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What can I bring?

Planning a journey with TGV INOUI, Intercités, OUIGO, TER, Thalys or Eurostar? Here’s everything you need to know about luggage.

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TGV INOUI and Intercités

Want to bring suitcases, a backpack, or a pushchair? As long as you can carry your own bags, there’s no limit on weight or number when you travel with TGV INOUI and Intercités1. Luggage trolleys are available at our stations and near the platforms to assist you. Please be sure to tag your belongings in advance, and remember that your bags are your responsibility.

Once on board, you’ll find a variety of storage areas, at the entrance to your compartment and in each coach. For the safety of all, please ensure that your luggage doesn’t block the movement of the other passengers and crew aboard your train.

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All luggage must be stowed in the dedicated storage areas.

Travelling with bikes, skis and aquatic boards

Bikes, skis and aquatic boards—such as surf-, wake- and paddle boards—are welcome aboard TGV INOUI and Intercités, but they must be stored in a carrying case and stowed in the dedicated areas on your train. For bikes, case dimensions may not exceed 120 x 90 cm.

Mes Bagages service

Is your bag bigger or bulkier than you expected? Our Mes Bagages service can help. We’ll pick up your belongings right at your door and deliver them to the address of your choice the next day. Just choose a time.

With Mes Bagages, you can:

  • book the service up to 12:00 noon on the day before pickup
  • choose your pickup and delivery windows
  • track your luggage in real time 

Learn more about our Mes Bagages service


Travelling with a TER regional train? There’s no size limit on the bags you bring aboard, as long as you're able to handle them yourself and they fit in the dedicated luggage areas on your train. Please ensure that your belongings do not create a safety hazard for other passengers and your SNCF crew, either in the station or aboard your train. 

Your bike is welcome too, provided you store it in a carrying case that doesn’t exceed 120 cm x 90 cm.


What’s included with your ticket

Travelling with OUIGO? The price of your ticket includes one of two luggage options: 

  • two pieces of hand luggage up to 36 cm high x 27 cm wide x 15 cm deep
  • one piece of hand luggage (up to 36 cm high x 27 cm wide x 15 cm deep) and one carryon bag (up to 55 cm high x 35 cm wide x 25 cm deep)

These items must be stowed beneath your seat.

Pushchairs are also included in the price of your ticket, up to a limit of two pushchairs per booking and per journey.

We cannot accept any item exceeding 2 metres or 30 kilos.

When to choose the Luggage option

Want to board with extra luggage or an unusually large item such as a bike, a scooter, skis or a musical instrument? Choose the Luggage (Bagage) option, and you can bring it along for just €5 per journey—provided it doesn’t weigh more than 30 kg or measure more than 2 metres long.

You can choose the Luggage option when you book your ticket, or up to one hour before your OUIGO train departs.

e-Tiquette lessons

Use our e-Tiquette system to tag your luggage—before you leave. It’s easy: just go on line to create and print labels with a QR code that contains your personal information. 

If you leave something behind in a station or train, our employees can use your tag to identify your belongings and contact you—fast.

Learn more about our e-Tiquette service (in French)


Your Thalys ticket includes one piece of hand luggage and up to two bags that do not exceed 75 cm long x 53 cm wide x 70 cm high.

There’s no limit on weight aboard your Thalys train, but you must be able to carry your own luggage and stow it in these dedicated areas:

  • overhead luggage racks
  • storage areas for large bags at the ends of each coach
  • floor space between some back-to-back seats

You can also bring pushchairs on board free of charge: please fold and stow them in one of the luggage racks in your coach.

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  • Your bike must travel in a carrying case no larger than 135 x 85 x 30 cm.

  • 2

    carryon bags per passenger (size limit 75 x 53 x 30 cm).

  • Skis must travel in a carrying case (maximum length 3 m, maximum weight 32 kg)

  • There’s no weight limit on bags, but they must fit in the dedicated storage areas.


Travelling across the Channel? The price of your ticket includes two medium-sized pieces of luggage (up to 85 cm on the longest side) and one small piece of hand luggage. In Business Premier class, you can have up to three pieces of luggage at no extra charge

Baby carriages and pushchairs are also welcome aboard. And you can bring your bike or musical instrument: it counts as one of your two pieces of medium-sized luggage as long as it travels in a carrying case that doesn’t exceed 85 cm in length. If your item is longer, you’ll need to use EuroDespatch, Eurostar’s registered luggage service. Choose this option when you buy your ticket.

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1 Daytime Intercités trains requiring booking