The Best Luggage Tags

Our six choices for best luggage tags displayed on a wooden surface

By Geoffrey Morrison

No matter what kind of bag you carry on your travels, a luggage tag will help you identify it quickly and get it back should it go astray.

A good luggage tag will be strong enough to survive airline baggage tossers and distinctive enough to stand out in a sea of black suitcases. We chose several that combine toughness and visual flair and that suit a wide range of budgets and styles.

All the luggage tags we selected should stay put through multiple adventures and be recognizable at a glance. But we also have options for a range of personal styles and travel needs.

We have picks that will either shield your contact information from view or display it openly, that are brightly colored or muted, and that hold a business card or let you write in your information. We also looked at what electronic smart luggage tags can and can’t do —and why most people are better off skipping them.

The research

A luggage tag for almost any trip: ovener silicone luggage tag, also consider: famavala 2x luggage tags, the best metal tag: cpacc aluminum luggage tags, best to stand out in a crowd: art of travel neoprene designer luggage tags, should you get a smart luggage tag, how we picked and tested, the competition.

The Ovener Silicone Luggage Tag, our pick for the best luggage tag, shown on a wooden background

Ovener Silicone Luggage Tag

Strong and easy to see.

Rugged silicone and a metal cable mean this tag (which comes two to a pack) may well outlive your luggage. The brightly colored case displays its owner’s name but keeps other personal information out of sight.

Buying Options

Get this if: You travel a lot and want a hard-wearing tag with easy-to-spot vivid colors that also keeps contact information—except for your name—under wraps.

Why it's great: The Ovener Silicone Luggage Tag has everything we’re looking for in a basic luggage tag. It is simple and inexpensive, and thanks to its tough materials and strong construction it will likely last as long (or maybe even longer) than your luggage. The silicone body seems nearly indestructible and is available in six bright colors as well as black and gray (you get two tags per pack). While other tags also feature metal cables, this tag has a metal grommet to keep the cable from eventually wearing through the silicone case.

A narrow window in the silicone lets only your name be visible—your address and contact information isn’t flashed to your fellow passengers.

Flaws but not dealbreakers: To fully access the info card, you have to unscrew and remove the metal strap. This lets the card slide out of the case. Most luggage tags we tested secure their info card in this way. It’s not a difficult or time-consuming process, but it is an extra step compared with tags that display all of your information openly. Still, for someone who wants to keep their contact information out of view, the extra step is worth it. On one of our samples, the metal grommet was loose, but on our second set they were fine.

Colors: orange, black, blue, green, red, yellow, purple, gray

The Famavala 2x Luggage Tag shown here with a faux-leather antique map print and a metal cable to attach the tag to one's suitcase

Famavala 2x Luggage Tags

Stylish and reasonably rugged.

The plastic “leather” body of these tags is almost as strong as silicone and keeps your personal information out of view. If you prefer distinctive patterns over neon-bright colors, these are a good choice.

Get this if: You want tags that are tough like the Ovener Silicone Luggage Tag and also keep your contact information shielded from casual passers-by, but you find the Ovener’s colors just too bright.

Why it's great: The Famavala 2x Luggage Tags are almost as tough as the Ovener, but their synthetic-leather bodies come in a range of decorative patterns instead of solid colors. The four sets of designs incorporate elements of old maps, space scenes, and psychedelic florals. As with the Ovener, each tag has a metal cable that is unlikely to break or wear out. But while the Ovener’s cable passes through a metal grommet, this tag’s cable passes through its body directly and could wear through it over time.

All your info is behind a small magnetically secured flap, hidden from casual view. Unlike the Ovener, the Famavala hides your name as well as your other personal information. You can view that information without taking apart the tag, however. If you’re looking for something distinctive and that will last, but isn’t so Day-Glo as the Ovener, this is a great option.

Flaws but not dealbreakers: Though more ornate than the Ovener, these tags are not quite as noticeable from a distance. The metal cable could conceivably, if yanked hard enough, rip right through the narrowest part of the plastic body.

Styles: about half a dozen multi-colored designs

The CPACC Aluminum Luggage Tag, shown here in blue on a wooden surface

CPACC Aluminum Luggage Tags

All-metal toughness.

These metal luggage tags are as tough as tags made of silicone and hide everything but your name. They are more likely to scratch either paint or people, though.

Get this if: You’re metal, or you want your luggage tag to be. Like the Ovener, these tags hide your personal information (except for your name) from view and are tough enough to stand up to years of wear and tear.

Why it's great: Generally speaking, we’re not big fans of metal luggage tags. Their hard edges can catch on fabric and could scratch paint or people. (These aren’t necessarily likely scenarios, just more likely than with our picks made of silicone or plastic.) If you do opt for metal tags, we suggest going with CPACC Aluminum Luggage Tags . Each has an aluminum alloy body and a stainless steel cable that feels very secure. They offer a nearly identical feel and design as metal tags that cost several times more.

This tag comes in sets of either two or five tags (all the same color) and a set of seven tags (each a different color). It’s offered in a variety of hues, including bright options for visibility on the luggage carousel as well as ones that would blend into their surroundings.

Flaws but not dealbreakers: Like the Ovener tag, this tag forces you to unscrew the strap’s clasp and take apart the tag to read the card inside. This isn’t some huge, laborious task, but it does take a few steps.

Colors: red, black, blue, gold, green, pink, silver

The Art of the Travel Neoprene Designer Luggage Tag featuring an abstract mountain and sun design, displayed to show the luggage tag's Name, Address, Email and Telephone Number fields

Art of Travel Neoprene Designer Luggage Tags

A whimsical tag.

This simple, stretchy tag comes in nine designs by several artists and can add some beauty and playfulness to your luggage ID.

Get this if: You find other tags boring and want something artsy to decorate your luggage. Also, if you prefer a tag that shows your information at a glance, instead of hiding it behind a cover.

Why it's great: The Art of Travel Designer Luggage Tags are probably the most lively looking luggage tags we tested. Nine designs are available from six artists in a variety of styles. You wrap the single-piece neoprene tag around the suitcase handle (or elsewhere) and tuck the label end through the loop end, pulling it taut. The neoprene is unlikely to tear, and the edges are well-stitched. It might not hold up for as long as our silicone or metal picks, but it should still last for several years of travel.

The information portion is fairly simple--it’s just a small, clear-plastic card in a clear-plastic pocket that’s always visible. Because the card, too, is clear, you can still see the design through the card. Also, the card seems to stick slightly to its holder, which makes it stay more securely.

Flaws but not dealbreakers: Unlike our other picks, this one doesn’t hide your personal information. But as the supplied info card is clear plastic, the words can be hard to distinguish from the background pattern at a distance, even though your info isn’t hidden. There’s also no closure to the card pocket, although we didn’t have issues with the card falling out. The loop-through design feels fairly secure, though not as secure as a screw-on metal cable or a buckled strap.

Styles: about nine different designs from about half a dozen artists (designs and artists can change periodically)

We think a luggage tag containing a card with information printed on it is the best option for most travelers. There are, however, also a variety of smart luggage tags—that is, electronic devices meant to help you locate your luggage when it’s lost. After surveying the different types of smart tags out there, though, we didn’t find any that work well enough for us to recommend them for regular use on your luggage.

A common type of smart tag uses Bluetooth tracking to locate your luggage. In our research, we found the best Bluetooth trackers are the Apple AirTag (for iOS users) and the Tile system (for Android users). We also liked the Tile Slim and the Tile Sticker. These small, battery-powered devices pair with your phone. When the tracker gets far enough from your phone to break the connection, the Find My or Tile app notes where you were when it lost contact—the idea being that this is the “last seen” location. If you go back to where the phone last “saw” the tracker, hopefully you’ll be able to actually retrieve the tracker (and whatever it’s attached to).

The advantage of the AirTag over the Tile—as well as over any smart luggage tag—comes in what happens next. You can track it via Apple’s Find My app, which uses the Bluetooth in every iPhone, iPad, and Mac that’s on the network to passively and anonymously find lost iPhones, Macs, and, yes, AirTags. In practical terms, this means if you leave your AirTag-equipped suitcase on an airport shuttle, for example, as long as someone else on the shuttle has an Apple device, the suitcase’s location will be reported to you (and the person with the iPhone or other Apple device who identified it will never know). Although Tile’s trackers work the same way, they do so on a far smaller scale—given that about a billion Apple devices in the world are opted into the Find My network, it’s much more likely that the shuttle rider one seat back has an iPhone than a Tile. And the odds against a smart luggage tag’s tracker having a user network anywhere near as large as Apple’s are, well, astronomical.

The other smart tag options

In addition to Bluetooth trackers, there are a few other types of smart tags out there, none of which we recommend.

There are smart tags with QR codes or unique website addresses that claim to be smartphone-friendly. We felt these were the exact opposite, requiring the person who finds your luggage to be smartphone or Web literate, which, although likely, is not guaranteed. Also, it adds an extra, and in our opinion unnecessary, step between the person who finds your luggage and your info. If you don’t want to put your home address where everyone can see it, don’t: A phone number or email address should suffice.

There are also a handful of RFID luggage tags on the market, but like the QR code and other smart luggage tags it requires the finder of the lost luggage to have technical knowledge and, in the case of RFID, a special reader. Some airlines use RFID to track luggage, but unless you only fly with that airline and you’re positive the tag you’re getting works with their equipment, it seems an unnecessary cost for something that will rarely help.

And now for the creepy bit. There are tracking devices that you can use to find your luggage anywhere. These devices typically cost over a hundred dollars and require a monthly fee, often $25 to $50. This is because instead of connecting to your phone via Bluetooth, they connect with cell towers directly, which costs money. They’re essentially a smartphone, without the phone. Or the smarts.

In addition to being expensive, they also have the potential to be extraordinarily creepy. Each company selling these devices mentions that it can be used to track other things. Like your car, or your purse … or someone else’s car, or someone else’s purse. The ease to which these could be misused to track someone’s movement gives us significant unease about recommending any product of this type.

Given that there are countless luggage tags on the market, we stuck with the best-reviewed and most popular options from Amazon and well-known travel companies. There are plenty of choices to fit specific styles, but we were looking for a few baseline features important in any luggage tag. For instance, we felt that a sturdy tag was a must, given that it would have to survive being grabbed by not just you but also baggage handlers, cabbies and ride-hail drivers, and hotel employees. The fail point for nearly every tag is the strap or cable that connects it with the luggage, so we looked for a strap that both was firmly attached and could withstand regular use without breaking.

We picked options for tags to stand out or blend in—whether you like one or the other will depend on your personal style preferences. We were split on how important it is to hide your extended contact information, such as anything other than your name. Most of our picks ended up hiding this information from casual view, but we also have an option for people who want their info freely visible.

We sorted through more than 40 tags to figure out the best mix of visually interesting, sturdy, and otherwise worthy-seeming tags. Once the 14 most promising candidates were in hand, I tugged and smashed all our finalists, looking for potential fail points. Generally speaking, as mentioned above, where the strap meets the body is the most likely fail point. In some cases, it’s the strap itself. All our picks have straps that are as solid and secure as their particular material and type will allow. Which is to say, all leather straps will wear, and all plastic straps will likely become more brittle with age. Metal cables are the strongest, but they too might snap or even wear through the body of the tag. It’s something to keep an eye on if you have these tags for several years. If you want something indestructible, the tags with metal straps should wear the best. (Or you can get your own to add to any tag here.)

I also set up and tested the old Tile Pro and Slim to see if they’d work with luggage tags. Since Bluetooth range will vary significantly with how much material or walls are between you and the Tile, your specific mobile device, and so on, we didn’t try to verify Tile’s claims on range, other than that in the real world it will be much less than the ranges Tile claims.

Arlo Skye offered a leather tag with a comparable price to our former leather pick from Tumi, but it was available in a more sedate black, gray, and beige. As of fall 2023, the black and beige are back in stock, though the gray is still sold out.

The Talonport Bag Tag seemed as durable as the CPACC Aluminum tag and came with both a leather strap and a metal one. It also has a lifetime replacement guarantee. However, it was a lot more expensive than the CPACC.

The Tufftaag has sharper metal edges than the other metal options we considered, which didn’t seem ideal. This was a former pick of ours, and in our long-term testing we found that it is as rugged as it seems. It also has space for multiple address cards, which one tester found convenient. For most people, though, the soft silicone of the Ovener is the better option, and if you still want metal, the CPACC is just as good but less expensive.

We used to recommend tags from Tumi and Incase, but both have been discontinued.

This article was edited by Ria Misra and Christine Ryan.

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Geoffrey Morrison

Geoffrey Morrison is Wirecutter’s former AV editor, current editor-at-large, and a travel writer and photographer. He covers action cameras, gimbals, travel backpacks, and other gear. He has been to all 50 states and 60 countries, and he is the author of Budget Travel for Dummies and the sci-fi novel Undersea .

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You know that feeling when you’re finally in the baggage claim area of your destination airport and a million identical suitcases pass you by — leaving you with no idea if any of them are yours?

Playing luggage bingo at the end of a long journey is never fun, and without an easily identifiable luggage tag, you could be playing it for some time to come.

Always tag your luggage, folks! Without a tag, your personal items could end up in someone else’s hands — or worse still, in another country. Name them to claim them!

Here’s how to make sure your luggage ends up in the right hands: yours.

Your luggage tags should be several things: easy to read, easy to recognize, and well-attached to your baggage. After all, your tag is of no use to you if it comes off before it’s even reached the hold.

Easy To See

Luggage Tags

If your tag isn’t visible enough to be seen as it spins along the carousel, is it even worth having? Whether it’s brightly colored or just oversized, visibility is vital when it comes to identifying your luggage.

Easy To Read

Easy to read luggage tag

The other great reason for strapping some sort of ID on your suitcase is that it offers a great way to name your luggage as your own. Your tags should clearly display your name, contact number or email, or other personal details.

Robust and Hard-wearing 

Hardwearing luggage tag

Let’s be honest: airport handlers don’t treat our bags with as much love and care as we’d like. Whether it’s a designer suitcase or a much-loved old rucksack, they all get thrown onto the plane and off again without a second thought for their well-being.

This presents a risk for our luggage tags, too. All that rough and tumble can lead to the demise of delicate tags, and thin or paper-based tags can easily become completely separated from your luggage.

Hot Tip: Go for tags made of more durable materials like plastic, metal, or leather — and forget about those paper ones the airline gives you.


Well secured luggage tag

The way you attach your tag is also important. Keeping your tag firmly fixed to your luggage is kind of the whole point, so forgo flimsy materials and stick to heavyweight attachment pieces like leather or even steel — and find options that are flexible but firm.

Completely Unique

Whether you want a 5-inch Darth Vader overseeing your belongings or something more low-key, individuality is important. Find tags that look a bit different, and don’t just choose the one the suitcase manufacturer recommends — or you’ll soon find yourself trying to locate your case in a sea of identical ones, all with matching tags on them.

Better Than Anyone Else’s

Yes, we’re going there! Sometimes you need to step up your game to remain unique. By this we mean, it’s absolutely OK to show just how cool you are by securing a super-duper, tech-heavy luggage tag to your case next time you travel 🙂

Smart luggage tags are an actual thing — and they can help you locate your luggage by using Bluetooth (or other mystical tracking devices) that let you keep tabs on your tags and luggage at all times.

The 11 Best Luggage Tags on the Market

Not all luggage tags are created equal — which in this case is good because you want yours to be special, unique, and oh-so-easy to spot from a mile away.

