Ryanair Baggage Policy

Ryanair Airlines Baggage Policy – Fees & Allowance. If you’re travelling with Ryanair on an upcoming flight, here’s everything you need to know about your Ryanair baggage allowance, restrictions, fees and charges.

Ryanair does things a bit differently with their baggage policy.

As you’ll see below, Economy passengers booking a Standard or Flexi Plus fare pay for each piece of luggage, while Plus and Family Plus passengers have checked luggage included.

It’s also important to note fees increase when buying via the call center or at the airport, so be sure to purchase online prior to your travel date.

Ryanair Baggage Policy Fees Allowance
Ryanair Baggage Policy Fees Allowance

Carry-On Allowance: 1 Carry-On + 1 Small Bag

Passengers with Non-Priority tickets cannot bring cabin luggage.

You are allowed a single personal item, like a backpack, however, your Ryanair cabin bag can’t be larger than 25 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm.

Customers with Priority tickets can bring one personal item and one piece of carry-on luggage that doesn’t weigh more than 10 kilograms and isn’t larger than 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm.

Each passenger is allowed to carry on two bags: one carry-on and one small bag.

Assistive devices and outer garments do not count as personal items.

All carry-on luggage must fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you and adhere to the following requirements:

  • Maximum Dimensions of Carry-on: 22 in x 16 in x 8 in/55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm
  • Maximum Weight of Carry-on: 22 lbs (10 kg)
  • Maximum Dimensions of Small Bag: 14 x 8 x 8 in/35 x 20 x 20 cm

REMINDER: Bulkhead seats do not have underseat storage during take-off and landing.

Checked Baggage

Each passenger is permitted to check-in up to 2 bags (each bag is permitted a maximum weight of 44lb/20 kg) subject to the payment of the applicable checked baggage fees.

Checked baggage can be reserved online at the time of booking or via a Ryanair call centre up to 4 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure (subject to call centre opening hours) or up to 40 minutes prior to the scheduled flight departure time at the airport.

All baggage allowance vary be season and by flight.

Low season is typically January 5th-May 31st and October 1st-Dember 20th.

High season is typically June 1st-September 30th and December 21st-January 4th.

No ticket with Ryanair comes with an included luggage allowance.

However, each passenger can buy spots for up to three checked items of baggage that weigh no more than 20 kilograms each.

So what are the Ryanair baggage fees?

The price depends on the route and when you purchase the extra parcel space.

It’s best to handle the reservations online at least one day ahead as you’ll pay less than doing it at the airport.

Be aware that Ryanair closes its baggage drop location 40 minutes before every flight, and they’re not flexible.

If you book extra baggage space online and don’t arrive in time to drop off your bags, you’re out of luck.

Purchased with Ticket Online

  • Low Season: $20-41 (15-30 euros) 1st bag, $55-61 (40-45 euros) 2nd bag
  • High Season: $34-$61 (25-45 euros) 1st bag, $68-81 (50-60 euros) 2nd bag

Purchased via Manage My Bookings

  • Low Season: $27-48 (20-35 euros) 1st bag, $55-61 (40-45 euros) 2nd bag
  • High Season: $41-68 (30-50 euros) 1st bag, $68-81 (50-60 euros) 2nd bag

Purchased at the Airport/Call Centre

  • Low Season: $81-109 (60-80 euros 1st bag), $143-163 (105-120 euros) 2nd bag
  • High Season: $136-191 (100-140 euros) 1st bag, $184-218 (135-160 euros)

Fee for Declaration of Value (at airport/call centre): $68 (50 euros)

You can pool or share your purchased baggage allowance with other passengers included in the same flight reservation when checking-in together.

Online PricePost Booking/Airport
Priority & 2 Cabin Bags€/£6 to €/£20€/£6 to €/£20
Checked Bag€/£25€/£40-€/£50
Excess Baggage Fee (per kg)N/A€11 / £11
Fee for Special Declaration of Valuable BaggageN/A€50 / £50
Infant/child equipment (car, booster, travel cot)€15 / £15€20 / £20
Bike€60 / £60€75 / £75
Large sports item€55 / £55€65 / £65
Sports equipment€35 / £35€40 / £40
Ski equipment€45 / £45€50 / £50
Golf clubs€30 / £30€40 / £40
Musical instrument€50/ £50€65 / £65

Excess/Overweight Baggage

Any passenger exceeding their 44 lb/20 kg personal checked baggage allowance per bag will be charged the prevailing fee on the day of travel.

The excess baggage fee is currently charged at the rate of $27 (20 euros) per kg.

Sports Equipment/Musical Intruments

Passengers may check-in sporting equipment and musical instruments as hold luggage, alongside other checked baggage, as long as it does not exceed 20kg or 30kg for bikes.

The fee for these items ranges from £35-£60 per item, one way, booked online or £40-£75 one way, booked at the airport.

Prices vary depending on the item in question.

  • Prepaid online: $68 (50 euros)
  • Paid via call centre or at airport: $82 (60 euros)

CPAP Devices:

Should you wish to carry an assistive or non-oxygen generating support device such as a respirator, nebulizer, ventilator, CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) or BiPap machine in the cabin of the aircraft you must contact our special assistance line.

What is RyanAir’s baggage policy?

RyanAir’s Standard fares do not include any baggage so these must be purchased.

If you do this at the time of booking then a 20kg checked bag is €25/£25-€35/£35.

If this is done post booking or at the airport then this increases to €40.

A 10kg bag can also be booked from €10-€17.50/£10-£17.50.

All bags must not exceed max linear dimensions of 158cm.

Plus Fare passengers receive 1 20kg bag included and Family Plus bookings, 2 x 20kg bags, plus 1 x 10kg checked bag.

Passengers may check up to 3 bags.

Can you carry a handbag as well as hand luggage on RyanAir?

RyanAir allows all passengers to bring 1 personal item for free into the cabin.

To bring a carry-on as well as the personal item, then you would need to purchase this from €6-€14/£6-£14.

Carry-on baggage is included with Plus, Flexi Plus, and Family Plus fares.

What size handbag can I take on RyanAir?

With RyanAir, your personal item can measure up to 40cm x 20cm x 25cm.

RyanAir does not specify any weight restrictions for this piece but you would need to be able to store this in the overhead compartment unassisted.