What are the terms and conditions for carrying my luggage?
On this page, you will find all the information you need to bring your luggage onboard the train.
Luggage areas on the trains
On the TGV and TGV France Italy trains
On board the TGV trains, you can carry hand luggage (suitcases, travel bags, backpacks), folded children's strollers and your skis.
You can also transport your bikes (disassembled and stored in a cover of 1.20 m x 0.90 m maximum) as well as your nautical boards (stored in a cover of 1.20 m x 0.90 m maximum).
TGV trains have luggage areas available beside entrances from the platforms. We recommend you use these areas for bulkier items. There is additional space available in the centre of the coaches. If you prefer to keep your luggage with you, place it on the luggage racks above your seat.
Don't bother too much! For everyone's safety, please only take with you the luggage that you can carry and place yourself in the dedicated spaces.
Is your suitcase crowding you, or larger than expected? Think of the service 'Mes Bagages'.
Discover the brand new My Baggage service in March 2021. This service is temporarily suspended.
On the INTERCITÉS trains with reservation
On board the INTERCITÉS day trains with reservation, spaces are provided, in the center of the cars, for your heaviest luggage. Lighter luggage can be placed above the luggage racks over the seat.
On the Thalys trains
Each paying traveler is authorized to carry 1 piece of hand baggage and a maximum of 2 suitcases which must comply with the following conditions:
- 32 kg maximum per suitcase
- 158 cm maximum (sum of the three dimensions length + width + height)
On board, you can store your luggage in the spaces provided for this purpose:
- Luggage racks above the seats.
- Luggage spaces at the end of each car for your larger luggage.
- Free space on the floor between certain seats arranged back to back.
If you are traveling with a stroller, you are allowed to take it on board free of charge. The stroller must be folded up and placed in the storage spaces located in the car in which you are seated.
Musical instruments transported in preferably rigid cases must not exceed 1.20 m x 0.90 m.
Skis and nautical boards stored in a bag must not exceed 1.20 m x 0.90 m.
On the Eurostar trains
Your baggage allowance is two medium-sized cases (maximum 85cm in length) and a small item of hand luggage. If you wish to carry more than two pieces of luggage, a supplement of €40 for each piece will be payable at check-in.
On the Renfe-SNCF in Coopération trains
You can bring up to three pieces of luggage each 85x55x35cm max. The total weight of the baggage must not exceed 25 kg
In addition, we accept hand luggage of 46x70cm max. weighing less than 30 kg:
- Surfboard (up to 1,20 x0, 90m)
- Bike dismantled and stored in a bicycle cover of max. 120x90cm
All your luggage should contain a label showing your full name.
On the OUIGO trains
Your train ticket includes one cabin luggage (55 x 35 x 25 cm) with no weight limit and one hand luggage (36 x 27 x 15 cm).
If you have bulky luggage or more luggage than expected, here are some of the options that may interest you:
- Remember to subscribe to the luggage option when booking for €5 per luggage
- Have you changed your mind, but your reservation is already confirmed? You can still purchase the luggage option for €10 via the after-sales
- You have not purchased any of the options and you arrive directly at the station with additional or bulky luggage.
Don't panic, you can leave with all your belongings for only €20 to the OUIGO staff at the station.
Travel light, have your luggage delivered wherever you want!
The My Luggage service is temporarily suspended, but will accompany you on all your travels with a brand new service from March 2021.
See you in March to discover a brand new service.
Labeling of your luggage
Don't forget: it is mandatory to have bag tags on your luggage. Clearly write your name and firstname.
With the LABEL service, mark your personal informations so that they are easily identifiable for SNCF agents. Increase your chances of finding your lost items!
How does it work?
The service is temporarily suspended until 2021 to allow the deployment of a new e-Tiquette service optimized and adapted to your needs.
Travelling with your bike?
In several French stations, automatic or manual lockers allow you to unload your bags and suitcases for one hour and up to 24 hours.
Read more on : www.gareetconnexions.sncf (in french).
* Prix au 01/04/2012
Last modified at Tue, 01/26/2021 - 16:27
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