Austrian Airlines Baggage Allowance – 2021 Guide

A subsidiary of the Lufthansa group, Austrian Airlines is the flag carrying airline of Austria. They fly to over 130 destinations around the world. On this page, you can find everything you need to know about Austrian Airlines’ baggage allowance and fees. 

Austrian Airlines Cabin Baggage

Travelling with Austrian Airlines, passengers are permitted 1 item of cabin baggage as well as 1 personal item such as a handbag or laptop case. The dimensions of your cabin baggage must not exceed 55 x 40 x 23cm or weigh more than 8kg. 

Baggage TypeSize Weight AllowanceFeesAdditional Fees
Hand luggage55 x 40 x 23cm (40 x 30 x 10cm for personal item)8kgCharges apply if you exceed your hand luggage allowance
Checked baggage158cm (height + width + length)23kgPrices start at 15€ per bag if checked baggage not included in fare
Excess baggage292cm32kgFrom 40€ per item(See fee breakdown below)For baggage that is both overweight and oversized, fees start at 80€ 

Austrian Airlines Checked Baggage

On Australian Airlines flights, the free baggage allowance depends on what kind of ticket you have booked and your travel route. 

  • For European routes – 1 bag per passenger max 23kg and 158cm
  • For intercontinental routes – 1 bag per passenger max 23kg and 158cm

Please note that for Economy Light tickets, there is no free baggage allowance. If you have booked this fare, you can still book a checked bag. The price varies according to your route: 

Price in advance salePrice at check-in
Domestic RoutesEUR 15EUR 30
EuropeEUR 25EUR 40
Routes between selected European countries and the USA / CanadaEUR 60EUR 60
Worldwide destinationsEUR 60EUR 90

Pro tip: You can book a bag at the advance sale rate up to 2 hours before your flight time. 

Austrian Airlines Excess Baggage Policy

If your bag is over 24kg and/or 158cm, Austrian Airlines will count it as excess baggage. The excess baggage policy is up to 292cm and 32kg in weight. 

  • Oversized – between 158 – 292cm (height + width + length)
  • Overweight – between 24 – 32kg

The fee for excess baggage depends on your route:

Flight segmentPrice for overweight or oversizedPrice for overweight and oversized
DomesticEUR 40EUR 80
EuropeEUR 50EUR 100
Intercontinental near distanceEUR 75EUR 150
Intercontinental medium distanceEUR 75EUR 240
Intercontinental long distanceEUR 120EUR 240
JapanEUR 150EUR 300

Austrian Airlines Sports Equipment

With Austrian Airlines, they will carry your sports equipment for free as long as it does not exceed the baggage allowance permitted by your ticket. 

If your sports bag exceeds your ticket’s baggage allowance, there will be a fee to pay starting at 70€ depending on your journey and the item you are travelling with. You can see here the fees for individual sports items. Be aware that you will also be charged a ticket handling fee of between 10-20€. 

If you are intending to travel with sports equipment, you must contact Austrian Airlines by email or telephone in advance, as they only have limited space for sports equipment. Failure to do this will result in a fee for transporting sports equipment. 

Austrian Airlines Musical Instruments

If your instrument does not exceed 55 x 40 x 20cm in size and 8kg in weight you can bring it onto the plane as carry-on luggage. 

If your instrument is larger than this, Austrian Airlines suggest you book a seat for your instrument. 

Pro tip: If you are travelling with a fragile instrument, make sure you have a flight case to protect it. 

Contact Austrian Airlines

You can contact Austrian Airlines on ​+43 5 1766 1000​​ in German and English 8am – 8pm Monday to Sunday. More information here on contacting Austrian Airlines via telephone and email. 

Alternative to Excess Baggage Fees

While carry-on and checked baggage is an easy option for small amounts of luggage, sometimes we find ourselves needing to transport large amounts of luggage or bulky, heavy items abroad, which can be very expensive through the airline. 

With Stasher’s delivery service, you can remove the hassle of travelling with luggage and the exorbitant fees of excess baggage. Shipping your luggage with Stasher is safe, affordable, and fully insured. 

Luggage delivery removes the problem of weight and size restrictions, and leaves you with more travel flexibility, and less stress on the day of travel. With Stasher you can conveniently book this service online in record time and your luggage will be picked up from your desired location at a time specified by you. 

It will then be shipped to the destination address provided by you. And you can check the progress all along the way, so you always know where your luggage is on its journey as well as feel secure that it is safe.

With Stasher, your luggage will be in good hands. 

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