All you need to know about ski holidays by train

The truth about luggage

Wed 03 October, 2012

One of the many advantages of travelling to ski resorts by train is being able to take what luggage you want, including skis and snowboard, and not be charged for the priviledge.

But there is currently some confusion, caused by this page on Eurostar's website.

The page says that you can't bring skis onto ordinary Eurostars without paying extra.  Fortunately, that isn't true.

Eurostar say:

"When travelling with a pair of ski’s on any Eurostar service other than the direct service to the French Alps [i.e Eurostar to Paris or Lille], your ski’s will be counted as one medium sized suitcase. The luggage allowance on board Eurostar is two medium sized suitcases and one piece of hand luggage per person. Therefore, you be able to travel with one pair of ski’s and one suitcase.

But not everyone at Eurostar seems to know that, so you will have to trust us. Or please contact:

The more emails Eurostar get about this, the sooner they will correct their site.

But it shouldn't have to be that way, really.

So to help answer all your luggage questions, we've created a new luggage section.

And as ever, if you have any question not answered on Snowcarbon, do ask us.