Volaris Airlines Baggage Policy

Whether you’re flying for business or pleasure, we want to make sure that you have all the information you need to pack efficiently and within our guidelines. In this policy, we will provide you with an overview of Volaris baggage policy, including details on baggage allowances, fees, and restrictions.

What is Volaris Cabin Baggage Allowance?

The airline allows 1 personal item and 1 carry-on bag for free for domestic flights.

Size and weight restrictions on Volaris Airlines

The carry on luggage size for Volaris Airlines varies with the fare types on all domestic flights. The Volaris personal item must not exceed the dimension such as –

FareVuela BasicVuela ClassicVuela Plus
Personal itemOneOneOne
Carry-on bagFreeFreeFree
Combined weight22 pounds (10 kg)44 pounds (20 kg)44 pounds (20 kg)
Combined dimension22 x 16 x 10 inches (55.9 x 40.6 x 25.4 cm)22 x 16 x 10 inches (55.9 x 40.6 x 25.4 cm)22 x 16 x 10 inches (55.9 x 40.6 x 25.4 cm)

Volaris carry on weight restrictions alongside the dimensions varies with the fare types on all international flights such as –

FareVuela BasicVuela ClassicVuela Plus
Personal itemOneOneOne
Carry-on bagNot included1 large carry-on bag2 large carry-on bag
Combined weight44 pounds (20 kg)44 pounds (20 kg)44 pounds (20 kg)
Combined dimension22 x 16 x 10 inches22 x 16 x 10 inches22 x 16 x 10 inches

What is the checked baggage allowance for Volaris Airlines?

The check-in Volaris baggage size and weight must feature a general rule.

However, as a general rule, the airline allows each passenger to check up to two bags. Volaris baggage weight must be within 55 pounds (25 kg) each and a maximum linear dimension (length + width + height) of 62 inches (158 cm) each.

Here is the overview of the checked baggage allowance based on the fare types for all flights within Mexico. If availed Volaris pet travel service, the same checked baggage fee applies as below.

FareVuela BasicVuela ClassicVuela Plus
Checked BaggageNot includedNot includedNot included

Here is the overview of the Volaris checked bag allowance based on the fare types for all flights outside Mexico

FareVuela BasicVuela ClassicVuela Plus
Checked BaggageNot includedNot included1 checked baggage

Here is the overview of the Volaris baggage fees with Volaris

BaggageSpecificationBookingPre-flightAirport and boarding gate
1st checked baggage  (domestic route)Domestic223038
1st checked baggage  (international route)International4657Not applicable

Note – The Volaris airlines baggage fees mentioned above are based on high-season travel. For an accurate fee, contact Volaris customer service.

What is the Excess Baggage guidelines with Volaris?

Volaris Carry-on baggage

Volaris carry-on size must be within 22 x 16 x 10 inches of your reservation for domestic and international flights. The total weight of the carry-on bag and personal items cannot be more than 44 lbs.

Volaris Checked baggage

You may check up to five bags for an extra cost, each of which cannot weigh more than 55 pounds and Volaris baggage size must not exceed 62 total inches in length, breadth, and height. However –

  • You’ll be charged extra if your luggage weighs more than the permitted amount.
  • 99 lbs is the maximum weight allowed for overweight luggage.

Check out the additional service fees to learn more about the overweight luggage charges. Passengers can also purchase baggage at the Volaris flight check-in counter at the airport.

Extra Baggage


During booking


Airport and boarding gate

2nd extra baggage

Domestic – Club fare

44 USD

54 USD

Not applicable

Domestic – Regular Fare

22 USD

International- Club Fare

90 USD

114 USD

International- Regular Fare

46 USD

3rd extra baggage

Domestic – Club fare

65 USD

90 USD

Not applicable

Domestic – Regular Fare

44 USD

International- Club Fare

137 USD

171 USD

International- Regular Fare

91 USD

4th extra baggage

Domestic – Club fare

87 USD

120 USD

Not applicable

Domestic – Regular Fare

65 USD

International- Club Fare

183 USD

229 USD

International- Regular Fare

137 USD

5th extra baggage

Domestic – Club fare

109 USD

150 USD

Not applicable

Domestic – Regular Fare

87 USD

International- Club Fare

229 USD

286 USD

International- Regular Fare

183 USD

Note – The baggage charges for Volaris Airlines are dependent on travel during the peak season. Contact Volaris customer service for an actual price.

Does Volaris allow sports and musical items?

