Understanding Cebu Pacific Baggage Policies and Fees

Are you planning on traveling and confused with Cebu Pacific Baggage allowance, fees, and policies? If so, it is important to be familiar with the airline’s baggage policies and fees. In this article, we will go over Cebu Pacific’s checked and carry-on baggage policies as well as their excess baggage fees. So whether you’re packing for a short trip or a long one, make sure to read on for all the info you need!

Cebu Pacific Baggage Policies And Fees

Cebu Pacific Baggage Allowance Updates:

April 6, 2022: Cebu Pacific implements per piece checked-in bag options, allowing up to two bags with a maximum of 64 kilograms per passenger. Read more on Check in Baggage Cebu Pacific Policy.

Cebu Pacific Carry-On Baggage Policy

Cebu Pacific baggage Rules 2022: updated policies on carry-on baggage. As of November 1, 2012, Cebu Pacific passengers are allowed to bring on only one carry-on luggage per passenger, with a maximum weight of 7.0 kilograms and a dimensional length of 56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm (or a total of 115 cm) is permitted inside the cabin. This includes most wheeled cabin bags and backpacks. The carry-on baggage must fit within the overhead bin and must be stored by the passenger.

Here is a summary of Cebu Pacific Hand Carry Baggage Allowance

Carry-on BaggageMaximum WeightMaximum Dimensions
Carry-on bag7.0 kg56 x 36 x 23 cm
Small Bag (e.g. handbag, laptop bag, etc.)35 x 20 x 20 cm

Only the following items shall be considered as exceptions and shall be allowed on top of the one (1) piece carry-on baggage: a. If traveling with children, there’s an extra bag for parents/guardians. b. Medical requirements of passengers such as walking sticks, crutches, prosthetic devices, and personal wheelchairs are accommodated; and c. Purchases made inside the terminal, however, proof of purchase (receipt) will have to be presented

Dangerous items are not allowed for check-in or as carry-on. Check out Cebu Pacific List of Dangerous Goods.

Cebu Pacific Baggage - Handcarry Baggage Dimensions
Cebu Pacific Baggage Information Page

Passengers’ carry-on luggage must be placed in front of the passenger or within an enclosed storage area in the cabin. Hand luggage that cannot be placed in such a manner is too heavy, or is larger than normal traveling bags must be carried as checked baggage for safety reasons.

Passengers are responsible for ensuring that their carry-on luggage is well packed and placed in a safe and secure location to avoid or minimize loss or damage. Only valuable and fragile items (such as cash, cameras, video equipment that meets the requirements for carry-on baggage, negotiable papers, jewelry, precious metals, silverware, computers) may be carried on board the aircraft as carry-on baggage. Passengers must inform the cabin crew of the contents’ value and fragility so that proper attention can be paid.

Update: Passengers who do not declare any check-in bags during check-in but are discovered to be carrying more than the allowed and permissible piece count, size, and weight of cabin luggage will be charged and levied a Gate Baggage Fee beginning September 1, 2021.

How much is Cebu Pacific Gate Baggage fee?

The Gate Baggage Fee varies per sector. Please refer to the table below for the VAT-inclusive rates:

Each sector has its own Gate Baggage Fee rate. Please see the table below for VAT-inclusive prices:

SectorGate Baggage Fee
DomesticPHP 1,000
International – Short HaulPHP 1,500
International – Long HaulPHP 3,000
Note: Gate Baggage rates may vary and be updated without notice. Please check with Cebu Pacific check-in or boarding gate agents for the latest Gate Baggage fees.

Cebu Pacific Checked-In Baggage Policy

Because checked baggage is not included in Cebu Pacific fares for all flights, passengers should consider purchasing a Prepaid Baggage Allowance:

  • From March 2022, there will be a maximum of one (1) baggage item per 20kg or 32kg. For 40kg, only one (1) piece and two (2) pieces will be allowed.
  • The Prepaid Baggage Allowance is available at the time of booking and during Manage Booking up to 2 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • The maximum weight of each checked baggage piece is 32 kg, and none of the luggage should be fragile or precious.
  • The cost of any extra weight, size, or pieces is subject to the Oversized Baggage Fee, Excess Baggage Fee, and/or Extra Bag Fee, as applicable.
  • Manual wheelchairs, crutches, walkers (for personal use), and baby strollers are all free if traveling with an infant.
  • Check-in and hand carry are restricted for a number of hazardous substances, including batteries, flammable materials (including liquids), sharp objects, glass containers with a lid that does not latch securely, weapons or ammunition (including guns), explosives or fireworks (including firecrackers). Learn more about Dangerous Goods here.

Cebu Pacific Checked-In Baggage Fees

Prepaid Baggage Allowances may be purchased online or through call centers and sales offices. This can be purchased up to one hour before the scheduled time of departure for Standard baggage of up to 2 pieces with a total weight of 20 kg.

