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1 bycicle (No. 4609213)

1 bycicle

Total weight [kg]:


Distance: 256.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Switzerland, Basel-Stadt, Basel

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Switzerland, Geneva, Geneva

Flexible dates


Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you have to move it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The best container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you should detach all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in smaller container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding parts (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the box after placing your bike in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce any shocks during shipping because the bike will be unable to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Price of bicycle transportation mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).