Wizz Air is a Hungarian low-cost airline flying within Europe. It is typically the best option for low-cost flights when travelling to eastern European countries.
As a low-cost airline, Wizz Air charges for all checked baggage, as well as for a larger piece of cabin baggage. Please note that carry-on baggage fees have been updated for 2023. Be sure to also check the updated 2023 high-season dates, during which checked baggage is more expensive.
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When flying on Wizz Air, you can select for your fare class to update to a larger carry-on baggage allowance.
The Wizz Air Basic fare includes only a small carry-on bag of 40 x 30 x 20 cm, which must be placed under the seat in front of you. If you would like to bring a larger carry-on trolley bag, this is included in the Wizz Go and Wizz Plus fare bundles. These will allow you to bring a larger "standard" carry-on of 55 x 40 x 23 cm, in addition to the smaller 40 x 30 x 20 cm item.
Another option to add a carry-on trolley bag is to purchase "Wizz Priority", which includes priority boarding and a 55 x 40 x 23 cm carry-on item (max 10 kg). Priority will cost between €6.00 – €42.00 if you buy online or through the Wizz Air Call Centre, or €30.00 if you buy the service at the airport (price has gone up for 2023).
If you bring a larger carry-on bag without having purchased Wizz Priority, you may be charged an oversize carry-on fee of 30 EUR at the gate. If your carry-on bag exceeds the 55 x 40 x 23 cm dimensions, it will be placed into the hold of the aircraft and you will be charged a fee of 60 EUR.
You can also take the following items on board free of charge:
a coat or blanket
reading material for the flight
for children younger than two: food for the duration of the flight and a foldable baby stroller or a small crib
a pair of crutches for physically disabled passengers
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If you would like to check your suitcase with Wizz Air, you will have to purchase a checked baggage allowance. This is available to purchase online at the time of booking, on the flight summary page, or during the online check-in process up to 3 hours before departure. You can also purchase a checked baggage allowance at the airport, it will be much more expensive at the airport, so it is recommended to purchase online.
When buying a baggage allowance on Wizz Air, you can select to purchase an allowance of either 10kg (only available online), 20kg, 26kg (new for 2023) or 32kg. The fee varies based on low/high season, flight route, where/when you pay for the bag, and weight of the bag.
10kg bag - 5-59 EUR online low season (6-71.50 EUR high season), only available online or via call centre
20kg bag - 8-79 EUR online low season (9-95 EUR high season), or 55 EUR at Airport
26kg bag - 12-90 EUR online low season (13-107 EUR high season), or 90 EUR at Airport
32kg bag - 14-101 EUR online low season (15-119.50 EUR high season), or 110 EUR at Airport
Wizz Air High Season Dates
Easter 2023 peak: 1 April 2023 - 27 April 2023
Summer 2023 peak: 12 June 2023 - 27 September 2023
Christmas 2023 peak: 15 December 2023 - 10 January 2024
The high season baggage fees apply for all dates during high season, inclusive of the start/end dates. Low season baggage fee rates apply the rest of the year.
When purchasing baggage online, you can purchase a maximum 1 bag of 10 kg, 2 bags of 20 kg, or 3 bags of 32 kg. Other combination of checked-in bags is not possible to purchase online. If you need additional checked baggage, you can check in up to a maximum of 6 pieces, paying for the additional pieces at the airport.
Higher baggage fees do apply for any additional pieces of checked-in baggage purchased at the airport. Weigh your bags before you arrive, as a €13.00/kg surcharge (increased for 2023) will be due at the airport if your bag weighs between 20kg and 32kg.
All baggage on Wizz Air is limited in size to the following dimensions:
Width: 149 cm
Height: 119 cm
Length: 171 cm
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If your baggage weight exceeds the weight allowance you have purchased on the Wizz Air website, you will be charged a fee of 13 EUR per kg.
Carriage of sporting equipment is subject to a sporting equipment fee and must be indicated and paid for during the booking process. Please read carefully the packaging requirements. If those requirements are not fulfilled, Wizz Air will refuse carriage of the item. Please note that Wizz Air does not provide packing material.
Sporting Equipment fee via wizzair.com & call centre
Per flight, per passenger and per bag - 45 EUR
Sporting Equipment fee at the airport
Per flight, per passenger and per bag - 65 EUR
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