1st bag & additional bag

General terms and conditions

Passengers have the option to pre-purchase additional checked baggage at reduced rates.

1. Eligibility conditions

  • Offer only applies to passengers who have a reservation on a SWISS flight number and flight is operated by SWISS (or a wet-lease partner) with a valid ticket.
  • Pre-paid additional baggage fee is valid for a one-way journey (outbound) or to the stopover point or the final destination and exclusively for flights with a SWISS flight number and operated by SWISS (or a wet-lease partner).
  • Pre-paid baggage may not exceed SWISS’ baggage Standard Weight or Dimensions of 23kg and 158cm. Any baggage exceeding the Standard Weight or Dimension will be charged the applicable excess baggage rate at the airport.
  • Pre-paid baggage may not be applied to the transportation of animals (in the cabin or in the hold) or any sports equipment.
  • Additional baggage may be pre-paid at the time you book your flight, or after booking through your profile up to six (6) hours before departure.
  • Additional baggage can also be purchased at the airport at a higher rate.
  • The number of additional baggage that may be pre-purchased is limited. Passengers may purchase up to two (2) additional bags but with a maximum overall baggage allowance of two (2) pieces, regardless of the class of service.
  • Pre-purchase fees will be billed in the currency of the country your flight departs from.
  • SWISS reserves the right to change or modify its tariffs, or these terms and conditions at any time without prior notification.
  • Present the receipt of your pre-paid bag and the credit card used for the pre-purchase at the airport check-in desk on departure. The receipt will be emailed to the address provided during the purchase process. SWISS is not responsible for lost or misplaced receipts.
  • The pre-paid additional baggage is only valid for the flight and date given on the receipt.
  • Pre-paid additional baggage are non-refundable except in limited circumstances described in Refunds below.
  • All baggage is transported in accordance with the general SWISS Tariffs and Terms of transportation for passengers and baggage.

Continental routes

  • When travelling SWISS Economy LIGHT, a tariff that does not include the transportation of a checked bag, SWISS gives you the added benefit of a lower rate on a first item of baggage (23kg, circumference 158cm).
  • Miles & More members with Frequent Traveller, Senator and Hon Circle Status as well as STAR Gold members can enjoy the benefit of increased baggage allowance. Members of SWISS Golf Traveller benefit from free transportation of golf equipment. However, if travelling SWISS Economy LIGHT this benefit is not valid.

Intercontinental routes

  • On some routes1, SWISS Economy gives you the added benefits of lower fares on a second item of baggage (23 kg, circumference 158 cm).
  • Miles & More members with Frequent Traveller, Senator and Hon Circle Status as well as STAR Gold members can enjoy the benefit of increased baggage allowance. However, in such a case and for those specific routes, the reduced pre-paid rate on the second item of baggage is not available and the regular additional baggage pre-paid rate applies for any additionally checked bag.

SWISS reserves the right to legal action in the event of fraud.

2. This option is not valid for:

  • Small children under the age of 2
  • Flights marketed or operated by carriers other than SWISS.

3. Rebooking & Refund

  • Pre-paid additional baggage may be transferred when changing an existing booking (subject to the applicable fare rules), but cannot be transferred to a different journey, to other passengers, or to other carriers.
  • Pre-paid additional baggage is refundable:
    1) if there is an aircraft change, cancellation, or flight disruption of a SWISS flight and SWISS is unable to transport your baggage or
    2) where your baggage cannot be transported due to operational, safety or security reasons of a SWISS flight which are not attributable to an act or omission of the passenger.
  • Pre-purchased additional baggage is not refundable if the journey is cancelled by the passenger.
  • Refunds will be made to the original form of payment.

4. Price list

For flights in Europe:

Europe swiss.com / Service Center Airport Gate
1st bag2
swiss.com / Service Center
CHF 19
EUR 15
CHF 35
EUR 30
CHF 55
EUR 45
Additional bag
swiss.com / Service Center
CHF 55
EUR 45
CHF 90
EUR 75

For intercontinental flights:

Intercontinental swiss.com / Service Center Airport
Additional bag
swiss.com / Service Center
CHF 140
EUR 115
USD 150
CAD 150
CHF 180
EUR 150
USD 200
CAD 200
Second baggage3
swiss.com / Service Center
CHF 75
EUR 65
USD 85
CAD 85
CHF 90
EUR 75
USD 100
CAD 100
  1. Applies for flights to/from: USA, Canada, Mexico and Central America, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama
  2. Applies to the tariff Light in SWISS Economy
  3. Applies for flights to/from: USA, Canada, Mexico, Central America