easyJet Hand Luggage and Checked Baggage Allowances


easyJet is one of the most flown low cost airlines in Europe. Even though the easyJet hand luggage and checked baggage allowances may not be as strict as those of Ryanair, or other airline companies, just to avoid confusion it’s better to know all the details and rules ahead of time.

Below we’ll explain all you need to know when it comes to easyJet hand luggage, including bringing liquids and food on-board, and checked baggage sizes and weights.

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easyJet Hand Luggage Allowance

Each passenger is allowed one piece of hand baggage on-board. The easyJet hand luggage size is 56 x 45 x 25 cm, including the wheels and any handles. There is no weight limit on cabin baggage. The easyJet new cabin bag guarantee states that if you would like to avoid the risk of having your bag checked if there is no space in the overhead bins, the maximum size is reduced to 50 x 40 x 20 cm.

Purses, briefcases, and laptop cases are also considered one piece of luggage, so they will need to stored inside the main piece of hand luggage.

If you bring more than the allowed amount of luggage you will have to check the extra bags and pay the easyJet at airport hold luggage fee of €35/£30 for each item at the check-in desk. If you reach the boarding gate with too many carry-ons the price increases to €55/£45 per extra item.

Infants and children that do not have their own seat and travel on the parent’s lap do not have a hand luggage allowance so their items must be stored in the adult’s bag.

easyJet Hand Luggage – Liquids

There are several rules regarding what can be included in your hand luggage and what should be left at home. Keep in mind that the word “liquid” encompasses a broader meaning than you might first think. For example, lipsticks, hand creams, and deodorants are also considered liquids.

The Rules:

  • The liquid must be in a container that has a volume no larger than 100ml. You can not carry on larger containers even if they are nearly empty.
  • All liquid containers must be stored in a 1 liter size transparent plastic bag. You can bring a maximum of 10 100ml containers. The bag must be able to zip shut and can not have dimensions larger than 20 x 20cm.
  • You must take the bag out of your hand luggage to show at the security check at the airport.

Read more about hand luggage restricted items here.

easyJet Hand Luggage – Food

All passengers are allowed to bring food on-board with them in their hand luggage. Drinks may be brought on-board, but they must have been bought after the security control as to comply with hand luggage liquids restrictions.

easyJet Checked Baggage Allowance

Each passenger that pays to check a bag can bring a maximum of 20kg and maximum dimensions of 275cm (length + width + height). You can check more than one bag as hold luggage as long as the total weight does not pass 20 kg. The exact fee for easyJet hold luggage will be displayed during the online booking process, but will be between €13-25/£10-20.

The easyJet excess weight fee is €4/£3 per extra kilo when paid online and €13/£10 per kilo at the airport.

If you are traveling with another person or group (must be the same booking) you can divide the total allowed weight between different suitcases. For example, two passengers with one bag each can carry 20 kg per person, but it is permitted to take, for example, one bag that weighs 18 kg and one bag that weighs 22 kg. The only requirement is that together the checked luggage together does not exceed 40 kg.

It is recommended that the individual weight of each bag does not exceed 23 kg, although the law states that the maximum weight per bag is 32 kg.

Sporting Equipment

Sports equipment can also be carried as checked luggage. To do this, a payment of an additional special fee is required on top of the checked luggage fee.

We hope these tips are helpful for the next time you fly with easyJet!

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  • anonymous says:

    just want to ask. hiking backpack are allowed or not? with dimension of 26″ x 11″ x 9″.

    • Ina says:

      Depends on the company you’re travelling with, but in general, if it fits under the seat in front of you, it’s ok to take it on board.

  • Kristina Kika says:

    So, if we are travelling in a larger group, say 8 people, is it possible to have only 4 hold luggages checked in ?

  • Elizabeth Mason says:

    What is the maximum weight of Easyjet hand luggage

  • Mrs T Cook says:

    Can I take any amount of liquid products in my hold suitcase ?

