Airline Bike Information

The information provided below could change so make sure you check with your airline before booking a bike box.


Bikes can be pre-booked for a fee when you book your easyJet flight, or added to your booking (online or via their customer service centre) before you travel.

Cost for one-way flight: (Online) £42, (at airport) £52.

Weight/size limit: 32kg; under 275cm in total. Excess fees start at £10.

More information can be found here


Ryanair charge to take bicycles on the plane separately from your standard luggage allowance.

Cost for one-way flight: (Online) £60, (at airport) £70.

Weight limit: 30kg. Excess baggage fees are charged at €10 per kilo.

More information here

Aer Lingus

Bookings can’t be made online but can be made by calling your reservations office. However be sure to book early, most flights have a maximum limit of ten bicycles per flight, although selected European airports will only take 6.

Cost for one-way flight: Flights within Ireland/UK/Europe €50.

Weight limit: 23kg; maximum 1 piece of sports equipment.

More information can be found here

Air France

You’ll need to book 48 hours in advance with the customer service department at Air France.

Cost for one-way flight: €55/$55USD – €125/$175CAD/$150USD.

Weight limit: 23kg or oversized baggage fees apply.

More information here

British Airways

British Airways allows you to take your bike for free, as long as it doesn’t exceed your BA allowance. Some fare classes do not include a baggage allowance (so you will need to purchase checked bags if you want to put any luggage, including bikes, in the hold) and some allow for a more generous baggage allowance.

Cost for one-way flight:

Club Europe (Online) £34; (at airport) £40.

World Traveller Eco (Online) £34; (at airport) £40.

World Traveller Y class (full-fare economy) (Online) £77; (at airport) £90.

World Traveller Plus Premium Plus (Online) £77.

First Club World Biz Bed (Online) £77.

Weight and size limit: Height 90cm x 75cm x 43cm, weight 23kg.

More information here


Emirates accept bicycles as part of your checked luggage allowance. Individual or collective items exceeding 300cm will be sent as cargo instead of checked baggage, with an additional fee.

Cost for one-way flight: Free

Weight/size limit: 2 x 23kg bags

More information here


Bicycles are carried as part of your free baggage allowance. Register bicycles at least 24 hours ahead of your flight, once you’ve booked. If sports baggage exceeds the maximum 32kg per item weight, it will be treated as cargo, with these additional charges:

Cost for one-way flight: (Continental Europe) €50; (Intercontinental) €100.

Weight limit: (Economy & Economy Flex) 1 x 23kg, (Premium Economy) 2 x 23kg, (Business Class) 2 x 32kg, (First Class) 3 x 32kg.

More information here

Thomson Flights

You need to give 2 months notice and go through their call centre (0203 451 2695). Regardless of fees paid, no item must exceed 23kg.

Cost for one-way flight: (Short/Mid-haul flights) £30; (Long-haul flights) £60.

Weight limit: 23kg

More information here

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines allow bicycles on board for free, as part of their standard hold baggage allowance. If any sporting equipment exceeds the weight restrictions, excess baggage charges will apply as follows:

Cost for one-way flight:

Within Europe, North Africa, the Middle East: €30. US, South America & Canada; South Africa; CIS (Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan); East/Southeast Asia: €60. Africa; South Asia: €50.

Weight limit: Included as part of standard luggage allowance; Economy 20kg, Business 30kg.

More information here

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin accepts sports equipment, including bicycles, as part of your hold baggage allowance. If your bike falls within the size and weight restrictions, there’s no need to pre-book.

Cost: Free. Extra bags will be charged at excess baggage rates of £65 per sports item.

Weight/size limit: 190cm x 75cm x 65cm; 23kg (all fare classes).

More information here


All information correct at time of writing 10/02/2018.