Eurostar to London » Travelling with luggage

The EuroDespatch luggage service is no longer available. Customers can only bring standard travel luggage on board as listed below under Regular luggage. For oversized luggage, such as fully assembled bicycles and musical instruments larger than 85 cm, the passenger needs to arrange for transport by an international courier service himself. For cellos and other medium sized musical instruments, a companion ticket can be purchased from Eurostar customer service. The instrument can then be placed on the seat next to the passenger.
  • Check the customs rules before travelling. Items not permitted by customs or another government body are also prohibited on Eurostar to London.
  • Although there is no weight restriction, you must be able to carry all your luggage yourself.
  • You remain responsible for your own luggage during the journey.
  • You must continue to supervise your luggage throughout the journey.
  • Place your luggage on the luggage racks or under the seats in the carriage you are in.
  • Label all luggage with your first and last name, seat and row number, and final destination.
  • Luggage must at all times be available for inspection by security staff.
Regular luggage
Each passenger may take the following luggage on board:
  • 2 items of regular luggage such as a suitcase or bag of no more than 85 cm and 1 item of hand luggage, handbag size.
    • If you need help with your luggage, you can bring one bag that weighs up to 15 kg.
    • Passengers with a Business Premier ticket may take 1 additional item of regular luggage.
  • Children aged up to 11 may take a maximum of 1 suitcase of no more than 85 cm and 1 item of hand luggage.
    • Children travelling for free (aged up to 3) may not take any luggage of their own.
    • However, you may take 1 buggy or pushchair (folded up) and 1 children's seat (Maxi-Cosi type) per child for free, in addition to the individual luggage.
  • Golf bags with a maximum size of 120 x 35 x 35 cm. A golf bag counts as 1 item of regular luggage. This means you can take 1 additional item of regular luggage and 1 additional item of hand luggage on top of this.
  • If you'd like to take more, special or larger luggage, the EuroDespatch luggage service is at your disposal on the Brussels, Lille or Paris to/from London routes (at a charge).  
Prohibited luggage
  • Items that are not permitted by customs or another government body are also prohibited on Eurostar.
    • Weapons. Including replica or toy weapons that could be perceived as real weapons.
    • Ammunition (of any calibre and in any quantity).
    • Explosive or flammable substances (such as lighter fluid, methylated spirits) except in minimal quantities.
    • Fireworks.
    • Knives with a blade longer than 75 mm (3 inches).
  • Because of fire hazards, e-scooters and hoverboards are not allowed on the train.
  • Eurostar staff may confiscate alcoholic drinks if this is deemed necessary.
Alcohol policy
  • For usage on the train you can take 4 bottles/cans of beer or 1 bottle of wine per person.
  • In closed packaging you can take:
    • Max. 4 liters of spirits (with an alcohol percentage of  22% or higher) or max. 9 liters of sparkling wine or fortified wine (e.g. port or sherry with an alcohol percentage of up to 22%).
    • And on top of that max. 42 liters of beer or max. 18 liters of wine.
  • No spirits are permitted, in any amount.
  • If you’d like to take extra alcohol with you, you can with Eurodespatch.
  • Eurostar has the right to refuse access to the train if a traveller is under the influence alcohol or drugs.
  • Although you can bring alcohol with you and alcohol is available on board, safety is top priority. So, drink in moderation. Eurostar has the right to ask passengers to leave the trains if they behave in an antisocial way.
  • Eurostar reserves the right to confiscate any alcohol carried in excess at the check-ins or on board.
Alcohol policy during sports events
  • During sports events you are not allowed to bring alcohol with you. Alcohol is also not available on board. Any alcohol is confiscated during check-in and only non-alcoholic drinks in sealed bottles are allowed to pass through security.
What next
  • If the regular luggage meets the conditions, you can take it on board and stow it on the luggage racks provided for this on the train.
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