    • Chelsea says:

      Yes you can bring any amount of liquids in the hold suitcase, but they cannot be the following types of liquids:

      Flammable liquids and solids.
      Oxidisers such as bleaching powders.
      Organic peroxides.
      Tear gas devices or any gas cylinders.
      Infectious substances such as live virus materials.
      Wet-cell car batteries.
      Magnetrons.Instruments containing mercury.
      Instruments containing magnets.
      Fireworks and pyrotechnics.
      Non-safety matches.
      Fire lighters, lighter fuel, paints, thinners.
      Poisons, arsenic, cyanide, weedkiller.
      Radioactive materials, acids, corrosives, alkalis, caustic soda.
      Creosote, quicklime, oiled paper.
      Vehicle fuel system components which have contained fuel.
      Explosives, ammunition, detonators and related equipment.
      Smoke canisters and smoke cartridges.

      • Guest says:

        What about perfume or hairspray? As far as I know other airlines permit it. It doesn’t make sense otherwise. I just booked a flight and I’m about to regret it if I won’t be able to bring my toiletteries in my check-in baggage.

  • nancy says:

    PLS advise if normal lipstick can be taken

  • Daniel Sviták says:

    Hi, I am carrying a backpack (weight max 10kg), how much will it cost to bring with me a suit?

    • Chelsea says:

      Hi Daniel, you can only bring one piece of hand luggage so you would need to check a bag with your suit to be able to bring this extra item. Or you can check your hand luggage and bring the suit as your carry-on. Hope this helps.

  • Víctor Manuel López Álvarez says:

    Hi Chelsea!
    Eu son un rapaz galego que non entende nada de inglés. ¿Qué podo facer? Pódesme dar clases particulares? Un biquiño fermosa!

  • km says:

    What about perfume or hairspray in check-in baggage?
    As far as I know, other airlines permit it. I have just booked a flight and I am about to regret it if I won’t be able to bring my toiletteries in my check-in baggage…

  • Lorna Innes Melville says:

    What food items are allowed? Salami and other such products? Cured/treated meat! Is it preferred that they be vacuum sealed?

  • skender says:

    Hi, im traveling next week, an hold luggage size is height 70cm depth25.5cm width44cm im alout to take this luggage,also I don’t think that is more then 20 kg?

  • sonam says:

    This one is great and is really a good post. I think it will help me a lot in the related stuff and is very much useful for me. Very well written I appreciate.
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  • Katarina Prica says:

    Hello! :)
    So, Hold baggage is not the same thing as Cabin baggage. I can take Cabin baggage with me, and it’s smaller one (50*40*20, 10kg). Am I right? So when I go on EasyJet site there is extra option for Hold baggage that I can pay, and I can choose to 20kg. Is that everything that I’ll need to pay, or I’d have to extra pay in the airport? And are there any special dimensions for Hold baggage? Their site is so confusing.

    • Chelsea says:

      Hold baggage is checked baggage and cabin baggage is carry-on luggage which you bring on-board with you.

      The maximum size of hand luggage is: 56 x 45 x 25 cm but to guarantee it will not be checked (free of charge) it should not be larger than 50 x 40 x 20 cm.

      If you pay for checked luggage ahead of time you will not need to pay at the airport unless your baggage exceeds the maximum weight. You can add up to three items of hold luggage per passenger while booking online. There is a charge for each hold item.

  • Mauricio says:

    Easyjet and Ryanair both say “only one piece of hand luggage per passenger.
    Both Manchester Airport and the Duty Free shops say that “By law, a bag from the Duty Free Shop with their purchases in is allowed in addition to the Hand Luggage”. Why do they say this when the airlines still won’t allow it and, in fact, take items off passengers?

  • bsdpowa says:

    I’ve read somewhere that the max volume for hold luggage is 275cm=height+length+width

  • Dave S says:

    Hi, this is a good summary of the easyJet rules. However, there is no weight limit for hand luggage as can be seen here http://www.easyjet.com/en/planning/cabin-baggage and in this other guide http://cabinbaggagesize.co.uk/easyjet-hand-luggage-allowance/.

    Thanks for sharing and I agree that it is best to know in advance the rules as you still could have to pay up to £50 for excess baggage at the gate!

