Best Toothbrush Travel Case Options

Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Gemma Wheeler

(GDC Number: 83940)

I am not sure what your lifestyle entails, but mine does not require me to travel all that often.

However, when I do, I have often found a problem.

That problem is my toothbrush gets put into my travel bag or wash bag but it is not protected.

The brush head is free to come into contact with items in my bag.

It can get dirty but also damaged.  Basically throwing it in the wash bag is far from ideal.

Sometimes I put it in a little carrier bag and wrap that tight around it, but this is not exactly the best option.

The handle to my brush is a bit more robust and I am less worried about what it comes into contact with, but it stands the chance of accidentally being activated.

The problem here is you arrive at your destination to find you have no charge in your brush (with no charger) or at some point on your journey (normally when going through security at the airport) you have to explain the buzzing coming from your bag!

There needs to be a good solution to stop these issues. In part, there is the toothbrush travel case.

In this post, I look at the some of the best travel cases options for your toothbrush, be that manual or electric.

The article is broken up into four main components:

IMAGE PRODUCT
Khanka Hard Carrying Case
  • Hard case
  • Spacious
  • Suitable for manual & electric
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Dental Aesthetics Toothbrush Head Cover Set
  • Great value
  • Simple to use
  • Colourful
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Travel Toothbrush Holder
  • Suitable for manual toothbrsuh
  • Colourful
  • Good value
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Homgaty Travel Toothbrush Holder
  • Suitable for manual & electric
  • Suitable for manual & electric
  • Colour choices
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Nincha Travel Case for Oral-B Pro Series
  • Specific to Oral-B Pro series
  • Holds handle & 2 brush heads
  • Curved design
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Our top 5 picks for the best toothbrush travel case

Like any product, there are a variety of different options. So in this article, I will be reviewing the best travel cases available, highlighting the pros and cons of each and hopefully allowing you to decide on the best travel case for your toothbrush.

I include options for manual and electric brushes.

It is unlikely that there will be a solution that works for everyone as even with a travel case we have different needs, but hopefully, I can highlight some potential options for you.

1. Khanka Hard Carrying Case

This is a slightly different design to most travel cases seen for electric toothbrushes and one we like for the more universal nature of its design.

It is advertised for the Oral-B Pro 1000 but would also work with the Pro 600, 1000, 2000, 2500, 3000, 4000, 4900, 5000, 5800. Trizone 600, 2000, 3000 & 4000.  Larger SmartSeries 6000/6500/7000 and Genius 8000/8900, 9000 & X models do not fit

Many Sonicare models would fit too.

It is large enough to hold the brush handle, a couple of heads and the charging stand.  Therefore this case is much larger than most.

There is too no reason a manual toothbrush could not go inside along with other dental accessories such as toothpaste and floss.

Hinged on one side the case opens up like a book and has a zip to close it.  There is even a hand strap provided that clips onto this electric toothbrush travel case, should you want this for easy grip of the case.

Inside, one half of the case has an elasticated strap to fit around and hold in place the brush handle whilst the other side has an elasticated strap and a small mesh pocket.

This case is strong enough to take a few knocks for sure and is roomy enough to get more than you would in most other travel cases.  The main downside here is the same thing that makes it appealing.  The universal design means things can rattle about in the case.

A nice touch is 2 small plastic covers for Oral-B brush heads that protect the bristles from rubbing against the soft internal material.

Lightweight and attractive, the case measures 20.3 x 5.6 x 5cm.

What we like

  • Universal design
  • Hard case
  • Spacious

What we dislike

  • A bulkier option
  • Won’t be suitable for all electric toothbrushes
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Khanka Hard Carrying Case Khanka Hard Carrying Case 4 Reviews £13.99

2. Dental Aesthetics Toothbrush Head Cover Set

A nice set of 5 different coloured (Blue, Green, Purple, Pink & White) brush head covers, that work out at around 50p each.

Advertised as being compatible with manual and electric toothbrushes.  However, be warned they do not work with Oral-B or Sonicare electric toothbrushes and are truthfully best suited to manual brushes only.

The maximum brush head size that fits inside the cover is 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.6cm and the neck of the toothbrush must not exceed 0.7 x 0.6cm in thickness and width.

For heads smaller than this the cover wobbles a bit on it but remains fastened around it.

They are not the most sturdy of toothbrush head cover, but thick enough that they do the job, but are certainly at the more basic level.

