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Musical Instruments

Whether you’re off to a concert or just taking your guitar on your travels, here’s everything you need to know.

Musical instruments

Guitars, violins and other small instruments

Musical instruments smaller than 85 cm long and guitars can travel with you as part of your luggage allowance. Guitars must be in a case.

Cellos and other medium sized instruments

If your instrument is between 85cm and 136cm long and in a case, you can do one of the following:

  • Call our contact centre to book your journey and an accompanying ticket so your instrument travels in the seat beside you (subject to availability)
  • Arrange for a courier service to take it to your destination
  • Book a dedicated space for your instrument by contacting travelservices@eurostar.com. This service is currently limited to selected trains between London, Paris, and Brussels, so please book early to avoid disappointment

    Our contact centre is open from 08:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday and closed at weekends. Our phone lines are closed during UK bank holidays.

Harps, double basses and other large instruments

If your instrument is longer than 136 cm, you'll need to send it by courier, as you won't be able to travel with it.

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