Bike Transport by Train – How to Parcel, Charges, Process

Indian Railways is not the biggest Rail Network but also is one of the biggest modes of transportation. Bike transport by train or any two wheelers is One of the most common things.

How to transport the bike by train? What are the procedures to book the bike parcel in the train? How much should I pay for Bike parcel charges in Indian Railways? Is it possible to proceed with bike transport by train as luggage?

You can find all answers to the bike transport by train below.


How to Transport Bike by Train?

You can transport goods from one place to other using Indian Railways in two forms, either as a luggage or as a parcel. A luggage is something you can take it along with you on the same train you travel. A parcel is subjected to transportation to your choice of the destination through any train or railway wagon as decided by the Rail Authorities.

The whole process of bike transport by train has been completely changed. Until a few months, you can carry the bike along with you on the same train you travel. However, bike transport by train is now purely decided by the Railway authorities. Still, bike transportation is available in two ways, luggage and parcel booking.

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Documents Required for Transportation of Bike by Train

Before booking for transporting your bike, make sure you have all documents of the bike, which is given below:

1. Photocopy of Registration Certificate of the Bike

2. Photocopy of Insurance

Without insurance and bike registration certificate, it is not possible to transport bike by train.

You should also duly fill the form for transporting bike, which requires providing your details, source and destination address, contact number, etc.

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Bike Transport by Train as a Luggage


Go the railway luggage booking office a day or two before you want your bike to be carried as a luggage on the train you travel. Make an enquiry a few days before about the possibilities of bike transportation as luggage on the day when you travel.


If you are booking the bike as your luggage, carry at least two or three copies of mandatory documents of the bike with you.


Fill the form providing the relevant information and pay the bike parcel charges as intimated.


Let your bike get parceled or packed by a packer. You can find a lot of trained packers who can parcel it to perfection.


Book the bike as luggage and carry the luggage receipt with you. You will also receive an endorsement along with the train ticket. These two documents are essential to get the delivery of the bike.

On the day of transport, please ensure the following:

  1. Avoid last minute hassles and carry your bike to the railway station early.
  2. Make sure your bike is taken to the right platform and loaded in the train you travel.
  3. After you reach the destination station, go the luggage office, submit the luggage receipt and endorsement of your ticket. The office authorities will provide a delivery or dispatch receipt.
  4. Visit the parcel office and get your bike delivered.

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Bike Transport by Train as a Parcel

Bike parcel in train is almost similar to sending a parcel through a 3rd party courier such as Packers and Movers, Gati etc.


Visit the parcel office on the day or day before you want to transport your bike. (Carry the documents as mentioned above.)


Pack the bike by using some expert packers. Make sure that your bike packed perfectly.


Fill the parcel booking form and enter the engine number and chassis number in the form, and pay the charges. Collect the parcel booking receipt and keep it safe.


Carry a marker and create an identity mark or write the booking receipt number on your bike for easy identification during delivery.


The authorities will decide about the train through which they transport your bike.  Sometimes the bike may not be transported immediately. You have to track about the transition and enquire the parcel office about the delivery schedule, date and time.


You can collect the bike from the destination at any time up to 48 hours after the bike has been transferred to the warehouse of the destination. If you delay for more than 48 hours to pick your bike from the warehouse, you should pay additional charges to get the delivery.


During delivery, you should carry the parcel booking receipt. Make sure to note the booking receipt number on the bike parcel for easy identification during delivery of the bike.


Bike Parcel Charges in Indian Railways

The bike parcel charges generally vary based on the weight of the bike and the distance. The distance slabs are marked by kilometers. For example, if the distance of transport is 290 km, and if your bike weighs about 100 kgs, you should pay Rs. 121.73 as bike parcel charges. Here is the chart to Bike parcel charges.

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Other Points to Consider During Bike Transport in Train

Declaration of the value of the bike is an important factor. All transportation made through Indian Railways is covered by insurance.

The cost of bike parcel charges in Indian Railways includes a nominal fee charged towards insurance. You should declare the value of the bike. If the cost of the goods / bike is declared at a maximum of Rs.10000/- no extra fee is charged towards insurance.

If the cost of the bike is declared more than Rs.10000/- the insurance is charged at 1 % on the total extra value of the bike excluding the base value, Rs.10000/-

Do not fuel the bike during transportation. The authorities will levy a fine of Rs.1000 to Rs. 5000 for transporting the bike in train with fuel. So, empty the tank or leave a scanty amount of petrol in the tank. Make sure to empty the petrol tank of your bike when you transport the bike in case of long distance transportation like Central Railways or Western Railways from Southern Railways or vice versa, you should empty the bike.

In the case of any damages or lost or suffers an accident, Indian Railways pays the value of the bike declared. You should also pay about Rs. 200 to Rs. 250 /- for parceling the bike.

Bike Parcel Booking Timings

10 am to 5 pm. Make sure you get your bike parcel booking done at least by 4.30 pm.