Each side of the cover has 3 vents to allow airflow into the cover.

They fasten shut with a small plastic clip that keeps the two sides of the cover fastened when pressed together.

Ignore the compatibility with electric toothbrushes and these make for simple, colourful and effective covers.

What we like

  • Simple – do what they should
  • Colourful
  • Good value

What we dislike

  • Only really suitable for manual brushes
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Brush Head Covers Brush Head Covers 77 Reviews £2.75

3. Travel Toothbrush Holder

Available in a range of colours (Light Blue, Blue, Rose, Green, Pink, Purple, Yellow & Orange) this is a simple no nonsense manual toothbrush travel case.

This case covers the whole brush and not just the brush head.

Whilst the construction is good and it certainly does the job, for the very low price do not expect the ‘best’ quality.  You get what you pay for really.

For the adhoc or fairly infrequent traveller, this will do the job well.  Even regular travellers will get good value from this.

It is made of a hard plastic, with a little flex so it can take a bit of an impact whilst still protecting the brush.

The toothbrush case pulls open to give you 2 parts and then pushes shut by lining the two together.

When in a bag inside this case, you can be assured that your brush will not get damaged, nor will it get dirty and you won’t be leaving a trail of moisture residue across your clothes and other items in the bag.

Measuring 21.5 x 3 x 2cm the case has a nice rounded design to give a softer in hand feeling and makes it nice to grip onto.

What we like

  • Simple – do what they should
  • Colourful
  • Good value

What we dislike

  • Suitable for manual toothbrushes only
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Travel Toothbrush Holder Travel Toothbrush Holder 82 Reviews £2.00

4. Homgaty Travel Toothbrush Holder

The largest of the covers I have tested, this is more than just a travel case for your toothbrush.  You can even get a tube of toothpaste in with your brush in this case.

Nobody wants toothpaste spilling out all over the contents of your bag, it can happen and it makes a right mess if it does.

With this travel case, put both the brush and the paste inside for safe transportation.

Available in Blue, Pink, Candy Green and Green this measures 4.4cm in diameter by 20.8cm high.

It is large enough that you could even get an electric toothbrush in here, if you remove the head.

Opening into two parts, the bottom of this toothbrush travel case can be used as a travel cup to hold your toothpaste and brush in but to drink out of if you needed.

The top of the cover has a few holes which allows for airflow and ensures a damp brush can dry out whilst also ensuring that everything is protected when not in use.

Although a little bulkier, perhaps an all round more practical solution.

What we like

  • Spacious
  • Suitable for manual and electric brushes
  • Holes for ventilation

What we dislike

  • Bulkier
  • Not as robust as some options
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Homgaty Travel Toothbrush Holder Homgaty Travel Toothbrush Holder 11 Reviews £2.69

5. Nincha Travel Case for Oral-B Pro Series

Designed for Oral-B Pro series brushes, the larger Pro/SmartSeries 6000, 6500 and 7000 along with the Genius range will not fit within this case.

Similar to the Oral-B original basic plastic travel case this is not of the ‘best’ quality but it is more than adequate and functions as you would expect.

It holds a brush handle and up to 2 brush heads securely in place.  There is no room to hold or transport a charging stand within it.

The size of this travel case is 21 x 7 x 4.5 cm, with a rounded design on all edges.

Smooth sweeping edges help with the look and feel of the case but also keep the size down, to limit the amount of space taken up in a bag.

The case is transparent so you can see what is inside and for added strength inside the lid are small mouldings that reinforce the upper edges of the case should there be impact of pressure applied.

Air holes ensure some air gets into and out of the case to help reduce any moisture presence and keep the air inside the case fresh.

On one edge is a clip that can be pushed into place to hold the top and bottom part of the case securely closed. This appears to be strong and does not appear to easily come apart.  You will, of course, need to unclip this to gain access to the contents internally.

What we like

  • Specific to Oral-B Pro handles for a good fit
  • Good value
  • Holds the handle and 2 brush heads
  • Sweeping edges

What we dislike

  • Made from cheaper materials
  • Won’t suit all toothbrushes
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Nicha Toothbrush Case Nicha Toothbrush Case 355 Reviews £6.99

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Toothbrush travel case – buyers guide

Travel cases or protective covers, if you prefer, are available for both manual and electric toothbrushes.

They are a means of protecting your toothbrush when travelling.

