The Best Travel System Strollers For The Money

Travel system strollers are standard single strollers that come with an infant car seat. The infant car seat can be attached to the stroller, which is the perfect solution for moving a sleeping baby from your car to the stroller and back home again. This has become a helpful blessing for moms and dads everywhere who sing the praises of stroller travel systems.

The infant car seat and stroller are made to complement each other and they are great for parents, especially moms who prefer their baby gear to match. Travel system strollers are also perfect for parents who want peace of mind because their infant car seat is guaranteed to work with their stroller.

Current Best Selling Travel System Strollers

Bestseller No. 1
Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System, Sandstone
  • FULL FEATURED TRAVEL SYSTEM: This elegant travel system comes complete with Evenflo's Rollover Tested SafeMax Infant Car Seat and stay-in-car base that accommodates infant and children from...
  • DUAL MODES FOR PARENT'S PEACE OF MIND: This full-size luxury travel system features 6 modes of use - a reversible carriage mode offers 2 options, Frame Stroller, Travel system, and Toddler...
  • EASY RIDE FOR YOUR BABY OR TODDLER: The Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System features new Cruiser Tires to provide your child with a smooth ride, while also making the stroller effortless to...
SaleBestseller No. 2
Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System, Papyrus
  • The Chicco Bravo Trio System Includes Bravo Stroller, Key Fit 30 Infant Car Seat and Base
  • Stroller features removable seat for easy transformation into a stylish frame carrier for the Key Fit.A gorgeously woven jacquard in a delightful polka dot pattern is paired with warm grey...
  • Stroller features one-hand fold, auto-positioning wheels and a self-standing compact folded position
SaleBestseller No. 3
Britax 2017 B Agile & B Safe 35 Travel System, Black
  • Check out our all new B-Lively & B-Safe 35 Travel System! (B07FF5LKCH)
  • Travel System includes B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat and base, B-Agile Stroller, and car seat adapters
  • Surrounded in safety: Car seat has a layer of side impact protection, steel frame, and impact absorbing base
SaleBestseller No. 4
Graco FastAction Fold Jogger Travel System (Stroller and Car Seat), Gotham
  • Stroller travel system includes the Graco Snug Ride Click Connect 35 infant car seat, rear-facing for infants from 4-35 pounds and up to 32"
  • One-second, one-hand fold provides the ultimate in convenience for moms on-the-go
  • Jogging travel system features air-filled rubber tires that offer suspension for a smooth ride on any terrain
Bestseller No. 5
Baby Trend Nexton Travel System, Coral Floral
  • Includes Flex-Loc infant car seat and base
  • Large soft head support for the car seat or the stroller
  • Covered parent tray with two deep cup holders. Removable /washable insert child tray

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Important features on travel system strollers

Most baby strollers have adapters that allow any brand of infant car seat to be affixed onto them, but travel system strollers are guaranteed to have car seats that match the strollers perfectly.

The ability to attach the infant car seat onto the stroller is a huge benefit for infants until they are older than 6 months. This is because your baby’s development at this stage means inadequate muscle control in the neck to hold up the head. Baby’s entire body, actually, needs snug support for that matter. Therefore, it is important for parents to use an infant car seat because they are made snug enough for babies to give them good neck support, while keeping them safe at the same time. In addition, the car seat sits inside the stroller rear facing toward the parent, giving comfort and security – not to mention bonding – with your child.

When shopping for baby travel systems, parents should evaluate the infant car seat and stroller separately. Consider the features for both car seat and stroller, and make sure that both car seat and stroller have important safety features, such as 5-point safety harness, and brakes. If you come across a set and love it, but you are not too crazy about its complementing car seat or vice versa, opt for the travel system stroller that comes with a better infant car seat.

Trending: Convertible / Reversing Seat Strollers

Here’s an alternative to the traditional travel system. If you prefer a more modern look and want the option to add a bassinet or car seat right on the chassis AND have a reversing toddler seat, then you must look at Convertible Strollers.  They’re generally pricier, however the selection for all budgets is growing. Convertible strollers are far more flexible with their seating options and are highly stylish.

Other Travel System Options

If you don’t find the travel system strollers on this section to your liking, then check out the other types, like Lightweight or All Terrain or really any kind of stroller you prefer, because…

Most strollers today accommodate car seats– even some umbrella strollers! And while some take only certain brands of car seats, some will take most major brand car seats. You’ll have to check it out, and my reviews will tell you which ones, in most cases. It’s like a matching game, but it’s fun.

