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

Volaris baggage fees
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Volaris has flexible fares when it comes to carry-on luggage. When traveling light, Vuela Basic is the most cost-effective fare with just a personal item included, and passengers looking to split their carry-on luggage across 3 pieces, can opt for Vuela Plus.

Volaris also has a generous checked bag allowance with a standard allowance of 1 x 55 pounds (25 kg), which is 5 pounds more than the average airline.

Volaris Carry-On Allowance

Vuela Basic: 1 personal item
Vuela Classic: 1 personal item + 1 carry-on bag
Vuela Plus: 1 personal item + 2 carry-on bags (must not exceed a combined weight of 22 pounds (10 kg)

Size and Weight Restrictions

Personal item: 14 x 18 x 8 inches (35.5 x 45.5 x 20.5 cm)
Carry-on: 22 x 16 x 10 inches (56 x 40.5 x 25.5 cm) and 22 pounds (10 kg)

Carry-on baggage fees:

First carry-on bagSeasonDomestic RoutesInternational RoutesInternational Routes Between Central America
During booking (online and call center)
Low
Mex$380
$52
$30
High
Mex$472
$71
$44
Pre-flight (online, call center, or at the airport)Low
Mex$410
$55
$32
High
Mex$480
$62
$42
At the airportLow
Mex$500
$70
$54
High
Mex$700
$80
$64
At the airport or boarding gate
Low
Mex$600
$75
$59
High
Mex$800
$85
$69

Low Season: February, March, May, June, September, October, November
High Season: January, April, July, August, December

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy

  • Volaris has a Baby Combo package that includes a 22 pound (10 kg) diaper bag (9.8 x 15.7 x 15.7 inches (25 x 40 x 40 cm)).

Stroller Check Policy

  • The Baby Combo package allows passengers to check a car seat and a collapsible stroller, which can be brought up to the aircraft doors, in addition to receiving priority boarding.

Volaris Checked Baggage Allowance

Individually checked bags may not exceed maximum linear dimensions of 68 linear inches (158 cm) including handles and wheels or 55 pounds (25 kg).

  • Vuela Basic: 0 checked bags
  • Vuela Classic: 0 checked bags
  • Vuela Plus: 1 x 55 pound (25 kg) bag

Additional Baggage Fees

Additional checked luggage can measure up to 68 linear inches (158 cm) including handles and wheels and weigh up to 55 pounds (25 kg). Up to 5 bags can be checked per passenger.

First Checked Bag

MomentSeasonDomestic RoutesInternational Routes Between Central AmericaInternational Routes
During booking (online and call center)
Low
Mex$768
$43
  • All routes except Central America ⇄ U.S. or MEX ⇄ Central America: $61
  • Routes between Central America ⇄ U.S.: $75
  • Routes between MEX ⇄ Central America: $54
High
Mex$883
$43
  • All routes except Central America ⇄ U.S. or MEX ⇄ Central America: $68
  • Routes between Central America ⇄ U.S.: $121
  • Routes between MEX ⇄ Central America: $71
Pre-flight (online, call center, or at the airport)Low
Mex$990
 $40
  • All routes except Central America ⇄ U.S. or MEX ⇄ Central America: $71
  • Routes between Central America ⇄ U.S.: $75
  • Routes between MEX ⇄ Central America: $68
High
Mex$1,045
$40
  • All routes except Central America ⇄ U.S. or MEX ⇄ Central America: $77
  • Routes between Central America ⇄ U.S.: $109
  • Routes between MEX ⇄ Central America: $77
At the airport or boarding gate
Low
Mex$1,000
$45
  • All routes except Central America ⇄ U.S. or MEX ⇄ Central America: $60
  • Routes between Central America ⇄ U.S.: $80
  • Routes between MEX ⇄ Central America: $80
High
Mex$1,200
$45
  • All routes except Central America ⇄ U.S. or MEX ⇄ Central America: $70
  • Routes between Central America ⇄ U.S.: $110
  • Routes between MEX ⇄ Central America: $90

Extra checked bags for domestic routes and routes between Central America

MomentSeasonDomestic RoutesInternational Routes Between Central America
During booking (online and call center)
Low
Mex$770
$50
High
Mex$825
$50
Pre-flight (online, call center, or at the airport)Low
Mex$990
$55
High
Mex$1045
$55
At the airport or boarding gate
Low
Mex$1,000
$55
High
Mex$1,200
$55

Extra Checked Bags for Other International Routes

Moment
Sales Channel
Price
Booking — All routes except Central America ⇄ U.S. or MEX ⇄ Central AmericaAll
Low: $72
High: $83
Booking — Routes between Central America ⇄ U.S.All
Low: $140
High: $260
Booking — Routes between MEX ⇄ Central AmericaAll
Low: $98
High: $110
Pre-flight — All routes except Central America ⇄ U.S. or MEX ⇄ Central AmericaAll
Low: $121
High: $143
Pre-flight — Routes between Central America ⇄ U.S.
All
Low: $155
High: $249
Pre-flight — Routes between MEX ⇄ Central America
All
Low: $155
High: $179
Airport — All routes except Central America ⇄ U.S. or MEX ⇄ Central AmericaAirport and boarding gate
Low: $100
High: $110
Airport — Routes between Central America ⇄ U.S.Airport and boarding gate
Low: $240
High: $250
Airport — Routes between MEX ⇄ Central AmericaAirport and boarding gate
Low: $150
High: $160