Bike Booking in Train as luggage Timing

Any Time – 24/7 , 365 Days

Two Rules for Sending Bike by Train

1st Rule

Empty all the Petrol from Bike: As per Indian Railways rules you are not allowed to send bike by train with petrol inside it. This is because, you have heard about many criminal cases are happening in only crowded places in India and Railway station is one of biggest crowded place in any city, to avoid any such incident railway is not allowing send bike by train with petrol.

What happens if you send bike by train with petrol?

Firstly, you will have to pay a fine of Rs. 1000/- at the destination place. This fee will go to the Railway’s account.

Secondly, you can not take your bike at destination place even after paying 1000/- fine. Yes as mentioned in railway rules the bike will be rushed to the police station and you will have to answer the police that Why you have filled the petrol? You will be asked to submit your Identity into police station thereafter you can take your bike back.

I understand that Little bit petrol in a bike is required to reach up to the petrol pump at the destination. As everybody knows the above-mentioned things are just formal rule which no body follows because of Corruption. If you give only 50Rs. to the guy who takes your bike up to the train then he will allow you to keep a little bit petrol.

2nd Rule

Mentioned cost in the Receipt (In Hindi Bilti) of your bike will be paid to you if any accident or damage happens with your bike.

railway parcel service

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My Experience in few words – How to send the bike by train?

Whenever you need to send bike by train then just go to the railway station and always prefer “Bike transport by train as a parcel service” don’t go for “Bike transport by train as a luggage” (Process and steps are explained above)

1. Go to the railways station at parcel counter and ask any local guy to parcel the bike, do not ask any authorized railway officer because the local guy is used to do this and he knows the process very well.

2. Let the guy pack your bike properly and meanwhile you take the receipt ready at counter. Once you get the receipt you will not be allowed to touch the bike until it reaches the destination. Because railways has taken the ownership of your bike now after giving the Bilti (Receipt) to transport by train

3. Now your bike may be standing at the railway station for next 1 week. Yes railway always send the parcels on the basis of FCFS (First Come First Serve). There are thousands of the parcels in railway station and the train is one so railway takes at least one week time to complete it. Your bike will be standing for 1 week like below image.transport bike by train

In this case what to do? I’ll suggest you to give Rs. 200/- to the guy who has packed your bike and tell him to send bike by train today only. You might be thinking why Railway will allow that guy to touch your bike after taking ownership? Actually, it’s against the rule but all people are corrupted in railways.

The money which you will give to the guy (Rs. 200/-) will be distributed among all the people involved in this transport

I followed the same process mentioned above and my bike reached to the destination place on same day. If you don’t follow my experience then i am 100% sure your bike can not be reached on same day.

Thanks for reading my experience! If you have any doubts or complain then please ask in the comment section below.


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  1. Thanks for the information…afrer reading the procedure definitely I want go as per the procedure. surely tomorrow I’ll go direct to the parcel office…looks very helpful information. Very well explained. .

  2. Arjun Asok says:

    Iam planning a cycle Trip to Leh ledakh from manali
    iam from kerala.
    is it possible to transport a cycle?
    i can dismantle the cycle and can put it in a box.
    what are the procedures need to be?
    what about the paper works? because of nonavailability of RC boooks and insurence.

  3. original or photocopy of receipt required for receiving the parcel? because i don’t have original receipt at destination….

  4. Abdul rahman says:

    Dear sir,I want to transport my bike pulsar 220 from.lucknow to dwlhi in next 20 daya can u pls.tell me the process and the approx amount i will be charged in ordwr to avail the services
    7905633820 isy contact no

  5. Rahul jha says:

    Sir, I want to book my bike from katni(MP) to Saharsa(BIHAR)…there are no direct trains from katni to saharsa… To reach saharsa from katni, one will need to go to patna first and then saharsa from patna…So, in this case is it possible to transport my bike from katni to saharsa…???

  6. my bike insurance has expired,Iwant to transfer my bike.can i transfer it.

  7. what i cost to book my cycle from new delhi to gorakhpur? is their passenger’s reservation required?

  8. Hii..this is Rakesh bharti,
    I want to take my bike with me nd my ticket booked on 19/june/2017 in vaishali express.
    Frm new dephi to siwan jn.
    So pls tell me how much cost do u take ?
    Nd pls reply me.i m waiting ur text.

  9. ranjit kumar singh says:

    Dear sir i want to parcel my bike Yamaha gladiator 125cc model 2009 from Pune to Howrah distance 2002 km how many cost pls rply me.

  10. Narenderkumar says:

    May pune to Palanpur jn bike bhej na hai kit na rate lagaga

  11. Niazur Rahman says:

    Hi Will you tell me that what kind of process are required to book goods like garments and what transportation charges will be pay. Because i am looking to start a business in garments sector. So if buy garments from Bangalore and want to sent It to Assam so what kind of process are required to book in railway transportation.. please let me know

  12. chittaranjan says:

    Dear Sir,
    I send my Honda Activa Scooty by train New Delhi to Kharagpur in this month. what is the charges of railway..please help reply me. my mob: 9868720056

  13. md afjal raj says:

    मैं अपना 2 पहिया वाहन बुक करना चाहता हु पटना से सिंगरौली के लिए गाड़ी का अवि आर सी नही है बाकी सारे पेपर है केया खर्च लगेगा केया नियम किर्पया बातईए

  14. Pawan Kumar says:

    My bike is being transported today from Ballari jn to Thrissur Kerala… I don’t have Parcel way bill of Ballari jn
    If sent by post it ll reach abt 4 days it seems
    So if I have to collect in 2 days from Thrissur jn…scanned copy of the receipt will be enough ?? Or I need to carry the original receipt??

