Best travel prams in Australia

Lightweight and compact, here are the best travel prams for your family holiday.
Best overall
Best budget travel pram
Joie Nitro
Joie Nitro LX Stroller
4 out of 5 stars
4
  • pro
    Adjustable calf support
  • pro
    Seat reclines flat
Best for air travel
BabyZen Yoyo2
BabyZen Yoyo2
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
  • pro
    Accepted as carry-on
  • pro
    Super lightweight
Best for car travel
Baby Jogger Tour 2
Baby Jogger Tour 2
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
  • pro
    Lightweight and compact
  • pro
    Easy to fold
Also consider

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Choosing a pram is one thing, but if you’re planning to travel with a little one (whether it’s on a plane or in the car) then a bulky day-to-day pram might not be the best option to take with you. Whether you’re looking for a pram that can do both, or want to buy a separate travel pram to take with you on trips, we’ve rounded up the best.

The Mountain Buggy Nano is sturdy yet lightweight and has taken out the top spot for best travel prams. It includes a travel satchel and weighs less than 6kg, so it’s the ultimate easy-to-transport travel pram.



Compare the best travel prams

Product
Best for
Price
Rating
Weight
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Best overall travel pram
4 out of 5 stars
4
6kg
Best budget travel pram
4 out of 5 stars
4
7.7kg
Best travel pram for air travel
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
6.2kg
Best pram for car travel
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
6.5kg
Best travel pram runner up
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
7kg

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1. Mountain Buggy Nano: Best overall

Best overall
Mountain Buggy Nano
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The Mountain Buggy Nano comes in as our number one pick for best travel prams.

Why?

Oh, let me count the ways. It’s supremely lightweight, coming in at just 6kg, yet feels sturdy and durable - important if it’s doing a lot of travelling. It’s got an easy two-step fold and is suitable for a newborn up to 15kg. It folds into its own travel satchel, and should fit into the overhead locker on planes (always check with your airline first). It’s also easy to manoeuvre - important if you’re exploring the streets of a new city - and has a 5kg basket to pop in any souvenirs or light shopping.

pro
Pros
pro Lightweight
pro Easy two-step fold
pro Durable
con
Cons
con Shade canopy could be improved
con Suitable for only one child

2. Joie Nitro LX Stroller: Best budget travel pram

Best budget
Joie Nitro
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The Joie Nitro LX Stroller is great value for money - not only does it retail at less than $200, but it's also suitable for bubs up to 22kg, meaning you’ll be able to use it for longer than some other travel prams, which is why it’s taken out our best budget pick. It’s also lightweight, coming in at 7.7kg, has ergonomic foam handles for extra comfort and is easy to wheel around. Plus, the ‘Laurel’ colour is very nice.

pro
Pros
pro Easy to open and fold up
pro Adjustable calf support
pro Seat reclines flat
con
Cons
con Lacking canopy coverage
con Not as sturdy

3. BabyZen Yoyo2: Best pram for air travel

Best for air travel
BabyZen Yoyo2
BabyZen Yoyo2
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
$699
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There’s one travel pram that’s universally accepted to be brought on as carry-on luggage by pretty much every airline, and that’s the BabyZen Yoyo2 (however just to be safe you should always double check with your airline to see if your pram can be put into overhead luggage compartments). It weighs a tiny 6.2kg, holds up to 22kg, is suitable for a newborn, plus when popped into its carry bag, can be worn over the shoulder, making it easy to carry around airports. It’s on the ‘spenny side for a travel pram, but many find the peace of mind knowing it’ll most likely be accepted by airlines is worth the price tag.

pro
Pros
pro Super lightweight
pro Accepted as carry-on
pro Easy to use
con
Cons
con Expensive
con Small storage basket

4. Baby Jogger Tour 2: Best pram for car travel

Best for car travel
Baby Jogger Tour 2
Baby Jogger Tour 2
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
$499.99
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Sometimes travel doesn’t mean big trips and long flights - sometimes it’s just travelling down the street to the shops.

The Baby Jogger Tour 2 folds nice and compact and comes with a carry bag, so you can slide it into the boot of your car with plenty of room for everything else. If you’re looking for a secondary pram that lives in your car, the Baby Jogger Tour 2 is a great option.

pro
Pros
pro Lightweight and compact
pro Easy to fold
pro Decent value
con
Cons
con Canopy could be improved
con Doesn’t handle off-road well
Notepad
Author's note

We chose the Baby Jogger Tour 2 as our travel pram, as our Uppababy was too big and bulky for our car. The baby Jogger lives permanently in our boot and has been on many trips with us. It’s not as sturdy as our Uppababy, and the canopy isn’t as extensive as we’d like, but for trips - whether interstate to visit family or just down to the supermarket to pick up the groceries, it’s been a fantastic secondary pram, leaving plenty of boot space for our travel cot, luggage or groceries.

5. Edwards and Co Otto: Also consider

Also consider
Edwards and Co Otto:
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Whether you want to load the pram into the car on the reg, or have something lightweight and easy to manoeuvre around an airport, then the Edwards and Co Otto pram is a strong contender as a travel pram.  It’s suitable for newborn right up until they’re 20kg, plus has a one-hand fold making packdown easy. And it’s got a sub-$400 pricetag.

pro
Pros
pro Lightweight
pro Easy to fold
pro Good value
con
Cons
con Small basket
con No peekaboo window

Final word

There’s nothing quite like making family memories on holiday. Whether you’re travelling by plane or car, overseas or over the road, a travel pram should be two things above all else: compact and lightweight. Go forth and voyage!

FAQ

This is pretty much up to the airline you’re travelling with, so be sure to check with them before you travel. The BabyZen YoYo2 is generally the most accepted travel prams to be allowed in overhead compartments, but plenty of other travel prams meet the criteria, too.

Great question! We actually have the answer right over here at our guide to the best prams in Australia.

How we reviewed the best travel prams

For our reviews of the best travel prams, we research extensively and look at factors like weight, compactness, price, durability and additional features. We also took into consideration third-party information like user reviews.

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Kate Reynolds
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Kate Reynolds is a writer who's at her happiest when there's haloumi on the brunch menu and a dog to give pats to. She's worked as a travel writer, journalist, theatre reviewer, broadcaster and radio creative, and spends her weekends with as much of the aforementioned haloumi and dogs as possible. She writes on Cammeraygal and Wangal land.

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