One can purchase up to three pieces with a total weight of 32 kg for big baggage or up to four pieces with a total weight of 40 kg for extra-large luggage if purchased prior to four hours before the scheduled departure time. The cost will differ based on size and overall weight.

After check-in, Prepaid Baggage Allowances may not be purchased. Per passenger, one Prepaid Baggage option is permitted in each sector. Although they are non-refundable and non-refundable, they may not be stored in a Travel Fund. It is strictly prohibited to downgrade the Prepaid Baggage Allowance.

If you exceed the Prepaid Baggage Allowance, checked baggage in excess of the Pre-Paid Baggage Allowance purchased will be charged at standard Excess Baggage Fees per kilogram upon check-in at the airport. Manual wheelchairs, crutches (for personal use), and baby strollers are carried for free.

Here is a summary of Cebu Pacific Prepaid Baggage Fees for Philippine domestic and international routes

Here is a summary of Cebu Pacific Baggage Price 2022:

ItineraryCurrencyPrepaid Baggage Fees*Prepaid Baggage Fees*Prepaid Baggage Fees*
(20 kg)
(32 kg)
(40 kg)
Domestic flights**PHP340 / 449 / 529700 / 949 / 10991100 / 1399 / 1599
International Travel Except for Australia & DubaiPHP

850 / 1099 / 12491400 / 1749 / 18992000 / 2449 / 2799
USD24 / 28 / 2935 / 42 / 4545 / 53 / 55
International Travel Australia & DubaiPHP 1800 / 2149 / 24492800 / 3299 / 38493800 / 4399/ 4899
AED  155 / 179 / 185230 / 279 / 285320 / 357 / 365
AUD55 / 62 / 6580 / 100 / 105110 / 125 / 130
*Initial Booking / 15 days or more before departure date / 14 days or less before the departure date.
**Rates exclusive of 12% VAT. (From SeatMaestro)

Cebu Pacific Special Baggage Policy

Is there anything you would want to bring with you that’s larger than the usual? For a charge, Cebu Pacific will take special baggage such as sports equipment, surfboards, musical instruments, and huge luggage.

Sports Equipment

Cebu Pacific passengers may transport sports goods as checked luggage if these are adequately packed and protected. For a list of sports gear that is permitted and how much it costs, check out the Cebu Pacific Sports Equipment page.


Cebu Pacific allows various sorts of surfboards for check-in as long as they are properly packed in a case. For a list of permitted boards with their respective prices, please visit the Cebu Pacific Surfboard page.

Musical Instruments or Religious Items

Musical instruments and sacred or religious articles may be taken aboard provided these fit within cabin dimensions of up to 56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm and weigh no more than seven kilograms. These will be part of the passenger’s carry-on baggage allowance, which is only allowed one item per passenger. If the good surpasses these allowable dimensions and piece restrictions allowed, the passenger will need to purchase an additional seat for such at the airport.

Weapons, Ammunition, and Other Firearms

Cebu Pacific Airlines does allow firearms in checked baggage on all domestic flights for an extra charge. Passengers who bring their personal weapons must be prepared to show the following documents at any time that they are requested by authorities.

  • Acceptable forms of identification include government-issued IDs and service/agency ID.
  • A valid firearms license
  • A valid Permit to Carry Firearms
  • For firearms not covered by the former and for Gun Club Members, a valid Permit to Transport Firearms and Ammunition

Active members of law-enforcement agencies and uniformed personnel are not required to pay the fee as long as they have a Valid Mission Order.

Cebu Pacific’s baggage policies and fees are important for Cebu Pacific passengers to be aware of before their flight. The carrier offers an array of options, from free wheelchairs and crutches (for personal use) to surfboards and musical instruments or religious items. If you exceed the Prepaid Baggage Allowance, Cebu Pacific will charge at standard Excess Baggage Fees per kilogram upon check-in at the airport. To learn more about Cebu Pacific’s checked and carry-on baggage policies as well as its excess baggage fees, click here.

Cebu Pacific Baggage Frequently Asked Questions:

How many kilos of baggage is free in Cebu Pacific?

For hand-carries baggage like bags and backpacks, Cebu Pacific allows only 7 kilograms.
For checked-in baggage, none is included in Cebu Pacific fares for all flights, passengers should consider purchasing a Prepaid Baggage Allowance as discussed above.

How much is 20 kg baggage in Cebu Pacific?

A standard or 20 kg checked-in baggage costs 340 PHP for domestic flights, up to 1,300 PHP international flights.

How many carry-on bags are allowed in Cebu Pacific?

Each Cebu Pacific passenger is permitted one (1) carry-on bag, with a maximum weight of seven kg and dimensions of up to 56cm x 36cm x 23cm.

Is laptop included in 7kg hand luggage in Cebu Pacific?

Every passenger is allowed one hand-carry luggage (with the following maximum limits: 7 kg in weight and dimensions of 56cm x 36cm x 23cm) and one small bag not exceeding 35cm x 20cm x 20cm. This includes handbags, purses, and laptop bags that can fit under the seat.

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