Volaris Airlines has specific policies regarding sports equipment and musical instruments that passengers should be aware of before flying. These policies are in place to ensure the safety and security of both the passengers and the equipment.

Sports Equipment Policy

Some of the considerations under Volaris baggage allowance for sports equipments include –

  • Volaris Airlines allows sports equipment as checked baggage or carry-on baggage, subject to space availability and payment of any applicable fees.
  • The maximum weight for sporting goods is 55 pounds.
  • The sum of its width, length, and height must not exceed 98 in.
  • No sports equipment will be accepted if it is larger than 110 square inches or weighs more than 99 pounds.

Most common sports equipment include – Sports equipment that is allowed as carry-on baggage including skates, fishing equipment, and golf clubs, provided they meet the size and weight restrictions.

  • Larger sports equipment, such as surfboards, bicycles, and kayaks, must be checked in as baggage and will be subject to additional fees.

Musical Instruments Policy

Some of the considerations include –

  • Volaris Airlines allows musical instruments as carry-on baggage, subject to size and weight restrictions.
  • Musical instruments that are too large to fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of the passenger must go as Volaris check-in baggage.
  • Volaris Airlines will allow musical instruments as checked baggage as long as they are properly packed in a hard-shell case or a soft-shell case with adequate padding.
  • Volaris Airlines recommends that passengers purchase additional insurance coverage to protect their musical instruments during travel.
  • Passengers with musical instruments should arrive at the airport early to allow time for the inspection and handling of their instruments.
  • Volaris Airlines reserves the right to refuse musical instruments that do not meet the airline’s size and weight restrictions, or that are not properly packed for travel.
  • There will be additional fees if your checked baggage weighs more than 55 lbs.
  • If the instrument is larger than 62 inches (width + length + height), there are fees associated with overweight luggage.
  • Please keep in mind that the maximum allowable size for a checked instrument is 78.7 in (width + length + height).
  • The entire instrument needs to be put in a case that can be transported (preferably a hard case).

Can I bring any instruments?

You may bring the following musical instruments if they fit the authorized weight and size requirements as per Volaris baggage policy.

  • A string quartet (guitars, bass guitars, violins)
  • Trumpets or flutes
  • Drum set accouterments (such as cymbals)
  • Keyboards
  • Saxophones

What are the baggage restrictions and the items not allowed on board Volaris?

The following things are not permitted in carry-on luggage. They must adhere to the following Volaris baggage guidelines, nevertheless, in order for you to pack them in your checked baggage:

Aerosol spraysAerosols up to 16.9 fl oz and 1.1 pounds in weight and dimension can be checked. Aerosols may not be larger than 67.6 fl oz in volume or heavier than 4.4 pounds.
Alcoholic beveragePer passenger, a maximum of 5 l is allowed. 70% alcohol by volume is the maximum allowed in the liquid.
Barometers and thermometersIf you are a representative of the National Weather Service with valid identification and the barometers and thermometers are housed in leak-proof packaging, you are permitted to check them.
Electronic equipmentPower tools, both manual and electric.Gas-powered welding and cutting equipment with high-intensity lights with batteries and bulbs. Batteries and light bulbs must be packaged and labeled individually. Straighteners and curling irons. Bows, bayonets, arrows, and other similar tools
Lithium BatteriesSpare batteries should never come into contact with jewelry, money, keys, or other metallic items. Please take the appropriate precautions to prevent squeezing, piercing, or applying pressure on them.
PowdersPowdered items, including makeup, food, ground coffee, mole, spices, milk powder, chocolate, and other diet supplements, must be transported in checked baggage on all flights to the US if they are greater than 350 ml / 12 oz.
Sharp objectsKeep in mind that carry-on luggage is not permitted to include any liquids larger than 100 ml.
Smart bagsLithium-ion batteries that cannot be removed from smart bags are not allowed. Any lithium-ion detachable battery used in the bag must have a maximum capacity of 160 Wh. Battery removal is required in order to transport it in carry-on luggage. To prevent any possibility of overheating or fire during the flight, it must be shielded by covering the end caps with a non-conductive substance.
Wheelchair batteriesYou must adhere to our safety regulations if you use batteries in electric wheelchairs or other mobility devices. Extra lithium batteries that are not attached to electrical equipment are also not allowed in carry-on or checked luggage.

