Checked Baggage Limits & Guidelines

As a walk-on passenger, take advantage of our free checked baggage service. For more information about travelling with carry-on baggage, please see Loading and Unloading.

Baggage Limits per Passenger

 

  • Adults: Three (3) pieces of baggage. The total weight cannot exceed 150 lbs, and each bag can weigh no more than 50 lbs.
  • Children (12 years of age and under): Two (2) pieces of baggage. The total weight cannot exceed 75 lbs and each bag can weigh no more than 50 lbs.

Please note: Marine Atlantic cannot accept responsibility for any lost items. We strongly recommend you do not check valuables or important property like cash, jewellery, prescription medication, vital documents, electronic equipment, antiques, or heirlooms.
 
Travelling with a firearm? Please see Safety and Security Polices.

Overweight Baggage Charges


The following additional charges apply if baggage items exceed weight limits. Prices do not include HST.

Empty Heading Weight Rate per Bag
Port aux Basques, NL <–> North Sydney, NS 0–50 lbs $27.25
51–100 lbs $31.50
Argentia, NL <–> North Sydney, NS 0–50 lbs $53.75
51–100 lbs $62.50


For more information, please see the Checked Baggage Poster.

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