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Hand Luggage

Luggage is considered to be any hand-carried item that contains clothing and articles for personal or professional use belonging to the passenger which does not violate the security provisions established in laws and regulations or represent a hazard or nuisance to other passengers.

All ticketed passengers may carry up to three pieces of luggage, under their supervision and responsibility, in the areas designated for this purpose. The sum of the dimensions of the three items may not exceed 290 cm, and the largest of the three may not exceed the following dimensions: 85 x 55 x 35 cm (height-width-depth). The total weight of the three may not exceed 25 kg.

Passengers must stow their luggage properly, avoiding harming or disturbing other passengers or damaging any material. Passengers are responsible for supervising their luggage.


  • Suitcases, hand luggage, backpacks, briefcases for laptops and similar.


The following shall also be considered hand luggage:

  • Baby seats and pushchairs, as long as they are folded.
  • Musical instruments in their cases, as long as their dimensions do not exceed 30 x 120 x 38 cm (width-length-depth).
  • Folded or dismantled bicycles inside a carrying case, as long as the sum of the dimensions does not exceed 180 cm. On Conventional Medium Distance, Suburban Trains and Metric Gauge trains, it is not necessary for folding bicycles to be transported in a carrying case.

Special Equipment

What it is?

Any item that, due to its dimensions or other limitations, cannot be considered “hand luggage” and therefore will be subject to specific conditions for each of the following types:

  • Sports equipment:

    • Golf bags.
    • Ski equipment.

Each passenger can transport only one item of special equipment.

A person carrying special equipment may only transport as "hand luggage" one item that does not exceed the dimensions of 55x35x25 cm (width-height-depth).

The customer must guarantee that the luggage does not move from where it is stowed and that it does not disturb other passengers during the entire journey.

Golf bags and ski equipment

Only one golf bag or pair of skis may be transported per passenger. In addition, the passenger must observe the following rules:

  • Ski equipment must be transported in its bag.
  • Both golf bags and ski bags must be closed properly so that the items they contain cannot move or shift.

Renfe-Operadora will not be liable in case of theft, loss or damage to the equipment due to improper stowing or content, except when this is attributable to it.

Catalonia Suburban Trains

On these trains, ticket sale and access conditions are determined by the local transportation authority, the Generalitat de Catalunya, and therefore the rules described on this page are not applicable.

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