Luggage Allowance on Tibet Train and Flight

August,21 2018 BY Master Kungga Dundruk 0 COMMENTS

Luggage restrictions for Tibet Tour are worth your attention. Check the standard luggage size as you travel by flight or by train to Tibet.

Flight Luggage Allowance

Free Baggage Allowance in Weight on international and regional flights, the free baggage allowance for each published
adult-fare or half-fare passenger is as follows:
First class fare ticket: 40 kilogram (88 pounds);
Business class fare ticket: 30 kilogram (66 pounds);
Economy class fare ticket: 20 kilogram (44 pounds).

For your convenience, we suggest you bringing one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. Groups travelling together are able to combine their baggage allowance if they check in together. Check all the flights to Tibet.

Free Baggage Allowance in Piece

Free baggage allowance in piece is applicable only to China-USA and China-Canada international flight. According to the class of tickets, the free baggage allowance for each full-fare of half-fare first-class and business-class passenger is two pieces, and the sum of the length, width and height of each piece must not exceed 62 in. (158cm).

The free baggage allowance for each economy-class and discounted tourist-class passenger is two pieces, and the sum of the length, width and height of each piece must not exceed 62 in. (158cm), but the sum of the length, width and height of thetwo pieces of baggage must not exceed 107 in. (273cm); the weight of each piece must not exceed 32 kg.

Hand Baggage Allowance

In addition to free baggage allowance in weight, each passenger holding a full-fare or half-fare ticket may carry in his own custody the following articles free of charge:

a lady's handbag, an overcoat, a raincoat or a traveling blanket, a walking stick or an umbrella, a small amount of reading material for the trip, a small camera, a pair of small binoculars, infant's food for consumption in flight, an infant's carrying basket, a fully collapsible invalid chair or a pair of braces or artificial limbs.

In addition to the free baggage allowance in piece, regardless of the fare class of the ticket, the passenger may also carry unlimited number of pieces of hand baggage that can only be placed under the passenger seat, and the sum of the length, width and height of all the pieces must not exceed 45 in. (115cm).

Prohibited Items for Hand Carry Luggage

The following items are prohibited and cannot be carried in checked or carry-on luggage:

Flammable, explosive, corrosive, poisonous, radioactive, polymerizable and magnetized materials. Passengers are forbidden to carry arms, sharp or lethal weapons.

Travel Tips: For foreign tourists who fly to Tibet, you need to show your origninal Tibet Visa (Tibet Travel Permit) and Chinese Visa to the staff as you board the ariplane; While if you travel to Tibet by train, you only need to show the copy of Tibet Visa to the railway staff and your Chinese Visa when boarding the Qinghai-Tibet Train. Of course, the flight or trian ticket is a must. 

Train Luggage Allowance

Maximum Hand Luggage Size for different passengers.
-Children (children with free ticket included): 10 kg (22 pounds)
-Diplomat: 35 kg (77 pounds)
-Other passengers: 20 kg (44 pounds)
-The total length of each item cannot exceed 160 cm.
-Rod-shaped baggage should not exceed 200 cm in length and 20 kg (44 pounds) in weight.

Note: The above limitation is not applicable to wheelchair, which can be brought onto the train for free. If the baggage exceeds the allowed amount (either by weight or size), please use the baggage transportation service.

Items for Tibet Train Luggage:

Regulation on the amount of the followings that can be brought onto train:
1.Less than 5 gas lighters.
2.Less than 20 boxes of matches.
3.Items like enamel and hair dye, less than 20 ml.
4.Items like alcohol less than 100 ml.
5.Items like styling mouse, insecticide and air-refresher, less than 600 ml.
6.Less than 20 newborn poultries.

Prohibited Onboard Luggage:

The following items are prohibited on board the train:
1. Items whose transportation is prohibited or limited by the government.
2. Dangerous goods, ammunition.
3. Animals and goods (goods with revolting smell included) which will affect public hygiene.
4. Items which may harm other passengers in the train, such as knives (fruit knife included).
5. Baggage that exceeds the limitation of the regulation.

Packing of Baggage

The checked baggage should be able to withstand a certain extent of pressure, completely sealed, well locked and firmly tied up. For those baggages not packed in accordance with the requirements, the carrier can refuse to accept for carriage and will not be liable for any damage or breakage.

Baggage Transportation

Checked Baggage Transportation
Checked baggage refers to the bedding, clothing and books which are for personal use and other necessities for traveling. Wheelchairs for the disabled are also included. Currency, securities, cultural relics, jewellery, important documents and other valuables are not allowed in checked baggage.

The Weight Limit for Checked Baggage
The limit is 50 kilograms per piece. The minimum volume should be more than 0.01 cubic meters. Passengers can choose to transport checked baggage in the same train they are traveling on or it may be transported in advance.

If it is transported in the same train, it can be collected as soon as you reach your destination. If it is transported in advance, the baggage will arrive on a later train. Staff will notify you to come and pick it up after it has arrived. Remember to collect it as soon as possible after being informed, as the station will only keep it for free for three days.
Storage fees apply after that time.

Parcel Transportation:

Parcel refers to small loads which are suitable to transport in a cart.Certain certificates should be presented when you want to transport the items listed below:
1. Jewellery, cultural relics, currency, securities, firearms.
2. Police dogs as well as other protected animals.
3.Items requiring inspection according to the government regulations.
4. Items which are restricted to transport by People's Republic of China.

Baggage Fees

As baggage fees for different airlines or railway stations may vary, please look for the staff for the exact luggage prices. If you need to book flight or train to Tibet, our professtional travel consultants can help you book the tickets properly, please feel to send an inquiry to us to customize your Tibet Tours.

Master Kungga Dundruk

About the Author - Master Kungga Dundruk

The Lhasa-born prodigy used to study business overseas, and got his Bachelor of Business in Nepal and India before moving back to his homeland.With pure passion for life and unlimited love for Tibet, Kunga started his guide career as early as 1997.

Responsible, considerate and humorous, he devoted his entire life guiding and serving international tourists travelling in Tibet.As a legendary Tibetan travel guru with 20-year pro guide experience , he once had an exclusive interview with the US media. Currently he is working in Tibet Vista as the Tour Operating Director. Whenever our clients run into troubles, he is your first call and will offer prompt support.

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