Taking your bike on the London Underground

This page was last modified on 3 February 2013
LU information content correct to February 2013
No notable changes in the past 7 years except closure of the East London line.

Please note, this page is not associated with London Underground; all information is given in good faith and correct as far as possible at the dates shown above.

Unfolded bicycles may be taken free of charge on the London Underground, subject to the following restrictions:

Compact folding bikes such as Brompton, Birdy etc. are not subject to any of these restrictions when folded.

Permitted sections of Underground lines:

Bicycles may be taken on Underground lines ‘off-peak’ on these sections
Circle line Everywhere These are the
District line Everywhere
Hammersmith & City line Everywhere
Metropolitan line Everywhere
Bakerloo line Queen’s Park – Harrow & Wealdstone
(Within this section, bikes may also travel towards Harrow in the morning peak and towards Queen’s Park during the evening peak)
These are the
Deep-level tube
Central line White City – West Ruislip/Ealing Broadway
Leyton – Epping
Newbury Park – Hainault – Woodford
Jubilee line Finchley Road – Stanmore
Canning Town – Stratford
Northern line Edgware – Colindale
Hendon Central – Golders Green
East Finchley – High Barnet/Mill Hill East
Piccadilly line Barons Court – Hounslow West/Uxbridge
Cockfosters – Oakwood
Victoria line Nowhere
Waterloo & City line Nowhere

Further information

Since I originally created this webpage, Transport for London has got its act together and nowadays produces a somewhat decent website. It carries the same information as here on its Cycling page.

I note however that their map fails to mention the Bakerloo line’s contra-peak-flow exception. Its mistake previously noted here relating the Jubilee line has been fixed.

The hexadecimal colour-values used on this webpage for the Underground lines are those given by TfL in its User Guide for the presentation of Service updates.