The Complete Guide to Flying With Golf Clubs

Thinking of flying with golf clubs? This page is designed to show, at a glance, how to travel with golf clubs on the various airlines that fly to and from the UK.

This guide will tell you whether you’re allowed to take clubs, whether they can form part of your free baggage allowance, any costs and size limitations, and whether you need to book in advance.

Let us know if any airlines are missing or if you have any questions, and we’ll see what we can do!

We’ve also included our top tips for a hassle-free experience when flying with golf clubs:

  • Get a non-stop flight if you can:

    Any transfer means your clubs have to be taken off of a plane and put on another one. This gives more chance of them getting lost, damaged, or incurring an extra cost (some airlines charge per flight rather than per direction – keep an eye out for the phrasing!)

  • Get to check-in early:

    Usually golf clubs are considered oversized luggage, so if you get sent to the oversized luggage desk you don’t want it to put you in a rush. Be punctual for peace of mind!

  • Make your bag stand out:

    This doesn’t need to be anything too jazzy, but make sure it looks a bit distinctive – write your name on it somewhere, hang a keyring off of it, just something to identify it quickly and easily as yours.

  • Get a sturdy case:

    It’s unlikely to happen, but opening your golf bag when you get to the hotel and finding several clubs snapped in half would be a grim start to your holiday. A hard case comes highly recommended

  • Check your clubs are insured:

    If the above does happen, you don’t want to be stung on the cost of replacing them!

  • Make sure your clubs don’t rattle around too much:

    Adding something to pad out the bag a bit reduces the risk of damage, and makes your bag less noisy / conspicuous.

Aegean Airlines

Aegean Airlines logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • £35
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 15kg and less than 1.4m
    Allowance:
  • 1 golf bag with 1 set of clubs, tees, balls and 1 pair of shoes
    Book in Advance?
  • Yes

Aer Lingus

Are Lingus logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Online bookings £32
  • Flight centre bookings £40
    Size Limit:
  • Weight below 23kg
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • No

Aeroflot

Aeroflot logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • £43 from UK
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 23kg (If luggage is 23-32kg, £85 must be paid
    If luggage is 33-50k, £127 must be paid)
    Allowance:
  • A single bag
    Book in Advance?
  • No

Air Berlin

Air Berlin logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Up to 30 hours before departure:
    Economy: 15-35€
    Economy classic: 70-150€
    Business: 70-150€
    Size Limit:
  • 213x64x86cm
    Allowance:
  • Golf bag with clubs, balls and shoes
    Book in Advance?
  • Yes

Air Europa

Air Europa logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • N/A
    Size Limit:
  • 1 bag (Normal baggage allowance)
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • No

Air France

Air France logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Use baggage calculator
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 23kg
  • Less than 300cm
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • Yes

Alitalia

Alitalia logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Use their exceptional baggage calculator to get specific costs for your flight
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 23kg
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • No

Austrian Airways

Austrian Airways logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Europe: €50 or $70
  • Intercontinental: €100 or $150
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 32kg
    Allowance:
  • 1 bag with 1 set of clubs, balls, tees and 1 pair of shoes
    Book in Advance?
  • Yes

Blue Air

“Blue

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • €30 per segment
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 32kg
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • No

British Airways

British Airways logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • N/A
    Size Limit:
  • Weight below 23kg
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • No

Brussels Airlines

Brussels logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Charged per direction:
    50€/£70 in Europe
    100€/$150 intercontinental
    Size Limit:
  • N/A
    Allowance:
  • 1 golf bag with 1 set of clubs, tees, balls and 1 pair of shoes
    Book in Advance?
  • Yes (Must be booked no less than 3 days prior to departure)

Bulgaria Air

“Bulgaria

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • N/A
    Size Limit:
  • N/A
    Allowance:
  • N/A
    Book in Advance?
  • N/A

Croatia Airlines

Croatia Airlines logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Europe: €50 or $70
  • Intercontinental: €100 or $150
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 32kg
  • Less than 158cm
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • No

Czech Airlines

Czech Airlines logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • More than 36hr before departure 25€
  • Less than 36hr before departure 35€
  • At gates 45€
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 23kg
    Allowance:
  • 1 golf bag with 1 set of clubs, tees, balls and 1 pair of shoes
    Book in Advance?
  • Yes

Easyjet

“Easyjet

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Online bookings £35
  • Airport fees £45
    Size Limit:
  • Weight below 20kg (£10 per extra KG)
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • No

Finnair

Finnair logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Online prebooking
    €/$60 intercontinental
    €/$20 within EuropeVia customer service
    €/$75 intercontinental
    €/$30 within Europe
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 23kg (If luggage is 23-32kg, £85 must be paid
    If luggage is 33-50k, £127 must be paid)
    Allowance:
  • 1 golf bag with 1 set of clubs, tees, balls and 1 pair of shoes
    Book in Advance?
  • No

