Left luggage lockers at Paris Gare du Nord - the medium size.

Left luggage lockers.  These are the medium-sized lockers at Paris Gare du Nord.  They easily take a back-pack-sized roll-along like the Eagle Creek Switchback shown here, which is 25" (64cm) high.

  The largest size of left luggage lockers at Paris Gare du Nord

This shows the largest lockers at Paris Gare du Nord, which will easily take a large suitcase.  The bag in the photo is backpack-sized, 25" or 64cm high.

Leaving your bags at the station...

If you want to leave your bags at a major European station between trains, there's usually some form of left luggage facility, either lockers or a staffed office.  However, you won't necessarily find facilities at smaller stations.  Here's a guide to what is found where:

  Left luggage facilities in London & the UK

  Left luggage facilities in Paris & France

  Left luggage facilities in Brussels & Belgium

  Left luggage facilities in Amsterdam & the Netherlands

  Left luggage facilities in Switzerland

  Left luggage facilities in Italy

  Left luggage facilities in Spain

  Left luggage facilities in Portugal

  Luggage locker pictogram
  Left luggage office pictogram

  Left luggage facilities in Germany

  Left luggage facilities in Austria

  Left luggage facilities in other cities & countries

Left luggage tips:  Don't forget that hotels will usually look after bags, normally free of charge, if you check out in the morning but have an afternoon or evening train to catch.  Lockers are pretty secure, but don't deposit valuables such as passports or laptops.

What sign to look for:  Follow the signs with a pictogram of a suitcase inside a square with a key (meaning lockers) or without a key (staffed office).  It can help to know that a left luggage office or locker room is 'Consigne' in French, ' deposito bagagli' in Italian, 'Consigna' in Spanish, 'Gepδckraum' in German.


Left luggage offices in London & the UK...

Left luggage lockers in Paris & France...

Left luggage office & lockers in Brussels & Belgium...

Left luggage offices & lockers in Amsterdam & the Netherlands...

Left luggage offices & lockers in Switzerland...

Left luggage offices & lockers in Italy...

Left luggage offices & lockers in Spain...

Left luggage offices & lockers in Portugal...

Left luggage offices & lockers in Germany...

Left luggage offices & lockers in Austria...

Left luggage offices & lockers in other European cities...

It's usually safe to assume that any major city railway station in Europe will have a 'left luggage' facility, either a staffed facility or self-service lockers or both.  When changing trains with some time to spare, you can leave your luggage and explore the town.  Here are some examples:

Can you help?

It's difficult to keep this page 100% updated without your help.  If you have any price updates, or updates will left luggage information at other major stations across Europe, please email me.



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