What is the carry-on allowance on Ryanair flights?
Ryanair is known for its strict policy regarding hand baggage:
- All passengers (Non-Priority and Priority) may carry one personal item with maximum dimensions of 40 x 25 x 20 cm free of charge.
- Only Priority passengers (those who have purchased Priority & 2 Cabin Bags as extra or included in the Regular or Flexi Plus fare) may bring a second larger carry-on bag of up to 10 kg and with maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20 cm free of charge.
If Non-Priority passengers want to bring a second larger bag, they have two options:
- Purchase Priority & 2 Cabin Bags for €/£ 6-20.
- Purchase a 10 kg Check-in Bag (must be checked in at the Bag Drop desk) for €/£ 12.99-35.99 online.
For Non-Priority passengers, small bags that don’t fit in the new sizer (at the airport, the small bag sizer is 42 x 20 x 30 cm) will be refused at the boarding gate and placed in the hold of the aircraft for a fee of £/€25.
Mobility equipment is carried free of charge. Smaller musical items, which exceed cabin baggage dimensions such as a cello, guitar, viola or violin, may be carried in the cabin if a seat for it has been reserved and the appropriate fare paid. Remember that there is no checked or cabin baggage allowance associated with the purchase of an extra seat.
What is the checked baggage allowance on Ryanair flights?
Each passenger can check up to three checked bags upon payment of the applicable checked baggage fees.
The following fares include a free baggage allowance:
- Plus – one free piece of checked baggage up to 20 kg.
- Family Plus – two pieces of checked baggage up to 20 kg each per booking, as well as one piece of checked baggage up to 10 kg per passenger on the booking.
Passengers must pay any checked baggage fees, including excess baggage charges, and deposit the checked baggage at a bag drop desk no later than 40 minutes before scheduled departure time.
For health and safety reasons Ryanair does not accept any individual item exceeding 32 kg or with combined dimensions of more than 81 cm (height), 119 cm (width) and 119 cm (depth). This weight limit does not apply to mobility equipment.
Checked Baggage Fees
At the time of the initial booking, passengers can purchase a checked baggage allowance of one, two or three checked bags of up to 20 kg each.
After the booking is made, checked baggage can be added to a reservation, online, up to 2 hours before the scheduled flight departure time. The checked baggage fees are charged individually and per one way flight and are discounted when booked online. Pay attention that higher baggage fees apply when checked bags are purchased via Manage Booking, the airport ticket desk or the airline Call Centre, on selected routes and during peak periods.
|Checked Baggage Fees*|
|Checked Baggage||At the time of booking||After booking (online, Call Center, at the airport)|
|20 kg bag||£/€20.99-39.99||£/€39.99-59.99|
|Excess weight||Not available||£/€11 per kg (only at the airport)|
|*Fees vary depending on the route and travel dates selected (e.g., High Season – extra £/€10).|
Pooling or sharing the baggage allowance with that of others included on the same flight reservation together is permitted when checking in.
Each piece of checked baggage should have a Baggage Identification Tag upon delivery to Ryanair crew. Whenever possible, checked baggage will be carried on the same aircraft as you, unless Ryanair decides for operational reasons, safety or security to carry it on an alternative flight. If the baggage is carried on a next flight, Ryanair will deliver it to the passenger, unless applicable law requires you to be present for customs clearance. Danger objects in checked baggage should be securely wrapped to prevent injury to screeners and handling personnel.
Sporting Equipment & Musical Instruments
Sporting equipment (including but not limited to large fishing rods, bikes with a weight limit of 30 kg, golf clubs, fencing equipment, scooters, javelin, pole vaults, surfboards, snowboards, body boards, and skis) and large musical instruments (including but not limited to harps, double bass and drums) may be carried in the hold of the aircraft, in addition to the checked baggage allowance and up to a limit of 20 kg per item, upon payment of the applicable fee:
|Sporting Equipment & Musical Instruments||At the time of booking||After booking (online, Call Center, at the airport)|
|Golf equipment (max. 20 kg)||£/€30||£/€40|
|Sports equipment (max. 20 kg)||£/€35||£/€40|
|Ski equipment (max. 20 kg)||£/€45||£/€50|
|Musical instruments (max. 20 kg)||£/€50||£/€65|
|Large sports equipment (max. 20 kg)||£/€55||£/€65|
|Bike (max. 30 kg)||£/€60||£/€75|
Sporting equipment and musical instruments weighing over the 20 kg allowance will be charged for the excess at the applicable excess baggage rate of £/€11 per kg.
Guitars, violins, or violas and other smaller musical items, which exceed the cabin baggage dimensions, may be carried in the cabin if a seat has been reserved and the appropriate fare paid.
Delivery of Checked Baggage
Passengers must collect their checked baggage as soon as it is made available at the destination. If they don’t collect it within a reasonable time, Ryanair may charge a storage fee. If checked baggage will not be claimed within three months of the time it is made available, Ryanair may dispose of it without any liability. Only the proprietary of the Baggage Identification Tag is entitled to delivery of the checked baggage.