Garuda Indonesia Baggage Fees & Tips to Cover the Expenses

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Garuda Indonesia has a very generous free checked luggage allowance across all cabin classes, right up to 50 kg for first class passengers.

For most destinations, they work on a weight system, so you can take as many bags as you like as long as they don’t exceed the maximum weight allowance combined.

However, U.S. routes work on a “piece system” for economy and business class (allowing 2 pieces of luggage) and the standard weight system for first class passengers. If you need to take even more luggage, you can save 15% by booking online or with their call center in advance.

Garuda Indonesia Carry-on Allowance

1 personal item: Undisclosed
1 standard carry-on bag: Free for economy, business class, and first class passengers

Size and Weight Restrictions

  • Personal: Undisclosed
  • Standard: Business class and first class passengers – 56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm not exceeding total measurements of 115 cm. Economy passengers – 41 cm x 34 cm x 17 cm not exceeding total measurements of 115 cm and weight of 7 kg.

Lap Infant Carry-on Policy

  • When traveling with a lap infant, a collapsible stroller, carrying basket, or car seat can be taken into the cabin with a maximum weight of 10 kg.

Stroller Gate Check Policy

  • A stroller can be checked into the hold at the gate in addition to your standard checked luggage allowance.

Garuda Indonesia Checked Baggage Allowance

Garuda Indonesia has a weight allowance system for most destinations (apart from the U.S.), so you are not limited to how many pieces you can take as checked luggage — though each piece cannot exceed 32 kg (70 lb).

Domestic journeys

  • First Class: 40 kg
  • Business: 30 kg
  • Economy: 20 kg

An infant without a seat can check 10 kgs of luggage when traveling in economy or business, and 20 kg of luggage when traveling in first class.

International journeys

DestinationEconomy ClassBusiness ClassFirst Class
All destinations excluding Saudi Arabia, Japan and U.S.30 kg40 kg50 kg
Saudi Arabia
Tickets issued in Saudia Arabia: 40 kg + 5 liters Zamzam water40 kg + 5 liters Zamzam water50 kg + 5 liters Zamzam water
Tickets issued elsewhere: 30 kg + 5 liters Zamzam water
Japan46 kg64 kg64 kg
Piece system – 2 x 23 kg (must not exceed total dimensions 158 cm)Piece system – 2 x 32 kg (must not exceed total dimensions 158 cm)50 kg

Additional/Excess Baggage Fees

Domestic routes

Charged at 1.5% of standard economy fare per one-way route, per kilogram.

International routes charged per one-way route, per kilogram

From/to Indonesia
Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand$13 USD
Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Japan$16 USD
Saudi Arabia$17 USD
Australia, India$28 USD
Netherlands, United Kingdom$28 USD

U.S. routes

$150 USD per extra piece and for oversized and overweight luggage.

Can I Pre-pay for Baggage?

Garuda Indonesia does allow passengers the ability to pre-pay for luggage online, via the mobile app or by contacting their ticket office.

Here are the ways you can pre-pay:

  • Select ‘My Trip’ on the Garuda Indonesia website and log in to your booking to add baggage.
  • Download the Garuda Indonesia app and add pre-paid baggage at the time of booking your flight. It is not possible to add baggage after booking using the app.
  • Contact their ticket office by calling (62-21) 23519999 or 0804 1 807 807.

Save up to 15% by purchasing additional baggage in advance and choose from weight allowances of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 kgs.

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Exclusions & Waivers

Frequent flyer programs are permitted additional baggage allowances:


  • Silver Card: Extra 5 kg
  • Gold Card/EC Plus Card: Extra 15 kg
  • Platinum Card/GIC Card: Extra 20 kg


  • SkyTeam Elite: Extra 10 kg (weight system) or 1 extra piece (piece system)
  • SkyTeam Elite Plus: Extra 20 kg (weight system) or 1 extra piece (piece system)

Additional baggage allowance for the following concessions:

  • Student Fare: 40 kg economy
  • Ship’s Crew Fare: 40 kg economy

Featured Image: Courtesy of Shutterstock; Logo courtesy of Garuda Indonesia


What is the baggage allowance for Garuda Airlines?

For all routes excluding flights to/from the U.S., Garuda Airlines works on a weight concept with no limit on bag numbers. Domestic flights have an allowance of 20kg for Economy, 30kg for Business and 40kg for First Class. For flights to/from the U.S., Economy is allowed 2 bags (23kg), Business Class 2 bags (32kg) and First Class a total weight allowance of 50kg.

Does Garuda flights include baggage?

Yes, Garuda Airlines includes free baggage with all fare types. Garuda has a generous checked baggage allowance across all classes with 30-46kg for Economy, 40-64kg for Premium Economy and 50-64kg for First Class.

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  1. Dara Shanahan · August 8, 2019 · Reply

    Hi, I am planning to travel from Bali to Lombok with you’re airline on the bigger plane (737-800), and wanted to check the maximum length for a surfboard. My board is 8 ft (2.44m) including bag. Thank you Dara

    • Catherine Luther · August 9, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Dara,

      Please be aware that we are not Garuda Airlines – we are, so we cannot confirm 100%. The information on the airline’s baggage page states that on larger planes, surfboards can measure up to 300cm/3 metres.

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