Garuda Indonesia has a generous baggage allowance across all cabin classes, all the way up to 110lb/50kg for passengers travelling on First Class.
Most flights operate on a weight system, which means you can carry as many bags as you like as long as they don’t exceed the maximum weight limit permitted. However, flights to/from the United States work on a piece system for Business Class and Economy Class (2 pieces of baggage) and on a weight system for First Class passengers. If you’re carrying additional baggage, booking in advance (online or through a call center) can save you up to 10%.
An Overview of the Baggage Allowance on Garuda Indonesia
What is the baggage allowance at Garuda Airlines?
Below is an overview of the Garuda Indonesia baggage allowance for international and domestic flights:
- The free cabin baggage allowance includes:
- 1 cabin baggage item not exceeding 56cm in length x 36cm in width x 23cm in depth (or 115cm in combined dimensions) and 15.4lb/7kg in weight (but 92cm in combined dimensions for Economy Class passengers on CRJ and ATR aircraft).
- 1 personal item (size undisclosed) such as a laptop bag, handbag, pocketbook, umbrella, overcoat, a small baby stroller, a fully collapsible wheelchair, etc.
- The free checked baggage allowance for most flights works on a weight system (but piece system for flights to/from the U.S.) and is:
- For international flights:
- For all destinations except Saudi Arabia, Japan, and the U.S.
- 110lb/50kg for First Class
- 88lb/40kg for Business Class
- 66lb/30kg for Economy Class
- 88lb/40kg for Economy Comfort/S Class/Economy Premium/W Class
(such as between London Heathrow and all other destinations)
- For Saudi Arabia:
- 88lb/40kg plus 5 liters Zamzam water for Economy Class
- 88lb/40kg plus 5 liters Zamzam water for Business Class
- 110lb/50kg plus 5 liters Zamzam water for First Class
- For Japan:
- 2 bags of 70lb/32kg for First Class
- 2 bags of 70lb/32kg each for Business Class
- 101lb/46kg for Economy Class (subject to 70lb/32kg per bag)
- For the United States
- 110lb/50kg for First Class (weight system)
- 2 bags of 70lb/32kg each for Business Class (piece system)
- 2 bags of 50lb/23kg each for Economy Class (piece system)
- For all destinations except Saudi Arabia, Japan, and the U.S.
- For domestic flights within Indonesia:
- 88lb/40kg for First Class
- 66lb/30kg for Business Class
- 44lb/20kg for Economy Class
- 22lb/10kg for lap infants (Economy/Business Class) and 44lb/20kg (First Class)
- You can pre-pay for baggage in advance online via My Trip, mobile app, or phone (1-866-399-0587/(62-21) 23519999/0804-1807807).
- For international flights:
- Disabled passengers are allowed to carry a wheelchair and/or other assistive devices they’re using free of charge.
- The following members are entitled to additional baggage allowance:
- GarudaMiles Silver Card members—Extra 11lb/5kg
- GarudaMiles Gold Card/EC Plus Card members— Extra 33lb/15kg
- GarudaMiles Platinum Card/GIC members— Extra 44lb/20kg
- SkyTeam Elite members—Extra 22lb/10kg (weight system) or 1 extra bag (piece system)
- SkyTeam Elite Plus members—Extra 44lb/20kg (weight system) or 1 extra bag (piece system)
- Garuda Tourbillion Card members—Extra 66lb/30kg when flying on Business and First Class
Garuda Indonesia Cabin Baggage Allowance
What is Garuda Indonesia’s carry-on baggage allowance?
Each passenger is allowed a free carry-on baggage allowance of 1 carry-on bag and 1 personal item:
- 1 carry-on bag
- The size of the bag must not exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (L x W x D) or 115cm in combined dimensions (L + W + D), incl. wheels, handles, side-pockets.
- The weight of the bag must not exceed 15.4lb/7kg.
Note. If you’re travelling on CRJ/ATR aircraft (Economy Class), the combined dimensions of your carry-on bag must not exceed 92cm (or 41cm in length x 34cm in width x 17cm in depth).
