TGV French domestic traffic » Travelling with luggage

General terms and conditions
  • All luggage must be labelled with your name and address details.
  • Luggage must not obstruct anyone.
  • Although there are no exact rules regarding weight and dimensions of luggage, you must be able to carry it yourself.
  • Place the luggage in the luggage racks. Luggage must not be placed in aisles.
  • Oversized luggage may be refused if there is no room or for safety reasons.
Each passenger may take the following luggage on the train
  • Two items of regular luggage (travel bag, suitcase or trolley) and one item of hand luggage. Or:
  • One item of non-standard luggage (see below), one item of regular luggage and one item of hand luggage.
    • Please note: Stricter rules apply if you are travelling with an OuiGo ticket (not for sale through NS International). For more information, please refer to your original sales outlet.
  • Examples of non-standard luggage: 
    • Folded pushchairs
    • Packed bicycles meeting the conditions for travelling with a bicycle in France.
    • Musical instruments in a hard instrument case
    • Golf bags
Not permitted
  • Check the customs rules before travelling. Items not permitted by customs or another government body are also prohibited on French day trains. Example:
    • Replica or toy weapons that could be perceived as real weapons
    • Ammunition
    • Fireworks
    • Hazardous sports equipment (such as javelins, crossbows, fencing sabres and starting pistols)
    • Hazardous equipment (such as garden shears, kitchen knives)
  • Products intended for trade.
  • Products that might cause a nuisance to other passengers, e.g. products that give off a very strong smell.
What next
  • If your luggage meets the conditions, you can take it on the train with you and stow it free of charge in the luggage racks:
    • Luggage racks above the seats
    • Under the seats
    • Luggage racks at the ends of each coach
  • If your luggage does not meet the conditions, it may be refused, or a supplement will be charged on the spot.
  • You remain responsible for your own luggage.
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