The Ultimate Guide to Flying with Golf Clubs

Thinking of flying with golf clubs? This guide shows you, 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!


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



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



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



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



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?
    Size Limit:
  • Less than 20kg
    Allowance:
  • Not stated: presume one bag or call and ask
    Book in Advance?
  • No