AWS Free Tier

Gain free, hands-on experience with the AWS platform, products, and services

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Startups may be eligible for AWS credits

AWS Activate provides eligible startups with a host of resources, including free AWS credits to spend on AWS services, and AWS Support.

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Types Of Offers

Explore more than 100 products and start building on AWS using the Free Tier. Three different types of free offers are available
depending on the product used. Click icon below to explore our offers.

Free trials

Free trials

Short-term free trial offers start from the date you activate a particular service
12 months free

12 months free

Enjoy these offers for 12-months following your initial sign-up date to AWS
Always free

Always free

These free tier offers do not expire and are available to all AWS customers

AWS Free Tier

Gain free, hands-on experience with the AWS platform, products, and services

Featured

Startups may be eligible for AWS credits

AWS Activate provides eligible startups with a host of resources, including free AWS credits to spend on AWS services, and AWS Support.

Sign up for Activate Today »

Types of offers

Explore more than 100 products and start building on AWS using the Free Tier. Three different types of free offers are available depending on the product used.

Always free
12 months free
Free trials

Free Tier details

12-Months Free: These free tier offers are only available to new AWS customers, and are available for 12 months following your AWS sign-up date. When your 12 month free usage term expires or if your application use exceeds the tiers, you simply pay standard, pay-as-you-go service rates (see each service page for full pricing details). Restrictions apply; see offer terms for more details.

Always Free: These free tier offers do not automatically expire at the end of your 12 month AWS Free Tier term, but are available to both existing and new AWS customers indefinitely.

Trials: These free tier offers are short term trial offers that start from the time of first usage begins. Once the trial period expires you simply pay standard, pay-as-you-go service rates (see each service page for full pricing details).

The Amazon AWS Free Tier applies to participating services across our global regions. Your free usage under the AWS Free Tier is calculated each month across all regions and automatically applied to your bill – free usage does not accumulate. The AWS Free Tier is not available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions* at this time.

*The Lambda free tier is available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. See Lambda pricing for more details.

Learn more about AWS Free Tier Products

Browse through our collection of videos to learn more about the AWS Free Tier, and how to setup and monitor your account.

What is the AWS Free Tier, and how do I use it? (3:26)
How do I check if I am exceeding the Free Tier limit? (7:09)
Cost Optimization: Stretching your runway to go further (57:46)
An Introduction to AWS (10:36)

FAQs

Read through our FAQs learn more about the AWS Free Tier, and how to monitor your account.