Bike Fees and Policies - 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. [AMZ asins='B00JEILGMK,B00FRG7Q7W,B018FF6EV0,B00FNSS6QY']

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 NameAccepts Bikes?Included in Allowance?CostPolicy / Comments
Adria AirwaysYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Aegean AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Aer ArannYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Aer LingusYesYes50 EURView Policy
AeroflotYesYesFreeView Policy
Aerolineas ArgentinasYesYes$50 - $100 USDView Policy
AeromexicoYesNo$75 - $165 USDView Policy
AHA! AirlinesYesYesStandard Baggage Fees - $50View Policy
Aigle AzurYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Air AlgerieYesYesFreeView Policy
Air AntillesYesNo20-30 EURView Policy
Air AsiaYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Air Asia XYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Air BelgiumYesNo100-175 EURView Policy
Air BerlinYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Air CalinYesNoFREEView Policy
Air CanadaYesYes$50 CAD/USDView Policy
Air CaraibesYesYes50 EURView Policy
Air ChathamsYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Air ChinaYesYesFREEView Policy
Air CorsicaYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Air EuropaYesNo150-200 EURView Policy
Air FinlandYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Air FranceYesNo40 - 125 EURView Policy
Air ItalyYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Air JamaicaYesNo150 USDView Policy
Air MaltaYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Air MauritiusYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Air MediterraneeYesNoEUR 35View Policy
Air MoldovaYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Air NelsonYesYesFREEView Policy
Air New ZealandYesYesFree - Standard Baggage FeeView Policy
Air NipponYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Air NorthYesNo$50View Policy
Air NostrumYesNo75 EURView Policy
Air OneYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Air PacificYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Air PacificYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Air PolandYesNo120 PLNView Policy
Air PullmanturYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Air RarotongaYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Air SouthwestYesNoGBP20.00/EUR26.00View Policy
Air TahitiYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Air TransatYesNo$50-100View Policy
Air VIAYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
AirBalticYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Airlines of TasmaniaYesYesFREEView Policy
AirTran AirwaysYesYesUSD 75View Policy
Alaska AirlinesYesYes$35-$45View Policy
AlitaliaYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Allegiant AirYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
American AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
ANA WingsYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Andes Lineas AereasYesNoView Policy
ArajetYesNo$44.99 - $90 USDView Policy
Arik AirYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
ArkeFlyYesNo65 EURView Policy
Arkia Israeli AirlinesYesNo120 NIS / 30 USDView Policy
AsercaYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Asiana AirlinesYesYesFreeView Policy
Atlantic AirwaysYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
AtlasJetYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Aurela AirlinesYesNoEUR 30View Policy
AurignyYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Austrian AirlinesYesYes50-100 EURView Policy
Avelo AirlinesYesYesStandard Baggage FeeView Policy
AviancaYesYes$25-$150 USDView Policy
AZUL Brazilian AirlinesYesYes$150 USDView Policy
BabooYesNoCHF 50 - CHF 75View Policy
BahamasAirYesYes$125 USDView Policy
Bahrain AirYesNoBHD 19View Policy
BelaviaYesNoFreeView Policy
BH AirYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
BinterCanariasYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
BlekingeflygYesNo150 SEKView Policy
Blue AirYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
bmiYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
bmi RegionalYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
bmibabyYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
bmibaby.comYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Boliviana de AviacionYesYesFreeView Policy
Breeze AirwaysNoNoNot AcceptedView Policy
British AirwaysYesYesFree - Standard Baggage FeeView Policy
Brussels AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Bulgaria AirYesNo30 EUR - 70 EURView Policy
Bulgarian Air CharterYesNoFreeView Policy
Calm AirYesYes$26.25 CADView Policy
Canada JetlinesYesYes$150 + Standard Baggage FeeView Policy
Canadian NorthYesNo75 USDView Policy
CanJetYesNo$30View Policy
Caribbean AirlinesYesYes$75-$150 USDView Policy
CarpatairYesYesFREEView Policy
