Ryanair 2021 Baggage 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 Cabin Baggage
As of November 1st, 2018, Ryanair’s baggage policy has changed. Only priority boarding passengers will be permitted to take one small bag (40cm x 20cm x 25cm), plus a larger cabin bag (55 x 40 x 20cm) with a maximum weight allowance of 10kg into the cabin free of charge.
Non-priority customers can only bring one small bag (40cm x 20cm x 25cm), that must fit into the sizer. If non-priority customers want to bring a second bigger bag, they can purchase a lower cost 10kg check-in bag at the time of booking online. It must be checked-in at the airport bag drop desk, prior to reaching airport security.
If you are a non-priority customer and have not already added a 10kg bag to your booking, but would like to, you can purchase one at the airport bag drop desk for an extra fee.
Duty-free bags are permitted in the cabin along with your cabin baggage.
Please note: there is currently conflicting information regarding being able to take Trunki hand luggage on as cabin baggage. It is best to contact Ryanair directly regarding this.
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|Baggage Type||Size Restrictions||Weight Allowance
|Cabin Baggage||40cm x 25cm x 20cm||
|Cabin Baggage (If paid for priority) ||55cm x 40cm x 20cm||10kg
|Checked Baggage||81cm x 119cm x 119cm||10kg or 20kg
|Excess Baggage||81cm x 119cm x 119cm||32kg
Ryanair Checked Baggage
Each passenger can purchase up to 3 checked bags of 20 kilos. These can be purchased either when making the initial booking or can be added to a booking up to 2 hours before the scheduled flight departure time.
Checked bags are charged per person, per one way flight and prices vary depending on the route and travel dates. Higher baggage fees of €40 per person/per one way flight apply when checked bags are purchased after the initial booking. Higher baggage fees also apply when checked bags are purchased via a Ryanair call centre, at airport ticket desks, during peak periods and on selected routes.
Ryanair Baggage Fees
| ||Online Price||Post Booking/Airport
|Priority & 2 Cabin Bags||€/£6 to €/£20||€/£6 to €/£20
|Excess Baggage Fee (per kg)||N/A||€11 / £11
|Fee for Special Declaration of Valuable Baggage||N/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
Ryanair Excess Baggage
If your checked bag weighs more than 10kg or 20kg (depending on which you have booked), you may purchase excess baggage up to a maximum of 32kg and this can only be purchased at the airport ticket desk. Excess baggage will be charged at £11 per kg.
Ryanair Sporting Equipment and Musical Instruments
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.
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Up to date information collected from the following sites on 09/12/2019
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