Thalys luggage policy

Travelling with luggage

With your Thalys ticket you may not bring more than:

With your Thalys ticket you may not bring more than:

  • 2 items of luggage with dimension: max. 75 x 53 x 30 cm
  • 1 item of hand luggage
  • There is no weight limit but you do need to be able to carry the luggage yourself

For security reasons it is prohibited to block the aisles and doors of the train with luggage or to secure them (with rope or locks) to the train.

When travelling with a child you may bring a stroller on board for free beside the above-mentioned items. The stroller must be folded before entering the train and be stowed in one of the luggage spaces in the carriage where you are seated.
More information about luggage in Thalys

Certain objects larger than classic baggage may be taken on board. Check whether your baggage can be allowed by referring to the Unaccepted Baggage section or by contacting our Customer Service. All special luggage must be transported in a bag of max. 2 m in length.

Bicycles on board of Thalys

Bicycles on board Thalys are only permitted if they are packed in a bicycle case (135 x 85 x 30 cm). In order for it to fit, you'll need to dismantle the front and back wheel.

Folding bicycle

Folded folding bicycles are considered carry-on luggage as long as they are no larger than the size of a suitcase, namely 75 x 53 x 30 cm.

Please note:
  • You'll need to be at the platform 30 minutes before departure in order to have enough time to dismantle your bicycle.

  • If your bike doesn't comply with these conditions, you'll not be able to take it on board.

    Unaccepted luggage

    • Luggage that exceeds the permitted volume
    • Luggage that does not comply with the rules described above
    • Luggage that consists of:

      • Unusual goods such as perishable foods that spread an unpleasant odor, or plants.
      • Dangerous goods knives, firearms, explosives, flammable liquids (petrol, paint, etc.) and all other hazardous (chemical, biological, etc.) products.
      • Products intended for trade goods whose quantity and/or packaging clearly shows that the ticket for "passengers" is being misused for freight, while transportation should be carried out by a specialised transportation company.

    For more information you can consult a more detailed list of prohibited items on board. This list is not complete. When in doubt about an item you can contact Customer Services.

    In case of non-compliance with the conditions

    If a passenger exceeds the amount of luggage, he may be fined € 30 per item or can be denied to take the luggage on board Thalys. Not any of the items not permitted by Thalys will be allowed on board a Thalys train.

    Tips for taking luggage on board

    To travel with a peace of mind, here are a few tips for transporting your luggage:

    • Use luggage labels. It is mandatory to label your luggage on board Thalys
    • Stow your luggage easily. On board our trains there are several places to stow your luggage. For security reasons, you must place your luggage in these spaces. It is prohibited to secure any luggage to the train (with rope or locks). - Luggage racks above your seat - Free floor space between some chairs that are lined back-to-back - Luggage spaces at the end of each carriage for larger suitcases and bags
    • Keep an eye on your luggage The luggage stowed on board are your own responsibility. For security reasons, keep them well locked and do not leave them unattended. Make sure you do not forget anything when leaving the train.

      Did you know?

      There is more luggage space available in Thalys to the Alps and Thalys to the southern of France. For your trip to the snow, there is extra luggage space available in carriages 6/16, 7/17 and 8/18.

      In Thalys tot the Alps passengers from Amsterdam or Brussels with final destination Bourg-Saint-Maurice can place their luggage in a secured area at the front of the train (this area is not accessible during the trip).

      In Thalys to the southern of France coolers are considered, as an exception, luggage permitted on board provided that they comply with the luggage regulations.

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