Other items – Airport security regulations must be followed for the shipment of these items:

BatonsTrophiesElectric prodsTortilla makersDecorative, ceramic, porcelain, or religious figures
Handmade instrumentsIronsPepper sprayGun replicas or toys that look like real gunsFlexible clubs
Fruit squeezersThrowing stars or similar weaponsElectric items used for self-defenseRappelling and charrería(rodeo) ropesCrafts

Forbidden items – Under no circumstances are the following items permitted in either carry-on or checked luggage, as per Volaris baggage policy.

  • Batteries – Liquid or solid batteries of any form, whether they are used in cars, wheelchairs, or other mobility devices.
  • Chlorine – Household as well as industrial
  • Fuel and chemical products – Items like adhesives, gasoline, kerosene, methanol, lighter fluid, rubbing alcohol, solvents, and spray paints.
  • Hazardous materials – Compounds that are toxic or infectious, chemical, biological, and radioactive materials, as well as dangerous materials. Blood, lab samples used to test drugs, infected biopsies, isotopes used in medicine or commerce, and poison are all examples of this.
  • Hoverboards – Self-balancing boards that use lithium or lithium-ion batteries, such as hoverboards.
  • Lighters – Home lighters, matches, and electroshock weapons are among them.

What is the procedure to receive support in case of delayed, damaged, or lost baggage?

If you’ve experienced a delay, damage, or loss of Volaris checked baggage, here is the procedure to follow to receive support:

  • Report the issue – If your baggage is delayed, damaged, or lost, report it immediately to Volaris personnel at the airport before leaving the baggage claim area. You will be given a Baggage Irregularity Report which will have a unique reference number that you can use to track the status of your baggage.
  • Keep your documents – Make sure to keep all documents related to your baggage, including your boarding pass, baggage claim tag, and any receipts or other documents related to your baggage.
  • Contact Volaris – If you have already left the airport, you can report your baggage issue by contacting Volaris customer service through their website, or mobile app, or by calling their customer service center. Provide them with your PIR number and any other relevant details about your baggage.
  • Track your baggage – You can track the status of your delayed baggage online using the reference number provided on your PIR. Volaris will keep you informed as to the whereabouts of your luggage and will do all in its power to get your overdue luggage back to you as soon as possible.
  • File a claim – You can submit a claim with Volaris for compensation in the event that your luggage is lost or harmed. Make sure to provide all relevant documentation, including your PIR number, boarding pass, and any receipts or other documents related to your baggage.
  • Follow up – Keep in touch with Volaris customer service to stay informed about the status of your baggage and the progress of your claim.

What is the compensation for lost or damaged baggage with Volaris airlines?

The compensation for the damaged, delayed, or missing baggage includes –

Compensation for the damaged baggage on domestic flights – Compensation for damaged luggage may total up to 80 units of measure.

Compensation for the lost baggage on the domestic flight – Compensation for lost luggage may total up to 150 units of measure.

Compensation for delayed baggage on the domestic flights – If a passenger’s checked baggage is delayed, the airline will pay the passenger a maximum of 40 USD for each day that the baggage is delayed, up to a maximum of 14 USD per day for up to three days.

Please Note: Volaris has specific policies regarding baggage, so make sure to review their baggage policies before your flight to avoid any issues.

It is important for passengers to review Volaris baggage policy carefully before traveling to avoid any surprises or additional charges. By following the guidelines outlined in the policy, passengers can ensure a smooth and hassle-free travel experience with Volaris.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Volaris charge for baggage?

Yes, Volaris typically charges for baggage, although the baggage allowance and fees can vary depending on several factors such as your fare type, route, and the weight and size of your luggage.

Does Volaris charge for carry-on?

Volaris allows passengers to bring one personal item and one carry-on bag on board free of charge.

How much does it cost to check a bag with Volaris?

Volaris charges a fee for checked bags on all fare options, and the cost can range from 20 USD to 55 USD per bag.

Does Volaris have free carry-on?

Volaris, a Mexican low-cost airline, allows passengers to bring one personal item and one carry-on bag on board free of charge.

How strict is Volaris on baggage?

Volaris has specific rules and regulations when it comes to baggage allowances, and they are generally quite strict in enforcing them.

What is the weight limit for Volaris?

Volaris allows passengers to bring one carry-on bag weighing up to 22 pounds (10 kg). The checked baggage allowance for this fare is one bag weighing up to 55 pounds (25 kg).

Can I get 2 bags as checked baggage?

No, the airline does not offer 2 checked bags which are included in the fare.

How much can your luggage weigh with Volaris Airlines?

Volaris has specific rules and regulations when it comes to baggage allowances, and they are generally quite strict in enforcing them.

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