When it comes to practicality and durability, some are miles ahead of others. Here are some of the very best luggage tags your money can buy:

  • Shacke Initial Luggage Tag

Big, bold, bright, and rubbery, these tags can be personalized to feature your own initial . Waiting to see your special letter whiz past you on the luggage carousel adds a touch of child-like excitement to your baggage collection experience.

Not only are these available in this beautiful green color, but they also have an awesome rubberiness about them, making them nice to fiddle with while you wait to check your baggage in.

Shacke offers these luggage tags in a few other colors, too. And just to be certain your personalized tag doesn’t become separated from your bag, these little beauties are attached using a bendable metal chain that’s guaranteed to stay put.

On the reverse side, there is the usual space for inputting your name, address, phone number, etc. — so should your luggage go somewhere without you, it can easily be reunited.

What We Like

  • Bright and easy to spot on the carousel

What We Don’t Like

  • The ID card can fall out easily if bent
  • TUFFTAAG Travel ID Bag Tag

A fierce name for an awesome product, these luggage tags are guaranteed to withstand the harsh conditions of worldwide travel. Whether you’re circumnavigating the globe — or simply looking for a decent tag that will stop your vacation clothing from heading for a different resort — these guys have you covered.

Made from reinforced aluminum and complete with a sturdy steel cable that attaches to your luggage, there isn’t much that can tear these tags away from your suitcase once fastened.

Designed with the more upwardly mobile traveler in mind, TUFFTAAGs are just the right size to hold a business card. If you’re between high-powered positions right now, you can simply print your name and contact details using the PDF included.

They come in a huge array of colors, so personalizing is easy. These tags also come with rather shouty “not your bag” stickers — which are probably really useful as long as nobody else on your flight has them, too.

  • Fits a standard-size business card
  • The metal can bend with reasonable force
  • Travelambo Synthetic Leather Luggage Bag Tag

Channel your inner executive with these synthetic luggage tags from Travelambo. If you want a bag tag that matches your faux leather organizer, these are the ones for you. They’re available in a whopping 40 different colors , so you shouldn’t have trouble finding one that suits your tastes!

Made from eco-friendly polyurethane leather, these tags have a good-length strap for easy attachment and an impressively strong stainless steel buckle that won’t come off without a fight.

If you prefer not to share your name and address with your fellow travelers, this tag comes complete with a discreet privacy flap — keeping your personal details tucked away as your suitcase makes its journey around the airport.

Of course, the privacy flap will slow you down on the carousel, since you’ll have to peek to check that it is your suitcase. But the upscale look of these tags is so impressive, you may want to upgrade to business class before you board!

  • Made from vegan leather
  • Colors shown online can differ to the color of the tag

Shacke Luggage Tags With Full Back Privacy Cover

Brightly colored and easy to spot, these rubberized tags are flexible, fun, and great for families. If you and the kids are heading off on vacation, try picking a color for each person, or color-coding your family in a more uniform fashion.

With strong steel loops, these funky little tags should stay firmly attached to your bags for the duration of your trip. They also feature the sought-after privacy flap , meaning your personal details stay hidden from the prying eyes of other travelers while you wait to board.

If you’re inclined to hang back while bags are being unloaded, these colorful little numbers let you beat the crowds, as they’re easily identifiable even from a distance.

  • Personal information is concealed unless deliberately accessed
  • Tags are quite heavy

Tile Mate Essentials Bluetooth Tracker 4 Pack

Want to look supercool when you collect your luggage? Then let us present the Tile Mate Essentials Bluetooth tracker set. This is a set of tags that can be attached to your luggage, slipped inside your wallet, or even stuck to an item, such as your cell phone.

For locating luggage, simply attach the Tile to your bag and activate the app on your smartphone. Once the Tile is within 100 feet of your Bluetooth signal, it will locate your bag and announce it to you with a rather loud sound.

The Tile Tags come with a precut hole for attaching to your luggage — but these tags are so advanced, you can also just drop them inside your bag and the tracker will still be able to find them . You’ll look like a rockstar around the carousel as your phone beeps to announce the arrival of your luggage!

These aren’t just for travel either — you can use them around the home or office to locate your phone or other easy-to-misplace items, and Tile can even tell you where you last left something.

Despite being a great bit of tech, you would still need some form of alternative luggage tag so airport staff can identify your name and address if there’s a mistake with handling your luggage.

  • Handy for locating your luggage when you can’t see it
  • Requires app location services to be activated all the time

Hot Tip: You can also consider tossing an Apple AirTag into your luggage! We offer 10 ways to use an Apple AirTag in our detailed review of the design, setup, and features.

Talonport Stainless Steel Luggage Tags

Literally as hard as nails, these stainless steel luggage tags promise to withstand years of baggage handler abuse. You can even make them your own — each set contains 2 metal tags and 4 colorful ID cards that can be changed to suit your mood, luggage, or your outfit.

The Talonport tag is as durable as it is impressive, and these tags come with a lifetime guarantee — meaning you only need to buy once for years of speedy baggage carousel experiences.

Attached to your case or bag using strong wire loops, your tag should always stay safely where you put it, and the overlapping design of the tag keeps your personal details safe from prying eyes.

Looking every bit as sleek as a high-speed train, these metal tags are a fashionable accessory that’s as practical as they come.

  • Comes with leather and metal straps
  • On the pricey side for luggage tags

Dynotag Web Enabled Smart Aluminum Convertible Luggage ID Tag

Another impressive example of modern-day technology fused with old-fashioned practicality, the Dynotag features a QR code that can be scanned to reveal your personal details .

Made from anodized aluminum, the Dynotag is waterproof and weatherproof, and the strong metal loop will ensure it stays firmly attached to your luggage. While this may not be the most easily identifiable tag on the carousel, it is without a doubt one of the most tech-savvy tags out there.

Having no personal details in sight helps protect you from identity theft. And an easily set up find function helps locate your suitcase using GPS-assisted tag view, which can access logs and maps — and even email you the location of your luggage as you travel.

For a luggage tag, this offers an impressive balance of security and functionality. The manufacturers claim their patented DynoIQ technology is some of the best on the market when it comes to locating your belongings, and we think it looks pretty awesome, too.

  • Protects against identity theft
  • The metal material can bend

Dynotag Smart Luggage ID Tag

Dynotag offers a range of smart luggage tags that give you peace of mind should your luggage go missing.

The premise is simple: attach the tag and activate your ID code to input your personal information into their secure web portal. If your luggage goes astray and is located, you’ll receive an automatic email notification for when your tag is scanned and the finder has read your contact details.

These particular tag comes in 3 different colors and can be attached using the stainless steel loop (or thrown inside your bag for added security).

You don’t even have to be trotting the globe to enjoy the location-finding benefits of the Dynotag. You can attach them to your phone, your kid’s backpack, or anything else that’s inherently mobile — the service will still alert you when your items have been found.

  • Finders are motivated to report your found bag with a reward
  • Doesn’t have a built-in GPS tracker
  • Talenport Leather Luggage Tags

These leather tags aren’t chipped and won’t work with your Bluetooth, but they will look super smart when attached to your suitcase. Made from genuine leather, these add an upscale feel to your overnight bag, making you look like a frequent flyer with class.

The privacy flap comes as standard, so you can hide your personal details from fellow travelers and airport staff as you make your way on your next executive trip around the world.

Also, we think the Talonport logo looks like something you’d find on a premium car brand, and the red stripe gives an air of exclusivity that sets it apart from plain leather tags. It might be a bit showy, but it’s still a hard-wearing luggage tag that comes with a lifetime guarantee .

  • Made from genuine leather
  • Your personal information is easily accessible

Conair Leather Luggage Straps

Get not 1 but 2 lovely leather luggage tags in this bundle, both of which are larger than average and look pretty smart. They are made from soft, durable leather with a high-quality look and feel.

Each tag measures a sizable 4.75 x 2.625 inches, making them just the right size to slide your business card into. The see-through window also has a privacy flap that can be tucked down when you don’t want fellow travelers knowing your business.

The durable strap should last you years of frequent flying, and a tough buckle keeps your tag attached at all times.

  • Stylish and great value
  • The strap buckle can sometimes fail

Gostwo Stainless Steel Luggage Tags

This pack of 2 luggage tags is perfect for your checked luggage and carry-on. Made from stainless steel, they have an eye-catching design that looks like something you’d expect to find on high-end designer accessories.

With super-tough steel cables that attach to your bags, you can be confident that your tag will be there at the other end.

These metal tags have a cool-looking airplane engraved on the front, and with only your name visible at a glance, your contact details are concealed from prying eyes.

No super-tech benefits with these tags, but they’re made to last and look quite cool — an addition anyone on a budget would be proud of.

  • Available in a range of metallic colors
  • Steel cable attachment can be a bit fiddly

Remember when you were at school and your mom would write your name on your bag to stop it from going home with the wrong kid?

Well, luggage tags are like a grown-up version of mom-marking, meant to help you identify your bags in a world full of duplicates (and guarantee their safe return if things do go astray).

So invest in tags that have the strength to remain attached to your bag, and that can safely convey your personal details — whether they’re printed, handwritten, or digitally stored somewhere out there in the ether.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do you put on your luggage tags.

Your luggage tags should have just the basic contact details that makes it easy for an airline to get in touch with you should it go missing. Your initial, last name, email address, and contact number will be all you need.

Do airlines provide luggage tags?

Some airlines might provide free luggage tags at the check-in desk, but this is quite rare and they are usually of low quality. You are better off purchasing decent luggage tags that will be robust enough to last many trips.

How big is a luggage tag?

Luggage tags can vary in size but most luggage tags will be credit card-sized or smaller.

What are the best luggage tags to buy?

Not all luggage tags are created equal — which in this case is good, because you want yours to be special, unique, and oh-so-easy to spot from a mile away.

When it comes to practicality and durability, some are miles ahead of the others. Here are some of the very best luggage tags your money can buy:

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Where do you attach luggage tags?

You should attach your luggage tags to your checked and carry-on luggage for easy identification. You can usually attach these to the bag handles or through the hole of a zipper.

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14 stylish luggage tags to make spotting your suitcase easier

By Charley Ward

Best luggage tags to buy in 2023

After a couple of years of airlines struggling with lost luggage issues , many of us have come to appreciate the value in an easy-to-spot luggage tag. It's a little thing, but one that could make the difference between a holiday that goes swimmingly and one that quickly becomes highly stressful. Of course, a simple plastic tag will do the job, but for something that's easy to spot we've handpicked a selection of the best suitcase tags available, from stylish leather options from the top luggage brands , to novelty shapes and clever Bluetooth-enabled tags. Many can be personalised, too, making for an extra special touch and a thoughtful gifts for travellers .

Here’s our handpicked selection of the best suitcase tags to shop right now.

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This tag is more essential than a pretty accessory. Since its release in 2021, Apple’s Bluetooth AirTag has become a must-have for frequent travellers or anyone prone to misplacing their keys. Simply attach the small button-shaped AirTag to your suitcase and connect to your iPad or iPhone via Bluetooth. Once connected you can find your item via the built-in speaker when it’s nearby or via the Precision Finding function on the app when it’s further away.

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For Apple AirTag owners, this handy leather luggage tag is designed to hold said tag and look aesthetically pleasing while doing so. The tag has a self-locking closure tab to keep the AirTag secure, and can also be used as a keychain for everyday use.

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15 Best Luggage Tags for Airline Travel

Luggage tags are a small but mighty piece of gear that can keep your items safe while traveling. Here’s a list to help you find the best luggage tag for you.

15 Best Luggage Tags for Airline Travel

If you’re bringing luggage, you don’t want to lose it. If the worst should happen and your bag ends up missing, a luggage tag is an excellent way to ensure it comes back to you. Even if you only head to the airport with a travel backpack or daypack, adding identification to your checked bag or carry-on is a good idea to ensure it doesn’t end up in the wrong place.

This list will cover many types of luggage tags, from classic-looking leather options to modern models that can carry a tracking device. Before choosing the best luggage tag for you, it’s best to determine what pack you’re taking and what you want from your identification.

Do you want something vibrant that will stick out in the baggage line, something sleek that will blend in with your pack, something classic you can write on, or something that can accommodate modern technology? Once you’ve figured that out, it’s time to dive in!

  • Away The Luggage Tag
  • RIMOWA Luggage Tag
  • MIFFLIN Luggage Tag
  • Getaway Suitcase Tag
  • Longchamp Le Foulonne Leather Luggage Tag
  • Travelambo Faux Leather Luggage Tag
  • Boarding Pass NYC A Pair of Custom Brown Leather Luggage Tags
  • Apple AirTag Leather Loop
  • TUMI Accent Kit
  • WaterField Designs AirTag Leather Luggage Tag
  • Kate Spade Cat I.D. Clip
  • Sodsay Plastic Luggage Tag
  • Ovener Silicone Luggage Tag
  • Famavala Luggage Tag
  • CPACC Aluminum Luggage Tag

Away The Luggage Tag

Why We Like It: It folds to keep your personal details concealed.

What You Should Know: Subtle colorways can be hard to see.

When searching for the best luggage tags to meet the needs of your next trip, keeping your personal information safe probably came up. Sometimes, a simple folding label is all you need. The Away Luggage Tags fold in the center to ensure your address and phone number aren't displayed to the world. Plus, there are a few fun colorways to choose from.

It comes with a paper sheet to write your information inside, or you can print something on your printer at home. This luggage tag is crafted from leather, which looks and feels professional. The attachment strap isn't attached to the tag itself, which makes putting it on more straightforward, but it means there's a chance you could lose it in between trips.

Finding your luggage is a lot easier with suitcase tags like these, whether you're traveling for work or pleasure.

RIMOWA Luggage Tag

Why We Like It: Lots of colorway options.

What You Should Know: If you pick a vibrant color, it might not match your luggage.

If you’re looking for something as vibrant as your personality, look no further than the Rimowa Luggage Tag. At the time of writing, there are nine colorway options, many of which are fun and eye-catching. Choosing something this distinctive makes it easy to find your bag at the luggage claim; however, if you update your bag, you run the risk of clashing colors.

These luggage identifiers don’t come with a piece of paper to write your information onto and slot back inside, which is a bummer. However, the Nappa leather is sleek, they’re crafted in Italy, and you can customize what information you want on the identifier if you make it yourself.

If you want something to brighten your mood at the airport baggage claim, these might be the best luggage tags for you!

MIFFLIN Luggage Tag

Why We Like It: Simple design at a budget price.

What You Should Know: Not unique looking, long-term durability concerns.

If you’re traveling with a group or have multiple pieces of luggage you want to tag, the best luggage tags for you are probably budget-friendly. The Mifflin tags come in various pack sizes and colors to meet your needs. The materials are hard plastic that scuffs up reasonably easily. However, coming in at under $10 for three, we aren’t too surprised.

These little cute luggage tags come with a piece of paper to write your information on, so all you need is a writing utensil. The attachment loops give us longevity concerns; however, we haven’t broken any so far.

If you’re looking for luggage tags on a budget, look no further. Getaway Suitcase Tag

Why We Like It: Fun colorways and designs.

What You Should Know: Not many minimalist options.

Even if you opt for a minimalist-looking rolling luggage set, there’s nothing wrong with spicing up your life with a vibrant design. The Getaway Leather Luggage Tag comes in a handful of fun patterns, some of which have fun sayings. They’re crafted from vegan leather, so no animal products were used to create them.

