Snowball Edge has three key pricing elements to consider.

First, you have a choice between data transfer only, or using data transfer plus EC2 compute instances to run applications at the edge.

Second, you pay a service fee per data transfer job, which includes 10 days of onsite Snowball Edge device usage. Shipping days, including the day the device is received and the day it is shipped back to AWS, are not counted toward the 10 days.

Third, if the device is kept for more than 10 days, you can incur an additional fee for each day beyond 10 days.

Data transferred into AWS does not incur any data transfer fees, and standard pricing applies to data once it is stored in the AWS Cloud. Please see details below.


Pricing Details

Service Fee per Job


A one-time setup fee per job ordered through the console. Listed by region in the tables below.

Extra Day Charge for each Job


First 10 days of onsite usage are included and each extra onsite day is listed below by region.

Data Transfer


Data transfer IN to Amazon S3 is $0.00 per GB (free)

Data transfer OUT of Amazon S3 is priced by region.

Pricing for Data Transfer Only (varies by region)

Service Item US/Others Asia Pacific (Singapore)
Service fee per data transfer job $300 $400
Extra day charge (first 10 days included)
$30 $40
Data Transfer IN to Amazon S3
$0.00 per GB (free) $0.00 per GB (free)
Data Transfer OUT of Amazon S3 is priced by region
See Data Transfer OUT table below
See Data Transfer OUT table below

Pricing for Data Transfer Plus EC2 Compute Instances (varies by region)

Region On-Demand Job Fee
On-Demand Extra Day Fee
1 year Commitment Upfront Charge* 3 years Commitment Upfront Charge*
     US East (Northern Virginia, Ohio) $500
$50 $15,330 ($42 per day) $38,325 ($35 per day)
     US West (Northern California, Oregon) $500
$50 $15,330 ($42 per day)
$38,325 ($35 per day)
     AWS GovCloud (US) $500 $50 $15,330 ($42 per day) $38,325 ($35 per day)
     Canada (Montreal) $800 $80 $18,980 ($52 per day) $49,275 ($45 per day)
     South America (São Paulo)
$1200 $120 $36,500 ($100 per day)
$87,600 ($80 per day)
     EU (Ireland, Frankfurt)
$800 $80 $21,900 ($60 per day) $49,275 ($45 per day)
     EU (London) $800 $80 $21,900 ($60 per day) $49,275 ($45 per day)
     EU (Paris) $800 $80 $21,900 ($60 per day) $54,750 ($50 per day)
     Asia Pacific (Tokyo) $800 $80 $21,900 ($60 per day) $54,750 ($50 per day)
     Asia Pacific (Singapore) $800 $80 $21,900 ($60 per day) $54,750 ($50 per day)
     Asia Pacific (Sydney)
$800 $80 $23,725 ($65 per day) $60,225 ($55 per day)

* Note: Upfront fee for full 1 year and 3 years results in per day discount. Please contact the AWS Sales team to obtain this pricing.


Data Transfer OUT Pricing
US regions, including US East (Northern Virginia, Ohio), US West (Northern California, Oregon) and AWS GovCloud (US) $0.03 per GB
Canada (Montreal) $0.03 per GB
South America (São Paulo) $0.04 per GB
EU (Ireland, Frankfurt, London) $0.03 per GB
EU (Paris) $0.04 per GB
Asia Pacific (Tokyo, Sydney) $0.04 per GB
Asia Pacific (Singapore) $0.05 per GB



Shipping charges are calculated based on standard carrier rates for the shipping location and shipping option (e.g. 2-day, overnight) you choose. The default shipping option is 2-day.

Amazon S3 Charges


Standard Amazon S3 storage and request pricing applies.

Additional pricing resources

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