  • adelina myrvang says:

    does anyone know what is the size in cm for a baggage on hold or checked in baggage (not cabin)for easy jet flights is it 75 cm helight??? the website of easy jet does not specify that size …quite urgent does someone know-
    I am travelling tomorrow morning! italian time. thanks million, adelina

  • Paul Marcos says:

    Here in the US we’re use to being allowed to carry on one carry on bag, plus one personal bag like a purse or laptop bag. I’m trying to understand how this works for easyJet. It sure sounds like that would count as two bags and those extra bags would have to be checked in. Do I have that right?

    I generally travel with one roller bag, plus a messenger style bag for my laptop, iPad, headphones, etc. Sounds like I might need to check my roller bag on this flight.

    • Chelsea says:

      Hi Paul,
      Exactly, you can only bring 1 carry-on with easyJet so you would need to check your roller bag or find a way to fit your messenger bag into the roller bag to board.

  • Natalia Harries says:

    If my hold luggage will not exceed 20 kg I have to pay £8. Is it right? Where can I pay?

    • Chelsea says:

      Hi Natalia, There is a flat fee for hold luggage that doesn’t pass 20kg. The exact fee will be displayed during the online booking process but is between £10-20.

  • Jamie J Donnachie says:

    hi if i have booked 2 tickets and the other person cant make the trip can i bring 2 sets of hand luggage on board the plane

    • Chelsea says:

      Hi Jamie, you may not bring two sets of hand luggage, however if the second person has paid for a checked bag you may use their checked baggage allowance even if they do not make the flight.

      • Jamie J Donnachie says:

        hi chelsea thank u for gettin back to me. sorry slightly confused what does paid for checked bag mean. i paid for 2 flights and we were just going to take 2 small cases on board but only one travelling now can i still bring the 2 cases on board or can i amend my booking to a larger suitcase to go in the hold at no extra cost. sorry for the confusion

  • James says:

    Hi, I booked my easyjet tickets online and pressed checked in button..does this mean I can still bring a 20kg case with me and check it in when I arrive at airport?

    • Chelsea says:

      Hi James, You can contact easyJet to add a 20kg checked bag before your flight to save money or you can pay the increased price and check the case at the airport for a fee of €35/£30

  • Lissa Williams says:

    hey i;ve already booked a holiday for summer and didnt add hold luggages..if me and my friend don’t pay online how much weight can we bring to the airport with no charge? or do we need to definitely pay for our hold luggages?

    • Chelsea says:

      Hi Lissa,

      You can bring 1 piece of hand luggage weighing 10kg for free:
      “Each passenger is allowed one piece of hand baggage on-board. The easyJet hand luggage size is 56 x 45 x 25 cm”. If this is not enough then you should contact easyJet to add a hold luggage to your booking before your flight.

      • Lissa Williams says:

        Hi Chelsea, i payed with on the beach.co.uk, so i’m not sure if i can directly contact easyjet? with on the beach it will be £43 to add one on hold luggage.. i think thats a bit too much.. but would it be any cheaper if i payed at the airport?

      • Lissa Williams says:

        I booked with on the beach.co.uk, so im not sure if i can directly contact easyjet for them to do this? i was wondering if its possible to add one ONE hold luggage for 20kg, but instead bring two suitcases (me and my friends) both 10kg each? so it adds up to 20kg anyway but its two suitcases not one?

  • Frank Morrison says:

    Flying to Malaga Easyjet flexi fare. This already includes a 20kg luggage allowance. We intend to add 3kg to each hold luggage item at time of booking. Am i right in thinking each case can weigh up 23kg. 2 persons traveling

    • Chelsea says:

      Hi Frank,
      Just remember that the fee for anything over 20kg is €4/£3 per extra kilo when paid online and €13/£10 per kilo at the airport.

  • Frank Morrison says:

    Thanks Chelsea,
    Actually the charge on line is £6-00 per kilo 3 extra kilos is £18-00 per person.
    I f i pay that amount on line can each case weigh up to 23 kilos? May sound a bit daft but i like to be sure .

    • Chelsea says:

      Hi Frank,

      The price per extra kilo paid online is £3 or EUR 4 or CHF 6. However, when paying for excess weight online it can only be purchased in increments of 3kgs, meaning a total of £9 to bring the 23kgs. Cheers!

