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?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • First bag free, 50€ thereafter
  • 40€ flat rate for routes via Kalamata
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

 


Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • Flights to/from North America: free
  • Online bookings £38
  • Flight centre bookings £40
Size Limit:
  • Weight below 23kg
Allowance:
  • One golf bag containing golf clubs and other golfing gear, max one per person
Book in Advance?
  • Recommended: max space per flight varies

 


Aeroflot

Aeroflot logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • £43 from UK
Size Limit:
  • Less than 23kg (check
    here for specific charges if your bag is overweight)
Allowance:
  • A single bag
Book in Advance?
  • No

 


Air Europa

Air Europa logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • N/A
Size Limit:
  • 1 bag (Normal baggage allowance)
Allowance:
  • One golf bag containing golf ‘rods’ (clubs) and one pair of golf shoes
Book in Advance?
  • No

 


Air France

Air France logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • It’s complicated: the information varies by flight based on specific departure and destination airports. Use
    their baggage calculator.
Size Limit:
  • Less than 23kg
  • Less than 300cm
Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
Book in Advance?
  • Yes

 


Air Italy

Air Italy logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • 30/40€ domestic flights in advance / on the day
  • 50/60€ international flights in advance / on the day
  • 60/70€ intercontinental flights in advance / on the day
Size Limit:
  • Less than 23kg
  • Less than 300cm
Allowance:
  • Not specified, ask when booking
Book in Advance?
  • No

 


Alitalia

Alitalia logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • Use their exceptional baggage calculator to get specific costs for your flight if over 23kg
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?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • Europe: 50€
  • Intercontinental: 250€
  • For other routes see
    here
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?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • The fees for checked-in luggage vary; please have a look when you book your ticket.
Size Limit:
  • Less than 32kg
Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
Book in Advance?
  • Recommended as it will be cheaper

 


British Airways

British Airways logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • N/A
Size Limit:
  • Weight below 23kg
  • Dimensions below 190 x 75 x 65cm
Allowance:
  • One golf bag
Book in Advance?
  • No

 


Brussels Airlines

Brussels logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • Charged per direction:

    50€ in Europe

    100€ 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?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • <23kg, 20€ per direction
  • 23-32kg, 50€ per direction
Size Limit:
  • 23kg to be eligible as part of free allowance
  • Combined dimensions (l+h+w) 158cm
Allowance:
  • N/A
Book in Advance?
  • N/A

 


Croatia Airlines

Croatia Airlines logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be 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?Can be 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?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • Online bookings £37
  • Airport fees £47
Size Limit:
  • Weight below 20kg (£10 per extra KG)
Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
Book in Advance?
  • No

 


Emirates

Emirates logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • $150 via US, $175 via Central or South America
Size Limit:
  • <23kg standard, <32kg business or first
Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
Book in Advance?
  • Recommend calling to clarify

 


Etihad

Etihad logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • Not specified
Size Limit:
  • Less than 32kg
Allowance:
  • A bag with clubs and one pair of shoes
Book in Advance?
  • Recommended if your bag will fall outside checked allowance

 


Eurowings

Eurowings logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • Must book within booking process, price will vary based on route
Size Limit:
  • Under 23kg
Allowance:
  • N/A
Book in Advance?
  • Yes

 


Finnair

Finnair logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • Online prebooking
    • €/$60 intercontinental
    • €/$20 within Europe
  • Via 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?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • £30 at airport or in advance
Size Limit:
  • Under 23kg
Allowance:
  • 1 Pair of shoes, 14 clubs, 12 balls
Book in Advance?
  • Recommended: specific limitations on number of sets that can be carried on each aircraft

 


Iberia

Iberia logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • $60 for first excess golf bag, $120 for second
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?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • £30+
Size Limit:
  • Weight below 22kg
  • Size below 6x3ft
Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
Book in Advance?
  • No

 


KLM

“KLM

 

Allowed on flight?Can be 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?

 


LOT

LOT logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be 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?
  • Yes, more than 24 hours in advance via
    this link

 


Lufthansa

Lufthansa logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • Within Europe: 35€ or $30
  • Europe-intercontinental: 70€ or $100
  • Intercontinental: $150
Size Limit:
  • Less than 15kg
Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
Book in Advance?
  • Yes

 


Luxair

Luxair logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be 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

 


Norwegian

“Norwegian

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • Online bookings £30-35
  • Airport fees £40-60
  • International long haul £50 online £60 airport
Size Limit:
  • Weight below 20kg
Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
Book in Advance?
  • Recommended, will be cheaper

 


Royal Air Maroc

Royal Air Macroc logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • First golf bag under 23kg free
  • Under 23kg 55€ European flights, 150€ intercontinental
  • Under 32kg 100€ European flights, 200€ intercontinental
  • Over 300cm 150€ European flights, 300€ intercontinental
Size Limit:
  • Varies, see above
Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
Book in Advance?
  • No

 


Ryanair

Ryanair logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • Online bookings £35
  • Airport fees £40
Size Limit:
  • Weight below 20kg (£10 per extra KG)
Allowance:
  • One bag
Book in Advance?
  • No

 


SAS

SAS logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be 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?
  • Yes

 


SkyWork

Skywork logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be 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?
  • Must be booked during booking process, or by emailing service@flyskywork.com after booking

 


Smart Wings

Smart Wings logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be 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 during process, or through the
    contact centre)

 


Swiss

Swiss logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • Flights within Europe: 50€
  • Intercontinental flights: 100€
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?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • 35€ Europe
  • 75€ Intercontinental
Size Limit:
  • Less than 32kg
Allowance:
  • 1 golf bag with 1 set of clubs, tees, balls and 1 pair of shoes
Book in Advance?

 


TAROM

TAROM logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • First item: 50€ subsequent items 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?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • Varies by specific departure and destination airports. Check
    here. Golf clubs are Category A
Size Limit:
  • Weight below 20kg
Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
Book in Advance?
  • Yes: early booking discount if 30+ days before departure

 


TUI

“TUI

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • N/A
Size Limit:
  • N/A
Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
Book in Advance?

 


Turkish Airlines

Turkish logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • First set free, then modular pricing based on the legs of your flight. Check the source link below for specific
    info.
Size Limit:
  • Less than 32kg
Allowance:
  • Pair of shoes and a golf bag
Book in Advance?
  • No

 


Vueling

Vueling logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • From 35€ per segment
Size Limit:
  • <32kg
Allowance:
  • One pair of shoes and a set of clubsk
Book in Advance?

 


Wizz

Wizz logo

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
  • Per flight per bag: 30€ online or call centre, 60€ at airport
Size Limit:
  • N/A
Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
Book in Advance?
  • Yes: discount available

 


WOW Air

Wow Air

 

Allowed on flight?Can be part of free allowance?
Cost:
Size Limit:
  • Less than 20kg
Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
Book in Advance?
  • No