Special baggage

Be sure to consult the applicable regulations

If you want to transport items that are not day-to-day objects, such as extensive sports equipment or hunting weapons, please familiarise yourself with the valid regulations before you travel.

Transporting sports equipment

We are happy to transport your sports equipment subject to no extra charge, provided that you do not exceed your baggage allowance. You will only be charged extra fees if you want to transport more items of luggage than those included in your allowance, or if your luggage is heavier or larger than the standard allowance.

Special rates for sports equipment

The tariffs for sports equipment apply for flights operated by SWISS. Connecting flights within 24 hours are considered as a single route. Return flights need to be paid for separately in the local currency at the departure airport.

The amounts in the table are for reference purposes: in CHF for Switzerland, in Euros for all European countries without Switzerland, in USD for all countries outside Europe, in CAD for Canada.

Sports equipment Content European flights Intercontinental flights
Sports equipment
Archery equipment
Content
1 bow and arrow set packed in a stable protective container
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Badminton equipment
Content
1 set of rackets and balls packed in 1 bag
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Bicycle2
Content
1 normal bicycle,
(no engine-powered bikes /
no e-bike) or
1 child-carrying trailer for bicycles or 1 unicycle
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Boogieboard / Bodyboard / Wakeboard
Content
1 board
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Bowling equipment
Content
1 bowling bag,
1 bowling ball,
1 pair of shoes
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Canoe/Kayak
Content
1 canoe or 1 kayak
(no engine),
1 set of paddles
European flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Intercontinental flights
CHF 240
EUR 200
USD 300
CAD 300
Sports equipment
Diving equipment
Content
1 diving mask,
snorkel,
pair of flippers,
wetsuit,
buoyancy compensator,
regulator,
1 empty diving cylinder,
1 lamp (Battery packed separately in hand luggage and secured against short circuit)
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Fishing equipment
Content
1 fishing rod,
1 bag,
1 equipment box or 1 basket
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Golf equipment1
Content
1 golf bag.
Contains 1 set of golf clubs,
golf balls and tees,
1 pair of golf shoes
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Hang gliding equipment
Content
1 set of hang gliding equipment packed in 1 container
European flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD150
CAD150
Intercontinental flights
CHF 240
EUR 200
USD 300
CAD 300
Sports equipment
Ice hockey equipment
Content
1 hockey bag,
hockey sticks,
1 pair of skates,
protectors,
1 helmet
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Inline skates
Content
1 pair of inline skates,1 set of joint protection pads (knee,elbow,etc.),1 helmet
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Javelins
Content
1 set of javelins packed in a container
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Kite surfboard
Content
1 kite,
1 board
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Long board
Content
1 board (more than2m)
European flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD150
CAD150
Intercontinental flights
CHF 240
EUR 200
USD 300
CAD 300
Sports equipment
Mountaineering, hillwalking and nordic walking equipment
Content
1 rucksack,
1 ice pick,
1 pair of crampons,
1 pair of sticks
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Parachute equipment
Content
Parachute equipment packed in a container
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Pole vault equipment2
Content
1 set of pole vaul poles packed in a container
European flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Intercontinental flights
CHF 240
EUR 200
USD 300
CAD 300
Sports equipment
Riding equipment
Content
1 saddle,
1 harness,
1 whip,
1 pair of riding boots,
1 riding cushion,
1 set of polo sticks
European flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Intercontinental flights
CHF 240
EUR 200
USD 300
CAD 300
Sports equipment
Rubber dinghy
Content
1 rubber dinghy
(no engine),
1 set of paddles
European flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Intercontinental flights
CHF 240
EUR 200
USD 300
CAD 300
Sports equipment
Skateboard
Content
1 board,
1 set of joint protection pads
(knee, elbow, etc.),
1 helmet
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Ski equipment
Content
Pair of skis,
1 pair of ski poles,
1 pair of ski boots ,
(also in a separate bag)
1 helmet
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70

Free
transport of first equipment3
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150

Free
transport of first equipment3
Sports equipment
Snowboard equipment
Content
1 snowboard,
1 pair of snowboarding boots,
(also in a separate bag)
1 helmet
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70

Free
transport of first equipment3
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150

Free
transport of first equipment3
Sports equipment
Sporting and hunting firearms and ammunition2
Content
Special regulations apply to sporting and hunting firearms
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Squash equipment
Content
1 set of rackets and balls packed
in 1 bag
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Surfboard
Content
1 surf board (up to 2m long)
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Tandem
Content
1 tandem with a max. of 2 seats (no engine-powered bikes
/no e-bikes)
European flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Intercontinental flights
CHF 240
EUR 200
USD 300
CAD 300
Sports equipment
Tennis equipment
Content
1 set of rackets and balls packed in 1 bag
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Water skiing equipment
Content
1 pair of water ski or
1 pair of slalom water ski
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Waveboard
Content
1 board,
1 set of body protection (knee, arms, etc.),
1 helmet
European flights
CHF 60
EUR 50
USD 70
CAD 70
Intercontinental flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Sports equipment
Windsurfing equipment
Content
1 board,
1 sail,
1 outrigger,
1 mast,
1 bag of accessories
European flights
CHF 120
EUR 100
USD 150
CAD 150
Intercontinental flights
CHF 240
EUR 200
USD 300
CAD 300

Important information

The special rates only apply if the sports baggage is being used exclusivelyto transport the items listed in the table. One item that is not featured in the list above will be tolerated for each item of baggage. If more than one of these items is transported in the sports baggage, passengers have to pay the normal rates for excess baggage. Any items of baggage weighing more than 32 kg will not be processed at the desk.

The assignment to the 2 categories is final and doesn’t change depending on the weight/size of the sports item.If the sports equipment contains more items than defined in the above list, the normal excess baggage rates apply for the entire sports equipment.

Please make sure that you pack your sports equipment carefully to ensure that it is not damaged during transportation. Check your sports baggage in one hour before the latest check-in time. If you are travelling in a group with a lot of sports baggage, the best thing to do is to contact our Service Center in advance.

  1. Free transportation of golf equipment for SWISS Golf Travellers on all SWISS operated flights.Free transportation of golf equipment for Miles & More HON, Senators, and Star Alliance Gold members, excluding flights from/to/via USA/Canada.
  2. Must be reserved in advance
  3. Does not apply for Geneva Economy Light fare

Firearms and ammunition

Special regulations apply to the transportation of sporting and hunting firearms and ammunition. Weapons and ammunition must be packed in separate containers and checked in inside one or several items of baggage. Please check this baggage in at least 90 minutes prior to departure. Please be sure to contact our Service Centre in good time if you plan to transport weapons or ammunition.

Transportation regulations for weapons

Weapons must be unloaded and packed in a special container designed for this purpose. You can order firearms containers via the Service Centre.

Passengers are solely responsible for adhering to customs regulations, for obtaining an import permit and any other necessary documents. This applies both to passengers entering a country and to passengers in transit in a country.

Transportation regulations for ammunition

A maximum of 5kg of ammunition of types 1.4S, UN 0012 or UN 0014 is permitted per passenger. The ammunition must be packed separately from the weapon in a solid container made of wood, metal or fibreboard. This container will protect the ammunition against vibration, movement and unintentional automatic release. On flights from and to South Africa, ammunition must be packed in a lockable ammunition box.