You may have to buy the car seat separately as well as the adapter, but you will get exactly what you want. So explore a bit, and feel confident that you will find something that fits your style AND budget!

Car seat frame strollers

Another option to consider is using a car seat frame stroller the third choice below. Many parents cannot decide on a stroller, or maybe the one they want is only good for babies six months and older. You still want something compact, convenient and light weight and a stroller frame works perfectly. Once baby outgrows the car seat, you’ll have a better idea on the kind of stroller to purchase, based on your new lifestyle with a little one in tow.

Not that long ago, if you wanted a lightweight stroller or an umbrella stroller, you simply had to wait until your baby was at least six months old or later to be able to use it. Smaller strollers simply did not have the structure, strength or balance to safely accommodate a car seat.

However, today there are more and more lightweight options that safely hold a car seat. The lightweight travel system strollers highlighted here vary in weight, price, functionality and design. Whether you intend to do errands, extensive travel, or live in a small urban setting, one of these products will likely fit the bill.

Best Lightweight Travel System Strollers

babyzen Yoyo+

BabyZen Yoyo+ Stroller-Black Frame (Taupe)
  • A newly reinforced frame that allows for a higher weight limit of up to 40 pounds
  • New suspension that smoothes out the ride even further
  • Better storage for all of your baby/kid needs on the go, including a new basket that's 60% bigger than the previous model, and a new storage pouch in the rear of the canopy
BabyZen Yoyo+ is a popular travel stroller in that it folds up small enough for airplane overhead bins and weighs a scant 13 pounds. But don’t let the small size fool you – this stroller is comfy for your child with a reclining seat, adjustable leg rest and a suspension system called “soft drive” that smooths out bumpy terrain.

Turn this adorable stroller into a handy travel system with a Cybex infant car seat or with the stylish carry cot that you’ll see in my review.

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The Yoyo+ has a padded 5-point safety harness with a sturdy buckle. The canopy has a flip-out visor and offers full coverage.

For parents, you will love the ample storage in the basket beneath the seat, accessible from the front or rear. You can fit a large diaper bag in there. There’s also a zippered pocket for your smaller items at the back of the canopy.

The innovative, compact fold is easy to do with two steps and has its own carry strap and travel bag. A rain shield is also included with purchase.

Reviews so far have been strongly positive, averaging 4½-star ratings praising the compact convenience and smooth steering. Discover more about the Babyzen Yoyo Plus with lots of photos – especially in folded/travel mode – video demos and reviewer’s comments in the in-depth review.

Top Reasons to Buy

Airline-ready compact fold with travel bag.
Super smooth steering and suspension.
Large amount of storage for such as small stroller.

Britax B-Agile

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Britax 2017 B Agile & B Safe 35 Travel System, Cyan
  • Check out our all new B-Lively & B-Safe 35 Travel System! (B07FF1QWS8)
  • Travel System includes B-Safe 35 Infant Car Seat and base, B-Agile Stroller, and car seat adapters
  • Surrounded in safety: Car seat has a layer of side impact protection, steel frame, and impact absorbing base

Here is a lightweight stroller that is giving the Baby Jogger City Mini a serious challenge. The Britax B-Agile3 with the B-Safe 35 car seat is the #1 selling travel system  on Amazon! Weighing in at 16½ pounds, this stroller is sturdy and durable as well as attractive. What else makes the B-Agile take a place in the winner’s circle? It has a huge sun canopy, a really nice, roomy seat and a compact easy fold that automatically locks.

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What do parents like about the B-Agile? Moms say they love the maneuverability and that it can go over rather rough terrain, though it is not an all-terrain stroller. Parents also write in to say how much they appreciate the easy fold and the one-handed seat recline. You can also buy lots of accessories!

Reviews have been phenomenal; we’re talking 4½ stars as well as rave reviews from various mommy and baby blogs. This lightweight travel system stroller comes with the Britax B-Safe 35 infant car seat, a Consumer Reports recommended product with a “Best” rated for crash protection.

Read the review to discover more about this popular and well-loved stroller and travel system!