If you want minimalism over everything, these might not be the best luggage tags for you. However, for folks who like finding gear that makes them stand out in the crowd, has some cute luggage tags you might enjoy. Personal favorites in the office are Rainbow Stripe and Superbloom!

Theys come with a slip to write your information on, and it’s covered by a piece of material that secures with a button, so your digits aren’t out there in the world while you’re exploring it.

Longchamp Le Foulonne Leather Luggage Tag

Why We Like It: The leather grain is sleek but professional.

What You Should Know: The leather look isn’t for everyone.

If you’re looking for the best luggage tags that look professional and come in a handful of colorways, check out the Longchamp LE FOULONNÉ Leather Luggage Tag. The matte leather exterior looks sleek and fun to play with while waiting to check your bag.

The tag secures using a pin buckle. The strap doesn’t feel super durable; however, we’ve had no issues with it breaking. There’s no paper to write your name on included, so you’ll have to make your own. This takes some time but ensures you can maximize the space and only put the information you want to on there.

For a fancier look, these are some of the best luggage tags for airline travel!

Travelambo Faux Leather Luggage Tag

Why We Like It: Budget price and loads of colorway options.

What You Should Know: Long-term durability concerns.

Sometimes simplicity is all you need, especially when searching for the best luggage tag for you. The Travelambo Luggage Tags offer a basic design that’s easy to use and comes at a budget-friendly price.

At the time of writing, there are three dozen color options, ranging from black to sparkly pink. The packs come with two, so you can share one with your partner or save one for later if your first one breaks.

At less than $10, durability is bound to be an issue. However, we have no problems to report so far. They’re not well suited for more durable adventures but will work for most other trips.

Boarding Pass NYC A Pair of Custom Brown Leather Luggage Tags

If you’re looking for a set of custom luggage tags that will make you the envy of all the travelers waiting to check their bags in, look no further than the Boarding Pass Custom Leather Luggage Tags. There are a few colors, so you can find a model that fits your vibe.

Your luggage will stand out if it isn’t as fancy as the tag. However, we’ve found they go well with many travel backpacks we’ve reviewed here at Pack Hacker. Plus, you can customize them with your information, so you don’t have to worry about writing everything down.

If you change your address, you will have to get new tags. However, if you keep the same phone number, you can put that only on the leather. If you’re looking for something unique, these might be the best luggage tags for you.

Apple AirTag Leather Loop

Why We Like It: You can track your luggage anywhere.

What You Should Know: Easy for thieves to see.

In the modern technological age, you don’t necessarily need to write anything down to make your luggage easy to find. With the rise of tracking devices, you can attach one to your luggage to ensure you know where it is from boarding to pickup. This AirTag luggage tag is easy to use and durable for your next adventure.

It’s crafted from leather, with a sleek look that feels just as comfortable in first class as in the back of a pickup truck. The AirTag isn’t included, so you’ll have to purchase that too.

If you don’t want to place it on the pack’s exterior, you can put it inside your bag instead. Plus, once you arrive, you can attach your AirTag to other gear you don’t want to lose, like your daypack or sling .

TUMI Accent Kit

Why We Like It: Comes with everything you need to help you find your luggage.

What You Should Know: A bit pricey for what you get.

If you’re looking for more than just a set of luggage tags, Tumi has you covered. Their Accent Kit has two monogram patches, a leather handle wrap, a luggage tag, and eight leather zipper pulls. They all match—so your gear will go together nicely.

If you only want the luggage tag, getting the set isn’t the most economical option. However, for those looking to take their pack customization level at the airport game to the next level, look no further. It’s a little pricey for something simple, but sometimes the small things are worth paying for.

The set is designed to work with Tumi luggage but will work with most travel backpacks and daypacks.

WaterField Designs AirTag Leather Luggage Tag

Why We Like It: It can hold an AirTag and your personal information.

What You Should Know: Not a lot of variety when it comes to colorways.

If you’re set on having a classic-looking luggage tag but want the modern conveniences of an AirTag, the Waterfield AirTag Leather Luggage Tag was made for you. In addition to having your information on a placard, there’s a dedicated spot to stow your AirTag so that you know your luggage made it onto the plane, when it starts spinning around the baggage area, and where it went off to should it be stolen.

The tag is crafted from leather, which is durable, looks sleek, and is comfortable to hold. Your personal information is hidden behind a flap of leather that secures so nobody can look you up without a bit of effort. Plus, there are a few leather colors to choose from, so you can find the best luggage tags for your style. The variety isn’t anything to write home about, but we’re happy enough with Waterfield’s high-quality leather materials.

This model is relatively large; however, it doesn’t feel too bulky when on your pack. The added peace of mind of knowing where your luggage is at all times is worth the extra grams it adds onto your back!

Kate Spade Cat I.D. Clip

Why We Like It: It’s a cat.

What You Should Know: Long-term durability might not hold up.

You might not be able to take your cats on your next trip, but you can keep them close by in spirit. The Kate Spade Cat I.d. Clip is technically designed to hold your identification card; however, it can be used as a luggage tag on the exterior or interior of your pack. The design is fun, and the odds are low that anyone else will have the same luggage tag at the baggage claim.

You’ll have to make your own information card, either by hand or with a printer, which you can design to feature pictures or drawings of your cat, so anyone who finds it knows why your bag sounds like it has dozens of exotic cat toys inside. We’re a little skeptical of the durability of the connector, but we haven’t had any issues in testing so far.

If you’re a cat lover, this might be one of the best luggage tags available for you.

Sodsay Plastic Luggage Tag

Why We Like It: Budget-friendly and comes in bulk, so you have enough for the whole family.

If you’re bringing the whole family on your next trip and want to ensure you have luggage tags for everyone, the Sodsay Baggage ID Label Tags are worth looking at. There are ten in a package, so there’s enough for everyone. It’s a simple design: a thin piece of plastic that enables you to see the information written on the included card when you’re close.

When you’re further away, it’s harder to decipher what’s written, which is an excellent security feature. The tags feel durable enough; however, we’re uncertain how long the attachment loop will last. No issues to report yet, though!

There are a handful of colorways available. The brighter options are ideal for those who want to be able to see their luggage when it rolls around the baggage claim. The black option is sleek, which we dig aesthetically.

Whichever you go with, these luggage tags won’t break the bank and will ensure you can prepare the whole family!

Ovener Silicone Luggage Tag

Why We Like It: Comes with multiple tags and has multiple colorway options

What You Should Know: The design can be seen as childish

If you’ve poked around Amazon while looking for the best luggage tags for your next trip, you’ve probably come across the Ovener Silicone Luggage Tag. They’re well-reviewed, come in a plethora of colorways, and are budget-friendly. Plus, the metal attachment is more durable than the leather or plastic options we’ve seen elsewhere.

There’s a small plane cutout on one side and a small slit for your name on the other. The silicone exterior material covers the rest of your information so that nobody can see your sensitive information. The exterior can pick up dust, but it’s straightforward to clean and take care of on the road.

The airplane design could be seen as childish, but we think it’s a fun way to get you in the mood for your next trip and ensures you know what it is if you find it out of context in your apartment. At the price, it’s hard to find a better simple option.

Famavala Luggage Tag

Why We Like It: Unique colorway and design options.

What You Should Know: The metal attachment ring can be hard to use.

If you want your luggage tags to be as out of this world as traveling feels, the Famavala Luggage Tags are up your alley. The colorways are vibrant, trippy, and fun to look at, which will brighten your trip to the airport and add personality to your pack. With six options to choose from at the time of writing, you can find one that works for you.

The materials feel cheaper than the premium leather models we’ve tested in the past; however, you can’t go wrong with the price. We haven’t had any durability issues, which is essential to note. The metal fastener is robust and ensures the tag won’t fall off your pack, but the screw can be hard to use if you have larger hands or struggle with small objects.

The tag comes with a piece of paper to write your information on, so you don’t have to make your own, which we dig. From Bluesky to Skystar, the Famavala Luggage Tags might be the best luggage tags for you.

CPACC Aluminum Luggage Tag

Why We Like It: Durability is top-notch, and the price is spectacular.

What You Should Know: Corners are a little sharp.

Here at Pack Hacker HQ, we’ve been using CPACC Aluminum Luggage Tags for over a year. For what, you might ask? Well, that’s top-secret intel. Pack Hacker Pro Members are invited to visit us here at HQ, so your chances of getting security clearance rise dramatically if you join!

Silliness aside, these tags are durable and easy to see, thanks to their vibrant colorway. The aluminum and steel construction can handle the most rugged adventures, whether you’re crossing the desert or climbing a mountain. Similar to other metal ring attachments, it can be hard to open and close them if you have larger hands. Luckily, once you attach it, the ring won’t come undone until you unscrew it again.

A budget price and durable construction make these one of the best luggage tags on the market!

So there you have it; some of the best luggage tags to take on your next trip. Whether you’re looking for something basic or a model that works with modern technology, hopefully, you’ve found your pick!

April 25, 2023


Author: Eric Hergenreder

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The best luggage tags, according to experts

Luggage tags can help you (and airlines) find your bag in a sea of others.

After a long travel day, baggage claim is the last place anyone wants to be. While you can’t control how quickly your bag comes out or whether it arrives on the carousel at all, you can help yourself find it more easily (or get it back if it’s missing) with a luggage tag. While these small accouterments are usually sold with your suitcase or scribbled in a frenzy on a paper airline option, a quality luggage tag can help protect your belongings and your privacy.

To help you find the right tag for your suitcase, we consulted travel experts and Select staff on their favorites.

SKIP AHEAD The best luggage tags | What to write on your luggage tag

Our top picks

  • Best expert pick : Ovener Silicone Luggage Tag
  • Best staff pick : Vera Bradley Luggage Tag
  • Best top-rated option : Teskyer Luggage Tags

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How we picked the best luggage tags.

Luggage tags shouldn’t break or show too much of your personal information, according to Anne McAlpin , a travel expert and author of “ Pack It Up: The Essential Guide To Smart Travel .” With that in mind, we sought out options that met the following criteria:

Material: We looked for tags made of a flexible, but durable material (like silicone) and avoided hard plastic. “Hard plastic tends to break when you check it,” says McAlpin.

Adequate coverage: Your personal information shouldn’t be visible for anyone to see while standing in line, says McAlpin, who likes luggage tags that cover your personal information. For more details on what to write (and not write) on your luggage tag, see below .

Sets, or multiple tags: The experts we spoke to recommend using multiple tags on each bag, should one fall off in transit. We looked at options that are sold as a set, or under $15 if sold individually.

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Below, we rounded up expert-recommended luggage tags that stand the test of time as well as some Select staff favorites.

Ovener Silicone Luggage Tag

Paul Healy and Mark Barnes, who run the travel blog Anywhere We Roam like that these luggage tags have a display window for your name, but still hide other personal information. To access your contact details, you simply unscrew the ring and slide the card out. Each tag is 2 by 3.5 inches and comes with steel loops, which you can easily attach and remove from your suitcase.

Silicone Luggage Tag

Silicone Luggage Tag

Vera bradley luggage tag.

Select editor Lindsay Schneider bought a water-resistant version of this luggage tag ten years ago and still swears by it. “I like the vibrant patterns because I am never mistaking my bag for someone else's, it is easy to spot from far away,” she says.

While McAlpin cautioned against using a tag that shows all your information, we think this cotton option is a stylish addition to pair with your Vera Bradley bag or any other colorful luggage .

Vera Bradley Luggage Tag

Linnea Design Luggage Tags

McAlpin likes these affordable colorful luggage tags that feature detailed depictions of tourist destinations on their front side, like the Eiffel tour , sailboats in Puget Sound , camels in the Cairo desert and more . The tags keep your address tucked away via its tri-fold insert and are made of pliable plastic. Each tag is 2.75 by 4.75 inches.

Linnea Design Luggage Tag

Linnea Design Luggage Tag

Teskyer luggage tags.

These bestselling luggage tags, which have a 4.6-star rating from over 8,000 reviews on Amazon, are made from a polyurethane leather and are durable enough for long-term use, according to the brand. Each set is sold with six duplex printed information cards, about the size of a debit or business card, and each tag has a flap cover to protect your personal information. The tag itself is 2.7 by 4.2 inches and comes attached to a 6.5-inch strap.

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Comfitime luggage tags.

Similar in style to Ovener luggage tags, this set is made of durable silicone in multiple colors that’s strong enough to survive airline baggage tossers, according to the brand. Each tag has a stainless steel loop with a screw on collar that keeps your tag attached to your luggage. The privacy window, a feature McAlpin recommends looking out for, displays just the traveler’s name while keeping other information hidden. Each tag in the pack of 8 is 2.8 by 4.1 inches.

ComfiTime Luggage Tags

What to write on your luggage tag

Whatever you do, don’t put your address on your luggage tag, says McAlpin. “You don't want to advertise that you're not at home, especially with all the fraud these days,” she says. And don’t put your home phone number either so they don’t call your house before robbing it, saysMcAlpin.

McAlpin recommends putting your first initial and last name and your cell phone number, so that whoever finds your baggage can call you. If you have access to email while traveling, it’s worth writing your email address too. Most importantly, travelers should ask a friend or family member at home to be their spot person if they’re unreachable. “Add the cellphone number and email address of your back home person who has a copy of your itinerary,” she says. “So if you're on your way to Europe and your bag is stuck in Chicago, they can be calling your back home family member and they'll say ‘oh yeah, they're headed to Paris and they're headed to this hotel.”

If you’re headed to the airport and don’t have time to order a luggage tag, a piece of string works too. “Tie ribbon around your luggage,” says McAlpin. “Tie red ribbon, Christmas ribbon, something different and do it on each handle so that everyone can see it coming and going.”

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Anne McAlpin is a packing expert and author “ Pack It Up: The Essential Guide To Smart Travel.

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The 8 Best Luggage Trackers and Smart Tags in 2022, Tested by Travel Experts

Keep tabs on your baggage, wherever you go.

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Tile Pro Powerful Bluetooth Tracker

Best Overall Luggage Tracker

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Invoxia Real Time GPS Tracker (with 2-year subscription)

Best Premium Luggage Tracker

Invoxia invoxia real time gps tracker (with 2-year subscription).

Tracki GPS Tracker for Luggage

Best Value Luggage Tracker

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LandAirSea 54 GPS Tracker

Best Global Coverage Luggage Tracker

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GPS Real Time Luggage Tracker

Best Midrange Luggage Tracker

Gego gps real time luggage tracker.

Apple AirTag

Best Luggage Tracker for Apple iOS

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Web Enabled Brushed Stainless Steel Smart Luggage ID Tag+

Best Passive Luggage Tracker

Dynotag web enabled brushed stainless steel smart luggage id tag+.

Galaxy SmartTag+ Plus Bluetooth Smart Home Accessory Tracker

Best Luggage Tracker for Samsung Galaxy

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Luggage trackers are an inexpensive way to keep tabs on your travel bags while en route. In the last decade, the technology has gotten more compact, more affordable, and more accurate. Now, the best luggage trackers are smaller than a traditional paper luggage tag and allow you to track your bags in real-time, anywhere in the world. Using Bluetooth, a cellular connection (the same one your smartphone uses), or both, you can monitor your bag’s progress from almost any mobile device. While the most premium, featured-packed models run north of $100, you can land a budget luggage tracker for under $30. So, there’s no reason not to buy one.