Excess Baggage Fees

MomentWeightDomestic routesInternational RoutesInternational Routes Between Central America
Airport and Boarding gate
57-77 pounds (26-35 kg)
Low: Mex$800
High: Mex$900
Low: $80
High: $90
Low: $25
High: $30
79-101 pounds (36-46 kg)
Low: Mex$1,800
High: Mex$1,900
Low: $180
High: $190
Low: $50
High: $55

Volaris does not disclose oversized fees, but luggage that exceeds 62 linear inches could be charged. Contact Volaris directly to query oversized fees.

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

Can I Pre-Pay for Baggage?

Volaris does allow passengers the ability to pre-pay luggage online.

To pre-pay, click the “My Trips” tab on the Volaris website to log-in to your booking and add the number of bags that you would like to purchase.

Credit Cards That Wipe Away Your Baggage Fees

While there are no U.S. credit cards that offer free checked baggage on Volaris, you may want to consider using the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Card or Capital One® VentureOne® Card to pay your baggage fees. This is because you can use the card’s powerful Purchase Eraser tool to “erase” the purchase using your credit card points.

Using this tool, you can redeem your points at a value of 1 cent per point towards any travel purchases within 90 days of making the purchase — and yes, this includes bag fees. For example, an $80 excess bag fee would cost 8,000 points through the Purchase Eraser — certainly better than having to pay the charge out of pocket.

Exclusions and Waivers

Volaris INVEX and INVEX 2.0 credit cardholders receive:

  • An extra 22 pounds (10 kg) of extra weight on your checked luggage when booking Vuela Plus
  • 1 checked bag weighing up to 55 pounds (25 kg) when booking Vuela Classic or Vuela Plus

Volaris INVEX 0, INVEX, and INVEX 2.0 credit cardholders receive:

  • 1 carry-on bag when booking Vuela Basic

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


Frequently asked questions

Does Volaris charge for baggage?

Vuela Plus fares include a piece of checked luggage (55 pounds (25 kg)). Vuela Basic and Vuela Classic and do not include any luggage, so bags would need to be purchased separately.

How strict is Volaris with baggage?

Volaris has maximum size and weight restrictions for checked luggage, and as with any airline, could weigh or measure bags that appear oversized or overweight. This can depend on the individual check-in assistant, so there are no guarantees that your bag would be accepted without an excess charge.

Does Volaris check carry-on weight?

As with any airline, Volaris has size restrictions for carry-on luggage to ensure cabin safety. They may measure or weigh your bag so you must be prepared to check the item if it does not adhere to these restrictions.

Does Volaris charge for carry-on?

Vuela Classic and Vuela Plus fares include carry-on, weighing 22 pounds (10 kg). Vuela Basic passengers can purchase a carry-on item and Vuela Classic passengers may pay to bring another carry-on to split the 22 pounds across 2 bags.

What is the carry-on size for Volaris?

Volaris has maximum size allowances for cabin bagagge:

Personal item: 14 x 18 x 8 inches (35.5 x 45.5 x 20.5 cm)
Carry-on: 22 x 16 x 10 inches (56 x 40.5 x 25.5 cm)

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55 comments

  1. can you purchase a second check bag during the month of December 2019, on travels to Mexico?

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  2. We have a two year old. What is your stroller policy?

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    • Hey David, thanks for reaching out. We’re not Volaris — we’re Upgraded Points, a travel and credit card publication. However, it looks like Volaris will let you bring a gate-checked stroller if you purchase the Baby Combo. You can view more info on Volaris’ website.

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  3. Leticia Ruvalcaba June 3, 2020

    Can I take a new television in a box as extra luggage?

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    • Hi Leticia,

      Yes, you should be fine to bring it. But keep in mind that it might be subject to extra fees based on the televisions size and weight.

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  4. Can I take a box of clothes? It weighs around 45-55 pounds.

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    • Hi Jasmine,

      Yes, as long as the box does not exceed a maximum linear dimension of 62 inches, and is no more than 55 pounds, then you should be able to bring it.

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  5. I want to fly to Mexico, how much is the fee for 2 boxes of 55 pounds each?

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  6. If I bring a new television in the box with me as extra luggage. Do I have to contact volaris before hand?

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  7. What are the dimensions for a carry on? I’m travelling from Tijuana to Mexico city.

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  8. I purchased a carry on bag during booking, but I’m wondering if I can cancel my carry on and instead buy a checked bag? Is this possible? If so, where and how can I do that?

