Can You Take Suitcases on the Tube?

Written By Craig Coleman  |  Suitcase 

If you’re planning a trip to London, you might be wondering if you can take your suitcase on the Tube. The answer is yes! You can bring your suitcase onto the London Underground, as long as it’s not too big or bulky.

Just keep in mind that during rush hour, the trains can get very crowded, so it might be difficult to maneuver with a large piece of luggage. If possible, try to travel outside of peak times or take a smaller bag that you can easily carry on your own.

Taking a Suitcase on the Tube

The short answer is that you can bring suitcases on the tube, but there are some restrictions. To begin with, you can only bring a suitcase on the Tube if it fits through the turnstiles. That means no oversized luggage or rolling suitcases. Second, during rush hour (7:30-9:30 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. weekdays), you are not permitted to bring any large items onto the platform, including bicycles, baby buggies, and…yes…suitcases.

What About Other Luggage?

Yes, you can take other types of luggage on the London tube. However, there are some limitations: You must be able to lift at least 20kg and your luggage must not exceed the dimensions of a 185x130x25cm bag. You can also only take one piece of luggage per person. So if you’re planning on traveling with a lot of luggage, you might want to consider taking another form of transportation.


It is possible to take a suitcase on the Tube as long as it meets the size and weight restrictions set by Transport for London. However, it is worth considering whether this is the most convenient option, as luggage can be cumbersome to carry on public transport.

If you do decide to take a suitcase on the Tube, make sure to allow extra time for your journey and be prepared for crowds during peak times.

About the Author

Craig Coleman

Growing up in a small town in Connecticut, Craig dreamed of visiting far-off lands. After college, he hit the road, and became a full-time travel writer.