Bicycle on train

Photo: Nora Bergslag's Veteran Railway 

It can be difficult to know if you can bring your bike on the train. Lunds Naturskyddsförening has made a detailed inventory of transport possibilities for the 2019 cycling season. You can bring your bike on the regional trains in most counties. You can also take the bike on a commuter train, with some restrictions and only during a certain part of the day when there is low traffic.

Here you will find railway maps of northern and southern Sweden that show where you can take your bike on board and how dense the train traffic is on these routes.

Map, southern Sweden
Map, northern Sweden 

Summary table:

REGIONSfrequenciesBUY TICKETS ON TRAIN PRICE FOR BIKEBIKES PER TRAIN WAY
Skåne
skanetrafiken.se
Heavy trafficNo, purchased in advance
Bicycle ticket costs
like a children's ticket
6 on the Easter train
9 on the Öresund train
Småland (Crossroads)
krosatagen.se
About 10 trips / dayYes, cash or card
Bicycle ticket costs
as for youth
2 on the diesel train
10 on electric trains
Västra Götaland (West Train)
vasttrafik.se
Dense commuter traffic;
Regional trains
every other hour
Yes, with cards
Bicycle costs nothing
6 on commuter trains
2 on other trains
Ostergotland
ostgotatrafiken.se
Every half hourYes, with cards
Bicycle costs nothing
6, only low traffic
Bergslagen
tagibergslagen.se
From some more
10-15 trips / day
Yes, cash or card
Bicycle costs nothing
2
Varmland
varmlandstrafik.se
About 10 trips / dayYes, with cards or
Swish SEK 20 for bicycle
2 on diesel trains
2 on electric trains
Mälardalen
malardalstrafik.se
(not taking bikes yet)
Uppland (The Riot)
ul.se
Heavy trafficYes, with cards
Bicycle costs nothing
2, only low traffic
Stockholm
sl.se
Very dense trafficNo, purchased in advance
Bicycle costs nothing
Only low traffic
Hälsingland, Guest country
xtrafik.se
Some tours / dayYes, with cards
SEK 30 for bicycle
2
Norrland - the four
northernmost county
norrtag.se
Some tours / dayYes, but sell cheaper
Bicycle costs nothing
4, only Sundsvall-
Umeå and Storlien respectively

Source: Lund Nature Conservation Association