Guide to budget airlines baggage fees

[Updated: 5. 2. 2020] Quick useful guide to low-cost airlines baggage fees. Everything you need to know about the rules and rates on hold and hand luggage.

If you are traveling with budget  airlines, you usually need to pay extra for your luggage.

1If you are traveling with budget airlines, you usually need to pay extra for your luggage.

Budget airlines baggage fees: everything you need to know

If you are traveling with budget airlines, you usually need to pay extra for your luggage. The criteria that determines baggage fees vary greatly between different airline companies. Prices may vary depending on travel time, payment method, luggage weught, plane occupancy, etc. To pack successfully & avoid any unpleasant surprises, have a look ar out smart guide to budget airlines baggage fees.

Ryanair

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Ryanair

Hand luggage

All passenger fare types include a small personal bag (40 x 20 x 25 cm), which must be stored under the front seat. 

  • Priority customers can also bring an additional bag (not exceeding 10kg and dimensions 55cm x 40cm x 20cm) on board which must fit into the baggage sizer and will be stored in the overhead locker.
  • In case of a non-priority ticket the cost for an additional bag will vary from 10-17.50 € during booking, 10-25 € after booking, 25 € at check-in and at boarding gate. 

Hold luggage

Ryanair allows you to check in up to 3 additional bags up to 20 kg each (for a total of 60 kg). The price per suitcase is 25-35 € during booking and 40 € after booking.

Excess baggage

If the weight of your suitcase exceeds the permitted weight you'll have to pay a supplement of 11 € per kilo.

Read more about Ryanair's baggage rules & fees.

easyJet

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easyJet

Hand luggage

easyJet's passengers with a basic ticket will be able to carry only one piece of hand luggage (56 x 45 x 25 cm) on the plane. Flexi, Upfront and Extra Legroom customers and easyJet Plus card holders can take on board also an additional smaller bag (45 x 36 x 20 cm), which can be placed under the seat.

Hold luggage

easyJet allows you to check in up to 3 bags weighting max. 23 kg, offering the possibility to pay for additional weight, in units of 3 kg (15 € per unit) up to a max. of 32 kg per suitcase. The maximum size (length + width + height) of a single piece of baggage must not exceed 275 cm.

Despite the weight of a baggage is limited to 23 kg, you will pay less if your suitcase weighs less than 15 kg! For baggage up to 15 kg you'll pay from 9.09 to 45.59 € if you check it online, while for baggage up to 23 kg you'll pay from 12.34 to 48.74 € online, 52 € at the check-in and 60 € at boarding gate.

Excess baggage

If the weight of the baggage exceeds the permitted weight (23 kg / pcs), a supplement of 15 € per kilo must be paid.

Read more about easyJet's baggage rules & fees.

Wizz

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Wizz Air

Hand luggage

On a Wizz Air flight every passenger is allowed to bring on board one carry-on bag (40 x 30 x 20 cm) for free. However, if you add WIZZ Priority to your booking, you'll be allowed to bring another trolley bag (55 x 40 x 23 cm) on board.

Hold luggage

You can check-in up to 6 pieces of checked-in luggage up to 10kg, 20kg or 32 kg. Each piece of luggage should not exceed the maximum size (149 x 119 x 171 cm).

  • LOW SEASON
For luggage up to 10 kg the cost ranges from 9 € to 47 € online & call center.
For luggage up to 20 kg the cost ranges from 15 € to 67 € online & call center, 55 € at the airport
For luggage up to 32 kg the price ranges from 21 € to 89 € online & call center, 110 € at the airport.
  • HIGH SEASON

For luggage up to 10 kg the cost ranges from 13 € to 57 € online & call center.
For luggage up to 20 kg the cost ranges from 21 € to 83 € online & call center
For luggage up to 32 kg the price ranges from 30 € to 109 € online & call center.

Excess baggage

If the weight of the baggage exceeds the permitted weight, a surcharge of 10 € per kilo is required.

Read more about WIZZAir's baggage rules & fees.

Volotea

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Volotea

Hand luggage

Volotea allows two carry-on baggages to be carried on board for free. Both the bags (55 x 40 x 20 cm & 35 x 20 x 20 cm) can weigh up to 10 kg in total. If the hand baggage exceeds the dimensions or the weight allowed, it is necessary to pay the supplement of 60 € per piece.

Hold luggage

At Volotea you can check in a maximum of 5 bags (each piece must not exceed 32 kg) and their total weight must not exceed 50 kg.

For one piece of luggage up to 20 kg you'll pay from 9 € online, from 14 € via the call center, 50 € at the airport check-in and 60 € at the boarding gate. For a suitcase, weighing between 20 kg and 32 kg, the cost is 12 € per kilo.