Cathay PacificYesYesFreeView Policy
Cayman AirwaysYesNo $50View Policy
Chathams PacificYesNoTOP 30View Policy
China Southern AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Cimber SterlingYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
City AirlineYesNo22 EURView Policy
CityJetYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
CondorYesNo50-135 EUR ($115-$160 USD)View Policy
Continental AirlinesYesYesFreeView Policy
Contour AirlinesYesYes$25 USDView Policy
Copa AirlinesYesYes$150 USDView Policy
Corendon AirlinesYesNo25 EURView Policy
CorsairflyYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Croatia AirlinesYesNo50-100 EURView Policy
Cubana de AviacionYesNo$60-$90 CADView Policy
Cyprus AirwaysYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Czech AirlinesYesYesSee Policy - FREEView Policy
Dagestan AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Danube WingsYesNo50 EURView Policy
Darwin AirlineYesNoCHF 50 - CHF 75View Policy
Delta AirlinesYesYesFree - Standard Baggage FeeView Policy
DniproaviaYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
DonbassaeroYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
DragonairYesYesFREEView Policy
Eastern AirlinesYesYesFreeView Policy
Eastern AirwaysYesNo30 GBPView Policy
EasyJetYesNo45 - 55 GBPView Policy
Edelweiss AirYesNoFree - See PolicyView Policy
EgyptAirYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
El AlYesYes$70-$200View Policy
EmiratesYesYesIncludedView Policy
EnerjetYesNo$40View Policy
Estonian AirYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Ethiopian AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Etihad AirwaysYesYesFree - See PolicyView Policy
EuroLOTYesNoView Policy
EurowingsYesNofrom 50 EURView Policy
Fiji AirwaysYesYesSee Policy - $65-$200View Policy
FinnairYesNo70-300 EURView Policy
Finncomm AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Flair AirlinesYesYes$79 - $99 + taxView Policy
flybeYesNoGBP 30View Policy
FlyNikiYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
FlysmalandYesNo150 SEKView Policy
FrenchbeeYesNo75 EUR - 100 EURView Policy
Frontier AirlinesYesNo$75 USDView Policy
Georgian AirwaysYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
GermaniaYesNo60 EURView Policy
GermanwingsYesNofrom EUR 50View Policy
Gol AirlinesYesYesIncludedView Policy
GotlandsflygYesNo150 SEKView Policy
Greyhound CanadaYesYes$30 + taxView Policy
Gulf AirYesYesFREEView Policy
Hainan AirlinesYesYesFreeView Policy
Hawaiian AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
HelloYesNoCHF 100View Policy
Helvetic AirwaysYesNoEUR 30View Policy
helvetic.comYesNoEUR 30View Policy
Horizon AirYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Iberia AirlinesYesNo0 - 50 EURView Policy
Iberia RegionalYesNo75 EURView Policy
IberworldYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Iceland AirYesNo$83-$116 USD (77-108 EUR)View Policy
Iceland ExpressYesNo40 USDView Policy
Insel AirYesNoUSD 50View Policy
InterjetYesYes$30View Policy
Iran AirYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Islas AirwaysYesYesFREEView Policy
Israir AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
ITA AirwaysYesNo60-125 EUR - See PolicyView Policy
JAL ExpressYesYesFREEView Policy
Jamaica AirwaysYesNo$50View Policy
Japan AirlinesYesYesFREEView Policy
JAT AirwaysYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
jet2.comYesNo30.00 GBPView Policy
JetairFlyYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
JetBlueYesYes$100 USD / £80 / €90View Policy
JetConnectYesYesFREEView Policy
Jetstar.comYesYes$25 AUD / NZDView Policy
JettimeYesNo48 EURView Policy
KalmarflygYesNo200 SEKView Policy
Kenya AirwaysYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
KLMYesNo40 - 250 EURView Policy
Korean AirYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
KullaflygYesNo150 SEKView Policy
LANYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
LATAMYesYes$40-$150 USDView Policy
Lauda AirYesNoEUR 20View Policy
Level AirlinesYesNo95 EUR / 105 USDView Policy
LIAT Leeward Island Air TransportYesNo$40 USDView Policy
LoganairYesNoGBP 10View Policy
LOT AirlinesYesYesFreeView Policy
LufthansaYesYes70-250 EURView Policy
LuxairYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Lynx AirYesNo$99.99 - $112.99View Policy
Malmo AviationYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Megabus CanadaNoNoNot AcceptedView Policy
Megabus UKNoNoNot AcceptedView Policy
Megabus USANoNoNot AcceptedView Policy
Meridiana FlyYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Moldavian AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Monarch AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Moskovia AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
MyAustrian HolidaysYesNo30 EURView Policy
Neos AirYesNo$110-$130 USDView Policy
NordaviaYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Norse Atlantic AirwaysYesNo$100-$145View Policy
