Flying With a Bike

Most airlines will accept your bike for travel to your destination. However, taking your bike on a plane will usually incur an additional fee of some sort.

A normal bike in most cases exceeds the maximum allowable linear dimensions of 115cm (62 in). That is, length + width + height = 115cm/62 in. This means it cannot travel as a normal piece of luggage.

Some airlines allow an exemption to oversize fees for bikes, while others charge a special handling fee for these. Sometimes, there may be an extra fee tacked on because it is an extra piece of luggage, above the 1 or 2 free bags allowed. Be sure to read and understand the rules for your airline before leaving to the airport. It is always a good idea to print out and bring with you the airline's specific bike policies, as many of the attendants will not know about any exemptions or rules.

Another tip: Do you really need to have your bike with you all the time? Sometimes it makes more sense to pack and ship it off ahead of your trip, so it is waiting for you upon your arrival. This will make your trip much simpler and easier, and may even come out cheaper than flying with your bike.

Oh, and be sure to pack your bike properly. The last thing you want is to be greeted with a broken bike upon your arrival.

Most importantly, enjoy your trip!

Airline Takes Bikes? Included in Allowance? Cost Policy/Comments
Adria AirwaysYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Aegean AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Aer ArannYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Aer LingusYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Aerolineas ArgentinasYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
AeromexicoYesNo76 USDShow Policy
Aigle AzurYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Air AsiaYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Air Asia XYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Air BerlinYesYesFreeShow Policy
Air CalinYesNoFREEShow Policy
Air CanadaYesYes$50Show Policy
Air CaraibesYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Air ChathamsYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Air ChinaYesYesFREEShow Policy
Air CorsicaYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Air EuropaYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Air FinlandYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Air FranceYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Air ItalyYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Air JamaicaYesNo150 USDShow Policy
Air MaltaYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Air MauritiusYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Air MediterraneeYesNoEUR 35Show Policy
Air MoldovaYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Air NelsonYesYesFREEShow Policy
Air New ZealandYesYesFREEShow Policy
Air NipponYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Air NostrumYesNo75 EURShow Policy
Air OneYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Air PacificYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Air PacificYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Air PolandYesNo120 PLNShow Policy
Air PullmanturYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Air RarotongaYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Air SouthwestYesNoGBP20.00/EUR26.00Show Policy
Air TahitiYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Air TransatYesNo$30Show Policy
Air VIAYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
AirBalticYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Airlines of TasmaniaYesYesFREEShow Policy
AirTran AirwaysYesYesUSD 50Show Policy
Alaska AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
AlitaliaYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Allegiant AirYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
American AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
ANA WingsYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Arik AirYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
ArkeFlyYesNo40€ - 80€Show Policy
AsercaYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Atlantic AirwaysYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
AtlasJetYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Aurela AirlinesYesNoEUR 30Show Policy
AurignyYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
AviancaYesYesFreeShow Policy
AZUL Brazilian AirlinesYesYesFreeShow Policy
BabooYesNoCHF 50 - CHF 75Show Policy
BahamasAirYesYesFreeShow Policy
Bahrain AirYesNoBHD 19Show Policy
BelaviaYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
BH AirYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
BinterCanariasYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
BlekingeflygYesNo150 SEKShow Policy
Blue AirYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
bmiYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
bmi RegionalYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
bmibabyYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
bmibaby.comYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
British AirwaysYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Brussels AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Bulgaria AirYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Bulgarian Air CharterYesNoFreeShow Policy
Calm AirYesYes25 CADShow Policy
Canadian NorthYesNo75 USDShow Policy
CanJetYesNo$30Show Policy
CarpatairYesYesFREEShow Policy
Cathay PacificYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Chathams PacificYesNoTOP 30Show Policy
China Southern AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Cimber SterlingYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
City AirlineYesNo22 EURShow Policy
CityJetYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
CondorYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Continental AirlinesYesYesFreeShow Policy
Copa AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Corendon AirlinesYesNo25 EURShow Policy
CorsairflyYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Croatia AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Cyprus AirwaysYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Czech AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Dagestan AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Danube WingsYesNo50 EURShow Policy
Darwin AirlineYesNoCHF 50 - CHF 75Show Policy
Delta AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
DniproaviaYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
DonbassaeroYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
DragonairYesYesFREEShow Policy
Eastern AirwaysYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
EasyJetYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Edelweiss AirYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
EgyptAirYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
EmiratesYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
EnerjetYesNo$40Show Policy
Estonian AirYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Ethiopian AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
EuroLOTYesNoShow Policy
FinnairYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Finncomm AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
flybeYesNoGBP 30Show Policy
FlyNikiYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
FlysmalandYesNo150 SEKShow Policy
Frontier AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Georgian AirwaysYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
GermaniaYesNo50 EURShow Policy
GermanwingsYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Gol AirlinesYesYesFreeShow Policy
GotlandsflygYesNo150 SEKShow Policy
Greyhound CanadaYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Gulf AirYesYesFREEShow Policy
Hainan AirlinesYesYesFREEShow Policy
Hawaiian AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
HelloYesNoCHF 100Show Policy
Helvetic AirwaysYesNoEUR 30Show Policy
helvetic.comYesNoEUR 30Show Policy
Horizon AirYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Iberia RegionalYesNo75 EURShow Policy
IberworldYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Iceland AirYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Iceland ExpressYesNo40 USDShow Policy
Insel AirYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Iran AirYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Islas AirwaysYesYesFREEShow Policy
JAL ExpressYesYesFREEShow Policy
Japan AirlinesYesYesFREEShow Policy
JAT AirwaysYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
jet2.comYesNo30.00 GBPShow Policy
JetairFlyYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
JetBlueYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
JetConnectYesYesFREEShow Policy
Jetstar.comYesYesFREEShow Policy
KalmarflygYesNo200 SEKShow Policy
Kenya AirwaysYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
KLMYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
KullaflygYesNo150 SEKShow Policy
LANYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Lauda AirYesNoEUR 20Show Policy
LIAT Leeward Island Air TransportYesNo40 USDShow Policy
LoganairYesNoGBP 10Show Policy
LOT AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
LuxairYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Malmo AviationYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Megabus CanadaNoNoNot AcceptedShow Policy
Megabus USANoNoNot AcceptedShow Policy
Meridiana FlyYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Moldavian AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Monarch AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Moskovia AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Neos AirYesNo50 EURShow Policy
NordaviaYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Norwegian Air ShuttleYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
OLTYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Onur AirYesNoTRL 20Show Policy
OrbestYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Orbest OrizoniaYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
OrenairYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Pacific BlueYesYesFREEShow Policy
Pacific CoastalYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Par-AvionYesYesFREEShow Policy
Pegasus AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
PlunaYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Polynesian BlueYesYesFREEShow Policy
Porter AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Primera AirYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
QantasYesYesFREEShow Policy
QantaslinkYesYesFREEShow Policy
Qatar AirwaysYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Regional ExpressYesYesFREEShow Policy
REXYesYesFREEShow Policy
Rossiya Russian AirlinesYesYesFREEShow Policy
Royal Air MarocYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
RyanairYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
S7 AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
SATAYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Scandinavian AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Singapore AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Sky AirlineYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Sky AirlineYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Sky AirlineYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Sky AirlinesYesNoEUR 20Show Policy
Sky Work AirlinesYesNoCHF/EUR 40.-/26.- Show Policy
SkywaysYesNo200 SEKShow Policy
Skywest AirlinesYesNoAUD 20Show Policy
Small Planet AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
SmartLynxYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Solomon AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
South African AirlinesYesYesFREEShow Policy
South East AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
SouthwestYesYesFREEShow Policy
SpanAirYesNo50 EURShow Policy
SpanAirYesNo50 EURShow Policy
Spirit AirlinesYesYesUSD 75 each wayShow Policy
SundsvallsflygYesNo150 SEKShow Policy
SunExpressYesNo25 EURShow Policy
SunwingYesYes30 CADShow Policy
Surinam AirwaysYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
SverigeflygYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
SWISSYesYesFreeShow Policy
Swiss European AirlinesYesYesFreeShow Policy
Swiss International AirlinesYesYesFreeShow Policy
SwissAirYesYesFreeShow Policy
TACAYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
TAP PortugalYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
TAROMYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
TatarstanYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Thomas CookYesNo£40 - £60 ReturnShow Policy
Thomas Cook BelgiumYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Thomas Cook ScandinaviaYesNo550 krShow Policy
Thomas Cook UKYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Thomson AirwaysYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Tiger Airways AustraliaYesNoAUD 60Show Policy
Titan AirwaysYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Transaero AirlinesYesYesFREEShow Policy
Transavia.comYesNoEUR 40Show Policy
TUIflyYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
TUIfly NordicYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Ukraine International AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
United AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
URAL AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
US AirwaysYesNo200 USDShow Policy
UTairYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
V AustraliaYesYesFREEShow Policy
VIM AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Virgin AmericaYesNo50 USDShow Policy
Virgin AtlanticYesNoFREEShow Policy
VivaAerobusYesYes$500mx-$750mxShow Policy
Vladivostok AirYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
VladivostokaviaYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Volaris AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
WestjetYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
WideroeYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
WindJetYesNoEUR 40Show Policy
Wizz AirYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
XL Airways FranceYesYesSee PolicyShow Policy
Yakutia AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy
Yamal AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyShow Policy


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