Sports equipment

Depending on what you’d like to travel with, some items may need to travel with Eurodespatch, our registered luggage service. Here’s all you need to know.

Travel on Eurostar with your sports equipment

Golf clubs

These will need to travel with our registered luggage service, Eurodespatch.

Skis and snowboards

On our direct trains to Bourg-St-Maurice, Lyon, Avignon and Marseille we allocate extra space on board so you can take one pair of skis or one snowboard on board with you in addition to your standard adult luggage allowance. For safety reasons, skis and snowboards have to be kept in a protective case that covers the whole item.

On all other trains, they’re included as one of your two pieces of luggage.

Watersports

You’ll need to use Eurodespatch. for surfing and windsurfing equipment.

Camping equipment

You can take tents and other shelters as part of your luggage allowance, as long as they’re packed in bags or cases under 85cm long.

Camping gas or butane cylinders and canisters cannot travel on trains according to SNCF/SNCB regulations, so you won’t be able to take these on board under any circumstances.

You can take camping cutlery and tools like pocket or Swiss army knives, as long as any blades are less than 3" (75mm) long. Any folding knife with a blade that locks is strictly prohibited, regardless of size.

Sporting bats, cues and darts

You can take bats, pool and snooker cues and darts as part of your luggage allowance, as long as they’re kept in a protective case.

Dangerous sports equipment

If you’re travelling with any of these items, you’ll need to contact Eurodespatch, our registered luggage service: ice axes and other climbing and mountaineering equipment, javelins, spears and spear guns, crossbows, crossbow bolts, longbows, longbow arrows and starting pistols, swords or starting pistols. Keep in mind that these are all subject to approval and security checks.