- 1 personal item (size undisclosed) such as a:
- Laptop bag, pocketbook, purse, or handbag
- Blanket, wrap, or overcoat
- Walking stick or umbrella
- Small camera and/or binoculars
- Reading material within reasonable limits
- Small baby stroller not exceeding 36cm x 23cm x 56cm), CARES/approved car seat/child restraint system, or an infant carrying basket
Note. Specialized equipment such as a fully collapsible wheelchair, crutches, and other assistive devices to support disabled passengers can be brought free of charge to the passenger cabin (if used).
Garuda Indonesia Checked Baggage Allowance
What is the checked baggage allowance for international and domestic flights?
The free checked baggage allowance on Garuda Indonesia for international and domestic routes is as follows:
Garuda Indonesia International Flight Baggage Allowance
The free international flight baggage allowance for passengers is as follows:
|Garuda Indonesia International Flight Baggage Allowance|
|First Class||Business Class||Economy Class||Economy Comfort/ S Class/ Premium/W Class|
|All destinations except|
Saudi Arabia, Japan, U.S.A.
|Saudi Arabia||110lb/50kg + 5 Liters Zamzam Water||88lb/40kg + 5 Liters Zamzam Water||88lb/40kg + 5 Liters Zamzam Water||—|
|Japan||2 x 70lb/32kg each||2 x 70lb/32kg each||101lb/46kg subject to 70lb/32kg per bag||—|
|2 x 70lb/32kg each|
|2 x 50lb/23kg each(piece system)||—|
|Note Lap infants (without a seat) are entitled to a free checked baggage allowance of: 22lb/10kg on all routes and the maximum combined dimensions must not exceed 158cm/62in per bag, plus1 fully collapsible pushchair/stroller/infant basket or bring an approved car seat to the passenger cabin, subject to space availability. The combined dimensions of a checked bag must not exceed 158cm/62in per bag The maximum weight of a checked bag must not exceed 70lb/32kgPassengers with disabilities can carry a wheelchair and/or other assistive devices free of charge. The free additional baggage allowance for elite status members is: Garuda Miles Members Silver Card Members + 11lb/5kg Gold Card/EC Plus Card Members + 33lb/15kg Platinum Card/GIC Members + 44lb/20kg Sky Team Members Elite Status Members + 22lb/10kg (weight system) or 1 extra bag (piece system)Sky Team Elite Plus Members + 44lb/20kg (weight system) or 1 extra bag (piece system)Garuda Tourbillion Card Members + 66lb/30kg on Business and First Class You can pre-purchase additional baggage at a discount: Online via My Trip With the mobile app By phone (1-866-399-0587/(62-21) 23519999/0804-1807807All checked bags must have your name or other personal identification on them. After checking your bags, you must collect a Baggage Identification Tag for each bag from the airline staff.|
Garuda Indonesia Domestic Baggage Allowance
What is the domestic flight baggage allowance on Garuda Indonesia?
The free domestic flight baggage allowance for passengers is as follows:
|Garuda Indonesia Domestic Flight Baggage Allowance|
|First Class||Business Class||Economy Class|
|*Lap infants are entitled to additionally check in 1 fully collapsible pushchair/stroller/infant basket or carry an approved car seat to the passenger cabin, subject to space availability.|
Note The size of a checked bag (L + W + D) must not exceed 158cm/62in.A single checked bag cannot exceed 70lb/32kg.Elite status members are entitled to free additional baggage: Garuda Miles Silver Card Status Plus 11lb/5kg Gold Card/EC Plus Card Members Plus 33lb/15kg Platinum Card/GIC Members Plus 44lb/20kg Sky Team Members Elite Status Members Plus 22lb/10kg Sky Team Elite Plus Members Plus 44lb/20kg Garuda Tourbillion Card Members Plus 66lb/30kg on Business and First Class. If you have a disability, you can bring a wheelchair and/or other assistive devices free of charge. Be sure to label your checked bags with your name or other personal identification. After checking your luggage, collect a Baggage Identification Tag for each bag. Additional baggage can be purchased at a discount: Online via My Trip With the mobile app By phone at (62-21) 23519999/0804-1807807
Garuda Indonesia Excess Baggage Rates
For excess baggage rates for point-to-point flights, refer to the links below:
How to Pay for Baggage on Garuda Indonesia
You can pay for baggage in advance in any of the following ways:
- Online via My Trip
- (retrieve your flight booking and add baggage)
- With the mobile app
- By phone (+1-866-399-0587/(62-21) 23519999/0804-1807807)
Delayed, Damaged, and Lost Baggage
Delayed Baggage Issues
If your checked bags don’t arrive at the airport:
- Contact Garuda Indonesia’s staff immediately.
- Provide your Baggage Identification Tag details to help track your bags.
- A Property Irregularity Report (PIR) will be issued to you (with a reference number). This will be used to send your baggage to you once it’s found.
Note. To be eligible to claim any damages, you must file a report in writing no later than 21 days after the baggage was delivered.
How to track missing baggage on Garuda Indonesia
Use this link to trace your missing baggage and get the latest updates on it. You will need to enter your Name and Reference Number provided by the airline when you reported the missing baggage and hit the Submit button. The system will bring you up to speed with your current baggage status.
If your baggage arrives in damaged condition:
- Contact Garuda Indonesia’s staff immediately before you leave the airport.
- File a report no later than 7 days after receiving your damaged bag.
- Your baggage will be examined and the damage to your bag recorded.
- You will be informed of the next steps and options available (incl. how to file a damaged baggage claim, if needed).
If your baggage cannot be found, it will be declared missing. The Baggage Office will contact you and let you know the next steps. In most cases, you will be eligible to file a claim with the Baggage Office. When making a claim, have the following documents on hand:
- Passport/ID copy
- Property Irregularity Report (PIR)
- Baggage Identification Tags
- Your bank details
- Third-party authorization letter (if required)
- Third-part passport copy/ID (if required)
Baggage Liability Limitations
What is Garuda Indonesia’s liability if my baggage is lost or damaged?
For most international travel and (incl. domestic portions of international journeys), Garuda Indonesia’s liability for checked baggage is limited to USD 9.07 per pound, i.e., USD 20 per kilo (unless you’ve declared a higher value and paid for it in advance).
Garuda Indonesia Sports Baggage Policy
According to Garuda Indonesia sports baggage policy:
- You’re allowed to carry 1 sporting equipment for free, as long as it is listed in the table below.
- The second piece will be calculated as part of your free baggage allowance.
- If you’re travelling over your baggage allowance, you will be charged an excess baggage fee.
|Sporting Baggage||Additional Free Baggage Size/Weight||Must be Transported as Cargo Baggage|
|Bicycle||Max. weight 66lb/30kg|
Max. box dimensions 177cm x 23cm x 102cm (L X W X H)
|Max. weight >70lb/32kg|
|Surfing Board*||Max. weight 50lb/23kg|
Max. dimensions 300cm
230cm for CRJ 1000 aircraft
160cm for ATR aircraft
|Max. weight >70lb/32kg Max. size >300cm|
|Wind, Kite/Wave and Body Board*||Max. weight 50lb/23kg|
Max. dimensions 200cm
160cm for ATR aircraft
|Max. weight 70lb/32kg|
Max. size >200cm
|Diving Equipment(scuba/other)||Max. weight 50lb/23kg||Max. weight >70lb/32kg|
|Golf Bags||Max. weight 50lb/23kg||Max. weight >70lb/32kg|
|Skis/Water Skis, Snowboard*||Max. weight 50lb/23kg|
Max. dimensions 300cm
230cm for CRJ 1000 aircraft
160cm for ATR aircraft
|Firearms and Ammunition for Shooting/Hunting Sports||Max. weight 50lb/23kg Max. dimensions 158cm/62in|
Max. ammunition 11lb/5kg per passenger Note. Cannot be combined with another passenger’s ammunition. Must be packed securely in a Div. 1.4S, UN 0012, or UN 0014) and kept in checked-in baggage and reported at the check-in counter.
|Max. weight >70lb/32kg|
|Other Sports Equipment||Max. weight 50lb/23kg Max. dimensions 158cm/62in||Max. weight >70lb/32kg|
|Note. The maximum weight of your sporting equipment must not exceed 70lb/32kg. Sports baggage exceeding 70lb/32kg must be transported as air cargo.|
Cabin Seat Baggage (CBBG)
You can carry special items as carry-on baggage (CBBG) by purchasing an extra seat for it.
