easyJet Baggage Fees & Tips To Cover The Expenses

Easy Jet baggage fees

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easyJet is another airline whose baggage fees are dependent upon which point in time you buy your allowance. This means you’ll save money if you purchase your bags online simultaneously with your ticket.

easyJet Carry-On Allowance

1 under seat cabin bag: FREE
1 standard carry-on bag: FREE only for easyJet Plus cardholders, FLEXI fare, Up Front or Extra Legroom customers

Size Restrictions

  • Under Seat Cabin Bag: 17.7 x 14.2 x 7.9 inches (45 x 36 x 20 cm)
  • Standard: 22 x 17.7 x 9.8 inches (56 x 45 x 25 cm)

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy

  • If you’re traveling with an infant (under 2) on your lap, you can bring one additional under seat bag.

Stroller Check Policy

  • A stroller and 1 other item such as a car seat can be checked at gate free of charge and will be available at the baggage reclaim at your destination.

easyJet Checked Baggage Allowance

There are a couple of weight options for checked baggage but all pieces must not exceed max linear dimensions of 108 inches (275 cm) per piece.

Checked Baggage up to 15 kg: £6.99 – £34.99 per bag
Checked Baggage 15 kg – 23 kg: £9.49 – £37.49 per bag

At the Airport – Bag Drop Counter:

Checked Baggage up to 23 kg: £40 per bag

At the Airport  – At the Gate:
Checked Baggage up to 23 kg: £50 per bag

EasyJet Hands Free Service

Passengers can pay £7 to drop their carry-on off at the bag drop desk, where it will be tagged as a priority bag to arrive first on the baggage carousel. Passengers can remove a small item (17.7 x 14.2 x 7.9 inches / 45 x 36 x 20 cm) to take on board with them. This option also includes a free tote bag from EasyJet’s partner, Three.

Hands free is also available as a family bundle (£16) for up to 6 passenger’s cabin bags on the same booking.

Additional / Excess Baggage Fees

  • Each customer including children and infants can buy up to three hold bags. You can buy extra weight at £12 per 3 kg units, up to a maximum of 32 kg per bag (units only sold in 3 kg increments).
  • If a 15kg hold bag has been purchased, then extra weight can be up to 59.5 pounds (27 kg).
  • Extra weight may be purchased at any time before arriving at the airport. If your hold luggage weighs more than your allowance when you arrive at the airport there will be a charge of £12 fee for each 1 kg of excess weight, per item, per flight.
  • If you’re traveling with family or friends on the same flight and booking, you can pool your total weight allowance.

For baggage fees related to special luggage (sporting equipment, musical instruments, etc.) please refer to easyJet’s policy here.

Can I Pre-pay for Baggage?

easyJet does allow passengers the ability to pre-pay for luggage online or via the mobile app.

Here are the ways to pre-pay:

  • Log in to the ‘Manage Bookings’ area of the easyJet website and choose the ‘Add hold luggage’ option.
  • Download and log in to the ‘Manage Bookings’ area of the easyJet mobile app and choose the ‘Add hold luggage’ option.

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

Frequently asked questions

Can you add baggage to easyJet flight after booking?

You can add baggage to your easyJet booking online pre-departure, at the airport bag drop counter or at the gate. Online, the cost is from £6.99 – £34.99 for a 15kg bag and £9.49 – £37.49 for a 15 kg – 23 kg bag (depending on route). At the bag drop counter the cost is £40 and at the gate £50. All prices are per bag, per way.

Can you take a handbag as well as hand luggage on easyJet?

All other passengers are allowed to bring 1 piece of under-seat cabin baggage measuring no more than 45 x 36 x 20 cm.

Only easyJet Plus cardholders and passengers on a FLEXI fare, Up Front, or Extra Legroom tickets can bring an additional carry-on bag for the overhead locker (max size 56 x 45 x 25cm).

What is easyJet baggage allowance?

Selected fare types include checked luggage, but for most, this needs to be added separately, either at the time of booking, online before departure or at the airport. Adding a bag to your booking before departure means you have a choice of a bag up to 15kg or up to 23kg. Passengers can purchase up to 3 pieces of checked baggage.

Can you take duty free bag on easyJet?

easyJet allows passengers traveling with 1 piece of carry-on baggage to bring an additional item onboard such as an overcoat, umbrella, walking stick or duty free bag purchased at the airport.

What happens if my luggage is overweight easyJet?

