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Indigo Airlines Baggage Allowance: How Much You Can Carry On Board

Posted on Friday, February 11th, 2022 by Navneet Kaur 6 comments

IndiGo Airlines Baggage Allowance

Have you ever wondered whether you have more baggage allowances when travelling on an international flight or a domestic one? It’s common for people to assume that international flights offer higher maximums for checked luggage and carry-ons because of the longer duration. The truth is that the rules are precisely the same for both: each passenger is allowed to bring one personal item and one carry-on. Baggage allowances can vary widely. As a result, it’s essential to understand what you’re allowed to bring on the plane and how much is permitted.

The amount of baggage an airline will allow for a particular flight depends on the class you are flying. An airline’s baggage allowance can confuse customers, but it is essential to the overall travel experience. Indigo Airlines baggage allowance is specific regarding the weight and size of the bags that each traveller can bring on board. Here, we’ll explain what does and does not count as a piece of luggage when travelling with an Indigo airline.

IndiGo Airlines

One of the most trusted names in the aviation industry, IndiGo Airlines is a low-cost carrier based in Gurgaon. The airline was founded in 2005 by Rahul Bhatia and Rakesh Gangwal and has consistently grown ever since. India’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo has played a key role in changing the face of air travel in India. IndiGo prides itself on customer service, affordability, and an extensive route network.

IndiGo Airlines Baggage Allowance

IndiGo has simplified the check-in process for its passengers with its new web check-in facility, which allows customers to check-in online without standing in long queues to get their boarding passes. However, the next step is essential and must be followed precisely to ensure a smooth flight.

As per Indigo Airlines baggage allowance policies, passengers can take one checked bag and one personal item with them, and equipment and clothing do not count as separate items. Also, your carry-on baggage should fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you.

Hand BaggageCheck-in Baggage
Maximum WeightOne handbag up to 7 kg and 115 cm (L+W+H) will be allowed per customer. It is recommended to place it on board or under the front seat.Domestic Flights15 kg per person (1 piece only) with effect from October 1, 2020. For double or multiseat booking, an additional 10kg. Additional charges may apply for extra baggage.
Maximum WeightOnly one bag weighing no more than 7 kg.International Flights Depending on the area, the allowance of 20 kg / 25 kg / 30 kg per person (2 pieces only) is applicable. INR 2000 per piece will be chargeable at the airport, and additional baggage charges may apply.
Dimensions55cm x 35cm x 25cm158cm (62 inches)(Length + Width + Height)

Indigo Checked Baggage Allowance

The free checked baggage limit offered by Indigo Airlines has been capped at 15 kg for all domestic flights. For international flights to Bangkok, Kathmandu and Singapore, this limit is 20 kg, while for other international flights to Dubai and Muscat, the limit has been fixed at 30 kg. In addition, the dimensions (L + W + H) of a single piece of luggage are not permitted to exceed 158 cm or 62 inches, and IndiGo allows a maximum weight of 32 kg for one checked baggage.

Indigo Carry-on Baggage Allowance

Every passenger travelling through Indigo Airlines can carry one backpack and one personal belonging like a handbag, one laptop bag, one briefcase etc. According to airline policy, carry-on luggage must fit in the overhead bin or under the seat n in front of the flyer. All carry-on luggage must not weigh more than 7 kg, and its dimensions must not exceed 115 cm. The passenger should not require any assistance lifting the carry-on bag and putting it in the overhead bin during the journey.

Indigo Extra Baggage Charges

In any case, when the baggage exceeds the weight allowed for the free allowance, the passenger is charged a uniform rate of ₹250 per kg, irrespective of the type of baggage, carry-on or checked in. However, it has been fixed at ₹525 per kg of extra baggage for international flights. In addition to the flat rate, Rs 1500 is charged if the luggage is more than 5 kg and weighs more than 10 kg.

