Check in before boarding

A quick check-in makes an easy and enjoyable start to the journey. So please read through our Check-in & Luggage information.

Most importantly, pack a small bag with everything you'll need for the day. This is because all wheeled cabin bags, large bags, backpacks and suitcases will be checked into our Luggage Carriage

You'll find each of our stations presents a slightly different Check-in experience, so please familiarise yourself with the details for your departure station prior to arrival.

Pack a bag for the journey

We highly recommend packing a small bag or handbag filled with essentials to take aboard the train for the journey.

Things to consider packing include:

  • Wallet/purse (for the Scenic Café)
  • A jacket  (for the viewing carriage)
  • Mobile phone
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Medication / inhaler
  • Reusable water bottle / coffee cup 
  • Wired headphones (for the audio commentary)


Carry-on bag allowance

To maximise scenic views and natural light coming through our glass shelves and skylights, we ask all passengers to keep their belongings to a minimum. 

Carry-on baggage should be limited to a jacket and small bag or handbag. All wheeled cabin bags must be checked in. 

Luggage Allowance

Each Scenic Class passenger fare includes the following allowance:

  • 1 x Large checked bag or suitcase
    • maximum weight of 23kgs
    • maximum volume* of 158 linear cm (62”) 
  • 1 x Cabin bag
    • wheeled and/or hard-sided suitcases must be Checked in (cannot be taken aboard) 
    • maximum weight of 7kgs
    • maximum volume* for the cabin bag is 118 linear cm (46.5”)
  • 1 x Small bag or handbag
    • for taking important personal items aboard, including any fragile or perishable items, money, jewellery and valuables
  • 1 x Small infant bag
    • if you have an infant with you, you may bring an additional small bag for the journey
    • please note: infants do not get any luggage allowance (see below)


Scenic Plus passengers have an additional 1 x Large checked bag or suitcase allowance. 

Additional Luggage Information