EasyJet Baggage Allowance & Excess Luggage Fees

At a glance

Hand baggage: One bag per person.
Checked bags: Maximum of 20kg.
Excess baggage: From £3 per kg.

Hand Baggage Allowance

easyJet’s hand luggage allowance information is fairly simple to follow. Passengers are allowed one piece of hand baggage. See below for more specific details.

Weight restrictions

There is no weight limit on cabin baggage.

Size restrictions

The maximum hand luggage size is 56 x 45 x 25cm and this includes the wheels, handles and other bits that stick out. However, easyJet recommends that in order to avoid the risk of having your bag checked if there is no space left in the overhead lockers the maximum size should be reduced to 50 x 40 x 20cm. Be advised that purses, briefcases, and laptop bags are all considered one piece of luggage.

Variations

Passengers travelling with an infant (a child under 2 years old) are allowed to take an additional baby-changing bag on to the flight. This bag must not be larger than 45 x 36 x 20cm and must be stowed underneath the seat in front.

easyJet Plus, FLEXI fare, Upfront and Extra Legroom customers are allowed an extra item of hand luggage with dimensions no larger than 45 x 36 x 20cm. This must be stowed underneath the seat in front.

Checking in excess hand baggage 

A passenger that brings more than one bag will have to check the extra bag/s and pay the excess baggage fee of £30 for each item at the check-in desk. Likewise if the individual bag is bigger than the luggage allowance a charge will apply. Passengers that make it to the boarding gate with too much hand luggage or luggage that exceeds the size restrictions will be charged £45 per extra item.

It’s worth noting that you must be able to fit your bags into the baggage gauge at check in, including handles, pockets and wheels and that all duty free and airport purchases must also fit in the single allocated baggage limit.

Checked Baggage Allowance

Number of bags permitted

The standard hold luggage allowance with easyJet is three items per passenger. There is a charge for each item. The exact fee for hold luggage will be displayed when you log in to the online booking site. It is usually between £13-30. If you pay at the airport these fees jump to £32 at the bag drop desk and £45 at the boarding gate.

Size restrictions (per bag)

The maximum dimensions of each piece of luggage must not exceed 275cm. easyJet works this out by adding together the length + width + height of your luggage item. This must include bits that stick out, such as the handle, pockets and wheels.

Weight restrictions (per bag)

The minimum weight for an individual passenger’s hold luggage is 20kg per item. However if you’d like to bring heavier luggage you can buy additional kilograms in increments of 3kg. These can be paid for online at a rate of €4/£3 per kilo or €13/£10 per kilo at the airport. The maximum weight of hold luggage is 32kg.

If you are traveling with another person or within a group all under the same booking your individual weight allowances are allowed to be combined between the different suitcases. For example, two passengers with one bag each can carry up to the permitted 20kgs or they can combine the weight and divide that in any combination that they wish i.e. 25kg in one bag and 15kg in another. The maximum weight as the result of any combination must not exceed 32kg.

Excess Baggage Allowance

There is an excess weight charge of £10 per kilo on hold luggage that exceeds 20kg. Bags over 32kg must be shipped separately as cargo.

Outsize or Unusual Baggage

There is a charge for taking sports equipment on-board a flight. Any items must not exceed a maximum of 20kg. The fee is £30 online and £40 at the airport. Large sports equipment is £35 and £45.

Passengers travelling together can choose to travel with an item of hold luggage each as well as one item of small sports equipment such as a golf bag. The total allowance for such combinations is 80kg and this can be divided between both passengers’ luggage and sporting items as long as no individual item weighs more than the permitted 32kg.

Musical instruments in cases are allowed on easyJet aircraft as hand luggage as long as they don’t exceed 30 x 120 x 38cm dimensions. Instruments that typically come in this size include: violins, violas, piccolos, flutes, clarinets, bugles, mandolin, and trumpets. Instruments are classed as one individual piece of cabin luggage. Guitars are also allowed in the cabin as long as the dimensions do not exceed 30 x 120 x 38cm. Cellos must be placed on an additional paid for seat.