In order to facilitate the economical purchase of excess baggage, the following prepaid additional baggage slabs are offered by Indigo Airlines to international passengers:

Baggage (International)3kg Pre-paid5kg Pre-paid10kg Pre-paid15kg Pre-paid20kg Pre-paid30kg Pre-paidAt Airport Per Kg
Bangkok/Phuket₹ 898₹ 1496₹ 2993₹ 4489₹ 5985₹ 8978₹ 315
India to Bangkok/Phuket₹ 1496₹ 2494₹ 4988₹ 7481₹ 9975₹ 14963₹ 525
India to Chengdu / Guangzhou₹ 2850₹ 4750₹ 9500₹ 14250₹ 19000₹ 28500₹ 1000
India to Colombo₹ 1881₹ 3135₹ 6270₹ 9405₹ 12540₹ 18810₹ 660
India to Dhaka₹ 1496₹ 2494₹ 4988₹ 7481₹ 9975₹ 14963₹ 525
India to Doha₹ 1496₹ 2494₹ 4988₹ 7481₹ 9975₹ 14963₹ 525
India to Dubai/ Sharjah / Abu Dhabi₹ 1496₹ 2494₹ 4988₹ 7481₹ 9975₹ 14963₹ 525
India to Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh₹ 1496₹ 2494₹ 4988₹ 7481₹ 9975₹ 14963₹ 525
India to Hongkong₹ 3705₹ 6175₹ 12350₹ 18525₹ 24700₹ 37050₹ 1300
India to Istanbul₹ 2850₹ 4750₹ 9500₹ 14250₹ 19000₹ 28500₹ 1000
India to Kathmandu₹ 1140₹ 1900₹ 3800₹ 5700₹ 7600₹ 11400₹ 400
India to Kuala Lumpur₹ 1496₹ 2494₹ 4988₹ 7481₹ 9975₹ 14963₹ 525
India to Kuwait₹ 2850₹ 4750₹ 9500₹ 14250₹ 19000₹ 28500₹ 1000
India to Male₹ 1496₹ 2494₹ 4988₹ 7481₹ 9975₹ 14963₹ 525
India to Muscat₹ 1496₹ 2494₹ 4988₹ 7481₹ 9975₹ 14963₹ 525
India to Riyadh/ Jeddha₹ 2565₹ 4275₹ 8550₹ 12825₹ 17100₹ 25650₹ 900
India to Singapore₹ 1496₹ 2494₹ 4988₹ 7481₹ 9975₹ 14963₹ 525
India to Yangon₹ 1496₹ 2494₹ 4988₹ 7481₹ 9975₹ 14963₹ 525
Cheap International flights

Terms & Conditions for the purchase of prepaid Excess Baggage

  • It is advisable to book extra prepaid baggage at least 6 hours before the scheduled departure.
  • Passengers should produce relevant travel documents at check-in, failing which IndiGo will charge extra baggage as per applicable airport rates.

Non-Standard Baggage

Oversized Items

If you wish to take on board a more oversized item that will fit securely in one seat, you will need to purchase an additional seat on that flight, subject to availability and applicable fares. However, Indigo reserves the right to refuse to carry any large item(s) that we believe may present a security risk.

Special Aid Items

A passenger who requires a fully collapsible wheelchair and crutches and braces or another prosthetic device may board items such as cabin baggage, provided the passenger is dependent on them. Indigo Airlines baggage allowance has limited liability in respect of fragile goods.

The following items are considered particular goods:

  • Sports/Skiing Equipment
  • Golf bag
  • Bicycles
  • Surfboard
  • LCD and LED TVs over 99.06 cm in size (81.28 cm for ex-Riyadh flights)
  • Other significant or odd-shaped items including cartons whose dimensions (L+W+H) exceed 158 cm

Indigo airline will levy a fee of INR 1200 (or equivalent in foreign currency) for domestic flights and INR 2500 (or equivalent in foreign currency) for international flights for any special baggage deposited as checked baggage. This charge will apply to any additional baggage charges as appropriate.


Indigo airline assumes no obligation to carry cash or jewellery but is subject to clearance by airport regulatory authorities.

Musical Instruments

You can carry musical instruments on domestic and international flights at no extra cost. If packed in a soft case, guitars may be considered hand baggage; however, other tools must be adequately packed and can only be carried in check-in baggage.

Pet Policy In Indigo

Indigo does not consent to the carriage of pets or animals of any kind on its flights; However, guide dogs for the blind are exempt from this rule. In the case of a guide dog, the flyer must contact the airlines before the flight. It should be noted that the guide dog must be trained appropriately, muzzled and restrained and will not be seated for the flight duration. The traveller should bring a moisture-wicking mat to place under the dog.