  • Nick says:

    can I take a plant with hand luggege?

    • Chelsea says:

      Hi Nick,
      As long as it fits inside your hand luggage. I would be worried it would be crushed! Also, you will need to check to make sure you can bring plants into the country you are traveling to from the country of departure.

  • Issy Bee says:

    Hi there, I have just added on 1 hold item to my online booking, do I need to book separately for my return flight? Thanks :)

  • Frank Morrison says:

    Hi Chelsea,

    Excess weight online is definitely £6-00 per kilo. It does go up increments of 3kg

    which is charged at £18-00 per case thus £18 divided by 3 = £6-00 per kilo or am i being overcharged?

  • karen says:

    first time with easy jet can we take the buggy

    • Chelsea says:

      Hi Karen,

      Yes, you may bring the buggy free of charge and it can can usually be taken to the
      boarding gate or aircraft door as appropriate but do check local
      airport regulations as these can differ.

  • Angela Jayne says:

    Ola! I’ve just added on 1 hold item to my online booking, do I need to add another for my return flight? Thanks

  • Larisa McCoubrie says:

    Hi Chelsea, I’ve always been able to bring my hand bag as well as my carry on cabin luggage with me…..after reading your blog I don’t think that is possible now am I correct?

    • Chelsea says:

      Hi Larisa, The only items you can bring in addition to the one piece of cabin luggage are: an overcoat, shawl,
      umbrella, crutches or walking frame/stick and one standard size bag of
      duty free goods from the departure airport.

  • Tony Beardmore says:

    Just returned from a golf trip from Murcia. last 3 outings have always packed clothes in golf bag for the hold at 23 kg. This time had to pay 39 Euros for 3kg excess even though I had no cabin baggage. My friend with his 20Kg golf clubs had his 10kg cabin baggage checked in the hold free of charge. He gets 30kg free and I get a bill for 3kg excess. Is it Logical? Is it fair. I don’t think so. Golfers beware !

    • Chelsea says:

      Hi Tony,

      The easyJet policy for golf equipment is the following:

      One item of Sports equipment can be carried in addition to Your Hold Baggage allowance; Golf equipment (including golf shoes) up to 20kg.

  • claudia Iturralde says:

    hi, I’ve just realised that I need more space but haven’t paid for checked in luggage. Will I definitely be able to pay for a 20kg suitcase at the airport and how much will it cost?

    • Chelsea says:

      Hi @claudiaiturralde:disqus

      If you buy the hold luggage online:
      “Fee varies depending on the route
      selected. Additional charges apply for each 1kg of excess weight over
      20kg up to a maximum of 32kg per hold item.”
      GBP 10 – 20
      EUR 13 – 25

      If you buy hold luggage at the airport:
      Fee per hold item weighing up to 20kg when bought
      at the airport
      GBP 30 (at bag drop desk) GBP 45 (at boarding gate)
      EUR 35 (at bag drop desk) EUR 55 (at boarding gate)

  • Will says:

    Hi Chelsea,

    Are you sure about the 10kg limit to the hand baggage allowance?
    Quote from this page: http://www.easyjet.com/en/planning/cabin-baggage

    “No weight restriction applies as long as you can place and retrieve the cabin bag safely in the overhead lockers without assistance
    On busy flights you may be asked to place your guaranteed size cabin bag under the seat in front. Small items must always be placed underneath the seat in front for safety.”


  • Zubair Gexton says:

    I was reading about hand luggage restricted items as you suggest it was really helpful for me..I want to post it my own blog http://www.extra-baggage.com/ .

  • georgina says:

    what is the maximum weight of easyjet suitcase?

  • Daniel Hong says:

    I have bought a 20kg hold baggage. Can I check in two bags with total weight less than 20kg? I was confused by the rule that 20kg per bag rule on the website.

    “1 checked bags between all passengers combined up to a total combined weight of 20kg.”

  • Halit says:

    I printed my check in ticket and now I am confused. İt states (NO HOLD LUGGAGE). But I do have hold luggage and at booking I read each pasenger can check in with one 20 KG HOLD LUGGAGE.
    So whats happening.
    I can not go back and edit my check in either.
    Can anybody help ?