With easyJet you can purchase extra weight before departure in 3kg units for £12 up to a maximum of 32kg per bag (unless you’ve purchased a 15kg bag, then the limit is 27 kg). If your checked luggage exceeds your allowance, then you will be charged £12 for each 1kg of excess weight at the airport. This applies to each item that is overweight, per flight.

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  1. Lawson Roll April 23, 2019

    I have prechecked my hold bag online (15kg) for £33.98. I assume that is for outward and inbound?
    Any comments helpful…


    • Hi Lawson, as we’re not easyJet we can’t 100% confirm but usually the way airlines charge fees is on a per flight basis. Meaning, you would have a cost on the outbound and a cost on the inbound. Since I cannot see your receipt and you have not given any additional information on the confirmation of your payment, I can’t speculate on whether or not this was for one or both flights.

      If I were you, I’d read over your confirmation of payment thoroughly or even call easyJet’s customer service to inquire directly with them since they’ll have the most accurate info about your booking.


  2. Melanie Hall December 4, 2019

    23kg each, so can 1 person take a bag weighing 15kg and 1 weighing 8kg? So 2 bags total, but not exceeding the 23kg max.


  3. Linda Delamar December 30, 2019

    Can we cancel one case for our holiday in March as my husband mistakenly added two bags at 23kg? We are only going for one week to Madeira.


    • Hi Linda,

      Unfortunately, easyJet does not usually offer refunds for prepaid luggage, but there is no harm in calling and asking.

      Thanks for reading!


  4. Are there any extra charges for taking a wheelchair and two child booster seats on board the plane?


  5. Can I pay for checked luggage at the airport?


    • Hi Tammy,

      Yes, you can pay for your checked luggage at the airport. But keep in mind that easyJet does raise the price a bit for not paying in advance.


  6. Paid for hold luggage with EasyJet. Can I also take cabin luggage?


  7. My wife booked 1 case for the hold between the 2 of us. We have been charged £60 at the check in as they said it was 6kg over the limit of 22kg.
    Is this correct and how do we avoid this on the return as my wife says she is going around in circles on their website?


    • Hi Colin,

      easyJet has 3 purchase options for checked baggage, 15 kgs, 23 kgs, and 32 kgs. Do you know which option your wife purchases? To avoid any other mixups I recommend you contact the easyJet customer service team directly at 011-44-330-365-5454.


  8. EasyJet Hands Free Service
    Passengers can pay £7 to drop their carry-on off at the bag drop desk, where it will be tagged as a priority bag to arrive first on the baggage carousel. Passengers can remove a small item (17.7 x 14.2 x 7.9 inches / 45 x 36 x 20 cm) to take on board with them. This option also includes a free tote bag from EasyJet’s partner, Three.

    Using this option, can we drop off our carry-on and take a small bag (kids backpack or purse) onto the flight at no charge? In other words, does the small item have to be removed from the cabin bag being dropped off?


  9. Sorry, I should have said is the £7 fee for hands free on easyJet flights per passenger for return journey or for each trip. Thanks.


  10. Jacqui Conlan February 27, 2021

    I am struggling with the new baggage allowance rules on Easy Jet. By paying the £7 for hands-free am I increasing my baggage allowance to the standard (56x45x25) cabin bag? The new size of 45x36x20 to fit under the seat in front is just too small for my needs and I’m looking for the most economical way take the old standard sized cabin bag. In addition would I still be allowed to take the new 45x36x20 on board with me. Thanks in advance for any info.


    • Catherine Luther February 28, 2021

      Hi Jacqui,

      Purchasing hands-free does not increase your baggage allowance. To take a standard carry-on bag (56 x 45 x 25 cm) passengers must purchase FLEXI fare, Up Front, or Extra Legroom. This would allow you to take a carry-on and a personal item into the cabin.


  11. Where does it say on my booking that I have purchased Up front to include an extra bag?


  12. I’m looking to take a box on the outbound flight only, seems I cannot book on one way, called customer service and they couldn’t help me.


  13. So I’ve read we would have to purchase baggage online after booking with easy jet and it could be up to £50 for 15kg. Does anyone know if this is for a return or would it be up to £50 for each case each way?


  14. Do I need to check in a 15kg bag? or is going with me on board?


    • Hi Liviu,

      If the bag fits the carry-on baggage dimensions then you should be able to carry it on board. Otherwise, you will need to check it. Safe travels!


  15. Håkan Konstenius August 13, 2021

    I bought Up Front tickets and can bring an additional carry-on bag for the overhead locker (max size 56 x 45 x 25cm). What is the weight limit on the bag? Fly from Madeira to Lissabon – Lissabon to Madeira.


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