Top Reasons to Buy

Highly-rated Britax B-Safe 35 car seat for safety
Easy steering and one-handed fold
Light weight convenience

Chicoo Viaro

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Chicco Viaro Travel System, Teak
  • Convenient one-hand quick fold. Assembled Dimensions- 38 x 25.5 x 41.25 inches. Folded Dimensions- 13.5 x 25.5 x 33.25 inches. Product Weight- 18 pounds
  • Ultra-light weight aluminum frame
  • 3 wheel design allows for nimble steering and a sporty stance

If you’ve ever wanted a lightweight travel system stroller for your newborn, then look no further than the Chicco Viaro. Released last spring (2016), the Viaro is a light weight three-wheeler weighing just 18 pounds, making it an instant favorite for on-the-go parents.

The stroller comes with a Chicco Keyfit 30 infant car seat, a Recommended Buy with Consumer Reports, rated Best Crash Protection, and at the time of writing, this lightweight travel system stroller is an Amazon Choice.

The Viaro has a full-size seat with a weight capacity of 50 pounds and a 5-point safety harness that grows with your child. You’ll appreciate the child’s snack tray and parent console, both with two cup holders. The three-wheel design gives parents agile maneuverability in tight spaces. Plenty of storage space beneath the seat has enough room to carry all your baby essentials.

So far the Chicco Viaro has been getting 5-star reviews from happy moms who recommend it for the light weight, compact convenience. Many reviews mention liking the one-handed standing fold and the canopy coverage used in conjunction with the car seat. The canopy on the stroller covers the car seat hood for full coverage.

This little demo video shows you how the Viaro looks and works:

Top Reasons to Buy

Keyfit car seat sits clicks right in, no adapters
Great maneuvering and light weight
Plenty of storage space

Cybex Agis M-Aire 3

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CYBEX Agis M-Air 3/Aton 2/Aton Base 2 Travel System, Moon Dust
  • 3-in-1 travel system: Can be transformed in to a travel system with one of CYBEX infant car seats or used as a pram with the Carry Cot
  • Quick one-hand fold: Can easily be folded into a compact package with one hand
  • Stand-alone function: Free-standing when folded and can be stowed away compactly

Lightweight three-wheelers are extremely popular for good reason: they are very easy to steer and maneuver in tight places, and often you can do it one-handed!

Engineered and designed in Germany, the compact Cybex Agis M-Aire 3 has clean and simple lines, yet has all the functionality you need to take your child from birth through toddlerhood.

This stroller itself weights only 16 pounds, yet holds your child up to 50 pounds. Features like a near-flat one-handed reclining seat with a 5-point no-thread safety harness keep your child snugly in place and comfy for snoozing or adventures. The generous UVP50+ sun canopy provides full sun and weather protection and I like the zip-away mesh panel to allow for air flow and to peek at your passenger.

You’re going to appreciate the one-handed fold that self-stands for your convenience. Taller parents are more comfortable with the height-adjustable handle bar. A large storage basket holds your essentials and the never-flat, foam-filled rubber wheels gives your child a smooth ride.

This travel system comes with the Cybex Aton 2 car seat and it accommodates babies between 4 and 35 pounds and up to 32 inches long.  Height-adjustable Load Leg and a fold-out Linear Side Impact Protection (LSP) system for maximum side impact protection, as well as an EPS foam lined shell. By itself the car seat has 4-star reviews and Consumer Reports rates the Aton 2 at an overall 73% and is a Recommended Buy.

Parents are giving the overall Agis M-Aire 3 travel system 4-star reviews for the quality materials, the ease in steering and for the well-made car seat.

Top Reasons to Buy

Simple, clean design
Light weight, yet feature rich
Car seat made of high quality, light weight materials

Graco Verb Click Connect

Simple and elegant, the Graco Verb has all the features you want in a lightweight stroller – plus more!

I like the single front wheels, vs. the double front wheels, like you see in the Cloud Plus above. The overall look and design of the Verb is sleek and modern. It reminds me of the sleek lightweight stroller from BabyHome which is 3x more expensive!

The Verb holds your child up to 50 pounds, yet weighs less than 20 pounds. Install your matching Graco Click Connect car seat for a convenient travel system. The SnugRide Click Connect 30 car seat holds baby up to 30 pounds and 3″ long.

The seat is nicely padded and has multi-reclining positions for comfort and a decent sized canopy protects from the sun. Suspension and locking front swivel wheels smooths out the ride, especially over bumpier surfaces.

