Eurostar » Travelling with luggage

  • Check customs regulations before traveling. Goods prohibited by customs or another government authority are also prohibited on Eurostar. There is no weight restriction, but you must be able to carry all your luggage yourself.
  • You remain responsible for your own luggage during the trip.
  • The luggage must remain under your supervision during the entire journey.
  • If your regular luggage meets the conditions, you may take it with you and store it in the available luggage racks on the train.
  • Provide all luggage with a luggage tag with first and last name, seat and carriage number and final destination.
  • The luggage must always be available for inspection by security personnel.
  • For safety reasons, it is prohibited to block the corridors and doors of the train with luggage or to secure luggage (with ropes, padlocks) in the train.
  • Golf bags are allowed with a maximum 120 x 35 x 35 cm. A golf bag counts as 1 piece of regular travel luggage. In addition, you may take 1 piece of regular travel luggage and 1 piece of hand luggage with you.

Luggage in Eurostar to Belgium/France
  • Your Eurostar ticket allows you to take the following luggage with you:
    • 2 pieces of luggage dimensions: max. 75 x 53 x 30 cm
    • 1 piece of hand luggage
    • There is no maximum weight, but you must be able to carry all your luggage yourself.
  • If you are traveling with a child, you can take the stroller on board for free in addition to the baggage allowance (see above). The stroller must be folded before boarding and stored in one of the storage spaces in the carriage you are sitting in. 
  • Bicycles are only allowed if they are packed and disassembled and meet special conditions. See Eurostar to Belgium/France » Traveling with a bicycle.
  • If you take more luggage than allowed, the train manager will charge a surcharge of €30 per piece of luggage on the train. But please note: if there is not enough space on the train, the extra luggage can also be refused.
  • Special items that count as 1 piece of regular luggage:
    • Musical instruments or sports equipment (must be transported in packaging no longer than 2 meters).
    • Surfboards no longer than 2 meters.
    • A pair of skis or a snowboard.

Luggage in Eurostar to London
  • You may take the following luggage with you per passenger:
    • 2 pieces of regular travel luggage such as a suitcase or bag of maximum 85 cm and 1 piece of hand luggage, handbag size.
      • Passengers with a Business Premier ticket are allowed to take 1 extra piece of regular luggage with them.
      • Are you requesting travel assistance and do you also need help carrying your luggage? Then your luggage may not weigh more than 15 kg.
  • Children up to 11 years old may take a maximum of 1 suitcase of maximum 85 cm and 1 piece of hand luggage.
    • Children traveling for free (up to 3 years old) are not allowed to bring their own luggage.
    • You may take 1 buggy or pram (folded) and 1 child seat (Maxi-Cosi type) per child at no charge, in addition to the individual luggage.
  • Musical instruments
    • Violins, guitars and other small instruments
      • Musical instruments smaller than 85 cm can be taken on the train as part of your regular travel luggage.
      • Guitars can be taken on the train as part of regular luggage, provided they are in a suitcase.
    • Cellos and other medium-sized instruments
      • Instruments between 85 cm and 136 cm in length and carried in a case must be transported by an international courier service. A companion ticket for these instruments can also be purchased from Eurostar Customer service. The instrument can then be transported in the seat next to the passenger.
    • Harps, double basses and other large instruments
      • Instruments longer than 136 cm must be transported by international courier service. If possible, register the instrument well in advance so that you have the greatest chance that it can be taken on the Eurostar you travel with.
  • Sports and camping equipment
    • Tents and other forms of shelter packed in bags or suitcases no longer than 85 cm.
    • Sports sticks, billiard and snooker cues and darts packed in a protective case.
Not allowed
  • Goods prohibited by customs or other government agency. For example, the following goods are not allowed:
    • Weapons and sporting weapons, such as crossbows or throwing spears.
      • Also replica or toy guns that can be mistaken for real guns.
    • Oxygen bottles, unless demonstrably necessary with a medical passport.
    • Ammunition and fireworks.
    • Explosive or flammable substances (such as lighter gas, methylated spirits) except in minute quantities.
    • Knives with a blade longer than 75 mm (3 inches).
  • Due to the risk of fire, e-scooters and hoverboards are not permitted.
Baggage check
Random baggage checks take place at the stations Liège-Guillemins, Antwerpen Centraal and Brussels-Zuid/Midi.

Alcohol regulations
  • Per person you may bring:
    • For use on the train: Maximum 4 bottles/cans of beer or 1 bottle of wine.
    • Closed packaging:
      • Max. 4 liters of spirits (with an alcohol content of 22% or higher).
      • And max. 42 liters of beer or max. 18 liters of wine.
  • Eurostar has the right to refuse a passenger access to the train if he/she is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Alcohol is also available in the bar car on the train and from the menus in first class, but you must use alcohol sensibly and be considerate of other passengers. If a passenger does not comply with the regulations or law, Eurostar has the right to remove the passenger from the train.
  • Alcohol will be checked at check-in. Eurostar has the right to confiscate alcohol, both at check-in and on board.
  • No alcohol during (sports) events.
    • During sports events you are not allowed to bring alcohol and alcohol is not available in the bar car on the train. You may only bring non-alcoholic drinks in unopened bottles or cans.
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