If you’re ready to upgrade your travels and safeguard your luggage with a legit tracker, there’s never been a better time. The long list of available features can make shopping for these little devices a little confusing. So, we did the legwork to test and compare the best-selling models. Here are our top eight picks for the best luggage trackers worth buying in 2022.

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Tile was and is still sort of the OG “thing” tracker brand. Its namesake Tile tracker is still a perennial favorite of travelers everywhere, and of ours here at Men’s Health (which is why it’s our pick for this year’s Best Overall Luggage Tracker). There’s a lot to love about it, including that it works with both Android and iOS, so it’s not tied to one smartphone operating system. It’s also water-resistant, and the included lithium-ion battery lasts up to a year before needing to be replaced. The latest Tile Pro relies on Bluetooth technology that the company claims works up to 400 feet. We like that you can even set the Tile to audibly beep, in case it’s within range but you can’t see it.

At around $25 per Tile, this is easily the best value luggage tracker for the money. We’re hard-pressed to find any real cons. Like all luggage trackers, if the battery dies while in transit, you’re out of luck. But that’s an issue with all luggage trackers, not just Tile’s.

What do buyers say? Out of more than 3,500 Amazon reviews, 85% recommend the Tile Pro Powerful Bluetooth Tracker with at least a 4-star rating.

Bluetooth luggage trackers are great for most travelers, and they’re also more affordable. But, for the best luggage tracking, nothing beats a 4G/LTE tracker. Invoxia’s Real Time GPS Tracker boasts 4G, LTE-M, and Bluetooth connectivity, so you can keep tabs on your travel bags (or car, child, or anything really) anywhere. In low-power mode, the battery lasts for months—plenty long to last for even the longest trips or vacations. It pairs with an easy-to-use companion app that works on both iOS and Android. We especially love the ability to set up custom “Zones” in the app. If your luggage or whatever you’re tracking moves or leaves that zone, you’ll be notified immediately. You can then follow the tracker in real time. The stealthy design resembles a standard USB flash drive or a spare battery, so would-be thieves will never know it’s there.

At more than $100, the Invoxia is the priciest and most premium luggage tracker in our roundup. But that price does include a two-year subscription with subscriptions available for around $3 per month thereafter.

What do buyers say? “I have used this tracker for a month and am happy with its performance … This updates well and battery life is great,” said one Amazon reviewer.

Luggage trackers are both cheaper and better than they’ve ever been. But if price is your main concern, and you’re after the most budget-friendly model, look no further than the Tracki GPS Tracker. The simply named device is roughly the size of a vehicle key fob, so it tucks neatly into your checked baggage. With almost every type of connectivity—GPS when outdoors and WiFi when indoors—it allows for real-time tracking virtually anywhere in the world. Compatibility with 3G and 2G extends the coverage beyond trackers with only 4G LTE connectivity. Through the companion app (or email or SMS text), it also provides low battery alerts, movement warnings, and SOS notifications.

On the downside, the look and feel of the Tracki GPS Tracker isn’t as polished as more premium alternatives from Tile and Apple. This is clearly a budget product. It’s also designed more for tracking things like cars and objects not buried under a massive pile of luggage inside an airport. So, it’s not quite intended to be a luggage tracker. But it still serves its purpose and, for under $20, we think it’s a great affordable option. Despite the affordable upfront cost, this tracker does require an ongoing monthly subscription to enable real-time tracking via the global cellular network. The lowest price starts at around $10 per month with a prepaid plan.

What do buyers say? “Overall, good device and good company. It's probably the best way to track anything that might not be in range of another smartphone but might be in range of a cell tower,” said one Amazon reviewer.

Most travelers can get by with a simple Bluetooth luggage tracker. But, if you’re a long-haul traveler who frequently sets off around the world, you need something more. The LandAirSea 54 GPS Tracker offers global coverage via a 4G LTE cellular connection with real-time tracking as frequently as every three seconds. You can keep tabs on your luggage (or almost anything really) via the companion mobile app or through a web browser using Google Maps, and receive text or email alerts when the tracker has been moved. Plus, it’s all housed in a durable waterproof shell. So, even if your luggage gets wet, you know it’s protected.

This luggage tracker is a great deal with an upfront cost of around $30. However, like most cell-based trackers, a subscription is required. The price is based on how accurately you want your luggage to be tracked, and that’s based on how frequently you want the tracker to update you. The lowest priced plan pings every three minutes with a 24-month prepaid cost that works out to $7.98 per month. While that can add up over the course of a few years, it’s a small price to pay for real-time global tracking of your luggage. The only other downside is the battery, which many reviewers note can be a hassle to remove and recharge.

What do buyers say? “Accurate, durable, simple and reliable - The affordable tracker that's easy to use,” said one Amazon reviewer.

The best luggage trackers can run north of $125 (not including the cost of the subscription), but you don’t have to spend that much. GEGO’s GPS Global Tracker is reasonably priced at around $90. What sets this one apart from the basic Bluetooth trackers on this list is the combination of 4G and AGPS connectivity which provides real-time global coverage. You can track your luggage in the companion app, or set it up to receive location updates via SMS text or push notifications as frequently as every three minutes. Outdoor accuracy is incredibly precise, often providing exact GPS coordinates or even a street address, so you can find your lost luggage fast.

The combination of 4G with Assisted GPS (AGPS) can provide excellent accuracy. But, because this tracker doesn’t also use Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, finding the exact location indoors (like inside an airport or luggage carousel area) can be tricky. Many reviewers also note a surprisingly short battery life, so expect to have to recharge this tracker every few days or so if you’re traveling with it.

What do buyers say? “This device does exactly what I expected. Tested in town and just on my recent trip to Texas a couple of days ago, awesome results,” said one Amazon reviewer.

Apple’s version of the OG Tile gets the typical “Apple Treatment.” The streamlined, ultra-compact design is small enough to fit in a wallet , so you can track almost anything bigger than the palm of your hand. One-touch setup makes pairing with your iPhone a snap—it takes just seconds. Once enabled, it uses Bluetooth 5.0 and other devices on Apple’s Find My network to provide incredibly accurate location updates. If your luggage is ever lost, simply put the AirTag into Lost Mode remotely and you’ll be notified as soon as it resurfaces on the Find My network. While it’s not as accurate as, and doesn’t provide real-time updates like, a full-fledged GPS-enabled luggage tracker, it works surprisingly well and costs less than $30. What’s more: no ongoing subscription cost. We also love the excellent battery life (many reviewers report well over a year) and the built-in speaker which makes finding your lost belongings easier.

We’re hard-pressed to find anything to dislike about the Apple AirTag. With more than 90,000 ratings on Amazon alone—including over 76,000 five-star ratings—it’s clear a whole lot of Apple owners agree. The only downside is that it works exclusively with iOS, so Android users are out of luck. Because it doesn’t use a cellular or GPS connection, it’s not as accurate or far-reaching as our more premium picks. But, for less than $30, it’s hard to complain.

What do buyers say? Out of more than 90,000 Amazon reviews, 92% recommend the Apple AirTag with at least a 4-star rating.

For a dead-simple solution that skips all the high-tech wizardry of the fancier luggage trackers on this list, there’s Dynotag’s Web Enabled Smart Luggage ID Tag+. As the name implies, this one is less of a tracker , and more of an advanced luggage tag . Still, it allows for passive tracking, even if it does rely entirely on the honesty of good Samaritans. There are no batteries or electronics or anything to set up with this passive luggage tracker. Simply register the QR code on the reverse of the tag with your contact details, and clip it to your luggage like a standard luggage tag. If it ever goes missing, anyone who finds it can scan the code, get your information, and contact you directly. The stainless steel design ensures it’s waterproof and can survive the beating that most luggage takes en route. The best part? It’s less than $30 with no ongoing or monthly subscription costs.

This advanced luggage tag doesn’t compare to a legit electronic luggage tracker, but it’s hard to compare the two. If you’re looking for a straightforward identification device that’s better than a traditional luggage tag, this is a clear step above. But, if you want real-time tracking anywhere in the world, this passive model isn’t going to cut it.

What do buyers say? “Easy to see when luggage is coming off the belt, super durable and does exactly what it should!” said one Amazon reviewer.

The Galaxy SmartTag+ Plus is Samsung’s answer to the AirTag. It does everything the Apple version does in a similar package, except that it works exclusively with Samsung’s Galaxy line of smartphones. It’s extremely compact at less than 2 inches by 2 inches, so it’s small enough to fit in a wallet or a suitcase. The technology relies on Bluetooth and Samsung’s proprietary Galaxy Find Network (which pulls information from all nearby Galaxy mobile products) to locate your goods. The Bluetooth 5.0 tech works at almost 400 feet in ideal conditions, but this can be reduced in heavy buildings with a lot of air wave “congestion.” One feature we love is the AR Finding that uses your phone’s camera to “walk” you step-by-step to your wallet, keys, or luggage.

Like the Apple AirTag, there’s little to dislike about this tracker. It’s small enough to fit just about anywhere (and track just about anything), offers excellent battery life, and is priced right at $30. About the only real downside is that it only works with Samsung Galaxy phones.

What do buyers say? Out of more than 2,200 Amazon reviews, 85% recommend the SAMSUNG Galaxy SmartTag+ Plus with at least a 4-star rating.

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For all their fancy gadgetry “under the hood,” luggage trackers are surprisingly simple devices. But there are a few things to consider before dropping your money on the first bargain-priced model you find.

Compatibility Most luggage trackers are designed to work with any smartphone, and most brands offer free Android and iOS versions of their companion apps. Still, it pays to make sure that any luggage trackers you’re shopping works with the device you own. Consider Your Travel Style How you travel can determine which luggage tracker is best for you. If you’re a frequent domestic traveler, a simple Bluetooth tracker may do the trick. But, if you’re often exploring international countries for weeks at a time, you may want a more full-featured model with GPS capability. That way, you can keep tabs on your luggage anywhere in the world. Battery Life Battery life for luggage trackers can vary widely. In our experience, the manufacturer’s claimed (ideal) battery life is often very different when their trackers are used in the real world. Look at other reviewers’ personal experiences with how long their batteries lasted. In low-power mode, the best luggage trackers can typically last for months—even years in the case of Bluetooth trackers like Apple’s AirTag—before needing to be replaced or recharged. Keep in mind, however, that you’ll likely want more frequent updates from your tracker when you're traveling. That can substantially decrease its battery life to only a few days. So for longer trips, you’ll likely need to recharge your luggage tracker along the way. Price Bluetooth trackers like Tile and Samsung’s Galaxy SmartTag typically cost less than $50. For basic yet effective tracking, this may be all that most travelers ever need. Long-term and international travelers may want to invest in more feature-rich GPS-enabled trackers that often run north of $100 plus the cost of an ongoing monthly subscription.

How We Selected the Best Luggage Trackers


Among the dozens of available models, we researched and personally tested the most popular luggage trackers on the market today. We racked up thousands of miles to compare every feature and spec, including durability, user-friendliness, accuracy, reliability, battery life, and price. We also included several models with excellent reviews from the etailers we trust most, like Amazon and Walmart. The list above represents our honest picks for the best luggage trackers worth shopping for in 2022.

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The TFG community has been abuzz with tips and recommendations for luggage tracking devices and tags, and many now see them as an absolute must-have travel item. Find out why you need this travel accessory, and take a look at the top reader recommendations!

Best Luggage Tag Options for Travel

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Air travel can, at times, be unpredictable, and with all the news of lost luggage and delayed or canceled flights, readers are taking matters into their own hands with travel luggage tags and trackers. 

Why Travel with a Luggage Tag?

While cute luggage tags certainly spice up your suitcase’s look, they’re not always the most effective option if your bag were to get lost or stolen. Readers highly suggest putting a smart tag inside your suitcase so that you’ll always be able to track it with your phone and know exactly where it is. 

You could also opt for a durable travel luggage tag to secure onto the outside of your suitcase, where you can include information for others to contact you with. Practical luggage tags will be made of durable materials like aluminum and provide a reliable way to write down your contact information. Some options even have QR codes for people to scan if they find your lost suitcase!    

Many readers do both – use a smart tracker on the inside and a durable luggage bag tag on the outside. 

How Does a Luggage Tracker Work?

Luggage trackers, or smart luggage tags , are a hot topic in the TFG community, and many readers can’t recommend them enough! 

A luggage tracker is a small device that you link to your smartphone and then place inside your luggage (or on any item you want to keep track of). Then, through either GPS, Bluetooth, or Wifi, depending on the device, you can watch your suitcase be loaded onto the airplane, head to baggage claim, check in on it at your hotel, or be notified if it leaves your vicinity for whatever reason – all in real-time! 

Because they’ve been such a lifesaver for readers who have lost their luggage and found it due to these devices, many now put them in their purses and other belongings, too, especially when traveling to places with a higher risk of theft or if it’s something they commonly misplace! 

You’ll definitely want to be adding one of these reader favorites to your next packing list!

Best Luggage Trackers


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Apple AirTags

This Apple luggage tracker is raved about by TFG readers. You simply connect it to the Find My app, and it’ll track any belonging with incredible precision – even if you’re on a different continent! As long as someone else’s iPhone is close to your AirTag, encrypted Bluetooth technology will help you track your belonging in the app. 

You can also have the AirTag play a loud sound to find your bag in a sea of others or put it in lost mode to get notified of its location whenever it’s detected in the Find My network. As a bonus, it’s both water and dust-resistant, and the battery lasts over a year, so it’s perfect for long trips or just day-to-day use! Note that these are only compatible with Apple devices. 

One reader raves, “I have a total of eight now. I have them on anything of value while traveling. Even bought a case with a slot for the AirTag for my AirPods. They are my number one must-have travel item now. Sometimes the 4-pack goes on sale!” Another says, “Buy. The. AirTags! A $27 purchase prevented me from losing over $600 in belongings.” 

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Samsung Galaxy SmartTag 

For Samsung users, the Galaxy SmartTag is the one for you. Very similar to the Apple version, this luggage tracker tag will help you locate your items through the SmartThings app. 

It’ll lead you right to your suitcase as long as it’s within 390 feet, or if it’s close by, you can use the ring button to follow the sound. If your bag is out of range, you can tap into the Galaxy Find network to track it! The battery lasts up to a year, depending on the frequency of use, and users say it’s easy to change. 

A reader shares, “Last month, I successfully used four Samsung Galaxy SmartTags in two different airports in Europe to track my bags. I was able to see how one bag got separated from the others in Barcelona and watch it make its way to the plane after the others arrived. It works the same way as AirTags, just with Samsung devices to ping off of.”

We’ve put together a helpful guide to get you started on choosing the right travel luggage for your next trip!


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TilePro Travel Tags for Luggage (iOS and Android compatible) 

The Tile luggage tracker is another popular pick that works with both iOS and Android devices. These cool luggage tags have a sleek look and a 400 ft Bluetooth range that offers precise tracking, and the Community Find option will help you pinpoint your item’s location when it’s far out of range with the help of any phone with a Tile app that’s close to your Tile!  

They also have a QR code on them, so if it’s attached to your wallet or keys, others can simply scan the code to get your contact info. They’re water-resistant and have a solid battery life of one year. 

A reader says, “Have used this for years. Pairs with Bluetooth on your phone. I have three Tiles, and each has a different ring with no interference. Great product for those, like me, who misplace keys constantly!”

If you’re on the lookout for a reliable soft side luggage for your next destination, check out these reader recommendations!


