then when you confirm the ticket price you wish to purchase you'll be given the option to reserve seats and a 'Bicycle Space'. Click this option and the system will check for open spaces on that journey. If space isn't available for some or all of your journey we’ll give you the option to book a different time or route, or you can just decide not to take your bike.
Because bicycle spaces are very limited on certain routes it's worth making sure space is available before buying your ticket. If you are travelling with a tandem bicycle make sure you reserve two spaces. If you've already purchased your train ticket, you'll need to visit a mainline station Travel Centre to reserve your bicycle space. A little word of warning - everyone jumps on their bike during the summer months, so spaces fill up very quickly.
If you're travelling with another train operator on your journey you'll need to check their own policy too. You can do this by visiting the National Rail website.