Bristles can be protected from dirt and damage and you may also prevent your electric toothbrush from being accidentally activated.

Neither manual or electric toothbrushes typically come with a travel case.

There is a higher likelihood of getting one with an electric toothbrush, but if you do, that is normally because you have bought a premium model.

If you do travel a lot and want a toothbrush that is particularly good for travelling, I list a range of options in my best travel toothbrush post.

If you already own a toothbrush but don’t have a travel case, see my recommendations below.

The benefits of a toothbrush travel case

I might not need to spell these out to you, but here they are anyway.

  • Protects the brush handle and head from damage in transit.
  • Protects the brush handle from accidental activation (if electric).
  • Makes it easier to transport, grab one item from the bag rather than multiple bits.
  • Provides storage for more than one brush head.

The drawbacks of a toothbrush case

A case may protect the brush in transit, but here are some of the drawbacks.

  • Can be quite expensive to purchase given the limited use it might get.
  • Getting the right one for your brush, not all are a universal.
  • Getting one that accommodates the charging stand too.
  • Finding one that holds more than 2 brush heads, if you are a family for example.
  • Product quality, some are really cheaply made.
  • Bulky, some are quite large and take up a lot of space.

You may have additional queries or concerns about a travel case.  Read on and I hope that there will be at least one travel option for your toothbrush that will work and at least solve a few of the drawbacks.

Toothbrush covers and sleeves

I want to point out that some brushes come with their own style cover.

Unlike a case which may surround the whole toothbrush, some models, particularly those from Colgate or Quip come with a form of case, that acts more like a cap or sleeve to the toothbrush.

These generally slide down over the brush head, and down over the handle and as a minimum provide a rigid protection around the brush head and over the function buttons for the electric toothbrush.

For a manual brush, these caps or covers clip around just the brush head itself, encasing the most delicate part of the brush.

The benefits of such a cover is that the brush profile remains slimmer and lighter.  It is a cheaper option too.

However, the drawbacks are that additional heads are not protected, charging stands can not be carried (with electric toothbrushes) and these are specific to the model (universal fit for manual brushes).  They normally come with an electric toothbrush and cannot be purchased as accessories, although they can be for manual brushes.

PLEASE NOTE: Some brush heads, particularly those offered by Sonicare, when new, do come with a very small clear plastic cap that does mount to the brush head over the bristles to protect them clipping to the back of the head.  These are essentially covers/caps that can be used at a later date as a means to protect the brush head, but they are easily lost due to the small, clear design and do not provide all round protection.

Which manual toothbrushes come with a travel case?

Very few manual toothbrushes come with a travel case included.  There are some travel style manual brushes that include a case, but these are specifically designed for travel and are often smaller.

Most manufacturers expect the travel case to be purchased separately, often this is because of cost.

Most manual toothbrushes are very cheap compared to the premium electric alternatives, where the provision of a travel case is included.

Which Oral-B electric toothbrushes come with a travel case?

The following brushes from Oral-B come provided with a travel case in the box at the time of purchase.

  • Pro 680
  • Pro 2 2500
  • Pro 3 3000
  • Pro 7000
  • Smart 4 4500
  • Smart 5 5000/5950
  • Smart 6 6000/6200
  • SmartSeries 6500
  • Genius 8000
  • Genius 8900
  • Genius 9000 (Premium Travel Case)
  • Genius 9900 (Premium Travel Case)
  • Genius X 20000 (Premium Travel Case)

All with the exception of the Genius 9000 and Genius X come with a very basic, but functional thin hard plastic moulded case that will hold the brush handle and up to 2 brush heads.

The 9000 and X have a premium travel case that looks and feels better, hold a brush handle and 2 brush heads but also can be charged in the case as well as charge a USB powered gadget at the same time.

Although designed for the Genius range it works with other brush handles too.  Read more in the Braun/Oral-B D701 USB Travel Case section later in this article.

Which Sonicare electric toothbrushes come with a travel case?

The following brushes from Sonicare come provided with a travel case in the box at the time of purchase.

  • DailyClean 3500
  • 3 Series DiamondClean HX6632/24
  • 3 Series Intercare HX6632/25
  • HealthyWhite+
  • FlexCare
  • FlexCare+
  • FlexCare Platinum
  • FlexCare Platinum Connected
  • ProtectiveClean 4300
  • ProtectiveClean 5100
  • ProtectiveClean 6100
  • ExpertClean
  • DiamondClean (Premium Travel Case)
  • DiamondClean Smart (Premium Travel Case)

The DiamondClean Smart comes with the best travel case.