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ATUVOS Airport Luggage Tag

The Atuvos Bluetooth tracker for luggage is an excellent budget option with great reviews. Stash it in the inside of your suitcase or clip it to any important item to track it when it’s up to 400 ft away, or use the Find My app (on an iPhone) to view its most recent locations. 

This Atuvos tracker is only compatible with Apple devices, and just like the AirTags, it can use any other Apple device in the vicinity of this tracker to let you know where your item is! It’s compact, durable, water-resistant, and has a loud and clear ring so you can find it easily when it’s nearby. The battery will easily last you a year, and it’ll remind you when it needs replacing. 

A user says, “This thing is awesome! This gives timely ‘left behind’ alerts and has VERY reliable community find, given it has access to Apple’s Find My network. Will be buying more of these for sure.”

 If you’re in the market for a hardside luggage , review these top reader recommendations! 


Pebblebee Tracking Device for Luggage

The Pebblebee Bluetooth luggage tag is another great pick for both iOS and Android users. It has an impressive Bluetooth range of 500 ft, but with the Pebblebee app or Find My network, your lost item can be tracked from any distance! It’s super compact, water-resistant, emits a loud buzzer to guide you to your items, and lasts up to six months before having to charge it again. 

Users say it’s precise and really easy to use. A traveler shares, “Used it for my vacation luggage and felt confident! The app is super cool too.” 


Tracki GPS Luggage Tracker

Tracki’s mini GPS tracker for luggage is incredibly accurate and will show you every single location it’s been to and exactly where it is in real-time, no matter the distance. An international SIM card is included, so even if it’s in another country, you’ll know exactly where your Tracki is. The one caveat is that there’s a $10-$20 monthly fee, but users say it’s worth it for the peace of mind — plus, you can always deactivate it whenever you’re not traveling. 

The battery will last anywhere from five days to 75 days, depending on whether you’re tracking consistently or only occasionally. You can also choose to be notified when the tracker starts to move, there’s low battery, an SOS button is pressed, or it enters or leaves a Geo-fence that you’ve set! 

A traveler reports, “I used this luggage GPS tracker on my trip to Iceland and the device worked well. I was able to track it at the connecting airport in the US and final destination both ways without issues. Had no issues leaving this on for 24 hours plus. Overall would recommend this device to track checked luggage.”


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Chipolo One & One Spot Airport Luggage Tags

The Chipolo ONE and Chipolo ONE Spot trackers will show you your suitcase’s location on a map when it’s out of Bluetooth range, which is 200 ft, and can ring to help you spot it when it is in range! Many users compare them to the Apple Airtags, saying they’re a bit less expensive, a little louder, and have a keyring hole built in. 

Chipolo ONE uses the Chipolo app, which is compatible with both Apple and Android devices, while the Chipolo ONE Spot uses the Find My app, which is only compatible with Apple devices.  Both of them are sturdy, water resistant, and have a long battery life that lasts up to a year. Another really great feature is that if you ever misplace your phone, you can double press the Chipolo to ring it! 

A user shares, “This makes a loud beeping noise to locate and works very well with the Find Me app on iOS. I tested this out with my luggage to track down where it was after landing and was easily able to locate it.”

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Best Luggage ID Tags


Dynotag Sentry Series Solid Metal Luggage ID Tag

It’s always a good idea to have a luggage tag outside of your suitcase just in case it gets misplaced during your travels. ID tags for luggage also make it easier for you to identify your bag, among many others! 

Dynotag’s unique luggage tags include this SuperTag ID , which features a custom QR code that’ll bring up your contact information when someone scans it. The luggage tag strap is made of steel, and the tag is made of aluminum, so you can rest assured that it’s not going anywhere! While you can’t track this luggage tag remotely, you’ll be automatically notified via email whenever the tag is scanned with the IP address and location that it was scanned from.

A traveler says, “I really like this concept of smart ID tags where I could update the address at my destination from my phone. If my bags miss the connections, I have one less thing to worry about while rushing from one gate to another!”


Dynotag Smart Recovery Luggage ID Tags

This Smart Recovery Tag is another cool luggage tag option to keep your suitcase secure, as well as a host of others things you might misplace. It features a customizable QR code that luggage handlers or good samaritans can scan to contact you, and just like the previous DynoTag, you’ll be notified of the scanner’s IP address and location via email. 

There’s also a web address for people who don’t have a smartphone. Readers love luggage tags like these because they don’t require batteries, Bluetooth, or any apps, so they’re easy for anyone to use and incredibly dependable! 

One user shares more, “I like the idea that only someone who really has a ‘need to know (that is, who has found and wants to return something I’ve lost!) can see my contact data. We’ll be using them on luggage as well as on our keys. I really like that these tiny tags will stay neat, new-looking, and unobtrusive. And I love the idea that I can easily alter my info on their website anytime I like. Well worth the modest price!” 

Check out TFG readers’ recommendations for the most functional & durable luggage sets that fit any budget!


Ovener Aluminum Metal Luggage Tags

If you want to keep things simple and classic, these Ovener aluminum luggage tags get the job done! With these tags, you just write your info directly onto the inner blank luggage tag and then slide it into the cover. It’ll only show your name for easy identification and hide all of your other information. 

And with their stainless steel luggage tag straps and aluminum covers, they’re built to last! 

One traveler reports, “I love that these tags keep your information private, and the bright colors helped me identify my luggage quickly! They were much more durable than I expected—they made it through 10 days of travel through four countries in Europe on planes, trains, taxis, and tour busses.” 

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What do you think is the best luggage tracker or luggage tag? Share your picks in the comments below!

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Cynthia L Molnar

I started putting an Air Tag in my luggage for the first time this year. I have been carry on only for decades now. However, you never know if suddenly the overhead bins are full and they insist on checking your bag! Now they cannot say they don’t know where your bag is when you deplane. Air Tag to the rescue! I also recently changed my luggage tag to one that has a metal cord. No flimsy strap that accidentally gets pulled off! Thanks for all the ways we can better keep track of our luggage!


Love my airtags! I have 5 now (gave the other 3 to my daughter). I store the battery in its case (on Amazon) so I have fresh batteries when I’m ready to travel.


Hi, great overview! I was wondering whether to place my Apple AirTag in my checked-in luggage, however what always stopped me was the fear that it has a battery, and all batteries are prohibited in the checked-in luggage, due to fire safety. Are the trackers than exempt from this rule? Thank you!


Hi Eva, that’s a great question. Lots of our readers have traveled with their apple AirTags in their checked luggage and no one has reported back that they’ve had any issues.

But to get the best advice we would also recommend checking directly with your airline.

Happy travels!


If it’s a lithium ion battery then no, you can’t leave it in your checked luggage–lithium ions are the batteries that can start a fire. If it’s not, you’re OK. I have to remove the lithium battery from the charger on my Away suitcase. But definitely check with your airline!

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The 6 Best Luggage Tags for Airline Travel 2023

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  • October 22, 2023
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Luggage tags are an essential accessory for every traveler. They not only make it easier to find your bags, but they can also help ensure that your luggage ends up in the right place. But with so many options on the market, it can be challenging to choose the best one.

In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the best luggage tags available.

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The first thing you want to look for when buying a luggage tag is durability. After all, these little guys are going to be bouncing around on conveyor belts and being tossed around by baggage handlers. You want to make sure your luggage tag can withstand the wear and tear of travel. Look for tags made from sturdy materials such as leather or silicone, and make sure the information on the tag is securely attached.

When it comes to luggage tags, size does matter! Make sure the tag you choose is the right size for your luggage and can be easily attached. You want to select a tag that’s large enough to display your contact information and other essential details, but not so large that it becomes cumbersome. A standard luggage tag size is around 4.5 inches by 2.5 inches. However, you can also find smaller or larger options based on your preference.

The visibility of your luggage tag is another crucial factor to consider. You want to select a tag that’s easily visible, even from a distance. Bright colors such as neon green, orange, or pink are excellent choices for increasing visibility. You can also choose luggage tags with reflective materials or high-contrast lettering that makes it easy to spot your luggage.

Information Protection

One of the most important things to consider when buying a luggage tag is the protection of your personal information. While it’s great to have your information on the tag, you also want to make sure it’s not easily accessible to prying eyes. Look for tags with a flap or cover that can be securely fastened over the information, or tags that have the information printed on the inside.

Personalization Options

While the main purpose of a luggage tag is to keep your bags safe, that doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish too! Look for tags that allow for some form of personalization, whether it’s how your personal information is laid out, or even a quirky design. Not only will this make your bags easier to find, but it’ll also give your luggage a touch of personality.

Value for Money

When shopping for luggage tags, make sure you’re getting value for your money. While it may be tempting to go for the cheapest option, it’s important to remember that you’re investing in something that will be with your luggage for a long time. Look for tags that offer a good balance of features, durability, and price.

Lastly, consider the reputation of the brand from which you are buying. Look for brands with good customer reviews and ratings to ensure you are getting a quality product.

Our Top Picks

1. best overall: shacke luggage tags.

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Our top pick for the best overall luggage tag is the Shacke Luggage Tags. These tags are made of a flexible, rubber-like material that is designed to withstand the wear and tear of travel, including rough handling by baggage handlers.

The tags feature a unique design, which includes a privacy flap that covers the traveler’s personal information. This adds an extra layer of security to the tags, as it helps to prevent identity theft or other issues that could arise if personal information were to become exposed.

The tags are also very easy to use, with a simple buckle strap that can be quickly attached to any type of luggage or bag. They are available in a variety of colors, making it easy to coordinate with your luggage or choose a color that stands out for easy identification.

2. Best Budget: Travelon Set of 2 Luggage Tags

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For those who want a reliable and durable luggage tag but are on a tight budget, the Travelon Set of 2 Luggage Tags is a great option. The tags are made of durable material and feature a colorful design, making it easy to spot your bags on the luggage carousel. The set includes two tags, one for your checked baggage and one for your carry-on, which is a convenient feature for those who like to travel with multiple bags. The tags also have a privacy flap that covers your personal information, which adds an extra layer of security.

3. Best for Durability: TUFFTAAG Luggage Tags

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If you’re looking for a tag that can withstand rough handling and frequent travel, the TUFFTAAG luggage tags are an excellent choice.

Made from reinforced aluminum, these tags are designed to withstand the wear and tear of travel, and are resistant to scratches, bends, and breaks.

These tags are sleek and modern, with a variety of color options available, making it easy to identify your luggage at a glance. The tags also come with a strong steel cable that securely attaches to your luggage, ensuring that your tag stays put throughout your journey.

The tags also have a customizable information card that slides into the tag. The card is large enough to hold all of your essential information, including your name and phone number, making it easy for someone to contact you if your luggage is lost or misplaced.

4. Best for Security: Dynotag Luggage Tags

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The Dynotag luggage tags are an excellent option for those concerned about security. These tags use QR code technology to provide quick and easy access to your personal information, making it easier for your luggage to be returned if it gets lost.

The tags are made from durable materials that are designed to withstand the wear and tear of travel, and they come in a variety of colors and designs to suit your personal style. They are also weather-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about them getting damaged in the rain or snow.

One of the best features of these tags is their web-based tracking system. Once you activate your tag, you can use the Dynotag website to track your luggage and receive notifications when it is found. The system also allows you to update your contact information and even set up a reward for anyone who finds your lost luggage.

5. Best Leather: Casmonal Leather Luggage Tags

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If you are looking for a stylish luggage tag, the Casmonal Leather Luggage Tags are a great option. The tags are made of high-quality leather that looks and feels great, and they come in a variety of colors to choose from.

These tags are very durable. They are designed to withstand the wear and tear of travel and will hold up well over time. The tags are also easy to attach to your luggage and stay securely in place.

Another great feature of these tags is that they include a privacy flap that covers your personal information. This is an important security feature that will help protect your identity and keep your information safe while you travel.

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The Kate Spade New York luggage tags are a stylish and trendy option for those looking for a unique design. The tags are made with high-quality materials, such as durable leather or PVC, and come in a variety of bright and bold colors, as well as fun and playful designs.

One of the greatest features of these luggage tags is their size – they are large enough to easily find your suitcase on the baggage carousel, yet small enough to not add too much weight or bulk to your luggage. Additionally, the tags come with a clear plastic window where you can insert your personal information, making it easy for airport staff to contact you if your luggage gets lost or misplaced.

Final Thoughts

The Shacke luggage tags are the best all-round choice. They are durable and certain to catch your eye on the baggage carousel.

The Travelon Set of 2 luggage tags are a great budget choice. But budget doesn’t mean that you’re missing out on features. These are a colorful design with security at the forefront.

The Tufftaag luggage tags are made from aluminum and built to last.

The Dynotag Luggage Tags place security at the forefront, with the QR feature to find its owner.

If you’re looking for something classy, the Casmonal Leather Luggage Tags will not disappoint.

Finally, if you want to turn heads, the Kate Spade New York luggage tags are the perfect luggage accessory.

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The Best Luggage Tags for Travel

By Stacey L Nash

Updated on Oct 21, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

8 minute read

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A luggage tag may be small, but it can become a vital part of your travel experience. If your bag gets misplaced, this little tag can become invaluable.

The best luggage tags stay secure through the rigors of travel, protect private information, and make your bags easier to identify. Different styles, colors, and materials affect the durability and look of the tag. You’ve got plenty of options, from one-of-a-kind personalized tags to tags made of tough stainless steel that can handle harsh conditions on long adventures.

  • BEST OVERALL: Travelambo Leather Luggage Bag Tags
  • BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK: 7 Pack TravelMore Luggage Tags
  • BEST PERSONALIZED: United Craft Supplies Personalized Luggage Tags
  • BEST LEATHER: SwissElite Genuine Leather Luggage Tags
  • BEST STAINLESS STEEL: ProudGuy Luggage Tags 
  • BEST SMART: Dynotag Web Enabled Smart Aluminum Luggage Tag

Types of Luggage Tags

Luggage tags are fairly simple devices, but there are several different types and styles. While most luggage tags aren’t difficult to use, you may prefer a certain attachment type or overall design. Your luggage’s style, trip destination, and personal preference all factor into finding the best luggage tag.

Handle Wrap

Handle-wrap luggage tags fit around the luggage handle and are usually secured with a hook-and-loop closure. Personal identification information is stored on the inside of the tag, so it can’t be seen from the outside. Handle-wrap-style tags are available in a variety of colors and patterns, and many are customizable with your name or initials.

Magnetic luggage tags have a security flap that’s fastened with a magnet. These tags attach to the luggage with either a stainless steel wire or a fabric loop-and-buckle closure. The magnet keeps personal contact information more private yet lets you easily peek at the tag to make sure the bag is yours before claiming it.

Slip or slip-in pocket luggage tags are typically the least-expensive option. Made with a clear plastic cover and backing, they are sleeves into which you can slip a business card or card with contact information. These tags usually attach to luggage with a plastic loop. Slip-in pocket luggage tags may not be the most durable, but they’re easy to attach and can be bought in bulk.


Your initials, last name, or a clever saying can personalize a luggage tag, making it easier to identify. Some manufacturers offer customized lettering and text colors, too. Customized tags may be priced per letter or include an extra fee based on the design intricacy. However, they can be much easier to spot at the baggage claim.

Luggage straps perform dual roles. They wrap around luggage and buckle, holding the luggage closed. The strap can be tightened, reducing the chances of personal items falling out if the luggage is dropped or if the zipper breaks. Some straps also function as luggage tags with a personalized message on them or a slot in which to put contact information. Straps also come in bright colors and patterns that are easier to spot in a sea of black suitcases.