    • Chelsea says:

      Hi @disqus_qlOxQf8vAv:disqus, If you paid for the hold luggage during the booking process then I would call the airline to double check or log-in to manage your booking on their website.

      • Halit says:

        Hi chelsea
        I am afraid I did not pay for a hold luggage. Simply because easy jet says ” all passengers including children are entitled one hold luggage to check in”.. Last two days I and two others are debating and all agree this means free hold luggage per person.
        Do we understand that all of us are wrong and if we want to check in hold luggage we should pay for it. ?


        • Chelsea says:

          Hi Halit

          easyJet does not offer a free hold luggage allowance. You must pay extra if you would like to check a bag.

          “You can add up to three items of hold luggage per passenger while booking online. There is a charge for each hold item.”

  • Keith O'Riley says:

    Hi, I have one 20kg baggage allowance and a free 10kg allowance for my infant, does this mean all 30kgs have to be in one bag or is it ok to split and check two 15kg bags into the hold with no extra fee? Thanks

  • raphaella says:

    can i have 2 small luggages 20 kg both of them rather than 1 big luggage?
    thank you!

  • raphaella says:

    am i allowed to bring a personal bag and one handbag separately?

  • Miranda Prior says:

    hi I am fying out in just over a week. and did not book in a suitcase, am I able to book 1 in now online.

  • Sian says:

    Good evening please can you clarify?

    I can take the larger size cabin baggage, but it may get checked into the hold free of charge?

    Also I have added my advanced passenger information, do I need to print boarding passes?

    Many thanks,

    • Chelsea says:

      Hi Sian,
      Yes, you may bring the larger size cabin baggage and if there is no space onboard it will be checked free of charge.
      As of April 30, 2013 all easyJet passengers must check-in online. Online
      check-in is available online from 30 days to up to 2 hours before the
      scheduled flight departure.

  • cblackmore67@yahoo.co.uk says:

    My husband has got a nocturnal CPAP where does he stand weight wise in overhead lockers

    • Chelsea says:

      Hi @cblackmore67yahoocouk:disqus the nocturnal CPAP doesn’t count towards the cabin baggage weight allowance as it is medical equipment.

  • Manny says:

    Hi,I’m travelling to Milan on Saturday and seem confused with the hold luggage payment.I’ll like to pay for an extra check in bag that wouldn’t exceed 20kg.Does paying for hold luggage online suffice?.If not,what does hold luggage mean.I’m clear with the allowable checked in and hang luggage allowa

  • Gogo Giannadaki says:

    I have added 2 hold items of 20 kilograms each. Can one of them weight 25 and the other one 15 kilograms as long as the total does not exceed the 40 kilograms?

  • Julie Jules Hudson says:

    I am flying next week and only have cabin baggage not hold luggage – i measured my bag and it is 53x38x22 so i believe it will fit in the overhead locker but i have just seen the cabin sizes have been reduced ? will i be able to fly with this onboard or am i likely to be charged and made to put this in the hold?

    • Chelsea says:

      Hi @juliejuleshudson:disqus , The new hand luggage dimensions is only for hand luggage that is guaranteed to fly in the cabin with you. These dimensions are: 50 x 40 x 20 cm. You can still bring 1 piece of hand luggage with the larger dimensions, but if there is no room on the aircraft you may be asked to check it, free of charge.

  • Karelyn Castañeda says:

    How many check in luggages & how many kilos each person allowed for us, we are 4, 2 adults& 2 kids

    • Chelsea says:

      Hi Karelyn Castañeda, checked luggage is not included in the ticket price. If you would like to add checked luggage here is more info:

      Each passenger that pays to check a bag can bring a maximum of 20kg. You can check more than one bag as hold luggage as long as the total weight does not pass 20 kg. The exact fee for easyJet hold luggage will be displayed during the online booking process, but will be between €13-25/£10-20.

  • Nathan says:

    Hi, I am planning to take my skateboard to Amsterdam next month on an easy jet plane. I was wondering what the policy was and the requirements for me to take it on as hand luggage i.e. if I have to take it apart etc.

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