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:


Class 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