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We'll be taking the London to Paris and haven't seen anything about luggage. We'll each have a suitcase. How is that handled on rail?

All the answers about luggage are more than 3 years old. What are the rules around luggage from London to Paris through the Chunnel?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) May 22, 2017 15:06
    Hi Marie,

    The general rule is that you can take as much luggage as you can carry. Trains provide sufficient space to store luggage. There is space between seats or in the overhead racks. In many cases, there is also space at the ends of each train car.

    The Eurostar (the train between London and Paris) is one of the only train types in Europe that imposes specific luggage restrictions. On the Eurostar, adult passengers are allowed up to 2 large pieces of luggage (measuring no more than 85cm in length apiece), plus one smaller item (i.e. hand luggage such as a laptop bag or a briefcase); and child passengers (traveling with a ticket purchased at the child rate) would be allowed 1 large piece of luggage (measuring no more than 85cm in length apiece), plus one smaller item/piece of hand luggage.

    However, the Eurostar is unique from other trains in that it does offer a registered luggage service. The fee to check additional luggage on the Eurostar is set locally, but I believe it ranges from about £20 to £40 per item. If you'll be traveling with an item over 85cm in length, you would need to utilize this service. The maximum size for registered luggage is 2m long.

    Tickets from London to Paris can be purchased under 'Find Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com. Generally, the Eurostar can be booked 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure.
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