Excess baggage

If the weight of the baggage exceeds the permissible weight (20 kg / pcs), you pay a supplement of 12 € per kilo.

Read more about Volotea's baggage rules & fees.

Transavia

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Transavia

Hand luggage

Transavia allows you to carry one piece of luggage up to 10 kg. You can choose between two sizes, 45 x 40 x 25 cm (this hand baggage receives a green tag and is stored under the front seat) or 55 x 40 x 25 cm (this baggage receives a red label and is stored in a cabinet above the seat). If your hand baggage exceeds the weight or size limits, you must leave it at the boarding gate and pay an extra 40 € / piece.

Hold luggage

Transavia limits the amount of hold luggage to 5 pieces max, which can reach a total of 50 kg (a piece can weigh up to 32 kg). The price of checked baggage depends on the weight and payment method.

  • Up to 15 kg (9 – 28 € online, 45 € airport)
  • Up to 20 kg (13 – 35 € online, 60 € airport)
  • Up to 25 kg (17 – 42 € online, 75 € airport)
  • Up to 30 kg (26 – 54 € online, 90 € airport)
  • Up to 40 kg (35 – 66 € online, 120 € airport)
  • Up to 50 kg (63 – 100 € online, 150 € airport)

Excess baggage

If you discover at the airport you have a baggage heavier than what you registered, Transavia allows you to buy a surplus of kilograms for 15 € for 5 kg.

Read more about Volotea's baggage rules & fees.

Vueling

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Vueling

Hand luggage

On the Vueling flight passengers are allowed to take one bigger bag (55 x 40 x 20 cm), up to a maximum of 10 kg, and a smaller one (35 x 20 x 20 cm).

Hold luggage

At Vueling it is possible to check in up to 3 pieces of luggage, each piece can weight form 15 to 30 kg. The price of checked baggage depends on the weight and payment method.

  • Up to 15 kg (8-32 € online & call center)
  • Up to 20 kg (10-37 € online & call center)
  • Up to 25 kg (15-47 € online & call center, 50 € at airport)
  • Up to 30 kg (25-62 € online & call center)

Excess baggage

If the weight of the baggage exceeds the permitted weight, a surcharge of 12 € per kilo, up to 32 kg / piece is required.

Read more about Vueling's baggage rules & fees.

Jet2

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Jet2

Hand luggage

Jet2 allows you to carry a hand luggage (56 x 45 x 25 cm) weighing up to 10 kg, and a small bag, laptop or bag with purchases from the Duty Free shop.

Hold luggage

Jet2 allows you to check in 3 bags up to 22 kg each. The maximum total weight allowed is 66 kg but the single piece must not weigh more than 32 kg. Baggage fees can only be found online for each flight reservation or via the call center.

Excess baggage

If the weight of the baggage exceeds the permitted weight, an additional cost of 15 € per kilo is required.

Read more about Jet2's baggage rules & fees.

Norwegian

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Norwegian

Hand luggage

On the Norwegian flight, all passengers are allowed to take one piece of hand baggage (30 x 20 x 38 cm) for free. Passengers with LowFare+ can take an additional bag (55 x 40 x 23 cm) up to 10kg, while passengers with Flex, Premium & PremiumFlex tickets will be able to have a bag weighting max 15kg.

Hold luggage

The LowFare ticket does not include any free checked baggage, whereas with the LowFare+ ticket, you can register a bag up to 23kg at no extra cost. Flex, Premium and PremiumFlex tickets, include in the price two bags up to 23 kg.

Excess baggage

If the weight of the baggage exceeds the permitted weight, a surcharge of 12 € per kilo must be paid.

Read more about norwegian's baggage rules & fees.

Eurowings

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Eurowings

Hand luggage

Eurowings allows passengers with Basic & Smart tickets to carry one bag (55 x 40 x 23 cm) up to 8 kg and a small luggage (40 x 30 x 10 cm) at no cost. Passengers with Best & BIZclass tickets can add another bag (55 x 40 x 23 cm) for free.

Hold luggage

On Eurowings flights you can check in a maximum of 5 pieces of luggage and each piece must not weigh more than 32 kg. The cost for the baggage depends on the type of ticket purchased.

  • With the Basic ticket you'll pay 15 € for a bag up to 23 kg and 75 € for the second bag.
  • With the Smart Pass you can bring one bag up to 23 kg for free and pay 75 € for the second bag.
  • With the Best ticket you can take two pieces of luggage up to 23 kg, while with the BIZclass you'll be able to check-in two pieces up to 32 kg free of charge.

Excess baggage

The extra cost of baggage that exceeds the allowable weight is determined based on the type of flight. For baggage that exceeds the permissible weight, you need to pay 50 € for shorter flights and 100 € for long haul ones. 

Read more about Eurowings' baggage rules & fees.

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