NorwegianYesNo35-60 EURView Policy
OLTYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Onur AirYesNoTRL 20View Policy
OrbestYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Orbest OrizoniaYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
OrenairYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Pacific BlueYesYesFREEView Policy
Pacific CoastalYesYes$78.75View Policy
Par-AvionYesYesFREEView Policy
Pegasus AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
PLAY AirlinesYesNo68 - 145 EUR ($101 - $190 USD)View Policy
PlunaYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Polynesian BlueYesYesFREEView Policy
Porter AirlinesYesYes$50 + baggage feesView Policy
Primera AirYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
QantasYesYesFREEView Policy
QantaslinkYesYesFREEView Policy
Qatar AirwaysYesYesFree - See PolicyView Policy
Regional ExpressYesYesFREEView Policy
REXYesYesFREEView Policy
Rossiya Russian AirlinesYesYesFREEView Policy
Royal Air MarocYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
RyanairYesNo60-75 EUR / GBPView Policy
S7 AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
SAS Scandinavian AirlinesYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
SATA Azores AirlinesYesNo25-55 EURView Policy
Silver AirwaysYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
Singapore AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Sky AirlineYesYes$29 USD - $61 USDView Policy
Sky AirlineYesYes$29 USD - $61 USDView Policy
Sky AirlineYesYes$29 USD - $61 USDView Policy
Sky AirlinesYesNoEUR 20View Policy
Sky Work AirlinesYesNoCHF/EUR 40.-/26.- View Policy
SkywaysYesNo200 SEKView Policy
Skywest AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Small Planet AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
SmartLynxYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
SmartWingsYesNo59 EURView Policy
Solomon AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
South African AirlinesYesYesFREEView Policy
South East AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
SouthwestYesYes$75 USDView Policy
SpanAirYesNo50 EURView Policy
SpanAirYesNo50 EURView Policy
Spirit AirlinesYesYes$75 USDView Policy
Star PeruYesYesFreeView Policy
Sun Country AirlinesYesNo$100 USDView Policy
SundsvallsflygYesNo150 SEKView Policy
SunExpressYesNo25 EURView Policy
SunwingYesYes$75 CADView Policy
Surinam AirwaysYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
SverigeflygYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
SWISSYesYesFreeView Policy
Swiss European AirlinesYesYesFreeView Policy
Swiss International AirlinesYesYesFreeView Policy
SwissAirYesYesFreeView Policy
Swoop AirlinesYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
TACAYesYesFreeView Policy
TAM AirlinesYesYesFreeView Policy
TAMEYesYesIncludedView Policy
TAP PortugalYesNo60-160 EUR / 77-199 USDView Policy
TAROMYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
TatarstanYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Thomas CookYesNo45-65 GBP / 50-75 EURView Policy
Thomas Cook BelgiumYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Thomas Cook ScandinaviaYesNo550 krView Policy
Thomas Cook UKYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Thomson AirwaysYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Tiger Airways AustraliaYesNoAUD 60View Policy
Titan AirwaysYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Transaero AirlinesYesYesFREEView Policy
Transavia.comYesNoEUR 52View Policy
TUIflyYesNo65 EURView Policy
TUIfly NordicYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Turkish AirlinesYesNo30-60 EURView Policy
Ukraine International AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
United AirlinesYesYesStandard Baggage FeesView Policy
URAL AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
US AirwaysYesNo200 USDView Policy
UTairYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
V AustraliaYesYesFREEView Policy
VIM AirlinesYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Virgin AmericaYesNo$50 USDView Policy
Virgin AtlanticYesNoFree - Standard Baggage FeeView Policy
Virgin AustraliaYesYesFree - Standard Baggage FeeView Policy
VivaAerobusYesYes$30-69 USDView Policy
Vladivostok AirYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
VladivostokaviaYesYesSee PolicyView Policy
Volaris AirlinesYesNo$40-$200 USDView Policy
VuelingYesNo55+ EURView Policy
WestjetYesYes$50 CAD/USDView Policy
WideroeYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
WindJetYesNoEUR 40View Policy
Wizz AirYesNo45 - 65 EURView Policy
WOW AirYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
XL Airways FranceYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Yakutia AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy
Yamal AirlinesYesNoSee PolicyView Policy

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