Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
01 AUG 2018 5:39PM by PIB Delhi
Limit of Free Luggage in Trains

Passengers travelling over all Indian Railways are permitted to carry luggage free of charge with them in the compartment up to 70 Kgs. in First AC, 50 Kgs. in First Class/AC-2 tier, 40 Kgs. in AC 3-tier/AC Chair Car/Sleeper Class and 35 Kgs. in Second Class.   

Passengers are allowed to book and carry excess luggage beyond free allowance, with them in the compartment up to the maximum prescribed class-wise limit on payment of charges at 1.5 times of luggage rate. The classwise maximum limit is as under:



Maximum Limit

1st AC

150 kgs

First class/AC-2 tier

100 kgs

AC 3 tier/ AC Chair Car

40 kgs

Sleeper Class

80 kgs

Second Class

70 kgs


When a passenger is detected either enroute or at the destination with unbooked or partially booked luggage weighing more than the free allowance/maximum prescribed class-wise limits, penalty as per rule is levied.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Railways, Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.