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

Typical 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.

 

London St Pancras...

Left luggage office at London St Pancras

 

The London Baggage Company left luggage office at St Pancras.

Paris Gare du Nord...

  Escalators to left luggage at Paris Nord
 

The lockers are downstairs, accessed via these escalators opposite platforms 1 & 2...

  Entrance to left luggage lockers at Paris Gare du Nord
 

Once down the escalators, this is the entrance to the left luggage lockers at Paris Nord.

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 always find facilities at smaller stations.  Here's a guide to what's found where:

  Left luggage in London & the UK

  Left luggage in Paris & France

  Left luggage in Brussels & Belgium

  Left luggage in Amsterdam & the Netherlands

  Luggage locker pictogram
  Left luggage office pictogram

  Left luggage in Switzerland

  Left luggage in Italy

  Left luggage in Spain

  Left luggage in Portugal

  Left luggage in Germany

  Left luggage in Austria

  Left luggage in other countries

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

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 in London & the UK...

Left luggage in Paris & France...

Left luggage in Brussels & Belgium...

Left luggage in Amsterdam & the Netherlands...

Left luggage in Switzerland...

Left luggage in Italy...

Left luggage in Spain...

Left luggage in Portugal...

Left luggage in Germany...

Left luggage in Austria...

Left luggage 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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