Travelling with musical instruments
Whether you’re off to a concert or just taking your guitar on your travels, here’s everything youneed to know.
Violins and other small instruments
Musical instruments smaller than 85cm long can travel with you as part of your luggage allowance.
Cellos and other medium sized instruments
If your instrument is between 85cm and 136cm long and in a case, you can either use Eurodespatch, our registered luggage service, or buy a companion ticket (subject to availability) so it can travel on the seat beside you.
Harps, double basses and other large instruments
If you’d like to take any instrument over 136cm long and want it to travel at the same time as you, you’ll need to book this in advance with Eurodespatch at least 48 hours before you travel.
We’ll do our best to get it on the same train as you, but there’s a chance that it may have to take a later one, depending on its size and weight.
Otherwise, just drop it off at EuroDespatch before you board and we guarantee to have it in your destination within 24 hours.
A note on insurance
We’ll only accept large instruments in hard cases, and we accept no liability for loss or damage, soplease make sure you have insurance before you travel.
Guitars can travel on board as part of your luggage allowance, as long as they’re in a case.