Examples of special CBBG items include:
- Musical instruments
- Diplomatic bags
- Electronic equipment
- Valuable baggage
The carriage of special baggage items is subject to the following conditions:
- You must book 1 extra seat next to yours in the same PNR/booking in advance.
- Your special baggage must go through a security inspection.
- Special baggage items carried as cabin seat baggage (CBBG) are subject to the following restrictions:
- The maximum dimensions (L x W x D) must not exceed 136cm x 48cm x 44cm.
- Must be packed appropriately and not in rough/sharp wooden cases.
- Double basses must be transported in the cargo compartment.
- The maximum weight of the CBBG must not exceed 70lb/32kg per piece.
- You’re allowed to carry up to 2 pieces per passenger.
- The CBBG must be placed on a window seat.
- You must be seated next to the CBBG.
- The extra seat must be in the last row of each zone, if possible.
Garuda Indonesia Musical Instruments Policy
The Garuda Indonesia baggage policy allows you to carry musical instruments as part of your free carry-on or checked baggage allowance, or you can purchase a seat for it and take it as a cabin seat baggage (CBBG) item.
If you exceed your free baggage allowance, you will be charged an excess baggage fee.
- Musical Instruments as Cabin Baggage
You can carry small musical instruments such as small violins, ukuleles, recorders, etc. as cabin baggage as long as it fits within the cabin baggage limits, i.e., 115cm in combined linear dimensions and 15.4lb/7kg in weight.
- Musical Instruments as Checked Baggage
Larger musical instruments that exceed the cabin baggage limits, such as a guitar, cymbals, drums, bass, etc., can be carried as checked baggage. However, you must pack it appropriately and ensure that it does not exceed the weight and size limits, depending on your aircraft.
- Musical Instrument as CBBG
If you’re carrying a delicate or larger musical instrument, such as a double bass, cello, etc., you can purchase an extra seat for it (next to yours) and carry it with you in the passenger cabin as CBBG. You must ensure that:
- The length, width, and depth do not exceed 136cm x 48cm x 44cm respectively.
- The total weight does not exceed 70lb/32kg.
- Your musical instrument is securely packed.
- Your musical instrument is placed by a window seat.
- You’re seated next to your musical instrument.
- You’re seat on the last-row seat in your zone, if possible.
For more information, refer to the section titled Cabin Seat Baggage (CBBG) above.
If you’re carrying alcoholic beverages in your cabin baggage, the following conditions will apply:
- You’re allowed to carry up to 100ml of alcoholic beverage(s), as long it fits inside a single quart-sized clear plastic bag with a zip-top.
- You can carry up to 1 liter onboard, as long as you purchase it after the security checkpoint at the airport and it is packed and sealed in a clear plastic zip-top bag.
- Alcoholic beverages must be sealed (unopened) and in retail packaging.
- The maximum alcohol content of alcoholic beverages must not exceed 70%.
- The alcoholic beverage will be treated as a carry-on item/personal effect.
- Such alcoholic beverages must not be consumed during the flight.
If you’re carrying alcoholic beverages in your checked baggage, the following conditions will apply:
- You’re allowed to carry up to 5 liters per passenger.
- Alcoholic beverages will be treated as part of your free checked baggage allowance.
- The alcoholic beverages must be in sealed retail packaging.
- The alcoholic beverages:
- Must be in safe and secure packaging.
- Must be wrapped with cloth, plastic, or Styrofoam.
- Must be packed to prevent them from shifting.
- Must not contain more than 70% alcoholic content.
The following items are prohibited on Garuda Indonesia both as carry-on and checked baggage.
- Corrosive materials, such as mercury (except in thermometers); alkalis, vehicle batteries, and acids.
- Explosives, such as grenades (all types), fuses, explosive devices, blasting caps, etc.
- Compressed gases (poisonous/non-flammable/flammable), such as butane and propane.
- Flammable liquids, such as paints, thinner, adhesives, methanol, lighter fluid, and gasoline.
- Flammable solids, such as fireworks, flares, and firelighters.
- Oxidizers, such as peroxides and bleaching powder.
- Radioactive material
- Chemical and toxic materials, such as insecticides, arsenic, fire extinguishers, etc.
