TGV France ⇔ Switzerland (TGS) » Travelling with luggage

  • All luggage must be labelled with your name and address details.
  • You must be able to carry your luggage yourself.
  • Your luggage must not obstruct anyone.
Luggage types
  • Each passenger may take the following on the train:
    • Two regular travel bags or suitcases and one item of small hand luggage.
    • One item of non-standard luggage and one regular travel bag or suitcase and one item of small hand luggage.
  • 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.
Non-standard luggage
  • Examples of non-standard luggage:
    • Folded pushchairs.
    • Packed bicycles (folding or otherwise) meeting the conditions for travelling with a bicycle.
    • Musical instruments in a hard instrument case.
    • Golf bags.
Not allowed
  • 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 the 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.
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