Planning on packing the kitchen sink?

What’s allowed?

We’re pretty chilled about luggage, but please limit what you bring aboard to three pieces.

Unless you have booked assistance in advance, you will need to be able to comfortably handle your own luggage, so get pumping iron or pack less.


Extra luggage

Extra luggage is:

  • Any items over your free allowance of three pieces

Oversized items

Your luggage might be refused in passenger coaches if:

  • Your luggage is such that it may cause injury, inconvenience or a nuisance or it may cause damage to property
  • If it’s going to obstruct doorways, gangways or corridors
  • There is not enough room for it
  • It has to travel in the luggage van for safety
  • The loading or unloading may cause delay to trains
  • Luggage is not carried or packaged in a suitable manner


Keeping your luggage safe

We’ve got a few tips to keep your luggage safe: 

  • Keep a close eye on your bags and check them regularly
  • Make your luggage unmistakably yours with a colourful ribbon, strap or tape
  • Label your luggage discreetly with your name, postcode and contact number 
  • Keep valuables like phones, wallets and purses hidden when not in use
  • Avoid blocking doors, gangways and corridors with luggage

Related FAQs

How much luggage can I take on board?

What should I do if I’m travelling in a group with large amounts of luggage?

Can I get some help with my luggage?

How should I label my luggage?

How do I check items into the driver or guards van when I get on the train?

How do I remove my items from the driver or guards van on Virgin Trains East Coast?