Norwegian Air Baggage Fees & Tips to Cover the Expenses

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When flying Norwegian Airlines, checked baggage is included for all fares excluding LowFare.

When you require additional baggage, the trick to saving primarily comes with booking your baggage online before reaching the airport, which you can do up to 6 hours before departure. You can also become a Norwegian Reward member and use points to pay for extra baggage.

Norwegian Air Carry-on Allowance

1 Personal Item: FREE
1 Carry-on Item: FREE

Size Restrictions: 

  • Personal: 25 x 33 x 20 cm
  • Carry-on: 55 x 40 x 23 cm

Weight Restrictions: 

  • LowFare, LowFare+, Flex & Premium: max combined weight 10 kg
  • PremiumFlex: max combined weight 15 kg

When traveling to/from Dubai, hand baggage must not exceed 8kg.

Lap Infant Carry-on Policy:

  • There is no hand baggage allowance for infants on Norwegian flights, but baby food and milk/formula required for the flight can be brought onboard.

Stroller Check Policy: 

  • 1 stroller and 1 car seat are included in the amount of checked baggage

Norwegian Air Checked Baggage Allowance

Individual bags must not exceed 250 x 79 x 112 cm (max circumference 300 cm).

All flights (excluding long-haul)

  • LowFare: 0 bags included
  • Lowfare+: 1 bag included (20 kg)
  • Flex: 2 bags included (20 kg each)
  • Infant: 1 bag (5kg)

International long-haul flights

  • LowFare: 0 bags included
  • LowFare+: 1 bag included (20 kg)
  • Flex, Premium, and PremiumFlex: 2 bags included (20 kg each)
  • Infant: 1 bag (5kg)

Additional/Excess Baggage Fees

Additional Baggage

Purchased online: 

  • Direct flights: 1st bag from $12 – $47, 2nd bag from $20 – $86
  • Connecting flights: 1st bag from $24 – $93, 2nd bag from $40 – $172

The cost of pre-paid additional baggage depends on the specific route. Please see Norwegian’s City Pair List and pricing table to calculate the fees for your journey.

Purchased at the airport: 

  • Direct domestic: $53
  • Direct international: $93
  • Connecting domestic: $106
  • Connecting domestic – international: $146
  • Connecting international – international: $185

Excess Baggage 

  • Overweight: Items over 20 kg are $12 per kg, per leg. (Must not exceed 32 kg per bag; must not exceed 64 kg combined total)
  • Oversized: Must not exceed 250 x 79 x 112 cm (L x W x H)

Excess baggage charges apply to any items over the 1 or 2 bag allowance (depending on your fare type), and to baggage that exceeds the weight limit of 20 kg. Passengers are permitted to check a maximum of 2 bags (included allowance or pre-paid) and any additional baggage will be considered excess.

Baggage fees related to special luggage (sporting equipment) 

  • Flights excluding international long-haul: Range from $40-$60 (booked online) and $53-$93 (booked at airport).
  • For international long-haul flights: range from $66-$79 (booked online) and $79-$93 (booked at airport).

Each item must not exceed 32 kg or be lighter than 2 kg with a maximum size of 250 x 79 x 112 cm (L x H x W) and maximum circumference of 300cm.

For specific guidance relating to sporting equipment and musical instruments as carry-on and checked luggage, see Norwegian’s policy.

Can I Pre-pay for Baggage?

Norwegian Air does allow passengers the ability to pre-pay for luggage online, via the mobile app, or through their call centre up to 6 hours before the flight departure.

Here are the ways you can pre-pay:

  • Log in to your booking from the ‘Add checked baggage’ area of the Norwegian Air website
  • Download and log in to the Norwegian Air app
  • Call the Norwegian Air contact centre on 1-800-357-4159

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Exclusions & Waivers

If you fly frequently with Norwegian Air, then joining their loyalty program Norwegian Reward can earn you CashPoints to spend on extra baggage fees, along with seat reservations and booking changes.

The more you fly, the more benefits you’ll be eligible for — including free baggage on all flights once you have reached 18 single flights (this includes stopovers).


To see more airline baggage fees and policies, click here.

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FAQ

Does Norwegian Air charge for a carry-on?

No, Norwegian Air does not charge a fee for a carry-on bag. This can measure up to 55 x 40 x 23 cm. You are also allowed one personal item free of charge up to 25 x 33 x 20 cm. For LowFare, LowFare+ and Premium, carry-on items must not exceed 10kg combined. Flex and PremiumFlex have a combined carry-on allowance of 15kg.

What is Norwegian Air baggage allowance?

For international long-haul flights, LowFare+ includes 1 checked bag (20kg) and Flex, Premium, and PremiumFlex 2 bags (20kg each). For all other flights, Lowfare+ includes 1 bag (20kg) and 2 bags for FlexPlus. For any Lufthansa flights,LowFare does not include any baggage.00

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2 comments

  1. Pauline Phinney · March 23, 2019 · Reply

    How do I measure the cicumference of my luggage? Is it length x 2 plus height x 2 plus width x 4 ?

    • Catherine Luther · March 24, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Pauline,

      When Norwegian references the maximum circumference of a piece of checked luggage they are referring to length + height + width. These measurements combined must not exceed 300cm. So if the length of your bag was 250cm, then the height and width could not exceed 50cm combined.

      I hope this helps

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