Ryanair Baggage Allowance & Excess Luggage Fees

At a glance

Hand baggage: Two bags per person.
Checked bags: Maximum of 20kg.
Excess baggage: From £10 per kg.

Hand Baggage Allowance

Ryanair has generous free hand baggage allowances. See below for more specific details.

Weight restrictions

All passengers travelling with Ryanair are allowed to take two items of hand luggage on-board the aircraft. The maximum weight per bag is 10kg and you must be able to lift the bags into the overhead lockers. Bags over 32kg will not be checked in and must be shipped separately as cargo.

Infants (aged 8 days to 23 months) have no baggage allowance if they are travelling on an adult’s lap. A baby bag weighing up to 5kg may be carried by an adult in addition to his or her own baggage allowance.

Size restrictions

The maximum dimensions of your first cabin bag must be 55 x 40 x 20cm and the second 35 x 20 x 20cm.

Checking in excess hand baggage 

If either bag is over the size or weight limit, or you have more than two bags, it/they will be refused at the boarding gate and must be checked in for a fee of £50/€50.

It’s worth noting that you must be able to fit your bags into the baggage gauge at check in, including handles, pockets and wheels and that all duty free and airport purchases must also fit in the allowed baggage.

Checked Baggage Allowance

Number of bags permitted

Passengers can check-in three bags into the hold. However they must first purchase a checked baggage allowance of either 15kg or 20kg when your flight is booked. These charges vary from £13-24 when purchased online and £32-45 at the airport. These fees can also vary depending on the route. If you desire to add checked bags after making your booking simply log into the Manage Booking site up to 2 hours before your fight departure time.

If you are traveling with another person or within a group all under the same booking passengers are allowed to pool their individual luggage allowance. For example, if two passengers have each paid the charge for a 15kg allowance they can individually carry up to the permitted weight or they can combine the weight and divide that in any combination that they wish i.e. one could take a bag weighing 17kg and the other 13kg. The maximum weight as the result of any combination must not exceed 32kg.

Size restrictions (per bag)

A bag checked into a Ryanair flight must have maximum dimensions of 81 x 119x 119cm. This must include bits that stick out, such as the handle, pockets and wheels.

Excess baggage

Passengers exceeding their baggage allowance will be charged for excess baggage at the rate on the day of travel. This is currently £10/€10 per kilo.

Outsize or unusual baggage

Many sporting and musical equipment can be carried in the hold of the aircraft as long as it doesn’t individually weigh over 20kg. Bicycles have an allowance of 30kg. A charge of £50 per item applies when booked online and this is bumped up to £60 when items are booked in at the airport.

Smaller musical items such as guitars, violins or violas can be placed in a paid-for seat. Passengers do not get a checked or cabin baggage allowance for a seat harbouring an instrument.

Passengers with sporting and musical baggage weighing over 20kg will have to pay a fee at a rate of £10 per kilo.