Best Travel Strollers of 2024

Best Travel Strollers of 2024

Traveling with a baby is hard enough without a big, bulky stroller weighing you down.

The best travel strollers make the experience (a little) easier by being lightweight to carry, quick to fold, and easy to stash in a hotel room, the trunk of a taxi or even the overhead bin on a plane.

While most families prefer a full-size stroller with more features, storage and maneuverability for everyday use, a secondary lightweight stroller may come in handy for more than just travel—especially once your toddler wants to walk more than ride.

While your regular stroller stays parked in the garage for walks and longer outings, you might keep your travel stroller in your trunk for errands and appointments.

In this guide, we'll cover the best travel strollers in multiple categories, looking at the lightest and most compact strollers, the top options for newborns, the best travel strollers compatible with car seats, and more.

Best Travel Strollers Video

See eight of the best strollers for travel in action by watching this video, featuring popular options from Babyzen, Bugaboo, Doona, Silver Cross, UPPAbaby and more.

Best Strollers for Travel

Strolleria's best-selling travel strollers are lightweight and compact while still offering features you'll find on larger strollers, like all-wheel suspension, car seat compatibility and high-quality materials like leatherette handles.

The Babyzen YOYO2, Bugaboo Butterfly and Joolz Aer + fold to a size that's carry-on-compatible for many airlines, helping you easily tote your stroller through an airport and sparing it from possible gate-check damage.

Despite being one of the smallest travel strollers, the YOYO2 is also the most versatile: The Connect accessory turns the YOYO2 into a double by adding a second seat and frame to the back of the stroller. 

While slightly less compact, the Nuna TRVL strollers and UPPAbaby Minu V2 are still easy to gate-check and fold quickly with one hand (or, in the case of the TRVL, automatically after the push of a button).

Meanwhile, the Doona is the only car seat on wheels that reduces the amount of gear you need for travel during baby's first year.

Strolleria's most popular travel strollers are:

Best Travel Strollers of 2022

Lightest Travel Strollers

When you're already lugging around suitcases—not to mention a kid—you'll want the stroller to help lighten your load.

The best travel strollers weigh less than 15 pounds, a savings of about 10 pounds compared with a typical full-sized stroller. Plus, travel strollers like the Babyzen YOYO2Joolz Aer and Bugaboo Butterfly feature an incorporated carry strap so that you can wear the stroller on your shoulder.

The lightest travel stroller carried by Strolleria is the Joolz Aer, at 13.2 pounds, although several additional options—including the Babyzen YOYO2Silver Cross Jet, Nuna TRVLPeg Perego Selfie and Baby Jogger City Tour 2—are only heavier by a matter of ounces.

See What is the Lightest Stroller? for our top 20 lightest strollers.

The lightest travel strollers include:

* Note that Nuna weighs the TRVL without the canopy or bumper bar.

Best Travel Strollers of 2021

Most Compact Travel Strollers

The most compact travel strollers include the Silver Cross Jet and Babyzen YOYO2, which fold tightly enough to fit in the overhead bin on an airplane.

By bringing your stroller onboard the plane, you'll avoid the risk of it getting dirty or damaged during a gate check (provided that the airline allows you to consider your stroller as a carry-on.)

While several brands advertise strollers that fit in the overhead bin, carry-on luggage size restrictions vary by airline. Carry-on dimensions of 22" x 14" x 9" are used by carriers including American, Delta and United.

Your airline may not allow strollers onboard depending on the plane size and capacity, so prepared with a stroller travel bag to protect your stroller from getting dirty or damaged if you're required to check it at the gate.

Strollers that fit in an overhead bin include:

Best Travel Strollers of 2021

Best Travel Strollers for Newborns

Not all travel strollers can be used for your first trips with an infant. Umbrella strollers, for example, don't recline flat enough for a newborn's developing head and neck, and they can't be used with a car seat or bassinet.

Almost no travel strollers are suitable for newborns as the seats do not recline flat enough for a newborn. Most seats are recommended for 3 to 6 months and up. However, the Silver Cross Jet 5 is the exception and has a lie-flat seat suitable for newborns!

