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 110 pounds (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

Size and Weight Restrictions

  • Personal: Undisclosed
  • Standard: 22 x 14 x 9 inches (56 x 36 x 23 cm) not exceeding total measurements of 45 inches (115 cm). Excluding Economy class on CRJ and ATR aircraft: 16 x 13.3 x 6.7 inches (41 cm x 34 cm x 17 cm) not exceeding total measurements of 36 inches (92 cm) and weight of 15 pounds (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 22 pounds (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 70 pounds (32 kg).

Domestic journeys

  • First Class: 88 pounds (40 kg)
  • Business: 66 pounds (30 kg)
  • Economy: 44 pounds (20 kg)

An infant without a seat can check 22 pounds (10 kg) of luggage when traveling in economy or business, and 44 pounds (20 kg) of luggage when traveling in first class.

International journeys

DestinationEconomy ClassBusiness ClassFirst Class
All destinations excluding Saudi Arabia, Japan and U.S.66 pounds (30 kg)88 pounds (40 kg)110 pounds (50 kg)
Saudi Arabia
 
Tickets issued in Saudia Arabia: 80 pounds (40 kg) + 5 liters Zamzam water80 pounds (40 kg) + 5 liters Zamzam water110 pounds (50 kg) + 5 liters Zamzam water
Tickets issued elsewhere: 66 pounds (30 kg) + 5 liters Zamzam water
Japan101 pounds (46 kg)101 pounds (46 kg)101 pounds (46 kg)
U.S.
Piece system – 2 x 50 pounds/23 kg (must not exceed total dimensions 62 inches/158 cm)Piece system – 2 x 70 pounds/32 kg (must not exceed total dimensions 62 inches/158 cm)110 pounds (50 kg)

Additional/Excess Baggage Fees

Domestic routes

Please refer to Garuda Indonesia’s excess baggage table for domestic routes.

International routes charged per one-way route, per kilogram

Please refer to Garuda Indonesia’s excess baggage table for international routes.

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 10% 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:

 GarudaMiles:

  • Silver Card: Extra 11 pounds (5 kg)
  • Gold Card/EC Plus Card: Extra 33 pounds (15 kg)
  • Platinum Card/GIC Card: Extra 44 pounds (20 kg)

SkyTeam:

  • SkyTeam Elite: Extra 22 pounds/10 kg (weight system) or 1 extra piece (piece system)
  • SkyTeam Elite Plus: Extra 44 pounds/20 kg (weight system) or 1 extra piece (piece system)

Frequently asked questions

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 44 pounds (20 kg) for Economy, 66 pounds (30 kg) for Business and 88 pounds (40 kg) for First Class. For flights to/from the U.S., Economy is allowed 2 bags (50 pounds/23 kg), Business Class 2 bags (70 pounds/32 kg) and First Class a total weight allowance of 110 pounds(50 kg).

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 66-101 pounds (30-46 kg) for Economy, 88-141 pounds (40-64 kg) for Premium Economy and 110-141 pounds (50-64 kg) for First Class.

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18 comments

  1. Dara Shanahan August 8, 2019

    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

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther August 9, 2019

      Hi Dara,

      Please be aware that we are not Garuda Airlines – we are UpgradedPoints.com, 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.

      Reply

  2. We are scuba divers. For domestic Garuda flight, economy class, what’s the luggage allowance? Thanks

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    • Catherine Luther August 23, 2019

      Hi Perry,

      Flying in Economy, passengers are permitted to bring 20 kg of luggage as their checked allowance. There is also a special additional allowance of 23 kg for passengers bringing sports equipment such as scuba equipment.

      Reply

  3. I am travelling from Bali to Australia. How much does it cost per kg for extra luggage as I would like to bring an oversized piece back from here.

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    • Catherine Luther September 14, 2019

      Hi Tanya,

      According to their baggage calculator, extra weight is charged at around $27 USD per kilogram from Bali to Australia.

      Reply

  4. The information that is provided on this website about extra luggage weight fees for domestic flights is incorrect and misleading. According to the information from this website, for 15kg extra weight on a flight from Bali to Jakarta with the ticket purchased at $70 I should pay for excess luggage $15.75, while I paid almost $80. On Garuda website they have charges list per destination. For DPS-SUB each extra 1kg costs roughly $5. Please update your website so other people will not be surprised at the counter as much as I was today.

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  5. Charlie Jones October 31, 2019

    Do you allow passengers to carry Apple Macbook Pro on your flights? In cabin baggage or hold baggage?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther November 1, 2019

      Hi Charlie,

      Thai Airways reported that the affected laptops could not be brought on board at all, unless the battery had been replaced already. Please be aware that we are not Thai Airways so to confirm this, you will need to contact Thai Airways directly.

      Reply

  6. Hi,
    We are flying back to UK and would like to know how much Garuda charges for oversized luggage as we would like to bring a piece of art/wood with us?
    Many thanks

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  7. I have a roller painting from Bali and I am flying to Australia. It is 120cm long and only weighs 3kg. Will it fit in the carryon overhead compartments in the plane?

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  8. David Mansell September 4, 2020

    My wife and daughter are looking to book a Garuda flight from Bali to Jakarta, but your baggage allowance is only 20kgs. They will have 30kgs each, so an extra 20kgs on top of the combined 40kgs allowance. What would be the extra cost of 20kg from Bali to Jakarta?

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  9. Armando de Castro lat October 9, 2020

    I am traveling from Batam to Jakarta, how much is excess baggage per kilo?

    Reply

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