Ryanair baggage allowance

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.

No. of bags allowed per passengerMax. dimensionsMax. weightPrice
Small bag140cm x 20cm x 25cm-Free
Check in cabin bag155cm x 40cm x 20cm10kgFrom €10
Checked baggageup to 3N/AUp to 20kg/each€25 or €40
Excess baggageN/AContact the company for detailed informationN/A€11 per extra kilo

Ryanair hand luggage allowance

At the end of 2017, Ryanair announced a new luggage policy, which limited the overall Ryanair baggage allowance even more. Since the beginning of January 2018, passengers have been able to bring on board only one small bag while being required to purchase Priority & 2 Cabin Bags to be able to take more hand luggage with them. This small bag cannot exceed the size of a laptop (35 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm).

Ryanair cabin bag allowance

The cabin bag weighing 10 kg cannot exceed the size of 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm and is not allowed to be inside the cabin anymore: it has to be tagged and put into the cargo hold. If the luggage doesn’t fit the sizer at the gate, the passenger has to pay €57 per item at the departure gate.

Ryanair checked baggage allowance

The travellers flying with Ryanair can buy the baggage allowance for up to 3 checked bags weighing up to 20 kilos each. If the passengers forget to add the baggage during the booking process, they will have to pay €40 for each piece of baggage. During the peak travel seasons like Christmas, Easter or summer holidays and for selected routes, an additional fee of €10 has to be paid.

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.

Ship your items instead

One can avoid the high costs for additional pieces of baggage and the hassle of dragging the suitcases around the airport by simply shipping one’s belongings in advance. To check how much it would cost to ship your luggage instead of taking it on the plane, use the engine below.

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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

A traveller flying with Ryanair can bring sports equipment onboard a plane for an additional fee. Taking a bike weighing up to 30 kg on a Ryanair plane costs €60 if the service is booked online, or €75 if the passenger pays the fee directly at the airport. Check the table below to see all the prices charged by Ryanair for sports equipment.

Sports equipmentPrice online booking/per flightPrice booking in the airport/per flight
Bike (up to 30kg)€60€75
Large sports items (up to 20kg)€55€65
Ski equipment (up to 20kg)€45€50
Golf clubs (up to 20kg)€35€40

Ryanair musical instruments policy

The passenger of a Ryanair flight can bring a musical instrument on board. The Ryanair baggage allowance for musical instruments is a maximum weight of 20 kg and the fee charged by the airline company is €55 if the client books online or then €6 if it is booked at the airport.

Ryanair pet policy

Ryanair does not allow animals on its flights. The company, however, makes an exception when it comes to guiding assistance dogs, but only on specific routes.

Alternative to airline baggage fees – Eurosender


Travellers who opt for a low-cost flight mostly belong to the budget-conscious crowd. But sometimes, taking a piece of piece luggage on board a flight can result in considerable additional costs, which is mostly due to the fact that low-cost airline companies have strict baggage policies.

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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 30/05/2019.