Mom gets a generous storage basket and parent tray with cup holders. The one-hand, self-standing fold and the included carry strap are very convenient for on-the-go errands or travel.

So far reviews from parents like you have given this lightweight travel system stroller 5-star ratings for the easy fold and excellent maneuvering.

Graco has a good selection of other highly rated lightweights, most of which have a travel system option.

See this Graco video demo for the Verb:

Top Reasons to Buy

Convenient one-handed self-standing fold
Matching SnugRide Click Connect car seat installs with audible “click” sound for peace of mind
Sturdy and well-built with quality

Best Full Size Travel System Stroller

Not long ago, a full size travel system would be a great big stroller and car seat. The stroller has all the bells and whistles – features galore! But man, would it be heavy and bulky. That was the biggest complaint from moms everywhere. They love all the conveniences of the stroller, except when it came to folding it up and hefting it into the car trunk.

These days, a full size travel system stroller generally weighs well under 25 pounds, the exception being many all-terrain strollers and joggers. Gone are the days of every product being big, bulky and frilly with all the same design. You will see a variety of colors, shapes and functionality with the selection below.

Chicco Bravo

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Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System, Papyrus
  • The Chicco Bravo Trio System Includes Bravo Stroller, Key Fit 30 Infant Car Seat and Base
  • Stroller features removable seat for easy transformation into a stylish frame carrier for the Key Fit.A gorgeously woven jacquard in a delightful polka dot pattern is paired with warm grey...
  • Stroller features one-hand fold, auto-positioning wheels and a self-standing compact folded position

Newer to the Chicco line, the Bravo has a removable seat so when your baby is newborn, you simply click your Chicco Keyfit car seat right onto the frame, making a stylish, lightweight travel system – orconnect the car seat on top of the toddler seat (as shown in photo). Once your child is big enough to look out into the world, the toddler seat holds up to 50 pounds for years of use. And the stroller is not that heavy, either – only 23 pounds.

The one-handed, self-standing fold is a huge plus when you’re holding your baby, and a generous basket is accessible from both the front and rear of the stroller. Parents, you get a height-adjustable handle and a console with two deep cup holders. The seat reclines in multiple positions, and all-wheel suspension smooths out the ride. An extending sun canopy has a mesh peek-a-boo window.

Average reviews are 4 & 5 out of 5 stars for the convenient self-standing one-handed fold and for the removable seat. Consumer Reports gives the Bravo stroller an 82% and Best Buy rating, awarding an excellent mark for Ease of Use and very good marks for Safety and Maneuverability.

The KeyFit  car seat  has high ratings on Consumer Reports with an overall 86% and is also a Best Buy. It has excellent marks for Ease of Use and Fitting in your car using the Belt or LATCH system.

See this informative demo video of the Chicco Bravo:

Top Reasons to Buy

Removable seat to put car seat right on frame
One-handed, stand alone fold
Fabulous storage options

Graco FastAction Fold Jogger

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Graco FastAction Fold Jogger Travel System (Stroller and Car Seat), Gotham
  • Stroller travel system includes the Graco Snug Ride Click Connect 35 infant car seat, rear-facing for infants from 4-35 pounds and up to 32"
  • One-second, one-hand fold provides the ultimate in convenience for moms on-the-go
  • Jogging travel system features air-filled rubber tires that offer suspension for a smooth ride on any terrain

Graco’s done it again by creating an incredibly popular, versitile, and functional jogging/all-terrain stroller. The FastAction Fold Jogger has all the convenience features of a traditional stroller with the rugged performance of a fitness 3-wheeler. With air-filled rubber tires you feel as if you float over bumps and rough terrain, and your baby feels comforted by the smooth movement.

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This jogger includes the Graco Snugride Click Connect 35 infant car seat, rear facing for infants from 4-35 pounds and up to 32″ in height, taking your newborn from stroller to car. The padded seat has multiple reclining positions and the 5-point safety harness converts to a 3-point lap belt for free movement when baby gets older. The FastAction Fold Jogger holds up to 50 pounds.

Consumer Reports rates this travel system with an overall score of 81% and is considered a Best Buy. It has excellent marks for Ease of Use and Maneuverability and a very good mark for Safety.

Read the Stroller Envy exclusive review to discover if the FastAction Fold Jogger is for you. This product is similar to the Baby Trend Expedition, which has a popular travel system option as well.