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  9. Kathy Mercado December 2, 2020

    Hello,
    I bought some volaris Vuela básica tickets and was wondering if we are still entitled to a personal item and a carry on. My family members and I have already added on documented luggage but I have been seeing some information online that has confused me a bit. Hope you can help! Thanks in advance.

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    • Catherine Luther December 3, 2020

      Hi Kathy,

      A Vuela Basic ticket only includes a personal item that can measure 14 x 18 x 8 inches (35.5 x 45.5 x 20.5 cm). You can choose to purchase a carry-on separately and the fees are featured in this article.

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  10. If I didn’t buy the baby combo for my child, he is not entitled to any baggage. Is that correct?

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  11. Alonso Garcia December 5, 2020

    Can I take an extra piece of luggage.

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  12. Lissette Rodriguez December 6, 2020

    If I purchased an additional carry-on can I cancel if I no longer need it?

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  13. We want to travel with a 42′ TV? How do we add the extra fee for it? Will it be as an additional luggage or as a sport equipment?

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    • Hi Veronica,

      A Tv will be treated as additional luggage and will be subject to additional fees based on its weight and the route you’re traveling.

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  14. For international flights, will I have to check in my bags again in the first airport I land in even though I’ll stay in the airport and the wait time is 5-7 hours?

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    • Hi Lily,

      Are you flying with the same carrier? If so then they should be able to hold onto the bags for you. If not then yes you’ll have to collect your bags during your layover.

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      • Tracey Winholt January 31, 2021

        In regards to this same issue, we are flying from the USA to MEX to ZIH. If we have to check in again in MEX, do we have to pay again for the baggage?

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        • Hi Tracey,

          If your entire trip was booked under the same itinerary/same carrier, then no you should not have to pay twice for your baggage.

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  15. Patricia Granados December 11, 2020

    I have a question on personal care lotions since I am under a dermatology treatment and I only have a carry on. Can I take more than 2 bottles? If so, what would be the size for each allowed?
    I appreciate your response.

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  16. Christian Contreras December 11, 2020

    Can I take a backpack as my personal item?

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  17. Marisol Contreras December 21, 2020

    I’m traveling to Mexico and I purchased another luggage so I can bring on the plane. I no longer need 2 bags. Can I get a refund for 1 of them?

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    • Catherine Luther December 22, 2020

      Hi Marisol,

      Pre-paid luggage is usually non-refundable, but as we’re not Volaris, it’s advisable that you contact the airline directly to confirm.

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  18. Alexa Flores January 13, 2021

    I have bought the classic fare for Volaris, which includes a personal item and carry on. I was wondering if I can take liquids like facial care and lotion etc. In my personal bag? And if I were to bring a back pack on my flight home including my personal item and carry on would I have to pay for another personal item?

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    • Catherine Luther January 14, 2021

      Hi Alexa,

      It’s fine to transport liquids such as face lotion, providing they adhere to the 3-1-1 liquid rule. Each item must be 100 milliliters (3.4 ounces) or smaller and all items must fit into a single, 1-quart zip-closure clear plastic bag.

      If you brought an additional backpack on your flight home, it would need to adhere to the maximum size restrictions of a personal item – 14 x 18 x 8 inches (35.5 x 45.5 x 20.5 cm), and the personal item from your outbound trip would need to fit inside this. Otherwise, you would be asked to check one of your bags as you can’t have 2 personal items in the cabin.

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  19. David Martinez February 13, 2021

    Hello, it’s two of us flying back to California, but both our checked bags exceed the 25 kilos limit. But not by more than 5 kilos. How much should we be expecting to pay for the fee?

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  20. Carlos Sanchez April 15, 2021

    Is it better to buy the basic tickets and pay at the airport for the carry on and the checked bag or is it better to buy the Plus tickets?

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    • Hi Carlos,

      That would depend entirely on the difference in the price of the Basic and Plus tickets for the flight you’re considering booking. How much more expensive are the Plus tickets for your flight?

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  21. Will I be able to use a 32x19x13 as my checked bag in Volaris?

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    • Hi Isabel,

      This bag is lower than the maximum linear dimensions of 68 linear inches, so you should be fine to bring it as your checked bag.

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  22. kyla soto June 10, 2021

    I’m flying out of Tijuana and I ordered the Volaris classic, and I want to add on a checked bag but I’m unable to do it until I go to the airport. I was wondering how much it would be to add it on at the airport?

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  23. Hi, I’m scheduled to fly Volaris next month and wanted to know if you allow free baggage for military personnel?

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    • Hi S S,

      Please be advised that we are not Volaris, we are Upgraded Points, a website that publishes informative guides for travelers. Volaris does not appear to indicate on its website whether or not they offer free bags to military personnel, so I recommend you contact them directly at 1-(855) 865-2747, or through one of the Volaris social media channels.

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  24. Esther Teutle July 26, 2021

    Can I purchase a baby combo at the airport? If so how much will it cost?

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  25. Carlos Martinez November 22, 2021

    Can I take a guitar in a case as a carry on or does it have to be checked?

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