When Ryanair was founded in 1984, this airline company was one of the first players on the market that operated on a low-cost model. Today, this Irish airline giant serves 34 countries in Europe, along with Morocco, Israel and Jordan.

In this guide, you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding Ryanair baggage allowance as well as in relation to the cabin and hand baggage sizes and fees on Ryanair flights.

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Ryanair baggage allowance in 2020

No. of bags allowed per passengerMax. dimensionsMax. weightPrice
Small bag145cm x 25cm x 20cm-Free
Check in cabin bag0-1 (depending on the ticket selection)55cm x 40cm x 20cm10kg0-14€
Checked baggageUp to 3Contact the company for detailed informationUp to 20kg/each25-40€ each (depending on the route)
Excess baggageN/AContact the company for detailed informationN/A€11 per extra kilo

Ryanair hand luggage allowance

Any passenger can bring into the cabin of the aircraft a personal item no larger than 45 cm x 25 cm x 20 cm.

Ryanair cabin bag allowance

Since January 2018, Ryanair baggage allowance hardened and only passengers who have booked “Priority & 2 Cabin” are entitled to bring a carry-on baggage into the aircraft. Restrictions for this item are up to 10kg of weight with maximum dimensions of 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm. Any piece not fulfilling the previous limitations will be placed in the cargo hold area and the passenger will have to pay a fee of 50€ (plus VAT in domestic flights).

Ryanair checked baggage allowance

Only Plus ticket holders are entitled to have 1 piece of checked luggage for free, but any passenger can purchase additional units of baggage up to 3, with a weight restriction of 20 kg. per item.

The price of each unit of additional baggage goes from 25-35€ per journey (if the passenger purchases it in the moment of booking his/her seat) to 40€ (if the passenger purchases it after booking his/her seat).

Ryanair excess baggage policy

If a passenger exceeds the baggage allowance, an excess baggage fee will apply. The price for extra luggage per checked bag is €11 per extra kilogram.

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Ryanair additional carry-on items

The additional objects and items that a passenger can store inside the cabin on a Ryanair flight are:

  • 2 items of baby equipment per child can be carried inside the cabin free of charge.

Ryanair sports equipment allowance and fees

Sporting equipment can only be transported in the cargo hold area in Ryanair’s flights. If the item is not heavier than 20 kg, then the passenger should only pay the required fee for it; sports equipment heavier than 20 kg. requires the owner to pay also the excess baggage fee.

Sports equipmentPrice online booking/per flightPrice booking in the airport/per flight
Bike (up to 30kg)€60€75
Ski equipment€45€50
Golf equipment€30€40
Large sports items€55€65
Other sports equipment€35€40

Ryanair musical instruments policy

Ryanair allows musical instruments up to 55cm x 40cm x 20cm in the cabin if the passenger books an extra seat for it. To book an extra seat for an item, last name should be ‘ITEM SEAT’ and ‘EXTRA’ as the first name. ‘EXTRA ITEM SEAT’ will then be shown in your booking and on the online boarding pass the details must match the passenger’s document.

Larger musical instruments are transported in the cargo hold area and have a fee of 50€ if the passenger purchases it while making the booking or 65€ if purchases it after. Ryanair charges any instrument heavier than 20 kg. with the excess baggage fee too.

Ryanair pet policy

Only assistance dogs from and to countries in the EU or EEA can travel in Ryanair’s flights.

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Airlines reserve the right to change policies at any times. Therefore, this information is subject to change and is based on data collected on Ryanair website on 17/01/2020.