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Hand Luggage

Valid from 15 December 2013

Hand luggage is understood as any easily portable item which can be placed above or below a passenger’s seat...

The passenger transports hand luggage himself/herself, and places it above or below the seat which he or she occupies on the train. Alternately, it can be on the passenger’s lap. Exceptionally, luggage that cannot be placed above or below the seat occupied by the passenger but does not exceed the dimensions 90 x 60 x 40 cm is also regarded as hand luggage. In certain types of carriages it is also possible to transport hand luggage in special luggage racks. It is not permitted to store hand luggage inside sanitary facilities (toilet, washroom) on the train.

The transport of hand luggage on ČD trains is free of charge.

The following are examples of hand luggage:

  • skis with poles
  • snowboards
  • sleds
  • a small folding or children’s kick scooter with wheels smaller than bicycle wheels, at most 12 inches
  • a golf bag
  • small live animals in closed crates with impermeable bottoms
  • folded prams

What can’t be transported as hand luggage?

Hand luggage may not contain items which could damage the carriage, cause harm to the health or life of people or their property, as well as bulky items, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Such items include in particular loaded guns, explosives, poisonous, radioactive, volatile and caustic substances, as well as items causing repugnance, infectious substances or items whose weight exceeds 50 kg. For violating the ban on transport, the conductor will collect a fine from the passenger for violating the transport terms and conditions in the amount of CZK 500 (this amount is reduced to CZK 100 if paid immediately). If the passenger refuses to pay the surcharge, he or she is obliged to present identification and will be excluded from transport.

What items are allowed in hand luggage?

Hand luggage that is carried on board the train may contain a portable steel bottle of liquid heating gas for household use and weighing not more than 10 kg, a securely sealed container of heating oil with a volume not exceeding 20 l, or an accumulator filled with electrolyte secured against short circuits and with aerating vents.

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