VIVA Aerobus Baggage Fees and Policy (And Tips to Cover the Expenses)

VIVA Aerobus baggage fees

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VIVA Aerobus has a flexible approach to carry-on and checked luggage. Passengers can purchase additional weight to increase their allowance for both types, or add a piece of checked luggage.

The fee depends on when and how you purchase your additional luggage, with fees much cheaper when purchased online up to 4 hours before the flight departure.

VIVA Aerobus Carry-On Allowance

1 personal item: FREE
Standard carry-on bag: Varies

Size and Weight Restrictions

  • Personal: 10 kg
  • Carry-On: 12 kg and 21.5 x 15.7 x 7.9 inches (55 x 40 x 20 cm)

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy

  • Infants are not permitted any carry-on allowance, so any items would need to be carried in the adult’s carry-on.

Stroller Check Policy

  • Passengers may check a stroller and car seat free of charge. These must be checked and are not permitted to be transported as a carry-on.

VIVA Aerobus Checked Baggage Allowance

Individual checked bags may not exceed maximum linear dimensions of 62 inches (158 cm) including handles and wheels.

  • VIVA Light: 0 bags included
  • VIVA Basic: 33 pounds (15 kg)
  • VIVA Smart: 55 pounds (25 kg)
  • VIVA Plus: 55 pounds (25 kg)

Additional Baggage Fees

Additional luggage can be purchased online or at the point of sale up to 4 hours before the flight departure.

Adding an Extra Piece:

Domestic RoutesOnlinePoint of SaleAirport
33 pounds (15 kg)$54.90-$63$54.90$85
44 pounds (20 kg)$64.90-$75$64.90$119.90
55 pounds (25 kg)$74.90-$86$74.90$139.90
70 pounds (32 kg)$86-$99$86$169.90


International RoutesOnlinePoint of SaleAirport
33 pounds (15 kg)$30-$63$30$85
44 pounds (20 kg)$35-$75$35$67
55 pounds (25 kg)$37-$86$37$75
70 pounds (32 kg)$86-$99$86$87

Increasing Weight:

Domestic Routes

VIVA BasicOnlinePoint of SaleAirport
44 pounds (20 kg)$20-$23$20$36
55 pounds (25 kg)$30-$35$30$60
70 pounds (32 kg)$40-$46$40$89
VIVA Smart
70 pounds (32 kg)$20-$23$20$36

International Routes

VIVA BasicOnlinePoint of SaleAirport
44 pounds (20 kg)$13-$23$13$25
55 pounds (25 kg)$20-$35$20$40
70 pounds (32 kg)$27-$46$27$60
VIVA Smart
70 pounds (32 kg)$13-$23$13$25

Excess Baggage Fees

Overweight: Mex$100 per kilogram fee
Oversized: $48.50

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

Can I Pre-Pay for Baggage?

VIVA Aerobus does allow passengers the ability to pre-pay luggage. This can be added by logging-in to your booking or by calling their customer service.

Credit Cards That Wipe Away Your Baggage Fees

VIVA Aerobus doesn’t offer a U.S.-issued credit card with free bags, but there are still ways to avoid paying baggage fees when you fly with the carrier. Our favorite way to do this is to charge VIVA Aerobus baggage fees to a Capital One® Venture® Rewards card or Capital One® VentureOne® Card. Then, you can use either of the card’s Purchase Eraser tool to “erase” the fee.

This tool lets you use Venture card’s points to cover travel expenses at 1 cent per point. So if you have a $23 bag fee, you’ll pay just 2,300 Capital One points to cover the fee. Just make sure to erase the purchase in 90 days or less.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Viva Aerobus charge for baggage?

VIVA Aerobus includes baggage in its Basic, Smart, and Plus fares. Passengers that purchase a Light fare must purchase baggage separately and all passengers have the opportunity to purchase additional weight.

How much is excess baggage with VIVA Aerobus?

Excess baggage fees depend on when you add this baggage to your booking with the cheapest rates available online. To add an extra piece, the fee ranges from $54.90-$169.90 depending on when you add the bag and the weight of the bag (33-70 pounds).

What is the carry-on luggage size for VIVA Aerobus?

VIVA Aerobus permits passengers to bring a piece of carry-on measuring no more than 21.5 x 15.7 x 7.9 inches (55 x 40 x 20 cm). Viva Light and Viva Basic passengers are permitted 22 pounds (10 kg) and Viva Smart 33 pounds (15 kg). All passengers may also bring a small personal item but the airline doe not disclose any size or weight restrictions.

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  1. The VivaAir website as of June 10, 2021, says that the basic fare does not include any carry-on allowance. But in early June, it matched what you published back in April. Carry-ons are free.

    Did they change their baggage policy to jack up the fare? If you take their lowest fare of $290 RT for MDE to MIA, and add the cheapest baggage fee of $39 each way, that $290 RT becomes $368 and you can pay that or less on American or Copa and get a free carry-on, more legroom, a reclining seat, and no advertising smeared all over the interior of the plane.

    When I flew Avianca a few weeks ago, the boarding pass is printed on my phone, there is no price code on the boarding pass, just my assigned seat and the flight information. Basically just an Economy ticket. I brought my conforming carry-on aboard with no issues raised.

    At Medellín Viva used to make you go to the check-in counter and get your carry on weighed and then tagged to show you paid the extra fee. It’s been a while since I’ve flown obviously.

    Can you please check your sources and see if your information is still current or if they changed it in June 2021??


    • Hi Norm,

      You are correct! It seems VivaAir basic fare no longer includes a free carry-on. I’ve updated the post to indicate that!


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