Extra or oversized baggage

Want to bring more checked baggage than initially planned? Find out what your options are to still take it with you. If your luggage is very heavy or large, we’ll explain whether you should transport it as cargo.

Baggage allowance and prices for your route

Check the exact baggage allowance and extra baggage fees for your specific route and travel class.

Arrange extra checked baggage

You can always take an extra piece of baggage at a fee. The below standard fees apply when buying extra baggage within 24 hours before departure. We can never transport more than 10 items of checked baggage per passenger.

Extra pieces

Please note that the tables below consider your standard allowance. For example, if your standard allowance is 1 piece, and you wish to add an extra piece, you pay the price under ‘2nd’.

Standard fees

On top of the standard allowance1st2nd3rd
CostEUR85 / USD100EUR100 / USD110EUR200 / USD220

Exceptions valid up to and including 21 May 2024

The amount applies in EUR, USD, or CAD if no currency is mentioned.

On top of the standard baggage allowance1st2nd3rd
Flights between
United States or CanadaPTPEUR50 / USD60 / CAD75EUR85 / USD100 / CAD120EUR240 / USD285 / CAD330
United States, Canada, or MexicoEurope, Middle East, and Africa (except DSS, LOS, ACC, CPT, JNB, MRU)EUR60 / USD75 / CAD90EUR85 / USD100 / CAD120EUR240 / USD285 / CAD330
United StatesRest of the worldEUR85 / USD100EUR100 / USD100EUR200 / USD200
United StatesIndia, DSS, LOS, ACC, CPT, JNB, MRUEUR100 / USD100EUR100 / USD100EUR100 / USD100
CanadaRest of the worldEUR85 / CAD120EUR85 / CAD120EUR240 / CAD330

Exceptions valid as of 22 May 2024

On top of the standard baggage allowance1st2nd3rd
Flights between
United States or CanadaPTPEUR50 / USD60 / CAD75EUR85 / USD100 / CAD120EUR240 / USD285 / CAD330
United States, Canada, or MexicoEuropeEUR60 / USD75 / CAD90EUR85 / USD100 / CAD120EUR240 / USD285 / CAD330
United StatesRest of the worldEUR110 / USD120 / CAD160EUR110 / USD120 / CAD160EUR240 / USD285 / CAD330

Excess baggage fee

Before you leave for the airport, make sure that your luggage meets the requirements to avoid any unwelcome surprises. If you did pack a little more than expected and it turns out that your baggage is heavier or larger than allowed, we’ll have to charge an excess fee:

  • between EUR 70 and EUR 200 on flights within Europe;
  • between EUR 75 and EUR 300 on intercontinental flights.

The maximum weight and size of excess baggage is 32 kg and 300 cm (length + width + height).

Baggage to transport as cargo

Unfortunately, we cannot transport the items listed below. Please contact a third-party shipping company to help you with transportation.

  • Items that weigh more than 32 kg
  • Items larger than 300 cm (length + width + height)
  • More than 10 items of checked baggage per passenger
  • Fragile baggage

Please note: each passenger can bring up to 10 baggage items, including additional baggage items. Depending on the aircraft, the number of items allowed may vary. Please contact the KLM Customer Contact Centre if you need to travel with more than 3 bags per passenger. Depending how full our flights are, we will let you know if you qualify for an exceptional clearance.

Frequently asked questions