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Carry On Strollers That Fit Into The Overhead Bin 2023

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Yes, such things do exist, and they are everything you would expect to make travel through an airport much easier with kids! I will go into detail of all the carry on strollers that fit into the overhead bin, but first, be aware, the final decision always rests with the airline, even if the stroller does meet their carry on requirements.

Bugaboo Butterfly travel stroller as cabin luggage

When you are flying with a baby or todddler, one of the times you really need a travel stroller is at the airport – particularly for that long walk to baggage reclaim and the usual snaking queue at immigration. Whilst some airlines do their best to help by providing you with courtesy strollers as you disembark, this is sadly not the norm.

This guide will help you decide which is the best cabin sized stroller, for you, which can fit in the overhead bin on an airplane. We review the top 6 compact travel strollers, delve into the specifications and the pros and cons of each model.

A carry on stroller can make things a lot easier for you, especially if you are in long queues and have a sleeping baby or toddler who, if like mine, fall asleep just before landing!

In a hurry? Here are our top picks for the best cabin strollers to fit in the overhead bin! For more information please see further below.

  • Best All Rounder: Bugaboo Butterfly; It’s compact, light and has a decent recline (111°-145°)and a large canopy. Additionally, this travel stroller lasts til a child is around 6 months – 4 years old.
  • Best Budget cabin stroller: Baby Joy. It has 3 reclines positions and 3 leg rest positions. This stroller is suitable for babies 6 months+ til 36 months.
NameImageWeightFolded dimensionsAgeRecline
GB Pockit + All TerrainGB Pockit+ All-Terrain-carry-on-strollers-that-fit-into-the-overhead-bin.12.3lbs/5.6kgsFrom 6 months up to 22 kgYesSee price here
Bugaboo ButterflyBugaboo Butterfly-carry-on-strollers-that-fit-into-the-overhead-bin.16.7 lbs/7.3 kg45 x 23 x 54 cm6 months – 4 years (Up to 22kg )YesSee price here
GB Pockit+ All CityGB Pockit+ All City-carry-on-strollers-that-fit-into-the-overhead-bin.
L19 xW 33 x H48cm (7.5 x 13 x19″)9 – 17 kg/From 6 months up to approx. 4 years.YesSee price here
Silver Cross Jet 3Silver Cross Jet 3-carry-on-strollers-that-fit-into-the-overhead-bin13 Ibs/6kgD7″ W11.8″ x H21.65″ (D18cm W30cm H55cm)From birth up to 40lbs in USA/15kgs in UKYesSee price here
BabyZen Yoyo2BABYZEN-YOYO2-carry-on-strollers-that-fit-into-the-overhead-bin.13lbs/6.2kg(52 x 44 x 18 cm / 20.5 x 17.3 x 7.1 in)From newborn to toddler (up to 48.5 lbs/22kg)YesSee price here
Baby JoyBaby-Joy-carry-on-strollers-that-fit-into-the-overhead-bin.15 lbs/6.8kg
20″ x 10″ x 28.5″ (L x W x H)
6-36 months babies and toddlers (50 lbs/22.6kg)YesSee price here
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What kind of stroller can I take on a plane?

The best option is to know your airlines cabin baggage regulations and maximise them to the hilt by bringing a compact cabin sized stroller as your permittable carry on.

This may mean you will have to for go bringing another travel bag depending on whether there is a lap infant baggage allowance for a diaper/nappy bag or similar. (For flying with a lap infant tips, see here)

With research on over 20 airlines lap infant carry on allowance and the adult cabin baggage allowance done for you, you can work out which is the best stroller for air travel and which travel stroller could be used as a cabin size stroller. This will mean you would have to sacrifice your normal cabin bag to bring this on. However, if you have a potentially long wait in an immigration queue or a transit stop where you can’t access your stroller, then this could be well worth the trade off.

Bugaboo Butterfly reclined

Jumping on the popularity of trend setters BabyZen Yoyo and the GB Pockit, travel pushchairs and strollers are evolving all the time  – with new compact pushchairs all vying to be the lightest and smallest and marketing themselves as a stroller that fits into a overhead bin.

For 2023, here are the latest options, including the Bugaboo Butterfly which meets most airline cabin baggage guidelines. (The guide below this will show what size cabin baggage airlines allow and which strollers meet this criteria.)

6 Cabin Size Strollers Perfect For Plane Travel which Fit in Most Overhead Bins

Carry On Strollers That Fit Into The Overhead Bin 2023


The guide below shows what many airlines will allow as carry on for a standard economy seat if you are flying with an infant. (Infant/child hold baggage is also included) However, by looking at the adult hand baggage allowance and measurements, you can see if you can bring your foldable stroller in place of your bag cabin allowance, meaning you can have your stroller with you for the walk to baggage reclaim and passport control. Just click on the image to enlarge.

Airline baggage guide

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