Lost Baggage Policy

Customers are solely responsible for transporting their handbags or personal belongings, and Indigo is not liable for any loss/damage caused to the customer’s baggage. Any receipt of the baggage without complaint at the end of the journey shall be prima facie evidence that the baggage has been delivered correctly and in good condition. A Customer who leaves the baggage delivery area without notifying the Indigo airlines representative that the bag is lost or damaged shall be deemed to have received their bag correctly and in good condition.

Prohibited Items 

Prohibited In Checked Baggage

  • Compressed gases – Deeply refrigerated, flammable, non-flammable and toxic, such as butane oxygen, liquid nitrogen, aqualung cylinders and compressed gas cylinders
  • Acid, alkali, mercury and corrosive such as wet cell batteries and equipment containing mercury
  • Explosives, War materials, Fireworks and flames, Ammunition including empty cartridges, Grenades, Fireworks, Pistol caps
  • Flammable liquids and solids such as lighter refills, lighter fuels, matches, paints, thinners, fire-lighters, lighters that require inverting before ignition, matches (they can be carried on a person), radioactive materials, briefcases and Appliances with Attached Case Installed Alarm
  • Oxidizing ingredients such as bleaching powder and peroxide
  • Poisons and infectious substances such as insecticides, weed killers and live virus material
  • Anything that has or can possess or emit a distinctive or offensive odour
  • Other dangerous objects such as magnetic materials, objectionable or irritating materials

Prohibited In Cabin Baggage

  • Dry cell battery
  • Knives, scissors, Swiss army knives and other sharp tools
  • Toy Replicas of Firearms and Ammunition
  • Weapons such as whips, non-sticks, sticks, or stun guns
  • Electronic devices 
  • Aerosols and Liquids
  • Any other item considered by local law to be a safety hazard

Indigo airlines recommend that all medicines, valuables, fragile items, perishables and valuables (cameras, jewellery, money, electronics, etc.) be carried in Cabin Baggage and not in Checked Baggage. Indigo Airlines will not accept any responsibility for these items.

Baggage allowance for air travel is something that all travellers are aware of. But, only a few of them know the rules and regulations behind it. As a result, they pay a few extra bucks to the airlines during check-in. Travanya helps you understand how much weight you can carry with your baggage when flying with Indigo airlines within and outside India.

Travanya is a travel agency that will help you book your flight tickets and provide all the necessary information. If you want to travel for business or pleasure, it gives you the best flight deals according to your budget; this is where you will get all the information about your trip. Give us a call at +91 800 023 5865 to learn more about our services and have the best experience for your next trip!


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If I missed my connection due to a change of terminals at a transit airport, will my baggage be transferred to my connecting flight?

Answer: A passenger’s baggage is transferred to the flight that the passenger boards. If a passenger cannot board their connecting flight, their baggage is unloaded.

Q: Can I check in 2 bags with IndiGo?

Answer: Indigo Airlines offers a check-in baggage allowance of 15 kgs like all domestic airlines in India. In addition, there is no reference to multiple pieces – you can check-in two, three or more – the combined weight should not exceed 15 kg.

Q: How much do we have to pay for extra baggage in Indigo?

Answer: If the passenger has not pre-booked, then an additional payment of Rs.400 per kg for checked-in baggage of more than 15 kg will have to be made for domestic flights.

Q: What items are not allowed in Checked Baggage IndiGo?

Answer: Do not carry all medicines, valuables, fragile items, perishables and valuables in cabin baggage and checked baggage. These include (cameras, jewellery, money, electronics, etc.). IndiGo accepts no responsibility for these items.

Q: Does Indigo Airlines provide free meals?

Answer: Yes, Indigo airlines carry a selection of food and beverages for sale on board. It includes vegetarian and non-vegetarian wraps, Malabar parathas, sandwiches, flavoured cashews, cakes, potato sticks and samosas. Indigo also offers beverages with a choice of healthy juices, thirst-quenching lemonade and aerated drinks.

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  1. antibioticsM says:

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  2. Susan says:

    Hi Pawanpreet,
    Is a student permitted to check-in 2 suitcases of total 25kg in Indigo?

    1. Pawanpreet Kaur says:

      Hi Susan,

      We would like to know more details regarding your travel. If you are travelling domestically, only 15kg per person is allowed in one suitcase only with 7kgs of hand baggage. If you are travelling to an international destination then the check-in baggage allowance may differ from city to city. For further details, we suggest you get in touch with Indigo’s helpline number.

      Warm Regards,
      Team Travanya

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