Unlike all the others that are fairly basic hard plastic cases, that hold a handle and 2 brush heads, the DiamondClean comes with a premium case that not only is a little larger and more robust, but looks and feels better.

Its winning feature is the fact is can be charged via a USB cable in the case. Connect it to your computer, or a USB socket or a conventional mains socket (adapter required).  It does not have to connect to a 2 pin socket in a bathroom, but it can.

Who offers better travel cases Sonicare or Oral-B?

Sonicare.

Both offer a cheap and premium solution depending on your model.  However, the cheaper case found in a higher number of boxes with the electric toothbrush is of a better construction from Philips Sonicare.

It feels more sturdy and robust and like it will stand the test of time better than the thinner and slightly more flimsy option from Oral-B.

There is less difference in the premium travel case that comes with either of their most premium models, they are similar yet different, but if I had to pick a winner it would be Sonicare again.

Their premium travel case allows the brush to be charged in the case, as Oral-B’s does.  However and most importantly, the Sonicare can charge from a USB port on your computer or from a mains adapter like you might your smartphone, making it more appealing and versatile in today’s connected world.

Oral-B’s you must connect to the same 2 pin outlet you would any other toothbrush, but once connected you can charge another USB powered gadget by connecting it to the travel case.  The idea is you charge your brush and smartphone at the same time!

Where to buy travel cases for toothbrushes?

The best variety of options are via online retailers.

Some specialist high street stores like Boots do sell travel cases and caps, but the variety is limited.

With all of the options shown in this article, purchase links have been provided so, you can follow those links to go and buy online today, if one of thee suits your requirements.

Where can I buy an Oral-B or Sonicare original travel case?

Your brush may or may not have come with a travel case included in the box.  Sadly, to purchase an official travel case is not all that easy.

So if your brush did not come with one and you want one made by Sonicare or Oral-B it might be a challenge. However it is worth checking out shavers.co.uk who sell manufacturer original parts, you might just be surprised at what you can find.

Some of the official travel cases are specific for that particular model, particularly the more premium travel cases.  You can get a replacement or spare from somewhere like Shavers.co.uk

The future of travel cases for toothbrushes

There are a variety of different options manufacturer’s have in evolving the travel case for a toothbrush. Much of what will be decided will be based on each brand’s vision and the demand they have.

The basic plastic travel case has and does continue to be an excellent solution, but the premium cases offered by the DiamondClean and the Genius range show how things can be more elegant and useful.

I would like to see more premium quality travel cases that allow the brush to be charged in the case.

However , it would be better if the brushes charged in the case without  proprietary charger, i.e. using a more universal connector.  Sonicare are close with this, but still use the aged Mini-USB rather than the more current micro USB or the newest USB Type-C connector.

A case with a battery in it would also be useful, so that brushes could be re-charged from that battery and maybe even other devices like phones could be connected to the case for charging, without the need for the case or phone to be connected to mains power.

Not the easiest solution, but one I would like to see, from a third party brand is a universal, premium travel case that would hold an Oral-B, Sonicare or even Colgate toothbrush and could charge it in the case.  It would be a case you would buy separately, but know it would work with a variety of toothbrushes, should you change your brush.

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Jon Love

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Jon is a leading voice on electric toothbrushes and has been quoted by mainstream media publications for his opinions and expertise.

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4 thoughts on “Best Toothbrush Travel Case Options”

  1. Could you clarify which Oral B toothbrushes are compatible with the D701 USB Travel Case? Like a list or something would be great.

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    • Hi Jonathan,

      Most Oral-B brushes will work in the case, although it is not explicitly designed for them.

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  2. hello jon,
    It’s good to hear from someone that has the same problem as myself. Recently, I bought an electric toothbrush from Woolworths. The problem is, that I can not find a toothbrush case large enough to house my toothbrush in. The toothbrush actually measures 22 cm in length.
    Can you advise where to buy a suitable toothbrush case that is ( hopefully ) longer than 22 cm ?
    I am looking forward to your reply

    Reply
    • Hi Jo,

      Is that 22cm measurement with the brush head attached or not?

      Can you tell me what electric toothbrush it is you bought. Do you know the brand and model?

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