Cycling Edinburgh

Taking your bike on Edinburgh trams

Yes, you can take your bike on Edinburgh's tram system. But you'll need to follow these simple rules.

By Mike Lewis, July 2015

Bike being taken on a tram

From July 2015, cyclists have been able to take their bikes on Edinburgh trams - albeit with certain restrictions. Edinburgh is the first city in the UK to allow bikes on their trams, and the move comes after a successful two-month trial. But if you're worried that cyclists will be blocking up the aisles and crowding out other passengers, don't be: up to now only 12 bikes per day on average use the service.

The restrictions are - for the most part - straightforward and sensible. In summary, they are as follows:

(Please note that I am not connected in any way with Edinburgh Trams or Transport for Edinburgh. This page has not been checked by them. I obtained the information from their websites and press releases, and make no guarantee as to its accuracy. If you are in doubt, or if you need further information, please check with the tram operators yourself.)