May I take my bicycle with me on public transport?
Anyone can take bicycles on the underground free of charge. It is not permitted to take bicycles on trams or buses for safety reasons (exception: collapsible bicycles).
When is it permitted to take bicycles on the underground?
- Monday to Friday (workdays): 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and from 6:30 pm
- Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: no restrictions
Where may I board and where can I put my bicycle on the underground train?
Please only board the underground using doors that are labelled with the blue bicycle pictogram. Place your bicycle in a position crosswise to the direction of travel. Do not leave it unattended. Hold it steady for the entire trip. Using the areas designated for pushchairs for your bicycle is forbidden.
How many bicycles may I take with me?
Every passenger may take a maximum of one bicycle and must use the designated doors (labelled with pictograms). A maximum of two bicycles are permitted per boarding area. If there is already one pushchair and one bicycle in the boarding area, no other bicycle may be placed here. It is not permitted to travel with a bicycle and a dog at the same time.
How old do passengers have to be to take a bicycle with them?
Children under the age of 12 may only take their bicycle with them if accompanied by an adult. Please note: If you are travelling with several children under the age of 12, please ensure that every child with a bicycle is accompanied by an adult.
What are the rules for taking children’s bicycles?
As a general rule, bicycles with a wheel dimension of between 30 and 50 cm (i.e. 12 to 20 inches) are suitable for children, depending on their height. This means that children’s bicycles are easy to carry and can be taken on public transport. Nevertheless, care must be taken to ensure that neither other passengers nor our services are disrupted by taking such bicycles with you.
Is it only free for annual pass holders to take a bicycle with them?
No, it is possible to take a bicycle with you free of charge with all tickets. However, as an annual pass holder, you have the advantage of being able to take it with you free of charge on ÖBB suburban trains and regional trains in Vienna (core zone of Vienna).
Is it also free to take e-bikes?
Yes, it is also possible to transport e-bikes free of charge. For safety reasons, it is forbidden to transport special models such as tandem bicycles or bicycles with auxiliary drives (except for e-bikes).
What is the rule for scooters and mopeds?
Mopeds and e-scooters are not permitted on public transport due to their size and for safety reasons. Children and adults with normal scooters may, of course, take these on public transport. However, the scooter must be collapsed to avoid injuring other passengers.
May I ride my bike, scooter, inline skates, etc., at the underground station?
Bicycles may only be pushed on our underground trains and at our stations. It is forbidden to travel on escalators with a bicycle. By the same token, it is not permitted to use scooters, inline skates, skateboards and similar things in the stations for safety reasons.
May I park my bicycle at stops or underground stations?
Bicycles parked at stops or underground stations must be removed because they may endanger the safety of other passengers – such as by blocking escape routes. Since May 2013, illegally parked bicycles that are removed by Wiener Linien employees are taken to the MA48 depot in Simmering. The bicycles may be collected from there for a fee.
What happens to my bicycle in case of disruption?
If you have to leave the train between stations due to a disruption, you must leave your bicycle on the train for safety reasons. Our employees will be happy to tell you how you can get your bicycle back again later.