Luggage on British Trains
Hassle Free Travel? Lug Less
You’re making a packing list and checking it twice. You don’t really need three pair of the same black pants, five pairs of shoes and that awful fanny pack. As much as most of us hate the fees imposed by airlines and trains for extra baggage, maybe they’re on to something. You actually need very little when traveling. Run out of toothpaste? Guess what? There are drugstores in Great Britain. So lighten up your load! You’ll find traveling a breeze when you’ve limited the amount of luggage you’re traipsing around with.
Here’s the small print when it comes to baggage: Customers may take up to three items of personal luggage free of charge. This includes two large items (such as suitcases or rucksacks) and one item of smaller hand luggage (like a purse or a laptop case). Full details of the free allowances are available at all train stations.
Excess luggage and certain more bulky items (such as skis) may be carried, subject to available space, at an extra charge. You can carry skis or snowboards – for free – when traveling onboard Eurostar’s Ski Train. This seasonal service to the French Alps runs mid-December through mid-April, so no trying to tranfer those Rossignols for free in July.
Now take that make-up case and extra rolling duffel and stuff it back into your closet.