  15. sanjay kumar says:

    hello sir
    mae apna bike parcel krna chahata hoo 3/04/2017 ko new delhi to patna bike ka name hero i smart new eska process kya hai mera reservation ticket bhi hai 3 ko bike ka wait 120 kg hai mujhe kitna kiraya lag jayega bataeyega or kitna din pehle book krna perta or documents kya required hai please inform me sir thank yo mob no9570433092

  16. Awesome experience bro..
    I liked it,

  17. Dheeraj kumar says:

    Diwang bed and sofas Lucknow to patna

  18. Bodapati srinivasarao says:

    Dear sir! I want my tvs wego scooty parcel in vizag to nellore today parcel rates& delivery timings

  19. Hello Sir,

    I want to transport my bike from Rajkot to Ahmedabad by train.

    Bike weight is 109 Kg.My insurance has been expired but RC book and all other documents are available with me.

    Could you please provide me total railway parcel charge?

  20. Kishan mandal says:

    Sir i want my honda scooty 125 parcel ndls =dbg same day m journey this train i want my parcel at a time dilevered how it possible

  21. Chandan Kumar says:

    I want to parcel my bike mokama jn. To Jamnagar in guahati okha that possible or not,and how many time railway will be take the transportation at destination place.

  22. pratik jani says:

    I need to my bike parcel from Junagadh To Vadodara for which charge and documents give your office supmitt

  23. Respected sir,
    I parceled my bike.and i delayed for a day to recieve my bike after my bike reached to they are charging me rs.10 per hour for deliver bike to me…..what should i do????

  24. pravesh kumar says:

    dear sir want parcel my bike honda shine saharanpur to jaisalmer sir what’s formalities parcels bike charge and delivered what it possible delivered without reached my station thanks

  25. mathura to surat how much rupees ticket

  26. Is it necessary that we should book ticket on the name of the owner of the bike who’s name is in Rc for taking the bike in luggage?. Or can we book as per any of the passenger name …???

    Kindly reply … ASAP

  27. Urwel Dongre says:

    Sir I want to transfer my scooty Honda Deo from jalna to nagpur.
    Plz tell me charge and take on time

  28. sri my bike is carry with me in case of lagauge from spe to hyd. how much charge will be charged

  29. Sir I want to transfer my bike TVS Apachea RTR Rewari to Hisar .
    Plz tell me charge and take on time

  30. Dhanunjayarao says:

    Bike transport delivery 1day late extra charges anthe sir


  32. If want to parcel a bike of 124 kg of approx. 450 km how much it will cost

  33. Delhi to sultanpur (UP) I want to send my bike in 11/12/16 when I get

  34. i need to send my bike from kalyan mumbai to goa and has to bring it rtn what will be the charges and rules for it

  35. If i go to recieve my parcel after 3 day for my what fine for me tell me plz sir

  36. ramkumar dewangan says:

    Champa chhattishgarh se moradabad utter pradesh bike parcel karne office gaya tha office me nhi hoga moradabad bataya mai kya karoo kya parcel real me nhi ho sakta Plz bataiye

  37. Sir I want to send my Honda activa from Nizamuddin station to Visakhapatnam. I am defense person and at present at Vizag. I have told my brother to book the bike. What is charge for booking with ticket and without ticket. Please give both details. Does I need to give octoroi charges on receipt. Since I am defense person I am exempted from paying this charge. Kindly reply Samay Singh

  38. sir mene apni bike ko parcal kiya tha new delhi to gya dt 24/11/2016 mujhe abhi tak meri bike ki deleveri nahi hue h prrbilti no-4000469927.
    Veh No-Hr26-bn8495 my cont no-9899071890-9312407747 my email id

  39. Sir I want to parcel My bike ban to thirukovilur. How many cast and which documents required.

  40. Sir Sholapur to Vijayawada bike transport
    How many days sir

  41. praveven kumar says:

    Dear sir
    I want to parcel fridge & washing from delhi to may cost & document required

    Thank you

  42. sir my bike parcel train ticket attach but my bike not deliverer in station what do

  43. Nice! Thanks for all the information, sounds helpful.

  44. Want to parcel my bike from Jammu to thane can u help me

  45. I want to parcel my bike from Jammu to mumbai thane please can u give me estimate procedure

  46. sir what is the cost of bike parcel for Bangalore to jodhpur ( platina 125)

  47. Sir
    From lko to buxar bike parsal karna hai iska kya charge hoga

  48. Ajayprakash Chauhan says:

    Parcel office open on sunday or not for bike parcel.

  49. Sunil Rathore says:

    Sir can i transport my bike in the train on Sunday…..
    Pls rply.

  50. Thank you so much

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