Top Reasons to Buy

High quality, very functional
Easy maneuvering
Reputable, safe car seat

Best Car Seat Frame Stroller

What is a car seat frame stroller ?

You’ve probably seen it before, a car seat perched right on top of a stroller’s chassis, making the perfect little buggy for a newborn baby. It is a great size: small and efficient, yet you still get ample storage, like a huge shopping basket.

These car seat carriers come with quality wheels and great suspension systems, smoothing the ride for your little one. Comfortable handles and sometimes a parent console with drink holders is also included.

Why should I want to get one?

Parents use car seat frame strollers for a variety of reasons. Probably the most common reason is that baby’s arrival came before a stroller was decided upon. Your life changes so drastically with a new baby that sometimes you have intentions for what you will do, where you will go, etc. but circumstances are unpredictable.

Some parents understand that this especially applies to their situation, and rather than decide before baby is born which stroller will best fit their lifestyle, they opt for a car seat stroller frame to get them through the first 6-8 months or so. Then they can get any stroller they want, even umbrella strollers without much recline. Minimum age for those kinds of strollers are 6 months.

Best Car Seat Frame Strollers for 2018

Graco SnugRider Elite

Graco SnugRider Elite Stroller and Car Seat Carrier, Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • Includes only the Stroller(the carrier is only for depiction)
  • Ultra-lightweight aluminum stroller frame is the perfect infant car seat accessory, providing convenience on the go.
  • Works with all Graco infant car seats (including both Classic Connect and Click Connect seats)
The only car seat stroller frame made exclusively for Graco SnugRide car seats. The design has recently been streamlined and improved and customers love the way it looks. And at only 13.6 pounds, the SnugRider Elite is compact, lightweight and convenient. Just install your SnugRide or SnugRide 30 car seat (sold separately) with a secure one-step attachment and off you go.

Many parents like this type of setup when baby is brand new and they still need more time to decide on a more expensive stroller purchase.

This car seat stroller frame includes two parent cup holders and a generous storage basket as well as a compact fold easy for transport and storage.

The SnugRider Elite has received lots of reviews from parents just like you with an overall impressive 4½-star rating. The SnugRider Elite is a clear choice for a travel system stroller that is light weight, good looking and extremely easy to use.

Chicoo Keyfit Caddy

Chicco KeyFit Caddy Frame Stroller
  • Designed exclusively for the Chicco Keyfit Infant car seat
  • Audible click ensures keyfit is attached securely
  • Premium featuring ultra light anodized aluminum frame with easy one hand fold

This is Chicco’s version of a car seat stroller frame called the KeyFit Caddy. This Chicco stroller fits either the KeyFit or KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat. Made with a strong, contoured aluminum frame, the KeyFit Caddy weighs a mere 11 pounds. You will appreciate the easy one-hand fold to freestanding position and smooth ride the all-wheel suspension provides.

The Chicco KeyFit Caddy has a huge storage basket with front and rear access and a parent console with cup holders. An adjustable handle bar accommodates tall parents with strolling comfort.

What do parents think? -star reviews tell us that parents like you enjoy a specially made stroller frame for their KeyFit car seats. An easy click into place shows Mom that her baby is secure. No strap needed like other car seat frame strollers!

Baby Trend Snap N Go

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Baby Trend Snap N Go EX Universal Infant Car Seat Carrier
  • Stroller Frame that accepts infant car seats to form a Travel System
  • Accepts all Baby Trend Car seats
  • 2-cup holder parent tray w/covered storage compartment, Recommended Use : Max. Weight: 45 lbs

One of the simplest, most lightweight and convenient Baby Trend strollers you can get is a Snap N Go car seat carrier. Simply install your car seat and voila, you have a travel system. You’ll love the fact that this stroller frame can accommodate most major car seat brands such as Graco, Chicco, Combi and of course Baby Trend infant car seats.

The Snap N Go is also available in the double size to take two infant car seats for twins.Some popular features include a parent tray and cup holders and a large storage basket and a reliable braking system on the back wheels. Outstanding features without the travel system bulk!

A vast majority of Snap N Go owners give this stroller frame a 5-star review and many give 4 stars across different web retailers. Parents rave about the convenience and compact size as well as the ample storage. In addition, Consumer Reports gave the Snap N Go a Best Buy rating with excellent marks for ease of use and maneuverability and a very good rating for safety.

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