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Luggage allowances on our trains

If you’re planning to travel with us, please think carefully about what you need for your trip.

What you can bring

  • small cases and bags. These can be kept under your seat
  • medium-sized cases and bags. Perfect for overhead racks - just like on a plane
  • larger items - up to 25 x 40 x 70cm is fine. These should be stored in the dedicated luggage areas
If you can’t find any space on the train, speak to one of our on-board staff. We may have to store your luggage in a different carriage, so make sure you label and lock your cases.

What you can’t bring

  • more than 3 pieces of luggage. Or anything larger than 30 x 70 x 90cm
  • anything that might cause an injury, obstruction, or damage
  • luggage that might cause a delay when it’s being loaded and unloaded


As our Intercity Express Trains have no guard’s van storage, we can’t take surfboards on them.
You can still take surfboards on our Night Riviera Sleeper and local services.

Need help?

If you are older or disabled, we can help with your journey. Find out more about Assisted Travel.

GWR Intercity Express Train luggage guide

Familiarise yourself with our luggage storage facilities on our Intercity Express trains.