TGV France ⇔ Spain (TFS) » Travelling with luggage

  • All luggage must be labelled with your details. 
  • You must be able to carry your luggage yourself. 
  • Your luggage must not obstruct anyone. 
Luggage on the TGV 
SNCF distinguishes two types of luggage: 
  1. Regular luggage: suitcases, rucksacks/backpacks and bags. 
    • There are no exact rules regarding weight and dimensions of luggage. 'Regular' more or less equals a maximum weight of 32 kg and a maximum length of 85 cm 
  2. Non-standard luggage:
    • Folded pushchairs, packed bicycles, golf bags, musical instruments in hard instrument cases. 
  • Each passenger may take the following on the train: 
    • Two regular travel bags or suitcases and one item of small hand luggage. 
    • Or: One item of non-standard luggage and one regular travel bag or suitcase and one item of small hand luggage. 
Not permitted on TGV  
  • Check the customs rules before travelling. Items not permitted by customs or another government body are also prohibited on the TGV.  Examples include: 
    • 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) 
What next 
  • If your luggage meets the conditions, you can take it on the train with you and stow it free of charge in locations intended for this: 
    • 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.
  • You remain responsible for your own luggage. 
Luggage and identity checks 
  • Luggage and identity checks are quite frequent at stations in Spain. 
    • You should therefore be at the station at least 10 minutes before departure so as not to miss your train. 

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