One of the great benefits of travelling with Eurostar is that you only need to check in any luggage if you’re taking more than your allowance.
Why we have luggage allowances
Well, it’s simple. If you’re carrying luggage that fits within your individual allowance, it’ll stay with you in your coach during the journey, rather than being put in a cargo hold. That means we need to make absolutely sure that there’s enough room on the train for everyone’s luggage to be stowed safely.
Of course, it’s a bit unfamiliar if you’re used to regional trains, but sticking to our luggage allowances means a much more comfortable journey for you and the rest of our travellers.
Travelling on an adult ticket
If you’ve got an adult ticket, you can take a maximum of 2 bags with you on the train. That’s as long as each item is no longer than 85cm. You can also take one small item of hand luggage.
At Eurostar, we don’t have weight restrictions for your luggage like airlines do. However, you’ll need to be able to carry your own bags onto the train and put them in the luggage racks, so make sure they’re not too heavy for you.
If you’d like to take more than the standard luggage allowance with you, or heavy or oversized items, you can – you’ll just need to use our registered luggage service.
Just to let you know, if you arrive at the station with more than your luggage allowance and you haven’t booked it into our registered luggage service, you’ll either be charged an excess luggage fee or be asked to register your luggage before departure.
Last but not least, before you get down to packing, take a look at our full list of prohibited and restricted items.
Travelling with children
Anyone travelling on a child’s ticket (that’s 4 to 11 year olds) can travel with a maximum of 1 bag (up to 85cm long) and 1 piece of hand luggage.
Remember, little ones under 4 years old travel free with Eurostar, so they don’t have to be included in your booking and won’t need a ticket. They won’t have a seat or luggage allowance, so they’ll need to sit on the lap of a parent or guardian. That means we can only allow one infant per adult traveller.
As for pushchairs and prams, they can travel for free in addition to your individual allowance. You’ll just need to fold your pram and store it in the luggage racks in your coach.