Flybe

“Flybe

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • £30 at airport or in advance
    Size Limit:
  • Depends on aircraft
    Allowance:
  • E195/175 aircraft can carry 40 clubs. Q400 and SAAB340 can carry 10. ATR72 can carry 12. ATR42 can carry 6.
    Book in Advance?
  • No

Germanwings

Germanwings logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • N/A
    Size Limit:
  • N/A
    Allowance:
  • N/A
    Book in Advance?
  • N/A

Iberia

Iberia logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • N/A
    Size Limit:
  • Weight below 23kg
    Allowance:
  • 14 sticks, 12 balls and a pair of shoes
    Book in Advance?
  • No

Jet2

Jet2 logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • £30+
    Size Limit:
  • Weight below 22kg
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • No

KLM

“KLM

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Use their exceptional baggage calculator to get specific costs for your flight
    Size Limit:
  • N/A
    Allowance:
  • Clubs, balls, and one pair of shoes
    Book in Advance?
  • No

LOT

LOT logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Per direction:
    50€ or $60 international
    100€ or $140 intercontinental
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 45kg
    Allowance:
  • 1 golf bag with 1 set of clubs, tees, balls and 1 pair of shoes
    Book in Advance?
  • No

Lufthansa

Lufthansa logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Within Europe: 35€ or $30
  • Europe-intercontinental: 70€ or $100
  • Intercontinental: $150
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 23kg
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • Yes

Luxair

Luxair logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Flat fee 50€ per flight
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 32kg
    Allowance:
  • Golf bag with clubs, balls and shoes
    Book in Advance?
  • No

Meridiana

Meridiana logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Use baggage calculator
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 23kg
  • Less than 300cm
    Allowance:
  • Pre-booked:
    International: 50€
    Intercontinental 60€
  • Airport:
    International: 60€
    Intercontinental: 70€
    Book in Advance?
  • No

Monarch

“Monarch

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • £25-£28 per sector when booked in advance
  • £35 per sector when booked at airport
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 20kg
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • No

Norwegian

“Norwegian

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Online bookings £24-28
  • Airport fees £33-43
  • International long haul £38 online £43 airport
    Size Limit:
  • Weight below 20kg (£10 per extra KG)
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • No

Royal Air Maroc

Royal Air Macroc logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • 55€100€
  • 150€
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 23kg/158cm
  • Less than 32kg/203cm
  • Less than 32kg/300cm
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • No

Ryanair

Ryanair logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Online bookings £30
  • Airport fees £35
    Size Limit:
  • Weight below 20kg (£10 per extra KG)
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • No

SAS

SAS logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Free if below 23kg, charged at excess baggage fees if 24-32kg.
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 23kg
    Allowance:
  • Maximum of 14 clubs, 12 balls and 1 pair of shoes
    Book in Advance?
  • No

SkyWork

Skywork logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • CHF60 per leg
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 23kg
    Allowance:
  • 1 golf bag with 1 set of clubs, tees, balls and 1 pair of shoes
    Book in Advance?
  • No

Smart Wings

Smart Wings logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Less than 15kg 60€
  • 15.1-32kg 120€
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 32kg
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • Yes (Must be booked no less than 3 days prior to departure)

Swiss

Swiss logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Flights within Europe: € or $70
  • Intercontinental flights: €100 or $150
    Size Limit:
  • Weight below 32kg
    Allowance:
  • 1 golf bag with 1 set of clubs, tees, balls, and 1 pair of shoes
    Book in Advance?
  • Not required, but recommended

TAP Portugal

TAP Portugal logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • 35€ Europe
  • 75€ Intercontinental
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 23kg
    Allowance:
  • 1 golf bag with 1 set of clubs, tees, balls and 1 pair of shoes
    Book in Advance?
  • Yes

TAROM

TAROM logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • First item:
    Europe 50€
    Intercontinental 150€

    Subsequent items:
    Flat fee of 150€

    Size Limit:
  • Less than 23kg
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • No

Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • £30+
    Size Limit:
  • Weight below 20kg
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • Yes

Thomsons Airways

“Thomsons

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • N/A
    Size Limit:
  • N/A
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • No

Turkish Airlines

Turkish logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Price varies per flight
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 32kg
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • No

Vueling

Vueling logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • From 35€ per segment
    Size Limit:
  • N/A
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • Yes

Wizz

Wizz logo

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • Per flight per bag
    £27 online and call centre
    £54 at airport
    Size Limit:
  • N/A
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • No

WOW Air

Wow Air

Allowed on flight?Part of free allowance?
    Cost:
  • £41.99 per leg online
  • £51.86 per leg at check-in
  • £74.09 per leg at gate
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 20kg
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • No