Can You Take Human Ashes on Wizz Air? Guide from Our Experience

While this guuide is primarily aimed at UK and Irish passengers flying outbound with human ashes, the same guidelines generally apply to all Wizz Air flights, regardless of departure or arrival location.

Traveling can be stressful at the best of times, but traveling with a loved one’s ashes adds an emotional layer that most guides and advice columns don’t cover. We discovered that Wizz Air does allow passengers to travel with human ashes, and after fielding questions from numerous concerned travelers, we decided to create this guide to help you navigate this sensitive process.


Preparing Ashes for Wizz Air Travel

Firstly, it’s important to be aware that Wizz Air may opt to store your carry-on baggage in the overhead bin. If you’re travelling with ashes, this information is vital. We highly advise selecting a durable urn, preferably made from materials like metal or hard plastic, which can withstand the rigours of travel. Adding an extra protective layer, like bubble wrap or a padded bag around the urn, can help minimise the risk of damage.

Alternatively, we suggest using a scatter tube or another non-metallic container. Please note: It’s crucial that any container carrying the ashes must be easily visible on X-ray scans.

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Wizz Air Guidelines: Size and Dimensions for Ashes Bag

The container should be able to fit inside one of the following bag options:

Carry-On Bag

  • Weight Limit: Maximum 10 KG
  • Wheels: Optional
  • Dimensions: 40 x 30 x 20 cm
  • Cost: Free

Must be able to fit under the seat in front of you


Trolley Bag

  • Weight Limit: Maximum 10 KG
  • Wheels: Optional
  • Dimensions: 55 x 40 x 23 cm
  • Cost: Available for purchase with Wizz Priority

Must be able to fit in the overhead compartment


Required Documentation for Carrying Ashes on Wizz Air

Before boarding your flight, when carrying ashes Wizz Air requires you to have two essential documents on hand:

  • The death certificate
  • A certificate of cremation

These documents serve as proof and must be presented upon request.

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Understanding Destination Country Laws for Wizz Air Ashes Transportation

Each country has its own regulations concerning the transportation of ashes. It’s crucial to do your homework well before your travel date.

Tip: Contact the embassy of your destination country to understand if there is any additional paperwork they require for you to transport the ashes. This ensures a smooth and stress-free journey.


If you've found this guide useful, we encourage you to share it with others who might benefit from it too. If you've flown with ashes on Wizz Air, please take a moment to comment below about your experience. Your feedback is crucial to us. We aim to make the process of flying with ashes on Wizz Air less daunting for everyone.
How heavy is My URN?
When traveling via Wizz Air with cremated remains, you'll need to consider the total weight of both the ashes and the urn. Ashes usually weigh between 1.8kg and 4kg, and the urn can add an additional 1kg to 3kg. Therefore, the combined weight can range from a minimum of 2.8kg to a maximum of 7kg, averaging around 4.9kg. Alternatively, a scatter tube, which weighs only 0.35kg, could be a convenient option.
What size is my URN?
As for the dimensions of the urn, they typically range from 10 to 12 inches in height (25 to 30 cm) and 6 to 8 inches in diameter (15 to 20 cm). However, for the most precise dimensions, it's advisable to either measure the urn yourself, refer to the purchase specifications, or consult the crematorium if you acquired the urn from them.
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Phone: +48 32 213 29 16

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