- Briefcases with installed alarms or with pyrotechnic material or lithium batteries.
- Lithium battery-operated vehicles, such as solo wheels, air wheels, hoverboards, balance wheels, mini-segways, etc.
- Stunning devices, such as tasers, stun batons, stun guns, animal stunners, etc.
- Self-defense sprays, such as acid spray, tear gas, etc.
Note. Safety mechanism equipped pepper sprays are allowed in checked baggage.
Garuda Indonesia allows you to carry the following items in your checked baggage:
- Sharp objects and edged/pointed weapons, such as hatchets and axes; darts and arrows; ice picks and ice axes; crampons; all kinds of knives (flick or lockable knives, scalpels, pocket knives, etc.; machetes; meat cleavers; kris; open razors and swords; throwing stars; scissors; tradesmen’s tools, etc.
NOTE: If you’re carrying any sharp object in your checked baggage, be sure to wrap it securely or sheath it to prevent injury to handlers.
- Blunt instruments, such as softball/baseball bats; cricket bats; snooker, billiard, and pool cues; hockey and lacrosse sticks; golf clubs, rackets (all types); batons ande clubs; fishing rods; canoe and kayak paddles; martial arts equipment; monopod selfie; and similar items.
- Other weapons, such as animal humane killers (without bullets); pellet guns; speargun/harpoon guns; crossbows; replicas of weapons; airsoft guns (without gas); catapults; and similar toys/weapons.
Liquids, Aerosols, and Gels (LAGs)
You’re allowed to purchase and bring onboard liquids, aerosols, and gels from duty-free shops located after the security screening points at airports. You must pack your LAGs in a transparent, sealed plastic bag and the receipts for the duty-free items must be enclosed in the bag or attached to it. If you’re travelling to the United States or Australia, do check with the duty-free personnel before purchasing such items.
To avoid inconvenience, follow these regulations regarding liquids, aerosols, and gels:
- LAGs carried in cabin baggage must be in containers not exceeding 100ml each.
- The containers must be packed in a clear, resealable plastic bag not exceeding 1 liter in volume.
- You’re allowed to bring only one such plastic bag as part of your carry-on baggage.
- You must remove present the bag for x-ray screening to the security personnel.
The general guidelines below for carrying lithium batteries are of help:
|Battery Type||Permitted in Carry-on Baggage||Permitted in Checked Baggage|
|In Equipment||Spares||In Equipment||Spares|
|Dry Alkaline Batteries||Yes||Yes, if protected from damage and short-circuit||Yes||Yes, if protected from damage and short-circuit|
|Dry Rechargeable Batteries (NiMH, NiCad, etc.)||Yes||Yes, if protected from damage and short-circuit||Yes||Yes, if protected from damage and short-circuit|
|Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries up to 100Wh (lithium/lithium polymer, LIPO), used in laptops, cellphones, PDAs, etc.||Yes||Yes, if protected from damage and short-circuit||Yes(Except E-cigarettes and vaporizers)||Not allowed|
|Lithium-Ion Batteries 101-160Wh per battery, limited to 2 spare batteries per passenger||Yes||Yes, if protected from damage and short-circuit and subject to airline approval||Subject to airline approval||Not allowed|
|Non-rechargeable Lithium Metal Batteries of up to 2 grams per battery, used in cameras, LED torches, watches, etc.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Not allowed|
|Non-spillable wet batteries used in portable electronic devices (12V and 100Wh per battery)|
(not exceeding 2 spare batteries per passenger)
|Yes||Yes, if protected from damage and short circuit, packed in strong packaging, and marked Non-spillable.||Yes||Yes|
|NoteUnless specified, there’s no limit to the number of devices or batteries you can carry for personal use.Rechargeable battery packs such as power banks will be treated as spare lithium batteries and subject to local regulations.Spare lithium batteries are not permitted in checked baggage—they must be packed in carry-on baggage only. Recalled and damaged batteries/equipment are not permitted on the aircraft.Spare batteries must either be carried in the manufacturer’s packaging. Alternatively, they must be protected from short-circuits/damage by taping the terminals or placing each battery in its own protective case/plastic bag. When checking in equipment, the batteries must be installed in it. All battery-operated devices must be packed to prevent accidental activation.|