Travelling by train with luggage

Here we provide you with information for your journey by train with luggage

  • You can take luggage with you on the train free of charge
  • You do not need to make a reservation for your luggage
  • You do not have to weigh your luggage before travelling

Dimensions of luggage racks

The standard dimensions of luggage racks are 700 x 500 x 300 mm.

Amount of luggage permitted

You can take items such as briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases on board for no extra charge.

As well as your hand luggage, you can take also a larger item of luggage with you. Such items of luggage must be not be so big or heavy that they cannot be carried by a single person. Sometimes you may have to stow larger items of luggage further away from your seat. You alone are responsible for the security of your luggage.

Stowing your luggage

You can stow your luggage under your seat or on the luggage rack above. In the open saloon section of many trains luggage racks for larger suitcases can be found, either near the doors or in the middle of the coach.

Other items permitted

You can also take the following items with you on board:

- Pushchairs
- Folding bikes, scooters
- Sports equipment (e.g. skis, surfboards)

You can only take bicycles on long-distance trains that can accommodate bicycles. These trains are marked as having bicycle capacity. You will need to purchase a long-distance bicycle ticket and a bicycle space reservation.

Safety information

Corridors, doors and safety devices such as fire extinguishers must remain unobstructed for your safety. Please follow any instructions that the on-board staff may give you.

The information provided here is applicable to long-distance trains operated by Deutsche Bahn. The information also applies to regional and local transport and international services.

Deutsche Bahn's conditions of carriage for persons travelling with Deutsche Bahn AG companies ("BB Personenverkehr") apply (in German).