Smart luggage tags link to a bag tracker through an app via a smartphone or through an account with the manufacturer. Logging into the app or account allows you to see the location of your luggage in real time, making it easier to track the bag when it is away from you. Different manufacturers offer different features: some put a scannable QR code on the tag that links to a unique web page with your contact information, and others rely on the bag’s finder calling the manufacturer, who then contacts you.

These tags look like a metal luggage tag but without visible contact information. Some attach to the bag’s handle, so they’re easy to find. Others are mainly a GPS tracker that’s meant to be tucked away inside the luggage. The latter type lets you know the luggage’s location but doesn’t provide contact information.

What to Consider When Choosing the Best Luggage Tags 

Luggage tags are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. How you travel, where you travel, and your personal preferences will help you select the best luggage tag for you. Think about durability, ease of access, and any extra security features the tag offers. It should be able to withstand some pulling, tugging, and a fall or two, since most luggage goes through a lot of shuffling and handling while traveling by air, bus, or rail before it gets back to you.

While there’s no regulation of luggage tag sizes, luggage tags usually come in eight sizes that range in width from 1 3/8 inches to 3 1/2 inches and lengths of 2 3/4 inches to 6 1/4 inches. Small, lightweight luggage tags can help prevent extra charges for oversized bags. Small tags also tend to stay out of the way while traveling. Most of the time, the tags are proportional to the size of the luggage to which it’s attached. Larger tags are sized well for crates or bigger packages.

Luggage tag materials need to hold up to varying humidity levels and temperatures. Stainless steel is resistant to changing temperatures, while rubber and plastic are better options than stainless steel or leather for dealing with water. Look for a tag that’s durable and well-made so it can withstand the weather conditions in your travel destinations.

Common luggage tag materials include:

  • Stainless steel

When it comes to design, there are many different styles of luggage tags. The first consideration may be to decide whether you want the tag to help make your luggage easy to spot with its unique colors, shapes, and patterns, or if you want a tag that blends with the luggage.

Business travelers may prefer a basic, minimal design that maintains a professional appearance and won’t stand out in a boardroom. However, casual travelers and families may prefer unique tags that make their luggage easy to identify. It’s a matter of balancing your style preferences with the amount of visibility you desire.

Some luggage tags offer a few extra features that are worth considering. For example, some magnetic tags have a metal strip where your name can be engraved.

Another feature to consider is the attachment style. How the tag attaches to your luggage makes a difference in how easy it is to secure the tag and how durable it is. For example, a stainless steel wire ring tends to be more durable than a plastic loop. Belt-with-buckle closures and hook-and-loop are other ways that luggage tags are secured.

Our Top Picks

The luggage tags recommended here earn high marks for durability, practical extra features, and quality. Faux leather, leather, plastic, and stainless steel tags are included on the list. Check out some of the best luggage tags below, and get ready to start packing your bags for that next adventure.

It’s the quality and simplicity of Travelambo Leather Luggage Bag Tags that puts them at the top of our list. Polyurethane leather has the look of leather but with better weather resistance. Thirty color options offer a rainbow of choices, so you can pick your favorite color, coordinate with family members, or keep tag colors low-key and neutral.

The tag has a double-sided contact card that allows for two sets of contact information. That gives you an advantage if your bag gets lost: if you’re not available at one address, there’s a backup. This increases your chances of receiving a call, email, or text about your bag. A simple privacy flap covers your contact information but still lets you take a peek to make sure it’s your bag. Finally, a simple but secure buckle attaches the tag to your luggage.

If you’re traveling with lots of bags or you have an entire family’s worth of luggage to tag, the TravelMore 7-pack may be just what you need. Each brightly colored tag is made of PVC silicone, so it’s water- and abrasion-resistant. The TravelMore tags attach to luggage with a simple plastic loop. A standard-size business card or the provided contact card will fit inside the double-sided design, which allows you to check either side of the tag before grabbing the bag off of the baggage claim carousel.

Some faux leather looks inexpensive, but the 11 leather colors offered by United Craft Supplies look like real leather. You can choose one of 18 designs to personalize with your name, coordinate with family or a travel group, or help make your bags stand out. Visible topstitching complements each personalized design.

The tags are water- and scratch-resistant, and a strap and buckle secures them to the luggage. Each tag includes a contact card that’s visible through a coverless clear window.

Best Leather

Swisselite genuine leather luggage tags.

Leather is often associated with luxury. With 14 color options, SwissElite leather tags let you choose a color that works with your luggage color scheme.

Each tag comes with a double-sided contact card, providing one side for a second set of contact information. A privacy flap keeps that information hidden but easy to access when claiming your bag. The tag is secured to the bag with a leather strap and a stainless steel buckle.

Best Stainless Steel

Proudguy luggage tags.

ProudGuy’s stainless steel tags are designed to resist rough treatment and stand up to vigorous travel. The 15 colors look sleek, give your bag a unique look, and add an identifiable pop of personality to your travels.

A stainless steel cable ring comes with each tag, providing an equally strong way to attach it to the bag. These tags work with a standard-size business card. However, the clear window allows contact information to be visible.

Dynotag Web Enabled Smart Aluminum Luggage Tag

Each Dynotag luggage tag comes equipped with a unique QR code specific to that tag. If someone finds your bag, they scan the code. The code shares the tag’s unique webpage that includes your contact information. If the QR code doesn’t work or the bag finder doesn’t have access to a QR code reader, Dynotag’s contact number is listed on the tag. After the company has been notified, they contact you. The tag also offers GPS-assisted tag viewing, so you can see where the tag is or has been.

Once you sign up for a Dynotag account, you can log in and change the contact information associated with the tag at any time. If your phone number or address changes, the update is easy and can be done from anywhere. There’s no subscription fee, and the tag with the accompanying account comes with a lifetime warranty. For the frequent flyer, this smart tag could make tracking your bag easy and traveling less stressful.

FAQs About Luggage Tags 

When you’re planning a trip, you might not immediately think about shopping for a luggage tag. A small purchase that can have a big impact, a luggage tag can’t make your bag always show up on time, but it can help safely return your bag when it doesn’t.

Since there is a lot to consider when shopping for a luggage tag, you may still have questions. Below are a few of the most common questions and answers about luggage tags.

Q. Do I need luggage tags?

Yes, a luggage tag is recommended for anyone checking bags while traveling. Luggage tags include your contact information, making it easier to return the luggage if it gets lost. Tags also make it easier for you to identify your luggage on a baggage carousel full of similarly colored black bags.

Q. What information should be on a luggage tag?

The tag should include your name and either a phone number or email address. Your physical address isn’t absolutely necessary.

Q. Where do I attach a luggage tag? 

Most luggage tags attach to the bag’s handle. However, many tags attach to zippers or any other firmly attached straps or pieces on the luggage.

7 Best Luggage Trackers and Tags of 2024

Effective GPS, bluetooth and WiFi trackers so your bags end up where you do.

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At the Good Housekeeping Institute , we regularly test travel electronics , including the best luggage trackers. Our picks include tags that our Lab pros have tested in our search to find the best key finders .

Our top picks:



Apple airtag.

Pro Bluetooth Tracker


Tile pro pro bluetooth tracker.

Galaxy SmartTag

Most Popular Luggage Tracker

Samsung galaxy smarttag.


Most Versatile Luggage Tracker

GPS Tracker


Landairsea gps tracker.

GPS Tracker

BEST LUGGAGE TRACKER for International Travel

Tracki gps tracker.

Stainless Steel Smart Luggage ID Tag


Dynotag stainless steel smart luggage id tag.

If you are looking for more smart gadgets, consult our guides to the best smart wallets and best smart luggage . For even more luggage options (that will now be tracked thanks to your luggage tag), reference our experts' top picks for the best hardside luggage .

Reliability and accuracy go hand in hand with the Apple AirTag. It's compact and lightweight, so you can track a host of things you often misplace, from keys to backpacks to, of course, luggage . Our GH experts also like that the battery is easily replaceable. Simply set up your AirTag on your iPhone or iPad's Bluetooth with one tap, then listen for the pinging from the AirTag's built-in speaker to guide you to your belongings. It's designed for those in the Apple ecosystem, so it's not ideal if you have an Android or other device.

Apple has not specified its exact Bluetooth range, but it's believed that each AirTag supports Bluetooth 5.0, which means it should be trackable within 800 feet . You can also track the device in real-time by following it in the Find My network. Activate "Lost Mode" for notifications when it is in rang e or has been located by the Find My network. Your AirTag will ping off of nearby Apple devices to gauge its location, so you can still track your bag if it ends up miles away. You can also input your phone number and email so that if someone finds a lost AirTag, they can tap it using their iPhone to display your contact info.

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Battery type: Replaceable | Compatibility: Bluetooth networks | Subscription: None | Size: 3.27 in. x 0.47 in. x 4.09 in.

Another classic Bluetooth tracker, Tile's item finder earned the top spot in our best key finder tests for its ability to t rack your personal items up to 400 feet . For items that haven't trekked too far in the airport, it sounds off 80 decibels, according to our Lab tests, so you’ll be sure to hear it. It syncs up with Google Assistant so you can ask your smart speaker to locate your Tile for you. Like the AirTag, it also boasts a one-year lifespan before you should replace the battery. As a bonus, its water resistance means you can stress less about it short-circuiting from liquids.

Download the Tile app to pinpoint when and where you left something behind. The Community Find option will notify you when any phone with the Tile app is in proximity to your Tile, allowing you to pinpoint your lost item even if it's out of range. This set of four means you can track the whole family's bags.

Battery type: Replaceable | Compatibility: Bluetooth networks | Subscription: Optional Tile Premium ($2.99 per month) or Tile Premium Protect ($8.33 per month) | Size: 2.32 in x 0.3 in x 1.32 in.

Like the Apple AirTag but for Galaxy users, this Samsung smart tag lets you track your personal belongings up to 390 feet. Once out of range, the offline Galaxy Find Network in the SmartThings app pinpoints it using scanned data nearby. It also keeps a log of where the tag's been , so you can retrace its steps. Though we haven't tested this one in our Lab, we are hoping to soon.

For now, we appreciate its replaceable battery life and that the technology is similar to other trackers we have evaluated. It also has a 4.4-star rating on Amazon with over 5,500 five-star reviews that comment on the tracker's accuracy and reliability with one customer saying the tag helped locate her lost luggage after showing the attendant their phone at baggage claim.

Battery type: Replaceable | Compatibility: Bluetooth networks | Subscription: Not listed | Size: 1.54 in x 1.54 in x 0.39 in

Living up to its name, this tracker is as slim as a credit card — ideal for slipping inside your purse, wallet or pocket. In fact, our experts named it the best key finder for a purse in testing. We appreciate its waterproof design and that you can use it to track more than just luggage: Pop it inside your favorite notebook or your tablet's case.

The tile is compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri, and the app is available for both iOS and Android . We recommend downloading the app as it allows you to track your luggage even if the tile is out of Bluetooth range, which goes up to 250 feet. There is also added security if you add your contact information to the Tile Network, a secure and anonymous platform that will help return your lost tile to you when the QR code is scanned.

Battery type: 3-year non-replaceable | Compatibility: Bluetooth networks | Subscription: Optional Tile Premium ($2.99 per month) or Tile Premium Protect ($8.33 per month) | Size: 4.53 in x 0.41 in x 4.53 in

A bit of an upgrade from a smart tag, this GPS tracker lets you eye your personal belongings in real-time. There's no shortage of ways to keep your luggage on your radar: The LandAirSea app and website let you receive text and email alerts while tracking the device’s location on Google Maps. It also keeps a log of where the tag's been, so you can retrace its steps like how long it idled in one place.

Though we haven't tested this one in our Lab, we appreciate the GPS technology for large areas of coverage and accuracy. One Amazon reviewer named it one of the best Android-compatible GPS trackers they've used, calling it "user friendly" and praising its accuracy. They added that it gave them peace of mind about their valuables during connecting flights within the US.

Battery type: Rechargeable | Compatibility: GPS | Subscription: Starting at $19.95 per month | Size: 2.25 in x 2.25 in x 0.8 in.

Stash this pocket-sized GPS luggage tracker in your valuables for your next trip abroad. Its real-time tracking capabilities and included international SIM card work for unlimited distances , perfect for a queue of connecting flights overseas. With over 26,000 five-star ratings, Amazon reviewers praise its live tracking via Google Street View and its app alerts that let you know when it crosses a Geo boundary you set, has a low battery and more.

Though we haven't tested this pick in the Lab, we appreciate that it works with WiFi when indoors and GPS satellites when outdoors. Once you start tracking your bag, Tracki offers about five days of real-time tracking before it needs another charge. Without real-time tracking, the brand claims its battery spans 30 to 75 days using the battery save mode, and you can still check your bag's location here and there.

Battery type: Rechargeable | Compatibility: GPS and WiFi | Subscription: Required $19.95 monthly fee | Size: 1.81 in. x 1.5 in. x 0.6 in.

OK, so it's not a true GPS tracker, but Dynotag's smart ID is a major step up from typical luggage tags. The tag displays a custom QR code that lets the owner register their contact info , including a name, phone number and address, in case a fellow traveler finds it. Worried about your info falling into the wrong hands? Every time the QR code is scanned, it automatically notifies the owner via email and includes the scanner's IP address.

The website also asks the person for their location info for easier communication. We haven't tried this pick in the Lab yet, but we like that several Amazon reviewers highlighted its easy setup and durability. Its sturdy stainless construction ensures it won't be easily ripped off when chucked underneath the airplane.

Battery type: N/A | Compatibility: QR code | Subscription: None | Size: 3.15 in. x 1.73 in.

How we chose the best luggage trackers

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Our Good Housekeeping Institute engineers regularly test the latest and greatest tech like fitness trackers , smart rings and even dog GPS trackers , so you know what's really worth the investment based on your needs. We haven't formally tested luggage trackers, but our recommendations come from a combination of one-off GPS tracker tests by our experts, previous testing from our Lab's best key finders guide and picks from highly rated online reviews.

Luggage trackers utilize GPS, Bluetooth or WiFi to locate an item. "A GPS tracker taps into a global satellite system that uses microwave signals to help track down the precise location of where the unit is in real time," says Good Housekeeping Institute Chief Technologist & Executive Technical Director Rachel Rothman . In our test for key finders, we tried some in our Lab and sent others to consumer testers for real user feedback. We logged dozens of hours with these trackers, collecting hundreds of data points including the length of the tracking range, the loudness of the alerts according to a decibel reader, the ease of replacing the batteries and how easy it was to use the apps.

What features to consider in a luggage tracker

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✔️ Battery type : Some GPS trackers use rechargeable batteries that only last a few days before needing to be plugged in, while others come with replaceable batteries that can last well over a year, Rachel says. If you're on a longer excursion, invest in one with a long battery life.

✔️ Compatibilities : "It’s ideal to look for a tracker with a couple of complimentary technologies being used," Rachel says. "That way, no matter where in the world your luggage winds up, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you can track it down!" For those that only use Bluetooth, you’ll have to be in close proximity, so it’s less advantageous for luggage tracking and better suited to finding a set of lost keys in your house. Some use Bluetooth and WiFi or tap into larger Bluetooth device networks to offer more coverage, as is the case with AirTag and Tile . Those with GPS offer large areas of coverage and more accuracy but can easily be obscured indoors.

