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2017 Ryanair Baggage Allowance and Baggage Fees

What is Ryanair's baggage allowance? Find out here

what is ryanair's hand luggage Allowance?

Ryanair’s hand luggage allowance is:

  • one larger item of hand luggage, with dimensions no longer than 55 x 40 x 20 cm, and which does not weigh more than 10 kg,
  • plus one smaller item up to 35 x 20 x 20 cm.

If travelling with an infant (23 months and under) seated on your lap, you may also bring into the cabin a baby bag up to 5kg in weight. There is no additional checked baggage allowance for the infant.

It should be noted that Ryanair airplanes can only accommodate 90 cabin bags at one time. When this limit has been reached, further bags will be placed in the hold at no cost The bags of passengers with Priority Boarding will not be place in the hold, unless strictly necessary.

As part of Ryanair’s carry-on luggage allowance you are permitted to carry a small musical instrument, such as a cello, guitar or violin, on board if you purchase an extra seat for the item.

Ryanair hand baggage allowance

is hand luggage free with ryanair?

Yes, hand luggage is free with Ryanair, provided it does not exceed the permitted dimensions and weight.

what is ryanair's hand luggage allowance for toiletries and make uP?

Ryanair allows passengers to pack toiletries and make up into their hand luggage provided all liquids are in containers of no more than 100 ml. In addition, all liquids must be within one transparent, resealable plastic bag with dimensions of no more than 20 cm x 20 cm.

ryanair hand luggage prohibited items

There are a number of items that are prohibited on board Ryanair flights. These include:

  • firearms
  • sharp objects
  • blunt instruments that could cause injury e.g. a baseball bat
  • explosives
  • flammable substances
  • chemical and toxic substances

what if my bag is overweight/ oversized?

If an item of cabin luggage exceeds the dimensions or weight permitted by Ryanair’s baggage allowance, it will be placed in the hold and a charge of £50/€50 (plus VAT) will be levied.

how much does it cost to check a bag on ryanair?

To check a bag on Ryanair it costs from £10 to £40 for 15 kg and between £5 and £10 extra for a 20 kg allowance. The fee varies depending on the route and time of travel. If a baggage allowance is purchased at the airport, the fee increases to £25 - £50 for 15 kg and £10 extra for 20 kg.

Passengers may check up to three bags once they have purchased a baggage allowance of either 15 kg or 20 kg.

Business Plus customers may check a 20 kg bag free of charge.

If a bag exceeds the pre-booked checked baggage allowance, excess baggage fees will be charged at £10/€10 per kilo.

Ryanair hold luggage allowance

ryanair checked baggage size and dimensions

Checked baggage with Ryanair must not exceed 32 kg in weight or dimensions of 81 x 119 x 119 cm.

children's hold luggage allowance

Ryanair’s baggage allowance permits one fully collapsible pushchair per child, plus one of the following items to be carried free of charge: car seat/booster seat /travel cot.

Ryanair sports equipment

Yes, sporting equipment, such as snowboards, skis, golf clubs or bikes, and large musical instruments may be checked into the hold in addition to other checked baggage, as long as each item does not exceed 20 kg (or 30 kg for bikes). Prices vary according to item. The fee for a ‘large sports item’, for example, is £50/€50, one way, or £60/€60 if paid via the telephone or at the airport. Bikes cost £60/€60 online or £70/€70 at the airport/ by telephone.  


More airline baggage allowances:

EasyJet Baggage Allowance

Flybe Baggage Allowance

British Airways Baggage Allowance

Jet2 Baggage Allowance

Disclaimer - Information gathered from these webpages on 04/04/2017:


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