Take your bicycle on public transport
Through out the entire train network operated by Deutsche Bahn you will have trains with either special bicycle compartments or spots where you can put the bike for the journey. For intercity transport trains you will need to make a reservation for your bike as well. However in addition to your train ticket it is free of charge. Bicycle transport is regulated differently throughout different transport associations. Further info can be found on the DB website.
Cyclists-Hotline: 01805 -151415
Travel Service Deutsche Bahn: 11861
ZWS (Zweckverband Personennahverkehr Westfalen-Süd)
The section of the Lahntalradweg between the spring and Bad Laasphe lays in the federal state North-Rhine Westfalia and is part of the ZWS. Here the bicycle transport is free of charge.ZWS Info-Hotline: 01803 - 504030
www.zws-online.de (German website only)
RMV (Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund GmbH)
The Hessian Part of the Lahntalradweg (Wallau to Limburg) belongs to the RMV transport assosiation. In their trains you can take the bikes for free as well. From Wallau to Marburg use line No. 43 (DB 623*); from Marburg to Gießen line No. 30 (DB 620*); from Gießen nach Limburg (Koblenz) line No. 25 (DB 625*).
RMV-Hotline: 01805 - 7684636
VRM (Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Mosel GmbH)
In Rhineland-Palatinate the VRM is responsible for the transport services along the section of the Lahntalradweg between Diez and Lahnstein (direction Koblenz). The bicycle transport is free of charge from Mo-Fr after 9am and all weekend without time restrictions. During the week you need a bicycle ticket before 9am.
Info-Hotline 01805 - 986986
* DB numbers are used by Deutsche Bahn, the line numbers are used by the transport association.