✔️ Subscription fees : Many tracking devices offer basic features free of charge, but some offer premium features like GPS tracking or real-time location services with a monthly subscription. Make sure the device you choose comes with the functionality you want before you commit to a subscription plan.

✔️ Size : Luggage trackers come in a few standard sizes, and none are particularly large (think a credit card size in terms of length and width), Rachel says. Some are smaller and can double as a keychain attachment or tuck nicely into a pocket so it stays hidden. The best tracker for you depends upon how versatile you want it to be: If it will be solely for luggage, a bit larger is likely fine, but if you want to use it for keys and wallets, too, you might want to look for a smaller form.

Are luggage trackers worth it?

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Luggage trackers may not be necessary for every type of traveler, but it can be a game changer for others. Think about how often you travel, where you are traveling to and the value of the items you will be transporting. For example, if you tend to travel near and far for work, a tracker may be beneficial for keeping track of the suitcase that contains your work necessities. Or, if you travel internationally and are no stranger to connecting flights, a luggage tracker will let you virtually follow your bags between airports.

"The best case scenario is they became devices that you never need to use, but offer a tremendous sense of relief in the case you do need them," says Rachel. Plus, you can use the same tracker for non-luggage items like your wallet.

How effective are luggage trackers?

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The performance of a luggage tracker depends on the technology said tracker employs. For example, a tracker that uses a Bluetooth network can track a piece of luggage to 200 feet or more. Some trackers have a greater range, or include additional smart features such as connecting to Find My Network or Apple AirTag which makes those products even more effective at tracking your luggage.

Are luggage trackers TSA-approved?

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Know that the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) approves of navigation GPS devices in both carry-on and checked luggage. However, keep in mind that there are no detailed guidelines on specific TSA-approved luggage tracker models in this category, so the TSA agent at your designated security checkpoint has the authority to make any final approval on whether the item is allowed.

Why trust Good Housekeeping?

As Good Housekeeping's Chief Technologist & Executive Technical Director, Rachel Rothman oversees testing methodology, implementation and reporting for all labs. During her 14 years with the Institute, the self-described Gadget Girl has had the opportunity to evaluate thousands of products, including countless innovative breakthroughs in consumer tech and home improvement. She ran the testing of the above Lab-recommend picks and lent her expertise on GPS trackers to this guide. Commerce Editor Jacqueline Saguin teamed up with Rachel and vetted popular online reviews to round up all of the above luggage tracker picks. She regularly collaborates with the Labs to synthesize its data in putting together product reviews on the best products, according to testing.

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Jacqueline (she/her) covers all things e-commerce in beauty, lifestyle and beyond for the Good Housekeeping Institute . Before joining GH in 2021, she was a style and beauty reviews fellow at Insider, testing viral trends, reviewing sustainable brands and more. She's a graduate of the University of Florida's School of Journalism, with a specialty in magazines and mass communication.

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Smart luggage can include bags with charging ports to keep your electronics (especially your smartphone ) juiced up, automatic navigation to help your spinners follow you, and even built-in scooters to make getting to your next gate a breeze. 

While some of these features can make prepping for a trip pricey, you might find that the extra bit of cash adds to the convenience factor when traveling. When you don't have to search for a plug around the airport to charge your phone or you have your luggage follow you around instead of pulling it with you, you'll remember what a good investment you made. 

With that in mind, we've gathered up some of our favorite picks with a variety of smart components, from USB ports to ride-on framework and automatic, motorized luggage that goes where you go on its own. You'll also see familiar brands like Samsonite and Wrangler among some of our picks. Below, find options for the best smart luggage this year to make travel a cinch this summer. 

Best Smart Luggage of 2024

Wrangler smart luggage set.

Wrangler Smart Luggage Set

This affordable luggage set keeps things simple with a USB port to charge up your mobile devices and a 3-in-1 cup holder to complement its hardshell exterior and double spinner wheels. It also comes in a wide variety of colors. 

Ovis Auto-Follow Suitcase

Ovis Auto-Follow Suitcase

This suitcase can be filled to the brim and will follow you around the airport so you don't even have to carry it. Just charge up the battery, connect via app, and you're good to go. It sports a lightweight shell made of polycarbonate with a glossy finish in multiple colors as well. 

Olotu Cycling Suitcase

Olotu Cycling Suitcase

Why carry or roll your luggage around when you can ride on it instead? This load-bearing hardshell luggage has space for you to stand on it and ride it as a scooter. It supports up to 242 lbs and still has plenty of storage area for your belongings. It's pricey, but imagine being able to zip through the airport with your own transport — you can do it with this suitcase. 

Feilario Expandable Spinner Wheel Luggage

Feilario Expandable Spinner Wheel Luggage

This affordable spinner wheel luggage comes with all the niceties you need for heading through the airport or wherever it is you're traveling from. It includes a USB port, Type-C port, a phone holder, water cup holder, and a handle hook all for your convenience. 

Iubest Luggage Carry-On Scooter Suitcase

Iubest Luggage Carry-On Scooter Suitcase

If you're traveling with kids, help keep them out of the way and moving along with this ride on suitcase. It features a detachable scooter that the kids can jump right on and follow you along through every terminal, all without dropping their luggage somewhere. 

Faginx Electric Rideable Suitcase

Faginx Electric Rideable Suitcase

This electric suitcase doesn't only follow you around, but you can ride it as well. It's a sturdy, aluminum alloy suitcase made with aviation-grade aluminum alloy. Its 250W brushless motor gets you where you're going in a snap, and if you're sitting still, you can use its lithium battery to charge up your phone and other devices. 

Luggex Carry-On Luggage with USB Port

Luggex Carry-On Luggage with USB Port

This fashionable luggage set comes with both USB-A and USB-C charging ports so you can add your own power bank and fill up on power while out and about. It also offers a separate cosmetic case that you can carry all those important goodies in that you can't lose on the way to your destination.

Samsonite Underseat Carry-On Spinner

Samsonite Underseat Carry-On Spinner

This bag is small enough to fit under your seat once you board the plane, so you can keep a close eye on it. It also has a USB port so you can charge everything up on the go. With its multiple pockets and other compartment features, it's perfect for just about any use case. 

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Space Suitcases Smart Rideable Suitcase

Space Suitcases Smart Rideable Suitcase

This fun, space age-esque suitcase is half motorized scooter, half luggage. It has a built-in electric motor that means you can sit down and ride through the airport, train station, or wherever you're going. Just pack your belonging  and get gong. It has 26 liters of storage and a TSA-approved lock built-in. Plus, its 250W motor can get you where you want to go quickly, even with a full compartment. 

Nomatic Travel Pack

Nomatic Travel Pack

If you don't have enough items to necessitate a larger hardshell bag or even a larger carry-on, consider this waterproof, expandable backpack that has plenty of room for laptops, clothes, and other essentials. It has an RFID lockable security pocket, a USB port, plenty of pockets, and 30 liters of space for everything you need to bring with you. 

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The 4 Best Luggage Trackers of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

Never lose luggage again with these easy-to-use tracking devices.

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Losing luggage before (or after) a trip can put a damper on any experience. While there is no way to prevent airlines from misplacing your luggage, using a luggage tracker is one of the best travel hacks for making the process easier if your suitcase doesn’t make it on a flight.

To recommend the best luggage trackers on the market, we tested eight different devices from trusted tech brands. After flying with all of the luggage trackers, we chose the top three trackers that were effortless to set up, accurately located our luggage, and were extremely useful for offering peace of mind while traveling. Our top pick might surprise you, so keep reading to learn more about what qualities we looked for in a luggage tag.

Best Overall

Eufy smarttrack link.

  • Ease of Setup 5 /5
  • Accuracy 5 /5
  • Functionality 5 /5
  • Design 4.5 /5

It pairs seamlessly with an iPhone and costs much less than AirTags.

The locator sound on the device could be louder.

Eufy’s luggage tracker edged out the popular Apple AirTags during testing by impressing us with the same (if not slightly better) features at a much lower price point. The device came ready to go and all we had to do was open the Find My app on an iPhone and the tracker automatically connected for hassle-free setup. Throughout our four-month tests, we used the tracker on eight different flights and every time we could see that our luggage was on the airplane before take-off, providing peace of mind en route to our final destination. In between trips, we simply left the tracker in the suitcase, so it was ready for our next adventure.

The device itself is thin and small, but not too small that it could get lost easily, so you can feel safe using it in a wallet or purse on a trip. One of our favorite traits is the hole in the upper corner that can be directly attached to a keychain or lanyard to keep track of car or house keys instead. Plus, the tracker is water-resistant and didn’t get damaged during travels, even after we tucked it into the bottom of a 50-pound checked suitcase. 

The Details: 1.46 x 1.46 x 0.26 inches | Replaceable lithium coin battery | No subscription fee | iOS compatible only | Water-resistant 

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Best for Everyday Use

Apple airtag.

  • Accuracy 2.5 /5
  • Functionality 4 /5
  • Design 5 /5

The device is about the size and weight of a quarter, which makes it easy to use to track all types of items.

Over the course of our four-month tests, we did have issues with location accuracy as the AirTag can lose connection quite easily.

The small size of an Apple AirTag is ideal for keeping track of your items without noticing the device is tucked away. Since the tags are about the size of a quarter, they can fit in a suitcase, purse, or wallet with ease, and the metal material feels particularly durable compared to the other plastic models we tried. Made by Apple, the device pairs to an iPhone within seconds and is tracked via the Find My app, where users can also change the name of the device if there is more than one. With the popularity of AirTags , there are tons of compatible accessories (beyond placing them in luggage), including passport covers, wallets, keychains, and wristbands for kids. The biggest downside we experienced with the AirTag is that it didn’t accurately provide the location of the luggage and it spooked us several times with messages saying that luggage was left behind while we were taxiing on the tarmac. Although the AirTag wasn’t our top pick, we still think it’s an excellent option to help prevent lost bags . 

The Details: 1.6 x 1.6 x 0.31 inches | Replaceable lithium coin batteries | No subscription fee | iOS compatible only

Best Subscription

Tile pro bluetooth tracker.

  • Ease of Setup 4.5 /5
  • Accuracy 4 /5

You can use this device to track items for free, but the paid subscription offers worthwhile features for some travelers.

The device requires the Tile app and it wasn’t very intuitive to navigate for setup — even after four months of testing, we found the separate app to be annoying.

The Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker offers the same basic functionality as the other devices we tried, including the ability to see the location of the device on an app. However, frequent fliers will appreciate the ability to upgrade the features of this device by getting one of the two premium plans offered by Tile that cost $30 or $100 per year depending on the plan (you can get the first year for free when you purchase the tracker through Tile). The premium subscription comes with smart alerts to tell you when the device isn’t in range, 30-day location history, and reimbursement for lost items that Tile can’t track with options for $100 or $1,000 reimbursement for either the premium or premium protection plan. 

For travelers who just want to use the Tile tracker as is, we were impressed with the durable and functional design of the plastic fob. It comes with a hole in it so you can use it for keys and wallets along with luggage, too. We had some slight issues setting up the device with the Tile app, but once we started messing around with it, it got easier to navigate over time.

The Details: 2.32 x 1.32 x 0.3 inches | Replaceable lithium metal batteries | Subscription fee | Android, iOS, and Smart Home compatible | Water-resistant

Best for Android Users

Samsung galaxy smarttag2.

It's easy to use and comes with a keychain that you can attach to just about any item.

The button is quite sensitive, so you may accidentally trigger the alarm if it's in a bag, purse, or pocket.

For Android users who are looking for a luggage tracker than can be used while on vacation and for everyday needs, the latest SmartTag from Samsung is a great choice. While it does require an app to use, the set-up process was easy and intuitive. Plus, there is no subscription required to use the SmartTag2 and the battery lasts over 500 days, so you really don't need to think of the device often after you attach it to your suitcase, purse, bag, or keys.

Throughout our tests, the device was very accurate for tracking location and it never lost connection. It's also small and lightweight, so you can easily attach it to just about any item you may want to track. The SmartTag also comes with a case and keychain for extra durability and convenience.

The Details: 2.06 x 1.13 x 0.31 inches | Replaceable lithium metal batteries | Android | Water-resistant

Other Luggage Trackers We Liked

The luggage tracker highlighted below didn’t quite make the cut, but we’re giving it an honorable mention after a solid performance in testing.

Dynotag Brushed Stainless Steel Smart Tag : This luggage tag isn’t technically a tracker since there isn’t a feature to locate the device, but if someone found it, the QR code would easily put them into contact with the owner of the luggage. 

To test eight luggage trackers, we traveled with every device in a checked bag over the course of four months to see how well each one performed based on ease of use, functionality, accuracy, and design. We also tested some of the trackers for everyday use to keep track of wallets, keychains, and headphones. 

First, we set up each device according to the instructions (or lack thereof) to see how easy or difficult it was to get started. After setting up the devices, we placed them in checked luggage and flew to various destinations, including routes with multiple layovers, to ensure our luggage made it onto the flights. In the end, our favorite luggage trackers were simple and intuitive to set up, accurately displayed the location of the item, and had a sleek and functional design meant for tracking luggage and other items while traveling.

Tips for Buying a Luggage Tracker

Make sure it’s compatible with your device.

The tricky thing about buying a luggage tracker is that not all of them are compatible with all operating systems. In general, most trackers can connect with just iOS or Android, but there are a few options that can connect with both. It’s almost always listed in the specifications section of the product so you’ll want to double-check before purchasing a tracker.

Consider where and how you’ll be using it

Tracking devices are ideal for luggage, but they can also work well for keys, wallets, passports, purses, and more whether you’re on the road or at home. For travelers looking for a tracking device for wallets and passports, we recommend the Apple AirTag since there are tons of travel accessories made to hold the device and they are also slim enough to fit anywhere. For keys or AirPods, consider getting a tag with a hole designed for attaching the device to keychains or rings.

Luggage trackers use Bluetooth and GPS signaling to relay the location of the device back to a phone or tablet. Even if you’re thousands of miles away, the tracker can usually display a location on a map on your device, which is particularly useful if your luggage gets lost in transit .

Although luggage trackers often have lithium batteries, they are still allowed in checked and carry-on bags. The FAA doesn’t allow rechargeable lithium batteries with more than 100 watt hours per battery, but, luckily, tracking devices have less than that. 

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T+L commerce writer Anna Popp writes most of the team’s articles where all of the products were tested in our lab or in a real-world setting. She participated in this real-world test and she still uses her Eufy, Apple, and Tile tracking devices every time she flies. Anna combed through testing notes and used her expertise of almost always checking in a bag to recommend the best luggage trackers.

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The Best Checked Luggage

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Every traveler can use a solid piece of checked luggage that can fit enough clothing, accessories and shoes for a long trip. Durability, plenty of storage and wheels that can handle rolling a full bag easily are just a few things to look for in a reputable piece of luggage.

If it's time to purchase a checked bag that can accommodate your belongings and handle the rigor of being tossed around, read on to discover your best options. All of our recommendations have top ratings and have also been personally tested and reviewed.

Best Overall: DELSEY PARIS Sky Max 2.0 Large Expandable Spinner

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Best Hard-sided: Samsonite Freeform Large Spinner

Best soft-sided: travelpro crew classic large check-in expandable spinner, best medium: away the medium, best large: lojel cubo large, best trunk: july checked trunk, best lightweight: lipault plume very long trip, best organization: solgaard check-in closet original – medium.