But several top travel strollers can be paired with an infant car seat, which not only makes the stroller newborn-safe but reduces the amount of gear you'll need to carry. The Doona simplifies things even further—it's a car seat with retractable wheels that convert it into stroller mode.

A few travel strollers, like the Joolz Aer and UPPAbaby Minu, also offer a bassinet attachment that allows your baby to lie flat in a more comfortable and ergonomic position. The Babyzen YOYO2 offers two bassinet choices: the newborn pack, consisting of soft fabrics that fold with the stroller, and the bassinet, which has a hard bottom that allows for indoor use.

The best travel strollers for newborns include:

Best Travel Strollers of 2022

Best Travel Strollers Compatible with Car Seats

With the exception of umbrella strollers, most travel strollers are compatible with at least one type of car seat using adapters. Here's a look at the best travel strollers compatible with top car seats.

Travel Strollers Compatible with Baby Jogger City Go

  • Baby Jogger City Tour 2

Travel Strollers Compatible with Clek Liing

Travel Strollers Compatible with Cybex Car Seats

Travel Strollers Compatible with Maxi-Cosi Car Seats

Travel Strollers Compatible with Nuna PIPA Car Seats

Travel Strollers Compatible with Peg Perego Car Seats

Travel Strollers Compatible with UPPAbaby Mesa

Best Travel Strollers of 2021

Best Travel Strollers with Reversible Seats

With the reduced weight and compact size of a travel stroller comes a few trade-offs: Most travel strollers lack features you'd find on a larger stroller, like a reversible seat.

The Cybex Eezy S Twist 2 is unique in that its seat rotates 360 degrees. You can also easily remove the freestanding seat to swap it with a car seat, while other travel strollers require you to remove and reattach fabrics to do so.

As a car seat on wheels, the Doona allows your child to be parent-facing—as is the case when you attach any car seat or bassinet to a stroller.

The best travel strollers that are parent-facing include:

Best Travel Strollers of 2022

Best Double Travel Strollers

A stroller large enough to hold two kids isn't exactly convenient for travel, but a few options new to the market are lighter, more compact than others, and fold easily.

Strolleria's lightest double strollers are side-by-side double strollers with a one-piece fold that's easier than other doubles, which can require removing the second seat before folding.

New to the market in 2024 is the Silver Cross Jet Double and the Nuna TRVL dubl! The Jet Double weighs just 19.7 pounds, making it our lightest weight double stroller we carry! The Nuna TRVL dubl weighs 25.2 pounds and offers a super easy self-fold! Both the Jet Double and TRVL dubl accept car seats and fold very slim, making travel a breeze.

The Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Double and UPPAbaby G-LINK V2 weigh around 22 pounds. Neither option is compatible with car seats, but the City Tour 2 can accommodate up to two bassinets for newborns.

The Babyzen YOYO2 is the only travel stroller that converts from single to double with the purchase of the Connect frame, which adds a second frame, seat and back wheels to the rear of the main stroller. If one child no longer needs a ride, you can fold the Connect and hang it on the back of the YOYO2 for easy storage.

Silver Cross Jet Double vs. Nuna TRVL dubl

Best Travel Strollers with Ride-Along Boards

Traveling with a newborn and a toddler? Instead of hauling a double stroller around, consider a travel stroller with a ride-along board attachment.

When your older child calls it quits on walking through the airport, he can hitch a ride on the back of the Babyzen YOYO2, Bugaboo ButterflyUPPAbaby Minu V2 or Joolz Aer—some of the only travel strollers with a ride-along board accessory.

The boards for the Babyzen YOYO and Joolz Aer include a bicycle seat that's perfect for tired toddlers on the verge of a mid-travel meltdown, while the Minu V2 Piggyback board is positioned to one side so parent and standing child are side by side—giving you more legroom as you're pushing the stroller.

While many strollers are compatible with ride-along boards, few are small enough to be considered a travel stroller. But if you're willing to scale up, the Baby Jogger City Mini or City Mini GT 2Bugaboo Dragonfly, and Thule Spring are among the most compact choices compatible with a board.

The best travel strollers with ride-along boards include:

Best Travel Strollers of 2022


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