(Note: Prices and stock availability were accurate at the time this article was updated; they may fluctuate due to demand or other factors.)

DELSEY PARIS Max 2.0 Large Expandable Spinner in black.

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DELSEY PARIS Max 2.0 Large Expandable Spinner in black.

Price: $209.99 or less

Dimensions: 31 x 20 x 13.25 inches | Weight: 8.25 pounds Packing capacity: 14-21 days; 117 liters | Colors: Black, green or blue Hard- or soft-sided: Soft-sided | Warranty: 3-year limited

The soft-sided DELSEY PARIS Sky Max 2.0 Large Expandable Spinner is our top overall pick for the Best Checked Luggage thanks to its durability and excellent handling. This piece of checked luggage features double-spinner wheels; a collapsible handle for use on two or four wheels; a TSA-approved lock; and cushioned top, bottom and side handles. The bag has one large interior compartment with tie-down straps to keep everything in place and a medium zippered side pocket, plus a large zippered mesh pocket on the inside of the top of the bag, perfect for holding toiletries (or dirty clothes as your trip unfolds).

There are two large front pockets on the exterior of the bag for stashing last-minute or smaller items. The exterior of this checked bag is constructed of a polyester fabric with a twill pattern, and the bag expands quite a bit to fit in any additional souvenirs you may want to bring home with you.

What our editors say:

I am obsessed with this soft-sided checked bag – it fits an absurd amount of stuff. You can easily pack enough clothes, shoes, accessories and gear for a two- to three-week trip, and even when it's filled to the brim, the wheels and handle make it easy to maneuver the suitcase across many types of terrain. Mine has been checked numerous times, and the darker-colored fabric with its subtle design means any scuffs are pretty impossible to see and it hasn't scratched or dented at all. – Erin Evans, Managing Editor

Samsonite Freeform Large Spinner in purple.

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Samsonite Freeform Large Spinner in purple.

Price: $279.99 or less

Dimensions: 31.1 x 20.9 x 13.8 inches | Weight: 9.6 pounds Packing capacity: 14-21 days | Colors: Navy, white, gray, black or purple Hard- or soft-sided: Hard-sided | Warranty: 10-year limited

The Samsonite Freeform Large Spinner is a traveler favorite for good reason. This hard-sided polypropylene suitcase is impressively lightweight for its size and made to last. A built-in TSA lock protects your luggage, and it expands by 1.5 inches when you need more room. There are two main packing compartments separated by a zippered panel on one side and compression straps on the other. The double wheels will allow you to navigate any airport or destination with ease. The Freeform also comes in medium and carry-on sizes, as well as a two-piece set.

I used to only use soft-sided luggage, but I've been won over by this suitcase. I love how easy it is to maneuver and lift such a large bag during my travels. You also can't go wrong with the Samsonite Outline Pro Large Spinner , which comes in a few other colors and has a slightly different compression system inside. – Catriona Kendall, Editor

Travelpro Crew Classic Large Check-in Expandable Spinner in blue.

Price: $349.99 or less

Dimensions: 30.75 x 18 x 13.25 inches | Weight: 10.4 pounds Packing capacity: 14-21 days; 130 liters | Colors: Black, gray or blue Hard- or soft-sided: Soft-sided | Warranty: Limited lifetime

Like many Travelpro luggage pieces, the Travelpro Crew Classic Large Check-in Expandable Spinner comes with a plethora of handy features. A TSA-approved lock keeps your belongings safe, and the self-aligning wheels make for easy rolling across a range of surfaces. Inside, you'll find a removable fold-out suiter for protecting clothes against wrinkles – so you won't need to bring an extra garment bag for a formal affair. There are also interior pockets (including a water-resistant one) and hold-down straps for keeping your belongings organized and secure.

This Travelpro spinner can hold plenty at 130 liters, but if you need something even bigger, the Travelpro Platinum Elite Large Check-In Spinner is a great alternative with many of the same features and 143.5 liters of space.

I was shocked at how lightweight this suitcase was for its size. The fold-out suiter is a game-changer for business travel or travel that requires formal attire, like a cruise or destination wedding . – Leilani Osmundson, Senior Digital Producer

Away The Medium in green.

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Away The Medium in green.

Price: $365 or less

Dimensions: 26 x 18.5 x 11 inches | Weight: 10.4 pounds Packing capacity: 7-14 days; 68 liters | Colors: Several options, including black, sea green, olive or white gloss Hard- or soft-sided: Hard-sided | Warranty: Limited lifetime

The Medium by Away is surprisingly large, with enough storage for about two weeks' worth of clothing. An interior compression panel and mesh pockets help maximize space, and an included laundry bag allows you to easily separate dirty and clean clothing in your suitcase. This checked bag also comes with a color-matched luggage tag. For the inevitable scratches, you can use a magic eraser to wipe the bag clean.

The Medium is so spacious that I can't imagine using a larger checked bag. I also appreciate all of the grab handles that make it easy to load on to the airport scale or pull off the baggage claim belt. – Amanda Norcross, Senior Content & SEO Strategist

LOJEL Cubo Large in red.

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LOJEL Cubo Large in red.

Price: $430 or less

Dimensions: 30.5 x 21.7 x 13.4 (14.6 when extended) inches | Weight: 11.7 pounds Packing capacity: 14-21 days; 120 liters (130 when extended) | Colors: 9 options, including burgundy, black, yellow or navy Hard- or soft-sided: Hard-sided | Warranty: 10-year

The flat-top opening on this large suitcase really makes it stand out from the crowd. Given its size, the top opening makes it easy to pack and close the suitcase when you have limited space. Constructed with 50% recycled polycarbonate, this style has a durable and sustainable design. The interior of the expandable suitcase has a lid with two spacious mesh compartments and a third with a privacy panel. For added organization, there's a zip pocket and a compression divider with four zip pockets, which keeps small items organized and helps you compartmentalize your belongings while in transit.

If you're looking for a large checked suitcase that is sturdy, easy to wheel and can hold a lot of contents, this is it. I really like the variety of zip pockets on the interior to keep smaller items easy to find, and the flat-top opening is a real game changer in small hotel rooms or tight spaces. – Rachael Hood, Senior Editor

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July Checked Trunk in blue.

Price: $545 or less

Dimensions: 28.35 x 16.34 x 14.5 inches | Weight: 13.2 pounds Packing capacity: 10-14 days; 95 liters | Colors: 11 gloss and matte options, including dark green, red or black Hard- or soft-sided: Hard-sided | Warranty: Limited lifetime with 100-day trial

This trunk is constructed with a rivetless anodized aluminum frame and crush-proof German polycarbonate shell. The trunk design has an 80/20 lid opening, and it closes with twin integrated TSA latch locks. On the inside, the bag has stain- and water-resistant nylon lining, a hidden laundry bag and a Y-strap compression system to keep contents secure. For easy maneuvering, it has a multi-height adjustable soft handle, top and side carry handles, and dual-spinner wheels.

From its sleek exterior to its space-maximized interior, this trunk makes packing for a long trip a breeze. The handle is extremely comfortable to pull, and the silent wheels glide effortlessly on an array of surfaces. – Rachael Hood

Lipault Plume Very Long Trip in blue.

Price: $329 or less

Dimensions: 31.1 x 18.1 x 12.2 inches | Weight: 8.6 pounds Packing capacity: 10-21 days | Colors: Maroon, navy or khaki green Hard- or soft-sided: Soft-sided | Warranty: 3-year limited

Weighing in at less than 9 pounds, this checked bag doesn't sacrifice quality or features. Its durable nylon construction wipes off easily, so you won't be too troubled by white winter salt marks or spilled coffee. The interior features two fold-down shelves, allowing you to pack it like a trunk or a traditional suitcase. There's also a mesh separation net to keep all of your belongings in place when you open the case, as well as two large interior zippered pockets.

On the front of the bag, you can make use of a spacious front zip pocket, a coordinating luggage tag and a zippered compartment that conceals and protects the telescoping handle when not in use. The spinner wheels glide easily on any surface, and if you want a coordinating carry-on, the Lipault Plume Cabin Size Spinner – U.S. News' top soft-sided luggage pick – can be stowed inside this bag when not in use.

While I try to stick to carry-on luggage, this checked suitcase is extremely impressive and perfect for when I need more space. I absolutely love the shelves that can be folded down flat when I don't want them, but also the ability to pack so I can just use the suitcase like a rolling closet. It's really lightweight, and I love that it coordinates with one of my favorite personal item bags, the Lipault City Plume 24H 2.0 . – Rachael Hood

Solgaard Check-In Closet Original – Medium in black.

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Solgaard Check-In Closet Original – Medium in black.

Price: $355 or less

Dimensions: 24.8 x 14.5 x 11.8 inches | Weight: 10.7 pounds Packing capacity: 10-15 days; 91 liters | Colors: 13 options, including black, red, purple or precious metals Hard- or soft-sided: Hard-sided | Warranty: Lifetime

If you're the type of person that likes to transfer your clothes from your suitcase to the hotel dresser upon arrival to keep things organized, this Solgaard suitcase is for you. With its built-in shelving system, you don't have to unpack – just pack your clothes into the five shelves and, when you get to the hotel, hang the removable shelving system for easy access. The suitcase is made with a durable polycarbonate shell. It comes with a TSA-approved three-digit lock, and the frictionless wheels paired with its comfortable handle make this checked bag easy to maneuver.

What our contributors say:

Not only does this suitcase make it easier to travel, but I also love that it is designed with sustainability in mind. Each one is made from 100% recycled plastic that is collected in coastal communities, in order to prevent it from going into the ocean. The one downside is that the shelving does take up some room, so you might be trading convenience for maximum capacity. – Sharael Kolberg

How we tested

Taking into account durability, capacity and features, our team tested more than a dozen checked bags from a variety of brands at a range of price points. We tested to see how the overall structure of the bag works for travel needs, along with the maneuverability of the wheels and comfort of the handle on a range of surfaces from moving walkways to cobblestones. After taking these suitcases on a variety of journeys, we've selected these checked suitcases as the best for 2024.

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étant dans une zone sans connexiion => je n'étais pas atteignable, et ne recevais pas de messagerie. Shuttle s'est aperçu du retard de l'avion, le chauffeur était présent, comme convenu. j'ai reçu un sms,, mais n'ai étè connectée que juste a la sortie de l'aèroport,.. précisions donnes sur le sms, contrôle phonique fait par la centrale avec le chauffeur (qui parlait anglais) voiture impeccable, et conduite délicate et confortable dans le traffic , donc,

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The Moscow Metro Has Some Beautiful Stations

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As of 2014, the Moscow Metro has 195 stations and its route length is 325.4 km (202.2 mi). Opened in 1935 with one 11-kilometre (6.8 mi) line and 13 stations, it was the first underground railway system in the Soviet Union. The system is mostly underground, with the deepest section 74 metres (243 ft) underground at the Park Pobedy station, one of the world’s deepest. As of 2013, the Moscow Metro is the busiest metro system outside of Asia, the world’s busiest by daily ridership and the 6th longest in the world. [ source ]

Of those 195 stations many have interesting architecture and design that reflect the era they were built in. The Sifter compiled a brief list below of some of the more eye-catching stations. If you know any stations that should be added to the list, let us know in the comments!

1. Kiyevskaya Metro Station

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2. Mayakovskaya Metro Station

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3. Electrozavodskaya Metro Station

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4. Kiyevskaya (Koltsevaya Line)

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5. Mayakovskaya Metro Station

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6. Sretensky Bulvar Metro Staion

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7. Slavyanskiy Bulvar Metro Station


10. Komsomolskaya (Koltsevaya Line)


11. Elektrozavodskaya Metro Station

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13. Dostoyevskaya Metro Station

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16. Maryina Roshcha Metro Station

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17. Taganskaja Metro Station

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18. Belarusian Metro Station

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19. Arbatskaya (Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line)

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The trains and stations of the Moscow Metro

2 Comments · Posted by Alex Smirnov in Cities , Travel , Video

The Moscow Metro is the third most intensive subway system in the world after Tokyo and Seoul subways. The first line was opened on May 15, 1935. Since 1955, the metro has the name of V.I. Lenin.

The system consists of 12 lines with a total length of 305.7 km. Forty four stations are recognized cultural heritage. The largest passenger traffic is in rush hours from 8:00 to 9:00 and from 18:00 to 19:00.

Cellular communication is available on most of the stations of the Moscow Metro. In March 2012, a free Wi-Fi appeared in the Circle Line train. The Moscow Metro is open to passengers from 5:20 to 01:00. The average interval between trains is 2.5 minutes.

The fare is paid by using contactless tickets and contactless smart cards, the passes to the stations are controlled by automatic turnstiles. Ticket offices and ticket vending machines can be found in station vestibules.

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Alberto Calvo · September 25, 2016 at 8:57 pm

Great videos! Moscow Metro is just spectacular. I actually visited Moscow myself quite recently and wrote a post about my top 7 stations, please check it out and let me know what you think! :)

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Buried treasure: The splendor of the Moscow Metro system

Owen hatherley the calvert journal january 29, 2013.

. Reposted from  The Calvert Journal , a daily briefing on the culture and creativity of modern Russia.

. Post-Communist underground stations in Moscow, like the recently completed Pyatnitskoye shosse, are still, very visibly, Moscow Metro stations. Regardless of the need or otherwise for nuclear shelters, they’re still buried deep in the ground; ubiquitous still is the expensive, laborious, but highly legible and architecturally breathtaking practice of providing high-ceilinged vaults with the trains leaving from either side. There have been attempts at “normal” metro lines, like the sober stations built under Khrushchev, or the “Light Metro” finished in 2003, but they didn’t catch on. Largely, the model developed in the mid-1930s continues, and not just in Moscow — extensions in Kiev or St Petersburg, or altogether new systems in Kazan or Almaty, carry on this peculiar tradition. Metro stations are still being treated as palaces of the people, over two decades after the “people’s” states collapsed. This could be a question of maintaining quality control, but then quality is not conspicuous in the Russian built environment. So why does this endure?

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. The original, 1930s Moscow Metro was the place where even the most skeptical fellow travellers threw away their doubts and surrendered. Bertolt Brecht wrote an awe-filled poem on the subject, “The Moscow Workers Take Possession of the Great Metro on April 27, 1935,” dropping his habitual irony and dialectic to describe the Metro workers perusing the system they’d built on the day of its opening. At the end, the poet gasps, his guard down, “This is the grand picture that once upon a time/ rocked the writers who foresaw it” — that is, that here, at least, a dream of “Communism” had been palpably built. It was not an uncommon reaction, then or now, nostalgia notwithstanding. The first stations, those Brecht was talking about, were not particularly over-ornamented, especially by the standards of what came later, but their extreme opulence and spaciousness was still overwhelming. Stations like Sokolniki or Kropotkinskaya didn’t bludgeon with classical reminisces and mosaics. Yet three things about the underground designs created by architects Alexei Dushkin, Ivan Fomin, Dmitry Chechulin et al were unprecedented in any previous public transport network, whether Charles Holden’s London, Alfred Grenander’s Berlin or Hector Guimard’s Paris. First, the huge size of the halls, their high ceilings and widely-spaced columns; second, the quality of the materials, with various coloured marbles shipped in from all over the USSR; and third, the lighting, emerging from individually-designed, surreal chandeliers, often murkily atmospheric, designed to create mood rather than light.

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